Alameda County Fairgrounds hosts Diwali Celebration Sat, Oct 27

Diwali Celebration – Federation of Indian Associations and Fremont Hindu Temple are organizing a grand celebration that promises fun for the entire family with cultural program, kids corner, entertainment, parade booths, real animals, gourmet food and fireworks.

Saturday, October 27
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
(510) 659-0655

Need Day Care in Pleasanton

Looking for a day care for 2nd grader Mohr student preferably in Pleasanton. Please email:

[email protected]


Windemere Friends – Dandiya for Education 2012

After last TWO years of overwhelming support and success, once again “Windemere Friends”, a neighborhood group of Indo American families is organizing “Dandiya for Education 2012″. 100% of it’s proceeds are donated to SRVUSD schools. (2011 Event – Last Year’s donations to schools: $8,800)
***As of Sept 30, this event is already SOLD OUT!***
When: Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 – 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Dougherty Valley High School Gymnasium (New Venue)
10550, Albion Road, San Ramon, CA

So get your Indian outfits ready for the fun filled evening with family, friends and neighbors! Come and relish a variety of Indian- food served by a popular Indian restaurant. And the bay-area’s best LIVE Dandiya-music to go with it !!

Please click on the following link to buy the tickets for this event and for sponsorship opportunities to help out your community and schools….. did we mention marketing exposure to a 1000+ crowd?

Dandia or Raas / Garba, is a traditional dance popular in Western India. This celebration occurs during the fallfestival of Navratri (Nav-raa-tree). Dandiya is a dance with short sticks and an ever-changing partner, that promotes great calorie burn! Many folks have tried Dandiya and really enjoyed it. We will have a special training session from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM for all our newcomers.

-Windemere Friends

Dandiya in Pleasanton 2012

Much like previous years, this year again you can do your share of Dandiya in Pleasanton on Saturday, OCT 20 2012, starting at 7:00PM.

Location – Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Admission is $15.00. Free for kids under 5, and a separate area for kids. Free parking.

For tickets, – this event usually sells out; so it serves better to buy in advance.

Wanna be Indian extras for a bollywood/tollywood film shoot – livermore?

Hi friends, on Oct 5,6,7 (fri/sat/sun) , we are looking for Indian “extras” in our bollywood/tollywood movie for a puja scene shoot in a livermore picturesque house.

If you are interested to come on any one or all days with (without) your families, email to [email protected] for more details. .

Food and film credit will be provided. No pay. Any age more than 10 yrs old will work. It will be a fun event.

Mantra Sadhana Seminar – Learn Ancient Sanskrit Mantras!

Art of Living presents Mantra Sadhan, a simple and easy way to learn Vedic chants and mantras/ What is a mantra? Mantra is That which helps the mind to transcend, that which saves you from repetitiveness is a mantra. A repetitive thought is a worry. Mantras help to free you from worries. Mantras are universal and can be chanted by anyone.

The seminar, conducted in Dublin, CA, teaches the correct intonation and meaning of popular ancient Sanskrit Mantras. Knowing the meaning of the mantra invokes peace, love, and leads to a meditative state. Chanting mantras creates subtle vibrations that affect the consciousness in a positive way. This workshop is open to anyone above 16 yrs of age. This will be taught by Prof V. Sastry who is a is a priest at Halifax
HinduTemple in Canada.

Special Event Information
Course Link:
Date & Timings: Wednesday Oct 10th to Sunday Oct 14th (No class on Oct 12th)
Weekday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Weekends: 10 a.m.-4.30 p.m.
Location: Art of Living Tri-Valley Center, 6690 Amador Plaza Road Suite 215 Dublin, CA 94568

Contact/RSVP Details: Vaishali Patel
Ph: (510) – 967-2380
email: [email protected]

Baby massage and adult body massage

I am looking for person who can come to my home at Dublin for post delivery massage and massage and bath for the new baby from Oct 1st week. If you are interested pl. contact at 626-298-6923

Pick up and Drop off needed

Looking for a Pick up and drop off services for my daughter she is in Kindergarten- Country Club school in San Ramon near Alcosta.


Drop off 8:15 AM and Pick up 11:40 AM

If anyone interested ( require a clean drivers License and responsible) please email me ASAP [email protected]

Jazz and Violin – Global Conversation in Pleasanton

Violinist Kala Ramnath, along with the Bay area Saxophonist George Brooks, are performing under their band Global Conversation -some raga influenced jazz and some jazz inflected raga! The show is presented by Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust at Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton, 925-339-8090 on Sunday, Sep 30 2012 7:00PM Tickets are $25, $35, $50.

Kala Ramnath belongs to a violin dynasty from India- Mewati gharana – a unique musical lineage of seven generations which straddles both the classical systems of the subcontinent. Her violin playing is characterized by an immaculate bowing and fingering technique, command over laya, richness and clarity in sur. She has revolutionized the technique of playing the violin by taking this instrument so close to vocal music that today her violin is called The Singing Violin. Kala also has been involved in the background score of the Hollywood film Blood Diamond working with composers like James Newton Howard and George Acogny.
Currently she has a series of concerts ongoing with North-South duet compositions with Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi.

George Brooks is a prolific and diverse saxophonist and composer, acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music. He is the founder of several important Indian fusion groups including Summit with Fareed Haque, Kai Eckhardt, Zakir Hussain and Steve Smith, Bombay Jazz with Larry Coryell and Ronu Majumdar and the Kirwani Quartet with Dutch harpist Gwyneth Wentink and Indian flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia. Brooks has taught on the faculties of Mills College in Oakland, The Jazz School in Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. He lives in northern California.

