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Lokvani wishes all its readers a Very Happy Independence Day!

DHS ruling puts the health and wellbeing of our communities in jeopardy. Many immigrants who are legally in the United States may fear accessing medical care, such as MassHealth, and other basic supports that they need and are eligible for under federal law.
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Our Voice And Yours!
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North South Foundation’s 30th Anniversary And The National Finals Held At MIT A Huge Success!!
North South Foundation’s 30th Anniversary And The National Finals Held At MIT A Huge Success!!


North South Foundation(NorthSouth) celebrated its 30th Anniversary and the 2019 National Finals at MIT during August 9-11th with about 4500 contestants and their families attending the event.
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Shraddhanjali To Sushma Swaraj And Gratitude To Narendra Modi


Hundreds of members from various organizations assembled at Amrit Sabha, Northborough, MA on Aug. 8, 2019 evening to pay Shraddhanjali to Smt. Sushma Swaraj Ji and to recognize and express their gratitude to Shri. Narendra Modi Ji and his team for historic achievement of one Nation, One Flag, One Constitution.
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Shraddhanjali To Sushma Swaraj And Gratitude To Narendra Modi
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

Actress Shraddha Kapoor has been busy juggling between the sets of three films - Saaho, Chhichhore and Street Dancer 3D, this year.
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Lokvani 2019 Community And Youth Celebration


Lokvani invites nominations for Unsung Heroes - volunteers who work hard to make things happen without seeking recognition, Children who have accomplished something special this year, and Inspire Awards for people who have been leading lights in the community. The awards will be presented at the 3rd Annual Lokvani Community And Youth Celebration on December 7, 2019.
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Lokvani 2019 Community And Youth Celebration
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Malavikagnimitram: A Famous Musical Dance Drama Written By The Renowned Poet Kalidas
Malavikagnimitram: A Famous Musical Dance Drama Written By The Renowned Poet Kalidas


Being held at Chinmaya Mission Boston auditorium located at 1 Union St. Andover, MA, and organized by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA), there is a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the most famous plays, Malavikagnimitram, written by none other than the classical Sanskrit poet and dramatist Mahakavi Kalidas,
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Arangetram: Sruthi Ramesh


'Dancing is an art, The floor is my canvas,
I am the brush, And whatever comes out is from the heart!!!'

These words truly echo the sentiments of the debutante dancer Sruthi Ramesh, as she ascended the stage and mesmerized one and all with her flawless rendition during her Bharatanatyam Arangetram on August 11, 2019, in Salem, NH. Sruthi is a student of Guru Smt. Sujatha Meyyappan.
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Arangetram: Sruthi Ramesh
Antar Yatra: The Inner Journey
Antar Yatra: The Inner Journey


The Boston Chapter of the All India Movement (AIM) for Seva is happy to announce our Seventh Annual Fundraising Dance & Dinner Celebration at the Regis College Theater in Weston on Sunday, 22nd September. Keeping with our reputation for bringing high quality dance productions by leading choreographers from India, this year we are delighted to present Sharmila Biswas’ Antar Yatra: The Inner Journey.
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Tribute To The Beloved Leader Of Bharat – Smt. Sushma Swaraj Ji


Overseas Friends of BJP and Freedom Cup 2019 players gathered to pay 'Tribute to the beloved leader of Bharat – Smt. Sushma Swaraj Ji' along with the special guests of the event.
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Tribute To The Beloved Leader Of Bharat – Smt. Sushma Swaraj Ji
Wholistic Health Alliance Announces Relaunch Of Youth Brigade Initiative
Wholistic Health Alliance Announces Relaunch Of Youth Brigade Initiative


Wholistic Health Alliance (WHA) has relaunched its Youth Brigade (YB) initiative and activities in a brand new format, with an interactive healthy cooking workshop on August 11th. The workshop was geared towards teens between the ages of 13-19 and was led by Ilina Shah, a WHA YB alum herself.
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348th Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana Mahotsava


With the blessings of the almighty, New England Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brundavana (NESRSB) is pleased to announce and invite everyone to participate with their families and friends in the celebration of 348th Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana Mahotsava on August 17, 2019.
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348th Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana Mahotsava
VYO: Janmashtami & Nandutsav Celebrations
VYO:  Janmashtami & Nandutsav Celebrations


VYO and Shrinathji Haveli will celebrate Janmashtami & Nandutsav on August 24-25, 2019 in Lowell, MA.
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Janamasthami, Kevada Trija Dn Picnic At Satsang Center


