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Our Voice And Yours!


Would you be better off enrolling at pharmacy school or Harvard University? If you’re looking for a long-term return on investment, a new study suggests that attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences may be a better option.
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Our Voice And Yours!
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Lokvani Rising Stars In Dance And Music
Lokvani Rising Stars In Dance And Music


The Boston area is blessed to have youngsters who work hard for six to eight years to gain proficiency in classical dance and perform an Arangetram. Some have competed at National Competitions. Lokvani is delighted to present the Rising Stars in Dance and Music awards to 23 students at the 3rd Annual Lokvani Community and Youth Night to be held on Dec. 7, 2019 at Ambrosia Banquet Hall in Foxborough, MA.
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Understanding Your Jivaswaram: An Interview With Malathi Iyengar


by Pallavi Nagesha
Malathi Iyengar is a Los Angeles based choreographer, dancer, writer, and visual artist. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Choreography and Performance from University of California, Los Angeles. She talked to Lokvani about artistic journey and philosophy.
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Understanding Your Jivaswaram: An Interview With Malathi Iyengar
“Ekal Vidyalaya” Makes History – Reaches 100,000-School Milestone
“Ekal Vidyalaya” Makes History – Reaches 100,000-School Milestone


by Prakash Waghmare
November 9, 2019 will remain as the historic day in the annals of “Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF)”. On this day, in star-studded, glamour filled “Future of India” Gala in New York City, Ekal reached 100,000 school milestones within minutes of its beginning.
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Ghazal Show Captures Hearts Of Poetry And Music Lovers


by Shuchita Rao
A music program held on November 7, titled “Night Wind” featuring the renditions of popular Urdu Ghazals was received extremely well by a 300 strong audience while raising funds for Snehalaya. The program concept was the brain child of Dr. Meena Sundaram.
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Ghazal Show Captures Hearts Of Poetry And Music Lovers
Taj Express: The Musical
Taj Express: The Musical


After numerous sold-out international tours, Taj Express: The Musical returns to North America and arrives at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. Set to an unforgettable soundtrack featuring the songs of Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, Taj Express answers the age-old question: do you think with your head or with your heart?
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Arangetram: Meera Durvasula


by Mayuri Venkatesh and Utsavi James
Meera Durvasula presented her Bharatha Natyam arangetram on the September 14, 2019 at the Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, MA. Meera is a student of Guru Jeyanthi Ghatraju of the Natyanjali School of dance, Westford, MA.
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Arangetram: Meera Durvasula
Arangetram: Anjali Kannan
Arangetram: Anjali Kannan


by Jayshree Venkatraman
Anjali Kannan performed her Bharatanatyam arangetram, at the Grafton High School in Grafton, MA. As one entered the venue, the elegant and tasteful decorations, all meticulously curated and coordinated just for the occasion – including a stunning display made of peacock feathers surrounding a resplendent Lord Murugan – set the stage for a stellar performance that did not disappoint.
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TriNethra Annual Dance Festival Brings Renowned Dancers


In its 5th year, this annual two evening festival of dance will feature different dance styles from India, be prepared for a sensory feast! Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience vivid dances and dancers from around the North East and a special guest presentation by world renowned Rama Vaidyanathan!
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TriNethra Annual Dance Festival Brings Renowned Dancers
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“Anahata Nada” – A Memorial For The Late Pandit Ramakant Gundecha
“Anahata Nada” – A Memorial For The Late Pandit Ramakant Gundecha


by Shuchita Rao
In celebration of Pandit Ramakant Gundecha’s life, a memorial event, “Anahata Nada”, organized by the students of Pandit Ramakant Gundecha will be held at 125 Prospect Street on Sunday, November 17, 2019 between 11AM and 1PM. This event will be open to the public.
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India Visa, OCI And Passport Camp


Indian Consulate, NY, will hold and Indian Visa Camp on November 16, 2019 at Swami Narayan Temple, Lowell, MA from 11 am to 3 pm.
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India Visa, OCI And Passport Camp
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16th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition
16th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition


