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Our Voice And Yours


Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Surge in foreign students by 46% may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges.
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Our Voice And Yours
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In Conversation With Music Composer Dhruv Goel
In Conversation With Music Composer Dhruv Goel


by Shuchita Rao
New Delhi born, Los Angeles based composer Dhruv Goel works as a music copyist for the Los Angeles based firm JoAnn Kane, a highly regarded Hollywood film music preparation service agency. He has performed with A.R. Rahman. Dhruv talks to Lokvani about his journey thus far.
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NESSP Conducts 4 Key Community Service Events In A Day


NESSP organized four big events in one day on December 18th: Samuhik Guru Charitra Parayan, Scholastic Chess Tournament, College Planning Seminar by Anil Saigal, and Annual Kids Competitions.
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NESSP Conducts 4 Key Community Service Events In A Day
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Raju Matta NeilMukherjee Becker
Subcontinental Drift's (SubDrift) Wonderful Open Mic Program
Subcontinental Drift's (SubDrift) Wonderful Open Mic Program


by Geetha Patil
Subcontinental Drift (SubDrift), Boston chapter arranged a wonderful open mic program for the South Asian community of New England area to show case their artistic hidden talents on December 16, 2016.The program was very enthusiastically organized by the well-known Boston based Indian classical musicians and art lovers: Michael Dwan Singh and Aditya Nochur.
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Shaam-e-Ghazal - A Magical Musical Evening


Dr. Kiran Nath, her children and other local artists mesmerized the audience as they rendered with great emotion Dr. Nath's own compositions and myriad of other Ghazals and Tumris. Stellar accompaniment on the Tabla by Harshad Tole and beautifully compered by Dr. Kumkum Mallik, the evening was a wonderful treat.
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Shaam-e-Ghazal - A Magical Musical Evening
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Arangetrams Round Up Part I
Arangetrams Round Up Part I


A round up of Dance Arangetrams of our local hardworking dance students. Wishing Karthi Mahendrakumar, Smita Rajan, Ilakya Senthilkumar, Neeraja Deshpande, Gauri Narayan, and Radhika Nagalamadaka and Preeti Nagalamadaka the best in their dance journey.
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Forever Domestic Violence Awareness Stamp Proposed


A proposal for a Forever Domestic Violence Awareness Stamp has been filed with the US Postal Service by Miss Kumu Gupta.
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Forever Domestic Violence Awareness Stamp Proposed
HPHC: Asian Indian Survey
HPHC: Asian Indian Survey


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is conducting a survey about its insurance program for visitors from India, Eastern Harmony and many of its other services. There is a prize drawing of 1 prize of $500, 2 prizes of $250, and 10 prizes of $50.
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EforAll, A Nonprofit Originally Funded By The Deshpande Foundation, Lands A $420,000 Prize


EforAll, a nonprofit originally funded by the Deshpande Foundation that provides nascent entrepreneurs with mentoring services, recently announced that it has been selected as a 2016 winner of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Inclusion Challenge and will receive an award of $420,000.
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EforAll, A Nonprofit Originally Funded By The Deshpande Foundation, Lands A $420,000 Prize
HH Pramukh Swami Maharajís 96th Birthday Celebrated Across North America
HH Pramukh Swami Maharajís 96th Birthday Celebrated  Across North America


On December 18, 2016, devotees gathered at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandirs across North America, including Boston, to celebrate the 96th birthday of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The celebrations paid tribute to the life and work of Pramukh Swami and allowed devotees to express their gratitude through the theme 'Thank you Swamibapa'.
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Ekal Vidyala Hindu Temple of NH Minuteman Group
Christmas Eve Brunch At Masala Art


Christmas Eve Brunch at Masala Art features chaat station, appetizers, live dosa station, north indian buffet and desserts for only $19 pp.
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Christmas Eve Brunch At Masala Art
Surya Kriya - Living Without Friction
Surya Kriya - Living Without Friction


Surya Kriya is a potent 21-step yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner wellbeing. - Sadhguru.
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Hindu Heritage Camp At Satsang Center


Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh will host a Hindu Heritage Camp at Satsang Center on December 27-28, 2016 for children between 6-12 years.The planned activities involve learning Hindu culture through art, personality development, leadership skills and fun with math.
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Hindu Heritage Camp At Satsang Center
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Neeharika Munjal Wins Gold In Deca Regionals
Neeharika Munjal Wins Gold In Deca Regionals


