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WOBURN, MA—More than 1,200 attendees, forty vendors and a group of singers and dancers made INDIA New England News's Diwali Mela & Fall Bridal Expo an entertaining and fun shopping event.

"To organize an event of this magnitude requires a lot of hard work, commitment and dedication," said Dr. Manju Sheth, hostess of the event and the producer of the INE's popular celebrity series Chai with Manju. "INDIA New England News team did a great job, and it was a privilege to host this event and see an engaged audience and New England's best vendors."

Diwali Mela & Fall Bridal Expo was organized and produced by INDIA New England News, the region's premier online, print and video magazine. Woburn Hilton was the platinum sponsor. Silver sponsors were Alankar Event Planners & Decorators and Boston Sound and Light Co.
WESTFORD, MA--NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT), a provider of performance analytics and operational intelligence solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Communications business of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), comprising Tektronix Communications, Arbor Networks, and certain parts of Fluke Networks. 
Outsourcing jobs to India got dragged into the Massachusetts gubernatorial race. An email from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marth Coakley said: "If outsourcing jobs were an Olympic sport, Republican Charlie Baker would be one of the top medal contenders. Spoiler Alert: In 2008, he actually won an award for "Outsourcing Excellence." 

WALTHAM, MA—Chirag Shah, a young ambitious New Hampshire resident, goes to Mumbai to study film making and screen writing. In an exclusive video interview with INDIA New England News, Shah, a freelance screen writer and independent microfilm maker, recounts his experiences in Mumbai, Bollywood and new trends in cinema. He says that as he was not American enough in America, "In India I was not Indian enough for India."
WALTHAM, MA—The Worth magazine has named three people of the Indian origin in its list of The 100 Most Powerful People in Finance. They are: Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairman, State Bank of India; Anshu Jain, Co-CEO, Deutsche Bank; and Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
WESTON, MA - The five dancers who form part of the dance-troupe, Articulate Ability, and are all legally blind, performed at the Regis College in Weston, MA on Saturday, October 11. The event was organized by Association for India's Development (AID - Boston & MIT chapters).
Handwashing. It is a simple behavior with a big impact. Given the role that hygiene can play in public health — from preventing the common cold to slowing the spread of infectious organisms like Ebola — embracing innovations in approaches, behavior change, and programming is becoming increasingly important.
By Shuchita Rao
INDIA New England News Arts & Music Critic
SHARON, MA--Six enterprising artists residing in Sharon, MA, came together to display their art work in a five week long art exhibition titled "Kalakruti" - meaning creation of art. The exhibition had a well-attended grand opening event on October 8 at the Lakeside Gallery at the Sharon Community Centre. 
By Pallavi Nagesha
Monsoons in India, a cup of masala tea and curled up in the window box watching the rain land gently on rooftops and trickle down the sides of the window. That delight, seized and bottled, is the album "Simply Love". A week ago, when Vaishnavi approached me to listen to her songs and give my impressions, I knew little about her or her art. 
In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Grandmasters. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary that transports us into the little known world of Blind Chess. Chess is an ancient and universal game with origins in India. Filmed over three years in different parts of India, Algorithms follows three boys and an adult champion who not only aspires to bring global recognition to India's blind chess players, but also wants to encourage all blind children to play chess.••
BURLINGTON, MA--Pandit Chitresh Das, a master and virtuosic performer of the classical Kathak tradition, is visiting the Boston area this weekend to teach students of the Chhandika Institute of Kathak and the Academy of Creative Arts.

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LONDON--Close on the heels of the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call for enhancing investments in India, the 24th OIFC Diaspora Engagement Meet in London centered around partnerships in manufacturing, skills and energy. The Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a public private partnership between the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) formed to facilitate the economic engagement of the Indian Diaspora with India.
A research project by the University of Reading could lead to more people in India receiving earlier diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) than ever before. The study, funded by Autism Speaks in collaboration with Action for Autism, translated four tests originally devised for the UK and USA to screen and diagnose ASD into Hindi and Bengali – two main regional languages of India.
SAN FRANCISCO---Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is donating $100,000 to United Way Worldwide to help with flood relief efforts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in northern India. Floods struck the region in September, killing at least 300 people, submerging hundreds of villages, and triggering landslides.
Indian community across New England is gearing up to celebrate Diwali this weekend as various community groups are organizing Diwali events. In celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, the India Association of Rhode Island announced "Diwali Fest — Light Your Spirit" on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910. Time: 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
WASHINGTON, DC--Secretary of State John Kerry will host an Eid reception to mark the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, October 16, at 6 p.m., in the Delegates Lounge at the U.S. Department of State. Eid al-Adha, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” celebrates the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, which nearly two million Muslims from across the globe perform each year.

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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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