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Celestial Minds Chessomania Day With Grandmaster Tejas Bakre



by Manisha Mohite
‘Chessomania” as the name suggests was whirlwind of chess activities in the form of Simultaneous displays, Seminars and Introduction to the cerebral sport conducted by Celestial Minds at Radisson Hotel, Chelmsford. Indian GM Tejas Bakre was the biggest draw as he gave a Simultaneous display against 36 players. The Simultaneous Exhibition is a superb display of skill, memory power, patience, endurance and not to mention technique as a Chess Master pits wits against many opponents at the same time.
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Celestial Minds Chessomania Day With Grandmaster Tejas Bakre
Lakshmi Sarma - IndiArt Judge
Lakshmi Sarma - IndiArt Judge



by Jharna Madan
"I consider it an honor to be asked to judge this contest. Though I was never directly involved with Ekal, I have attended several Ekal fundraisers in California and am aware of this organization and their noble mission. I wanted to contribute to their great cause in my own small way," says Lakshmi Sarma, a judge for IndiArt contest. Come see the IndiArt awards at the Creative Arts Academy in Burlington, MA on May 3, between 3 and 5 pm.
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Sunanda Sahay - IndiArt Judge



By Jharna Madan
Sunanda Sahay grew up in Darbhanga, the heart of the Madhubani region in northern India. The region, part of Mithila, lies near the border of India and Nepal and carries a rich pastel of cultural legacy in art and literature. Artistic interests led Sunanda to seek out practitioners of the art from local villages and learn directly from them. Now she practices and popularizes the art in the USA. IndiArt is honored to have Sunanda Sahay as one of the judges.
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Sunanda Sahay - IndiArt Judge
Vandana Sharma - IndiArt Judge
Vandana Sharma - IndiArt Judge


by Jharna Madan
Vandana Sharma is a recent interior design graduate with 10 years of graphic design experience. She had twice won an international competition called.. A’ DESIGN AWARDS, for conceptual interior design projects. A renowned artist, IndiArt is honored to have such a mulit-talented judge.
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Helen Moriarty - IndiArt Judge


by Jharna Madan
"Being Creative is when you use another part of your mind to make something "Out of the Box". When you do this, you can create something that nobody but you have thought of" says Helen Moriarty, judge for IndiArt.
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Helen Moriarty - IndiArt Judge
PERFORMING ARTS TOP
Shri Dwarkamai Minuteman Group Sree Vijaya Durga Temple
Vasantha Navaratri Bhajan Utsav
Vasantha Navaratri Bhajan Utsav


Every year Shri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth of North Billerica hosts Annual Bhajan Utsav in the week of Vasantha Navaratri to welcome the beginning of spring or Hindu New Year. This event is a series of Bhajan Mala performed by different devotional groups/classical music teachers leading to formation of all day Bhajan Utsav.
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MIT Chamak Nila Rakhit Anju Pathak
Lexington’s Program On Asian Civic Participation Recognized As A
2015 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea In Government


The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Town of Lexington’s program to Increase Asian Residents’ Civic Participation as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program.
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Lexington’s Program On Asian Civic Participation Recognized As A<br>2015 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea In Government
TiE StartupCon: For Entrepreneurs . By Entrepreneurs
TiE StartupCon: For Entrepreneurs . By Entrepreneurs


TiE StartupCon conference puts startups at the core of the event, and to help early-stage entrepreneurs along their journey to launch and build their own companies. TiE StartupCon is being held at the Cambridge Marriott on Friday, May 1, 2015.
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UPCOMING EVENTS TOP
Isha Subhash Agarwal BrahmaKumaris
MIT India Conference 2015 – A New India In A Changing World!


Now, in its fourth year, MIT India conference brings to you some of the most influential leaders from business, investments, policy, politics and spirituality to discuss emerging debates and issues that directly shape the future of 1.2 billion people on this planet!
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MIT India Conference 2015 – A New India In A Changing World!
ISW Hosts Hasya Kavi Sammelan
ISW Hosts Hasya Kavi Sammelan


ISW presents an evening full of non-stop laughter with famous Kavis on Saturday May 2nd, 6 pm at India Center.
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Din Check Presents O.P. Nayyar Nite


Do not miss this fabulous O.P. Nayyar Nite with the fabulous live band - Din Check on May 2, 2015 at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA.
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Din Check Presents O.P. Nayyar Nite
Chinmaya Mission Fairfield-New Haven To Host A
Musical Extravaganza Of Bollywood Music
Chinmaya Mission Fairfield-New Haven To Host A<br>Musical Extravaganza Of Bollywood Music


The much-awaited, ‘Chinmaya Melodies’ also the Annual Chinmaya Ashram Fundraiser, will be held on May 2, from 5-9 pm at Hamden Middle School, Hamden, CT.
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Ekal - ATFS Math Bee Contest


Your kids can test out their Math skills while supporting children in remote rural Ekal schools who have no access to education but through Ekal. The contest is on May 9th and will be held at Tufts University, Medford, MA.
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Ekal - ATFS Math Bee Contest
PEM Hosts Bollywood Dance Party
PEM Hosts Bollywood Dance Party


DJ Yogz of Boston Sound and Light Company transforms the Atrium into a nightclub by spinning the latest Bollywood, Bhangra and Western remixed music on May 9, 2015 at the Peabody Essex Museum.
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Nineteenth India Poetry Reading At Harvard - Invitation



by Chandrakant Shah and Bijoy Misra
An annual India Poetry Reading is arranged at Harvard University every May. The event commenced in 1997 and has continued every year. This year’s program is scheduled for May 10th at Harvard University.
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Nineteenth India Poetry Reading At Harvard - Invitation
Vaisakhi Mela 2015
Vaisakhi Mela 2015


To celebrate Vaisakhi in Boston area, Punjabi community is organizing Vaisakhi Mela 2015, on May 16th in Bridgewater MA.
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Restoration Of Satyajit Ray's THE APU TRILOGY To Premiere In US Theaters


Following an incredible seven-year restoration program, Janus Films proudly releases THE APU TRILOGY in North American theaters beginning on May 8 exclusively at the Film Forum in New York City followed by releases in several other major cities.
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Restoration Of Satyajit Ray's THE APU TRILOGY To Premiere In US Theaters
CONTRIBUTIONS TOP
MatScience21 Chinmaya Mission Boston Soundarya Lahari
Links To Nepal Funding Agencies - Urgent Call To Support
Links To Nepal Funding Agencies - Urgent Call To Support


Lokvani stands in solidarity and support for the people affected by the Nepal tragedy. Please help through donations to the following....
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LIFESTYLE TOP
Bollywood Grill Deepti Navaratna Kay Pee Jewelers
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including IndiArt Competition for Children, OP Nayyar Nite, ISW Hasya Kavi Sammelan, Nachda Punjab, Sadanam Balakrishnan & Troupe, Super Moms, Gurjarati Play - Logical Varta Ni Magical Rajuvat, Once Upon a Time NOT in Bollywood, and Tarang-Leher Unplugged.
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Weekend Entertainment
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