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Indian-Americans donate $1 billion a year, one-third of their giving potential.
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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Talks To Aarathi Rao
Lokvani Talks To Aarathi Rao


Aarati Rao was selected on the International Antarctica Expedition 2016 as a Climate Change Ambassador from India to understand the ground realities of Climate Change and witnessed melting glaciers in the last known wilderness on earth,
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In Conversation With Dr. Manoj Jain


Dr. Manoj Jain is an infectious disease doctor in Memphis, TN who is the lead for AAPI for TB elimination. Jain, moved to Massachusetts when he was ten. His talked to Lokvani about the project, his life as a doctor and why he makes giving back a key part of his life.
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In Conversation With Dr. Manoj Jain
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

You won’t hear either Alia Bhatt or Ranbir Kapoor talking about their relationship, and with good reason. The couple is apparently superstitious about their newly-found affection for one another.
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The South Asian Bar Association Of Greater Boston Hosts Outstanding Achievement Awards Honoring Six SABA GB Members


The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB) held an ‘Outstanding Achievement Awards’ ceremony and reception at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston on July 18, 2018 to honor Hon. Sabita Singh, Hon. Tejal Mehta, Hon. Neil Sherring, Sunila Thomas George, Mehreen Butt, and Sumbul Siddiqui who had extraordinary professional accomplishments over the past year.
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The South Asian Bar Association Of Greater Boston Hosts Outstanding Achievement Awards Honoring Six SABA GB Members
Special Father’s Day Gift - Shishu Bharati 30th Graduation
Special Father’s Day Gift - Shishu Bharati 30th Graduation

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

The Class of 2018, Shishu Bharati students from all three locations gathered with their families on June 19th morning at Lexington High School to celebrate 30th graduation ceremony. The graduating class kicked off the day early by presenting their language projects. The audience included fellow students, families, honored guests, Shishu Bharati teachers and volunteers.
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Boston Sargam And Milan Presents Hasya Kavi Sammelan


Boston Sargam and Milan presents Hasya Kavi Sammelan with Sardar Manjit SIngh, Dr. Kirti Kaley and Dr. Suresh Awashi on July 21st in Shrewsbury, MA.
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Boston Sargam And Milan Presents Hasya Kavi Sammelan
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Creative Genius Madurai R. Muralidaran - A Profile
Creative Genius Madurai R. Muralidaran - A Profile


by Vaidehi Moorthy
Who really is the man behind these amazing productions? Read on to find out from the perspective of one of his youngest students Vaidehi Moorthy, a rising 7th grader and passionate Bharathanatyam dancer who has participated in multiple Vision-Aid Annual Fundraisers. This year is her 5th year doing the Vision-Aid performance under Guru Muralidaran and in this article, shares her youthful insights into this acclaimed dance choreographer.
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Ekal Vidyalaya Robotics Boot Camp


by Nikita Minocha
'What would you like your robot to do?' asked Ranjani Saigal as she kicked off the Ekal Vidyalaya Robotics Boot Camp at Tufts University last Saturday. The enthusiastic participants had all sorts of fun ideas, from a donut and cookie building bot, to bots helping with homework!
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Ekal Vidyalaya Robotics Boot Camp
Emerson College Announces Partnership With Youth LEAD, A Local Non-Profit
Emerson College Announces Partnership With Youth LEAD, A Local Non-Profit


According to Raj Sharma, chairman of the Youth LEAD Board and member of the Emerson Board of Trustees, the organization is committed to the continued success of Youth LEAD in Sharon, while looking forward to the new opportunities that the partnership will create.
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Getting Involved Group (GIG) And Indian Americans Of Lexington (IAL) Conduct Candidate Forum


Getting Involved Group (GIG) and Indian Americans of Lexington (IAL) conducting 'Candidate Forum' for State Representative 15th Middlesex District seat on August 4th from 2–4 PM at Lexington Community Center.
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Getting Involved Group (GIG) And Indian Americans Of Lexington (IAL)  Conduct Candidate Forum
Summer Classes Full Of Creativity, Artistry And Fun!
Summer Classes Full Of Creativity, Artistry And Fun!


