June 2024

Desh-Videsh June 2024

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Indian wedding couple Ashima and Gautam

Ashima and Gautam

Ashima Madan, a dentist specializing in orthodontics, and Gautam Anand, a physician training in gastroenterology, embarked on a journey that culminated in a beautiful wedding celebration on December 16, 2023, in St. Petersburg, FL, at The Vinoy. With 400 guests in attendance, their love story unfolded in a series of memorable events. Their modern romance began on the online platform …

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Indian wedding couple aarti and nir

Aarti and Nir

Aarti Patel, an Accountant, and Nir Mistry, an Athletic Trainer, embarked on a whirlwind journey of love that culminated in a grand wedding celebration at the Le Meridien Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their love story began when Aarti, in Las Vegas for a friend’s birthday, matched with Nir on DilMil, a dating app. Despite the initial distance, they soon …


Raj Shah Managing Editor Desh-Videsh Media Group

Editorial June 2024

Dear Readers, I am thrilled to present the Desh-Videsh Wedding Special Edition. This issue is a tribute to the vibrant and diverse traditions that make Indian weddings so unique and enchanting. From the grandeur of rituals to the intricacy of attire, we delve into every aspect that makes these celebrations extraordinary. We bring you heartwarming stories, expert tips, and breathtaking …


Indian wedding couple Sureena and Kishan

Sureena and Kishan

Sureena Patel, a Digital Content Coordinator, and Kishan Desai, Vice President of Acquisitions, embarked on a journey of love that culminated in a breathtaking wedding celebration. Their love story began at Six Flags in Atlanta during Halloween’s Fright Night. Kishan’s clever conversation starter about Sureena’s Stussy t-shirt sparked a connection that would shape their future. The proposal was a meticulously …


Indian wedding couple Zinkal and Ravindra

Zinkal and Ravindra

Zinkal Bhutwala, a 33-year-old physician, and Ravindra Reddy Panumati, a 30-year-old business owner, tied the knot on April 22, 2023. Their wedding took place at the beautiful Florida Rustic Barn Weddings in Plant City, FL, where they also held their reception. They celebrated with 100 guests, sharing their joyous day through their wedding website. The couple’s journey began through a …


Young woman practicing yoga

Breathe Easy: Pranayama Techniques to Reduce Wedding Stress

By Chahna Gupta Weddings are joyous occasions, but the preparations can sometimes leave brides, grooms, and even their families feeling overwhelmed. Amidst the flurry of planning, pranayama — the ancient art of breath control in yoga — offers a serene oasis. The word Pranayama can break down into “prana” (life force) and “ayama” (expansion/extension) or “prana” and “yama” (control/restraint). “The …



To Plea or not to Plea. Immigration Consequences of Plea Bargains in Criminal Cases

Before I practiced immigration law, I was a criminal defense attorney. My practice represented retained defense clients, and I served as a de facto public defender in Gwinnett County, Georgia. At the time, two of Georgia’s largest counties, Cobb and Gwinnett (both in Metro Atlanta), did not have their own Public Defenders Offices.  “Private defense attorneys would apply to take on cases …

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Florida Orlando India Fest Apopka 2024 When: 06/08/2024, 2:00 PM Where: 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka,32712 Contact: 321-946-6332 Email: Indianhorizon0674@gmail.com Host: Indian Horizon of Florida Spring Exhibition When: 05/12/2024, 11:00 AM Where: Al- Noor Banquet, 6010 Singleton RD, Norcross,30093 Contact: 630-776-9407 Email: znfashions01@gmail.com Host: ZN Fashions Kirtan and Meditation with AtmoBodh When: 06/08/2024, 5:00 PM Where: : 1900 N. Mills …