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Indian Parliament passes bill to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks!

Edith Fuller is bound for the Scripps National Spelling Bee after becoming the youngest winner of a regional competition in Oklahoma. Last year's youngest contestant was 6-year-old Akash Vukoti from San Angelo, TX.
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Meet And Greet With Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Meet And Greet With Minister Dharmendra Pradhan


Odisha Society of New England (OSNE) hosted a meet and greet reception for minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the honorable Minister of Petroleum and Natural gas, Government of India, at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford, MA. Lokvani had the opportunity to meet with the minister and with the consul general. Check out our video interview.
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Hindu Temple Of New Hampshire Celebrates Maha Shivaratri


The Hindu Temple of New Hampshire, Nashua, NH celebrated the annual Maha Shivaratri festival on February 24th. The sublime celebration that attracted an impressive crowd of devotees, commenced early in the evening and continued through the entire night till dawn.
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Hindu Temple Of New Hampshire  Celebrates Maha Shivaratri
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World Music Presents Sanam Marvi
World Music Presents Sanam Marvi


Sanam Marvi, known as one of the finest singers of Sufi devotional music, will be performing at the Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, on March 26th.
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LearnQuest Announces Artist Line Up For The 12th Annual Music Conference


by Anish Khanzode
The 12th annual LearnQuest music festival will be held on Friday-Sunday, April 14-16 at the Center of Fine Arts at Regis College, Weston, MA. As in the past, the festival will feature great maestros and rising stars of Hindustani and Carnatic classical music.
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LearnQuest Announces Artist Line Up For The 12th Annual Music Conference
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Mahashivaratri Celebrations At Vijaya Durga Temple In Burlington
Mahashivaratri Celebrations At Vijaya Durga Temple In Burlington


The Vijaya Durga Kali Temple held a grand Mahashivatri celebration including a beautiful enactment of the wedding of Lord Shiva and Ma Durga. The wedding lasted upto 3:00 am with a cultural event following the wedding.
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Babson Second Annual India Symposium


Babson College hosted the second annual India Symposium at the Carling-Sorenson Theater on March 3, 2017. The event was very enlightening featuring a wonderful set of young Indian entrepreneurs who are changing the way business is done in India.
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Babson Second Annual India Symposium
HPHC: Asian Indian Survey
HPHC: Asian Indian Survey


To help serve you better and develop programs to meet your needs, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is conducting a survey about its insurance program for visitors from India, Eastern Harmony and many of its other services. There is a prize drawing of 1 prize of $500, 2 prizes of $250, and 10 prizes of $50.
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Holi Hasya Kavi Sammelan


Capturing the spirit of fun that is so central to the festival of Holi, Hindi Manch is creating a Haasya Kavi Sammelan on March 11. The poets have been practicing, the jokers joking, the comics comicing for what promises to be a fun filled evening in Burlington, MA.
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Holi Hasya Kavi Sammelan
First Ever New Hampshire Ekal Appathon
First Ever New Hampshire Ekal Appathon


In this developing world full of technology, are you interested in establishing yourself as a major player? Do you want to have fun while being creative and building an app? You can do all this and more, all while helping children in India recieve a proper education. Join the New Hampshire Chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya for their first ever Appathon on March 19th!
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The Waiting Rooms - A Gujarati Play


Gurjar in association with Dhoom Entertainment presents an award winning superhit Gujarati play on March 10th at Woburn High School, Woburn, MA.
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The Waiting Rooms - A Gujarati Play
SUKOON - A Vigil In Memory Of Srinivas Khuchibhotla
SUKOON - A Vigil In Memory Of Srinivas Khuchibhotla


A vigil in memory of Srinivas Kuchibhotla is slated to be held on March 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the Boston Common to honor his life and memory.
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Academy Of Creative Arts Is Delighted To Announce Its First Short Film Festival


by Sonal Yadav
Academy of Creative Arts is delighted to announce its first short film festival in an effort to encourage local film making and film makers. Apart from screening of the two short films - "Epiphany" & "The Company you Keep" meet with cast/crew and discuss possibility to get involved in future projects. The event will be held on March 12th.
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Academy Of Creative Arts  Is Delighted To Announce Its First Short Film Festival
Bollywood Star Jaaved Jaaferi - Special Guest At AIF Gala
Bollywood Star Jaaved Jaaferi - Special Guest At AIF Gala


Jaaved Jaaferi from Bollywood will be in Boston on March 18th for the AIF gala at the Copley Marriott. Two surprises wait that night. Register early @ http://aif.org/event/negala2017/ to watch the night come alive!
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What Is Isha Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya?


