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The Nalli family made silk for King George V in the early 1900s and in 1928 set up a sari business - Check out this fascinating story of Nalli Silks....
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Lokvani Talks To Neelkant Mishra And Mahender Singh
Lokvani Talks To Neelkant Mishra And Mahender Singh

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

"The temple has been constantly attracting more devotees. We want to serve our devotees and add services for the next generation. This is why we would like to build a new temple," say Neelkant Mishra and Mahender Singh who are founding members of the New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar that is planning to build a formal large Baba temple.
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In Conversation With Chirag Shah

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

Chirag Shah, son of dance teacher Jasmine Shah of Aangikam Academy from New Hampshire, moved to India and is pursuing a career in Bollywood in writing screenplay and direction. He shares some insights into his journey from NH to Mumbai.
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In Conversation With Chirag Shah
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

Salman has accepted the invite of Indian PM Narendra Modi and has rolled up his sleeves to be the part of latter's "Clean Indian Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan)".
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Swaraag Crowns 2014 Winners

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

SwaRaag’s high octave quality event brought by Founder and President Swathi Subramanian, showcased incredible talent in Music & Dance that wowed the audience till the very end. The PrimeTime special featuring five time Grammy winner Mark Walker (drums) & Gold Medalist Amol Khanapurkar (tabla) brought the house down with their Jugalbandi.
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Swaraag Crowns 2014 Winners
A Dazzling Celebration Of Karwa Chauth Hosted At Dwarkamai Sai Temple
A Dazzling Celebration Of Karwa Chauth Hosted At Dwarkamai Sai Temple

(This section is sponsored by Kanan Sachdeva)

Hugely popular Karwa Chauth puja attracted a house full of celebrants hosted by Dwarkamai Sai Temple and Gayatri Pariwar. Groups of jubilant ladies in a very festive mood started surging into a welcoming shrine of Dwarkamai, on this beautiful fall afternoon of October 11th.
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Shishu Bharati Meru Foundation Ijara Loans
Woman Of Influence - Dr. Joia Mukherjee


Chief Medical Officer at Partners in Health and associate professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard, Dr. Joia Mukherjee shared her insights into the Ebola crisis. “It is true that Ebola is one of the scariest crisis and yet in the United States we do not need to panic,” says Mukherjee as she sheds light into the medical, social and political realities around Ebola.
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Woman Of Influence - Dr. Joia Mukherjee
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Math Master Alankar Chinmaya Mission Boston
A Musical Celebration In Nashua
A Musical Celebration In Nashua


The dedicated volunteer corps of the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire, Nashua, NH, and its cultural school Bharathi Vidyashram, pulled off a grand event on October 18th, when they celebrated a musical evening with eminent violin maestro Vidwan Sri Vittal Ramamurthy.
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Articulate Ability’s Blind Artists Wow Audience


The five dancers who form part of the dance-troupe, Articulate Ability, and are all legally blind, performed at the Regis College in Weston MA on October 11th. The event was organized by Association for India’s Development (AID - Boston & MIT Chapters).
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Articulate Ability’s Blind Artists Wow Audience
Manitha Neyam Trust Raises $10K For Old Age Homes In Sri Lanka
Manitha Neyam Trust Raises $10K For Old Age Homes In Sri Lanka


On October 11th, an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 250 kindred souls gathered in the spacious auditorium of Keefe Technical High School, Framingham, MA to be part of an evening of great music organized under the auspices of Manitha Neyam Trust to raise funds for old age homes in Sri Lanka.
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Soumya Rajaram Celebrates Navarathri At Ashland Temple With Elegance And Style


Blessed with both inner and external beauty and grace, Sowmya is the personification of delight when she dances. The space around her freezes and only Soumya and her dance matter. She is a beautiful dancer with excellent technique. She lives and breathes dance and one can see that in her performances.
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Soumya Rajaram Celebrates Navarathri At Ashland Temple With Elegance And Style
Maya Madhavam – A Spectacular Bharatanatyam Dance Ballet Based On The Story Of Lord Krishna
Maya Madhavam – A Spectacular Bharatanatyam Dance Ballet Based On The Story Of Lord Krishna


It is not often that we see cultural events where tickets are sold out 4 weeks prior to the show. Lasya School of Dance in Shrewsbury pulled off such a dazzling dance ballet on October 5th at Ashland High School in front of 500+ packed audience.
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Poetry In Motion, A Grand Gala Fund Raiser Of Music And Dance For MITHAS


