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MIT, Caltech and the National Science Foundation (NSF) make a historic announcement in physics: the first direct detection of gravitational waves, a disturbance of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.
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Our Voice And Yours
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Lokvani Talks To Sastry Dwivedula
Lokvani Talks To Sastry Dwivedula

(This section is sponsored by Immigration Solutions)

Sastry Dwivedula is Chief Financial Officer and Partner at Xtal Biostructures Inc. He is also the founder of Manava Seva, an organization that works to bring cancer detection and treatment to women in rural India. The organization is holding a Bharatanatyam Dance on February 20, 2016 at McCarthy Middle School in Chelmsford by Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant. He talked to Lokvani about the organization.
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In Conversation With Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant

(This section is sponsored by Tanna Insurance)

Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant, is celebrated as one of India’s leading classical dancers, choreographers and dance scholars.Performing in the two classical styles of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, Ananda, imbues to the technique and grammar of her dance, a sparkling quality that bristles with life.
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In Conversation With Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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

It was endless celebrations for the Bachchans. After Abhishek Bachchan’s 40th birthday celebration, the glamorous couple landed in Bengaluru for the Pro Kabaddi League.
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PEM Features Imagine South Asia

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

On February 6th and 7th, nearly 1,500 people came out for Imagine, South Asia at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). As part of PEM’s Present Tense Initiative, the museum hosted a range of dynamic weekend programming to celebrate the eight nations and more than 5,000 years of human history that comprise South Asia.
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PEM Features Imagine South Asia
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Sonika Vaid In Top 24 Of American Idol Contest
Sonika Vaid In Top 24 Of American Idol Contest


Sonika Vaid, the singing sensation from Martha’s Vineyard, has entered the last round of the popular American Idol contest.
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South Asian Showdown Dance 2016


If you like South Asian Dance and want to see some of the most competitive dance teams in North America, don’t miss South Asian Showdown Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the John Hancock Hall in Boston! The competing teams consist of ASU Andaaz, Boston University Jalwa, Broad Street Baadshahz, Brown Badmaash, Delaware Kamaal, MIT Mirchi, Rutgers SAPA, Saaya, Toofan, UJhoom, UVA Sharaara and WashU Chahaat.
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South Asian Showdown Dance 2016
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CRY Chinmaya Mission Boston Anupama
Boston Welcomes India's Communications & Information Technology
Minister Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad
Boston Welcomes India's Communications & Information Technology<br>Minister  Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad


When Boston was covered with almost half a foot of snow, Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad arrived to deliver keynote address at the Harvard India Conference at John F. Kennedy School of Government, and to interact with the Greater Boston community & technology leaders.
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Harvard India Conference: India In Transition


The theme, “India in Transition,” represented Indian Americans’ hopes and expectations for the future of our emerging country, and everyone highly looked forward to the insights and experiences of those who are currently at the forefront of this change.
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Harvard India Conference: India In Transition
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Dwarkamai Carrom & Chess Tournament
Dwarkamai Carrom & Chess Tournament


Dwarkamai will hold the Carrom and Chess Tournament on Feb. 13th and 14th, 2016.
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Cuisinier, An Indian/fusion Culinary Contest


Calcutta Club USA (www.calcuttaclubusa.com) is organizing Cuisinier, an Indian/fusion culinary contest on Feb 13th at Maynard Elks from 12 - 5 PM. The organization is well recognized for presenting innovative public events such as the International Bookfair and the Caleidoscope Cinefest in 2015.
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Cuisinier, An Indian/fusion Culinary Contest
Commencement Of Mallakhamb Center In Boston
Commencement Of Mallakhamb Center In Boston


Mallakhamb Federation of USA would like to invite all interested participants to join two day clinic on February 20-21 to learn Mallakhamb.
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Indian Consulate: Outreach And Consular Services Camp In Boston


With an aim to strengthen ties with the local Indian community in Massachusetts, Consul General of India, New York, along with a delegation of high-ranking diplomats, and officials from banking, tourism, and aviation sectors, will be hosting an Outreach Program and Consular Services Camp at the Radisson Hotel Chelmsford-Lowell, on March 5, 2016.
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Indian Consulate: Outreach And Consular Services Camp In Boston
SAPNE: Voice Of The Mothers And The Youth
SAPNE: Voice Of The Mothers And The Youth


We love the mother’s voice; we can hear it wherever we are. The mother’s voice gives us security and strength. Mother’s language is love, her grammar is her care. Occasionally she expresses herself in words. She sings lullabies to her children. Sometimes she creates the tunes. Her words are heart-felt. They speak of her inner joy.
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Boundary-less Education: Connect, And Collaborate To Transform Education


