Carnatic music class in Mountain house, Dublin & Sanramon

Carnatic & Light music classes: I am a professionally trained Carnatic Classical Singer. I train Children in Carnatic music, Light music and bhajans . I actively participated in various cultural programs in Hyderabad and places in and around Andhrapradesh and Tamilnadu.
I have a deep interest in teaching music and educating people about the divine art.You may contact me for getting Vocal lessons for Carnatic music.
Valli M
925 353 6464
email – [email protected]

Work-from-home Coffee group

Tri-Valley area increasingly has a large number of people who got to figure out the ‘commute’ aspect of their lives. Everyone dreads 680 during office commute hours; so some do very early, odd hours, and others choose car pools that help a bit, so does the variable toll lane. Many others have figured a way to only commute a couple or so days a week. Taking BART to the city has its own issues – parking, passes, you go standing unless you rush in at first Dublin/Pleasanton station. And then there are those lucky ones who commute to a job within this area; and best, who have no commute at all, i.e. they work from home.
Many companies are beginning to let their employees to work from home. There are many plus-es to it, and many negatives. That’s another story. One key aspect is the missing social set up: you don’t have people to meet and greet over coffee, lunch, on way to meetings, rest room, parking.
So this is a call to set up a local group to keep the social aspect alive. If you predominantly work from home, and would like to meet other people (in similar situation) over an occasional cup of coffee, or may be even over lunch, please reach out. We could probably meet over a monthly lunch, or take a coffee break someone centrally near Hacienda Crossings at around 3:00 PM (when the east coast starts going dead). The common thread would, obviously, be, that we all work from home! Any other ideas are totally welcome.
Please email me at [email protected] or leave a message below.
Thanks, Rohit

Ayurveda consultation, panchakarma in Pleasanton

Are you looking for alternative medicine solution for your health problem? Try Ayurveda. Dr. Soumya from kashi ayurveda ( has over 9 years of experience as an ayurvedic doctor. She has treated a number of clients in the bay area and given several seminars and lectures in bay area cities including Fremont, Union City, Milpitas, Newark, Los Altos and Hayward. She has learnt and experienced the wonders of this age old science first hand.

We provide diet consultations, body type analysis (prakriti analysis), pulse diagnosis (nadi pariksha), panchakarma therapies, ayurvedic diet, ayurvedic recipes.

We also provide yoga and pranayaam classes.

Located close to Santa Rita exit in Pleasanton. Call 510 565 4998 or email [email protected]

Indian Family Daycare has openings in Dublin

“ShineKids Daycare” Family Daycare on Lee Thompson Street , Dublin has openings for Infant/Toddlers/AfterSchool kids (pickup available for Kolb Elementry School Dublin).

  • Licensed Family Daycare, License#013421818, Provider Anuradha Makkar.
  • Quality Childcare by Experienced Ex-PreSchool Teacher.
  • Master Degree holder, Early Childhood Education Units Holder & Experienced Preschool Teacher Provider.
  • Certified CPR & First Aid , Live Scan Finger Printing cleared Provider.
  • Multiple Languages English, Hindi, Punjabi.
  • Safe, Hygenic Fun filled & Learning Environment, focused on Personality Development & Age appropriate Toys & Programmes for each age group.
  • Convenient access from Freeway 580/680. Close to major roads like Dublin Blvd, Tassajara Rd, Fallen Road.
  • Working Hours Weekdays from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Special Early Morning & Late Evening arrangements on request/availability basis.
  • Hot Lunch & Healthy Snacks Served Daily without any extra charge.
  • Next to Beautiful Pasatempo City Park & walkable distance to Kolb Elementry School.
  • Ample Parking space for easy drop off & pick up.

Send email to [email protected] or call 408-480-3862 for more details.


Pick up Service from Quail Run Elementary needed

We are looking for someone to pickup my daughter from Quail Run Elementary school on a daily basis. We live in Gale Ranch area in San Ramon. It is just half a mile drive from the school to our home. If anyone is interested pls contact us at 925-989-5843 or 921-251-0859 and we are ready to pay for the service. If you are interested to carpool, we can drop your kids in the morning to any school. Thanks in advance!


Carnatic vocal lessons offered in and around Dublin, CA

Vidushi Chandrika Pai is an accomplished Carnatic vocalist, performer and teacher. She has been teaching and performing in the US for the past 11 years. Her repertoire comprises traditional Carnatic gems, timeless Kannada compositions of Purandara Dasa and other composers, evergreen Marathi abhangs, Annamacharya’s keertanas in Telugu, and popular Konkani devotional songs.

Students are provided with both theoretical and practical aspects of the vocal art form, while adhering to a traditional guru-parampara style.

Currently accepting students at beginner through advanced levels in the Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton area.

Contact: [email protected] or 515-708-0046 for details.

