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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Talks To Subra Dravida
Lokvani Talks To Subra Dravida

(This section is sponsored by New England Shirdi Sai Temple)

Dr. Subra Dravida, Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm, has taken over as the incoming President of the New England chapter of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation. He talked to Lokvani about his work and the importance of Ekal.
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In Conversation With Mahmud Jafri

(This section is sponsored by Stephen Campbell, Mortgage Master)

One of TCF’s current initiatives is the “141 Schools for Peace” project, which is a commitment to build 141 schools in memory of each of the 141 innocent children who were victims of the Peshawar school attack on December 16, 2014.
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In Conversation With Mahmud Jafri
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

Cinema icons Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan were conferred with Padma Vibhushan -- India's second highest civilian honor -- by President Pranab Mukherjee.
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Spectacular Tenth Annual Music Learnquest Conference Mesmerizes Music Lovers

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

Review by Shuchita Rao
Music is a powerful medium and at this tenth annual conference, listeners experienced a range of emotions from sadness and grief to peace and joy. Stalwarts of Indian classical music from the Carnatic and Hindustani Genres delighted the New England audiences with their fine performance.
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Spectacular Tenth Annual Music Learnquest Conference Mesmerizes Music Lovers
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AID IMANE Ananth Ram
Youth Profile - Shiv Mundkar
Youth Profile  - Shiv Mundkar


Shiv Mundkur is a holistic wellness coach. He works with the schedule of each individual to help them to better move towards their health goals. Shiv talks about his unusual career.
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Sumathi Narayanan Pratham Amma
Meena’s Dream At Wellesley College


by Smitha Radhakrishnan
The existence of a play like Meena’s Dream and the years of work that Ms. Yadav has put in to make the play a reality indicates a new moment for American-born South Asians: a moment when we can see and experience our stories on stage, and imagine new artistic possibilities that take full ownership of our place in the multicultural American landscape.
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Meena’s Dream At Wellesley College
Dialogues With The Divine By Deepti Navaratna - An Indo-Jewish Spiritual Experience
Dialogues With The Divine By Deepti Navaratna - An Indo-Jewish Spiritual Experience


by Radhika Iyer
“Sacred Songs of the Hindus and Jews,” brought a diverse audience together to experience how music can transcend boundaries of religion and language - which is the very goal of a new concert series by Deepti called ‘Dialogues with the Divine’.
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Acclaimed Sarod Player Ken Zuckerman To Perform For MITHAS


Acclaimed Sarod Player Ken Zuckerman will perform for MITHAS on April 11th. He will also offer a free workshop at Boston University on April 10th.
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Acclaimed Sarod Player Ken Zuckerman To Perform For MITHAS
Shobana’s Krishna Dance Drama To Grace New England Stage
Shobana’s Krishna Dance Drama To Grace New England Stage


This spring, the New England Malayalee Association (NEMA) brings danseuse and actress Shobana's dance ballet "Krishna" to Boston. The much-anticipated production will premiere for local audiences at Natick High School on April 24 at 6.30 pm.
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Minuteman Group Shri Dwarkamai Timeless Lens Photography
Nity Jayaraman On The Fight For Environmental Justice In India


Our expression of solidarity with the struggles of fellow human beings goes a long way in keeping their fight alive. This was the central message that Nityanand (Nity) Jayaraman delivered, in the backdrop of the inauguration of the People’s Museum at Bhopal earlier this December.
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Nity Jayaraman On The Fight For Environmental Justice In India
NESSP, Shirdi Sai Temple Celebrates Chaitra Navaratri
NESSP, Shirdi Sai Temple Celebrates Chaitra Navaratri


New England Shirdi Sai Temple celebrated Chaitra Navaratri a nine-day long festival from March 20th through March 29th.
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IMANE-AAPI Ties Get Stronger


by Seema Arora
Congratulations to Dr. Suresh Reddy for being appointed as the Treasurer of AAPI (American Association of Physicians of India) after winning the election by a vast majority on April 4, 2015.
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IMANE-AAPI Ties Get Stronger
Hundreds Witness Sita Rama Kalyanam At Shri Sai Chavadi Temple Canton
Hundreds Witness Sita Rama Kalyanam At Shri Sai Chavadi Temple Canton


March was another busy month at Shri Sai Chavadi temple with Vasantha Navarathri and Shri Ram Navami celebrations. Vasantha Navarathri Celebrations were from March 21 – March 29 with Ugadi/Gudipadwa on March 21 and Shri Ram Navami on March 28.
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Miss India NE Finalists Participate In VT Seva BLOOM Cancer Awareness And Prevention Event


Miss India New England Pageant Finalists Amritha Mangalat (Miss India New England 2014), Sonali Lappin (Miss India Massachusetts 2014), Mounica Donepudi (Miss Viewer’s Choice 2014), and Anita Ganesan (Miss Talented 2014) perform at VT Seva charity event to raise money and awareness for cancer prevention.
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Miss India NE Finalists Participate In VT Seva BLOOM Cancer Awareness And Prevention Event
Tulasidasa’s SriRamacaritamanasa Reading At SriLakshmi Temple
Tulasidasa’s SriRamacaritamanasa Reading At SriLakshmi Temple


by V.S.Ramapriya
For the past 22 years, Sri Lakshmi Temple has been hosting the Akhanda parayana of the Ramacaritamanasa as part of the Sri Ramanavami celebrations. A number of local community leaders and volunteers get involved in this activity with the reading,singing and applauding by the community at large.
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Bollywood Grill Meru Foundation Deepti Navaratna
Nine Local Poets Are All Set To Mesmerize The Audience At Hindi Manch Sahitya Sammmelan


