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As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women "shaping the new world order" in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Talks To Laura Weinstein, Curator, South Asia Art MFA
Lokvani Talks To Laura Weinstein, Curator, South Asia Art MFA

(This section is sponsored by Attorney Trupti Patel)

It is less well known that the MFA has the largest collection of objects from the Indus Valley Civilization outside of Indian and Pakistan. We have also developed an important collection of 19th century Indian art in recent years, acquiring Company School paintings, early Hindu god prints by the Calcutta Art Studio and Raja Ravi Varma (1890-1910) and now the collection of colonial silver - Laura Weinstein, Curator
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In Conversation With Stephen Campbell


Stephen Campbell is an award winning, top producing loan officer that joined Mortgage Master Inc. in January of 2011. Stephen brings to Mortgage Master over 20 years of experience in financial services, most of which has been as a loan officer. He talks to Lokvani about his work and gave some tips on buying a home.
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In Conversation With Stephen Campbell
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan says his upcoming film 'Bang Bang' may be a remake of Hollywood movie 'Knight and Day' but the action thriller has its own elements which will make it very new to the audience.
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Nidhi Bimani Is Miss India Connecticut

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

The Miss India CT Pageant 2014 winner is Nidhi Bhimani, who was also recognized as Miss Best Dress. She will have the opportunity to attend Bollywood Film Producer and Director Subash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International internship for one year.
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Nidhi Bimani Is Miss India Connecticut
Meghadootam - A Stunning Visual Delight
Meghadootam - A Stunning Visual Delight

(This section is sponsored by Kanan Sachdeva)

Excellent lighting, music, movement and breathtaking visual effects made Meghadootam, an enjoyable operatic ballet production. The dancers performed with great precision and movement. They were light on their feet and displayed both athletic ability and grace in their fast paced Jathis. The event raised $95,000 for AIM for Seva.
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WOMEN OF INFLUENCE TOP
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Woman Of Influence - Sunila Thomas-George


Sunila Thomas-George is the Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). She is responsible for the administration, adjudication, and education of civil rights matters for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. An Indian American raised in the US, she talked to Lokvani about her work and life.
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Woman Of Influence - Sunila Thomas-George
PERFORMING ARTS TOP
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Ruthrajeevi Govindaraj: Harmony Of The East And West
Ruthrajeevi Govindaraj: Harmony Of The East And West


On August 23rd, Ruthrajeevi Venkat Govindaraj showed off his wide range of violin skills and abilities at his solo concert that was held at the Nashua High School North auditorium in Nashua, NH.
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Anusha Kulkarni’s Dazzling Arangetram


The evening of September 6th at Ashland High School will be etched in my own memory as an experience of a lifetime, not only for Anusha Kulkarni. An event that I will always cherish, as I was not just delighted but also excited.
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Anusha Kulkarni’s Dazzling Arangetram
Swaraag Auditions - Register Today!
Swaraag Auditions - Register Today!


Register today for Swaraag Bollywood Music and Dance Competition in Solo Song, Solo and Duo Dance, and Spot Choreography categories.
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Newton Indian Folk Festival And Bazaar


It was a vibrant afternoon of Indian cultural experience at the Newton City Hall on September 21st at the Indian Folk Festival and Bazaar. Spearheaded by Sumit Hariawala, (SASA), Surya Pandit and Varoun Gulati (IAYG) this infusion of young blood echoed in the participants of performing arts as well.
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Newton Indian Folk Festival And Bazaar
It's Is OK To Talk
It's Is OK To Talk


On September 14th, Saheli, in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) held its first Emotional Well-Being and Positive Mental Health Awareness Symposium at the HPHC campus in Wellesley, MA.
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Chhora Ganga Kinare Wala Contest


Shri Dwarkamai is presenting an enchanting evening of songs and dialogues of Living legend Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday, Nov. 15th at the Ashland High School, Ashland, MA. Enter the contest to win free tickets ..
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Chhora Ganga Kinare Wala Contest
Chinmaya Mission Boston Bala Vihar Program
Chinmaya Mission Boston Bala Vihar Program


Bala Vihar is a weekly gathering of children, between the ages of five to fifteen years that takes place in Chinmaya Mission Centers across the world or in private homes, under the supervision of trained teachers.
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Ninth Annual Hindu Mandir Executives Conference (HMEC) - 2014


Over 200 adult and youth delegates representing over 85 Mandirs (Temples) and Hindu organizations, from across the world, attended the 9th Annual Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC) that was held from September 19 through 21, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
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Ninth Annual Hindu Mandir Executives Conference (HMEC) - 2014
Various Interfaith Groups Come Together Over Water Melon
Various Interfaith Groups Come Together Over Water Melon


So what do Homaira Naseem, Naushad Anwar, Yasmeen Ansari and Dr. Shameem Ahmed have in common – they are activist and believe in meaningful get-togethers like the one they helped organize today’s ‘interfaith picnic’ event in Hopkinton Park.
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UPCOMING EVENTS TOP
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Zee TV And Live NRI Group: India Property Expo


Want to invest in beautiful real estate India? Come to the event on September 28th at the Hyatt House in Waltham, MA at 11:00 am to learn more.
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Zee TV And Live NRI Group: India Property Expo
Poetry In Motion, A Grand Gala Dance Program To Benefit MITHAS
Poetry In Motion, A Grand Gala Dance Program To Benefit MITHAS


