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MEDFIELD, MA—Namaste Consignments, a variety consignment store providing services including watch and jewelry repair, alterations, restoration and framing, opens today (Friday/Aug. 1) in Medfield, MA. The real story behind the store, however, is a little financial support from Saheli Boston to a single mom and the cancer survivor that helped her open the store.

"I lost my job last year and decided not to go for disability," said Vandana Sharma, founder of Namaste Consignments and a single mother with a 10-year-old daughter. Sharma moved to the United States in 1995 after an arranged marriage. The couple got divorced in 2005.

"I had gone through cancer treatments two times—the second time was last year," said Sharma, who decided to open a consignment store after she saw an advertisement about a store owner who was moving out of state and wanted to sell the store. But she had to pay $7,000.
SAN FRANCISCO--Boku, Inc. has developed technology and mobile network operator (MNO) relationships that make advanced mobile payments technology available in India, one of the largest of the "BRIC" nations. By opening India to direct carrier billing based mobile payments, merchants all over the world now have access to a huge market with 1.2 billion people. 
Editor's note: More and more we turn back to old scriptures, we realize that a few things, especially the basic human nature, has not changed at all. Whether we look at Indian, Chinese, Sufi, Greek and other ancient epics, we discover all sorts of characters with whom we can relate ourselves or know someone who has those characteristics. They can be a living laboratory for us. We can learn something from these classic and archetypal characters.
The 2014 George Pólya Prize has been awarded to Nikhil Srivastava along with Adam Marcus and Daniel A. Spielman for the introduction and development of the method of interlacing polynomials, and for its use in the solution of the 50-year-olf Kadison-Singer problem. They will receive receive an engraved medal and share the cash award of $20,000.
Saheli Boston, a non-profit organization that empowers South Asian women and their families and serves them in the areas of anti-domestic violence, physical and mental health, safety and legal and immigration issues, announced key panels for its day-long Emotional Well-Being and Positive Mental Health Awareness Symposium on Sept. 14, 2014. 
 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. 
Ocular Therapeutix (Nasdaq:OCUL), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) which occurred on The NASDAQ Stock Market on July 25, 2014. In honor of the occasion, Amar Sawhney, Ph.D., President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, will ring the Closing Bell on Friday, August 1, 2014 — 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. 
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.

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The State Department, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is facilitating a medical evacuation for two U.S. citizens who have been infected by Ebola in West Africa. The safety and security of U.S. citizens is our paramount concern, US State Department said in a statement. Every precaution is being taken to move the patients safely and securely, to provide critical care en route on a non-commercial aircraft, and to maintain strict isolation upon arrival in the United States.
External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Secretary of State John F. Kerry led their respective delegations to the fifth annual India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi. The two sides recognized that the decisive mandate provided by the Indian people to their new Government provided a unique opportunity to re-energize this relationship. They expressed confidence that the Summit Meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. in September 2014 would generate new dynamism in the relationship.
The U.S. Department of State recently updated its fact sheet on U.S.-India Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Cooperation. Here is the unedited text: "Accelerating our partnership following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the United States and India continue to expand their counterterrorism and homeland security cooperation, enhancing global as well as bilateral security through ongoing dialogues, capacity building initiatives, and multilateral efforts such as the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum.
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

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