Editorial July 2016

Dear Readers,

It seems like I say this every issue, but really this is one of my favorites of the year. Education is undoubtedly an important part of our community, and without it, we would not be as successful and entrepreneurial as we are.

In this issue, we take a look at this year’s National Scripps Spelling Bee winners! Once again, Indian Americans reign with co-winners Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar sharing the trophy. Contributor Taniya Talukdar chatted with the families to learn more about what inspires these champions.

A recent book release, Those Immigrants! by Scott Haas is an compilation of interviews with succesful and up and coming Indian Americans. Rina Shah of The Arpan Group interviews the author and explores the common themes shared by many of these success stories.

Also, don’t miss our new Must Read Books and Educational Resources sections! If you have suggestions, please be sure to email us at

We’re also excited about our upcoming MyShadi Bridal Expo in Orlando! Add the event to your calendar – Sunday, September 11 from 12 noon – 5 pm at the Hilton Orlando. As always, admission and parking are free, so stop by and meet with the industry’s best wedding/event planning vendors. As with our past three shows this year, the Expo will feature a Destination Wedding Pavilion. Don’t miss stopping by to register for their raffle prize – 3 night/4 day stay for two adults at the iconic Royal Tower, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort! Register to attend the MyShadi Bridal Expo online:

Happy Reading!

Raj Shah
Managing Editor

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