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Lokvani Talks To Samita Mandelia
Lokvani Talks To Samita Mandelia

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Samita brings her local expertise and offers practical solutions to help navigate complex challenges in home buying and selling needs of her clients.

In Conversation With Mohan Wanchoo

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Mohan Wanchoo is the Founder & CEO of Jasmine Universe a company In New York that provides a holistic approach to energy consumption, focused on sustainability and cost-savings. Wanchoo is also a very well trained classical singer and recently presented two fabulous musical concerts in New England. He is passionate about education and is a strong supporter of the Ekal Vidyalaya. He talked to Lokvani his company and his philanthropic interest.

In Conversation With Mohan Wanchoo
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

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Controversies rarely leave Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, but he says they have no effect on his name or fame.

Memorable Chitrahaar Show Presented By New England Hindi Manch

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by Shuchita Rao
New England Hindi Manch’s Chitrahaar show held on the evening of December 12, 2015 was more than a show that just featured live performances of film songs sung to karaoke music. It was a magical recreation of the era when television and Doordarshan programs made an entry in India in the late 1970s to provide entertainment in Indian homes.

Memorable Chitrahaar Show Presented By New England Hindi Manch
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - A Survey
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - A Survey

Many of us at Harvard Pilgrim havebeen reaching out to the South Asian community to obtain feedback on our “feet on the streets” efforts in sharing our Eastern Harmony Program, and our Visiting Family Medical benefit. Obtaining your feedback is vital to our strategy to ensure that we are raising awareness on Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s products and services, and in addressing and supporting the needs of the South Asian Communities and businesses. It is a short 5 min survey.

Syna Bhuva Wins Miss. Jr. Pre-Teen National Competition

Syna Bhuva, age 9, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts was named Miss. Jr. Pre-Teen National on December 13th at the competition held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL.

Syna Bhuva Wins Miss. Jr. Pre-Teen National Competition
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Shefali Jain Touches Audiences With Her Debut Traditional Kathak Solo
Shefali Jain Touches Audiences With Her Debut Traditional Kathak Solo

by Meenakshi Verma Agrawal
On December 12, 2015, the greater Boston area community gathered for an important milestone for Shefali Jain, a young Kathak performer, teacher and now professional dancer. At the Chinmaya Mission in Andover, the sounds of the temple chants on the ground floor were effortlessly in sync with the devotional hymns to Lord Krishna in the auditorium.

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Blackstone Valley India Society Diwali Celebrations

by Amandeep Singh
Blackstone Valley India Society, Grafton MA, celebrated 13th annual Diwali Cultural Program on December 6 at Grafton High School. More than 40 artists/groups enthralled the audience with Carnatic classical music, Hindi,Tamil and Punjabi songs, Instrumental music, Mimicry, Bollywood dances and Bhangra. One of the main feature of the event was fabulous Fashion show sponsored by Renu Gupta. Aroma of mouth-watering food and gajar halwa whetted people’s appetite, and everybody enjoyed it.

 Blackstone Valley India Society Diwali Celebrations
Getting Involved Group Of Lexington Talk About Getting Involved
Getting Involved Group Of Lexington Talk About Getting Involved

by Syed Ali Rizvi
On 5th December, the Getting Involved Group, (GIG), which comprises of seven volunteers who are also elected Town Meeting members in Lexington, namely Sanjay Padaki, Pam Joshi, Narain Bhatia, Dinesh Patel, Syed Ali Rizvi, and Saatvik Ahluwalia, in association with the Indian Americans Of Lexington, organized an informational talk followed by an interactive session at the Lexington Community Center, on how the Indian Americans in Lexington get more involved in the town governance.

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New Year's Eve 2016

Here are some of the New Year Eve Parties in town!

New Year's Eve 2016
IAGB To Celebrate Republic Day 2016
IAGB To Celebrate Republic Day 2016

The theme of IAGB's 2016 Republic Day festivities is 'Folk Art of India,' and will feature folk music and colorful folk dances. The event will be held on January 30, 2016 at the Burlington High School.

