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Lokvani Talks To Sonal Patel
Lokvani Talks To Sonal Patel


"I want to contribute towards democratizing education that is accessible and available to everyone including those who are disabled. I strongly believe that our true success is determined by how we help others to succeed." - Sonal Patel.
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In Conversation With Durriya Doctor


Durriya Doctor is a senior engineering leader with passion and experience in delivering innovative products. A graduate of IIT Bombay, Durriya talked to Lokvani about her work and the art of balancing family and career.
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In Conversation With Durriya Doctor
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

Basking in the glory of her recent success Luka Chuppi, Kriti Sanon continues to get reasons of celebration as she clocks 20 million followers on Instagram.
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Indian Folk, Classical And Western Jazz Traditions Come Together In A Mesmerizing Concert


by Shuchita Rao
Ustad Zakir Hussain and Shri Niladri Kumar were accompanied by Eric Harland and the Kerala folk drummers as Indian folk, classical and Western Jazz traditions came together in a mesmerizing concert on April 21st.
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Indian Folk, Classical And Western Jazz Traditions Come Together In A Mesmerizing Concert
Shishu Bharati Open Houses
Shishu Bharati Open Houses


Shishu Bharati, School of Languages and Culture of India, will have Open Houses on April 28 in Walpole, MA, May 5 in Lexington, MA and May 12 in Nashua, NH.
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Mother's Day Ekal Surili Shaam Ekal Ke Naam


Each year Ekal brings a Bollywood music concert by fabulous singers from India to support schools running in remote rural villages in India. What better way to celebrate Mother's day, May 12, than to have a rocking afternoon followed by dinner and support a great cause!
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Mother's Day Ekal Surili Shaam Ekal Ke Naam
Fight For Kshiti - Live Musical Fundraiser
Fight For Kshiti -   Live Musical Fundraiser


Kshiti Karthikeyan suffers from a rare and severe genetic condition called Leigh Syndrome. Leigh's is a terminal and severely progressive Neurodegenerative condition, that as of today has no known FDA treatment or cure. It affects 1 in 40,000 children. A musical fundraiser for the cause will be held on May 18th.
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Chhandika Presents: Prakriti - Dances Of Life


Chhandika presents: Prakriti - Dances of Life, a dynamic exploration of the elements of nature through Kathak dance on Sunday, May 5 at Regis College. This show displays the dedication and learning of over 100 students under the artistic direction of Gretchen Hayden.
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Chhandika Presents: Prakriti - Dances Of Life
Samarpanam: A Tribute To The Gurus
Samarpanam: A Tribute To The Gurus


Spandha and Sanskruthi schools of dance come together to present Samarpanam: A Tribute to the Gurus on June 1, 2019. We look forward to seeing you !
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Shree Hanuman Chalisa Katha By Swami Nalinananda Giriji At Shivalaya Temple


by Geetha Patil
Shivalaya Temple of Greater Boston organized a week-long recitation of Shree Hanuman Chalisa Katha by Swami Nalinananda Giriji from Monday, April 15th to Sunday, April 21, 2019. Every day evening, the bhajan Kirtan and Shri Hanuman Chalisa Katha recitation were followed by Arati and Mahabhog to all the devotees. A large number of devotees attended this program very keenly to gain the understanding of significance of Hanuman Chalisa.
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Shree Hanuman Chalisa Katha By Swami Nalinananda Giriji At Shivalaya Temple
UIANE's Annual Holi Celebration
UIANE's Annual Holi Celebration


by Rakashi Chand
The United India Association of New England held their annual Holi celebration on Sunday, April 21 in Newton MA.
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BSG Commemorates The Birth Anniversary Of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar


Boston Study Group commemorated the 128th birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar with an evening filled with thought-provoking panel discussions from social activities from organizations in Boston area, speeches from various academics, inspiring songs and poetry, kid’s speeches and cultural performances from the community, representing a rich diversity of Indian diaspora and friends from other nationalities and ethnicity.
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BSG Commemorates The Birth Anniversary Of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Shree HariDham Temple Celebrates Shree Hanuman Ji Janma-Utsav
Shree HariDham Temple Celebrates Shree Hanuman Ji Janma-Utsav


by Geetha Patil
Shree Hanuman Ji Janma-Utsav was celebrated with great enthusiasm and utmost religious fervor at the Shree HariDham Temple, Norwood, MA, on April 20, 2019. A large number of local and surrounding town devotees attended the program to commemorate the birth of Lord, Hanuman Ji.
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Guruvandana (Teachers Appreciation Day)