By Jharna Madan
Hindi Manch bring back their annual ‘Hindi Manch Sahitya Sammelan’ which will be held at Thoreau School Auditorium, Concord on April 12th. This Sammelan will stage renowned Poets, Writers, and Theatre personalities from the New England area.
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Nine Local Poets Are All Set To Mesmerize The Audience At Hindi Manch Sahitya Sammmelan
Indian Fashion Fest | UCarnival Boston '15
Indian Fashion Fest | UCarnival Boston '15


Boston, we are crashing your party in style. The UCarnival ’15 bandwagon will be a breath of fresh air carrying all the flavours of Indian Ethnic Wear with it! Designer Sarees, Salwar Kameez, IndoWestern Tunics & more will be on display - 3000 unique style statements!
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Celestial Minds - Chessomania


Celestial Minds invites New England Chess players of all levels to attend this event filled with Chess fun, Lessons, Simultaneous display , Friendly games with India’s one of the most accomplished Chess players, International Chess Grandmaster Tejas Bakre. He is visiting US and will be coming to Boston for Celestial Minds " Chessomania" event. Event is open to candidates who are totally new to Chess along with Chess fans, hobbyists, tourney players and also to audience who likes to be a part of it.
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Celestial Minds - Chessomania
50 Speakers And 35 Exhibitors To Participate In Mega Health & Wellness Expo
50 Speakers And 35 Exhibitors To Participate In Mega Health & Wellness Expo


With approximately 50 speakers and more than 35 exhibitors, the day-long Mega Health & Wellness Expo is set for April 19 at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.
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World Renowned Yogi, Sadhguru Vasudev In Boston


Sadhguru Vasudev, a realized yogi, mystic and internationally renowned thought leader is coming to Boston for the first time to warm up the hearts of beloved Bostonians and to inspire them with his wisdom, wit and piercing logic. He will be appearing in a special event at the Back Bay Events Center on May 8th.
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World Renowned Yogi, Sadhguru Vasudev In Boston
Money Wise: Workshop On Financial Abundance
Money Wise: Workshop On Financial Abundance


Two day Workshop on Financial Abundance: Learn the secrets of self made businessmen, Learn empowering money habits that alter your financial future forever and more, and much more.
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PEOPLE TOP
Elegance MatScience21 Kay Pee Jewelers
Alyson Wood - Indiart Ambassador


By Jharna Madan
Alyson Wood is a renowned New England Artist. She has been painting since the age of 5 and is proficient in mediums like watercolor, oil paint, acrylic or pen and ink. The Ekal IndiArt Team is honored to have Alyson as an Art Ambassador.
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Alyson Wood - Indiart Ambassador
Tarak Mehta Awarded The Padma Shri
Tarak Mehta Awarded The Padma Shri


by Kushaan Shah
On March 30, 2015 one of Gujarati literature’s icons, Shri. Tarak Mehta (father of Eshani Shah), was awarded the Padma Shri. He was selected by the Government of India for the country's fourth highest civilian award for his distinguished contributions in writing and journalism.
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Kumu Gupta Becomes Times Of India Brand Ambassador


Kumu Gupta has become a Times of India newspaper's Brand Ambassador, 1st from US and 4th Internationally, since launch of their online NRI section read by worldwide audience.
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Kumu Gupta Becomes Times Of India Brand Ambassador
CONTRIBUTIONS TOP
Math Master Srilatha Kodali Boston Bhangra
My Journey Into Homeopathy
My	Journey Into Homeopathy


By Simranjeet Kaur
Many times it happens in life when certain events become a turning point and change one’s life drastically. Homeopathy the wonderful and gentle system of healing left me wonderstruck and brought a big change in my life.
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Facts About School Counselors And College Admissions


by Stephen Friedfeld
In the bustling offices of high schools across the country, counselors have an array of duties – from helping students with their class selection to offering social and emotional counseling. With so many students and a vast number of responsibilities, how much time is actually devoted to college preparation?
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Facts About School Counselors And College Admissions
Do You Have A Story To Share About Your Experience In The USA?
Do You Have A Story To Share About Your Experience In The USA?


by Sunayana Pal
"I wants to know what brought people to this lovely land of USA and have kept them here. What are their thoughts and experiences? What were their expectations and how different is the reality and many more questions" says Sunayana Pal who is looking to interview people for her book.
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Opinion: USACA Disgraces The United States - Again


USACA has once again exposed American cricket to shame and ridicule, this time through another mangled attempt to run a national tournament. On April 13, the ICC Board will meet to decide whether or not to continue to turn a blind eye to USACA's crippling mismanagement of the game in the USA.
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Opinion: USACA Disgraces The United States - Again
LIFESTYLE TOP
Learnquest American Visitor Ins BrahmaKumaris
Weekend Entertainment
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Ken Zukerman, Hindi Manch Sahitya Sammelan, Raag Rang, IndiArt Competition for Children, Gujjubhai Banya Dabangg, Ankit Tiwari, OP Nayyar Nite, ISW Hasya Kavi Sammelan, 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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For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Suhas Pathak, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!
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For The Mathematically Inclined
Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!
Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week!

(This section is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

Here it is – the top ten countdown of the week! Check out the new track, “Looking for Love” by Zach Night – a neat indo-western blend with a classical, romantic style.
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Laugh A While


Train jokes that take a wrong turn.
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Laugh A While
Recipes - Sweet Potato
Recipes - Sweet Potato


Sweet Potato - the healthy, nutritious versatile vegetable.
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Photo Of The Fortnight


Delightful heritage of Madhya Pradesh State. Can you guess?
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Photo Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day


Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word.
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