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WALTHAM, MA—Readers of INDIA New England News have selected the region's top Indian restaurants based on various factors, including the quality of food, service, ambience, menu choices and experience. The findings are based on an online survey of INDIA New England readers that was conducted during the first two weeks of July, 2015.

"We were very impressed by the response to our restaurant survey. Our readers spent a lot of time in answering questions and reviewing over 100 restaurants," said Upendra Mishra, publisher of INDIA New England News, the region's largest and oldest print, online and video magazine. "We would really like to thank our readers for their help and the time they spent on this important survey."

Here is the list of top 10 Indian restaurants ranked in order of the best of everything:
NEW YORK-- A New Jersey-based 22-year-old Indian American emergency medical technician who helped save dozens of people was killed on her last day of work, according to media reports. She died when a car slammed into her ambulance on July 25. She was all set to go to medical school from July 27.

Hinal Patel, 22, a medical student at Rutgers University, New Jersey, was cremated on Tuesday.
By Aruna Krishnamurthy
(Editor’s note: Here is a look at the history of Saheli as it gets ready to host its fundraising on Sept. 18 at Westin Hotel in Westin, MA.)

WALTHAM, MA—Saheli, Support and Friendship for South Asian Families is a success story that originated out of a modest desire of a few good South Asian women who wanted to better the lives of those facing violence in their community. Saheli, an anti-domestic violence agency, serves families in Massachusetts, as well as other U.S. states and overseas.
GREAT BAY, St. Martin —The Adulterous Citizen by Tishani Doshi, the award-winning writer from India, has already gone half way around the world since its Caribbean publication here in June 2015.
House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) launched the new book of poems, stories, and essays by Tishani Doshi at the opening ceremony of the St. Martin Book Fair, attended by over 250 guests, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample. Poet and novelist Doshi was the keynote speaker at the 13th edition of the island’s literary festival.
The Adulterous Citizen: poems stories essays has also accompanied Doshi to Europe for a July 2 reading, conversation, and book signing in London.
‘Bangistan’ took quirky to the next level when its makers opened up a real life version of the fictional restaurant featured in the film – FcDonald's.

The name ‘FcDonald's’ and its tagline ‘Killer Fast Food’ piqued the curiosity of passersby and they couldn't help but enter the deadliest restaurant around to see what the fuss was all about.

This restaurant even had its own mascot Fondle FcDonald - a real life person parodying Ronald - but with a large white beard and toting an AK-47. The menu boasted of authentic ‘Bangistani’ food which comprised mouth-watering burgers, fries, hot and cold beverages.
NEW DELHI-- Be it palazzos or flared skirts, flaunt your colourful kurtis with different bottom wear instead of just sticking to the usual salwars.

Meena Bindra, chairperson of Indian ethnic wear brand BIBA, shares how:

* Palazzos: Palazzos are undoubtedly a huge trend these days. The iconic palazzos revitalized with a dash of ethnic designs are a big hit with young women. The style and cut of the garment make it an apt choice for summer season.
NEW DELHI--President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Tuesday in paying tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Thousands of people visited the 'Missile Man's' official residence here to pay their last respects to the "people's president" who collapsed while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong on Monday evening.

The two houses of Parliament were adjourned for two days as a mark of respect to Kalam as political parties gratefully recalled his contributions to the nation.
WALTHAM, MA— Arushi Kalpande was named Regional South Asian Spelling Bee Champ from Boston, wrapping a 12-city tour this past weekend with the last two events in New York and Boston. Harshita Sunchu was first runner up while seven year old Anjum Khalifa was second runner up from the Boston region.

“Its been an exciting tour and we got to see some wonderful spellers from across the country as well as outside,” said Rahul Walia, Founder - South Asian Spelling Bee.

MUMBAI, India--As “Abhimaan” completed 42 years since its release, megastar Amitabh Bachchan went down memory lane to reminisce about the film, which narrates the tale of how a couple drifts apart due to ambitions and ego hassles.

The actor feels it's not only the striking storyline about the dark side of stardom, but its endearing music that injects an eternal quality to the 1973 film, which also stars his wife and actress Jaya.
OTTAWA, Canada--An Indian-origin budding independent film producer, whose recent film attracted millions of dollars, is being seen as the next famous person to come out of Canada, media reports said.

Komal Minhas has produced "Dream, Girl" -- a feature-length film that has fetched millions in investor funding and has already created much excitement in the media, Daily Herald News reported on Monday.

Minhas has partnered with US director and co-producer Erin Bagwell for the film.
NEW DELHI-- He entered the film industry as a costume designer when the concept of "costume designing" was alien to many. Designer Manish Malhotra, who has enjoyed a successful run of 25 years in Bollywood, says the industry helped him evolve and gave him a platform to explore and experiment with his creativity.

"My journey has been unconventional; instead of mainstream designing, I started my career with film costume. The journey has been phenomenal, I have received tremendous response," Malhotra told IANS.

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LONDON--A writer of Indian-origin wrote the speech on tackling Islamic extremism and "the failures of integration" that British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered recently. Ameet Gill, 32, has now become one of Cameron's most trusted advisors since joining his team nine years ago, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday.
NEW YORK-- An Indian American student faces five years in jail for his involvement in a scam about selling fraudulent events tickets over web sales platform StubHub and making money out of it, media reports said. Sachin Kumar, 22, who is from New York earned money by selling fraudulent event tickets over StubHub, using accounts set up in fictitious name, Tampa Bay Times newspaper reported.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., -- Capnia, Inc., focused on the development and commercialization of novel products based on its proprietary technologies for precision metering of gas flow, announced it has entered into a common stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC. Under the new agreement, Capnia has the right to sell up to $10 million in value of its common stock to Aspire Capita.
A study of 2,000 men over 50 in the US has found that porn is being watched by a large number of older men, many in their 60s and 70s, who believe it is harming them. The survey undertaken for Stop Procrastinating, the productivity research website, found that 47% of men over 60 had admitted to viewing porn in the last two months.
WASHINGTON--A new judge has been appointed to oversee a case in which an Indian American man was arrested for plotting to firebomb Jewish facilities and threaten the lives of judges and prosecutors in New Jersey, media reports said. Aakash Dalal, 23, and co-defendant Anthony Graziano, 23, are in prison for the last three years.
By Arun Kumar
WASHINGTON-- India and China are facing an exodus of their wealthiest citizens with tens of thousands of "high-net-worth individuals" (HNWIs) having left to seek greener pastures, according to a new report. As many as 61,000 Indian millionaires left the country and settled overseas in the last 14 years, second only to China which saw an exodus of 91,000.
NATICK, MA--The IRS impersonation scam is one of the most persistent cons out there. It reappears every few months, and this summer it's back with a vengeance. BBB has received numerous complaints about aggressive calls by fake IRS agents. How the Scam Works:
BEIJING-- While social media was designed to bring people together, it can sometimes drive them apart -- more Chinese people are switching their status from married to single and social media could be responsible, say experts. A report by the ministry of civil affairs in June found that 3.637 million couples divorced in 2014, up by 3.9 percent from the previous year, Xinhua reported.

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