It is that time of the year when parents are thinking of how to occupy, stimulate, and enrich their children while still making sure they have an enjoyable summer. And what better way to do that than enrolling them in classes that tap their creative side at The Center for Arts and Wellness in Westborough!
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Brahma Kumaris To Host 'Rakshabandhan – Experience The Link Of Pure Love'


The Brahma Kumaris Learning Center for Peace is hosting a celebration of 'Rakshabandhan – Experience the Link of Pure Love' on July 22nd in Cambridge, MA.
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Brahma Kumaris To Host 'Rakshabandhan – Experience The Link Of Pure Love'
IIT AGNE Annual Picnic
IIT AGNE Annual Picnic


The picnic is open to all IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Alumni, their families and friends and is FREE. We should have plenty of food for everyone. You are also welcome to bring some food for yourself and to share with others
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Guru Purnima And 25th Anniversay Of Satsang Center


Satsang Center will celebrate Guru Purnima on Sunday July 29th and its 25th Anniversary on Sunday August 5th.
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Guru Purnima And 25th Anniversay Of Satsang Center
Ekal Vidyalaya New England Chapter Re-launches IndiArt 2018
Ekal Vidyalaya New England Chapter Re-launches IndiArt 2018


by Raksha Soni
Ekal Vidyalaya's is excited to revive the Art Contest, 'IndiArt' with an additional first time ever art workshop to present couple of Indian folk arts. The theme of the contest this year is "Culture and festivals of India".
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Swami Vivekananada Family Camp


Registration for the summer camp is now open !
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Swami Vivekananada Family Camp
Passage To India: Art Exhibition/Reception
Passage To India: Art Exhibition/Reception


Check out the Passport to India exhibition by Raksha Soni at the Cary Memorial Library, July 3rd - August 30th.
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Empresses Of China’s Forbidden City Makes U.S. Debut At Peabody Essex Museum


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912.
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Empresses Of China’s Forbidden City Makes U.S. Debut At Peabody Essex Museum
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Discovery Education And 3M
Discovery Education And 3M


Discovery Education and 3M announced the finalists for the 2018 competition for the nation’s Top Young Scientist, with half of the 10-person field being Indian American youngsters.
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Shreya Dave Named In Innovators Under 35


Shreya Dave was on the MIT Technology Review's 18th annual list of “Innovators Under 35,” with at least 10 Indian and South Asian technologists among the cohort.
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Shreya Dave Named In  Innovators Under 35
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Marriage On The Rocks? Fix Your Marriage
Marriage On The Rocks? Fix Your Marriage


If you become a source of joy by yourself and your relationships are about sharing your joy, not squeezing joy out of somebody, then you would have wonderful relationships with anybody.
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Struggling With Depression Or Anxiety? Here's What You Need To Know


by Anna Kucirkova
Anxiety and depression are broad terms that can induce some anxiety just by researching and thinking about them. Oftentimes the two conditions overlap, which creates a confusing set of symptoms that both overwhelms and causes you to feel extremely low.
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Struggling With Depression Or Anxiety? Here's What You Need To Know
4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring Household Help
4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring Household Help


by Neil Mukherjee
When you hire someone to work in your home, you may become an employer. Thus, you may have specific tax obligations, such as withholding and paying Social Security and Medicare (FICA) taxes and possibly federal and state unemployment insurance. Here are four questions to ask before you say, “You’re hired.”
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Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Hasya Kavi Sammelan, Mehfil - Gujarati Entertainment, Ekal IndiArt - Workshop, Satsang Center 25th Anniversary, Ekal Appathon, Shringara Triveni, Shaam-E-Ghazal with Kiran Nath, Philomela Concert, Mithas: Mita Nag, Shadaj: Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar, T.M. Krishna and MITHAS Membership.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


Here are two puzzles for one and all!
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Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!


by Priyanka Jain Vora
This week in Bollywood, we have yet another throwback remix – “Dilbar” from the upcoming movie Satyameva Jayate starring John Abraham & Manoj Bajpayee, Amruta Khanvilkar and Aisha Sharma in lead roles.
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Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!
Hundreds Of Hearts Touched In 'The Heartfulness Way' Book New England Book Launches
Hundreds Of Hearts Touched In 'The Heartfulness Way' Book New England Book Launches


by Janani Sharma
If you haven’t heard about “The Heartfulness Way”, one of Summer 2018’s most well received reads, allow me to enlighten you. “The Heartfulness Way” is a book illustrating a conversation between a student and a teacher of meditation, regarding the century-old practice of Heartfulness Meditation.
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Indian Americans Of MA Book Launch At Masala Art In Needham


On July 15th, over 50 community leaders and members from the state got together to celebrate the launch of the book, Indian Americans of Massachusetts by Meenal Pandya.
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Indian Americans Of MA Book Launch At Masala Art In Needham
Laugh A While - Jokes
Laugh A While - Jokes


Technology and a few laughs!
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Recipes


Summer time outdoor eats
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Recipes
Picture Of The Fortnight
Picture Of The Fortnight


Cesky Krumlov - a fairy tale town in the Czech Republic
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Thought For The Day


“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is”.
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Thought For The Day