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She is producing a feature film named "The Unusual Inventor," which is based on a true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who this year was named among the Top 100 Most Influential in the Time Magazine. Why Muruganantham? Nina Srivastava says Muruganantham and his invention faced quite a battle with societal taboos, family abandonment, and was labeled a "pervert" but he changed the lives of millions of women.

"I decided to make a film on this issue once I heard extremely disturbing facts about India. About 88 percent of women in India resort to using newspapers, leaves, sand, and even ash — instead of a sanitary pad- because of the cost," says Srivastava. "Seventy percent suffer from reproductive tract infection, while 23 percent of young girls drop out of school after the on-set. A similar situation holds true for over 100 countries. As a woman filmmaker, I knew I had to do something to bring this topic into the mainstream."
 By Rohini Pola
The Auditions for Hindi Manch SaReGaMaPa are starting tomorrow. It is very common for many, who have been singing for years and even after being appreciated by family, colleagues, and friends during many karaoke get together or casual music siting, to get stricken with a hesitance whenever such opportunity comes to perform in public among unknown faces or whenever being judged. 
It seems that the cute canine, Junior, who plays •Entertainment' in the upcoming comedy film of the same name, has found a new admirer in superstar and co-star, Akshay Kumar. Whilst working with Junior inspired newcomer Tamanaah Bhatia to become a dog owner herself, Akshay Kumar was also hugely impressed by the talented golden retriever's abilities. Here is Q&A with Kumar:
Shreya Ghoshal, the Queen bee of playback singing who gave a super performance last year in Worcester, MA, will start her North America tour starting August 9th. Boston, however, is not on her itinerary. Ghoshal is coming back with her team to enchant people of the United States and Canada with her mellifluous voice, soul stirring compositions and is known to sweep music lovers off their feet, where-ever she has performed till date. 
FOX's hit unscripted series "HELLʼS KITCHEN" is back again as Chef Gordon Ramsay looks for the BEST of the BEST to work beside him in the hottest kitchen on Earth! The nationwide casting call started July 14, 2014 and the crew is in search of Americaʼs culinary elite who not only have the skills but the stamina to cook alongside the renowned, CHEF GORDON RAMSAY. 
The Eleventh World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) conference is coming to Fairfield, Iowa's Maharishi University of Management (MUM) on Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3. This is the first time such a large and diverse group of Vedic scholars has come together on the campus to explore the relevance of ancient Vedic knowledge in today's world. Topics will include Yoga, natural medicine, higher states of consciousness, and reflections on the various Vedic texts.
The 2014 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee continued its 12-city tour this past weekend with events in Washington , DC and New Jersey. In Boston, Arun Jagjivan from West Hartford, CT, was the regional champ and Arushi Kalpande from Bellerica, MA was first runner up while Anirudh Iyer from Shrewsbury, MA was second runner up.
Bostonian Vinay Rajur, who has been a member of the Cornell Bhangra team for the past three years, is campaigning hard for his team to participate in the America Got Talent competition. Cornell Bhangra team was recently featured on Today show and has been chosen as finalists for the top 50 spots to get onto the America's Got Talent live round. 
WASHINGTON, DC—US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New Delhi for the 5th U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, which he will co-chair with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on July 31. Secretary Kerry will be accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who will lead discussions to strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and India. 
Dear Editor,
I read today that in Peshawar, Pakistan, the total number of Polio cases for 2014 has hit 94, surpassing last year's total of 93. While new cases of Polio in Britain are thankfully yesteryear's news, the lasting legacy of Polio is still very much an issue today. In the 1950s Britain was rocked by a Polio epidemic that claimed the lives of thousands.
By Aarohi Shah
Being a sixteen year old American-born Indian, most visits to India consist of visiting well-known landmarks and meeting family in their comfortable air-conditioned homes. This time, I had a different goal in mind. I wanted to see the side of India that I had heard about, but never actually experienced. I also wanted to engage and work with the less fortunate community.

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ATLANTA---Focusing on providing International content to subscribers and expanding its network in markets around the world, YuppTV announced the launch of Pakistan’s leading ARY television channels to subscribers. Channels ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Musik and ARY QTV will now be available in homes, worldwide subject to territorial rights.
The U.S. Department of State has selected five Fulbright Foreign Students to participate in the second Millennial Trains Project (MTP) voyage across the United States from August 7-17th. As an enrichment component of the Fulbright Foreign Student exchange program, the MTP will provide 25 participants with an in-depth understanding of life in the United States
Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a speech at a launch event inaugurating the Center for American Progress’ India: 2020 program on Monday, July 28, at the Center for American Progress (CAP). The Secretary will underscore the shared prosperity, democratic values, and security that a strong U.S.-India partnership brings to Asia and to the global order.
WASHINGTON, DC—Senators Mark Warner, John Cornyn, Tim Kaine and Jim Risch made Senate History by sponsoring a resolution strongly supporting a Congressional invitation for a Joint Session of Congress address by Indian Prime Minister Modi during his September 2014 visit to the United States.
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.

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7/10/2014
Do you want to help children get their chance in life, and secure a happy childhood? Do you want to help raise funds for the millions of homeless children in India? 

7/4/2014
Everyone has dreams that they want to come true. When one does, it is amazing.

6/29/2014

It takes time and patience to learn a language. It requires hard work but it can also be a lot of fun.


5/29/2014

Fall River, Massachusetts business owner Rekha Salwi of Arch Angels, 282 New Boston Road, is set for the grand opening of her second salon and threading academy - the FIRST of its kind.


Here is the link to the original article Arch Angels Raises Eyebrows with Treading Services -  http://tinyurl.com/ouxx9zh 




















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