Overall the program was a mega-production – along with the many performers, numerous volunteers from the community putting in countless hours, working on various aspects, starting well before the day of the program until the day of the show. Everyone has to be commended for coming together, working side-by-side, and bringing out a fabulous show that they could be proud of!
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Poetry In Motion, A Grand Gala Fund Raiser Of Music And Dance For MITHAS
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Shri Dwarkamai Sports Team Successfully Organizes 3rd Annual Tennis Tournament
Shri Dwarkamai Sports Team Successfully Organizes 3rd Annual Tennis Tournament


Shri Dwarkamai Sports Team was proud to organize their Third Annual Indoor Tennis Tournament at the Woburn Racquet Club on September 13th. The Tennis Tournament is being conducted every year to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital.
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The Wholistic Health Alliance Opens Its House To A Very Receptive Audience


Smoothies, spicy Ayurvedic tea, healing crystals, Homeopathic and Ayurvedic samples, take home goody bags! And that was just one of the highlights of The Wholistic Health Alliance’s inaugural Open House at Burlington Public library on October 19th.
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The Wholistic Health Alliance Opens Its House To A Very Receptive Audience
IMANE Holds 2014 Community Health Fair
IMANE Holds 2014 Community Health Fair


The Indian Medical Association of New England, held a very successful and rewarding 2014 Community Health fair on September 20th at the Shree Swaminarayan Temple (ISSO) in Lowell, MA.
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Shubhra Designs At Boston Area Fashion Week


Fall 2014 brought Boston area Fashion week to our city along with some warm weather, glorious colors and some rain. Shubhra Bhattacharya Chandra has been showing small collections during fashion week for several years.
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Shubhra Designs At Boston Area Fashion Week
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Sangita Joshi Printing and Graphic Services IMANE
Nrityotsav 2014: An Invitation To Celestial Delight
Nrityotsav 2014:  An Invitation To Celestial Delight


Nrityotsav, an all day and evening dance festival, is taking place on Saturday, November 8, at the beautiful Casey Theatre, Regis College, Weston MA.
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VHPA Organizes Maha Yajna For Om Hindu Community Center


The Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) cordially invites you to participate on October 25, 2014, at 1:00 pm at 240 Boston Rd. North Billerica, MA, in the Maha Yajna dedication service being organized on the auspicious occasion of the construction of OM Hindu Community Center of VHPA. The on-site yajna will be followed by prasad.
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VHPA Organizes Maha Yajna For Om Hindu Community Center
Network With Entrepreneurs At TiE Boston Monthly Dinner
Network With Entrepreneurs At TiE Boston Monthly Dinner


TiE-Boston is excited for the return of its Monthly Dinner next week on October 28 at the Burlington Marriott. If you have not attended a Monthly Dinner before, then this is your chance to experience the opportunities this event has to offer first-hand!
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Celebrating The Light In Life With Shireen Chada


Brahmakumaris invite you to celebrate Diwali with Shireen Chada on Saturday Nov. 1 from 5pm -7pm.
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Celebrating The Light In Life With Shireen Chada
Saheli's Men Against Violence Initiative
Saheli's Men Against Violence Initiative


Join us on November 16th for Saheli's Men Against Violence meeting and share your ideas as we brainstorm on the projects we can and will do together in 2015!
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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
Maadhurya – A Grand Of Evening Of Music And Dance
Maadhurya – A Grand Of Evening Of Music And Dance


Artists Deepti Navaratna, Sowmyashree Sandeep as vocalists, Pravin Sitaram, Amit Kavthekar, K.V.S. Vinay, Sarita Deshpande, Sridevi Ajai Thirumalai, Poornima Risbud, Pallavi Nagesha, Deepa Srinath, Chand Sripad along with many other enthusiastic performers have come together to support Ekal Vidyalaya and Samarthanam on Dec 6th.
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Gul-o-Gulzar: A Lyrical Celebration Of The Genius Of Bollywood


In 4th World's Gul-o-Gulzar, familar names and faces of Boston (all Gulzarians) join hands in showcasing the works of this multi-faceted genius on December 6th in Lexington, MA. It promises to offer an interesting blend of poetry, music and dances.
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Gul-o-Gulzar: A Lyrical Celebration Of The Genius Of Bollywood
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Ananth Ram Satya Mitra shineinmath
Four Indian-Americans From New England Make It In 2014 Siemens Competition
Four Indian-Americans From New England Make It In 2014 Siemens Competition


