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We wish all our readers a Happy Thanksgiving holiday!
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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Honors Community Heroes - IV
Lokvani Honors Community Heroes - IV


Lokvani is delighted to present the fourth set of community heroes to be honored at the 2nd Annual Lokvani Community and Youth Night to be held on Dec. 15 at Ambrosia Banquet Hall in Foxborough, MA. Sneh Jaisingh and Sanjay Padaki are being recognized for their tireless support of community work. We humbly salute their work. In addition to honoring the heroes, the evening features great entertainment, a lovely feast and DJ dancing. Buy your tickets for the heroes night. Come celebrate the holidays with us!
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Interview With Hindustani Vocalist Rachna Bodas


by Shuchita Rao
In an interview after a music performance in the Boston area in 2016, Smt. Bodas gave an account of her rigorous musical training under her Gurus, the late Pandit Kashinath Bodas and his sister, the late Vidushi Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe and said that her ambition in life was to carry forward the musical legacy given to her by her Gurus.
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Interview With Hindustani Vocalist Rachna Bodas
Stars Kavita Krishnamurthy, Jugal Hansraj And Deepti Naval At Hindi Rashtriya Mahotsav
Stars  Kavita Krishnamurthy, Jugal Hansraj And Deepti Naval  At Hindi Rashtriya Mahotsav


The program will showcase our well-known events that all of you have come to appreciate – Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa, Sahitya Sammelan and Naatak – in front of masters of the craft from India. The 3-day event will provide plenty of opportunities for you to network, engage, and enjoy with other Hindi and Urdu-lovers.
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South Asian Poets Of New England - 'Voice Of The People'


South Asian Poets of New England wishes to offer its Fall meeting to celebrate the life of the “individual” through a program “Voice of the People”. We look for poems in all languages that speak of the life of the “person’, his/her dream, aspirations, his/her family, love, hope and philosophy. History remembers the Kings and the leaders, we wish to celebrate the “man”.
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South Asian Poets Of New England - 'Voice Of The People'
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Arangetram: Dhwani Sreenivas
Arangetram: Dhwani Sreenivas


by Manasa Jayanthi
It was not only my pleasure but also my honor to attend a very special Arangetram this season of the Thillai Fine Arts Academy where Smt. Sunanda Narayanan featured Dhwani Sreenivas as the debutante, on September 15, 2018. Needless to say, the program was a blissful experience on the whole.
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TriNethra - The Third Eye Festival Of Dance


Be transported through the cycle of the life in "Chakram" - a thematic and original Bharathanatyam production featuring the Bharathakali Performing Troupe. Performances by Urmi Samadar, Yakshaganam and Mouli Pal.
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TriNethra - The Third Eye Festival Of Dance
Boston Bhangra Competition 2018
Boston Bhangra Competition 2018


Come experience the 15th annual Boston Bhangra Competition on Nov. 17th. This competition is one of the largest and most successful Bhangra Competitions in North America showcasing the highly energetic, enthusiastic and fun folk dance from Punjab, India - BHANGRA! The most respected bhangra teams from the United States, and Canada will fight it out to be crowned the Boston Bhangra Champions!
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UIA Hosts Annual Diwali Cultural Show And Celebration


by Rakashi Chand
The United India Association of New England hosted their annual Diwali Cultural Show and Celebration on November 11, 2018 in Newton, MA.
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UIA Hosts Annual Diwali Cultural Show And Celebration
IANH Diwali Enlightens The Community Spirit
IANH Diwali Enlightens The Community Spirit


by Jyoti Sharma
India Association of New Hampshire (IANH) hosted the Diwali and Dandiya Festival to mark the Indian festival season. This community event was attended by a crowd of approximately 650 people including over 200 participants.
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Engaging Plays Provide An Immersive Experience For Boston Audiences


by Shuchita Rao
Hindi language adaptations of two plays written by famous playwrights, one a comedy and the other a tragedy, were presented by the Sharon, Mass based entertainment company, Bravo Arts on the afternoon of November 10 at Sharon Middle School, MA. The first play presented was based on a classic French play, L’Avare, written by the renowned French playwright Molière and directed by Smt. Jayashree Shahane.
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Engaging Plays Provide An Immersive Experience For Boston Audiences
IIT AGNE Elects New Executive Committee
IIT AGNE Elects New Executive Committee


