October 2013


NRI News

Anvita: Demystifying Indian Classical Dances

Anvita: Demystifying Indian Classical Dances Hannah Mathew

The ageless Classic Western fairy tale comes to life through innovative original choreography, colorful costumes and unique music! Through this brilliant stage performance we were able to bring people of different personalities and creative minds together to bridge a gap between Indian and American culture. Ranjana Warier, winner of the 2012 Knights Arts Challenge in Miami, has brought together six professional …


Akshaya Patra

Akshaya Patra

For Ashok and Uday, education was a luxury that could not be afforded. Ashok missed five years of schooling after dropping out to take care of his young niece. Uday was in second grade when he lost his mother and had to drop school to become a caregiver for his siblings at an age when he himself still needed parental …

Bridal Expo

2013 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo

2013 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo

Eager brides lined the hall of the stunning Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center waiting for the doors to open. The Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo, which showcased products and services essential for planning a traditional, cultural wedding in the United States, kicked off to a great start as couples and their families filled the ballroom. Elaborate mandaps and upbeat music …

India News

Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

Water for India : A Fundraising Event by Michele Renee Zerda

As a Mexican American hair and makeup artist for weddings in Tampa, Florida I have been somewhat sheltered from different cultures, until I fell into working Indian weddings. One Auntie told the next and soon I was booked every weekend. I love the colors, the many guests that attend and have learned so much about the Hindu religion. One thing …


Immigration Q & A

Immigration Q & A October 2013

Author by Edward Boreth Q. I applied for my green card a few years ago. The case was denied. I just received a letter telling me that I need to go to Immigration Court. The letter does not state the time and date that I need to appear. What do I do now? A. Unfortunately you have been placed in …


The Ingredients Matter

For those who suffer from allergies and a myriad of afflictions such as asthma, arthritis, and obesity, The Ingredients Matter offers a new approach to cooking aimed at bringing us closer to eating a plant-based diet as well as foods in their natural state– as opposed to the processed, genetically modified foods that are both readily available and easily prepared …

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