Indian Magazine for Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, USA

Indian Magazine for Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, USA

Desh-Videsh, Indian magazine and deshvidesh.com, Indian magazine and Indian news portal are members of Desh Videsh Media Group. They cover a wide variety of Bollywood, Immigration, Indian religions news for a diverse audience in the United States. Promoting the Indian subcontinent in the US since 1993, Desh-Videsh magazine is widely circulated in the US. Readers hail from Florida, Georgia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The magazine reaches a varied audience of over 75,000 Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi, and Indo-Caribbeans living in the USA.

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IRCC Navaratri
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Desh Videsh September 2019

Cover Story

Pooja weds Mahul Indian Wedding at The Plaza Resort and Spa Photographed by Fine Art Productions

In August 2017, mutual family friends introduced Pooja Patel and Mahul Amin, and their love for food, movies, and college football helped them bond instantly. In November 2018, Mahul proposed Pooja. At a gazebo near a pond in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, with the Atlanta skyline providing a perfect romantic backdrop, Mahul got down on one knee and proposed Pooja, …

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e-Magazine

Wedding Resource Fall 2019

September 2019 e-Magazine

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Real Wedding

Vaishali Weds Shivraj Indian Wedding at Sheraton Orlando North Photographed Fine Art Productions

When Vaishali Thakkar and Shivraj Patel connected through the dating app Dil Mil, little did they know that this connection would turn into a lifelong bond. After texting for a couple of hours, Shivraj, who was in New York, decided to call Vaishali, in Chicago. Their first call lasted for over three hours. After this, neither the distance nor their …

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Real Wedding

Gopita weds Ruby Indian Wedding at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa Photographed by Rob Hurth Photography

A right swipe on a dating app Coffee Meets Bagel led Gopita Patel to her life partner Ruby Patel. When Gopita saw Ruby’s profile on the app, she almost did not swipe right as she thought he was too good looking. But fate had different things in mind, and Gopita and Ruby hit it off instantly. After dating for 10 …

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Wedding Planning

Design & Décor Spotlight: Occasions by Shangri-la By Chris Vander Kaay

Design & Décor Spotlight: Occasions by Shangri-la By Chris Vander Kaay

There are many skilled wedding décor and design companies throughout the United States, but when Smita Patel founded Occasions by Shangri-la back in 2005, it was because she recognized a void in the décor market during the weddings of two of her children (and Occasions co-founders), Remmal Karamsadkar and Rena Popat. REMMAL: Back then, there weren’t any design firms that …

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Bridal Expo

2019 MyShadi Bridal Expos: Year in Review

For over 10 years, MyShadi Bridal Expo has been a community event not to be missed by those planning a South Asian

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Wedding Planning

Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

You’re excited that he proposed, and a date has been set! Now what? The last thing you want is unnecessary stress during this exciting time with the hassle and confusion of logistics and accommodations. Trust us when we say, “Work with Professionals!” On your wedding day, you don’t want to be worrying about anything besides walking down the aisle. Here …

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Indian Wedding Rituals

Two Most Important, Essential Rituals in Hindu Weddings By Raj Shah

Two Most Important, Essential Rituals in Hindu Weddings By Raj Shah

In earlier wedding special issues of Desh-Videsh, I have discussed the importance of wedding rituals in Hindu weddings. A wedding for a Hindu family is not just a party and celebration, but it also fulfills one of the nine sanskars of life. In other words, Marriage, for every Hindu, is not merely pleasure, or romantic love, but an act of …

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Wedding Planning

Fusion Mini Desserts to Add to Your Wedding Menu

Make the dessert table at your wedding reception the talk of the town! For a unique twist, consider fusion and bite-size desserts that capture tradition and culture as well as a sense of adventure. The latest trend in the wedding food industry, mini-desserts are easy to eat and allow guests to sample a few items. Fusing Indian flavors with western …

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Wedding Planning

Reusable Bags eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors for Your Guests

Many of us have become more environmentally conscious and aware of the resources we use and couples planning their weddings are no different. Eco-friendly weddings are on the rise, and if you are a green couple, then you are likely making conscious choices to incorporate your values and love for the environment into your wedding planning. One way to share …