For the first time several of the dancers and musicians and their senior students will be coming together to present an amazing program titled Poetry in Motion to raise funds for MITHAS. There will be seven groups performing on that day presenting Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, Mohini Aattam, and Manipuri with each group spot highlighting poetry of great poets of their region including Rabindranath Tagore, Subramanya Bharathi and many others.The program is on September 28th.
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Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan & Jayanthi Kumaresh At Boston University


Each renowned for exceptional individual accomplishments, Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan, and Jayanthi Kumaresh come together to offer a virtuosic performance of traditional Indian classical music with flavors of southern India’s Carnatic music. The show happens on Oct. 4th.
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Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan & Jayanthi Kumaresh At Boston University
Suresh Wadkar Set To Mesmerize Boston At Hindi Manch SaReGaMaPa
Suresh Wadkar Set To Mesmerize Boston At Hindi Manch SaReGaMaPa


On Saturday Oct. 4th, the legendary Suresh Wadkar will perform for Boston audiences and serve as the judge for the fabulous Sa Re Ga Ma Pa event where 31 semi-finalists vie with each other for prizes in four categories.
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AID MIT And Boston Host Dance Concert By Articulate Ability


Join us for a unique experience with the talented dancers of Articulate Ability through their performance of many Indian folk and classical dance forms and martial arts on October 11th at 5:00 pm.
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AID MIT And Boston Host Dance Concert By Articulate Ability
Central Square Theatre: A Disappearing Number
Central Square Theatre: A Disappearing Number


A Disappearing Numver - Drama, comedy, Indian dance and music weave an immersive experience the New York Times called “mesmerizing”, a love-story that combines the clashes of culture, the sensuality of ideas, while illuminating the mystery of mathematics.
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Jean­Claude Carrière’s Mahabharata


One of the greatest storytellers of our time —Jean­Claude Carrière, tells one of the greatest stories of all time — the epic poem The Mahabharata, at the majestic Paramount Theater on October 25 and October 26, 2014.
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Jean­Claude Carrière’s  Mahabharata
Boston Fashion Week: Exotic Jewelry Runway Show
Boston Fashion Week: Exotic Jewelry Runway Show


Check out this fabulous collection of exotic jewelry! It will be held at the Tantric Bistro on Saturday, October 11 from 3-5 pm!
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25th Anniversary Conference Of The Tufts Center For South Asian And Indian Ocean Studies


A great conference to celebrate 25 years of Tufts Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies will be held on Sept 26-27. No registration is required. The event is open to all.
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25th Anniversary Conference Of The Tufts Center For South Asian And Indian Ocean Studies
PEOPLE TOP
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R. Kamal Bawa Of UMass-Boston Wins 2014 MIDORI Prize For Biodiversity
R. Kamal Bawa Of UMass-Boston Wins 2014 MIDORI Prize For Biodiversity


R. Kamal Bawa, President, the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India, and Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, is among the three winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014.
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CONTRIBUTIONS TOP
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Why Universities Want “Active” Students


College admissions can be daunting for high school students – competitive colleges consider strong academics, compelling essays, a flawless interview, glowing letters of recommendation and high scores on standardized tests. With all of these factors, why do colleges also stress that they seek students who have extracurricular involvement and leadership?
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 Why Universities Want “Active” Students
A Tale Of 2 Countries: The Cost Of My Mother’s Cardiac Care In The United States And India
A Tale Of 2 Countries: The Cost Of My Mother’s Cardiac Care In The United States And India


In India, with the Rs. 120,000 in insurance payments, her out-of-pocket expense was only Rs. 110,000 ($1,700). In contrast, we paid approximately $1,000 (including $700 in facility charges) for her 1 visit to the cardiologist and blood work at the US hospital. The US estimate for catheterization with one stent was $47,000 and a complete lack of transparency.
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Indian Americans Excited About Budding US-INDIA Relationship


The excitement amongst the Indian diaspora around the scheduled visit of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to the US continues to grow. There is tremendous interest in the community in the US-India relationship.
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Indian Americans Excited About Budding US-INDIA Relationship
Celestial Minds Outreach Program
Celestial Minds Outreach Program


Celestial minds is working with Smt. Puttaveeramma Residential School for Deaf Girls in Mysore to offer free chess classes.
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LIFESTYLE TOP
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Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Dhol Dhamaka, MITHAS Fundraiser: Motion in Poetry, Bangla-O-Biswa Durga Puja, Love for Humanity Music Night, Mysore Brothers, Srikanto Acharya, Tejendra Majumdar, IITSINE Diwali Party, Kali Puja and Diwali Dhamaka, Kali Puja, Mahabharata, Krishna Bhatt, Chora Ganga Kinare Wala and T.M. Krishna.
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Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Shailesh Goregaokar, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!
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Movie Review: Finding Fanny

(This section is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

This was an off-beat light-hearted comedy story about five oddballs who set out to Goa to find Stefanie Fernandes (Fanny).
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Movie Review: Finding Fanny
Laugh A While
Laugh A While


A man shows up late for work. His boss yells, "You should have been here at 8.30!" The man replies, "Why? What happened at 8.30?
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Recipes - Let's Stir Fry!


Four main ingredients are needed in a basic Stir Fry - Sesame, ginger, pepper and ...
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Recipes - Let's Stir Fry!
Picture Of The Fortnight
Picture Of The Fortnight


A natural arrangement!
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Thought For The Day


Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein.
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Thought For The Day
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