Isha Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya is a simple 21 minute practice distilled from the ancient yogic sciences to effect a profound well being and self-transformation. This 4-Day program is coming to Chelmsford on March 16th.
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What Is Isha Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya?
Akshaya Patra Annual Boston Gala
Akshaya Patra Annual Boston Gala


Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be the event's keynote speaker. HGTV and Food Network interior designer Taniya Nayak will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. American Idol finalist Sonika Vaid will entertain at the Akshaya Patra Foundation's 2017 Boston Benefit Gala on Friday, April 28th at the Cambridge Marriott Boston.
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Ekal Math Bee 2017


Come participate in Ekal Math Bee 2017 on May 6, 2017!Try out your math abilities while helping children in Rural India get access to basic literacy.
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Ekal Math Bee 2017
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Raj And Prem Goyal Award For Rising Star In Medicine
Raj And Prem Goyal Award For Rising Star In Medicine


Goyal Family Charitable Foundation and Lokvani.com invite applications for the "Raj and Prem Goyal Award for Rising Star in Medicine". Application deadline: April, 30, 2017.
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Another Historic Win For The Lexington Indian-Americans


Congratulations to Hema Bhatt, Narain Bhatia, Sunny Chandra, Vikas Kinger, Vineeta Kumar and Dinesh Patel, who were elected as Town Meeting Members in Lexington, MA.
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Another Historic Win For The Lexington Indian-Americans
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Phaseouts And Reductions: A Tax-Filing Reminder
Phaseouts And Reductions: A Tax-Filing Reminder


As tax-filing season gets into full swing, there are many details to remember. One subject to keep in mind - especially if you've seen your income rise recently - is whether you'll be able to reap the full value of tax breaks that you've claimed previously.
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SABA GB Strongly Opposes The Trump Administrationís Revised Executive Order


The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB) strongly condemns the Trump Administration's newest Executive Order. This Order, signed on March 6, 2017, is yet another discriminatory action by this Administration and circumvents the ideals of the United States Constitution and this great nation.
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SABA GB Strongly Opposes The Trump Administrationís Revised Executive Order
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Weekend Entertainment
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Gujrati Play: The Waiting Rooms, Rang Barse Holi Hai, Kunnakudi Balamurali Krishnan, Romu Majumdar,Gurjar Casino Night, Amritha Murali, Raaga-Rang 2017, Ekal Math Bee, Rachna Bodas, Abhisek Lahiri and MITHAS Annual Membership.
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Event Update
Friday - 03/10/17
Gujarati Play: The Waiting Rooms

Saturday - 03/11/17
Rang Barse Holi Hai 2017
NEHM: Hasya Kavi Sammelan
IDC Contents Meeting
BVIS Holi

Sunday - 03/12/17
Rang Barse Holi Hai 2017
Holi at Satsang Center

Thursday - 03/16/17
Inner Engineering Total - Chelmsford
2 to Tango 3 to Jive3

Saturday - 03/18/17
AIF New England Gala
BVIS Holi Event

Sunday - 03/19/17
UIANE Holi 2017
Ekal Appathon - NH

Tuesday - 03/21/17
Womensworth: An Evening of Education and Networking

Saturday - 03/25/17
Gravitational Waves and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
Sewa Holi - Holi Hai

Sunday - 03/26/17
Shadaj: Ronu Majumdar (Flute)
MITHAS: Kunnakudi Balamurali Krishnan
Academy Art Show & Recitals
BAPS Women
World Music: Sanam Marvi

Friday - 03/31/17
SETU Presents Kamala

Saturday - 4/1/17
Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet: Songs of the Legendary Lata Mangeshkar
Indian Wedding Show
Sri Rama Charita Manasa Akhanda Parayanam
SETU Presents Kamala

Sunday - 4/2/17
NETS Pongal Vizhaa 2017
Chinmaya Mission Presents TM Krishna (SOLD OUT)
Saheli Mehendi Celebration
Sri Rama Charita Manasa Akhanda Parayanam
SETU Presents Kamala

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