New England Malayalee Association’s blog

October 30, 2008

Halloween Party – Pictorial

Its heartening to see good results when youngsters put a lot of effort and the outcome is wildly successful. Event in question is NEMA’s Halloween party organized by NEMA youth Group. Verdict – success.

It was held last Sunday(26th October) at Polish Community hall in south Grafton. The hall was decorated to have a ‘spooky’ look and the best part was the separate Haunted House section – the attendees lined up multiple times to go through the haunted house.

The constumes ranged from monsters, witches, super heroes, vampires etc. There was even a Sarah Palin in attendance!

Monsters parade, monsters dance, best costume contest were some of the fun events. To sum it up – it was a night in which it was fun to get scared.

October 27, 2008

Movies are back

Movies are best enjoyed in the  big screen in the darkened environs of a movie theater. After a brief interval, the movies are back in Boston area.  On November 1st, the movie which revived actor Jayaram’s career, Veruthe Oru bharya, will be screened Nov 1st 4pm at Studio Cinema Belmont,  376 Trapelo RD,  Belmont, MA 02475 .  This movie became a huge success in Kerala, especially among family audiences. Veruthe Oru bharya is brought to New England region by NEMA and Kerala Association of New England (KANE).  So we can say goodbye to those grainy, downloaded movies seen on computer screens and experience the magic of movie on large screen. Moreover, Nov 1 is Kerala Piravi Day, a good reason for Malayalees to get together and network.

October 8, 2008

Team NEMA 2008-09

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from – T.S.Eliot

Here’s the new NEMA Team:

  • President – Anand Puravangara
  • Vice President – Manish Kurup
  • General Secretary – Jalina Shalabh
  • Treasurer – Anoop Ninan
  • Arts club Secretary – Udayarani Umesan

Anand and his team is confident about continuing the good work that NEMA was doing as the
premier Malayalee organization in the region and they would emphasize on bringing quality programs and encourage talents in the New England Region.

October 5, 2008

Priorities for the Next American President

It’s election time and appropriately Nikita Shalabh has written an essay about most important priorities of the new President.  Nikita is a 5th grade student at Sherwood Middle School, Shrewbury.

The three major issues that the next president should address in the first term of office is Economy, War and Health Insurance.

Starting with economy including high gas rates, high taxes and less jobs we don’t have a stable community. I think the next president should lower taxes and lower gas rates too. Also he should think of more jobs so that we will have a better community through out the whole country. Lots of people don’t have jobs so we should think about them first. How will you help them? By helping them get jobs so they have enough money to eat one days worth of food and pay for gas. So I think the next president should take care of that.

Another major issue is Health Insurance. About 47 million people don’t have Health Insurance.
Even if they have it they aren’t covered fully. Due to these reasons people are reluctant to even go to the hospital when they have major medical problems. Reducing the cost of health insurance is one of the things that the next president should address appropriately.

We also have a war going on. So many soldiers are dying when they could be at home with their family. With all this we barely have enough money to help our economy. This war is so costly, one bomb dropped costs so much money no wonder why our economy is going down. It is important to secure our borders more effectively so that illegal immigrants and terrorists can’t sneak in.

These are some major issues we have in our country. If we take care of these issues we will be able to live life peacefully. After all life is so short. As they say “ Live and let others live.”

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