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Shelly weds Amit

Shelly weds Amit

Dynamic opposites, Shelly Tiwari, 26, and Amit Shah, 30 met through mutual friends in 2010 and dated for five years. Amit planned a romantic proposal by Amit on his birthday in March 2015 with the help of Shelly’s sister and best friend. She said yes, and wedding prep began shortly after. Amit’s parents took charge of wedding planning, though always …

Real Wedding
Ritisha weds Abhishek

Ritisha weds Abhishek

January of 2014 brought together the lives of Orlando-based 26-year-old Ritisha Chhaganlal and Australia-based 23-year-old Abhishek Khatri. Love bloomed for the duo at a social gathering when Abhishek was in Orlando on a medical rotation. Abhishek took things to the next level by executing a perfectly romantic proposal with the help of Ritisha’s sister. It sure was an unforgettable experience …

Real Wedding
Amanda weds Rajesh

Amanda weds Rajesh

They say that the heart recognizes its soul mate, but the mind may take time to process. While at first glance of Amanda on his 30th birthday, Rajesh immediately recognized his destiny, it took Amanda, then 28, a year to recognize the same for Rajesh. After a whirlwind romance spanning five years, Rajesh staged a romantic proposal to Amanda in …

Real Wedding
Bipasha weds Karan

Bipasha weds Karan

Who doesn’t dream of a fairytale wedding? However, to turn that dream into a reality is something with which Bipasha Basu has proved her mastery. Her wedding to Karan Grover on April 30, 2016 is truly the realization of the fantasy. Here are some of the milestones of this utterly romantic, classy and absolutely extravagant wedding! Wedding Invite Bips sure …

Health
Hydrated, Happy, and Healthy

Hydrated, Happy, and Healthy

I have no idea where March went, nor April. With May coming to an end, we need to keep our focus on the upcoming season. I’m not just talking about wedding season, but summer! One of the best things to keep handy this hot weather wedding season is water. We have heard it multiple times from our doctors, family and …

Wedding Decor
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2016 Atlanta MyShadi Bridal Expo: Vendor Profile

Congratulations to the Booth Décor competition winner from the 2016 Atlanta My- Shadi Bridal Expo – Sterling Décor by Kalpana Patel! A native of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Kalpana Patel has been “living the American dream” for the past 30 years in Atlanta, Georgia. Patel, owner of Sterling Décor, has always been passionate about creating new designs, playing with colors, and helping …

Wedding Planning
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Choosing a Wedding Caterer By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Choosing a Wedding Caterer By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group

For South Asians, weddings are just as much about celebrating a couple’s nuptials as about the festive food! Chances are guests may not remember intricate details from a wedding, but they will certainly recall memorable dishes and delectable desserts. One to five or more events comprise a typical South Asian Wedding, and food plays an integral role in ensuring each …

Wedding Planning
Five Must-Haves at an Indian American Wedding

Five Must-Haves at an Indian American Wedding

Hosting an Indian American wedding and not sure how to “Indianize” it? Fret not! Read on to know the five must-haves that will make your’s an authentic one. By Taniya Talukdar Indian weddings are grand and memorable, so even someone who hasn’t attended an authentic one might have a fair idea about it. But if you were having too much …

Wedding Planning
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Pre-Wedding Photo Shoots are a Must

One of the latest trends in wedding photography is the pre-wedding shoot and by the looks of it, it’s here to stay. By Taniya Talukdar By now you must have figured out what we mean by a pre-wedding photo shoot – when soon-to-be-newlyweds select a location ahead of their wedding day with their chosen photographer. More and more couples opt …

Desi TV
Telly News

Telly News

Shaktimaan Back on Screens Shaktimaan is no stranger to any kid who grew up in the late 90s. His red velvet pants and chakra jacket had become a symbol of heroism. The superhero would be reprise on the telly world after being away for nearly 11 years. Mukesh Khanna of Shaktimaan fame has announced on his micro-blog that India’s first …

Bollywood
Bollywood News

Bollywood News

Bipasha-Karan “Monkeymoon” in Maldives A source reported that Karan called her a “goddess”when she wore flowy white beachwear. She also posted a sweltering picture of herself in a vividly colored bikini that she captioned, “Finally using hat.” Not long ago, Bips had shared an Insta video captioned “Monkey Love,” to set up new relationship goals for other couples. The video …

Immigration
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Immigration Q & A

Q. My friend invested $100,000 in a business in the US and got his papers. How is that possible? I though the minimum was $1 million investment? There are several possibilities for how your friend was able to obtain immigration benefits through investment. He might have opened a company as a branch of another company he owned in his home …

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial June 2016

Dear Readers, Wedding season is here! Summer is here, and if you’re like us, the wedding invites are pouring in. While those attending weddings love the celebration and getting dressed up, those planning a wedding have a very different perspective! That’s where our wedding issues come in. With real wedding stories, vendor directory, and informative articles, many couples and their …

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