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Our Voice And Yours
Lokvani Honors Community Heroes - I
Lokvani Honors Community Heroes - I

Lokvani is delighted to present the first set of community heroes to be honored at the Lokvani Community and Youth Night to be held on Dec. 16 at Ambrosia Banquet Hall in Foxborough, MA. Anish Khanzode, Carolyn Passey, Nalini Goyal and Geeta Kannan are being recognized for their tireless support of community work. We humbly salute their work. In addition to honoring the heroes, the evening features great entertainment, a lovely feast and DJ dancing. Buy your tickets for the heroes night. Come celebrate the holidays with us!

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.

In Conversation With Apratim Majumdar
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood Baatein

(This section is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)

After a wait of 17 long years, Indian model Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World crown.

Ekal Mobile App Building Workshop & Competition

(This section is sponsored by Masala Art)

Have you always wanted to create your own mobile application but dreaded programming? Are you a non-tech person who wants to keep up with technological advancements? Or do you just want to impress your friends? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions or consider yourself to be “in the zone”, the Mobile App Building Workshop is for you! This event will be held on December 9th at Tufts University’s Medford Campus and will run from 10 am to 5 pm. It is open to ages 8+ and no prior coding experience is needed.

Ekal Mobile App Building Workshop & Competition
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Soul-Stirring Music By Master Flautist, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
Soul-Stirring Music By Master Flautist, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

by Shuchita Rao
On the evening of November 18th, at Regis College, the organizations Radio MusicIndia in partnership with LearnQuest Academy of Music presented a bansuri concert by one of the greatest legends of Indian Classical Music, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. His consummate artistry successfully created a powerful common experience for the audience consisting of members of a variety of ages, ethnicities and cultures. The concert will live in the memories of music lovers in Boston for a long time to come.

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Abhimata: A Wish Upon A Star!

by Pallavi Nagesha
In the galaxy of wishing stars AIM for Seva shines bright, bringing joy and fulfillment to countless through its programs. On November 11, 2017, Rukmini Vijaykumar enthralled us all with a presentation of Abhimata, The Beloved.

Abhimata: A Wish Upon A Star!
Rasa Vaibhava 2017: An Ode To The Goddesses With Glorious Dances
Rasa Vaibhava 2017: An Ode To The Goddesses With Glorious Dances

by Mamatha Suryadevara
On November 18, 2017, Chinmaya Mission Auditorium in Andover, MA came alive with the 5th Rasa Vaibhava celebrations hosted by Vaibhava Dance School. This year’s theme was Meena Lochani - An Ode to the Goddesses.

Strings N Beats - A Delightful Experience

In the Indian tradition when rhythm music and movement blend together in perfect unison what results is sheer magic. The String N Beats concert combined music and dance is a beautiful fashion making the experience delightful for the audience.

Strings N Beats - A Delightful Experience
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Hindi Play “Shatranj Ke Mohre” Harnesses Creative Skills Of Sharon Town Residents
Hindi Play “Shatranj Ke Mohre” Harnesses Creative Skills Of Sharon Town Residents

by Shuchita Rao
Directed by Jayashree Shahane, the 2.5 hour long play 'Shatranj Ke Mohre' was presented on November 18th as a maiden offering of the newly formed Sharon based entertainment company “Bravo Arts” started by Shri Deepak Shahane, Shri Div Prakash and Shri Deepak Wadhwa.

Harvard Tamil Chair New England - Fundraiser Comedy Play With Y Gee Mahendran & Team

Thiru. Y.G. Mahendra and Chicago Triveni Team enthralled the audience with their fabulous comedy play 'Kaasedhaan Kadavuladaa' on November 17th. Maximum Media with YGM agreed to do this play for free as a fundraiser for Harvard Tamil Chair - New England.

Harvard Tamil Chair New England - Fundraiser Comedy Play With  Y Gee Mahendran & Team
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Lexington GIG (Getting Involved Group) Holds Free Seminar
Lexington GIG (Getting Involved Group) Holds Free Seminar

The Getting Involved Group (GIG) invites you to a free seminar on Saturday, December 2nd from 2:00 PM-4:30 PM, at the Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road). The session is intended to educate the Indian American community on why and how to get involved in the activities and governance of the town. It will feature a key note address by Suzie Barry, Chairman- Board of Selectmen, Lexington, MA. All interested persons are welcome to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be available.