Neeharika Munjal won the gold medal in her category at DECA's regional marketing competition. Congratulations!
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Devika Ranjan Of Georgetown University Named Marshall Scholar


Devika Ranjan of Georgetown University was one of the 40 winners of the 2017 Marshall Scholarships for postgraduate studies in the U.K. announced by The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.
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Devika Ranjan Of Georgetown University Named Marshall Scholar
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Anupama Raji Mahaadevan Subhash Agarwal
Ravi Rajan Named President Of California Institute Of The Arts
Ravi Rajan Named President Of California Institute Of The Arts


Highly regarded artist and Dean of the School of the Arts at Purchase College Ravi S. Rajan has been named the fourth president of the California Institute of the Arts.
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But How Can Our Feelings Change Our Bodies?


by Supriya Misra
When we talk about violence against women, we can learn the litany of potential health consequences these experiences can cause: from gynecological problems and pregnancy-related complications to chronic pain and recurrent distress. Violence is physically and emotionally traumatic; its effects can persist much longer than any visible signs.
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But How Can Our Feelings Change Our Bodies?
Rich And Poor Asian Americans
Rich And Poor Asian Americans


According to wealth data, Asian Americans families in the top 10 percent each had more than $1.44 million in 2010-2013. And the families at the bottom end seemed to be worse off - the poorest 20 percent of families were each worth less than $9,319. So a rich Asian household was about 168 times richer than a poor Asian household.
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Anju Pathak Shri Dwarkamai Raj Jewelers
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Prabasi and Bindaas Masti New Year Eve's Party.
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Weekend Entertainment
LION Roars With Four Golden Globe Nominations
LION Roars With Four Golden Globe Nominations


LION tells the true story of Saroo Brierley, who at 5 years old gets lost on a train, accidentally separated from his family, and struggles to survive alone on the streets of Kolkata before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Releasing in theaters everywhere on Christmas Day.
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Hymn Of Creation


Bijoy Misra's translation created for the WGBH "Poetry in America" Project and recited on Dec 15, 2016, in interview with Lisa New to honor Poet Allen Ginsberg's eulogy to his mother in his Kaddish entitled "Hymmnn".
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Hymn Of Creation
Obituaries: Dr. Krupa Sagar Rao Palakurthi And Dr. Shankar L. Garg
Obituaries: Dr. Krupa Sagar Rao Palakurthi And Dr.  Shankar L. Garg


New England community mourns the loss of Dr. Krupa Sagar Rao Palakurthi and Dr. Shankar L. Garg. May their soul rest in peace.
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Event Update
Saturday - 12/24/16
SANTA is Coming to SATSANG center

Tuesday - 12/27/16
Hindu Heritage Camp By A Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh

Wednesday - 12/28/16
Hindu Heritage Camp By A Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh

Saturday - 12/31/16
Lokvani Sponsorship
Ed Richard Memorial Fund for MITHAS
DESI NYE 2017 ‚Äď Newton Marriott
UIA: New Year's Party
Masti New Year's Eve Party (Cancelled)
Bindaas Masti New Year's Ever Party
BSL - Aaj Ki NYE 2017
Prabasi: New Year Eve
NYE Masquerade Ball. Bollywood Style

Sunday - 1/8/17
Sunderkand Ka Path
SUNDERKAND KA PAATH

Saturday - 1/21/17
Seminar at India Development Center

Sunday - 1/22/17
Summer Opportunities Fair

Friday - 1/27/17
Understanding Indian Classical Music

Saturday - 2/4/17
South Asian Showdown 2017

Sunday - 3/5/17
5th Annual Health and Wellness Expo

Saturday - 3/18/17
AIF New England Gala

Saturday - 4/1/17
Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet: Songs of the Legendary Lata Mangeshkar

Sunday - 4/2/17
NETS Pongal Vizhaa 2017

Friday - 4/14/17
LearnQuest Music Conference 2017

Saturday - 4/15/17
LearnQuest Music Conference 2017

Sunday - 4/16/17
LearnQuest Music Conference 2017

Saturday - 4/22/17
Awaaz-e-Jazbaat Shankar Jaikishan ke Saath

Saturday - 4/29/17
Raaga-Rang

Friday - 5/5/17
Akhand Ramayana

Saturday - 5/20/17
Jagoworld:7th Young Voices Day 2017

Sunday - 6/11/17
Ekal Vidyalaya Fundraiser

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