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Lokvani Talks To: Year In Review Part II


Lokvani Talks To Arun Upneja
Dr. Arun Upneja is the Dean of the School of Hospitality Administration at Boston University. "The major change driving our curriculum innovations can be summarized as follows: being in the business of hospitality, versus being in the hospitality business," says Dr. Upneja. He talked to Lokvani about the school and the opportunities ahead.

Lokvani Talks To Gouri Banerjee
Gauri co-founded Saheli in 1996, and has served on the Saheli Board for many years. Gouri is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Emmanuel College in Boston. She talked to Lokvani about Saheli.

Lokvani Talks To Raajan Narayanan
An accomplished Carnatic Musician, Raajan has turned his focus to gaining greater understanding of Thervarams and teaching them. A data analytic enthusiast by profession, Raajan spends some of his spare time teaching Thevaram at the Boston Kalikambal Shiva Temple in Bellingham, MA. He shares some insights about these divine poems.

Lokvani Talks To Devanand Chinta
Freshness of the product, authenticity and taste are very important for me in a clean environment.

Lokvani Talks To Subrata Das
Founder of Machine Analytics Dr. Das is a company that specializes in data science, making use of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), machine and deep learning, and cognitive science technologies. He is also a theater enthusiast who is the founder of SETU that is presenting a fabulous play Kamala to support Ekal Vidyalaya on Sep 16 and 17.

Lokvani Talks To Nilou Moochhala
In response to the very volatile and divisive rhetoric taking place in the political spectrum earlier this year, I had participated in a local group show in called We, The People. The piece I created for that consisted of an old document/passport box belonging to my paternal grandmother in Mumbai/Bombay that was inlaid with double-sided black/white cards that had pairs of words on them such as Hope/Fear, Access/Denied,.....

Lokvani Talks To Savitha Rajiv
Savitha Rajiv has recently been appointed as the co-executive director of Saheli. A computer scientist by training, Savitha is passionate about non-profit work. She has worked extensively with the North South Foundation and now is excited about serving Saheli. She talked to Lokvani about her role and the work of Saheli.

Lokvani Talks To New England Sampreeti
New England Sampreeti facilitates and promotes socio-religious and cultural exchanges within the Indian community of Greater Boston. Lokvani talked to the team consisting of Sugata (Gaga) Bhattacharjee, Shaan (Santanu) Bagchi, Subhadip Bandyopadhyay, Biswa Bhattacharya and Sanjay Chatterjee, which is hosting a very special Diwali event this weekend in New Hampshire.

Lokvani Talks To Anuradha Sanyal
As of now, I am proud to say that my efforts are supporting communities in Bolpur near Kolkata and communities in and around Haryana and Rajasthan who sell at the various crafts festival. I especially try to support women artists, since empowering them affects the socio-economic relationships in their region -Anuradha Sanyal.

Lokvani Talks To Krishnakali Das Gupta, Scientist And Dancer
In Manipur all musical instruments have great ritualistic value and the Pung is played by men only -in the dance known as Pung-Cholom. But Guruji broke this tradition and his female students have established the tradition of playing the Pung live on stage in an item called Mridang -Vadan. I plan to present this at the Trinethra festival festival.

Lokvani Talks To Ashwini Ramanisankar
Ashwini Ramanisankar shares with me her favorite recipe and her love for cooking.

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