IITAGNE held its General Body Meeting and elections for the office bearers for the period 2018-2020 on November 10, 2018 at the Acton Memorial Library, Acton, MA. IIT AGNE is also hosting a Holiday Party on December 9th.
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Diwali And Annakut Celebrated At BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandirs Across North America


A glittering array of twinkles filled the night as traditional candles were lit by devotees. The ancient tradition of lighting candles, or divos, during Diwali symbolizes the transition from darkness to light. While the divoslit on Diwali erase physical darkness, the festival’s rich traditions and rituals go deeper –inviting individuals to make efforts in removing darkness in the forms of anger,envy, greed, arrogance, and resentment. Diwali presents a time to reflect and introspect.
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Diwali And Annakut Celebrated At BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandirs Across North America
Citizens Foundation Building Schools - One At A Time
Citizens Foundation  Building Schools - One At A Time


Five years, ago, Masooma Bhaiwala, a resident of Andover visited a school in Karachi, Pakistan funded and run by an organization called the Citizens Foundation (TCF) and came home inspired and wanting to do something more.
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SWARAAG Bollywood Music & Dance Competition Finals


SWARAAG Bollywood Music & Dance Competition finals will be held this Saturday November 17, 2018 at Ayer Shirley High School starting at 3 pm.
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SWARAAG Bollywood Music & Dance Competition Finals
Satsang Center To Celebrate Jalaram Jayanti
Satsang Center To Celebrate Jalaram Jayanti


Satsang Center to celebrate Jalaram Jayanti on November 18th.
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Hindi Manch Rashtriya Mahotsav: A Voice To The Undiscovered Poets Of US


Sahitya Vibhag, Hindi Manch’s central body for literary dialogue, publication and promotion of Hindi, Urdu and related dialects like Awadhi, Brijbhasha, Bhojpuri, Khadiboli, Bundelkhandi etc will be inaugurating the three day Hindi Manch Rashtriya Mahotsav (HMRM) on Nov 30th featuring local poets in Boston, MA.
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Hindi Manch Rashtriya Mahotsav: A Voice To The Undiscovered Poets Of US
4th Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival
4th Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival


4th Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival from Dec 3rd - 9th will screen top 2018 Indian arthouse films around Greater Boston and Providence including Turup, Song of Scorpions, Teen aur adha, Evening Shadows Pupa and Manusangada.
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IAGB Announces Republic Day Mela With Popular Grand Antakshari Competition


Continuing the yearly tradition, IAGB will organize the Republic Day Mela on January 26, 2019 Burlington, MA. Competitions will be held on the day of the event for members of all ages. These include grand antakshari, chess, carrom, art, storytelling, elocution, skit, poetry and general knowledge.
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IAGB Announces Republic Day Mela With Popular Grand Antakshari Competition
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Neha Dalal, Devika Raj Named To Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Neha Dalal,  Devika Raj Named To Forbes 30 Under 30 List


Neha, a graduate of Harvard University, is the Program and operations coordinator, The Institute for College Access & Success. She is the daughter of Leenam and Mukesh Dalal of Massachusetts. Devika is originally from Lexington, MA.
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LinkedIn Top Voices 2018: Health Care


Dr. Sachin Jain , President and CEO, CareMore Health, a division of Anthem has been recognized as a Top Voice in Health Care on LinkedIn.
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LinkedIn Top Voices 2018: Health Care
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Sangita Joshi Raji Mahaadevan Shri Dwarkamai
How Will Inner Engineering Change YOUR Life?
How Will Inner Engineering Change YOUR Life?


Inner Engineering participants from various professional backgrounds share their testimonials on how the program has improved their inner balance and self-confidence, while broadening their horizons in all aspects of life.
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Proposed 'public Charge' Rule May Stoke Anxiety Among Current Citizens As Well As Immigrants


Our country has long welcomed and valued immigrants. But a "public charge" rule proposed by the Trump Administration could fundamentally change the nation's approach to immigration and could cause families to avoid or withdraw from necessary public benefits.
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Proposed 'public Charge' Rule May Stoke Anxiety Among Current Citizens As Well As Immigrants
Shuk'ran Desert Storm Veterans, From A Grateful Daughter
Shuk'ran Desert Storm Veterans, From A Grateful Daughter


On this Veterans Day, I would like to thank the veterans of Desert Storm/Desert Shield for their sacrifice and service in freeing Kuwait and the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association for efforts to give its rightful place in American and world history of this swift victory.
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Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Surmayee Shyan, Lokvani Community and Youth Celebration and MITHAS Membership.
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Weekend Entertainment