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Desh Videsh March 2017
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Priya Weds Ankit

Priya weds Ankit

Like many young women, Priya dreamed of the day she would find her Prince Charming, but she never thought she would meet him on Shaadi.com. The two began talking online and dated for about six months before deciding to make their relationship official. Ankit asked Priya’s parents for permission before planning the perfect surprise proposal. The couple traveled to Mexico, …

Real Wedding
Snehal weds Tushaar

Snehal weds Tushaar

Snehal and Tushaar met through a mutual friend, Melita, who knew Tushaar since high school and met Snehal during college. Melita had been encouraging Tushaar to settle down, and she decided to introduce her two friends on a hunch that they might get along. They met for dinner on their first date, and immediately felt a connection. Not long after, …

Real Wedding
Seema Weds Himanshu

Seema weds Himanshu

Seema and Himanshu’s story began the way many Indian romances do; they met through family, as Seema’s sister was college friends was Himanshu’s brother. After a chance meeting, the older siblings planned to set them up, and they connected via Facebook. Just two months later, Seema and Himanshu were boyfriend and girlfriend, and after four years of happily dating, were …

Real Wedding
Anukiran Weds Hector

Anukiran weds Hector

Anukiran weds Hector Anukiran and Hector’s love story defies the common belief that “opposites attract.” When they first met at ITT Technical Institute, they discovered they were not only pursuing the same degree and were in the same year, but also shared the same birthday. The young couple decided that it must be destiny that brought them together and knew …

Real Wedding
Bollywood Weddings: Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay

Bollywood Weddings: Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh married Rukmini Sahay in a magical ceremony held in Udaipur on February 9. The celebration was nothing short of a royal affair. The couple tied the knot in accordance with traditional Hindu rituals, and all events were spread over the course of three days. Wedding celebrations began on Tuesday, February 9, with the ring ceremony …

Real Wedding
Bollywood Weddings: Rucha Gujarati Weds Longtime Beau

Bollywood Weddings: Rucha Gujarati Weds Longtime Beau

Bollywood Weddings: Rucha Gujarati Weds Longtime Beau Sony TV serial Kkusum actress Rucha Gujarati married her long term beau Vishal in a low key affair in December 2016. Though it was a private function attended by her close friends and relatives, her co-stars of Kkusum were present to celebrate the big day with her. Nausheen Ali Sardar, Roop Durgapal, Raymon …

Wedding Decor

The Marriage of Science and Spirituality

The Marriage of Science and Spirituality If you were given 3 Boons, what would you ask for? Health? Happiness? Brilliant Mind? Relief from stress and anxiety? Financial success? Professional recognition? Even if there were no boon, these desires are universal, and people for millennia have been seeking different routes to achieve these. The world is currently at cross-roads in deciding …

Religion

Manav Mandir Presents Indiafest

Indiafest is a fun family festival that brings focus and share the Indian culture in Brevard County. This eagerly anticipated annual cultural event will be held on Saturday, March 11th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, March 12th (11am-5pm) at the Wickham Pavilion, Melbourne. Indiafest is a celebration of the mixture of rich culture and traditions. Started 20 years ago, with a curious …

Relationship
4 Tips for the Smart and Successful Woman Looking for Love

4 Tips for the Smart and Successful Woman Looking for Love

Send your relationship questions to info@deshvidesh.com by Jasbina Ahluwalia, Intersections Match 4 Tips for the Smart and Successful Woman Looking for Love Careers can be rich in meaning and fulfillment. But if career-driven lifestyles don’t afford the time and energy required to build a truly fulfilling romantic relationship, they can also be lacking in love. If you’re ready to connect …

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial March 2017

Dear Readers, As all our readers know, I love the wedding issues – the trends, the couple’s stories, the memorable images. This month, I’m even more so touched having just come back from a family wedding in India. Aruna and I had a wonderful time celebrating with family in a festive spirit that can only be experienced in India. Though …

Community News

Community News March 2017

Florida Melbourne India Fest Date: 03/11-12/2017 Time: 10:00 AM Where: Wickham Pavilion, 3845 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, 32935 Contact: Yasmin Majeed, 321-720-8590 Host: Manav Mandir Georgia Atlanta Metro Dr. Radhika Chopra Live Concert Date: 03/11/2017 Time: 6:00 PM Where: Ashiana Banquet Hall, 5675 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross, 30071 Host: Paracha Entertainment Orlando Hanuman Jayanti Observance When: 04/8/2017, Where: Chinmaya Mission …

