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Forty years ago when there was only one Indian restaurant, one grocery store, one Indian travel agent and only 1,000 Indian families in Greater Boston, Harish Dang and his wife, Bini, started the first Indian radio show in Boston: Sounds of India. It was a pioneering idea at the time. Dang had arrived in the United States immediately after finishing his bachelors from Delhi University. He worked and made enough money to earn a graduate degree from Harvard University. But he remained enamored with the Indian music. He and his wife were inspired by their love for Bollywood movies and songs and wanted to share that with the rest of the Indian community in Boston at the time, and thus came the idea of Sounds of India, which has been bringing a little of India each Sunday to the Boston area since it started in December, 1974. Dangs have not missed a single radio show in 40 years.

In addition, Dangs brought India's superstars to Boston. For about three decades, most of the Indian music concerts in Greater Boston were organized by the Dangs. They brought Hemant Kumar, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Nitin Mukesh, Asha Bhonsle, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamoorthi, Sanjeevani, Jagjit Singh, Anuradha Paudwal, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Bhupendar and Maital and the list goes on. "The period when we brought major stars to Boston was the golden period of our career," recalls Harish Dang.
India Untouched, a documentary directed by Stalin Kurup, was screened at the MIT Campus on July 25 evening as a way to highlight and open the discussion on caste and the continuing oppression faced by the dalit and other community that have faced marginalization over time in India. The screening was organized by AID-MIT and AID-Boston chapters of AID (Association for India’s Development). AID is a volunteer movement that is committed to promote equitable, sustainable and just development in India.
WALTHAM, MA--Augmenix Inc., a privately held company developing minimally invasive hydrogel products to improve outcomes following cancer radiotherapy announced closure of $10.8 million Series D fundraising. Participants in this latest round of financing included a new investor, Excelestar Ventures as well as certain individuals. Existing investors CHV II, Catalyst Health Ventures and Sparta Group also participated.
By Tahir Ali
SHREWSBURY, MA—What do Ian and Greg Chappell, Subash and Baloo Gupte, Hanif and Mushtaq Mohammad, and Najeeb and Faheem Syed have in common? You guessed it right. They are all diehards of cricket and real brothers, playing for Australia, India, Pakistan and Shaheen XI respectively. A penny was tossed up and I called heads, and sure enough Abe Lincoln with a stern bronzy look showed face up. We decided to bat.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey, is currently under construction and will reportedly be spread over 162 acres of land and be ready in 2017 with an estimated cost of over $150 million. "Mandir Mahotsav", a series of celebrations and ceremonies to inaugurate this intricate hand-carved temple, also known as Akshardham Mahamandir, will be held on August 10.
BOSTON — Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, announced the addition of three proven industry veterans — Ratan Tipirneni, M.J. Golibart and Bjorn Engelhardt — to its global management team. The three represent a combined 75 years experience in enterprise technology, and all have longstanding relationships with existing Actifio team members.
BOSTON—Diversified Project Management (DPM), one of New England's leading Owner's Representative firms, announced the addition of Aby Bhat to its project management staff. Bhat, CAFM Project Manager, joined DPM's Newton office and is working on DPM's CAFM tools and process and servicing the growing list of clients in the Real Estate Technology business sector. 
By Syed Ali Rizvi
ANDOVER, MA--On Sunday, July 27th, Vision-Aid will have its "signature" annual fundraising event with the presentation of the "Dancer's Pledge- a dance ballet". Over several weeks of practice by nearly 6 dozen artistes, from India and USA, the stage will light up with this wonderful story under the guidance of Madurai Muralidharan (from India) and our very own local gurus - Jeyanthi Ghatraju, Sujatha Meyyappan and Ranjani Saigal.
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Native advertising pioneer MGID identified the top-ten Internet content trends for the first half of 2014, having aggregated engagement and virility from millions of visitors to more than 3,000 entertainment, lifestyle and sports websites. Flash games topped the list as the type of content that had the best "click factor" among the visitors of the MGID network thus far in 2014. Bollywood stars ranked number 6 in the list.
LEXINGTON, MA—Vision-Aid, a non-profit organization that provides rehabilitation for the visually impaired, has appointed social activist and entrepreneur Syed Ali Rizvi as its new president. He replaces Anu Chitrapu, who had led the organizations for more than five years. "The last 6 years of serving as president of Vision-Aid has been a great experience for me. In these years, awareness around Vision-Aid and its cause has grown and it has become a known entity in the New England area," said Chitrapu. 
SALEM, MA—The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art, an installation featuring a selection of more than 30 works spanning 3,000 years which have been drawn from the museum's renowned Chinese collection. Organized by Daisy Yiyou Wang, PEM's recently appointed curator of Chinese and East Asian art, this installation examines how festivals, ceremonies and celebrations have long inspired creative expression in Chinese culture.

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WASHINGTON, DC—Senators Mark Warner, John Cornyn, Tim Kaine and Jim Risch made Senate History by sponsoring a resolution strongly supporting a Congressional invitation for a Joint Session of Congress address by Indian Prime Minister Modi during his September 2014 visit to the United States.
Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a speech at a launch event inaugurating the Center for American Progress’ India: 2020 program on Monday, July 28, at the Center for American Progress (CAP). The Secretary will underscore the shared prosperity, democratic values, and security that a strong U.S.-India partnership brings to Asia and to the global order.
Indian Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has welcomed the allocation of Rs. 2000 crore for Food Processing. She has been pitching for linking food processing industries to the credit given by NABARD and this is being seen as a quantum step in the right direction.
NEW DELHI--The Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD) celebrated the Indian debut of the EPEAT® environmental-rating system for electronics with an event in Delhi co-hosted with the Green Electronics Council.
SOUTHBURY, CT — Employment rates in the United States are steadily increasing, meaning businesses are growing and, as a result, seeking the right talent to fit their teams. With all the positive growth, one thing business owners have to be cognizant of is the danger of employee turnover.

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