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Happy President's Day!!

A bill in the Lok Sabha seeks to put a limit on the number of guests to be invited and dishes to be served in weddings to check 'show of wealth'.
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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Talks To Shamit Mehta
Lokvani Talks To Shamit Mehta


Shamit Mehta, Principal, joined North Bridge Growth Equity in 2014. Shamit focuses on partnering with entrepreneurs of growth stage companies in the vertical SaaS/software, healthcare IT, financial technology, security and business/information services sectors He talked to Lokvani about his work and life
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In Conversation With Neerja Bajaj, For School Committee


Neerja Bajaj is running for school committee in Lexington, MA. "I am passionate, engaged and committed to our town and its school system. Please consider voting for me for 1-year school committee seat." Election date is 3/6.
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In Conversation With Neerja Bajaj, For School Committee
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

One of Indian cinema's most loved stars, Kareena Kapoor Khan & celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar join hands, as they launch a series of Facebook talks that tackle the issues of obesity and undernourishment.
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“Seminar On The Vedic Period” Organized By India Discovery Center - Part I

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

by Ravi Nene and C. Gopinath
The day-long program organized by IDC on January 21, 2017 explored the culture and knowledge of the Vedic Period, broadly defined as the period from earliest times to 700 AD, as revealed through textual and archaeological evidences.
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“Seminar On The Vedic Period” Organized By India Discovery Center - Part I
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LearnQuest Announces Artist Line Up For The 12th Annual Music Conference
LearnQuest Announces Artist Line Up For The 12th Annual Music Conference


by Anish Khanzode
The 12th annual LearnQuest music festival will be held on Friday-Sunday, April 14-16 at the Center of Fine Arts at Regis College, Weston, MA. As in the past, the festival will feature great maestros and rising stars of Hindustani and Carnatic classical music.
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Chinmaya Mission Boston Presents TM Krishna


Chinmaya Mission Boston presents Magsaysay Award Winner Vidwan TM Krishna on April 2nd.
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Chinmaya Mission Boston Presents TM Krishna
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NaTya In Bharatanatyam
NaTya In Bharatanatyam


by Sangeetha Prasanna
Against the backdrop of Natya Shastra, Smitha Radhakrishnan presented her recital themed "NATya: Exploring theater in dance" for Spanda school of dance and creative arts monthly program on January 27, 2017 in Acton, MA.
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Harvard India Conference 2017


The 14th anniversary of the Harvard India Conference hosted by the Kennedy School and Business School saw another successful event this past weekend, attended by some of the brightest and most influential minds of the country. One of the greatest takeaways from the conference is that India needs to progress as a country, not as individual Indians.
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Harvard India Conference 2017
New Deities Consecrated At The Hindu Temple Of New Hampshire
New Deities Consecrated  At The  Hindu Temple Of New Hampshire


by K. Arvind
The Hindu Temple of New Hampshire, Nashua, NH held a grand consecration function on February 5, 2017, for the newly installed deities of Sri Kanchi Paramacharya, Sri Medha Dakshninamoorti and the Navagraha Devatas. This well-attended function which attracted devotees of all ages from various parts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, was a lively religious event.
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HPHC: Asian Indian Survey


To help serve you better and develop programs to meet your needs, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is conducting a survey about its insurance program for visitors from India, Eastern Harmony and many of its other services. There is a prize drawing of 1 prize of $500, 2 prizes of $250, and 10 prizes of $50.
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HPHC: Asian Indian Survey
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IAB College Admissions, Immigration And Financial Workshops
IAB College Admissions, Immigration And Financial Workshops


Indian American for Burlington is organizing a free College Admissions, Immigration, and Insurance and Retirement Planning Workshops on Sunday February 19, 2017 in Burlington, MA. The event is open to everyone!
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Adiyogi - The First Yogi


On Mahashivratri February 24th, Sadhguru will share his intimate experience of Adiyogi with the world. Come and bask in the grace of the ultimate.
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Adiyogi - The First Yogi
Maha Shivratri At New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar
Maha Shivratri At New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar


New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar (NESSP) is celebrating Maha Shivratri on Feb. 24, 2017. On this auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri, NESSP will be performing Mahanyasa Poorvaka Rudrabhishekam and Sahasra Lingarchana and conducting Nrityanjali program on Feb. 25, 2017.
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Kotti Vara Shiva Panchakshra Japa Yagya