Indo Caribbean Time Holi Celebration
Festival of India

Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal

Holi/Phagwa Celebration by Indranie Deyal Packets of vivid powders would lie on the formica kitchen table like scattered pieces pulled from a pretty patchwork quilt. Bags of iridescent green crystals glittered in the morning sunlight and bottles of scented white talcum emerged from my mother’s sturdy vine-woven market basket in preparation for the annual Hindu festival of Phagwah or Holi. …

e-Magazine
Festival of India

Holi/Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana

Holi / Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana Holi is the festival of colors and while the holiday is mostly celebrated in India, many now celebrate worldwide. Also known as Phagwa, the event is celebrated in the Phalgun month, which usually falls in March or April as per the British calendar. The festival originated in Trinidad in the year 1845 when …

Entertainment

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration

Featured Artists for the 5th United Phagwah/Holi Celebration Prnc Charming Social Media Comedian Indo-Caribbean comedian and actor, David Stephen Francis, better known by his stage name, Prnc Charming, is no different in that regard, however, he is groundbreaking in terms of his quick popularity, outlook, cultural representation and social conscious mind state, when it comes to his creative career. http://www.indiawest.com/entertainment/global/indocaribbean-representation-found-in-comedian-prnc-charming/article_29a05dec-875e-11e6-900d-f3ae3c87dc2b.html …

NRI News

Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba

Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event celebrated the 100th years of cricket in Cuba and the 47th Republic Day Anniversary of Guyana affectionately referred to as Mash …

Bollywood News

Bollywood Today

Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu to join Indian President to watch Pink Both Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu had been invited by the Indian president Mr. Pranab Mukherjee this weekend. He wanted them to join him in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi to see the movie, ‘Pink’. Both actors confirmed the screening and after-dinner on Twitter. In his twitter message, …

News
Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada
Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada
In a recent announcement made by the Government of India, Vikas Swarup will be appointed as India’s next envoy to Canada. Currently he is the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. He will be the...
Campaigning continues for UP Elections
Campaigning continues for UP Elections
Election campaign is in full swing for the third phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing an election rally in Balrampur, BJP President Amit Shah slammed the state government for deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. He...
Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba
Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba
Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event...
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Valarie Kaur
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Valarie Kaur
Born in Clovis, California, and raised in the United States to parents of Indian origin, Valarie Kaur grew up practicing the  Sikh faith. Kaur earned bachelor’s degrees in international relations and religion from Stanford University. She also holds a...
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities
Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare...
Manav Mandir  Presents Indiafest
Manav Mandir Presents Indiafest
Indiafest is a fun family festival that brings focus and share the Indian culture in Brevard County. This eagerly anticipated annual cultural event will be held on Saturday, March 11th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, March 12th (11am-5pm) at the Wickham...
Books on Hinduism
Books on Hinduism
In honor of Hindu Heritage Month (as celebrated in the state of Florida), this issue presents readers with a listing of varied titles to inform, engage, and enlighten the spiritual mind! The Nay Science by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep...
Mahabharata on All India Radio
Mahabharata on All India Radio
For the first time in the history of radio, one of the longest epics of India, ‘Mahabharata’ is being broadcasted on All India Radio from Monday. ‘Mahabharata’ produced by B. R. Chopra in late 80s will be broadcast from...
Horoscope
Horoscope
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 The stars in the sky have a special plan for you this year, predicts the 2017 predictions for Aries. It is your energy and excitement which will increase rapidly in the beginning. Surprisingly,...
Entertainment
Bollywood Today
Bollywood Today
  Dangal overwhelms box office Showcasing a remarkable run, Aamir Khan’s Dangal has already collected approx. Rs.1.07 billion in its first four days of opening. The film showed an upswing of 16.92% and 21.63% on second and third day....
Desi TV Duniya
Desi TV Duniya
P.O.W-Bandi Yudh Ke to premiere at MAMI Star Plus has always strived to be a game changer in the world of television. This time, they do it with upcoming show P.O.W-Bandi Yudh Ke to premiere at the ongoing JIO...
Radhika Apte to host Sony TV’s Crime Patrol
Radhika Apte to host Sony TV’s Crime Patrol
The talented and vivacious Radhika Apte who has wowed the audience with her exceptional acting skills in movies will be seen making a debut on television by hosting the popular crime based show Crime Patrol on Sony Entertainment Television....
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