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Lokvani Talks To Dr. Anita Shankar
Lokvani Talks To Dr. Anita Shankar

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

Dr. Anita Shankar, a Medical Anthropologist by training has been impacting the lives of the underprivileged rural women around the world. She talks about her field and her work.
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In Conversation With Purnima Sahgal

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

Ever since I can remember, I have always been curious about people I saw or encountered on the street and wondered what the narrative of their life was and how they might describe it. I took these photographs, two years ago on a trip starting in Nepal, where Shakyamuni Buddha or Gautama Buddha was born, and then through our travels in the eastern Indian state of Bihar - Purnima Sahgal on her recent photo exhibit.
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In Conversation With Purnima Sahgal
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

Salman Khan seems to have donned the 'benevolent brother' avatar for his sister Arpita's wedding - playing gracious host to Shah Rukh Khan, sending out invites to ex-flame Katrina Kaif and bete noire Priyanka Chopra.
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Bachchan Mania Grips Bostonians !!

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

The event - a tribute to Star of the Millennium – Amitabh Bachchan was well conceived and flawlessly executed, fast paced and capturing different emotions of the movies of the living legend in his career span of four decades.
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Bachchan Mania Grips Bostonians !!
Kartika Month Rudrabhishekam Celebrations At NESSP
Kartika Month Rudrabhishekam Celebrations At NESSP

(This section is sponsored by Kanan Sachdeva)

On November 15th, NESSP performed Mahanyasa purvaka ekadasa Rudrabhishekam. Lord Shiva Abhishekam was performed with Panchamrutas and all the devotees offered the abhishekam, fruits and flowers. Religious rituals were performed by priest while 10 ritviks chanted the rudram.
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WOMEN OF INFLUENCE TOP
B. D. Nayak Architects Shri Dwarkamai PEM
Woman Of Influence - Trupti Patel


Immigration attorney Trupti Patel has helped thousands of immigrants achieve their dream of attaining a new life in the United States. She is the sole proprietor of Trupti N Patel & Associates. Ms. Patel together with her talented, dedicated and passionate staff they represent clients from all over the United States as well throughout the world. She shares insights into her life and work.
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Woman Of Influence -  Trupti Patel
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MIT Chamak Sangita Joshi Shalini
Remembering MS - A Tribute To The Legend
Remembering MS - A Tribute To The Legend


Deepti Navaratna, the founder of the Carnatic Alchemy project organized a program featuring songs made famous by the legend Smt. M.S Subbulakshmi. In addition to Deepti's own fabulous rendition outstanding young singers (some as young as 5) presented several compositions. All proceeds went to benefit Ekal Vidyalaya.
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Nrityotsav - A Festival Of Dance


An idea conceived by Poornima Risbud and Pallavi Nagesha of Rasarang School of Performing Arts, Nrityotsav was further supported by Vanita and Shekhar Shastri of Meru Education Foundation, Neena Gulati of Triveni School of Dance, LearnQuest Academy of Music, and sponsored by eClinical Works and the Anuradha Palakurthi Foundation.
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Nrityotsav - A Festival Of Dance
KHMC Concerts Series - Flourishing Musical Inspirations!
KHMC Concerts Series - Flourishing Musical Inspirations!


The September KHMC concert was held in Shrewsbury MA and was generously hosted by noted musicians Smt. Uma and Shri Sankar at their charming residence, featuring a stellar lineup of Karnatic and Hindustani musicians of New England area.
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Kavi Nrithyam - A Beautiful Garland Of Kavituams


While last year’s production “Sivoham” had continue to linger in my mind, the artistic director Guru Smt. Sujatha Meyyappan came up with another interesting theme called “Kavi Nrithyam: A garland of kavithuvams” for this year.
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Kavi  Nrithyam - A Beautiful Garland Of Kavituams
SEWA International Promotes Volunteering
SEWA International Promotes Volunteering


After its hugely successful laser show on the life of Swami Vivekanand in 2013, the Boston Chapter of Sewa International held ‘Dance For Sewa’ event at the Littleton High School in Littleton, MA on November 15, 2014 for its 2nd Annual Fundraiser.
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LOCAL HAPPENINGS TOP
Ananth Ram Meru Foundation VastreLok
Pratham Boston Chapter Hosts Another Successful Gala


About 200 Pratham supporters gathered the evening of Nov. 9, 2014 to reaffirm their support for Pratham, the largest educational non-profit in India. The annual gala attracted Boston’s crème de la crème from finance, technology, education and health, who all joined hands to pledge for quality education to underprivileged children.
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Pratham Boston Chapter Hosts Another Successful Gala
IANH - Celebrating 25 Years Of Service In The Community
IANH - Celebrating 25 Years Of Service In The Community


Indian Association of New Hampshire (IANH) culminated its twenty fifth year of service in the community with its annual Diwali event. The event was held on November 8th, 2014 at Nashua High School North. A strong member community of over 500 people attended, coming together to celebrate the season.
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UPCOMING EVENTS TOP
Roland Timeless Lens Photography Nila Rakhit
Maadhurya – A Grand Of Evening Of Music And Dance


