September 2017

Desh Videsh September 2017

Desh Videsh – Cover Story

Kinjal and Sebastien

Kinjal and Sebastien

Photographer: Haring Photography Kinjal and Sebastien were in the same class at the medical school at Florida Atlantic University, and started dating February 2013. They both also completed their residency at University of Southern Florida in Tampa, Florida. Sebastien proposed to Kinjal while on a second-day sunset cruise during a surprise trip to St. Thomas. She cried so much she …

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Real Wedding

Dishant Dalal weds Sara Gromoll

Dishant and Sara

Photographer: Jessica Williams Studio Dishant Dalal and Sara Gromoll dated for seven years before tying the knot. Dalal, 26, an IT analyst, and Sara, 26, a nurse, met in 2009 in high school, completed graduation the same year and then began dating. Five years into dating, Dishant, just a day before his birthday, proposed to his lady love, Sara, an …

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Real Wedding

Neha and Tejas

Photographer: Sona Photography Tejas Patel, 33, and Neha Patel, 34 dated for two years before tying the knot in March 2017. Tejas, a computer engineer, and Neha, a clinical pharmacist, met via Shadi.com in 2015. After exchanging pleasantries, the two met and continued to meet every month. It wasn’t long before the couple realized they were in love. Neha’s family …

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Real Wedding

Riya Sen Weds Longtime Beau Shvam Tiwari

Riya Sen Weds Longtime Beau Shvam Tiwari

Riya Sen Weds Longtime Beau Shvam Tiwari Gone are the days when celebs shied away from marriage or kept them under wraps. The latest to join the bandwagon is Bollywood actress Riya Sen, daughter of extremely talented actress MoonMoon Sen and younger sister of actress Raima Sen. News that Riya Sen agreed to marry her longtime beau Shivam Tiwari has …

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Wedding Planning

Wedding Eats: Exploring Traditional Regional Menus

If you ask a wedding guest what one of the best parts of attending a wedding is, they’re likely to say the food and drink! With multiple events at a typical South Asian wedding, couples and their families have ample opportunities to serve their favorite dishes and develop creative, new ideas. While many families choose to be less informal and …

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Wedding Planning

To Register or Not? Wedding Registries for Indian Weddings

To Register or Not? Wedding Registries for Indian Weddings by Raj Shah

In 1988, the Oldsmobile car company launched an ad campaign “Not your father’s Oldsmobile.” This successful campaign told car buyers that a completely new car was on the market that all generations could love it. The campaign was effective several other companies copied the same concept for their ads. Why am I am telling you this when I am supposed …

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Financial Planning

Talking About Money Before & After You Marry

Talking About Money Before & After You Marry

Talking About Money Before & After You Marry No money secrets should stand between the two of you as you wed. Provided by Rajesh Jyotishi No married couple should suffer from financial infidelity. If you hide debt, income or assets from your spouse, it can lead to a fight and possibly even an impasse in your relationship. Communication & transparency …

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Health

Been There, Do This Instead! A Bridal Q&A

Been There, Do This Instead! A Bridal Q&A

For this year’s Fall Bridal Issue, I’m bringing you straight to the source of some of the most vital information a bride-to-be can receive: newlyweds. These brides have already been there, done that, and now they’re sharing some of the key aspects of their own weddings. Our three lovely brides come from various backgrounds. Deepali* planned her destination wedding in …

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Relationship

Relationship Corner

5 Things to Tell Yourself If He Doesn’t Call

5 Things to Tell Yourself If He Doesn’t Call W ith something as intimate as dating, it can seem impossible not to take it too personally when a guy doesn’t call you back. But there are things you can say to yourself to help you take it on the chin a little better: It’s okay that I’m bummed, but I …

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Editorial

Editorial September 2017

Dear Readers, For many of us, the summer was filled with wonderful events, engagements and weddings included. Attending these festive occasions reminds us of the joy in finding a partner and starting life’s journey together. Congratulations to all the newlyweds and newly engaged couples out there! This month as with all weddings issues, we bring you real wedding stories filled …

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Community News

Raj Shah

2017 Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards Gala

2017Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards Gala On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Desh Videsh Media Group hosted the 3rd Annual Community Leader Awards at the Sawgrass Inn & Conference Center. The local community came together for an evening of speeches, dinner, and music creating an atmosphere that was both festive and celebratory. Over 24 years ago, Desh-Videsh began with …

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