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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Talks To Angha Sirpurkar-Childress
Lokvani Talks To Angha Sirpurkar-Childress

(This section is sponsored by New England Shirdi Sai Temple)

Barakat’s mission of providing education to children, especially girls, and women in South and Central Asia is very close to my heart and am passionate about this mission. Also, an opportunity to be back in South and Central Asia and to empower girls and women through education, while growing the agency is very gratifying - Angha Sirpurkar-Childress, Executive Director, Barakat, Inc.
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In Conversation With Archita Roy

(This section is sponsored by Stephen Campbell, Mortgage Master)

I get my stones and pendants from two major sources: my travels and a set of wholesale dealers in NYC who supports my cause. For both of these, I am always on the look out for high-quality, unique elements with unique stories — I can’t resist a bronze pendant hand-crafted using a 4,000 year-old casting technique - Archita Roy of ADC Jewelery.
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In Conversation With Archita Roy
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

(This section is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)

The alleged couple, Dabangg, Sonakshi Sinha and Ishaqzade, Arjun Kapoor would be seen sharing the screen space in Amit Sharma's 'Tevar', have on and off given indications of being in a committed relation.
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New England Finds The Next Singing Stars On "Hindi Manch Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2014"

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

Thirty semifinalists competed for titles in Hindi Manch Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2014 singing competition. The legendary Suresh Wadkar was the chief judge. Sachit Kurup, Anusha Kulkarni, B.R. Devi, Nalini Krishnan and Akshay Anaoker won the first prize in different categories.
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New England Finds The Next Singing Stars On
TiE Boston Monthly Dinner With Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria
TiE Boston Monthly Dinner With Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria

(This section is sponsored by Kanan Sachdeva)

TiE Monthly Dinners are back! The event returns on October 28th at Burlington Marriott with Harvard Business School’s Dean, Nitin Nohria, delivering a keynote on “Entrepreneurs: Building Businesses, Driving Prosperity.”
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WOMEN OF INFLUENCE TOP
Math Master S4 Inc. Sri Lakshmi Temple
Women Of Influence: Chitra Javdekar


Dr. Chitra Javdekar, is the Dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at MassBay Community College. A Civil Engineer who has worked on unique projects including nondestructive testing and evaluation of facilities that were damaged in 1993 bomb-blasts in Mumbai, India, Dean Javdekar shares insights into her work and life.
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Women Of Influence: Chitra Javdekar
PERFORMING ARTS TOP
Soundarya Lahari Srilatha Kodali Deepti Navaratna
Music Arangetram: Aditya Ravikanth
Music Arangetram: Aditya Ravikanth


Vishranti – a sense of relaxation and repose, is rarely a term that comes to mind when thinking of an ‘arangetram’ or debut performance by a young artist. Yet, that was the overarching feeling I retained at the end of Aditya Ravikanth’s Carnatic vocal recital.
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Rangaprave​sha - Anirudh Nagesha


In the artistically vibrant Indian community of greater Boston, male Bharatanatyam dancers are a rarity. After a busy summer of Bharatanatyam Arangetrams by teenage girls, it was very refreshing to watch a teenage boy perform his Bharatanatyam Rangaprevesha.
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 Rangaprave​sha - Anirudh Nagesha
Music Arangetram - Pratik Bharadwaj
Music Arangetram - Pratik Bharadwaj


The audience on 30th August for the vocal concert of twelve year old Pratik Bharadwaj “gazed and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.”
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A Musical Evening With Violin Maestro Vittal Ramamurthy


Mark your calendars! On Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3:00 PM, the most sought after accompanist today, violinist Vidwan Vittal Ramamurthy will perform at the Nashua High School North Performing Arts Auditorium.
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 A Musical Evening With Violin Maestro Vittal Ramamurthy
LOCAL HAPPENINGS TOP
Rangoli BrahmaKumaris Shalini
IIT Bombay Hosts Entrepreneurship Conclave
IIT Bombay Hosts Entrepreneurship Conclave


JIt Saxena, Salil Donde Zenobia Moochhala and others discussed a range of topics such as, how to do smart venture fundraising, what is the role of mentors and advisors, how to find the right co-founders, and how smart outsourcing could benefit startups.
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Let’s Talk: Saheli Confronts Domestic Violence And Mental Health Stigma