Arun Soni, Westport, CT is named a regional finalist while Videh Seksaria, Lexington, MA; Vivek Subramaniam, Westborough, MA; and Meena Jagadeesan, Exeter, NH, have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.
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Simply Transcendental: Reviewing Vaishnavi Kondapalli’s Latest Music Album


Monsoons in India, a cup of masala tea and curled up in the window box watching the rain land gently on rooftops and trickle down the sides of the window. That delight, seized and bottled, is the album “Simply Love”.
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Simply Transcendental: Reviewing Vaishnavi Kondapalli’s Latest Music Album
Melodious Meditations – A Musical Experience
Melodious Meditations – A Musical Experience


“Madhura Nada Sankeertana – Melodious Meditations”, the second album in the “Dwell on Dharma” series, was released by Vidwan Sri Vittal Ramamurthy at his violin concert held in Nashua, NH, on October 18, 2014,
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Manisha Trivedi: Finalist At Maharani Weddings Mehndi Contest 2014


Manisha Trivedi, a local mehndi artist from Boston and founder of Hennacafe, is one of the top finalists, out of hundreds of participants around the globe, of "Maharani weddings Mehndi Contest 2014" hosted by Maharani Weddings and celebrity mehndi artist Ash Kumar.
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Manisha Trivedi: Finalist At Maharani Weddings Mehndi Contest 2014
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Subhash Agarwal American Visitor Ins Anju Pathak
Top 10 College Admissions Questions
Top 10 College Admissions Questions


Here at AcceptU, we receive a lot of questions about the college admissions process from high school students and their parents. Below, we have compiled answers to ten of the most frequently asked questions – as well as responses from our team of former college admissions officers.
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Ekal Internship In Ekal Villages


Would you like to travel with an American physician to India, learn about the health situations in remote rural Ekal villages and suggest impactful solutions? Are you an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior? Apply to travel to remote rural Indian villages and be part of this amazing experience.
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Ekal Internship In Ekal Villages
Ekal Poetry And Writing Contest
Ekal Poetry And Writing Contest


Is your child a good writer or a poet? Submit your child's writing for the contest conducted by Ekal Vidyalaya New England. Ekal Vidyalaya is an NGO with the largest footprint in Rural India whose mission is the holistic development of the village using education as a primary vehicle.
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Light A LAMP For Migrant Children In India This Holiday Season


The American India Foundation (AIF) is excited to announce the first-ever Light a LAMP Campaign! Between October 15 – December 3. This crowdfunding campaign will call upon high school students, college students, and young professionals across the globe to create awareness pages to help give an education for 5,000 children of Indian migrant workers. https://my.aif.org/events/light-lamp-campaign/e37959
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Light A LAMP For Migrant Children In India This Holiday Season
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BrahmaKumaris Attorney Neil K. Sherring Kay Pee Jewelers
Weekend Entertainment
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Mahabharata, Desilifeboston Diwali Party, Krishna Bhatt, Nrityotsav 2014, Chora Ganga Kinare Wala, Remembering M.S. Subbulakshmi, T.M. Krishna, Ekal Poetry and Writing COmpetition, and Gul-O-Gulzar.
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For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Abhimanyu Bhargava 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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For The Mathematically Inclined
Music Review: Diwali Bollywood Tunes!
Music Review: Diwali Bollywood Tunes!

(This section is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

Here is your Top 10 List of Popular Diwali Songs in Bollywood...through the decades! If you notice, between the 1940’s and 1970’s, the Bollywood Diwali songs included the actual word “Diwali” in the title.
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Jokes - Laugh A While


I couldn’t decide whether to go to Salt Lake City or Denver for vacation, so I called the airlines to get prices. “Airfare to Denver is $300,” said a cheery salesperson...Read the rest here.
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Jokes - Laugh A While
Cartoon: Clean India
Cartoon: Clean India


Diwali cleaning!
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Recipes -Buckwheat Kichadi


Buckwheat khicadi, Khattha meetha Karela...
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Recipes -Buckwheat Kichadi
Picture Of The Fortnight
Picture Of The Fortnight


Glimpses of a bygone era!
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Thought For The Day


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
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Thought For The Day
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