TJ landscape scam

Hi, I am a resident of Dublin and wanted to warn people of TJ scam. TJ a.k.a Toutali Asekia or Toutali Esekia scammed me and 3 other people in same street. He has a golden tooth, gives very low estimates on backyard work, very good talker, starts work, does little concrete and disappears with money. He tells lot of lies, that his son has a surgery, is doing some work apon same street and so is cheap etc.

between the four of us in same street, he has scammed at least 20 thousand dollars.

beware of his smooth talk, there is also a complaint against him with dublin city police. He usually comes in a pick up truck which he bought recently and with his brother who has a beard and his brother in law. He has also cheated people in Alaska. he left his old pick up truck which police towed.

A Unique Musical concert – Parama Prema

Nandalala Mission, a 501(c)(3) entity located in the bay area, has a long history of community service throughout the United States. This 100% volunteer run organization focuses on nurturing children’s fullest potential through educational, cultural and service oriented activities

Nandalala Mission is hosting a benefit musical concert on November 23rd in Palo Alto. Sangeetha Vidhushi Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan, Founder of Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir School of Fine Arts, in Sunnyvale, is producing and performing Pro Bono, a unique production called “Parama Prema, A Celebration of Divine Love”, expressing the spirit of selfless service through music.

There will be over one hundred students for the two-hour musical performance. Paired with authentic costumes, beautiful narration and a talented orchestra, the exquisite rendering of pure classical music by vocalists promises to be an exhilarating and uplifting experience.

Attend the concert or sponsor a music lover to attend. Tickets are $100, $30, $20.

When: November 23, 2013

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00PM (seating begins at 3:30)
Where: Spangenberg Auditorium
780 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Contact: (408) 498-1604 or [email protected]

Tickets available on Sulekha

Proceeds of this concert will go towards community outreach programs of Nandalala Mission such as Back to School Drive, Youth Concerts, Matruseva, Project Balakrishna, and Health care initiatives in US & India. Visit for details.

Your decision to attend this event will go a long way in helping the community!

Sloka Class in San Ramon

Hi, I am doing a cultural program for children teaching the values of ancient Indian culture . The curriculum focuses on Slokas, Bhajans, Epic stories, and the significance of Indian festivals with primary emphasis on nourishing the values of our culture. Little kids have short attention spans, and will wander off or start doing their own thing if we lose their attention. So I will break the class up into lots of little sections with slokas, stories and other fun activities. I would like to take the opportunity to impart my knowledge and hence bring in awareness of our Indian culture through fun activities!
For more information, contact me in [email protected]

Diwali 2013 at Supper Club with DJ Nawed

BombayLove Diwali DJ Nawed SupperClub SF Desi Party
BOMBAY LOVE Presents – Diwali, one of the biggest festivals of India. We are excited to celebrate it in a special way with India’s most respected and well known DJ all the way from Mumbai. Catch DJ Nawed spinning live on his Winter 2013 US Tour along with Supperclub’s mesmerizing Dance Visuals and performances by Aerial Artists. Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 at Supper Club, San Francisco.
★ Diwali theme decorated venue
★ Dance Visuals
★ Henna Designs(Limited)
★ Diwali Sweets (sponsored by NewDelhi Restaurant, SF’s Finest Restaurant)
Dress Code: Ethnic wear is encouraged !

Any Indian kids in Lydiksen Elementary?

Hello Parents,
I am new member to this site. My family is planning to move to pleasanton in search of better schools for my 2 kids. A 4 yr old, who will join Kinder garten next year. And a 19 month old. We were looking at a property near stoneridge community, for which elementary would be Lydiksen. And Hart middle school.  I would like to know if there are decent number of indian kids going to that elementary? Also are there any indian day cares where I can send my little one to? Kindly reply and provide your valuable inputs. Since, that would help me decide if my family can move to this area or not.
Thanking a lot,

Carnatic music classes Vocal

Carnatic & Light music classes: I am a professionally trained Carnatic Classical Singer. I train Children in Carnatic music, Light music and bhajans .I actively participated in various cultural programs in Hyderabad and places in and around Andhrapradesh and Tamilnadu.
I have a deep interest in teaching music and educating people about the divine art.You may contact me for getting Vocal lessons for Carnatic music.
Valli M
925 353 6464
email – [email protected]

Moving to San Ramon – Apartment / school suggestions?

Hi there,  we are a desi family moving to Trivalley region  and wanted to know of apartments in/around San Ramon with good desi community. We have 2 kids – age 3 and 5 – and hence want to be sure of (1) excellent elementary school and (2) reasonable play environment/company for kids.   Any suggestions or a short list to consider?   Thanks so much.

Dheem Thara Dance School Pleasanton

Bharathanatyam [Kalakshetra Bani Style] classes, Indian semi classical dance classes (Fusion of Kuchipudi, Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam etc), Bollywood dance choreography, Indian folk dances.
My Gurus: Smt. Shobha Rani Shashidharan,  Padmashri Kshemavathi, Sri. Sunil Nellay [], Smt. Kalakshethra Jyothi

Name: Sangeetha
Phone: 408 480 4856
Adress: 5116 Orsini Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Fresh Diwali Sweets & Snacks

Diwali is around the corner and we are accepting Pre-Orders for Fresh Indian Sweets & Savories. Starting from Wednesday (10/30/2013) you can collect your items.
You can order via Phone, E-Mail and our Web site.

