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Lokvani wishes all our readers a very Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

When the character of Draupadi helped me transform my life…
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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Talks To Archie Reddy
Lokvani Talks To Archie Reddy


"Shortage in inventory in the past few months and strong buyer activity in the early winter, have pushed home sales up in March and April after a slight dip in February. This is a very hot sellers market. If you are a seller, the best time to list your house is now" says Archana Reddy, a real estate agent. She offers some great tips on buying and selling real estate.
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In Conversation With Karthikeyan Ramu


Karthikeyan Ramu, Founder of Tamil Makkal Man​d​ram and Chair of Tamil Chair initiative for New England, talked to Lokvani about the Endowed Chair for Classical Tamil Language & Sangam literature at Harvard University and the upcoming Walkathon.
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In Conversation With Karthikeyan Ramu
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

Star-studded Grand Premiere for Sachin's movie, Sachin: A Billion Dreams. The who's who of the country got together to watch the special screening.
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Hindu Heritage Day Mela 2017

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

On May 20, 2017, over 2,000 Hindu Americans filled the halls and fields of Marlborough Middle School, Marlborough, MA, to celebrate Hindu Heritage Day (HHD) organized by Vishwa Hindu Parishad of AMerica.
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Hindu Heritage Day Mela 2017
Dr. Avdhoot Baba Shivanand Ji To Grace Boston
Dr. Avdhoot Baba Shivanand Ji To Grace Boston


You have watched him on television for many years. Among many topics, you have heard him talk about day to day challenges that are faced by all of us at some point in our life.
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Communing With The Divine Through Quawwali Music


by Shuchita Rao
The renowned quawwali exponent Ustad Farid Ayaz and his team consisting of master vocalist Ustad Abu Mohammed as well as ten other singers and percussionists led the audience on an energy packed spiritual journey on May 16 at the home of sound engineer Jawed Wahid in Framingham, MA.
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Communing With The Divine Through Quawwali Music
Leher Presents Sufiyana Bahaar
Leher Presents Sufiyana Bahaar


The Sufi-inspired musical extravaganza by Amal and Raagini Jawa of Leher not only was a energy packed melodic success but also was evidence for how a whole community mobilizes together to put on a wonderful show for a incredible cause.
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With TĀLAM, Anjali Nath And Shefali Jain Usher In A New Generation Of Kathak In New England


by Meghma Banerjee and Anjali Mitter Duva
One of the visions of Chhandika has always been to bring kathak into the mainstream of the local arts community, and develop an audience with true understanding and appreciation for this traditional yet innovative art form. With the production of TĀLAM, the result of what Anjali Nath and Shefali Jain themselves term “a grueling process of deep study, unrelenting practice, and a constant quest for knowledge,” that vision has clearly come to fruition.
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With TĀLAM, Anjali Nath And Shefali Jain Usher In A New Generation Of Kathak In New England
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The XX Factor: Triumps Resources & Advocates For Women In Startups
The XX Factor: Triumps Resources & Advocates For Women In Startups


IIT AGNE in partnership with TiE-Boston and MIT EECS department organized a forum focused on women entrepreneurs. Panelists Desh Deshpande, Deb Kemper, Aceil Halaby, Rupal Patel and moderator Gitanjali Swamy presented valuable advice for women entrepreneurs.
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Wholistic Health Alliance: Transformation Stories Night


Wholistic Health Alliance organized the ‘Transformation Stories Night’ on May 18th with Pankaj Shah, Poonam Ahluwalia and Lisa Benson.
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Wholistic Health Alliance: Transformation Stories Night
Dialogue With Sadhguru On Health, Integrative Medicine, Yoga & Ayurveda
Dialogue With Sadhguru On Health, Integrative Medicine, Yoga & Ayurveda


Geetha Patil
An evening dialogue with Sadhguru on Health, Integrative Medicine, Yoga & Ayurveda was organized by the Indo-US Initiative at MIT Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA on May 22nd.
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‘Truth’ - South Asian Poets Of New England Explore Through Poetry


Amandeep Singh
And whenever there will be discussion of truth, people will remember legendary King Harishchandra, who sold himself and his family for the truth.
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‘Truth’ - South Asian Poets Of New England Explore Through Poetry
IAGB Presents Hindi Comedy Chale Hans Ki Chal
IAGB Presents Hindi Comedy Chale Hans Ki Chal


The India Association of Greater Boston along with New England Leherein, presented a Hindi Comedy Play “…Chale Hans Ki Chaal” on May 13th at Littleton High School Auditorium in Littleton, MA.
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2nd Intl. Conf. On Integrative Medicine, Yoga And Ayurveda Held At Harvard Medical School


Over 250 policy makers, scholars, scientists, researchers, physicians, nurse practitioners and other health workers, and students from around the world attended the conference organized by Kanchan Banerjee with Dr. Dinesh Patel, Dr. Balram Singh and Rep. Latha Mangipudi chairing sessions.
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2nd Intl. Conf. On Integrative Medicine, Yoga And Ayurveda Held At Harvard Medical School
Yoga & Meditation Sessions At Harvard
Yoga & Meditation Sessions At Harvard


