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Lokvani Talks To Lakshmikant Laikangbam
Lokvani Talks To Lakshmikant Laikangbam

(This section is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)

Lakshmikant Laikangbam is one of the co-founders of KEN, the knowledge exchange network that was created by NRIs from Manipur to improve the lot of the people in Manipur. Lakshmikant talked to Lokvani about the opportunities in Manipur and what KEN is trying to do.
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In Conversation With Dr. Chinmay Pandya

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

Dr. Chinmay Pandya is the grandson of Pandit Sriram Sharma Acharya, the Guru who founded Gayatri Parivar. A medical doctor by training, he gave up his medical profession to follow the spiritual path. He talked to Lokvani about his life and his hope for the future.
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In Conversation With Dr. Chinmay Pandya
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

Young and vivacious Alia Bhatt prefers to consult Karan Johar, the director of her debut film "Student Of The Year", rather than her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, when she needs advice.
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India Day At Hatch Shell - A Great Triumph !

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

It was a moment of pride for the Indian American community in Boston as the community mobilized its resources and connections to enable India Day celebrations to return to the hatch shell. MCAD Commissionar Sunila Thomas was the Chief Guest. New Hampshire Rep. Lata Mangipudi, Boston City Councillor Michelle Wu and others attended the event.
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India Day At Hatch Shell - A Great Triumph !
India Day At Nashua A Huge Success
India Day At Nashua A Huge Success

(This section is sponsored by Kanan Sachdeva)

Over 300 people attended India's Independence day celebrations held for the very first time in Nashua New Hampshire. The Indian flag was hoisted at the event. Fabulous food and cultural events made for a colorful event.
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WOMEN OF INFLUENCE TOP
Attorney Neil K. Sherring C2 Education AID
Woman Of Influence - Dr. Janine Saldanha


Dr. Janine Saldanha is Senior Anesthesiologist at the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary and Mass. General Hospital, Boston. She is very actively involved in community service and received the Governors award in 1995 for her outstanding community service. She shares some insights into her life and work.
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Woman Of Influence - Dr. Janine Saldanha
PERFORMING ARTS TOP
Roland Satya Mitra Alankar
Manch Pravesh: Avani Bhavsar And Nimisha Thakkar
Manch Pravesh: Avani Bhavsar And Nimisha Thakkar


Avani Bhavsar and Nimisha Thakkar, disciples of Jayashree Mohapatra of Noopur Dance Academy, presented their Manch Pravesh at the Lexington Heritage Museum on August 9, 2014. The two-hour program consisted of eight performances, including one solo each. The audience of about 300 people was enthralled on this beautiful Saturday afternoon.
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Arangetram: Sravya Chary


Sravya Chary performed an arangetram at the Performing Arts Center at Littleton High School on August 9, 2014. By going with her older sister, Sowmya, to her dance classes, Sravya became immersed in the art of Bharathanatyam from a very young age. Guru Smt. Jothi Raghavan took on this young dancer and worked meticulously with her to turn her into the amazing dancer she proved to be at her arangetram.
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Arangetram: Sravya Chary
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Ratan Singhvi Raju Matta Soundarya Lahari
A Lovely Afternoon In Nara Park
A Lovely Afternoon In Nara Park


Essence of India held at Nara Park on August 16th featured lovely classical dance and music items and had booths that showcased several organizations. Food from Bollywood Grill was delicious and attendees had a lovely afternoon.
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South Asian Poets Of New England August Event


South Asian Poets came together on a warm summer day to celebrate poetry at Dr. Bijoy Mishra's residence.
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South Asian Poets Of New England August Event
Sewa International 2014 Cricket For A Cause
Sewa International 2014 Cricket For A Cause


Sewa International’s tournament attracted 126 players from 21 teams who played cricket on August9,10th and 16th and raised $5500 to support "Arogya Mitra",a developmental project focusing on healthcare in India.
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Anniversary Event Of Valmiki Reading At Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth


We are fortunate here in the Boston community that Prof. Bijoy Misra, the scientist-scholar from Harvard University has initiated an effort to read, translate and analyze Valmiki’s Ramayana. Under Sri Misraji’s stewardship of group of about 15 people meet regularly on Sunday afternoons twice a month to take a dive into the magical world of Valmiki’s Ramayana.
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Anniversary Event Of Valmiki Reading At Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth
Ekal Makes Big Splash At NYC India Day Parade
Ekal Makes Big Splash At NYC India Day Parade


Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation-USA, for the first time in its history, participated in the New York City India Day Parade with throngs of volunteers from Edison, Wayne, Philadelphia and Connecticut Chapters who wanted to emphasize their support for the ‘cause’ that was dear to their heart.
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UPCOMING EVENTS TOP
PEM Hindu Temple of NH NRIs Helpdesk
Lokvani College Admissions Workshops


In partnership with Lokvani, AcceptU, a local college counseling group comprised of former admissions officers will be offering two free workshops, “Inside the College Admissions Office,” on Sunday, September 21.
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Lokvani College Admissions Workshops
Meghadootam - A Grand Operatic Ballet Comes To Boston
Meghadootam - A Grand Operatic Ballet Comes To Boston


Mark your calendar for the Cloud Messenger delivery on 20th September! A wondrous audio-visual treat awaits lovers of creative dance and music at Regis College Theater in Weston that Saturday at 5:45 PM. MeghaDootam, an Operatic Ballet based on Kalidasa’s great poetic saga of a cloud messenger will be presented by the Boston Chapter of AIM for Seva.
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Registration Open For Chinmaya Mission Newton


Registration for Bal Vihar and Adult Satsangs for Chinmaya Mission Boston Newton Chapter for 2014-15 are now open!
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Registration Open For Chinmaya Mission Newton
AAANE Annual Mushaira
AAANE Annual Mushaira


The Annual Mushaira hosted by the Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association on September 13 at the Chinmaya Maruti Center in Andover, MA.
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PEOPLE TOP
Ijara Loans AkshayaPatra Timeless Lens Photography
Meet The Hindi Manch SaReGaMaPa Semi-Finalists


Semifinalists in various age groups will perform in the afternoon of Finale event on September 13, 2014. The singers who make it to the finals will perform same day in the evening and will be judged by legendary Bollywood and Marathi singer Shri Suresh Wadkar.
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Meet The Hindi Manch SaReGaMaPa Semi-Finalists
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Speedsters Slowed Down And The Eagle Has Landed
Speedsters Slowed Down And The Eagle Has Landed


New England Cricket association has become an exciting club for cricket enthusiasts. Check out the details of a few of the games held under the club's auspices.
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Nila Rakhit Celestial Minds shineinmath
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including 102 Not Out, Kasumbal Dairo, AAANE Mushaira, Vidushi Pantula Rama, MITHAS Fundraiser: Motion in Poetry, Bangla-O-Biswa Durga Puja, Love for Humanity Music Night, Mysore Brothers, Krishna Bhatt, Chora Ganga Kinare Wala and T.M. Krishna.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Kishore Balsara, Lalit Doshi, Saroj Gandhi, Shailesh Goregaokar, Saba Lateef and Riya Misra, who were the winners of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!
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Music Review - Creature

(This section is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

A lovely melodious album... though it is a for a super thriller movie.
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Music Review - Creature
Cartoon: Independence Day
Cartoon: Independence Day


Celebrity or Celebration?
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Laugh A While


Some humor for the long weekend.
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Laugh A While
Recipes - Ganesh Special
Recipes - Ganesh Special


Delicious offerings for Lord Ganesha!
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Photo Of The Fortnight


The islands of Fiji.
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Photo Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day


Quotes from Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar to brighten your day and inspire you.
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