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Raghu Kiran Appasani of Waltham established the MINDS Foundation three years ago to eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness in rural India. He is one step closer to his expansion goals as a result of three recent grants.
Kristin Lieb of Arlington, who spent nearly a decade in the music industry, argues that gender bias is alive and well in popular culture in her new book, “Gender, Branding, and The Modern Music Industry: The Social Construction of Female Popular Music Stars.”
Susan Lapierre of Belmont has been instrumental in two consumer education initiatives at Cambridge Savings Bank.
Carol Blackwell of Framingham, Viktor Genel of Natick, and Brookline residents Tilla Rodemann, Katrina Majkut, and Lola Baltzell are participating in Sunday’s “50-100-150 Pop-Up Summer Show” in Cambridge.