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Best place to work based on employee survey is Bain & Company Inc. While Airbnb dropped to #35, Clorox Co., Forrester Research Inc., Keller Williams Realty Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Lululemon Athletica Inc. all made the list for the first time this year.
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Our Voice And Yours
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A Conversation With Vidya Vachaspati Pandit Shankar Abhyankar
A Conversation With Vidya Vachaspati Pandit Shankar Abhyankar


Shuchita Rao of Lokvani spoke to renowned Hindu scholar Vidya Vachaspati Dr. Shankar Abhyankar about his childhood, education, spirituality and basic tenets of Hinduism.
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IAGB Hosted Its First-Ever Antakshari Competition


IAGB hosted its first-ever Antakshari Competition in Burlington, MA. The winning teams were: Nandish Desai and Neha Ghalsasi, Krish Aneja and Vasudha Kudrimoti, Anish Desai and Krishna Desai, Pratibha Shah and Bhanu Vadhera, and Vidya Iyer and Prakash Iyer.
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IAGB Hosted Its First-Ever Antakshari Competition
SWARAAG Amazes With New Teams, Choreography … Ringing In 2016 Winners!
SWARAAG Amazes With New Teams, Choreography … Ringing In 2016 Winners!


by Swathi Subramanian
New choreographers and groups, over 100 contestants bringing unique routines and the sparkle of Airtel Super Singer Rohini Rajaraman – with ties to Rahman and the music industry, made SwaRaag 2016 a memorable year of amazing performances. The event was hosted by Swathi Subramanian, Founder/President of SwaRaag.
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Desi-Dhamaka - Was Just As The Name Suggests!!


Desi-Dhamaka - was just as the name suggests!! An event showcasing amazing local talent, gorgeous friends!! Evening filled with fun...a unique blend of dances, songs, tabla-fusion, and mind blowing fashion show!!
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Desi-Dhamaka - Was Just As The Name Suggests!!
Shaam-e-Ghazal With Kiran Nath
Shaam-e-Ghazal With Kiran Nath


Join us for a musical evening of ghazals and thumris Shaam-E-Ghazal with Kiran Nath in Framingham, MA on December 11th.
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Chhandika Kathak Youth Ensemble Presents Shakti


The SHAKTI performance by Chhandika Kathak Youth Ensemble on November 19th brought together all that it symbolized — female power, innovation within tradition, a blend of Hindu and Muslim traditions, and a new generation of 17 artists.
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Chhandika Kathak Youth Ensemble Presents Shakti
Arangetram: Nealaksi Maniraja
Arangetram: Nealaksi Maniraja


by Kalpana Balachundhar
Nealaksi Maniraja, student of Smt. Soumya Rajaram, dazed the audience with sweet effulgent smile and radiant entry into the stage. During her arangetram, she showcased her expertise over rhythm, stamina, musicality and command of the vocabulary of Bharatanatyam.
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Hewlett Packard & India Today Honors Ekal Vidyalaya


by Prakash Waghmare
Two years ago “Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation” introduced an innovative digitized supplement to rural life to speed up its integration into the mainstream. Recently, Ekal was honored with the “Digital Trailblazer Award” at the Digital Conclave organized by ‘Hewlett Packard’ in association with ‘India Today’ for this unique initiative.
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Hewlett Packard & India Today Honors Ekal Vidyalaya
ISW At The Celtics
ISW At The Celtics


Over 120 members of The India Society of Worcester (ISW) community returned to the TD Banknorth Garden on December 2 to watch the Boston Celtics defeat the Sacramento Kings 97-92.
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Moving The Needle On Climate Change


by Vivek Soni
TiE Boston organized a Deep Dive event on December 5, 2016 on the topic of “Moving the Needle on Climate Change”. Time to do something about carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Reducing emissions is not enough!
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Moving The Needle On Climate Change
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CRY Raju Matta Bollywood Grill
College Planning Seminar For Middle School And High School Parents
College Planning Seminar For Middle School And High School Parents


Chinmaya Mission Boston is excited to offer a College Planning Seminar for all parents with children in Middle School or High School on December 10th at 3:00 pm.
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SETU Presents Ramayan In English


Due to public demand, SETU once again presents Ramayan in English on December 9-10. Here is your chance to see it if you missed it the first time around!
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SETU Presents Ramayan In English
HAF Presents A Day In The Life Of A Pakistani Hindu
HAF Presents A Day In The Life Of A Pakistani Hindu


