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Anandibai Joshi, a graduate of Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, eventually became the first licensed female doctor in India.

Imaginary Republic of Massachusetts would be the fourth-wealthiest nation in the world.
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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Talks To Gauri Adelkar, Director - The Theft
Lokvani Talks To Gauri Adelkar, Director - The Theft

(This section is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)

The Theft, a short film by local filmmaker Gauri Adelkar will debut on April 12th at The Boston International Film Festival. It will be screened at the festival at the AMC Loews at Boston Commons.
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In Conversation With Venkatesh Shukla

(This section is sponsored by Emerson Hospital)

Venkatesh Shukla, President of TiE Silicon Valley, is the founding chair of TIE Angels, the successful angel investing platform of TiE SV. Shukla was also the President of Foundation for Excellence (www.ffe.org) for 18 years. He shared insights on doing a start-up and his charitable interests.
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In Conversation With Venkatesh Shukla
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

It's election time. Celebrities are being used to urge citizens to come out and vote. But Indian cinema's icon Amitabh Bachchan, for whom publicity has been a way of life, says a democratic right like voting doesn't need to be promoted.
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Raaga-Rang Brings Warm April Showers!

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

Raaga-Rang 2014 once again swept in with a torrent of melodies and drenched an overflowing auditorium with unforgettable music! A bewitched evening that reverberated on both sides of the stage. The artists and the audience, in a perfectly symbiotic relationship, carried each other to ecstasy!
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Raaga-Rang Brings Warm April Showers!
Sensational India At The Peabody Essex Museum Comes Alive!
Sensational India At The Peabody Essex Museum Comes Alive!

(This section is sponsored by Kanan Sachdeva)

Highlights of the weekend included fabulous performances from Mesma Belsare and Rama Vaidyanathan, an illuminating lecture on Jamini Roy by Sona Datta and artist workshops.
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WOMEN OF INFLUENCE TOP
Woman Of Influence - Dr. Anbu Kili Chetty


Dr. Anbu Kili Chetty is not only the first woman from her community to become a doctor, but is married to a very successful statistician and is the mother of Dr. Raj Chetty who was awarded the MacArthur Genius award. Dr. Chetty continues to practice medicine and do active research at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chetty shares the secret of her life with Lokvani.
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Woman Of Influence - Dr. Anbu Kili Chetty
PERFORMING ARTS TOP
A Huge Success, A Multimedia Production “Chalte Chalte”
A Huge Success, A Multimedia Production “Chalte Chalte”


"Chalte Chalte" a memorable evening indeed, dedicated to the beautiful Tragedy Queen of Indian Cinema, Meena Kumari. With a supporting cast of nearly 40 volunteers, it was spearheaded by Razia Mashkoor.
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MITHAS Fund Raiser Event - A North Indian Classical Khayal Concert By Pandit Jasraj


Pandit Jasraj will present a North Indian Classical Khayal concert at MIT on April 13th as part of the fundraiser for MITHAS.
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MITHAS Fund Raiser Event - A North Indian Classical Khayal Concert By Pandit Jasraj
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IITSINE Annual Social 2014
IITSINE Annual Social 2014


Dwarika Agarwal, Vinay Aggarwal, Puran Dang, Raj Laad, Ravi Rastogi and Anil Saigal received the PanIIT USA Chapter Leadership Awards from Arjun Sen at the IITSINE Annual Social.
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Miss America Nina Davuluri At Akshaya Patra Fundraiser


Akshaya Patra, USA held its Boston Gala, the 7th Annual Boston Benefit Event on March 29th at Cambridge, Massachusetts. The organization raised nearly $600,000 to support the midday meals programs at government and government-assisted schools.
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Miss America Nina Davuluri At Akshaya Patra Fundraiser
International Sensation Imran Khan Live In Boston
International Sensation Imran Khan Live In Boston


Imran Khan, the hip-hop singing sensation that has several hits including Amplifier, Hey Girl, Bewafa, Pata Chala, Bounce Billo, Gora Gora Rang, Satisfiya, Ni Nachleh and Pata Chalega performed live in Boston at the BU Morse Auditorium.
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2014 NSF Worcester Regional Education Bees


NSF Massachusetts, Worcester chapter recently conducted its regional contests over the April 5-6th weekend with over 400 kids participating. Mahadevan Padmanabhan and Poonam Ahluwalia presided over the awards ceremonies. The winners were...
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2014 NSF Worcester Regional Education Bees
Annual Bhajan Utsav At Shri Dwarkamai Vidhyapeeth
Annual Bhajan Utsav At Shri Dwarkamai Vidhyapeeth


Shri Dwarkamai Vidhyapeeth of North Billerica hosted the Annual Bhajan Utsav in the week of Vasantha Navaratri to welcome the beginning of spring or Hindu new year.
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United India Association’s Holi Festival 'Balam Pichkari'


It might have been 30 degrees on March 16th, but inside the tent of the United India Association’s Holi Festival 'Balam Pichkari' it was hot & happening!!!
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 United India Association’s Holi Festival 'Balam Pichkari'
TeamAIDAsha Marathon Program Enters 12th Year, Calls To’ Run For Change’
TeamAIDAsha Marathon Program Enters 12th Year, Calls To’ Run For Change’


