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WALTHAM, MA— Cazena announced it has assembled a team of technology luminaries to take on the next challenge in big data. To execute its vision, Cazena has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners.

Cazena was founded by former leaders from Netezza where the team pioneered big data appliances. Netezza was acquired by IBM in 2010 for $1.7 billion.

"We are thrilled to announce Cazena and our investors," said Prat Moghe, founder and CEO of Cazena. Moghe was previously senior vice president at Netezza, where he launched the latest generation of its market-leading appliance and brings a wealth of experience in the space. He is also former president of TiE-Boston.

SANTIAGO, Chile--Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and champion of peace, human rights and nonviolence, sent a message of support to the Homeless World Cup that is taking place in Santiago, Chile.  "I send my very best wishes to the organizers of the Homeless World Cup in Chile. 
WORCESTER, MA — The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester announced their third annual benefit concert for the homeless will take place Saturday, October, 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Westborough, MA. This year's concert features tabla wizard, Amit Kavthekar, and Natraj. 
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states' energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
By Shuchita Rao
INE Art & Music Critic
ANDOVER, MA--Seventy-five children and ten adults displayed their fine talent in Hindustani classical music on 27th Sep, 2014 at Chinmaya Mission. "We have several events revolving around Carnatic music at Chinmaya Mission Boston but we did not have anything for Hindustani music.
By Dev Das
FRAMINGHAM, MA--On Oct. 11, an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 250 kindred souls gathered in the spacious auditorium of Joseph P Keefe Technical High School, Framingham, MA to be part of an evening of great music organized under the auspices of Manitha Neyam Trust and in the process contributed their mite to a worthy cause that helps bring a cheer, a ray of hope, to a few less fortunate ones and raised a net of over $ 10K by the end of the evening. 
BOSTON--Giving an unprecedented glimpse into his career, Rahman will participate in a live discussion and interview hosted by Berklee faculty and Rahman's music director, who is also a Berklee graduate. Rahman will critique student works live, and the event will end with a Q&A session open to the audience. 
ASHLAND, MA—Boston Sargam's 2014 Bollywood Music & Dance Competition, which was originally scheduled to be held on Oct. 18, has been rescheduled for Dec. 13 at Ashland High School in Ashland, MA. It is for the 5th time that Boston Sargam will be scouting a talent from the Boston neighborhood and New England area. 
BILLERICA, MA-- Tej and Prem Tanden have donated 10 acres of land to build Om Hindu Community Center in Billerica, MA. When fully completed, the 25,000-square-foot OHCC is envisioned as the locus of social, educational and cultural epicenter for all in the community. It will be located at 240 Boston Road (Rte. 3A) in Billerica. The projected construction cost of the project is $3.6 million.
By Kavita Chhibber
Smoothies, spicy Ayurvedic tea, healing crystals, Homeopathic and Ayurvedic samples, take home goody bags! And that was just one of the highlights of The Wholistic Health Alliance's inaugural Open House at Burlington Public library on 19th October 2014.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a digital money transfer provider, is now offering instant deposits to Kotak Mahindra Bank accounts in India. This service allows Xoom customers to instantly deposit money into their recipients' Kotak Mahindra Bank accounts, 365 days a year, including bank holidays.
SUNNYVALE, CA--Bedrock Technology Partners has hired Avinash Rao as its Vice President of Systems Engineering. “We are thrilled to welcome Avi to the Bedrock family,” said Bedrock CEO Dean Cappellazzo. "Avi brings Bedrock the expertise in architecting critical technology solutions for the enterprise level. His reputation with clients and technology partners make for the complete package of relationships and engineering."
By David Chandler
CAMBRIDGE, MA--Nature has developed a wide variety of methods for guiding particular cells, enzymes, and molecules to specific structures inside the body: White blood cells can find their way to the site of an infection, while scar-forming cells migrate to the site of a wound. But finding ways of guiding artificial materials within the body has proven more difficult.
SOUTHBURY, CT – According to The U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses (independent companies with fewer than 500 employees) make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employment. Recognizing the massive impact that small businesses have on the U.S. economy, AdviCoach has created an infographic titled “What’s Keeping You Up at Night?” exploring three obstacles businesses frequently face that likely impact success – time, team and money.
Yepme.com, India’s biggest online fashion brand, has roped in superstar Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador. This makes Yepme the first ever Online Fashion Brand in the country being endorsed by Shah Rukh Khan. Yepme will introduce the legendary actor who is often touted as the national style icon as its brand ambassador, through an extensive television campaign for its upcoming Autumn-Winter collection ’14.

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It seems like criticism is a part of every win. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri had to face racist tweets and comments last year and this year- the new Miss America Kira Kazantsev is being criticized for her talent. In my opinion- her singing is better than what many can do, she was confident on stage, interacting with audience, and her performance had ability to make her stand out in the crowd. The world watches to see if their favorite wins, if not, follows the critism. Be a winner anyways!

Please join us for this half hour discourse followed by a 45 minute consideration of an article in the magazine - प्रहरीदुर्ग (Watchtower)

Hosseini shows us, an Afghanistan unsullied by war. The book opens a window into Afghanistan’s soul - the people, their nature, their habits and customs. The reader’s heart goes out to Amir, yearning for the Afghanisthan of his childhood, fully knowing that he would never get it back. ‘ I didn’t remember what month that was, or what year even. I only knew the memory lived in me, a perfectly encapsulated morsel of a good past, a brushstroke of color on the gray, barren canvas that our lived had become.

Written for today's generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, the cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” by Rita Jamshed Kapadia provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine.

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