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Lokvani Talks To...2011 Recap Part 1

Ranjani Saigal

Lokvani Talks To Chand Pasha
Chand Pasha Shaik along with his wife Hameeda Shaik are founders of the BigHelp Foundation which supports education for the under priviledged in India. Some of the students they support have entered IIT. A software engineer by profession, Shaik works at IBM. He has a MBA from Babson College and lives with wife and two wonderful children thirteen year old Haseef and eleven year old Sana in Franklin. He spoke to Lokvani about the Big Help organization.

Lokvani Talks To Ruma Neogy
An environmental engineer by profession, Neogy is a very active volunteer in The Boston Pledge. She talked to Lokvani about this organization and the upcoming event to be held at the Hilton Inn in Woburn on Feb. 13 at 12:00 noon which will bring together New England community members who are actively involved in philanthropy.

Lokvani Talks To Puran Dang
Puran Dang, a distinguished and well known community figure in the New England area and a longtime Lexington resident wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service from his Alma Mater, IIT Kharagpur.

Lokvani Talks To Shuchita Rao
Shuchita Rao teaches Hindustani Music through her own school of music - RASA (Raaga Aesthetics, Sharing and Appreciation) Institute and through Learnquest Academy of Music in Waltham. A classical hindustani music performing artist she also writes articles on music for various publications. She and her students will be opening Spring Festival 2011 for MITHAS on Sunday, March 6 at Wong Auditorium at 4 pm with accompanists - Dr. George Ruckert on the harmonium and Amit Kavthekar on the tabla. BUY TICKETS

Lokvani Talks To Mouli Pal, Odissi Artist
Mouli Pal, New England’s Odissi artist and teacher carries herself with a grace and quiet charm that comes from years of dedication to the classical dance art form, Odissi. On April 10th, she and her group will present" Taral Tarang, Lyrical Liquids "An evening of delightful Odissi exploring Oceans, rivers, rains and clouds through the lyrical form of Odissi at Springstep, Medford.

Lokvani Talks To Krina Patel, Artist,Teacher And Food Enthusiast
"I love sharing food stories. As I listened to food stories across the world I came to realize that food is about connecting and re-connecting - with people, places, a time in one’s life. So, I decided to start ‘Stir a Memory’ – a project that invites people to share food memories"- Krina Patel stirs up memories of food at the 'Sensational India' festival in Peabody Museum this weekend.

Lokvani Talks To Harvard Professor Dr. Sugata Bose

Harvard History Professor Sugata Bose discusses his newest work of scholarship, His Majesty's Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India's Struggle Against Empire on April 29th, at 3pm at the Harvard Bookstore.

Lokvani Talks To Latha Edavalath
Latha Edavalath is the principal of the Lasya College of Dance in Pilathara, Kerala. She is working with 30 Boston area dancers and teachers to present a unique production "Navavidha Bhakti" which will be performed on July 17 at Ashland High School. Lata talked to Lokvani about the production and her passion for dance. Click here to buy tickets for Navavidha Bhakti

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