Swayamsevak Sangh New England Vibag welcomes you to a unique experience to express our gratitude to teachers.
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Guruvandana (Teachers Appreciation Day)
AAC's 13th Annual Unity Dinner
AAC's 13th Annual Unity Dinner


The Asian American Commission invites you to their 13th Annual Unity Dinner on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Boston, MA.
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IDC: Seminar For The Mughal-Maratha Period


by Bijoy Misra
India Discovery Center invites you to a seminar on Mughal and Maratha Period on May 4th in Lincoln, MA.
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IDC: Seminar For The Mughal-Maratha Period
Sri Krishna Vaibhava – A Thematic Classical Music & Dance Show
Sri Krishna Vaibhava – A Thematic Classical Music & Dance Show


Sri Krishna Vaibhava, an evening of music and dance for the performing arts enthusiasts is scheduled on Saturday, May 11, 2019 as an endeavor to showcase our local talented team of musicians and dancers, while raising funds for a good cause.
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Hindus Of New England Area Celebrate Their Heritage


by Sanjay Kaul
Hindu community of New England will celebrate its heritage as part of the Hindu Heritage Day on May 18th in Marlboro, MA. VHPA will honor Manju Sheth, Gunjan Radio and Hindi Manch Team.
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Hindus Of New England Area Celebrate Their Heritage
Academy Of Creative Arts – Annual Art Show And Student Recitals
Academy Of Creative Arts – Annual Art Show And Student Recitals


Over 150 students will be showcasing their art, dance and music talent at the Academy of Creative Arts Annual Art show and student recitals on May 19.
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Celebration Of 90 Years Of Dr. Rajkumar – The Kannada Matinee Idol


New England, we will celebrate Dr. Raj, Rajkumar's (Natasarvabhowma) contribution to Kannada life and culture on his 90th birth anniversary in style. Kala Tarangini presents an enchanting evening on June 16th, Raj Vaibhava that reminds us of the nostalgic movies and memories of this great legend -an event not to be missed by the Greater Boston area Kannadigas.
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Celebration Of 90 Years Of Dr. Rajkumar – The Kannada Matinee Idol
Chinmaya Mission Boston's Childrens' Summer Enrichment Program
Chinmaya Mission Boston's Childrens' Summer Enrichment Program


Chinmaya Mission Boston's Childrens' Summer Enrichment Program is back this year! During the four weeks of the camp children from Kindergarten to 8th grade will delve into the stories of mighty Indian rulers and masterful architects, skilled politicians and passionate patriots, innovative scientists and inspiring poets.
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Raj And Prem Goyal Award For Rising Star In Medicine 2019


Goyal Family Charitable Foundation and Lokvani.com invite applications for the 'Raj and Prem Goyal Award for Rising Star in Medicine'. The Award in the amount of $1,000 will be given to two talented sophomore or junior college students who have received an offer for a summer research position.
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Raj And Prem Goyal Award For Rising Star In Medicine 2019
Sahana Sankar Participates In Mylai To Kanchi
Sahana Sankar Participates In Mylai To Kanchi


Sahana Sankar, student of Uma Sankar and Uma Prakash, participated in the group rendition of compositions by Shri. Papanasam Sivan and Sri. Syama Sastri in the thematic presentation Mylai to Kanchi conducted by Shri. Papanasam Ashok Ramani along with 150 students across North America.
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Anantha P. Chandrakasan Elected Fellow Of AAAS


Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Dean of MIT’s School of Engineering, and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was elected as a 2019 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Anantha P. Chandrakasan Elected Fellow Of AAAS
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Drinking Water Reduces Intake Of Sugary Beverages By Children
Drinking Water Reduces Intake Of Sugary Beverages By Children


Analysis of data from the 2011-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey revealed that on a given day, about 20% of children reported drinking no water. No water intake was associated with intake of 92.9 kcal and 4.5% more calories from Sugar-sweetened beverages among participants aged 2 to 19 years. Additionally, those children consumed 200 calories from SSBs compared to children who did drink water.
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Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts by Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, JA Jayanth, Sangeeta Shankar, Ranjani & Gayatri / Sanjay Subrahmanyam, ISW Hasya Kava Sammelan, Kala Tarangini - Sri Krishna Vaibhava & Raj Vaibhava, Sikkil Gurucharan, Anand Bhate in Concert, Samarpanam, and 2019 MITHAS Membership.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


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


How much room is needed for fungi to grow?
As mushroom as possible.
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Laugh A While - Jokes
Recipes
Recipes


Spring is in the air and Koftas are a try!
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Picture Of The Fortnight


by Vandana Sharma
Costa Rica!
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Picture Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day


Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned." — Edward de Bono.
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