In honor of International Human Rights Day, the Hindu American Foundation is proud to present A Day In The Life Of A Pakistani Hindu featuring two leaders - Sanjesh Dhanja and Kiran Kumari - from the esteemed organization Pakistan Hindu Seva Welfare Trust (PHS) on December 10th.
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Shaam-e-Ghazal With Kiran Nath


Join us for a musical evening of ghazals and thumris Shaam-E-Ghazal with Kiran Nath in Framingham, MA on December 11th.
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Shaam-e-Ghazal With Kiran Nath
Practicing Restraint In Life And Bhagavad Gita
Practicing Restraint In Life And Bhagavad Gita


by Bijoy Misra
When do we know that our action could be “wrong”? How quickly do we know? How do we rationalize? Come and analyze these and more through the text of the Bhagavadgita in a Gitajayanti event on December 11, 2016 in Sri Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth in Billerica, MA.
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Vidyaarambh With Shankar Mahadevan At Academy Of Creative Arts


In an exclusive event for students and parents, the legendary music composer Shankar Mahadevan will conduct one of a kind “Vidyaarambh with Shankar” at the Academy of Creative Arts on December 12th.
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Vidyaarambh With Shankar Mahadevan At Academy Of Creative Arts
Vocabulary And Geography Bees At NESSP
Vocabulary And Geography Bees At NESSP


On 17th December, Groton town selectman Mr. Jack Petropoulos (Chairman) will grace as a chief guest for NESSP Vocabulary and Geography Bees for kids 1-6 grades followed by trophy presentation for all the winners of video games, chess, essay writing, and spelling contests.
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Jet And VT Seva Presents : Celebration Of Equality


Dont miss this opportunity to listen to Anuradha Palakurthi and witness Sailaja Chaudhury. The New England Chapters of Jeeyar Education Trust (JET), VT Seva and Prajna cordially invite you, your family and friends to partake in the celebration of Equality on Sunday, December 18th between 3 and 8 PM. The free and open to all event will be held in Ashland High School.
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Jet And VT Seva Presents : Celebration Of Equality
NESSP: Duttatreya Jayanthi Celebrations-Samuhika Gurucharitra Parayan
NESSP: Duttatreya Jayanthi Celebrations-Samuhika Gurucharitra Parayan


New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar is celebrating Duttatreya Jayanthi on December 13th by performing Sai Vrat Katha and Samuhika Gurucharitra Parayan on December 17th.
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Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide To Joy


If the over 7 billion people on the planet consume at the same level as an average American citizen, statistics say, we will need almost four-and-a-half planets. But we only have half a planet left - Sadhguru.
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Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide To Joy
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Indian-American Teens Win Top Prizes At 2016 Siemens Competition
Indian-American Teens Win Top Prizes At 2016 Siemens Competition


Vineet Edupuganti, Adhya Beesam and Shriya Beesam, Manan Shah, Nikhil Cheerla and Anika Cheerla win $100K and $50K prizes at the 2016 Siemens Competition.
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2017 Summer Congressional & Advocacy Internship Applications Now Open


The Hindu American Congressional & Advocacy Internship is a unique opportunity for select undergraduate and graduate students to spend an exciting summer in our nation’s capitol working for either Congressional offices or the HAF office.
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2017 Summer Congressional & Advocacy Internship Applications Now Open
Apply To The AIF Clinton Fellowship
Apply To The AIF  Clinton Fellowship


Application for the 2017-18 Fellowship year close on January 16, 2017. Apply now!
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Retailers Rate Reflexis Top Workforce Management Company


Reflexis, led by Prashanth Palakurthi, was rated by Tier 1 Retailers as the top workforce management software company in seven customer satisfaction breakout categories and #1 Targeted Solution software company for the seventh time and second year in a row.
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Retailers Rate Reflexis Top Workforce Management Company
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Saheli Shines Light On Domestic Violence
Saheli Shines Light On Domestic Violence


South Asian respondents born in the U.S. are more likely to say that they have experienced abuse than South Asian respondents born overseas, and that 50% of survey respondents said they know someone who has experienced abuse. For the year, Saheli has helped more than 166 clients.
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PISA: US Teenagers’ Math Scores See Greatest Drop Since 2009


US with an 11-point drop in its average math score was the most sizable decrease since 2009. A bright spot was Massachusetts. The state’s reading score would have tied for second behind Singapore, and its science showing tied for sixth.
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PISA: US Teenagers’ Math Scores See Greatest Drop Since 2009
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Weekend Entertainment
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including SETU's Ramayan, Parwaaz: Jaswinder Singh Live in Concert, Shaam-e-Ghazal with Kiran Nath, Prabasi and Bindaas Masti New Year Eve's Party.
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