September 2022

Desh-Videsh September 2022


Divya and Kush's Indian wedding at HALLS Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate

Divya and Kush

Both of them are physicians and have known each other formally. However, it was the rhythm of the dance that made them fall for each other. Divya Aickara and Kush Shah fell in love as competitors in a dance competition in Fort Lauderdale in October of 2013. Divya won both the competition and Kush’s heart as they began dating. After …

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Jessica and Shyam Indian wedding at HALL The Bibb Mill Event Center

Jessica and Shyam

Shyam fell in love with Jessica the moment he laid eyes on her… picture. It was a chilling January night when he met her at a mutual friend’s party. Within a few days, they met again and began their love story. The utterly romantic Shyam proposed to Jessica at Bunkers of Carmel in Barcelona. It was November 23, 2019, when …

Real Wedding

Binny and Dewang Indian Wedding at Wild Dunes Resort

Binny and Dewang

The incessantly rainy night had a magic touch. It was the first real meeting between Binny and Dewang after virtual dating. They met at a Wine Bar in Garwood, NJ. A Rainy night and glass of wine created an instant bonding between them and they could feel that they had found their soulmates. Binny being a great fan of wine, …

Real Wedding

Rajsee weds Abhinav

A casual introduction at middle school summer camp turned out to be a lifelong bond for Rajsee and Abhinav. After the summer camp, they remained in touch through social media. Fast forward 13 years and the now mature adults rekindled that chemistry from their childhood through a dating app. Their common interests and lengthy contact with each other made them …

Real Wedding

Noveen and Arpan

The dating app Bumble played the matchmaker for Noveen Moinpour and Arpan Bajaj. Following a number of years together, Arpan decided to propose to Noveen on the fourth anniversary of their first date. It was a pleasant surprise for Noveen as Arpan proposed to her during their Napa trip in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. At the next stage …

Real Wedding

Indian Wedding Couple

Radha and Aalok

Love is never planned; it is predestined and happens suddenly. That is what happened to interventional cardiologist Aalok Patel. His exhaustive virtual search for a soulmate was futile until he met physician Anuradha Bhavsar (Radha for short) on a dating app. There was an instant connection and great communication. Love that was hard to find was finally found just 70 …

Real Wedding

Indian Wedding Couple

Marvi and Ibrahim

They came from different backgrounds and cultures. Yet, their mutual love and eternal bond made each the perfect companion for one another. Marvi Qureshi and Ibrahim Gul were introduced to each other in their medical school in Orlando and felt chemistry right away. Both families were delighted with their bond and wanted them to tie the knot. Ibrahim proposed to …

Bollywood News

Sushmita Sen and Lalit Modi

Upcoming Bollywood Weddings

We all love to know about celebrity weddings and can simply follow social media handles for any updates. Any little hint or a meaningful picture of a rumored couple makes us guess the marriage dates, venue, and so on. Here are a few of our favorite Bollywood couples who are looking forward to their upcoming marriages this year: Athiya Shetty …


EB-2 visas and National Interest Waivers (NIW)

Question: “I’m a 40-year-old airline captain from New Zealand with over 15 years of aviation experience currently flying in the Middle East.  While my parents are from India, I was born in Auckland. Could I qualify for an EB-2 NIW? What is an NIW and what are my chances of getting an EB-2 NIW? Great question!  I currently represent experienced …


Raj Shah-Managing Editor of Desh-Videsh Media Group

Editorial September 2022

Dear Reader What a difference a year makes! I can confidently say that we are on the other side of the pandemic. (I hope!) I can also — with even more confidence — declare that weddings are back! In fact, the wedding industry is gearing up for its busiest year in 2023 — an estimated 2.6 million weddings are projected …