Smithsonian Exhibiting "Devi: The Great Goddess"

Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex headquartered in Washington DC, is showing an online exhibition titled "Devi: The Great Goddess".

Smithsonian Exhibiting
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Amar Sawhney Rings Opening Bell On Nasdaq
Amar Sawhney Rings Opening Bell On Nasdaq

Amar Sawhney, Chief Executive Officer and chairman of Bedford, MA-based Ocular Therapeutix, Inc., which recently announced encouraging top-line results from exploratory Phase 2 trial for DEXTENZA™ in patients with inflammatory dry eye disease, rang the opening bell on Nasdaq on December 14th. Ocular is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye.

Indian-Origin Actors Gaining Prominence On American Screens

Whether it’s Indian American comedian Aziz Ansari’s bingeable new comedy on Netflix, “Master of None,” or Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra’s action-thriller, “Quantico,” on ABC, or Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project” on Hulu, Indian-origin actors are finally taking center stage on American television and in films with prominent roles and major screen time, and bringing in the numbers too.

Indian-Origin Actors Gaining Prominence On American Screens
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How To Prepare For Common Application Essay #1
How To Prepare For Common Application Essay #1

by Stephen Friedfeld
There are seven prominent student characteristics that are most highly valued by admission offices across the U.S. While the evaluation process is different for each school, this will help you and your child better understand which factors within a student's profile are generally sought after from an admissions perspective.

Campaign For Truth

by Himanshu Gandhi
I remain inspired by Bapuji’s profound contribution to humanity and with his unwavering respect for each and every human being… goading each of us mortals to pursue the Truth within and there by make our humble contribution to lead conscientious rise of society at large.

Campaign For Truth
Easing Into Retirement
Easing Into Retirement

by Jai M. Dev
Four major grief triggers specifically related to retirement are material loss, relationship loss, identity loss and dream loss. Find out what do these triggers have in common and how to deal with them.

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Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Bollywood Glitz, BSL-Aaj Ki NYE 2016, Bindaas Masti 2016 and Masala Art - NYE 2016.

Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to RK Sambangi, who was the winner of last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!

Book Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

by Jui Navare
A pleasure to read. Simple, easy flowing language straight from the heart. The novel starts off on an interesting note with the trial between the protagonist Mikeal Blomkvist and Wennerström, an industrialist of repute. I thought it would be the main story but it is only a wrapper for the real thing. This book outsold the bible in Stockholm – I read it from cover to cover pausing only when I had to go to work, eat, sleep and such like. In Swedish it is named - Men who hate women.

Book Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Cartoon: Life Insurance Policy
Cartoon: Life Insurance Policy

by Mahendra Shah
Million or two of Life Insurance...what difference does it make?

Laugh A While

Travel Jokes where the destination is not important.

Laugh A While
Recipes - Holiday Treats
Recipes - Holiday Treats

A treat for the holidays.

Picture Of The Fortnight

Sindhudurg Fort and the Mandir!

Picture Of The Fortnight
Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou.

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Event Update
Saturday - 12/19/15
2015 Academic Competitions for Children @ Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Chelmsford - NESSP

Thursday - 12/31/15
MITHAS 2015 Membership
Masala Art - NYE 2016
BSL - Aaj Ki NYE 2016
Bollywood Glitz | Boston Desi New Years Eve
UIANE New Year Party - Abhi To Party Shuru Hui Hai
Bindaas Masti 2016
New Years Party in Connecticut

Friday - 1/1/16
Lokvani Sponsorship

Saturday - 1/16/16
Therapeutic Yoga and Mindfulness for Health Professionals and Caregivers

Saturday - 3/19/16
Mona Daarrling!

Saturday - 3/26/16
AIF Annual New England Gala

Saturday - 4/9/16

Saturday - 4/16/16

Friday - 4/22/16
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Saturday - 4/23/16
Lata: A Legend Among Legends

Friday - 5/6/16
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Saturday - 5/7/16
Remembering Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Saturday - 5/14/16
Ekal NE Annual Fundraiser with Bollywood Music

Saturday - 10/22/16
Awaaz-e-Jazbaat Shankar Jaikishan ke Saath

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