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Checkout what is a happening at India Society of Worcester - These are some of the Upcoming events at ISW which happen once a year only. So don't miss out and register to attend the events. Many of these are Free Member only event or Member discounted events.

Upcoming events

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 152 Main Street

    ISW-PEN & ISWU: College Prep 101

    A ISW PEN  and ISW University joint event

    ISW PEN and ISW University co-host a panel discussion on College Planning. Here's your chance to get your questions answered from a panel of experts.


    • Jillian Greenspan is a current School Counselor at Westborough High School. Prior to attending graduate school to become a School Counselor, Jillian worked as an Assistant Dean of Admission at Hamilton College.
    • Jennifer Cluett, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at WPI has worked in Admissions and Enrollment for 26 years, 25 of those with WPI. She is an active member of the National Association for College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), and College Admissions Collaborative Highlighting Engineering & Technology (CACHET). Professional and personal collided in the last few years as she has participated in the college search and selection process with her own children, two of whom are now in college (and one is a rising junior at WPI).
    • Divya Raghunathan is a rising junior dual degree candidate at UMass Amherst in Microbiology and Human Pathophysiology, on the Premed track and a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. She works as a tour guide and an Admissions Fellow for the Undergraduate Admissions office and looks forward to sharing her insights to the college applications process. She is also actively involved with several clubs and organizations including UMass South Asian Students Association, UMass Jazba Bollywood Bhangra Dance Team and the UMass Premed Society.
    • Raj Kasbekar is a parent of a college bound senior, Global Vice President for Regulatory, Clinical and Quality at Helen of Troy and an active investor, entrepreneur and scientist. 
    • Ashish Cowlagi, is a long time volunteer at ISW and he has a son who recently went through the college admissions process and a daughter just entering high school.
    This is a free event for ISW members, Non-members $10 registration. Use ISW membership email id to login. ISW Membership can be completed/renewed here.

    Contact us at
    Ragoo Raghunathan. Kelly Mittal

    Contact us at
    Usha Yadav, Advisor 508-845-0035
    Tanvi Gahlot, Registrar
    Shiamin Melville, Chair 508-353-4316

    PEN is a forum for likeminded professionals and entrepreneurs to network, exchange ideas and learn from other's experience. Join us for this exciting event, open to all entrepreneurs and professionals.

    Also check out our page on the ISW Website, our LinkedIn page and our Meetup page. 

    • 18 Jun 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • INDIA Center, 152 Main Street, Shrewsbury

    ISW IYG Picnic

    Families are encouraged to come!!

    Please register to RSVP, using your family's membership email ID. 

    If you are  between 12-18, and are not a IYG member, consider becoming one. Your parents need a family membership.  Join here

    • Tanvi Gahlot- President 
    • Dhruv Satanur - Vice President
    • Dhruv Jagan and Tanushree Nekenti - Secretaries
    • Prachet Mahawar - Treasurer 
    • Aryan Das - Project Manager 
    • Shubh Agrawal & Mitali Biswas - Advisors

    For any general inquiries send an email to Tanvi Gahlot


    • 18 Jun 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • India Center, 152 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA

    ISW and Kalashri Boston collaborate to present a Hindi Comedy Play

     'Shola Jo Bhadke'  ( A Hindi Play - full of humor, music and entertainment)

    $15 tickets sold out!!

    Date: - June 18th, 2023

    Time :- 2:00 PM

    Venue - India Center, Shrewsbury, MA (new venue)

    • 21 Jun 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • INDIA CENTER 152 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

    ISW Celebrates International Yoga Day 2023 outdoors   Open to all

    To Observe and celebrate 10th International Day of Yoga !


