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LOWELL, MA—The Greater Boston Indian community has its first adult day care center and it is totally free. ActiveLife Adult Day Care, which opened about two months ago in Lowell, MA, will hold its official grand opening ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 23. To watch an exclusive video feature and interview, click here.

"This is one of a kind," said Sandeep Shekhada, program director of the center, which is housed in the premises of Vallabh Youth Organization, known as Srinathji Haveli, at 664 Lakeview Avenue in Lowell. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. To watch the complete video interview, click here.
WALTHAM, MA—Greater Boston's Indian community is holding five major events this weekend—from American Indian Foundation's fundraising gala to Boston Bhangra to a performance by a noted Punjabi singer and opening of grand opening of the community's first adult day care center.

BOSTON--The American India Foundation will celebrate another year of its philanthropic efforts with its annual "Bow Ties and Bangles" fundraising gala on Nov. 22 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Madhur Jaffrey, an Indian writer and actress who has been active in radio, theatre, television and film, will be the guest of honor.
PHILADELPHIA--Comcast Corporation announced that Devesh Raj has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Strategic and Financial Planning. In this role, Raj will help drive the overall growth strategy at Comcast and NBCUniversal, including leading the identification and pursuit of strategic business opportunities, partnerships, alliances, and licensing agreements. 
By Shuchita Rao
INDIA New England News Music Critic

CAMBRIDGE, MA--Boston audiences were treated to a fine Carnatic classical concert, rich in aesthetic nuances on the afternoon of Sunday, November 16 at MIT's Kresge Auditorium. MITHAS (MIT Heritage Arts of South Asia), celebrating its twenty-first year of service, concluded its Indian classical music offerings for the year 2014 with a grand vocal concert by the acclaimed vocalist Vidwan TM Krishna. He was accompanied by Vidwans RK Shriramkumar on the violin and Arun Prakash on the Mridangam.
By Revathi Pillai
WESTON, MA--Nrityotsav, the daylong festival of Indian classical dances was debuted on November 8th, 2014 at Casey Theater in Weston, MA. This festival exemplified the spirit of a culturally vibrant New England and featured many major classical genres on a single stage. Nrityotsav was the realization of the dream of the organizers to create an enjoyable dance event to look forward to each year. 
By Pooja Welling
NASHUA, MA--Indian Association of New Hampshire (IANH) culminated its twenty fifth year of service in the community with its annual Diwali event. The event was held on November 8th, 2014 at Nashua High School North. A strong member community of over 500 people attended, coming together to celebrate the season. 
LEXINGTON, MA--A lyrical celebration of Bollywood legend Gulzar is coming soon to Lexington, MA. In an evening of entertainment called "Gul-o-Gulzar", star singers and actors will be performing a musical drama on Gulzar's poetry, films and life. This special musical, poetic and dramatic feast for ears, eyes and spirit takes place on December 6, 2014 at Diamond Middle School, Lexington MA. 
By Krishanthan Jeyarajasingham, MD
(Editor's note: Krishanthan Jeyarajasingham, MD, is a researcher in Nuclear Medicine affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He is planning to pursue medical residency afterwards.)

Ahhh•love. What a beautiful feeling! Who would not want to love someone and be loved, whatever the gender identity and/or sexuality? It all sounds so obvious. When something as innocent yet intimate as a kiss becomes politicized, it loses all purity.
CAMBRIDGE, MA--Boston Indian restaurant giant One World Cuisine Restaurant Group last week introduced a new concept: Bao Nation, a take-out, eat-in restaurant in Cambridge that serves Asian buns sandwiches and dumplings. Located at 571 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA, Bao Nation's menu includes: MIT Bao (slow-cooked minced lamb, ginger, garlic, roasted sesame, peanut and pickled shitake mushroom)...
Malnutrition and stunted growth impacts both wealthy and poor children in India, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researcher SV Subramanian said at an international research conference held November 10-12, 2014 in New Delhi. The conference, entitled Stop Stunting, was sponsored by UNICEF South Asia and focused on ways to prevent malnutrition in children, which may be due partly to poor diets and eating habits but also to poor sanitary conditions. 
By Kiran Ahuja
(Editor's note: Kiran Ahuja is executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.)
More than one-quarter of students between the ages of 12 and 18 reported being bullied at school during the 2010-11 school year — nearly 7 million students. Some Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students face bullying and harassment based on their immigration status, such as Micronesian students whose families have recently immigrated to the continent and Hawaii. Others are bullied for the way they look, such as turbaned Sikh youth, or for their English language skills.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.---Corus Entertainment announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint, the San Francisco-based mobile technology company, to create a mobile entertainment platform for kids aged two to seven. Set to launch globally in 2015, the platform will offer preschoolers a safe, fun and branded environment to enjoy videos, games, music and eBooks featuring their favourite Nelvana characters Max & Ruby, Little Bear, Franklin, The Berenstain Bears and more.
NEW DELHI--Over 100 healthcare innovators will meet in New Delhi on Wednesday November 19, to find ways to enable the poor in the world’s second most populous nation access high-end medical facilities that remains largely out of bound for them. Bankrolled by Wish India Foundation, the initiative – with active support from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India – will find means and ways so that the poor can derive benefits from specially designed low cost glucometer...
CHICAGO---Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., announced that it has hired Simi Gupta, CPA, MBA as its new Chief Accounting Officer for Brite Energy, Powered by Protection 1. Brite Energy is Protection 1’s recently formed entity that will bring added services to its customers in the form of solar energy.
A new study examining the financial management habits of US small businesses has revealed that more than 40 percent consider themselves financially illiterate. The research, conducted by Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) in partnership with Decipher Market Research, was designed to uncover common challenges that US small businesses face as they start and grow.
ORANGE, Calif.--For the first time in five years, the percentage of students who fully fund their Executive MBA (EMBA) education has declined slightly, according to the results of the 2014 Membership Program Survey of the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC). The percentage of self-funded students decreased from 41.2 percent in 2013 to 39.8 percent in 2014.

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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!

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