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5 Ways in which ISW will respond to recent events

The last few months have seen several events that have had a deep impact on our community.  This includes the disturbing acts of violence against people of Indian origin in some parts of the country.  Many of you have asked - “What should ISW do to respond?”

I am writing to share some of my  thoughts on this and to ask for your feedback.

ISW is a non-political organization, however there are some important  ways we can help bring our local community together :

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In Memoriam : Mrs. Rani Nautial


May 19, 1925 - January 24, 2017

Northborough - Zinda Dilli! (Lively soul!) There is no better way of describing Rani Nautiyal, who passed away on January 24, 2017 at 91 years of age. She was never 91 years ‘old’ because if there was one thing she hated; it was being old! 


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Ex ISW President, Dr Satya Mitra becomes President of Worcester Rotary Club

ISatya mitran an installation ceremony on July 25th, The historic Rotary club of Worcester inducted Dr. Satya Mitra as its 102nd president .




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Girish Navani talks to the New York Times

 Girish navaniISW member and  Trustee Girish Navani is the CEO of eClinical Works, which makes clinical information systems software. The New York times recently sat down with Girish to talk about his management style.

"Titles don't matter" Says Girish as he talks about his

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Simple Information regarding Indian Consular Services

Shri_passportHonorable Prabhu Dayal, Consulate General of India, New York, visited India Center to address ISW community on recent Indo-US relations and meet ISW community on March 12, 2012. During his visit he addressed lot of question that relates to all of us. If you didn’t attend this event, you may be benefited from the following questions and answers. If you feel that you have more questions and want a similar seminar again, please send me email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Magical library card!

Hi, I’m Priya Rathnam, the reference librarian at the Shrewsbury Public Library. Most of you are probably familiar with the resources available at the library. If you are a resident of Shrewsbury, you can get a library card for free and then you can borrow books, music CDs, MP3-CDs, audio books, movies, video games, art work, discovery kits, and periodicals (magazines). You can also avail of the resources at all the libraries in the Central Mass region and can request materials from any of the libraries and then pick them up at SPL.

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Book Review : Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's "Palace of Illusions"

By Priya Rathnam

Draupadi is the narrator of this remarkable story and the author has infused her with a powerful, honest, introspective and humorous voice. Those familiar with the Indian epic Mahabharata will know that Draupadi is one of the central characters who plays an important role in the tale of the war of the clans to which the Pandavas and Kauravas belong. It is refreshing to see Draupadi's perspective and wonder with her if she could have done anything different to change the course of destiny. She experiences the gamut of human emotions from love and romantic desire to anger and the desire for vengeance and articulates them so distinctly that you empathize with her and can't condemn her. Kudos to Divakaruni for endowing Draupadi with a reflective and thoughtful side while also revealing her rash, spontaneous, vengeful, headstrong and passionate temperament.

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