    During the Work Shop, We will be learning and practicing Jal-Nethi  Pranayama, and Meditation

    ISW Team

    Narendra Karapukla (614) 597-3843

    Usha Yadav (508) 845-0035

    What you will gain: This workshop will help you to practice “Jal-Nethi” and Pranayam Confidently without any fear

    Since Pollen allergies are increasing in younger kids, This Workshop will also help in training Kidsfor Jal-Nethipractice

    Benefits Of Jel-Nethi

    •Cleanse the Nostrils and maintain Nasal Hygiene by removing dirt and bacteria trapped along with mucus

    •Daily Practice will help prevent or recover fast from cold/allergies due to weather changes or pollen

    •Removes Mucus and pollutants from the nasal passage and sinuses

    •It soothes the sensitive tissues inside the nose, which can assuage a bout of rhinitis or allergies

    •Jal-NethiHelps Prevent respiratory tract like Asthma, pneumonia and pulmonary tuberculosis

    •It Also helps cleanse eyes, ears and throat

    •it will help cure tonsillitis

    Benefits of Pranayama

    •Pranayama is bridge between Mind and Soul

    •Improves Lung capacity and function

    •Can manage Blood pressure ( both low and high blood pressure)

    •Helps in controlling stress , Anxiety and emotion

    Tones-up Nervous system

    •Oxignate blood

    •Improves Quality life span of a person practicing daily

    Devesh, Shreedhar Struti and Hemant still continue to offer free  yoga for now

    In Person Meditation on Saturdays & Sundays at India Center

    • 5 Aug 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • at DCU Worcestor

    Celebrating Incredible Sixty Wonderful Years

    India Day 2023 August 5th Saturday at DCU Center, Worcester 

    Free Admission

    Please email if you want to sponsor or have any questions.

    Links will be made available soon

    Cultural Program Registration Link
    India Day 2023 Advt Sponsor Sign Form and Payment link for Brochure
    India Day 2023 Vendor and Non Profit Sign up Form & Payment Link

    • 24 Sep 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 152 Main Street, 01545

    शुभंकरा तू , चिंतामणी तू, तू विद्यादाता 

      प्रसन्नवदना, गजानना तू , देवा सुखकर्ता ।

      गणपती बाप्पा मोरया ।।

     ISW SGM Team is happy to announce this year's Ganeshotsav event at the India Center, Shrewsbury.  

    Date - 9/24/2023 

    Miravnook - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Ganesh Pooja, Aarati - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Entertainment program - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