Geetha Patil
On the cool Sunday morning, May 21, 2017, all the delegates with audiences enjoyed breakfast at the Harvard Elements café and gathered in the Gordon Hall to participate in the Yoga & Meditation Sessions.
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Metro Hacks - Where Ideas Come To Life


by Shrunothra Ambati and Betsy Pu
During the weekend of May 20 - 21st, over 250 high school students from all across New England gathered in the Warrior Ice Arena in Boston. Surprisingly, this was not for sports-- equipped with laptops, chargers, and sleeping bags, the students spent over 24 hours learning to code and building projects ranging from games and phone apps to hardware devices.
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Metro Hacks - Where Ideas Come To Life
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Walkathon For The Tamil Chair Fundraiser
Walkathon For The Tamil Chair Fundraiser


Bamiela Venkat
Come join the Walkathon for the Tamil Chair fundraiser on May 27th in Nashua, NH.
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Tamil Makkal Mandram (TMM) Presents "Kodai Kondattam 2017"


Tamil Makkal Mandram (TMM) presents "Kodai Kondattam 2017", a grand summer celebrations with many exciting Games, on June 4th.
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Tamil Makkal Mandram (TMM) Presents
UIANE & IMANE: Health Fitness And Wellness Fair
UIANE & IMANE: Health Fitness And Wellness Fair


UIANE and IMANE invite you to the New England Community Health Fitness and Wellness Fair on June 4th from 11 am to 3 pm at the Sheraton Needham Hotel, Needham, MA.
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Calcutta Club To Host The Third Annual Sanskriti LitFest And Book Fair


Calcutta Club USA will host the third annual Sanskriti LitFest and Book Fair on June 10th in Acton, MA.
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Calcutta Club To Host The Third Annual Sanskriti LitFest And Book Fair
Ekal Villagers Present Ekal Sur Ekal Tal
Ekal Villagers Present Ekal Sur Ekal Tal


Villagers from remote rural Ekal villagers trained in dance and music have been touring the US presenting a spectacular multi-media show called “Ekal Sur Ekal Tal”. The show has been receiving rave reviews and standing ovations in every town. Come and watch this spectacular production on Sunday, June 11th at Norwood High School, Norwood, MA. It is FREE but attendees need to register. https://www.ekal.org/us/event/ekal-sur-ekal-taal-norwood-ma.
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Gandharva Choir: Indian Classical Music Choir


Meru Education Foundation and LearnQuest Academy of Music presents Gandharva Choir, an Indian Classical Music Choir conducted by Paandit Madhu Mudgal on June 24th in Weston, MA.
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Gandharva Choir: Indian Classical Music Choir
Awakening: Inner Happiness And Freedom
Awakening: Inner Happiness And Freedom


Brahma Kumaris welcomes Sister Shivani to North America. She will be in the Boston area to talk about Awakening: Inner Happiness And Freedom on July 4th in Foxboro, MA.
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Sangita Joshi Meru Foundation SaayaTV
Intel ISEF 2017 Competition


Prathik Naidu, a student at Virginia-based Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was among the winners of the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award.
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Intel ISEF 2017 Competition
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Kay Pee Jewelers MIT Chamak Shri Dwarkamai
Kartic Chandran Discovers A A Possible Cure For All Five Known Ebola Viruses
Kartic Chandran Discovers A A Possible Cure For All Five Known Ebola Viruses


Kartic Chandran and his team have discovered a possible cure for all five known Ebola viruses, one of which ravaged West Africa in recent years.
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Subhash Agarwal Chinmaya Mission Boston S4 Inc.
Inspiration


by Sudhir Parikh
Our life is governed by our own philosophy. Our philosophy is influenced by some Inspiration so Where can I find Peace?
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Inspiration
Forget Facebook, Get A Big “LIKE” From The Universe
Forget Facebook, Get A Big “LIKE” From The Universe


Every moment, the choice we have is to exist here as a limb of the Creator, or as a bundle of thoughts, emotions and opinions.
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Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including NE Walkathon, Velum Veikuzhalum, Gandharva Choir, Ekal Math Bee, Nrityanjali 40 and MITHAS Annual Membership.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Ramachandran Balakrishna and Kishore Balsara, who were the winners of the last set of puzzles. 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
Bollywood hits of the week are in! I am still a fan of the romantic number “Baarish” from the movie Half Girlfriend. Don’t miss out on the other sweet track, “Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga” from the same movie starring Arjun Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor. Still topping the charts though is the dance number, “Cheez Badi”! What’s your favorite?
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Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!
Cartoon: Trump And Truth
Cartoon: Trump And Truth


Mahendra Shah
What is Truth?
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Laugh A While - Jokes


Time to head out to the garden and share some smiles
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Laugh A While - Jokes
Recipes - Memorial Day Weekend
Recipes - Memorial Day Weekend


Using seasonal vegetables...
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Picture Of The Fortnight


Nature takes its course.
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Picture Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day


Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it” - Mark Twain.
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