Geetanjali Online Music School for Indian Music

We provide one-on-one online lessons for all types of Indian music – Carnatic (vocal, Veena, violin , Flute), Hindustani vocal, Devotional/Bhajans, Bollywood music for students anywhere in the world. Students of all ages and levels are accepted. Free trial for those seriously interested.

Check out :

[email protected]


Young Rembrandts Afterschool Enrichment Drawing Classes

Registration for the next session of Young Rembrandts Afterschool Drawing Classes are starting at many schools campuses throughout the East Bay….Check to see if we are in your school at

Young Rembrandts is based on an acclaimed, step-by-step drawing method that works hand-in-hand with our original, innovative art curriculum developed by a team of educators and artists. Our tiered lesson plans and multisensory approach to learning meet every child at their unique ability level.

Our curriculum is designed so a child can be enrolled from pre-school to sixth grade and never repeat a lesson. This allows our students to continually build skills and develop their personal style and creativity.


Crochet Items in San Ramon

Hi all, I am doing handmade crochet items – that is  hairband, headband, clips, pouch, coasters, wallet and cross bag.
If any one is interested in buying a crochet item please email me at [email protected] You can customize the color to your need.

Visit to see the crochet collection


Ganesh Chaturthi for Kids in Pleasanton

Have you made clay Ganeshas in your childhood and want your children as well to have the same divine experience?

The Balagokulam chapter of Pleasanton is organising a Ganesh Chaturthi activity for the kids. Kids will be making clay Ganeshas and take them home to perform Puja.

The event details are below:

Venue: Creekside Park,  5665 W Las Positas Blvd, Pleasanton
Date:  September 16th (Sunday)
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Please note that the parents need to be present to assist the kids in making the Ganesha murthis.  All materials needed for the activity will be provided by us. This FREE event is an activity of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh to educate kids about their roots.

You can also view the flier for the event here:

Fall Bollywood Dance Classes

Now that kids are back to school and days become regular, are you planning for some kids activities? How about some fun and learning with Bollywood Dance?

Friends, after successfully running summer dance camp, now I am going to start Bollywood Dance Classes again for all active kids with age 5-8 years (in Dublin).

This Dance program will help them improve their motor skill with some cool dance moves. It is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get social with their age group beyond class room and learn synchronization and coordination as a team. On top of that they will be more disciplined by listening and following dance directions.

Classes will start from September 28th to December 16th 2012 (10 Weeks) – Friday/Sunday and timings are:
• Friday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Bhangra
• Sunday 10:00 AM-11:00 AM – Bollywood Dance
• Sunday 11:30 AM -12:30 PM – Hip-Hop with Bollywood Style

Each above class will run for 10 weeks for a nominal $120 only.
Hurry up and sign up soon; kids will sure have FUN and love these dance classes.
Just confirm on this post, and don’t forget to send it across to your other friends.
You can always reach me @408-625-7237 or [email protected] to get more information.

See you all soon…

Affordable Indian wear now in East Dublin

If you are looking for cool Kurtis and stylish salwar kameez at affordable rates, you need not travel to Fremont or South Bay for it.

Rangbandhejdublin presents kurtis statring from USD 10. We also keep chudidar leggings for 10 USD, wrap around ethnic skirts for USD 12, Men Kurtas.

We buy kurtis from Jaipur, Mumbai and Indore. If you are interested in ordering dandiya dress …….Hurry up………

Kids dandiya dress available if you order before Sep 15, 2012.

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Math Teachers Needed Local to San Ramon – Dublin – Pleasanton – Danville

Must Love working with Kids, Flexible Hours, Training Provided for Free.

Please send contact Details to:

[email protected]

All applicants send in a phone number and Resume to the above mail.  All visa status applications will be considered. Prior teaching experience helps but not needed. Educational Background should be Science, Commerce or Engineering or Math based.

Soundaralahari classes

I am starting Soundaralahari classes from September in Pleasanton. Please contact Premalatha at 925 426 0107.

  • The Soundarya Lahari meaning “Waves Of Beauty” is a famous literary work in Sanskrit.
  • SoundaryaLahari is a series of 100 slokas composed by Adi Sankaracharya.

Ushanjali School of Dance – Bharatanatyam Dance Classes


Classes reopen on Sept 4th after the summer break.

New student Registration is now open. Call 510-565-6202 for more information and to schedule a trial class.

Training is offered in Bharatanatyam Dance following the traditional format.Other forms of dances – folk, semi classical and indian contemporary will also be taught to registered students.

Considering opening a branch in Pleasanton. Call to enquire.


Naina Shastri,

Artistic Director of Ushanjali School

Upcoming Art of Living Course Aug 23rd – Aug 26th 2012

Course Benefits
Breathing techniques to eliminate stress & tension
Skills for improving relationships at home and at work
Tools to handle your mind & negative emotions

Learn Sudarshana Kriya
An Immensely powerful technique that incorporates specific natural rhythms of breath to release stress and purify the entire system by releasing toxins at the deepest cellular level

Course Details & Contacts
August 23rd – Aug 26th
Weekdays 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Weekends 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Art Of Living – Tri Valley Center
6690 Amador Plaza Road, Suit 215
Dublin, CA – 94568

Sunil : Ph (510) 593-5858 email:[email protected]

Ram : Ph (408) 569-6077 email: [email protected]


To register for Art of Living Course please click flyer or visit:


Licensed Day Care in San Ramon – closer to Montevideo elementary school and freeways 680


I am operating a licensed day care in San Ramon.

* Full Day / Half- Day Program
* After School Care
* Assist with School Home-work and other academic work
* Very close to Montevideo elementary School, San Ramon
* Closer to freeways 680
* Can pick up children from Windemere / Gale – Ranch schools.
* Very reasonable pricing
* Hindi – classes twice a week
* Limited seats available

Rama Devi
[email protected]

925 217 1295


Life for Indians in Tri-Valley