1. Laddu – 1 LBs — $5.99
2. Jhangeri – 1 LBs –$7.99
3. Badusha (Balushai)- 1 LBs –$6.99
4. Borunvita Cake – 1 LBs –$5.99
5. Sweet-Diamond-Cuts – 1 LBs –$5.99

1. Kara Sev – 1 LBs –$5.99
2. Mullu Murrukku (Broken) – 1 LBs –$5.99
3. Spicy-Diamond-Cuts – 1 LBs –$5.99

You can collect either in Pleasanton or San Ramon. We let you know the address when you place order.
Celebrate Diwali with Your Family & Friends along with our Fresh Sweets and Snacks.

Diwali Festival and Fireworks at Alameda Fairgrounds

Come and Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights on Saturday, October 26th at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. Join thousands of people in the only Diwali festival with spectacular fireworks and a laser show. Enjoy cultural programs, Ram-leela, a dazzling parade, animal rides, a petting zoo, delicious food and a live music concert.

  • Date: 10/26/2013 – 10/26/2013
  • Time: 11am – 11pm
  • Presented By: FIA and Fremont Hindu Temple
  • Cost: Adult $5, Children 5 and up $5
  • Parking: $8

Bay Area cities, including Cupertino and Hayward, held Diwali festivities earlier this month, and another celebration is scheduled for Friday in Sunnyvale. Last year, about 10,000 people attended the inaugural festival and a similar-size crowd is expected this time at the fairgrounds. Traditional food and drink will be available, as well as booths offering arts and crafts and animal rides. A parade will begin at 5 p.m. Bollywood pop singer Harjeet Mehndi will perform live in a concert beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will culminate in a fireworks show, starting at 8:30 p.m.
Each year, Diwali is observed sometime between mid-October and mid-November. This year, its main day of observance is Nov. 3.

Need Nanny for Danville area 2 yr and 6 yr old – Great Salary with paid holiday leave

Hello: We are looking for a full time nanny for our 2 year old son and 5 year old daughter. Our daughter is in school from noon to 4. Timings for the job would be 8:00 to 6 on weekdays.

Responsibilities would include:
– Feeding the kids breakfast in the morning and general play/park time for the 2 year old and 5 year old right next to home
– Getting the 5 year old to school at noon after lunch – school is a 5 min walk or 2 min car ride. Have to take the 2 year old along as well.
– Bath and nap for 2 year old in the afternoon between 1 and 3. Time for kids laundry and kids room clean up – pick up toys, fold kids clothes etc
– 5 year old daughter is back home from school at 4, give her a bath and snack and supervise some homework etc.
– Help in preparing dinner for kids before departure
– Prefer car and driving ability with good driving record. If not, then getting to work and back on time needs to be ensured as both parents work and commute to the peninsula – so timing is sensitive.

Our existing nanny is leaving soon as we have recently moved from San Francisco to Danville and the commute from SF to Danville is too much for her. We are looking for someone loving and able to take her place in our family. Very good salaried pay (not hourly) with leave. Please respond to Rima at 713.392.1606 or to the email: [email protected] Looking for someone to start in immediately.

Rima & Ronnie

Pickup Service from Gale Ranch Middle School

We are looking for someone to pickup my son from Gale Ranch Middle school at around 2:45pm on a daily basis. We live in Windermere area in San Ramon close to Hidden Hills Elementary school. It is just 1 mile drive from the school to our home. If anyone is interested pls contact us at 408-386-1753 or 408-550-5653 and we are ready to pay for the service. If you are interested to carpool, we can drop your kids in the morning to any school. We need immediate help starting this week if possible. Pls contact us if you are interested. Thanks in advance!

Diwali Celebrations

Punjabi Cultural Association of theTri-valley proudly presents Diwali celebrations On Saturday, November 16. Please join us at the Pleasanton Senior Center at 5 pm. Come celebrate a pleasant evening with your friends.
Enjoy appetizers, cultural program, followed by dinner, dessert and dancing.
Tickets are $25.
Ticket Information Contact:
Ranjit Budwal- [email protected]
Rajinder Kaur – [email protected] or text 925-270-7651
Preet Kaeley: [email protected] or 510-676-9563

Diwali celebrations, Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton, 5 to 9:30 pm

Week-end Saturday Morning Yoga Classes in Pleasanton

Namaste, I have started Weekend General Yoga Classes for Ladies. I’m a certified Yoga Therapist and have been teaching Yoga for 8 years.
Time : Saturday, 11 – 12:15 noon.
Location : 4880, #C, Civic Square Apartments, Pleasanton, CA

These classes are designed for everybody; they are gentle, focused on breathing and moving all the different muscle groups and induce harmony and relaxation in the body and mind. Do email me for more details and info. You can go through my Yoga Blog for discussion on benefits of practicing Yoga regularly.

Thanks, Asha Venkatarao

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