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Jasmin Weds Harman
Jasmine Olikh first began chatting casually with Harman Sidhu via emails back in April 2013.But destiny had other plans, and soon, the two were inseparable. The decision to marry was spontaneous, and wedding planning began two months before their selected date in October 2014. From cuisine to the décor, everything was to be outsourced to vendors,
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Priya Weds Kunal
At 27-years-old, Priya Patel was enjoying being a Physician’s Assistant and never thought that she would find the love of her life in the realm of banking and finance. But, destiny had other plans, and Priya ended up marrying 31-year-old Kunal Shah, a CPA. When the two met in 2013 in Chicago, little did they know that the interaction would go beyond casual conversations.
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Nikki weds Mayur
At 27 years-old, Nikki Patel, based in Tampa, and Mayur Patel, who lived in Texas, were both looking for their life partners through the web portal. Nikki first expressed an interest in September 2013, and one month later, Mayur accepted the request.
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Diana Weds Ananta
Weddings are always special for the couple who is about to begin a new life together. When families are woven into the wedding story, the magic and fun that occurs multiples. Two years after dating Diana, Ananta sought the blessings of her parents and let his family in on his plans for a grand proposal.
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Bollywood Weddings
Salman Khan left no stone unturned for his youngest sister Arpita’s wedding. Celebrities from all industries flew all the way to Falaknuma Palace situated in Hyderabad to attend Aayush and Arpita’s fairy-tale wedding celebrations. Beginning from the venue to the decorations to the cuisines being dished out, everything was lavish.
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Why Couples Should Hire a Wedding Planner
The novelty of being engaged has worn off and reality hits with full force. There’s a wedding to plan! The entire process can be challenging – from compromising on style to managing the many opinions of all involved. With ample information available online via popular websites such as The Knot, MyShadi, Desh-Videsh, and South Asian Bride as well as a vast array of blogs dedicated to all things wedding,
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Choosing the Right Venue For Your Vision
Once a couple is engaged, along with the many congratulations and best wishes from family and friends, comes the inevitable onslaught of questions. When is the big day? Have you picked a place yet? Where you choose to host your wedding will likely be one of the most difficult decisions during the planning process.
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Ask the Wedding Expert
The earlier is always the better. A lot depends on location and if it is wedding season. Also, if you have a particular custom decorator in mind, I would advise that even six months or a year is not early enough. I personally prefer two to three months advance booking.
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Immigration Q & A
Unfortunately, the USCIS customer service line is only useful in a very limited way.The person who answers the phone does not have access to your file. He or she only sees a computer screen with limited information. It often takes USCIS 30 days or more to update that computer.
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Back Issue

President Obama Visits India US-India Strengthen Relations
Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his current leadership role in India, the country has become very visible one the world stage, and she has become a global player. When Prime Minister Modi invited US President Obama
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Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Awards
hose who leave the comforts of home to conquer new challenges across the globe have a true adventurous spirit. To honor the exceptional and meritorious contributions of Indians living overseas as well as recognize their role in India’s growth,
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Why Health and Fitness Month Should Include Your Mouth
While the year may still retain its freshness, chances are our New Year’s resolutions you know, those pesky declarations we made to ourselves and our loved ones only a few weeks back, resolving to transform our lives are beginning to feel a little stale. Many of us declared we’d swear off alcohol, get in shape, lose weight, listen
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Sciences of the Ancient Hindus: Unlocking Nature in the Pursuit of Salvation By Alok Kumar
Alok Kumar, in his book, Sciences of the Ancient Hindus: Unlocking Nature in the Pursuit of Salvation, has provided a powerful and comprehensive insight into the extraordinary intellectual contributions of the ancient Hindus, the full story of which had hitherto remained largely unknown and unappreciated throughout millennia of neglect.
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When Getting Healthy, Start Small
Beginnings are the worst. At least when it comes to starting healthy habits. If you have ever kicked an old habit to replace it with a new one, you know what I am talking about.
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Global Weight Loss Program Addresses Global Obesity
As a doctor, my mission is to ensure all my patients have the healthiest life possible, and we both know that means you need to lose some weight. More and more of my patients are coming in and telling me about the latest fad diets. As I weigh them, I see they are gaining weight instead of losing pounds of fat. Well, enough is
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Ask the Expert
The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine defines it as "the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate
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Community Spotlight: Dr. Iqbal Nazir, Homeopathic Consultant and Therapist
I was born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, and received my primary education from Baqar High School in Rampur. I earned a Bachelor's in Physiology and Master's in Biochemistry as well as degrees in Pharmacy and Pharmacognosy (study of medicinal plants and Homeopathy). I am also a Certified Clinical Chemist from the American Society of Clinical Pathology
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Desi TV Duniya
Zee TV’s popular show featuring Ankita Gera, Roopal Tyagi, Mahima Makwana and Piyush Sahdev ended the last week of January. The show has entertained audiences for more than two years and concluded with a grand finale, as is revealed by sources close associated to the makers.
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Editors View
Many of you know that I am a big fan of Prime Minister Modi and his plans for the future of India. When Prime Minister Modi visited the United States back in September, I was thrilled to get the chance to see him address crowds of fans.
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MyShadi Bridal Expo

Just get engaged? Overwhelmed by thought of planning a wedding?
Mark the My Shadi Bridal Expo on your calendar! It’s the place to be for answers to all of your event planning questions in just one afternoon!


Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Noon to 5:00 PM
2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta,
GA 30339

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Sunday, March 22, 2015
12:00 to 5:00 PM
700 South Florida Avenue,
FL 33602

South Florida
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Noon to 5:00 PM
250 Racquet Club Road, Weston,
FL 33326

Bridal Expo Participants Receive:

  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Free Personal Wedding Websites
  • Free Goody Bags ($25 value)

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