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Desh Videsh March 2019

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Ravi-Rakhi Wedding

Rakhi weds Ravi

Rakhi and Ravi’s wedding can best be described as a typical grand wedding of a match made in heaven. What better match than a finance expert and mathematician? Rakhi and Ravi’s story began when they both met through an app suggested by the friends of the bride. The relationship took its time to mature and develop into love and in …

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Wedding Resources Spring 2019

March 2019 e-Magazine

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Real Wedding

Priya weds Yogin

Priya and Yogin’s beautiful love story began when they met through mutual friends. After a few Facebook messages and dates, the couple knew they were onto something special! The two got engaged July 2017 and planned a wedding for December 2018. Priya and Yogin wanted to be sure their wedding celebrations were everything that they had dreamt of and more, …

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Real Wedding

Khusbu weds Parth

When a brief meeting with someone leaves a deep and lasting impact on you, it is definitely a connection worth exploring! This connection is exactly what Khusbu Patel and Parth Shah pursued. Khusbu and Parth met each other briefly through mutual friends and started dating in 2016. Two years later, Parth proposed to Khusbu at the majestic Akshardham temple in …

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Real Wedding

Ami-weds-Vikas

Ami weds Vikas

One right swipe on the online dating app, Dil Mil, is what led Ami Shah straight to Vikas Shah. After some nonstop chats and a quick trip, the two knew this was definitely something special. And 15 months later, Vikas proposed to Ami. On December 22, 2018, Ami and Vikas tied the knot at the breathtaking Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay …

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Real Wedding

Shreya-Sagar Wedding

Shreya weds Sagar

For Shreya and Sagar, a friends trip to Washington, D.C., with 18 people changed their lives forever. It was on this trip that Shreya, from Nashville, met Sagar, from Florida, for the first time, and they instantly clicked! After dating nine months, the two got engaged. Shreya and Sagar married on September 15, 2018, at the Gujarat Cultural Association in …

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Real Wedding

Shivali weds Nimish

Shivali weds Nimish

Classic yet modern is one way to describe Nimish and Shivali’s wedding. Living in Florida and always facing uncertain weather conditions, the couple hosted a grand wedding despite the odds! These medical professionals celebrated their love with great fanfare with over 500 guests. In 2012, the two met at a garba event while in graduate school and sparks flew instantly. …

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Dillon weds Krishna

Krishna weds Dillon

You know what they say about opposites attract? Sounds too cliché and right out of a Yash Raj movie right? Well for couple Krishna and Dillon from Georgia, that is how their journey began. The two met at the University of Georgia at a freshman event. Initially, they did not click and were total opposites. As their university years passed …

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Bollywood

Bollywood Celebrity Couples On the 2019 Wedding Watch List

Bollywood Celebrity Couples On the 2019 Wedding Watch List Wedding bells began ringing loud last year for Bollywood and the faint echoes are still tinkering into this year. With #couplegoals trending since 2018 the last year literally marked itself as the “Celebrity Year of Marriages in Bollywood” with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor …

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Photography

MUST HAVE PHOTO MOMENTS

Indian Wedding Photography MUST HAVE PHOTO MOMENTS Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe Indian weddings. Also known as Shaadi or Shadi, Indian weddings are best known for their grandeur, traditions, grace, colors and almost carnival-type celebration. Unique photographs taken at an Indian weddings are made up of warm glances, shared …

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Community News- October

Community News

Florida Gainesville India Fest & Health Fair When: 03/16/2019, 9:00 AM Where: Bo Diddley Plaza 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville,32601 Contact: 352-275-2276 Host: India Cultural & Education Center TampaAnnual India Fest When: 03/23/2019, 11:00 AM Where: Estero Community Park 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero,33928 Contact: Suresh Bheemanapalli 937-270-9596 Host: India Association of Fort Myers Orlando Natyam 2019 When: 03/09/2019, 4:30 …

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Editorial

raj shah

Editorial

Dear Readers, Recently, I was listening to a lecture by one of my favorite Gujarati writers and motivational speaker, Kajal Oza Vaidya, about marriage and relationships. One interesting point she discussed was about the seven vows the bride and groom take the wedding ceremony. She pointed out that during the wedding so many other activities are going on so most …

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Let us help Liyna Anwar!
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Liyna Anwar, South Asian is senior producer for the LA Times and for many years was a producer at Story Corp in NYC.   Unfortunately, she was just diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia.   She is in...
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Let us help Liyna Anwar!
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Let us help Liyna Anwar!
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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program
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Alarming Trends for H1B Visas
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Religion
Networking for Hindu Professionals: South Florida
Networking for Hindu Professionals: South Florida
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Glossary of Hinduism terms
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Health
The Holiday Weigh-In
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Holidays tend to bring about very rich memories for us, usually centering around the excitement of traveling and family members visiting. Every year it’s a new blur of vivid colors, bright lights, and delicious aromas. Oh the aromas!! It’s...
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The 8 Limbs of Yoga We all know what Yoga is, right? It’s a great exercise routine to keep fit and become more flexible. If you agreed with the previous statement, take a deep breath and read on because...
Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
Yoga: Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
For thousands of years, utilizing purifying practices such as asanas (physical poses), pranayama (control of the life force energy), and dhyana (meditation) were nothing out of the ordinary in India. It was common knowledge that these practices were beneficial...
Been There, Do This Instead!  A Bridal Q&A
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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...
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PARAAG MARATHE ELECTED CHAIR OF USA CRICKET
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