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Lokvani wishes all its readers and college graduates a very Happy and Bright Future!!!

Ceremonies for graduating students date from the first universities in Europe in the twelfth century. A universitas was a guild of masters (such as MAs) with license to teach. "Degree" and "graduate" come from gradus, meaning "step". The first step was admission to a bachelor's degree. In the US, graduations for high school, middle school, kindergartens, and even for passing from one school year to the next, have been a development of recent years. This has received criticism, being described as "just a way of celebrating mediocrity".

Our Voice And Yours
Lokvani Talks To Priya Samant
Lokvani Talks To Priya Samant

Samant created the concept of impact advising for cause and culture based cinema with a credit title for the same and this concept is gaining momentum in Indian cinema. The Kerala Story is the sixth film that she has served as impact advisor. She talked to Lokvani about The Kerala Story that is releasing this weekend in cinemas in New England.

In Conversation With Dr. Janice Leoshko

On May 21st at 1pm Dr. Janice Leoshko of the University of Texas at Austin will be giving the 2023 Ananda Coomaraswamy Annual Lecture. Her talk is titled, "What They Did: Coomaraswamy's Female Collaborators." Tickets are free!

In Conversation With  Dr. Janice Leoshko
Unravelling The Epics
Unravelling The Epics

Are Ramayana and Mahabharata relevant today? Were women and the lesser privileged treated fairly? What lessons can the modern world learn from them? The author of two books, Ami Ganatra, Mahabharata Unravelled and Ramayana Unravelled, gave tremendous insights into these “Ithihasas” at a seminar held on May 6th and 7th at the First Parish in Lexington, MA.

IAGB New England Seniors Expo

Over 200+ people attended the Senior Expo presented by IAGB on Sunday 7th April, at Burlington, MA. Special presentations by Nicole McGurin on Alzheimer's, Sangeeta Pradhan M.Ed, RD, LDN, CDCES for Nutrition and Health, Dr. Harshad Sanghvi, Cardiologist on Heart Health and Dr. Girish Mehta from ICC on Living Will was very informative.

IAGB New England Seniors Expo
TAGB Ugadi Utsavam
TAGB Ugadi Utsavam

On the sunny afternoon of April 29, 2023, the campus of Milford High School was alive with the vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of Telugu culture. Nearly 800 people from the Telugu community gathered to celebrate the annual Ugadi festival organized by the Telugu Association of Greater Boston (TAGB) with the support of its dedicated volunteers and sponsors.

New England Guruguha Vaibhavam 2023

by Jeyanthi Ghatraju
Guruguha Vaibhavam, celebrating the priceless compositions of the Saint composer, Muthuswamy Dikshitar was conducted and performed by a group of Carnatic music enthusiasts at the Parvathi Parameshwara temple in Littleton, MA on Sunday, May 7th. It was a full-day event with over 70 musicians pouring their hearts out, performing Dikshitar's compositions on vocal, veena, flute and the violin.

New England Guruguha Vaibhavam 2023
Maa Tujhe Salaam - Ekal Bollywood Concert
Maa Tujhe Salaam - Ekal Bollywood Concert

Come and honor Mother Indian and your own Mother this Mother’s day by enjoying a fabulous Bollywood concert by Vishwanth Batunge of Sa Re Ga Ma fame. The event will be at the Cameron Middle School in Framingham. It will be on May 13th. We will have refreshments from Wow-Tikka and Maya Grill. The event will support children who live in very remote rural villages.

MITHAS: Ganesh & Kumaresh And Supriyo Dutta

A part of celebrating 30 years of Indian classical music and dance in Boston, MITHAS presents Ganesh & Kumaresh (Carnatic Violin) and Supriyo Dutta (Hindustani Vocal) on May 13th and 14th at MIT.

MITHAS: Ganesh & Kumaresh And Supriyo Dutta
IARI Immigration & Senior QA
IARI Immigration & Senior QA

The India Association of Rhode Island will be hosting Immigration and Senior QA on Saturday, May 20th in Cumberland, RI with Attorneys Trupti Patel and Alicia Hoffman.

UIANE: Community Wellness Day

UIANE presents Community Wellness Day: Mind, Body and Spirit on May 20th in Medford, MA.

UIANE: Community Wellness Day
Hindu Heritage Day 2023
Hindu Heritage Day 2023

Hindu Heritage Day is back to in-person mode on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 3 to 8 pm. It features attractions for the whole family with kite flying, performances, cuisine, colorful Indian clothing, jewelry, mela, exhibitions, summer camp information. It will be held at Marlborough Middle School in Marlborough, MA.

Akshaya Patra Gala 2023

Akshaya Patra New England Gala 2023 will be held on Sunday May 21, 2023 at Marriott Burlington Hotel.

