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In Conversation With: Year In Review - Part II


01/04/2018

In Conversation With Prof Satish Mehta And Jyotsna Mehta
Prof Satish Mehta and Jyotsna Mehta are the founders of "Prayog" a theater group in India. Pioneers in the field of modern Hindi theater, the couple has presented over 83 plays. They are also the parents of Dr. Java Joshi, the co-founder of Creative Arts Academy in Burlington, MA. They shared some great thoughts on producing quality plays.
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In Conversation With Kashif Sayed
He has been active member of the Outreach team of the Islamic Society of Boston. He has been serving as a volunteer teacher of Islam 101 at ISBCC, Roxbury and ISB Cambridge for the last 7 years.
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In Conversation With Hema Kannan
In a nutshell the philosophy is to serve as a means to enrich our lives by empowering the Arts & Artisans in a sustainable way possible and allow a shopping platform that’s guilt free and expressing ourselves as who we truly are!! - Hema Kannan.
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In Conversation With Megha Desai
Megha Desai runs two organizations trying to make a positive change in the world. She is the President of the Desai Foundation and the founder of MSD (Marketing.Strategy.Dharma.) She talked about her work and the upcoming Lotus Festival organized by the Desai Foundation to be held on September 16.
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In Conversation With Anjan Mukherjee
Inventor of TaraltecTM Reactor, a very simple low cost device which when fitted into pumps, even hand pumps in Rural Areas in India, kills the microbes in the water that flows through it. This helps provide microbe free water and thus help the spread of water borne diseases like cholera and diarrhea that continue to plaque millions.
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In Conversation With Dipti Mehta
HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a powerful performance coming to Larcom Theater in Beverly on Saturday, October 7 at 4pm. Dipti Mehta talked to Lokvani about the show and the charity ApneAap that is working to end sex trafficking.
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In Conversation With Menka Jethra
“We are so excited that for the first time in the history of Burlington the town of Burlington is working with us to host a Diwali Tree Lighting ceremony in the commons on Oct. 15” says Menka Jethra. She is a long time Burlington resident who is a founding member and President of the Indian Americans for Burlington, She talked to Lokvani about the joys of living in the town of Burlington and shared the details of the Oct. 15 Diwali Lighting. "There will be a big Garba, great food, yoga and fun activities for the children – including a Rangoli competition."
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In Conversation With Devika Gholap And Ritika Sharma
Devika and Ritika are the co-founders and co-chairs of Detour India Fest, a first of its kind conference being held at Boston University on Nov 11. The conference features leading speakers including Mr. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Mr. Ajay Jadeja, Mr. Kapil Sibal, Mr. Rohan Joshi (AIB), Mr. Ashish Kashyap (Ibibo Group Founder), Ms. Anu Chitrapu (Senior VP, Bank of America), Mr. Karambir Kang (Area Director of Taj Hotels). They talked to Lokvani about the conference.
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In Conversation With Aditi Taylor And Sanjay Gowda
After winning a hard fought election for the leadership of the India Association of Greater Boston, President Aditi Taylor and Vice President Sanjay Gowda are now working to implement their vision for the organization. They shared their roadmap with Lokvani.
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In Conversation With Aruna Miller
Aruna Miller, a candidate for Congress from Maryland currently serves as a Delegate in Maryland House of Delegates for the 15th Legislative District. A passionate supporter of progressive agenda, Miller, a Democrat talked to Lokvani about her candidacy for Congress.
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In Conversation With Apratim Majumdar
by Shuchita Rao
MITHAS presented Kolkatta based artists Shri Apratim Majumdar on the sarod instrument accompanied by Shri Amit Chatterjee on the tabla November 4, 2017. Shuchita Rao of Lokvani spoke to Shri Majumdar about his journey in music.
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In Conversation With Violinist Purnaprajna Bangere
Learnquest Baithak presented a violin concert by Sri Purnaprajna Bangere accompanied by Sri Amit Kavthekar on the tabla, on Friday, November 17 at Jawed Wahid’s music hall in Framingham, MA. Shuchita Rao of Lokvani spoke to Sri Bangere about his journey in music and mathematics.
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Dance Arangetrams Round Up


Students learning a variety of dance styles presented their Arangetrams.
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Dance Arangetrams Round Up
Picture Of The Fortnight


Collage of pictures.
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Picture Of The Fortnight
Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week


by Priyanka Jain Vora
Happy New Year! Let’s see where Bollywood music stands at the start of 2018! Check out Atif Aslam’s romantic number in Tiger Zinda Hai, “Dil Diyan Gallan.” From the same movie, “Swag Se Swagat,” is the very catchy item number song starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Don’t miss the dance tune, “Pallo Latke,” from Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana. “Ghoomar” still ranks high on my list – still eagerly awaiting the epic movie release of Padmavati in February! What’s your favorite Bollywood song so far this new year?
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Music Review: Top Ten Bollywood Songs Of The Week
South Asian Showdown Dance 2018


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! The last eight years have sold out and this year will be no different!!!
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South Asian Showdown Dance 2018
Lokvani Talks To: Year In Review Part II


Meet Arun Upneja, Gouri Banerjee, Raajan Narayanan, Devanand Chinta, Subrata Das, Nilou Moochhala, Savitha Rajiv, New England Sampreeti Team, Anuradha Sanyal, Krishnakali Das Gupta and Ashwini Ramanisankar.
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Lokvani Talks To: Year In Review Part II

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