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Frank Islam Receives Pride Of India Award
Frank Islam Receives Pride Of India Award

Philanthropist and entrepreneur, Frank Islam was honored with Pride of India award at the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) Silver Jubilee Convention held at the Burlington Marriott on August 29, 2015. Stressing the importance of education and philanthropy, he urged South Asians to invest in the next generation.

Kumar Barve For US Congress

“I want to make America a “High-Wage” nation” says Kumar Barve a candidate who is running for Congress in 2016. The first Indian-American to be elected to a state legislature in the United States, Barve has served as the Majority Leader in Maryland House of Delegates. He is currently the Chair of the House Environment and Transportation Committee. He will be in the Boston area on September 12.

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35 Innovators Under 35
35 Innovators Under 35

Aaswath Raman and Indian-origin innovators Rahul Panicker, Rohan Paul and Saurabh Srivastava were among the “35 Innovators under 35,” a list created by the MIT Technology Review.

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KHMC Hosts Summer Concert

by Jyoti Sharma, Chris Pereji and Neela Natrajan
KHMC hosted the Summer Concert on June 20, 2015 with presentations by Swati Panda, followed by students of Chris Pereji, Aparna Balaji and Tara Anand.

KHMC Hosts Summer Concert
Love, Voice And Freedom – Summer Poetry Echoes In Lexington
Love, Voice And Freedom – Summer Poetry Echoes In Lexington

by Maneesh Srivastava
It was August 29, 2015. A bright sunny idyllic afternoon: trees are filled in green, the flowers are blooming on the shrubs, people are dressed in colorful casuals – the South Asian Poets group converged in Lexington Public Library for their summer poetry meet.

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NESSP Celebrates The Ground Breaking Ceremony

New England Shirdi Sai Parviaar (NESSP) celebrated the Shankusthapana or the foundation stone laying ceremony in Groton, MA on August 29th for a permanent Shirdi Sai Temple. This event also marks the beginning of the first of the two phases of constructing a magnificent 40,000 sq ft temple complex.

NESSP Celebrates The Ground Breaking Ceremony
TeNA Hosts Freedom Cup-VI
TeNA Hosts Freedom Cup-VI

Telangana NRI Association hosted the Freedom Cup-VI volleyball tournament with 24 teams participating. A big congratulations to Happy Fleet, the champions, and Nashua Spikers, the runner-ups.

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IAGB To Hold General Elections

IAGB will hold its general election for the IAGB Executive Committee (2015-2017) comprising of four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and fifteen directors. The deadline for filing nominations are September 10.

IAGB To Hold General Elections
Sunidhi Chauhan Live In Concert
Sunidhi Chauhan Live In Concert

Sunidhi Chauhan is one of the most popular Indian playback singers and performers today, best known for her Punjabi songs and Hindi film songs in Bollywood. She will be in Boston area on September 11th.

Academy Of Creative Arts – Open House

Academy of Creative Arts will be kicking off their fall session with an open house on September 12th where doors will be open for all the students, parents, visitors to see their classes in action and also learn more about all the creative and performing art programs they offer.

Academy Of Creative Arts – Open House
Sundarakandam: The Signet Of Hope
Sundarakandam: The Signet Of Hope

The Boston Chapter of AIM for Seva will celebrate with our donors the culmination of our 2015 fundraising campaign with the acclaimed dance drama Sundara Kandam - The Signet of Hope on September 18th at Regis College Arts Center in Weston.

Indian Ocean Live In Concert

AID-MIT and MIT Sangam are proud to present India’s biggest underground musical success, Indian Ocean - Live in Concert. Get ready to be mesmerized with a unique genre of fusion music that encompasses elements of traditional Indian ragas as well as western rock, guitar and drums on September 18th!

Indian Ocean Live In Concert
Indian Wedding @ Cary - “A Visual Odyssey Of Celebrations”
Indian Wedding @ Cary - “A Visual Odyssey Of Celebrations”

Indian Wedding @ Cary, “A visual odyssey of celebrations” Presented by Indian Americans of Lexington and Cary Memorial Library on Saturday September 19, 2015.