It is no longer business as usual in the education field! The blurring and dissolution of boundaries is a necessary condition for achieving the goals of education today, be it to meet the rapid development agenda of nations that require expanded access and quality, or be it the need for increased agility and relevance to address rapidly changing skills requirements of the marketplace. Register for the panel discussion on March 5th.
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Boundary-less Education:  Connect, And Collaborate To Transform Education
Dr. Atul Gawande To Headline Akshaya Patra Annual Boston Gala
Dr. Atul Gawande To Headline Akshaya Patra Annual Boston Gala


The Akshaya Patra Foundation will be holding its 2016 Annual Boston Benefit Event on Sunday, May 1st. Dr. Atul Gawande, author of the recently released bestseller Being Mortal, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker.
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METROHACKS - 200+ Hacks Come Alive On May 21st And 22nd In Boston


The hackathon will take place on May 21st-22nd at One Cambridge Center, Microsoft New England’s headquarters. Registration is completely free online at http://metrohacks.co.
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METROHACKS - 200+ Hacks Come Alive On May 21st And 22nd In Boston
2nd Bike For Dharma: In Support Of The Veterans
2nd Bike For Dharma: In Support Of The Veterans


In May 2015, Team Maruti, a team of bicycling enthusiasts (many with no prior experience) from Bharathi Vidyashram and the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire rallied to “Bike for Dharma” as part of the 2015 Honor Ride New Hampshire in support of the nation’s injured veterans, and contributed over $1300 to the event through their participation. Bharathi Vidyashram and the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire are once again happy to encourage you to join in the second “Bike for Dharma” as part of this year’s Honor Ride around Nashua, NH, on June 4th, 2016, and make a difference in the lives of our healing heroes.
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Huntington Theatre Company Presents Milk Like Sugar


“Milk Like Sugar balances street with sweet, to entertaining and illuminating effect. A MUST SEE!” – Los Angeles Times.
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Huntington Theatre Company Presents Milk Like Sugar
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Deepti Navaratna Sangita Joshi Raju Matta
SABAGB Welcomes New Board Of Directors For 2016
SABAGB Welcomes New Board Of Directors For 2016


SABA GB is pleased to announce its board for 2016 which consists of Saraa Basaria, President; Priya Amar, Vice President; Manleen Singh, Secretary; and Thanos Matthai, Treasurer.
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Special Recognition Award To Raj And Nalini Sharma At AIF Gala


The Special Recognition award for a Decade of AIF Leadership and Philanthropy will be presented to Raj and Nalini Sharma at the Tenth Anniversary of AIF New England Gala on March 26th at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.
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Special Recognition Award To Raj And Nalini Sharma At AIF Gala
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The Common Application Essay Prompts 2016-2017
The Common Application Essay Prompts 2016-2017


The Common App has released its 2016-2017 personal statement essay prompts - and yes, they may look familiar. Based on feedback and review from school counselors, parents and admissions officers, The Common App has decided to stick with the same five questions from last year:
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Home Security: Myths And Tips To Protect Your Home From Break-ins


Myth: We’re in a safe neighborhood. Fact: Some neighborhoods are safer than others, but break-ins occur everywhere.
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Home Security: Myths And Tips To Protect Your Home From Break-ins
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Weekend Entertainment
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Mona darling, Kaifi Aur Mein, Dawat 2016, Raaga-Rang and Sri Krishna Parijatam.
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For The Mathematically Inclined


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


February is Valentine’s Day Month! Need a playlist for your special date this weekend? Here are some of my favorite Bollywood love songs and mashups below – a mix of old and new. Click the links to watch the music videos. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
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Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire


Society does not look kindly upon women who fight back and respond to infringement of their basic rights with a violent rage instead of with helplessness. The book shows us that even in a highly developed society the basic human rights, especially those of women are easily exploited and it is hard to get justice.
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Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire
Laugh A While
Laugh A While


Sweet Nothings (.com) My boyfriend and I met online and we'd been dating for over a year. I introduced Hans to my uncle, who was fascinated by the fact that we met over the Internet. He asked Hans what kind of line he had used to pick me up. Ever the geek, Hans naively replied, "I just used a regular 56K modem."
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Recipes - Valentines Day Special


Totally Sinful - Try this valentine's day and enjoy.
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Recipes - Valentines Day Special
Picture Of The Fortnight
Picture Of The Fortnight


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Thought For The Day


Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
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Thought For The Day