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BOSTON—California's Nachde Shokeen Gabroo team won the prestigious Boston Bhangra completion, and the annual national event this year drew more than 30 percent non-South Asian audience, showing the growing popularity Bhangra dance in the United States.

"For our 11th year, we had a great audience, and fantastic teams. This might be the strongest team lineup we've ever had and we're very proud of what we've accomplished through this competition year in and year out," said Rohit Bhambi, co-founder of Boston Bhangra and organizer of the competition. "The diversity of the audience is on the things that we're most proud of. We have more than 30% of the audience that isn't even south Asian yet they loved the event. That speaks volumes to the excitement that these phenomenal teams bring to stage."

The competition was held on Nov. 22 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. About 3,000 people attended the event. The first prize went to Nachde Shokeen Gabroo team. Nachde Shokeen Gabroo (NSG) is an all guys team from Bay Area, California. Furteelay Shokeen, Detroit's premiere all-guys bhangra team, won the second spot, and this place went to Da Real Punjabiz, a co-ed team from Southern California.

CENTENNIAL, Colo.-- International Media Distribution (IMD), which provides distribution of 24-hour global networks in the United States, launched its first mobile app in collaboration with Bizooku Technologies, a real-time mobile application development company based in Seattle, Washington.
NEW YORK--Vimeo premiered a new round of episodes of married couple Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's heralded series High Maintenance. Three new episodes are available now at HighMaintenance.tv, followed by another set of three in early 2015. Subtitles are available in Hindi.
BELLEVUE, Wash.--T-Mobile announced a major evolution of its groundbreaking Un-carrier 6.0 program (Music Freedom), with the addition of 14 new streaming services, more than doubling the number of providers currently in the program. These additions include names like Google Play Music, Xbox Music and SoundCloud as well as a diverse range of specialty services to suit all tastes ˆ' whether you're into EDM, Jazz, Caribbean, Bollywood or all of the above.
LEXINGTON, MA--South Asia Poets of New England (SAPNE), an informal group bringing together poets and writers from the Indian subcontinent to share creative work celebrating languages and thoughts, held its quarterly poetry reading on Nov. 23 at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA.
MUMBAI, India -- Relativity - B4U, a joint venture established earlier this year, announced its first distribution venture, the release of 'The Best of Me', which premiered this month at the first South Asian Premiere of a Hollywood film, in the company of its stars Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden, and Director Michael Hoffman.
CAMBRIDGE, MA—The Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE) elected a new executive committee, a new board of trustees and a new president, Dr. Seema Arora. The new committee and the board assume office on Jan. 1, 2015. Dr. Arora replaces Dr. Sajani Shah Kapasi as its president.
BEDFORD, MA — S4 Inc. has been awarded a prime contract to provide U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Systems and Missions Support (USAMS). The USAMS III contract vehicle will provide support to Headquarters USSTRATCOM at Offutt AFB, NE, its subordinate and supporting agencies, component commands, and supported agencies worldwide.
Aereo, whose innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology made watching television simple and user-friendly but ran into legal trouble, has filed for bankruptcy. Using Aereo's technology, consumers can pause and rewind any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.
WAYLAND, MA — Project Girls' Education Matters, a volunteer group working with Oxfam America to promote girls' education in developing countries, held its fourth annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, November 22nd, at the Islamic Center of Boston (ICB) in Wayland, Massachusetts. 
WALTHAM, MA—Paresh Motiwala has joined Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, as SQL Solutions Architect. He has been a database specialist for about 15 years. At Actifio, Motiwala will help the sales team with the SQL needs for their customer and tailor the solutions based on ideal marriage of Microsoft SQL Server and Actifio's Copy Data Management Technology. 

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Prakash Khatri, the nation’s first Immigration Ombudsman during the administration of President George W. Bush, announced his support for President Obama’s Executive Order to provide administrative relief to millions of unauthorized immigrants in this country. “I firmly support the immigration reform measures announced by the president,” Mr. Khatri said.
WASHINGTON, DC: Here is a fact sheet on Immigration Accountability Executive Action as provided by the White House: The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules. Acting within his legal authority, the President is taking an important step to fix our broken immigration system.
PARSIPPANY, N.J.--More specialty drug innovation, greater patient access to medicines and reduced impact from patent expiries will be the primary drivers of an increase in global medicine spending of up to 30 percent by 2018. The increase in annual spending will spike this year when absolute growth will be about $70 billion, up from $44 billion in 2013 and $26 billion in 2012, according to new research released today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
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.
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9/15/2014
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!

9/10/2014
Please join us for this half hour discourse followed by a 45 minute consideration of an article in the magazine - प्रहरीदुर्ग (Watchtower)

9/10/2014
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.

8/19/2014
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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