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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.
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.
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has added another feather to his illustrious cap by being named among the •50 Smartest Celebrities on Twitter' by TIME Magazine. The star of such box office smash hits as Holiday and OMG: Oh My God is ranked in 25th position, and is the only Bollywood star to be featured on the prestigious list. 
By Anjana Mangalat
The Boston area is blessed with a wealth of very dedicated music and dance teachers with unquestionable knowledge and experience, and the cultural events they propagate through their students, along with experienced artists from all over the world. Smt. Durga Krishnan is one of those teachers who has been teaching veena and vocal in this area for the past 35 years and has had many successful student arangetrams. 
Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar, has lent his voice once again for his latest movie, 'Entertainment'. This is not the first time the Khiladi star has crooned his fans for his films, as he previously sung 'Mujh Me Tu' for his critically-acclaimed film, Special 26. To entice the crowds, Akshay recorded and sang in front of the media and the audience after talking to producer, Ramesh Taurani.
The Government of the United Kingdom hosts the first Girl Summit today, aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation. The Summit, co-hosted by UNICEF, brings together women, girls and community leaders as well as governments, international organizations and the private sector to agree on action to end FGM and CEFM. 

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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.
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.
WAKEFIELD, MA -- Comverse (Nasdaq:CNSI), a digital services and monetization solutions provider, announced the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art Comverse Center of Excellence (CCoE) in Gurgaon, India. The advanced CCoE facility is home to a team of highly talented experienced professionals committed to developing and enhancing world-class products and service.
GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, and Microsoft announced a long-term strategic partnership to offer Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy as its exclusive core business-class email and productivity service for small businesses in India.

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