Log Out
Breaking News
Chai with Manju
Arts & Entertainment
Health & Medicine
Restaurants & Dining
Editorial & Opinion
Woman of the Year Issue
Weddings Issue
Wedding Expo
INDIA New England Events
Woman of the Year
Wedding Expo
20 Under 20 Awards
Health Expo
Issue Archives
Advanced Search
Community Calendar
IndUS Business Journal
Media Kit
  INDIA New England Media Kit
Become a Partner
Submit Letter to the Editor
Submit a Story Idea
Send Press Release
Post Calendar Event
Add Directory Listing
Subscriptions/ Circulation
Sign up for Online Newsletters
Subscribe to Print Edition

Photo Credits: Photo Narrations of Rahul Rathi and Rasik Metha

BURLINGTON, MA—More than 1,200 people attended Health & Wellness 2014, which highlighted 40 speakers, moderators and workshop instructors and covered a wide range of health issues from various perspective—ranging from traditional to alternative medicine and from yoga, meditation and dance workshops to breathing exercises. "The phenomenal success of our second annual Health & Wellness Expo 2014 confirmed our belief that our community wants and needs such quality medical educational event," said Dr. Manju Sheth, who chaired the conference. "Along with the expected success of talks on traditional medicine, we were very glad to see a great response to our introduction of health workshops, dental, alternative and holistic medicine segments also."

Dr. Sheth said organizers of the expo also received invaluable feedback and suggestions from the attendees and speakers and they all will be incorporated into the next year's Health & Wellness Expo 2015.
WESTON, MA—LearnQuest Academy of Music, a non-profit institution devoted to providing formal instruction in Indian classical music, dazzled 400 classical music enthusiasts during its 3-day music festival extravaganza with star-studded performers from India in both Hindustani and Carnatic styles. "The energy of performances and the presence of top artists filled the concert hall with many unforgettable moments," said Anish Khanzode, one of the organizers of the event and head of publicity for LearnQuest. "All the artists entertained us. The surprise was felt in every presentation including lecture demonstrations on weekdays and at the event. 
The 12 Annual Boston International Film Festival, which gathered filmmakers from around the world this month, awarded Best Director Award to first-time film maker Gauri Adelkar for "The Theft" in short film category. Based in Somerville, MA and originally from Mumbai, India, Adelkar is deeply passionate about projects and stories that narrate the human condition and explore questions and issues that are relevant to today's society. She holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a certificate in Digital Filmmaking from CDIA, Boston University. Previously, Adelkar has worked as an Assistant director, and editor on independent projects. She was an Assistant Director for the short film "That Bitch" which was screened at the New York New Filmmaker 2014 Winter Series. INDIA New England News talked to Adelkar about making of The Theft, which was produced at a shoe-string budget of only $5,000. 
The Desai Foundation hosted its inaugural NYC gala earlier this month, welcoming over 250 guests to the Capitale event space in downtown Manhattan, New York. Guests attended the gala to celebrate the Desai Foundation's mission of developing community support for India in the US and abroad. During the event, Founder and CEO of Aditi and the Desai Foundation, Sam Desai, addressed the crowd with a moving speech regarding the role the Foundation plays in providing hope to thousands in India. He said, "I was born and brought up through high school in a small town — you can call it a village. Life in the village was simple. 
From April 21-25, former WNBA players Tamika Williams and Edna Campbell will visit Sri Lanka as State Department Sports Envoys. Williams and Campbell will teach basketball skills with a focus on empowerment of girls and with an emphasis on teamwork and cross-cultural communication. The exchange is part of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative. The program supports women and girls in local communities in building the leadership skills necessary to succeed on and off the court. The Envoys will engage women and girls in the cities of Colombo, Galle, and Matara. 
The United States condemned the vicious attack on television journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi, the latest in a series of worrisome attacks on journalists in Pakistan. "Freedom of the press, including ensuring that journalists can safely carry out their vital mission, is of paramount importance to freedom of expression and to the healthy functioning of any democracy," the US State Department said in a statement. "As Ambassador Olson powerfully said just recently, attacks like these should be a wake-up call to all who value democracy in Pakistan. We wish Hamid Mir a speedy recovery, and urge the Government of Pakistan to bring all those responsible for these attacks on the media to justice."
Founded in 1977, Gurjar has become the leading voice of thousands of Gujrati speaking families in New England. As a non-profit entity, Gurjar organizes year-round educational and entertaining cultural events, youth programs, Diwali, Navratri, Melas, scholarship, charity fund-raising, grand-parents club, drama, musical concerts, and poetry recitals, among other activities. This year, Gurjar is celebrating it 35th anniversary. On this occasion, INDIA New England News spoke with Gurjar President Eshani Shah.
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, who was a keynote speaker at Health & Wellness Expo 2014 this weekend and spoke on "Dharma, Happiness and Living with Purpose", and Adrian Wilkins, a business and personal coach, will conduct a workshop on "An Invitation to Happiness" on Saturday, April 26, in Waltham, MA. "We all aspire to be happy and constantly seek ways to be happier. Is there a formula for happiness ? What have we learnt from ancient philosophers, modern sages and the most current and groundbreaking research? Are there tangible benefits of being happy?" asked Dr. Chopra. "We are confident that attendees will leave informed', perhaps even inspired and with simple exercises we will teach that they can integrate into their daily routine to experience sustained happiness and joy." 
Samip Mallick, co-founder of the South Asian American Digital Archives, will be in Boston on April 29th and will be speaking about his project: "Community Archives in the Digital Era: Creating the South Asian American Digital Archive." His website now has over 1500 items covering some of the earliest immigrants who came to this country over a century ago, the challenges and discrimination they faced and their stories. The event, scheduled from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, is hosted by Impact Hub Boston in collaboration with the key local partners: TiE-Boston, Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs - New England (OPEN-NE), The Sikh Gurdwaras in Millis and Milford, MA, and NETSAP - Network of South Asian Professionals. 
Harvard University and its South Asia Institute and Department of South Asian Studies will host the 18th Annual India Poetry Reading and the 6th Anniversary Meeting of South Asian Poets of New England at 3:00 pm on May 17 at the South Asia Building auditorium in Cambridge, MA. Poems in all languages are invited for recitation and all are welcome. INDIA New England News spoke to Bijoy Misra, one of the organizers of the event Bijoy Misra of Harvard University, about this event. Question: How and when did India Poetry reading at Harvard University start? Misra: India Poetry Reading at Harvard University began as a language recitation event in 1997. We had formed an Outreach Committee to support the work of the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies at Harvard. 
On April 17, Indian Ambassador S. Jaishankar visited the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, MA, and gave a speech on " India and the United States : The Long View." Here are the excerpts from his address. "As the Ambassador of one nation to the other, it is my responsibility to promote these ties. That is a task which I have addressed myself to for more than three decades, twice in the Foreign Ministry and twice more at the Embassy. It was also my privilege to be associated deeply with a phase when these relations underwent real transformation. On the American side, Ambassador Burns was a key partner during that period. So, it is a special honor to be here at his invitation and to share my thoughts, with him present, on where India-US ties could be headed. 

