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Events Update 2014 ISW Publishes 2014 Event Calendar
Check out the Event Calendar for 2014 and Save the Date.

 
Showcase India 2014 Join us for Showcase India 2014 on April 26th at Marlborough Middle School from 2pm - 7pm. (Including Sanskar - Dance Competition)  

Please register to vote

~ by Rithika Kulathila

This week, we welcome a new correspondent for eSandesh. Rithika is a young ISW member who feels passionately about getting our community more involved in the political process. - Ed.


There are 77,177 people living in this state that identify as  Asian Indian as of the 2010 census. That means there are 77,177 unique voices, 77,177 stories and 77,177 truly different struggles here in the state of Massachusetts. Although there are many of us that travelled from many different places in order to come to the United States, most of us came here for a better life.
 

Top 5 mistakes managers make in handling workplace conflict

~ By Claudette Rowley and Sushilaa Pathalam
Under the best of circumstances, managing conflict in the workplace can be a tricky proposition. Managers and employees alike are often reluctant to address a conflict due to fear of making it worse, discovering it can’t be resolved, or not knowing the best way to approach the resolution process.
Unresolved conflict has a high cost. A 2008 study from CPP found that U.S. employees   spent approximately 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict equaling $359 billion in paid hours.  
In addition to the financial toll, unresolved conflict has key effects on productivity, decision making and employee retention.  Managers are often called to resolve disputes between employees, on teams or between departments. In today’s stressed work environment, it’s easy for managers (and employees) to make the following five mistakes.

 

ISW Celebrates Annual Picnic - July 22, 2012

By Sushilaa Pathalam

Rain or Shine, can’t stop ISW members from having fun.  The 2012 ISW summer picnic party started with quiet a few new members norming and ofcourse the veterans performing their duties and getting to have things taken care of.  The President, Sushilaa Pathalam (Chairperson for the picnic organization commitee) and the senior members of the ISW community provided the comfort level and sense of belonging to the new members.   ISW community is what the new people who move in the area seek and look for.  This gave a perfect start for the Summer party at Northboro, Ellsworth McAfee park.  Ofcourse mother nature was totally supportive of that by it being a perfect 80 degree day.

 

Building a Secure Path to Retirement

What Steps Should You Take Along the Way?
Provided By: Kanan Sachdeva

The definition of financial security changes as we age: The needs and wants of a newly married 30-year old are, not surprisingly, very different from those of a 70-year-old retiree. There is one thing that stays the same, however: planning and achieving your retirement goals is a lifetime process — one that requires you to first build assets and manage retirement risks for the future, and then to turn those assets into a stream of income in retirement that will last as long as you need it to.
To understand how these steps work throughout your life, consider the following:
   

Hasya Kavi Sammelan 2012

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Hasya Kavi Sammelan at ISW 2012 – A hit with members and others !

 For a 6th year in a row ISW hosted the Hasya Kavi Sammelan (an International Hindi Association production). It was a fun filled evening of humor and laughter.

As a prelude to the show our very own Senthil Sivakumar warmed up the audience with jokes and a comedy act.

The main event started with Mr. Alok Mishra introducing the well establised Kavi's, humorists and singers - Gajendra Solanki, Dr. Sarita Sharma and Sanjay Jhala.

 

In Memorium - Dr. Sarla Patel

It is with profound sadness that we convey news of the passing of Dr Sarla Patel.  Dr. Sarla Patel, 78, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at home, following an extended struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

She leaves her beloved husband, Choudhary Balwan Singh Patel; her two loving daughters, Sangeeta Doshi and her husband Nilesh, and Noopur Kapadia and her husband Anand; her four sisters, Santosh Arora, Neena Sawe, Veena Khanna and Rita Joshi; her brother, Sanjay Khanna; her grandchildren, Shailen, Vishal, Kabir, Shaan, Rana, Aashna , Jai, Palbha , Sureena, Rohin, and Riddhima; her nephews and nieces, Neha, Sameer, Shraddha, Shruti, Aastha, and Aakansha. She was born in Quetta, India in 1934, daughter of the late Prakash N. and Raj Khanna.

   

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