The Boston Sr Kalikambal Shiva Temple is hosting the Kotti Vara Shiva Panchakshra Japa Yagya. Please use this unique opportunity to chant "Om Nama Sivaya" Japam at the temple in front of 3 Sahasra Lingams 10 million times (1 Kotti) and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
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Kotti Vara Shiva Panchakshra Japa Yagya
Akshaya Patra Annual Boston Gala
Akshaya Patra Annual Boston Gala


Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be the event's keynote speaker. HGTV and Food Network interior designer Taniya Nayak will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. American Idol finalist Sonika Vaid will entertain at the Akshaya Patra Foundation's 2017 Boston Benefit Gala on Friday, April 28th at the Cambridge Marriott Boston.
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Sharon Middle Schoolers Are National Winners Of Verizon App Challenge


Rohan Bommaraju, Amelia Dasari, Vishnu Piratla, Tanvi Shah and Shreesh Nalatwad from Sharon Middle School, MA designed an app idea, EMPOWER to create a comprehensive support system for people on the Autism spectrum find jobs easily, and were named national winners of the prestigious 2016-17 Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge.
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Sharon Middle Schoolers Are National Winners Of Verizon App Challenge
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Anil Saigal And Jonjy Ananth Appointed Asian American Commisioners
Anil Saigal And Jonjy Ananth Appointed Asian American Commisioners


State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg appointed Dr. Anil Saigal of Burlington, MA, and Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg appointed Dr. Jonjy Ananth of Shrewsbury, MA, as new Commissioners on the Asian American Commission for a three year term.
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Lakshmi S. Nair Of UConn Named Fellow Of The National Academy Of Inventors


Lakshmi S. Nair of the University of Connecticut and Ponisseril Somasundaran of Columbia University were among the list of 175 leaders of academic invention named by The National Academy of Inventors to NAI Fellow status.
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Lakshmi S. Nair Of UConn Named Fellow Of The National Academy Of Inventors
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Real Estate In The Midst Of Snowstorms And Uncertain Times
Real Estate In The Midst Of Snowstorms And Uncertain Times


by Lotika Paintal
Seriously, all that digging out and snow days have given us a chance to reflect on what is important to us. January brought renewal and with it some uncertain times. A new President and Administration impacts not just policy but Real Estate transactions as well.
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Hindus Rated “Fairly Warmly” In USA


Americans aged 18-29 put the Hindus at 64 on the thermometer, which is higher than Jews, Atheists, Evangelical Christians, Mainline Protestants, Muslims and Mormons. Jews gave Hindus a thermometer rating of 70, which is highest given to Hindus by any religious group.
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Hindus Rated “Fairly Warmly” In USA
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Weekend Entertainment
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Gujrati Play: The Waiting Rooms, Rang Barse Holi Hai, Kunnakudi Balamurali Krishnan, Romu Majumdar, Chinmaya Mission-TM Krishna, Awaaz-e-Jazbaat Shankar Jaikishan ke Saath, Amritha Murali, Raaga-Rang 2017, Rachna Bodas, Abhisek Lahiri and MITHAS Annual Membership.
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For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Ramachandran Balakrishna and Avani Bhargava, who were 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: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week
Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week


by Priyanka Jain
February is Valentine's Day Month! Need a playlist for your special date this weekend? Here are some of my favorite Bollywood love songs and mashups below - a mix of old and new, including the 2016 T-Series Mashup! Click the links to watch the music videos.
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Cartoon: Wedding Cap


Lok Sabha seeks cap on wedding guests!
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Cartoon: Wedding Cap
Laugh A While - Growing Old
Laugh A While - Growing Old


Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?" "No," the second man replied, "it's Thursday..." And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a beer".
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Recipes - Different Teas


Legend has it that tea was discovered roughly 5,000 years ago by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung when a single leaf blew into the emperor's pot of boiling water. He found that not only did the leaf improve the taste of the water, but it seemed to have a stimulating effect.
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Recipes - Different Teas
Picture Of The Fortnight
Picture Of The Fortnight


The tree of life and a rose blooms!
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Thought For The Day


Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. - Robert Francis Kennedy.
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Thought For The Day