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Lokvani Talks To - Recap 2012 - Part II


Lokvani Talks To Dr Java Joshi
Meet Dr Java Joshi, an artist in Lexington, whose recent collection is based on the theme of "Indian Village". "I was always fascinated with the simplicity and serenity of rural lifestyle whenever I visited villages as a child in India. It was always in my mind to someday get those lifestyles and habitats on canvas". Currently her work is on display at LexMedia Studio (Lexington Community Media Center) until mid-July.

Lokvani Talks To Ravijit Paintal
On August 4th, Ravijit Paintal will begin his two day bike ride along with thousands of other riders to raise funds for cancer research. His ride will begin at Sturbridge and end at Provincetown, a 192 miles journey. This is Ravi’s sixth year taking on the Pan -Mass Challenge (PMC), a bike-a-thon for charity.

Lokvani Talks To Sarbpreet Singh
"Speak up against bigotry and intolerance, no matter who is at the receiving end. Sikhism believes in actively fighting oppression in every form. We outnumber the bigots and the haters greatly. Let all right-thinking people of faith, overpower them. Not through force, but through love, compassion and education," says Sarbpreet Singh, an active member of the Milford Gurudwara.

Lokvani Talks To Kumari Shibulal
Kumari Shibulal, together with her husband, Infosys Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer S.D. Shibulal, works on several philanthropic ventures. I met Kumari at a mutual friend’s home and in the course of our conversation was intrigued when she told me that she runs a private school, the Samhita Academy in Bangalore, that has a unique component; it integrates children from the underprivileged sections of society into the school so they have the same access to education as their privileged peers.

Lokvani Talks To Prashanth Palakurthi
Prashanth Palakurthi is the Founder and CEO of Reflexis Systems, pioneering the new category of Retail Execution Management. An engineer by training with a passion for bridge, Palakurthi talked to Lokvani about his work and his interests.

Lokvani Talks To Dr. Seema Arora
Physician specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Seema Arora was elected as the President of the United India Association (UIA) of New England. She talked to Lokvani about her work and her plans for UIA.

Lokvani Talks To Raj Chetty
Winner of the MacArthur "genius" grant, Dr. Raj Chetty is one of the youngest tenured professors in the department of economics at Harvard University. His research focuses on refining the economic models behind policy. His studies include one that clearly shows that students who happened to be assigned to talented teachers in elementary school have significantly higher incomes as adults and better future life. He talked to Lokvani about his work and the influence his upbringing has had on his work.

Lokvani Talks To Shakeel Avadhany
At the young age of 25, Shakeel Avadhany is President, CEO, and co-founder of Levant Power Corp. The company has developed and patented a breakthrough energy harvesting and adaptive suspension technology. Winner of several awards including the Forbes 30 under 30, Avadhany talked to Lokvani about his entrepreneurial journey.

Lokvani Talks To Parul Singh
“Education has always been a great passion of mine. From my undergraduate days I always wanted to do something to improve education,” says Parul Singh, Co-Founder and CEO of Gradeable.com, a startup in the education space that focuses on make the grading process easy and effective.

Lokvani Talks To Nalini Sharma On Youth Lead
Youth LEAD (Youth Leaders Engaging Across Differences) will honor Raj and Nalini Sharma for a decade of dedicated service at the Fund a Better Future Gala on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 pm. This event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge and will be emceed by Byron Barnett, WHDH-TV 7 reporter and host of the weekly Urban Update program.

Lokvani Talks To Shazia Ahmed Khan, President PAGB
Dont miss this exciting fun filled event. On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 6pm, PAGB is organizing an elegant and fun-filled evening in historic Copley Square at the Sheraton Boston Hotel adjacent to the Shops at Prudential. Shazia Ahmed Khan shares her vision about the event and PAGB.

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