Saheli’s Fundraising Gala Nirbhaya

Saheli has been in Massachusetts helping and supporting South Asian families in crisis for the past 21 years. You have been a generous supporter and friend of Saheli for most of the past decade. Your generous donation has made it possible to help so many in the community.

Saheli’s Fundraising Gala Nirbhaya
Lokvani Community Heroes Night
Lokvani Community Heroes Night

We are delighted to invite you to a one-of-a-kind evening where we celebrate and honor Heroes in our community. The event will be held on December 16 at the Ambrosia Banquet Hall in Foxborough, MA. In the spirit of the holiday season, the event will be filled with great food, entertainment and an excellent DJ.

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Samarth Gupta Named Rhodes Scholar

Samarth Gupta, a resident of Acton, a Harvard senior concentrating in Economics, a Truman Scholar, named 2018 Rhodes Scholar.

Samarth Gupta Named Rhodes Scholar
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Dr. Dinesh Patel Named Paul Harris Fellow By Rotary International
Dr. Dinesh Patel Named Paul Harris Fellow  By Rotary International

Dr. Dinesh Patel, chief of arthroscopic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, named Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

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The Power Of Stillness

Sadhguru writes about his favorite locations to set up yoga centers, vibrant rock beds, endless possibilities of engineering, the basis of success, beneficial forces of nature, and a practice we can do in the next four weeks in order to experience the silent power of stillness.

The Power Of Stillness
Why Be Vegetarian! Or Why Stay Away From Non-Vegetarian Food
Why Be Vegetarian!  Or Why Stay Away From Non-Vegetarian Food

by Sudhir Parikh
If the Majority of the world eats non-veg, then why should we be against it? There are five reasons: Physical, Religious, Shreyas v/s Preyas...

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Weekend Entertainment

Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Lokvani Community and Youth Celebration, and MITHAS Membership.

Weekend Entertainment
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined

Congratulations to Ramachandran Balakrishna, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all.

Laugh A While - Jokes

it is family time and a good time for laughs!

Laugh A While - Jokes
Recipes - Seasonal
Recipes - Seasonal

Cranberry, sweet potato and turkey - It is thanksgiving once again!

Picture Of The Fortnight

Perfect Sunset!

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

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Obituary: Satish Chandra Dhingra

Satish Chandra Dhingra of Concord, MA, an architect and a TiE-Boston volunteer, passed away on Nov. 13. He was 79. Relatives and friends are invited to gather for visiting hours on Wednesday, November 29th from 4 to 8 pm in the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center.

Obituary: Satish Chandra Dhingra

Event Update
Saturday - 11/25/17
Pran Pratishta of Lord Venkateshwara Parivaar, Lord Radha Krishna, Lord Ram Parivaar, Nava Graha, Sharika Mata and Vasavi Mata

Saturday - 12/2/17
Sir Syed Day Aligarh Alumni Mushaira

Sunday - 12/3/17
Comedy Bindaas, Preetesh Ke Andaaz
Sunderkand ka Paath

Friday - 12/8/17
Nirbhaya: A Fundraiser to Benefit Saheli

Saturday - 12/9/17
Well Wish Cards Project & Donation Drive
Special Hearing for By-Laws Update (Members Only)
Ekal Appathon - Tufts

Sunday - 12/10/17
Miss India/ Mrs India/ Miss India Teen of New England

Saturday - 12/16/17
Lokvani Community and Youth Celebration

Saturday - 12/30/17
Devotional Bhajans

Sunday - 12/31/17
MITHAS 2016 Membership
Lokvani Sponsorship
MITHAS 2017 Membership
Wedding of Lord Krishna and Radha (Radha Kalyanama)

Saturday - 1/27/18
IAGB Republic Day Mela

Sunday - 3/4/18
Ekal Power of Education 2018

Saturday - 3/31/18
AIF New England Gala

Saturday - 4/21/18
2nd Annual Red Carpet Awards Function

Saturday - 4/28/18

Sunday - 4/29/18
Ekal Vidyalaya Annual Event

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