Break the silence. This theme reverberated countless times throughout the “Emotional Well-Being and Positive Mental Health Awareness Symposium” on September 14, 2014, a first symposium for Saheli, a South Asian nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence and promoting positive wellbeing in the South Asian community.
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Let’s Talk: Saheli Confronts Domestic Violence And Mental Health Stigma
Bangla-O-Biswa Celebrates Durga Puja
Bangla-O-Biswa Celebrates Durga Puja


Bangla-O-Biswa, a premier non-profit cultural organization serving the Bangali diaspora in the Greater Boston area, celebrated the biggest Bengali festival “Durga Puja” with grandeur, joy, style and class from October 3-5 at the Littleton High School.
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Over 80 People Walk With Saheli To Prevent Violence Against Women


Every year Saheli organizes a Walk to raise awareness about violence against women. Held in Burlington, MA the Walk is supported by the Burlington Police Department. On September 27th about 80 women, men, children, elders, and even 2 dogs, attended the Saheli Walk.
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 Over 80 People Walk With Saheli To Prevent Violence Against Women
Kalakruti - Art From Artists Of Indian Origin
Kalakruti - Art From Artists Of Indian Origin


Featuring exotic art from the Southeast Asian Subcontinent - "Kalakruti" – which means “a creation of art, is a small group of artists of Indian origin who work in a variety of mediums and styles ranging from two-dimensional with watercolor, oil, enamel, acrylic, fabric, and glass surfaces and in 3D with ceramic, clay, resin and brass.
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NESSP Celebrates 9 Days Of Navratri


During Navratri days, NESSP performed various Poojas including Devi Khadgamala Pooja, Samuhika Lalitha Sahasranama Deepa Pooja, where devotees attended in large numbers and received Durga Devi blessings. On Garbha Night large number of devotees participated and celebrated in front of the Devi Maa.
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NESSP Celebrates 9 Days Of Navratri
OMANE Celebrates Anniversary Of Its Founder Major General Claude Martin
OMANE Celebrates Anniversary Of Its Founder Major General Claude Martin


The Old Martinians Association of New England (OMANE) celebrated the 214th death anniversary of its Founder, Major General Claude Martin, a Frenchman born in Lyon, France, by hosting a dinner meeting on September 21, 2014 at Masala Art in Needham, MA.
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Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar


The New England Cricket Association (NECA) just finished off their ‘hard Tennis ball’ cricket season. A total of 18 teams contested for the final spot. Similarly, ‘hard ball’ Massachusetts State Cricket League (MSCL) was not too far behind closing on their season finale.
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Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speaks To Record-Breaking Crowd At Madison Square Garden
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speaks To Record-Breaking Crowd At  Madison Square Garden


In one of the largest gatherings ever for a speech by a foreign head of state, India’s new Prime Minister addressed Indian-American relations and contributions of Indian-Americans to both countries.
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UPCOMING EVENTS TOP
PEM NRIs Helpdesk Celestial Minds
Ability - Not Disability


“ The mission of Samrthanam which is to empower physically or mentally challenged touched me deeply and hence I decided to support this organization, says Subu Kota, Chairman of The Boston Group, who now serves as the President of the US arm of this organization. AID Boston is presenting a dance presentation by the team on Oct. 18th.
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Ability - Not Disability
NESSP Bhandara Team And The Parivaar
NESSP Bhandara Team And The Parivaar


Whenever I buy something new, get a good news in the mail, or start working on a new objective, it has long since been a habit to first place the work at Baba’s feet before getting started. Sometimes it has been asked, why temple, why not a Pooja at home?
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Rangoli Grill Celebrates First Anniversary


On October 17th, come and join the First Anniversary Celebration of Rangoli Grill - Hosted by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce.
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Rangoli Grill Celebrates First Anniversary
IITSINE 2014 Diwali Party
IITSINE 2014 Diwali Party


Come join in the fun as IIT SINE hosts its Diwali party.
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PEOPLE TOP
Pratham Ijara Loans Ratan Singhvi
Shrunotra San, High School Junior Raises Money For LAMP Children


Being a high school junior, at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough, I have come to appreciate the effort that my parents take to send me to school, the work that my teachers do to help me learn, and my good fortune to be able to attend such a well-known school. Please join me in supporting ‘AIF Light a LAMP Campaign’ which runs from October 15th to December 3rd, by creating your own page at My.AIF.org/LightaLamp.
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Shrunotra San, High School Junior Raises Money For LAMP Children
Sonia Sujanani Selected As White House Young Ambassador
Sonia Sujanani Selected As White House Young Ambassador