The 16th annual Boston Bhangra Competition will take place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at the world renowned John Hancock Hall. Boston Bhangra will host the best bhangra teams from North America who will compete to be crowned the Boston Bhangra Champions! The last 15 years of the show have been very successful with strong support from sponsors and has sold out with an attendance of 3,000 people!
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PRAVĀHA: The Flow Of Tradition


Boston Center for the Arts and Avantica Academy of Odissi Dance will present a performance of Odissi dance by Priya Bangal under the artistic direction of Shipra Avantica Mehrotra. Pravāha: The flow of tradition will be presented at the Plaza Theatre at Boston Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
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PRAVĀHA: The Flow Of Tradition
IDC: Seminar On The British Period
IDC: Seminar On The British Period


The seventh seminar in the series "Let us Explore the Cultural History of India" is scheduled for November 30 at Bemis Hall in Lincoln. It will deal with the British Period in India 1800AD to 1947AD. Besides the six-track presentation on Geography and People, Art and Culture, Language and Literature, Philosophy and Religion, Science and Technology, Economy and Politics, it will feature eye-witness accounts of Quit India movement, the Partition of India and the birth of Pakistan.
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Miss India Pageant Is Announced For 2019-20


Applications are open for 8th annual Miss India pageant in New England area. The pageant will be held at Hilton Boston-Woburn on December 1, 2019. There are three categories of participation. Miss India, Mrs India, Miss IndiaTeen. A separate Classic Mrs/Ms India category is back after 5 years which is dedicated for charity.
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Miss India Pageant Is Announced For 2019-20
IAGB Republic Day Mela
IAGB Republic Day Mela


Following its highly successful Independence Day celebrations at Boston City Hall Plaza, IAGB (India Association of Greater Boston) will organize its annual Republic Day Mela on January 25, 2020 at the Burlington High School, Burlington, MA.
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AIF New England Announces Gala Chairs For Its 14th Annual Gala


The American India Foundation (AIF) New England chapter will host its 14th Annual Gala on March 28th, 2020. This year’s Gala is chaired by two philanthropic couples, Tasneem Chipty & Aleks Franz and Meena & Sundar Subramanyam.
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AIF New England Announces Gala Chairs For Its 14th Annual Gala
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Dr. Rahul Sharma Named 45 Under 45 By The American College Of Emergency Physician
Dr. Rahul Sharma Named 45 Under 45 By The American College Of Emergency Physician


Dr. Rahul Sharma, is one of the recipients of the 45 under 45 award given by the American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP), this year. The ACEP conference was held in Denver, CO, from Oct. 26-30, 2019.
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Miss India Connecticut 2019


“Crowns aren’t made of rhinestones. They are made of discipline, determination, and a hard to find alloy called courage.” These are the qualities that the women of Connecticut displayed on November 2nd in Cromwell, CT at the Miss India Connecticut 2019 Pageant. The winners were Miss Junior Pre-Teen - Jahnvi Modi, Miss Pre-Teen India - Aavni Parekh, Miss Teen India - Archita Mundrathi and Mrs. India - Mamatha Puttaswamy.
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Miss India Connecticut 2019
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5 Gentle Yoga Poses For Relieving Back Pain
5 Gentle Yoga Poses For Relieving Back Pain


by Ritu Kapur
To do these poses, place your yoga mat on a carpeted space or use two mats to give enough padding for your spine. Keep a few thick blankets to help position your neck, head and legs in comfortable place.
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Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts by Tribute to Man Pancham no Melo, Ranga Sambhrama-Kannada Dramas: Harakeya Kuri & Aliya Devaru and Lokvani Community and Youth Celebration.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulation to Ramachandran Balakrishna and Kishore Balsara, who were the winners of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!
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Laugh A While - Jokes


Carpooling? Here is what not to laugh about.....
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Laugh A While - Jokes
Food - Recipes
Food - Recipes


Kerala recipes from Thekkady.
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Picture Of The Fortnight


Alaska Totem poles.
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Picture Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day


The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are - Rumi.
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