60 alumni runners and running enthusiasts met on April 6th, at MIT to attend the information session of TeamAidAsha running program (TAA). TAA program trains interested individuals to run Half or Full Marathon, who help in raising funds to support development projects.
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Sewa International Holi Celebration - A Colorful Harbinger Of Spring


The cold weather could not deter 200 adults and children of New England area from celebrating Holi (Festival of Colors) in its true spirit, and in the way it is traditionally celebrated. The event was sponsored by State Street Corporation.
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Sewa International Holi Celebration - A Colorful Harbinger Of Spring
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JADOO: Cultural Show 2014
JADOO: Cultural Show 2014


MIT South Asian American Student Club presents Cultural Show 2014: JADOO, featuring performances from Chamak, Mirchi, Bhangra, Ohms, Natya, Boston University's KTK and many others on April 11th!!
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Triveni Presents The Sacred And Sensuous


The Triveni School of Dance has been producing benefit shows for deserving charities for the past 30 years. On April 19-20, the Triveni Ensemble presents The Sacred and the Sensuous, a show that captures the spectrum of love experienced by these women for Lord Krishna, from longing to desire to surrender.
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Triveni Presents The Sacred And Sensuous
South Asian Health & Wellness Expo
South Asian Health & Wellness Expo


Leading Physicians and Integrated Healthcare Providers Join New England’s Second Mega South Asian Health & Wellness Expo. The free Health Expo is aimed at educating the community about common diseases and their prevention, the Health Expo will be held on April 20 at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.
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Super Moms: A Dance Competition For Moms Of All Ages


Super Moms, a dance competition for moms of all ages, organized by GURJAR, will be held on May 4th. It will be divided in two categories: Under 40 and Above 40. Solos and Groups. To spice to it up, there will be a duo category where a mother can dance with her son/daughter.
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Super Moms: A Dance Competition For Moms Of All Ages
Ekal Vidyalaya - ATFS Math Bee Contest
Ekal Vidyalaya - ATFS Math Bee Contest


Ekal Vidyalaya and ATFS are joining hands on May 3rd to create an opportunity for children of grade 2 - 11 to participate in MATH BEE and also help spread the light of education to the under privileged in rural and tribal India.
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PEOPLE TOP
Four Indian Americans Nominated For Immigrant Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards


Pravin Chaturvedi, Vikram Aggarwal, Vikram Aggarwal and Mayur Patel are among the 36 immigrants who founded businesses in Massachusetts that have been nominated for The Immigrant Learning Center’s Third Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards.
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Four Indian Americans Nominated For  Immigrant Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
Kapasis Conduct Health Camp In Foot Hills Of Himalayas
Kapasis Conduct Health Camp In Foot Hills Of Himalayas


Onaly and Chander Kapasi, who are veterans of many health camps, along with Sameer Kapasi and Sajani Shah provided medical service at the Health Camp of the AAPI Charitable Foundation in Dharamshala.
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Mission Twisha Fund Appeal To Save Little Twisha, A Child Born Without Foodpipe


Twisha is suffering from a very rare birth defect called “Long Gap Esophageal Atresia”. This means, she is born with an incomplete Esophagus (a tube/food-pipe that connects the throat with the stomach); hence she is unable to eat by mouth. She is trying to reach out to the Boston Community to see if we could help.
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Mission Twisha Fund Appeal To Save Little Twisha, A Child Born Without Foodpipe
CONTRIBUTIONS TOP
How To Decide Where To Enroll
How To Decide Where To Enroll


College decisions are out. Focus on the positive – those colleges that admitted you and visit them!
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Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Baktha Meera - Harikatha, Avu Taru Kari Nakhu, Din Check, Pandit Jasraj, Sanjay Subramaniam & Yogini Gandhi, Super Moms, Romancing the 70s, Mitte ke Rang, Trichur Brothers and Tha Ka Dhi Mi Tha.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Kishore Balsara 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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Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!

(This section is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

Enjoy the fresh tracks from movies such as Main Tera Hero, Queen, Youngistaan, Kaanchi, 2 States, and Hasee Toh Phasee.
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Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!
Cartoon: Parking
Cartoon: Parking


I always park here...
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Laugh A While


Election special - Aab ki Baar Modi Sarkaar.
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Laugh A While
Recipes - The Quintessential Curry Leaf
Recipes - The Quintessential Curry Leaf


When it comes to the curry leaf, I am totally hopeless. As a South Indian, I cannot imagine a day going by when I cook without looking into my refrigerator for a few leaves. At one point, I even tried freezing them a few years ago but alas they perished making me think of ways to keep myself replenished at all times.
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Picture Of The Fortnight


Peacocks in Mandu!
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Picture Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day


"Begin today with dove like vision remaining focused on the one thing you want to accomplish."
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Obituary: Dr. Nasir A. Khan


Dr. Nasir A. Khan, M.D., past President and trustee of IMANE, who served as Chief Executive Officer of the Bournewood Hospital in Brookline, unexpectedly passed away on April 9, 2014.
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Obituary: Dr. Nasir A. Khan
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