Lokvani College Admissions Workshops

by Stephen Friedfeld
In partnership with Lokvani, AcceptU (www.AcceptU.com), a local college counseling group comprised of former admissions officers will be offering two free workshops, “Inside the College Admissions Office,” on Sunday, September 27.

Lokvani College Admissions Workshops
National Essay Contest On Mahatma Gandhi
National Essay Contest On Mahatma Gandhi

IDC (India Discovery Center), a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts, is organizing a national essay contest on Mahatma Gandhi as a part of its India Heritage Weekend event. The India Heritage Weekend celebrates the centennial of Gandhi’s return to India with a planned set of activities including movies, music concert, exhibition and a lecture.

Kya Yehi Pyar Hai

Lokvani is moving into its 15th year and we are honored that singers from the area Valentino Almeida, Mohan Subramanium, Rajiv Gangurde, Shraddha Agarwal, Nidhi Tare Lad and Hemant Patkar under the leadership of Praveen Misra have decided to create a beautiful musical evening to celebrate this moment. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

Kya Yehi Pyar Hai
Ye Syam Mastani
Ye Syam Mastani

We Care Charity invites you and your loved ones to take part in our second annual fundraising event - Ye Syam Mastani - and join us on an enchanting journey through Hindi cinema music.

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Arangetram: Anika Sridhar

by Sudharsana Srinivasan
Anika Sridhar, disciple of Smt. Sunanda Narayanan, throughout her arangetram on August 16th demonstrated mastery on nritta, abhinaya and strong understanding of the art form beyond movement. This innate skill that Anika possesses came across in every piece she performed, making the evening a purely enjoyable one for everyone assembled.

Arangetram: Anika Sridhar
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Significance Of Janmashtmi
Significance Of Janmashtmi

Janmashtami, is the birthday of lord Krishna which is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country. It is believed that lord Vishnu reincarnated in the form of lord Krishna on the auspicious day of Janmashtami. The historical background of the birth of lord Krishna depicts the significance of this Hindu festival. Lord Krishna was born at midnight on the eighth day of Hindu lunar month, Shravana.

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Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Jayaram Show 2015, Ganesh and Kumaresh, Padmashree Aruna Sairam, Padmabhushan Sudha Raghunathan, Once Upon A time NOT in Bollywood Rerun, Kya Yehi Pyar Hai, Nrityotsav 2015, Ye Syam Mastani, Kavita Krishnamurti, Aaina-Aligarh Se Bollywood Tak, Poornaprajna and Anirbhan Das Gupta, Bangla-O-Biswa Durga Puja, Arshad Ali, A Deepavali Music Treat, Ramakrishna Murthy and Just Duets-Hum Aur Tum.

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Saturday - 09/5/15
Krishna Janmastami
Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations / RI
Sri Krishna Janmastami Puja
Shri Krishna Janmashthami Celebration in Satsang Center
Krishan Janam Ashtami Celebration / SDM

Sunday - 09/6/15
Sunderkand Ka Path
GuruKool Open House
Gita Reading at Sri Lakshmi Temple

Thursday - 09/10/15
Shahzia Sikander: Parallax

Friday - 09/11/15
Sunidhi Chauhan Live in Concert
Jayaram Show 2015

Saturday - 09/12/15
Ganesh and Kumaresh: Carnatic Violin / MITHAS
4th Annual Dwarkamai Tennis Tournament

Sunday - 09/13/15
Chinmaya Mission Boston - Padmashree Aruna Sairam
La Martiniere Founder's Day Celebration
Valmiki in Sai Temple

Friday - 09/18/15
Bhuvanesh Komkali - Music Appreciation
Saheli Annual Gala Fundraiser- Nirbhaya 2015
Dance Drama - Sundarakandam
Indian Ocean Live in Concert

Saturday - 09/19/15
Bhuvanesh Komkali - Concert
Hindi Play - Sach Aur Sach Ke Siva

Sunday - 09/20/15
Culture for a Cause 2015 - Help Rebuild Nepal

Monday - 09/21/15

Friday - 09/25/15
Pratham Boston Gala 2015

Saturday - 09/26/15
Kasumbal Dairo
Sun Raha Hai Na Tu
Chinmaya Mission Boston - Padmabushan Sudha Raghunathan
Kids Got Talent

Sunday - 09/27/15
Fall College Admissions Workshop / Lexington
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