Satsang Center will celebrate Janamasthami on August 24th, Kevada Trij on September 1st and picnic on September 2nd.
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Janamasthami, Kevada Trija Dn Picnic At Satsang Center
Braj Mandir In Holbrook, MA Will Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami
Braj Mandir In Holbrook, MA Will Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami


Braj Mandir in Holbrook, MA will celebrate Krishna Janmashtami on August 24, 2019 from 4:30pm – 1:00am. We invite you to come experience all-encompassing joy during this major festival. Around 3000 people are expected to visit throughout the day.
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5th Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival


Indian Arts Boston presents the 5th Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival with the screening of 11 contemporary, arthouse Indian diaspora feature films across Greater Boston and Rhode Island from September 5-8, 2019.
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5th Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival
GURJAR Brings Back The Ever So Popular India’s Heritage Fest
GURJAR Brings Back The Ever So Popular India’s Heritage Fest


Please mark your calendar for Gurjar’s India Heritage Fest, coming up on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in Lowell, MA.
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Newton BalVihar And AHED Foundation Fundraiser


Newton BalVihar and the Advancement for Health and Education Foundation, Inc have planned a Garba, Raas and Bhangra fundraiser on Saturday, 9/14/2019 from 6:30 to 10 pm.
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Newton BalVihar And AHED Foundation Fundraiser
Bhagavadgita As A Featured Dance Production
Bhagavadgita As A Featured Dance Production


The presentation of Saptavarna and Bhagavadgita by Guru Mohanty and the eighteen-member troupe on September 21st is the first fundraising effort by India Discovery Center, an effort to create an educational resource for the youth and the public in the new world.
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Lokvani College Admission Workshops


Lokvani and AcceptU will be offering two free workshops, “Inside the College Admissions Office,” on Sunday, September 22nd in Lexington and Westford, MA.
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Lokvani College Admission Workshops
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IAGB Announces The 2019 Community Youth Excellence Award Winners
IAGB Announces The 2019 Community Youth Excellence Award Winners


Richa Pillai of Groton and Hari Narayanan of Boston were named IAGB 2019 Community Youth Excellence Award winners.
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TiE Boston's (TYE ) Applications Invited


Calling all Youth Entrepreneurs, STEM enthusiasts, coders and makers! TiE Boston’s Young Entrepreneurs Program is looking for YOU to join their 2019-2020 cohort. Their application deadline is August 30th but spots are going quickly. Be sure to apply today!
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TiE Boston's (TYE ) Applications Invited
IAGB Executive Committee 2019-2021: Call For Nominations
IAGB Executive Committee 2019-2021: Call For Nominations


IAGB invites nominations for its Executive Committee for 2019-2021. Deadline: August 18th.
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GOPIO-CT Honors Six Indian American Achievers At Its 13th Annual Awards Banquet In Stamford


GOPIO-CT Chapter honored Rep. Raghib Allie-Brennan, Dr. Ravi Dhar, Dr. Sathya Motupally, Dr. D.R. Nagaraj, and Dinyar Wadia. In addition, GOPIO-CT President’s Award for a young professional was presented to Dr. Asha Kapoor Shah, at its Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, July 27th at the Stamford Marriott Hotel, Stamford, CT.
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GOPIO-CT Honors Six Indian American Achievers At Its 13th Annual Awards Banquet In Stamford
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Recovery Help For Homeowners
Recovery Help For Homeowners


Nearly three-fourths (71%) of Americans experience a financial burden when affected by a natural disaster. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on the path to preparedness.
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Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts by Bharatanatyam by Sheejith Krishna, Shreya Ghoshal Live, Night Wind, Abhishek Raghuram, Saptavarna Dance Concert, Dil Se 2019, Tejendra Majumdar, East Meets West, Manitha Neyam Trust: Musical Night and 2019 MITHAS Membership.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Vijay Aivalli, Ramachandran Balakrishna, Kishore Balsara, Harsh Sanchorwala and Bharath Venkataraman 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


Funny Math Jokes.
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Laugh A While - Jokes
Recipes - The Quinoa Grain
Recipes - The Quinoa Grain


My experiments with Quinoa started a few years ago when I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy. Looking to adapt to new grains for my staple diet, quinoa is now my favorite and now have delicious recipes in the south Indian repertoire.
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Picture Of The Fortnight


Is the foliage real?
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Picture Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day


"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her;but once they are in hand, he or she must alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game"- Voltaire.
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