Sonia Sujanani was recently selected as one of thirty nationwide White House Young Ambassadors for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. Sonia graduated from Northeastern, summa cum laude, in 2011 with a B.S. in Economics.
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Dover Rug & Home Announced As FBA Awards Finalist


Dover Rug & Home is proud to announce that they have been named a Family Business Association (FBA) Awards finalist in the category of Fourth Generation Businesses.
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Dover Rug & Home Announced As FBA Awards Finalist
United India Association Elects Neela Gandhi Its New President
United India Association Elects Neela Gandhi Its New President


United India Association of New England, which was founded in 1984 to preserve, promote and nurture the values of Indian heritage by planning, developing and executing community events, has elected Dr. Neela Gandhi as its new president and a new executive committee, whose two-year term starts on January 1.
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CONTRIBUTIONS TOP
B. D. Nayak Architects Raj Jewelers Anju Pathak
Cashing Out Without Selling Out
The Human Dimensions Of Exiting A Business


Of all the things an entrepreneur thinks about, exiting the business isn’t usually top of the list. Yet without a formal succession or transition plan, a closely held business risks not only its longevity, but also its bottom line.
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Cashing Out Without Selling Out <br>The Human Dimensions Of Exiting A Business
How To Demonstrate Interest In A College
  How To Demonstrate Interest In A College


As college admissions becomes more and more competitive, it is important to understand how to show your enthusiasm and interest in a particular school. Creatively and effectively demonstrating your interest can set you apart from other applicants.
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Hindus Welcome Goddess Saraswati Statue Near White House Erected By Indonesia


A statue of Hindu goddess Saraswati, about a mile away from White House in Washington DC (USA), was unveiled by Indonesian President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on September 25th.
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Hindus Welcome Goddess Saraswati Statue Near White House Erected By Indonesia
Sewa Day 2014: International Day Of Volunteering Celebrated Across USA
Sewa Day 2014: International Day Of Volunteering Celebrated Across USA


Sewa International USA celebrated “Sewa Day 2014” at over 20 locations in the USA involving volunteers in the Indian, Indian-American, Hindu and other communities.
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LIFESTYLE TOP
TiE Boston Shaadi Bazaar AcceptU
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Love for Humanity Music Night, Mysore Brothers, Garba Nite with DJYogz, Srikanto Acharya, Tejendra Majumdar, IITSINE Diwali Party, Sri Vittal Ramamurthy Musical COncert, Kali Puja and Diwali Dhamaka, Mahabharata, Krishna Bhatt, Chora Ganga Kinare Wala, T.M. Krishna and Gul-O-Gulzar.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Nidhi Bhargava, Shailesh Goregaokar and Saba Lateef, who were the winners of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!
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Movie Review: Khoobsurat And Mary Kom

(This section is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

Based on the 1980 hit, “Khubsoorat” starring Rekha and Rakesh Roshan – this remake produced by Disney and Anil Kapoor Film Co. is a romcom starring the charming Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Anil Kapoor, while it is Priyanka Chopra’s best work in Mary Kom.
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Movie Review: Khoobsurat And Mary Kom
Laugh A While - This Sailor's Life!
Laugh A While - This Sailor's Life!


How much does it cost for a pirate to pierce his ears?...
A Buccaneer!!
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Cartoon: Ravan On Phone


It is a ten-headed problem.
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Cartoon: Ravan On Phone
Recipes For Diwali
Recipes For Diwali


It is all about almonds or Badam!
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Picture Of The Fortnight


Paigah Tombs or Maqhbara Shums Ul Umra, are the tombs belonging to the nobility of the Paigah or the Shums ul Umrahi family. They are located in Hyderabad, India, at Pisal banda suburb.
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Picture Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day


Having traveled, having conceived, having hoped, having enlarged my love, having widened my sympathies, having come into contact with different races, different communities, different religions, different civilizations, friends, my vision is clear. I have no prejudice of race, creed, caste, or colour.... Until you students have acquired and mastered the spirit of brotherhood, do not believe it possible that you will ever cease to be sectarian... if I may use such word.... you will ever be national.
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