September 2018

Desh Videsh September 2018

Desh Videsh – Cover Story

Susan and Nirlep

Susan Weds Nirlep

Susan and Nirlep’s story is one of an online friendship that became a love marriage. The couple first began chatting online, during which time both Susan and Nirlep developed a fondness for one other and decided to meet in Augusta in 2016. While Susan lives in Cordele, Georgia, and Nirlep Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the distance of a six hour …

Real Wedding

Jana Weds Vasant

As the saying goes, true love never dies, rather only grows stronger with time. Vasant Patel, IT consultant, and Jana Anandarangam, an attorney, first met in January 2014. They pair dated for four years, and it was over time that they realized theirs was a forever love. Vasant’s spectacular proposal was a life-changing moment for Jana, one she will no …

Real Wedding

Jinal - Pujan

Jinal Weds Pujan

Friendship morphed into a lifelong relationship for Jinal Choksi, a Pharmacist, and Pujan Patel, a Senior Accountant, who first met at a wedding in 2014. Their love showed no bound as Jinal lived in Florida and Pujan in Maryland. From Facebook to FaceTime and flying kisses to flying airplanes, they believed that true love could reach across any distance. In …

Real Wedding

Bhavika Weds Rushil

Bhavika, anesthetist, and Rushil, consultant, first met at the House of Spices in Orlando where both their families had gone for Janmashtami Samaiyo grocery shopping in 2009. Bhavika saw her friend Roshni in the naan aisle and went over to say hello. Roshni’s brother Rushil was also there, and so introductions were made. However, the two didn’t become friends until …

Real Wedding

Sonam Kapoor Ties Knot with Long Time Beau Anand Ahuja

Sonam Kapoor Ties Knot with Long Time Beau Anand Ahuja Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja are officially husband and wife. The couple married in a private Sikh ceremony on the morning of May 8 at Sonam’s aunt Kavita Singh’s heritage bungalow called Rockdale in Bandra, Mumbai. After the wedding, the Kapoor and Ahuja families hosted a grand reception party at …

Wedding Planning

“We Do:” Celebrating Fitness Together

“We Do:” Celebrating Fitness Together By Nisha Jani During wedding season, one of the main themes is chaos! Between planning the big day and organizing the months leading up to it, it is so easy to lose yourself amidst the invitation cards and RSVPs. Stop! Breathe! Relax! These are things we are not accustomed to hearing during the process. But …

Wedding Planning

Must Have Photo Moments

Indian Wedding Photography MUST HAVE PHOTO MOMENTS Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe Indian weddings. Also known as Shaadi or Shadi, Indian weddings are best known for their grandeur, traditions, grace, colors and almost carnival-type celebration. Unique photographs taken at an Indian weddings are made up of warm glances, shared …

Wedding Planning

Words to Live By...

Words to Live by Compiled by Raj Shah

Words to Live By… Compiled by RajShah This month, we explore shlokas from the Ancient Hindu scriptures that describe bride and groom’s feelings toward one another. Mangalyam tantunanena mama jivana hethuna, Kanthe badhnami subhage twam jeeva sarada satam “This sacred thread – Mangal Sutra – is being tied around your neck for my long life. Dear maiden of auspicious attributes, …


Fashion for a Soulful Wedding by Siddhi Desai

Fashion for a Soulful Wedding by Siddhi Desai I love our Indian wedding season for many reasons. First, it’s amazing to be able to share in the culmination and excitement of two discrete people falling so madly in love with each other that they decide to spend the rest of their lives together as one, working together from that day …


Must-Read Books

Must Read Books

You’re the Password to My Life By Sudeep Nagarkar You’re the Password to My Life is a contemporary novel about true friendship, trust, and affection. It is the tale of two friends and how their friendship stands the test of time. The book is the heartwarming story of Virat and Kavya. Although both of them do not share common interests …


Love Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Compiled by Raj Shah

Love Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Compiled by Raj Shah You are about to get married. No doubt, you have many things on your mind, and expressing endearing words about your soulmate may be hard. Whether for your invitation, wedding programs, or special vows, you might need some inspiration! Often, a great quote about true love, few lines of dialogue, love …


The Desi Girl Finally Getting Married

The Desi Girl Finally Getting Married Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who have been dating for a while confirmed their plans to marry after their roka ceremony on August 18, 2018. Priyanka and Nick had a traditional engagement ceremony before their families, which was followed by a grand party into the night. Chopra shared photos of the morning ceremony on …

Community News

Community News- October

Community News

Florida Orlando 2018 Health Awareness When: 09/15/2018, 8:00 AM Where: Jewish Community Center 11184 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando,32836 Contact: Haresh Trivedi 407-948-4041 Host: Gujarati Society Central Florida South Florida Healthfair – Health & Wellness When: 09/09/2018, 1:00 PM Where: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir 541 SE 18th Ave, Boynton Beach,33435 Contact: Pritesh Patel 561-866-7478 Host: BAPS Charities Rang Free Concert …


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Dear Readers, Shubham karoti kalyaanam Aarogyam dhanasampadah Shatrubuddhivinaashaaya Deepajyotir namostute I prostrate to the light which brings brilliance, auspiciousness, health and wealth for the destruction of evil thoughts This message is from the Hindu Scriptures and is very timely for upcoming Hindu Festivals, Navratri and Diwali. It is that time of the year – the time to celebrate, enjoy family, …