|Body and Sold |
BOSTON - Every month, about 500 girls are brought across the Nepalese border, tricked into thinking that a job or perhaps a husband awaits them in India.
|Prasanna up for the challenge of playing solo |
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Indian classical guitarist Prasanna Ramaswamy displayed a blend of East and West last month as he played at the "Mardi Gras" event organized by graduates of the Indian Institutes of Technology.
|Appian starting up again - this time with cable TV |
ACTON, Mass. - In the wake of the telecom bust, startup Appian Communications drastically slashed its work force. Now it is pitching its latest offering to a new set of customers - cable TV companies.
|Physicians fret over rising costs |
As Massachusetts' largest provider of medical malpractice insurance prepares to raise its rates by 20 percent this summer, Indian-American physicians are apprehensive about the repercussions.
|Love, sci-fi, musicals - Bollywood rolls out summer flicks |
I have been a movie buff since the age of four. Yes, my father would take us my sister and me to practically every new film on Friday evenings. My mother rarely joined us as she felt it was always the same old story repeated again and again.
|Obstacles abound when working in Bollywood |
When I told people I was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study the production and behind the scenes making of Bollywood films, their reaction was: "What's there to study? It's all chaos." And those were people in India.
|Christian parishioners settle into first home |
MAYNARD, Mass. - The congregation of St. Mary Indian Orthodox Church began celebrating services last month in its new - and first ever - home.
Dedication ceremonies, complete with visiting dignitaries, are set for September.
The Rev. K.G. Philipose, the parish's vicar, said his church bought the Maynard property for $500,000 from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. Formerly the building housed a Polish congregation.
|Event planner launches her business in grand fashion |
LOWELL, Mass. - When Geeta Singhani and Arpita Pathak got together to plan a Holi party for friends, they did not expect events to snowball into the "Jashn 2003: Grand South Asian Expo" held Mother's Day weekend.
|Event plants seeds of Hinduism in youth |
MARLBORO, Mass. - "Renewal" was the theme as the Massachusetts chapter of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in America hosted its annual Hindu Heritage Day event.
The spotlight was on children at the May 10 event, although there were some professional performers as well. One, Yakshagana dancer Raghuram Shetty, choreographed and directed "Bhakta Prahlad - A Tale From the Puranas." Yakshagana is a traditional dance from coastal Karnataka, India.
|Kashmir leader pledges order |
SHREWSBURY, Mass. - The new governor of Jammu and Kashmir made it clear on a recent visit that he sees himself as a key player bent on bringing order to a strife-torn state.
Soon after being appointed to the new position, retired Gen. S.K. Sinha spoke May 16 to a gathering of Indian-American leaders at the Milan Restaurant and Banquet Rooms.
"It has fallen to me to be a sort of fire brigade sent to critical areas to see what can be done," Sinha said. He has just finished serving as governor of Assam, another Indian state that has been afflicted with violence.
|Community: People |
SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Several New England undergraduates were recently named Goldwater Scholars based on academic merit in mathematics, science and engineering. They are:
|600 attend Mother's Day dance |
STAMFORD, Conn. - The Namaskaar Foundation celebrated Mother's Day with a World on Stage Dance Festival that spotlighted the Indian dance couple Raja and Radha Reddy.
|Commerce group honors Pepsi chief |
The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce recently gave 2003 Excellence Awards to Connecticut resident Indra Nooyi, president and chief financial officer of PepsiCo, along with astronauts Sunita Williams, who is from Massachusetts, and Kalpana Chawla, who was killed early this year in the Columbia space-shuttle disaster.
|Dance artist to teach at Wesleyan |
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - As a dance artist in residence, noted choreographer Hari Krishnan is teaching and performing at Wesleyan University.
|Indian women urged to share their wisdom, guide their community |
MANCHESTER, Conn. - More than 400 people attended the third-annual "Gaurav: The Pride of India - Its Women" event, organized by the Milan Cultural Association. More than 110 women and children representing various Indian states took part in the performances.
|Bollywood superstars razzle-dazzle 'em in Lowell |
LOWELL, Mass. - Glitzy, shimmering costumes, toe-tapping dance music, sentimental songs and stand-up comedy was the fare at the May 4 "Superstars of a New Generation" at Lowell Memorial auditorium.
|Indian community ineffective in hate-crime case |
Your front-page article on a hate crime incident involving Indian students ("Hate suspects face civil rights order," April 15, INDIA New England News) only illustrates how ineffective the Indian community can be at standing up for itself.