Calendar of Events


Breaking News
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--Samsung Electronics America, Inc. introduced three new tablets as part of the Galaxy Tab line. The 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 tablets offer a variety of screen-size options, providing various form factors to meet the needs of consumers and businesses alike. The Wi-Fi-enabled Galaxy Tab 4 portfolio, featuring a lightweight profile with thin bezels and a textured backing, will be available in the U.S. beginning May 1. "This latest addition to Samsung's Galaxy Tab family combines versatility with value," said Michael Abary, senior vice president of mobile computing, Samsung Electronics America. "The HD display, multitasking capabilities and easy sharing features make the Galaxy Tab 4 a great fit for both consumers and businesses."
NEW YORK– For the past four years, Pankaj and Swati Garg have worked to develop the perfect product to bring the flavors, history and culture of the Indian subcontinent to cocktails across the globe. They are doing just that with the introduction of their first product, SomruS – The Original Indian Cream Liqueur (www.somrus.com), which is being introduced to the world at The Videocon D2H International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend (www.IIFA.com) in Tampa from April 23-26. The “Oscars of Bollywood” as they are colloquially referred, are taking place in the U.S. for the first time in 15 years. The estimated global viewership of the IIFA Award night is 800 million people.
On Friday, Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal will deliver keynote remarks on U.S.-India trade and economic cooperation at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry - International Indian Film Academy (FICCI-IIFA) Global Business Forum in Tampa.
 She will also meet with a wide range of industry, diaspora and business leaders to discuss public-private partnerships and with U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) leadership to discuss regional security issues.
DHAKA, Bangladesh — The Government of Bangladesh and the World Bank launched the Municipal Governance and Service Project to improve municipal governance and basic urban services in city corporations and municipalities in Bangladesh. The initiative will benefit 3.4 million people in around 100 urban communities across the country. The project will provide financial support through the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) to the pre-selected 26 urban government bodies with high economic growth and job creation potential, located along growth corridors leading from Dhaka towards Chittagong, Rangpur, Sylhet, Mymensingh.
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announced a Request for Proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy and human rights in Afghanistan and Bangladesh. DRL invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects targeting the following: DRL’s goal is to support civil society’s role in building an inclusive and sustainable grassroots movement for peace and reconciliation and civil society’s role in resolving local-level conflicts and grievances.

Latest Blogs
Click here to read Blogger bios
Laika is a very touching and poignant story with three main characters - Laika, the first dog to go into space, Yelena Dubrovsky, dog trainer and Sergei Korolev, lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer for the Sputnik mission.


Bajpai has created a delightful young lady in Leelavati - charming, witty, smart, adventurous  and full of joie de vivre. The book takes the reader to Ujjayani, the city Leelavati is from and gives a glimpse into the lives of the people in those times - the pronounced caste system, the sharp distinction between men and women’s roles, the societal practices and much more. The love story is narrated with great sensitivity and stirs the reader. The book is filled with excitement all throughout and there is never a dull moment. Bajpai does a great job in arousing the reader’s curiosity regarding whether fate will allow the young hearts to unite. This YA book is written in simple, mellifluous language which makes it a pleasure to read.

Would you like to know how Navin Kundra writes songs?

Community Organizations
Grocery Stores
Places of Worship
Wedding/Event Planning

Log In - About Us - Search - Archives

Copyright © 2014 INDIA New England All rights reserved.  | Console Login