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Desh Videsh September 2017
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Kinjal and Sebastien

Kinjal and Sebastien

Photographer: Haring Photography Kinjal and Sebastien were in the same class at the medical school at Florida Atlantic University, and started dating February 2013. They both also completed their residency at University of Southern Florida in Tampa, Florida. Sebastien proposed to Kinjal while on a second-day sunset cruise during a surprise trip to St. Thomas. She cried so much she …

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Real Wedding
Dishant Dalal weds Sara Gromoll

Dishant and Sara

Photographer: Jessica Williams Studio Dishant Dalal and Sara Gromoll dated for seven years before tying the knot. Dalal, 26, an IT analyst, and Sara, 26, a nurse, met in 2009 in high school, completed graduation the same year and then began dating. Five years into dating, Dishant, just a day before his birthday, proposed to his lady love, Sara, an …

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Real Wedding

Neha and Tejas

Photographer: Sona Photography Tejas Patel, 33, and Neha Patel, 34 dated for two years before tying the knot in March 2017. Tejas, a computer engineer, and Neha, a clinical pharmacist, met via Shadi.com in 2015. After exchanging pleasantries, the two met and continued to meet every month. It wasn’t long before the couple realized they were in love. Neha’s family …

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Real Wedding
Riya Sen Weds Longtime Beau Shvam Tiwari

Riya Sen Weds Longtime Beau Shvam Tiwari

Riya Sen Weds Longtime Beau Shvam Tiwari Gone are the days when celebs shied away from marriage or kept them under wraps. The latest to join the bandwagon is Bollywood actress Riya Sen, daughter of extremely talented actress MoonMoon Sen and younger sister of actress Raima Sen. News that Riya Sen agreed to marry her longtime beau Shivam Tiwari has …

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Wedding Planning

Wedding Eats: Exploring Traditional Regional Menus

If you ask a wedding guest what one of the best parts of attending a wedding is, they’re likely to say the food and drink! With multiple events at a typical South Asian wedding, couples and their families have ample opportunities to serve their favorite dishes and develop creative, new ideas. While many families choose to be less informal and …

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Wedding Planning
To Register or Not? Wedding Registries for Indian Weddings

To Register or Not? Wedding Registries for Indian Weddings by Raj Shah

In 1988, the Oldsmobile car company launched an ad campaign “Not your father’s Oldsmobile.” This successful campaign told car buyers that a completely new car was on the market that all generations could love it. The campaign was effective several other companies copied the same concept for their ads. Why am I am telling you this when I am supposed …

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Financial Planning
Talking About Money Before & After You Marry

Talking About Money Before & After You Marry

Talking About Money Before & After You Marry No money secrets should stand between the two of you as you wed. Provided by Rajesh Jyotishi No married couple should suffer from financial infidelity. If you hide debt, income or assets from your spouse, it can lead to a fight and possibly even an impasse in your relationship. Communication & transparency …

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Health
Been There, Do This Instead! A Bridal Q&A

Been There, Do This Instead! A Bridal Q&A

For this year’s Fall Bridal Issue, I’m bringing you straight to the source of some of the most vital information a bride-to-be can receive: newlyweds. These brides have already been there, done that, and now they’re sharing some of the key aspects of their own weddings. Our three lovely brides come from various backgrounds. Deepali* planned her destination wedding in …

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Relationship
5 Things to Tell Yourself If He Doesn’t Call

5 Things to Tell Yourself If He Doesn’t Call

5 Things to Tell Yourself If He Doesn’t Call W ith something as intimate as dating, it can seem impossible not to take it too personally when a guy doesn’t call you back. But there are things you can say to yourself to help you take it on the chin a little better: It’s okay that I’m bummed, but I …

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Editorial
Editorial

Editorial September 2017

Dear Readers, For many of us, the summer was filled with wonderful events, engagements and weddings included. Attending these festive occasions reminds us of the joy in finding a partner and starting life’s journey together. Congratulations to all the newlyweds and newly engaged couples out there! This month as with all weddings issues, we bring you real wedding stories filled …

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Community News
Raj Shah

2017 Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards Gala

2017Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards Gala On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Desh Videsh Media Group hosted the 3rd Annual Community Leader Awards at the Sawgrass Inn & Conference Center. The local community came together for an evening of speeches, dinner, and music creating an atmosphere that was both festive and celebratory. Over 24 years ago, Desh-Videsh began with …

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Community Leader Awards 2017
Community Leader Awards

2017 Community Leader Awards

Master of Ceremony: Fareida Rajkumar On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Desh Videsh Media Group hosted the 3rd Annual Community Leader Awards at the Sawgrass Inn & Conference Center. The local community came together for an evening of speeches, dinner, and music creating an atmosphere that was both festive and Over 24 years ago, Desh-Videsh began with a simple idea. Our …

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Community News

Welcome Community Awards 2017

It is our pleasure to welcome you the 3rd Annual Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards. Over 24 years ago, Desh-Videsh began with a simple idea. We believed in a professional, inclusive magazine for Indians, Pakistanis, and Indo-Caribbeans that would offer insight into our culture and guidance for our youth and focus on the positives of our community. A …

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Celebrating 24 Years of Desh-Videsh

This year, 2017, will mark 24 years that Desh-Videsh has been in print – what an exciting and fun-loving journey. Some of you have witnessed Desh-Videsh grow from a 24-page black and white magazine to a 148-page full color magazine with a glossy cover. Twenty four years may seem like a long time, but when you are having fun and …

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Get to Know
Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness

Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness

Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness Recently named Legacy Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, and South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration 2017 Elected Official of the Year, Commissioner Holness’ political record is well documented in his many years of public service as a Lauderhill City Commissioner & Vice-Mayor (2007, 2010) plus his terms from November 2010 to …

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Shashi Jagadish

Shashi Jagadish Dr. Shashi Jagadish is a licensed mental health counselor who has more than 30 years of experience in the field of mental health services. She was born in India where she received her doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Mysore. Dr. Jagadish has provided services in the private sector well as public sectors of Miami Dade …

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Sajan Kurian

Sajan Kurian

Sajan Kurian Sajan Kurian has served as a dedicated member of the community on a range of issues and in a variety of capacities. He lives by his mantra to continually work to better oneself and those around him. Kurian was born in Vaddem, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa, India. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University, Chennai. …

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Joy Kuttiyani

Joy Kuttiyani

Joy Kuttiyani As member of many sociocultural organizations in South Florida, Joy Kuttiyani has been an active and dedicated volunteer for the Indian American community with regards to cultural, political, and humanitarian issues. Kuttiyani earned a Master’s degree in Law from St. Thomas Law School Miami Gardens, Florida, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Master’s …

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Khalid Mirza & Diana Mirza

Khalid Mirza

Khalid Mirza Born in Punjab, Pakistan, Khalid Mirza’s early life was heavily shaped by his father, who protected and served his community as Chief of Police. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mirza serves his community by promoting peace through volunteerism and community service.  Mirza earned a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (affiliated with the …

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Abha Narang

Abha Narang

Abha Narang Born in New Delhi, India, Abha Narang is an active volunteer who works with a wide range of organizations in the community like Ekal Vidyalaya, Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, HSS, Param Shakti Peeth, Hindu American Foundation, South Florida Hindu Temple, Broward Outreach and Jubilee Pantry. Narang earned a Master’s in English Literature from Lady Shree Ram College …

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Jitendra Patel

Jitendra Patel

Jitendra Patel Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, Jitendrabhai Patel – lovingly known as Jitubhai – has been a pillar of the South Florida Indian community for over 30 years. Mr. Patel moved to the United States in 1986 where he has become an active volunteer and member of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha community in Florida. Mr. Patel lived …

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Jayant C. Shah

Jayant C. Shah

Jayant C. Shah Born in North Gujarat, India, Jayant (Jayu) C. Shah is currently the founder and president of Hi-Tech Import Export Corporation. Even as a young man in India, Shah was an active volunteer. Here in the United States, Shah is a member of the IRCC (India Religious & Cultural Center), and later served as its president. He is …

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Tayyaba Tanveer

Tayyaba Tanveer

Tayyaba Tanveer Tayyaba Tanveer was a social worker who aided the international community for over 27 years through her work in Pakistan, Canada, and the United States. After earning a Master’s in Education and Social Work, Tanveer began her career at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) as a women’s program officer for a Domestic Violence prevention project …

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Sanjana Chandran

Sanjana Chandran

Sanjana Chandran Sanjana has been learning Indian Classical Music on the violin from her father, Mr. Sanjay Chandran, for the past 8 years. She has secured top honors at several leading music competitions organized by the Cleveland Aradhana, Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA) etc. She is the recipient of the IndianRaga Fellowship for 2015. She is also an …

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News
Who is Ram Nath Kovind?
Who is Ram Nath Kovind?
Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has a deep understanding of law and the Constitution, which should stand him in good stead should he be elected the next President. Here’s more about NDA’s Presidential candidate. He doesn’t need an introduction,...
Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba
Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba
Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event...
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Valarie Kaur
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Valarie Kaur
Born in Clovis, California, and raised in the United States to parents of Indian origin, Valarie Kaur grew up practicing the  Sikh faith. Kaur earned bachelor’s degrees in international relations and religion from Stanford University. She also holds a...
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare...
Manav Mandir  Presents Indiafest
Manav Mandir Presents Indiafest
Indiafest is a fun family festival that brings focus and share the Indian culture in Brevard County. This eagerly anticipated annual cultural event will be held on Saturday, March 11th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, March 12th (11am-5pm) at the Wickham...
Books on Hinduism
Books on Hinduism
In honor of Hindu Heritage Month (as celebrated in the state of Florida), this issue presents readers with a listing of varied titles to inform, engage, and enlighten the spiritual mind! The Nay Science by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep...
Mahabharata on All India Radio
Mahabharata on All India Radio
For the first time in the history of radio, one of the longest epics of India, ‘Mahabharata’ is being broadcasted on All India Radio from Monday. ‘Mahabharata’ produced by B. R. Chopra in late 80s will be broadcast from...
Horoscope
Horoscope
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 The stars in the sky have a special plan for you this year, predicts the 2017 predictions for Aries. It is your energy and excitement which will increase rapidly in the beginning. Surprisingly,...
Entertainment
Bollywood Today
Bollywood Today
  Dangal overwhelms box office Showcasing a remarkable run, Aamir Khan’s Dangal has already collected approx. Rs.1.07 billion in its first four days of opening. The film showed an upswing of 16.92% and 21.63% on second and third day....
Desi TV Duniya
Desi TV Duniya
P.O.W-Bandi Yudh Ke to premiere at MAMI Star Plus has always strived to be a game changer in the world of television. This time, they do it with upcoming show P.O.W-Bandi Yudh Ke to premiere at the ongoing JIO...
Radhika Apte to host Sony TV’s Crime Patrol
Radhika Apte to host Sony TV’s Crime Patrol
The talented and vivacious Radhika Apte who has wowed the audience with her exceptional acting skills in movies will be seen making a debut on television by hosting the popular crime based show Crime Patrol on Sony Entertainment Television....
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