    Visarjan Mirawnook  - 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

    Snacks - 6:00pm to 7:00 pm 

    wrap up - 7:00 pm- 7:30 pm


Past events

4 Jun 2023 ISW June 4 cancelled due to rain Aaja Nachle! (Let's Dance to Bollywood Beats!) at NE Botanical Garden at Tower Hill Boylston, MA
3 Jun 2023 Indian Youth Group (IYG) and ISW WEW - Next Generation Speak
24 May 2023 Bridge Night at India Center
6 May 2023 ISW Antakshari 2023
29 Apr 2023 ISW Art Festival - 2023
12 Apr 2023 ISWU & NEBG co-hosts Dayamani 's climate change lecture at Towerhill
8 Apr 2023 ISW WEW - Mental Well-being Discussion
8 Apr 2023 ISW-PEN: Open Networking Event
2 Apr 2023 ISW Ramnavami
24 Mar 2023 ISW Gangaur - Celebrate Shiva and Parvati
19 Mar 2023 ISW WEW - Women leaders bringing positive change across the globe
18 Mar 2023 ISW & Learnquest: Evening of Indian Classical Music CLOSED
17 Mar 2023 ISW Sports: Monthly Family Games Night Registration closed
11 Mar 2023 ISW-PEN: Real Estate Investing Part 2- Deep Dive into multi-family ownership & Passive investing
9 Mar 2023 Rang-Malhaar - Art workshop
4 Mar 2023 Postponed due to inclement weather-ISW WEW - Women leaders bringing positive change across the globe
26 Feb 2023 MahaShivratri
25 Feb 2023 Wintertainment - Hindi Songs
18 Feb 2023 Harvest Festival - 2023
9 Feb 2023 Kids - Valentine Cards making workshop
29 Jan 2023 ISW Annual General Body Meeting 2023
21 Jan 2023 ISW-WEW Celebrating Women Empowering Women Initiative
14 Jan 2023 ISW-PEN: Real Estate Investing 101 - Why and How?
12 Jan 2023 ISW Symphony Art Intro to Decoupage
16 Dec 2022 ISW Sports: Indoor Game Night on Friday December 16th
15 Dec 2022 ISW Symphony Art workshops on Decoupage (Thursday)
8 Dec 2022 ISWS Dhol Tasha Lezim Workshop
3 Dec 2022 ISW Christmas 2022
19 Nov 2022 ISW Diwali at Botanical Garden at Tower Hill 'Festival of Lights' 2022
13 Nov 2022 Diwali Cultural Event 2022
6 Nov 2022 ISW WAM (Diwali at Worcester Art Museum)
30 Oct 2022 ISW Diwali Laxshmi Pooja
15 Oct 2022 ISW-PEN & IIT AGNE: Inpowering Leadership: A paradigm for navigating change and disruption
13 Oct 2022 ISW Karwachuath Puja Games Music Fun SOLD OUT
1 Oct 2022 ISW Dandiya Dhamaka Garba - SATURDAY - October 1st
24 Sep 2022 Shrewsbury Got Talent - ISW and SOS
18 Sep 2022 ISW School OPEN HOUSE
13 Sep 2022 ISW 2022 Silent Auction
11 Sep 2022 ISW Intro to Dnyaneshwari & Meditation Session
10 Sep 2022 WEW:New Job, New Country! Embracing and Empowering A Multi-Cultural Work Environment
4 Sep 2022 ISW Ganeshotsav
21 Aug 2022 ISW Krishna Janmashtami
20 Aug 2022 Ganesha Idol Workshop
17 Aug 2022 3D printing - Ganesha structure (specially for Ganeshotsav)
14 Aug 2022 Meghdhanush - Music Poetry and Short films
13 Aug 2022 ISW-PEN: Summer Session Starting a Business
6 Aug 2022 ISW INDIA DAY pre-registration for Vaccines at Health Stop booth
6 Aug 2022 ISW India Day 2022
23 Jul 2022 Medicare 101 Seminar
10 Jul 2022 ISW School offers Free introductory family workshop for Sanskrit
9 Jul 2022 ISW Sports; Pickleball Demo, Play Volleyball, Play Chess
4 Jul 2022 ISW Hasya Kavi Sammelan at India Center
25 Jun 2022 ISWU SAT Math classes on Sundays Session B
21 Jun 2022 ISW Celebrate International Yoga Day 2022 Open to all
18 Jun 2022 MT Wachusett Hike Saturday, June 18th, 2022
12 Jun 2022 Antakshari 2022 Finals
12 Jun 2022 ISW Graduation Havan -Pooja
11 Jun 2022 ISW-PEN: Estate Planning in India
11 Jun 2022 Symphony - Dhol Tasha Lezim at Faneuil Market
5 Jun 2022 Antakshari 2022 Prelims June 5, 2022 at 2 PM
1 May 2022 ISWU SAT Math classes on Sundays Session A
30 Apr 2022 ISW - PEN & WEW Joint Event - Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Small Business
30 Apr 2022 ISWU and IIT AGNE: 3D Printing Workshop for Grade 1 and up
30 Apr 2022 ISWU and IIT AGNE: 3D Printing Workshop for Advanced enthusiasts
24 Apr 2022 ISW IYG Showcase 2022 @ India Center (in Person)
23 Apr 2022 ISW Symphony -Fine Arts Festival
16 Apr 2022 ISW School offers Free introductory family workshop for Sanskrit
10 Apr 2022 DPH Focus Group: Speak up for Indian Community
10 Apr 2022 ISW Ram Navami Puja