Akshaya Patra Gala 2023
Satsang Center: Gayatri Jayanti And Patotsav 2023
Satsang Center: Gayatri Jayanti And Patotsav 2023

Join Satsang Center in celebrating Gayatri Jayanti (6/4), Patotsav 2023 (6/11) and Guru Purnima (6/26).

Vivekananda Family Camp

VHPA announces its extremely popular Camp Vivekananda Summer Family Camp on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. from August 13 to 19, 2023.

Vivekananda Family Camp
Massachusetts Students Excel At The Cleveland Aradhana Dance Festival, 2023
Massachusetts Students Excel At The Cleveland Aradhana Dance Festival, 2023

by Mukundapriya Ramanan
After a three year long hiatus, Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana opened with renewed vigor this year. Massachusetts teens Ananya Magesh (student of Smt. Aishwarya Balasubramanian), and Sharanya Baradwaj and Divya Rajan (both students of Smt. Sunanda Narayanan) won multiple prizes across multiple categories in the Solo Bharatanatyam Competitions.

NEMA Drishya 2023

New England Malayalee Association (NEMA) held it's annual classical solo singing competitions as part of Drishya 2023. The categories were Kinder, Sub Junior, Junior, Youth and Adult and the winners were...

NEMA Drishya 2023
Saheli Thanks Divya Chartuvedi And Welcomes Priyadersini Murali
Saheli Thanks Divya Chartuvedi And Welcomes Priyadersini Murali

In its mission of helping the survivors of domestic abuse, Saheli takes great pleasure in introducing Saheli’s new Director of Development, Priyadersini Murali, who joined Saheli on May 1st, 2023. Saheli bid goodbye to the Divya Chartuvedi, who is stepping down from her role as the co-executive director. The Saheli team were very appreciative of her contributions and wished her well in her next adventure.

Global Peace Secretariat Pays Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi's Grand Son Arun Gandhi

May 2, 2023 saw loss of a bright and historic light with the sudden passing of Mahatma Gandhi's grand son Arun Gandhi. He established the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Non-violence in Memphis, TN and Sunanda Gandhi Girl’s Home in Kolhapur, India.

Global Peace Secretariat Pays Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi's Grand Son Arun Gandhi
Magic Diet For Weight Loss
Magic Diet For Weight Loss

by Drs. Indrajeet Tyagi and Iranna Hirapur
The Magic Diet is the diet that allows you to eat as much as you want and at the same time, you keep on losing weight. It helps to lose a significant amount (6 to 8 kg) of weight within a month.

What Happens To Inherited Retirement Accounts?

What happens to an IRA (or other retirement account) that still has money in it when its owner passes away? You may think that the beneficiary just gets all the money in the account, but unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Retirement account funds will be transferred to a beneficiary, but their relationship to the owner is what determines how they can access the money and what they can do with it.

What Happens To Inherited Retirement Accounts?
For The Mathematically Inclined
For The Mathematically Inclined

Here are two new problems for the weekend.

Darshana Patel
Satya Mitra
Event Update
Saturday - 05/13/23
MITHAS: Ganesh & Kumaresh (Carnatic Violin)
Ekal Vidyalaya: Maa Tujhe Salaam
IAGB 5k Walk/Run - Run 4 Veterans

Sunday - 05/14/23
MITHAS: Supriyo Dutta (Hindustani Vocal)

Saturday - 05/20/23
Shadaj: Aarti Ankalikar (Music Appreciation Session)
Hindu Heritage Day
Natya Darpan: Multi-lingual Plays
UIANE: Community Wellness Day
IARI: Immigration Q&A

Sunday - 05/21/23
AkshayaPatra Annual Gala
Spring 2023 Vocal Concert
SAPNE: 27th Annual Harvard India Poetry Meeting

Saturday - 05/27/23
Vasant Festival 2023

Sunday - 6/4/23
Kabir Festival
Kabir Festival

Friday - 6/9/23
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Saturday - 6/10/23
Shadaj: Apoorva Gokhale – Pallavi Joshi (Vocal Duet)
Triśati Suvāsini Puja

Sunday - 6/11/23
Triśati Suvāsini Puja

Saturday - 6/17/23
Hindi Manch: Baal Yuva Manch

Saturday - 7/1/23
Inaguration: Sri Radha Damodar Mandir

Sunday - 7/2/23
Inaguration: Sri Radha Damodar Mandir

Monday - 7/3/23
Inaguration: Sri Radha Damodar Mandir

Tuesday - 7/4/23
Inaguration: Sri Radha Damodar Mandir

Thursday - 7/13/23
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Sunday - 7/23/23
Vision Aid: The Son of the Wind

Saturday - 8/12/23
Shadaj: Dhananjay Hegde (Vocal)

Sunday - 8/13/23
2023 Vivekananda Family Camp

Saturday - 9/9/23
Hindi Manch: Begani Shadi Nein

Sunday - 9/10/23
Hindi Manch: Begani Shadi Mein

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