This meticulously planned cultural extravaganza will be held at the state of the art auditorium at Ashland High School, Ashland MA on December 6, 2014. Major proceeds of the event will benefit Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled and Ekal Vidyalaya.
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Maadhurya – A Grand Of Evening Of Music And Dance
Gul-o-Gulzar ~ A Musical Drama To Celebrate Bollywood Filmmaker Gulzar
Gul-o-Gulzar ~ A Musical Drama To Celebrate Bollywood Filmmaker Gulzar


Gul-o-Gulzar is a lyrical celebration of Bollywood legend Gulzar to be held on December 6, 2014 at 6pm at Diamond Middle School, Lexington, MA.
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Building A Confident Retirement


Presented by Ryan McCabe, Branch Manager, Ameriprise Financial and hosted by Jai M. Dev.
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Building A Confident Retirement
Ekal Invites Entries For Writing And Poetry Contest
Ekal Invites Entries For Writing And Poetry Contest


Ekal (New England chapter) is launching its first writing competition to raise money for the cause. This competition will be fully online. Please send your entries in and win.
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Boston Bhangra Holds 11th Annual Bhangra Competition


Eleven years in the making. This will be the 11th anniversary of the Boston Bhangra Competition. Sold Out for the last 10 years…3,000 person attendance….the best Bhangra teams from North America & Canada…advertising and promotion throughout New England. This is what you will get from the 11th annual Boston Bhangra Competition.
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Boston Bhangra Holds 11th Annual Bhangra Competition
PEOPLE TOP
Printing and Graphic Services Sumathi Narayanan AIF
Das Brings Eastern Hospitality Home With Boston East India Hotels
Das Brings Eastern Hospitality Home With Boston East India Hotels


Boston East India Hotels founder, president and CEO Abhijit Das has made his dream of merging Eastern hospitality with Western process come true with his Troca Hotels brand. now he has brought this home to fulfill another goal of connecting with the Indian American community in the Greater Boston area with the purchase of the iconic Stonehedge Inn & Spa in Tyngsboro, Mass.
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Reflexis Systems Voted Best Technology In HR After Deploying Across McDonalds UK.


McDonald’s Restaurants came out top at the 2014 Personnel Today Awards, named as overall winner for implementing an innovative new HR technology platform. This year, the judges praised the company’s “PeopleStuff” system, which provides a “hire to retire” service to employees. Om Prakash Choudhary, head of EMEA at Reflexis reflects on the award.
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Reflexis Systems Voted Best Technology In HR After Deploying Across McDonalds UK.
CONTRIBUTIONS TOP
Srilatha Kodali Learnquest Bollywood Grill
Three Tips For Applying For College Scholarships
Three Tips For Applying For College Scholarships


College is expensive. It’s a simple fact that every family of high school students must face – and the reality is that college is not getting cheaper anytime soon. Luckily, there are thousands of scholarships available.
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Mediator Offers Divorce Mediation And Conflict Resolution


Why mediation? It costs a fraction of the traditional litigation process, ends quicker and spares the parties a lot of grief. People who come to Dr. Thomson after starting the process with attorneys, state that the biggest difference is their active participation in the process, the feeling that they “know what is going on” and have control of the outcomes.
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Mediator Offers Divorce Mediation And Conflict Resolution
When A Kiss Of Love Could Become A Kiss Of Death
When A Kiss Of Love Could Become A Kiss Of Death


Let us make one thing crystal clear: lip locks should not mean lock-ups. It is beyond ridiculous to have a cane-wielding policeman approach an a couple & administer a few hard thwacks or haul both off to jail under Section 294 for some consensual public display of affection.
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Indo-American Press Club Inaugurated


The Indo-American Press Club (IAPC) was officially inaugurated at the Homewood Suites of Hilton, East Rutherford, New Jersey on November 15th, 2014 with the lighting of the traditional lamp by Suneel Hali, Founder and Publisher of Cinemaya Media, Inc.,
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Indo-American Press Club Inaugurated
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MatScience21 My Tax Linx Hit Wicket
Weekend Entertainment
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Harbhajan Mann, Miss India New England, Ekal Poetry and Writing Competition, Dance and Music - Maadhurya, Gul-O-Gulzar, Boston Sargam and New Years Party.
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For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Abhimanyu Bhargava, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!
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For The Mathematically Inclined
Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!
Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!

(This section is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

Looks like we have a few new hits on the charts! These include songs from Kill Dil, Happy New Year, and Bang Bang! Check it out.
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Laugh A While


A lady was looking for a turkey but couldn’t find one big enough. She asked the stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” The stock boy replied......
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Laugh A While
Catoon: Obama Meets Modi
Catoon: Obama Meets Modi


Fasting ...
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Recipes - Everything Stuffed


Thanksgiving - It is all about the stuffing.
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Recipes - Everything Stuffed
Picture Of The Fortnight
Picture Of The Fortnight


Glimpses of Glory
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Thought For The Day


Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough - Oprah.
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Thought For The Day

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