9 Apr 2022 ISW-PEN: Estate Planning
8 Apr 2022 ISW In celebration of Shobha
14 Mar 2022 Bolly zumba - Free Trial Session
12 Mar 2022 Getting Past the Gatekeeper! – An ISW PEN Resume Clinic
6 Mar 2022 ISW Maha Shivratri Pooja at noon
5 Mar 2022 WEW: The Next Generation Speaks Webinar
26 Feb 2022 ISW Humrahee
16 Feb 2022 ISW PEN Webinar: OurCrowd – A Hybrid Venture Capital and Crowd Investing Model
12 Feb 2022 ISW Harvest Festival FB Live Saturday
8 Jan 2022 WEW: The Art of Self-portrayal: Defining your presence ONLINE
18 Dec 2021 ISW PEN Event: Launching your own small business
17 Dec 2021 Dhol Tasha Lezim Workshop
12 Dec 2021 ISW Community Service Day - India Center
11 Dec 2021 ISW Christmas 2021 Watch on ISW/FB Live, registrations closed
20 Nov 2021 ISW Diwali at Tower Hill 'Festival of Lights' SOLD OUT
13 Nov 2021 ISW Diwali Cultural event
7 Nov 2021 ISW Diwali Laxmi Pooja our new center. November 7, 2021 Members only
7 Nov 2021 ISW Diwali at Worcester Art Museum "Festival of Lights"
2 Nov 2021 ISW Symphony BollyZumba - Winter session
16 Oct 2021 ISW Navratri Rangila Raas Garba SOLD OUT
14 Oct 2021 ISW WEW: The Transformative Power to be Professionally Successful
9 Oct 2021 ISW PEN meeting: Job Search Strategies
5 Oct 2021 BollyZumba
26 Sep 2021 Palatable Pickles (Achar making workshop and snacks)
20 Sep 2021 ISW Tutoring: Tutoring Sept 2021 onward
18 Sep 2021 ISW & Spirit of Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury Got Talent
12 Sep 2021 ISW Ganeshotsav
11 Sep 2021 ISW PEN meeting: Planning for your financial future
29 Aug 2021 ISW Krishna Janmashtami at India Center
28 Aug 2021 ISW Symphony - Ganesha idol Workshop (2 days)
14 Aug 2021 ISW PEN meeting: Is Business Ownership an option for you?
12 Aug 2021 ISW WEW: Summer Reflections & Achievements
11 Aug 2021 ISWU: Middle Schoolers Guide to Managing Time
7 Aug 2021 ISW India Day'21 @ India Center
6 Aug 2021 ISW India Day'21 Online Pre Event
10 Jul 2021 Professional and Entrepreneurial Network (PEN) meeting
10 Jul 2021 Palatable Pickles (Achar making workshop and snacks)
19 Jun 2021 ISW Mt Wachusett Hike, all welcome
13 Jun 2021 ISW Graduation 2021 Satsang-Havan
12 Jun 2021 College Connect: Standardized Tests - Everything you need to know
10 Jun 2021 ISW Women Empowering Women (WEW) Intellectual Multitasking: Balancing Passion with Profession
25 May 2021 Free Admission to Tower Hill Botanical Garden for ISW members
23 May 2021 Hum Honge Kamyaab! : A Solidarity Event by ISW
23 May 2021 Community Covid-19 Vaccination Camp at India Center
22 May 2021 ISW Antakshari 2021 Finals – Sure'ely fun for Everyone!
22 May 2021 College Connect: Financial Planning: Obtain the best education at the best price!
8 May 2021 ISW University QI (key) Communication skills for middle schoolers
8 May 2021 ISW Antakshari 2021 Prelims – Sure'ely fun for Everyone!
2 May 2021 Community Covid-19 Vaccination Camp at India Center
24 Apr 2021 ISW Art Competition
19 Apr 2021 ISW Student Awards April 19, (due date extended)
18 Apr 2021 A conversation about Shrewsbury Schools
17 Apr 2021 ISW College Application Process: Crafting a great college application.
10 Apr 2021 IYG SAYAA online Trivia Game
20 Mar 2021 ISW Maha Shivratri
20 Mar 2021 College Application Process Let's talk ! Keeping the lines of communications open. March 20, 2021
6 Mar 2021 Unpacking Stigma, Breaking Barriers: Mental Health in the South Asian Community
26 Feb 2021 Seminar: COVID Vaccine Townhall
13 Feb 2021 ISW Harvest Festival
31 Jan 2021 ISW Annual General Body Meeting & Board Elections
23 Jan 2021 Navigating the college application process REGISTER to be added to group
19 Dec 2020 ISW Celebrates Christmas
21 Nov 2020 ISW Diwali Celeberations
17 Oct 2020 ISW Navratri Festival
30 Aug 2020 ISW Ganeshotsav Sohla
15 Aug 2020 An India Day recap
7 Aug 2020 ISW Virtual 3-Day India Day 2020
28 Jun 2020 ISW 2020 Graduation Satsang
20 Jun 2020 ISW Virtual Antakshari 2020
9 Feb 2020 ISW Annual General Body Meeting
8 Feb 2020 ISW Harvest Festival
14 Dec 2019 ISW Christmas Celebration
26 Oct 2019 ISW Diwali Puja for Members

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