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Wedding Planning

Tiger Zinda Hai Swag Se Swagat

Best Bollywood Songs for Groom’s Entrance

Indian wedding entrances are often grand, festive, and fun! More often than not, though, the bride is the first to come to mind when thinking of entrance songs. How she enters the venue, who will accompany her, and most importantly, what song will play as she walks down the aisle are all important details to plan. Well, dear grooms, you …

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Photography

Must Have Photo Moments by Infinite Loop Photography

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 laughter, loving stares, bold colors, elegant mandaps, …

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Community News

Community News

Community News September 2019

Florida Jacksonville Talent Show When: 09/14/2019, 1:00 PM Where: Hindu Temple of Jacksonville 4968 Greenland Rd, Jacksonville,32258 Contact: 904-770-5127 Host: Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville Health Awareness When: 09/15/2019, 9:00 AM Where: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort 12205 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando,32836 Contact: Sejal Patel 407-921-3303 Host: Gujarati Society Central Florida Orlando Grand Parents Day When: 09/08/2019, 12:30 PM …

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Editorial

Editorial

 Dear Readers, It is my pleasure to present our third Wedding Resources special edition of the year. Before I tell you more about this issue, let me first thank several readers and especially brides to be for making suggestions to include more wedding related articles, trends and tips. As they say, “Your wish is our command.” So, this issue includes …

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India News

Sharul Sharma announces 10-city tour of India
Sharul Sharma announces 10-city tour of India
Comedian Sharul Sharma, the only female full-time comedy professional in Singapore has shifted her focus to India. She’ll be heading up to a 10-city tour of her native nation. Claiming herself to be a “sanitized pottymouth”, the comedian uses...
PM Modi to meet US President at G7 Summit
PM Modi to meet US President at G7 Summit
PM Narendra Modi will be meeting US President Donald Trump at sidelines of G7 summit held in France on August 26. The US president has again offered to mediate between the encroaching relationships of Indian and Pakistan. “PM Khan...

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Bollywood

Desi TV

Babita-Vivek Make it Official on Nach Baliye 9
Babita-Vivek Make it Official on Nach Baliye 9
The season’s wrestling duo has now confirmed their relationship in the latest episode of Nach Baliye. Vivek Suhag, baliye of star wrestler Babita Phogat, proposed to her in front of the world. His simplicity and honesty won millions of...

NRI News

Rita Baranwal Named to Nuclear Energy Office
Rita Baranwal Named to Nuclear Energy Office
Since 2016, Baranval has been the director of GAIN, the Department of Energy’s gateway for Accelerated Innovation. And now this top Indian-American nuclear experts has been named the assistant secretary, Nuclear energy at DOE. Rita Baranval as elected with...

Immigration News

USCIS to End Certain Categorical Parole Programs
USCIS to End Certain Categorical Parole Programs
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced its intention to terminate two categorical parole programs, consistent with Executive Order (E.O.) 13767, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, and to better ensure that parole is used only on a...

Religion

Evolution Theories of Hinduism
Evolution Theories of Hinduism
Hinduism believes in the concept of evolution of life on earth. Although it is not the same as the one known to modern science, in many ways and in a very fundamental sense, it is not much different from...
Words to Live By…
Words to Live By…
Compiled by RajShah Inspiring Commencement Speeches What better time to discuss commencement speeches than in the Desh-Videsh Education special edition. Enjoy these quotable quotes from a few timeless commencement speeches by notable Indians to help you define your own...

Health

Yoga for Treating Drug Addiction
Yoga for Treating Drug Addiction
Recently the world has celebrated the 5th International Yoga Day and almost every country people practiced the basic and specific yoga positions to be stress-free and healthy. In a protocol introduced in Chandigarh, the experts have declared that the...
Ayurvedic Essentials for Healthy Skin
Ayurvedic Essentials for Healthy Skin
The Indian subcontinent has been gifted with a world-famous, thousand-year-old culture as well as a lush climate complete with natural herbs and plants. Ayurveda is another element important to India, making the nation stand out from the rest. This...

Sports

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