August 2001

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Mata Ammachi connects people to the divine

By S. Nathan

Mr. Lalit Mansingh India's New Ambassador to USA



August 1 - 3  7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

August 2 - 4  6:00 a.m. - 7: 00 a.m.

Meditation and Bhagavad Geeta Lectures (in English)
by Swami Purushottamananda

Chinmaya Mission Ann Arbor
4760 Packard Road, Ann Arbor between Carpenter and Golfside)
Info: or contact 734-434-1838


August 4


at Hindu Temple in Canton, MI

and Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, B.A.P.S. Detroit

Info: Mukesh Patel at 734-354-8085

August 4  3 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

August 5  3 p.m.
A four-act dance drama entitled Shiksha: Teachings of the Buddha
Nadanta, Inc.

Meadow Brook Theater on the Oakland University Campus  
Info: 313- 565-4301 or  1-877-NADANTA / 248-661-3580


August 4  10 a.m.

A challenging charity tournament

Southfield Civic Center Sports Arena
26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48037 (BETWEEN 696 AND 10 MILE)
Info: samir:  313-598-5396
Damodar: 313-359-0811


August 5  7 p.m.
Dream Girls in Atlanta
Mahima, Raveena Tandon, Namrata, and Lisa Ray, along with top singers, dancers and musicians from Bollywood

Clayton County Performing Arts Center Atlanta GA


August 5 - 14  

by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Finnish Cultural Center 35200 West 8 Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI


August 8  6:30 p.m.

An international evening of discussion and dining

Featuring: Barry Jacobs, Assistant Director of the AJC's Asia and Pacific Rim Institute. He is the former Foreign Service diplomat who served in Indian and Israel.

The American Jewish Committee and The Council of the Organizations of Asian Indians in Michigan
Udipi Restaurant 29210 Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills, MI
Info: AJC office 248-646-7686
or The council of Organizations of Asian Indians in Michigan 734-722-1894

August 12  12 noon
Picnic in the Park with Great activities and programs are being planned that includes:
Suda Suda Dosa - On Site.
Live Orchestra - your favorite songs and music.
Games - for people of all ages.
Painting Competition - On the spot.
And many more surprises...

Tamil Sangam Michigan
Independence Oaks, Clarkston, MI



August 18  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Woodward dream cruise 16 miles

participating and hosting communities are Berkley, Birmingham, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, and Royal Oak


August 19

Indian Independence Day Celebration 
Hindu Temple in Canton, MI                    
Info: Mina Jaura at 734-394-1596


August 19  6:30 p.m.

A Jazz Fusion Concert
Starring Grammy Winners
 -Master Tabla Player Sandip Burman
 -Harmonica Wizard Howard Levy

 -Saxophone Maestro David Pietr

 -Violinist Jerry Goodman - Mahavishnu Orchestra Fame

 -Drummer Steve Smith from Journey
 -Bass Phenom Victor Bailey
by M & R Ventures
MSU Management Education Center Auditorium
811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy MI 48098
(Just East of Crooks Road)
Tickets at: or 866-468-3401

August 22

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations and Pooja


August 24

An Evening of Musical Extravaganza Charity Event
Millennium Center, Southfield, MI


August 31 - September 3

A 2 1/2 Days 'Vivekananda Family Camp'

An educational and cultural camp including all the activities you are used from other camps like boating in lake, canoeing, recreation, campfire etc.

Organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad Michigan
Info: MS Powerpoint presentation and a flyer at:

Lalit Sethi 248-641-8132 or

Sanjay Mehta 248-740-0683 or

July 6-8

Tamil Nadu Foundation Convention

Millennium Theater 15600 J.L. Hudson Dr, Southfield, MI 48057

Tamil Nadu Foundation Inc. USA in concert with the Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America

COME Celebrate with Tamils from all over USA and abroad.

The convention will feature

Eminent speakers from Tamil Nadu

Light Music Concert    Light Music Concert

Kavi Arangam   Patty Mantram  Telent Show

Info: Srini 248-656-5840  

Selvam 248-740-7094    Subramanian 248-737-5708


July 6  7-30 p.m.

Balle Balle 2001 

Edsel Ford High School Auditorium, 20601 Rotunda Dr. Dearborn, MI 48124

Jazzy Bains - Live in Concert 

Jazzy Bains, Sarabjit Cheema, Satwinder Bitti And Aao Nachiye Fame Sangeet Group With Dancers

Info: Gurinder Video  Garden City  Tel: 734.522.7733