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Bobby Kathuria – Neha Purohit Wedding

Bobby Kathuria – Neha Purohit Wedding

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The wedding card – a tall, short illustrated booklet really – gave away the theatrical lavishness that was to come and true to form, the groom’s father, Brij Kathuria, delivered the three wedding functions for his son Bobby in the characteristic style which he has become known for. In the past […]

Atma Kabad – Monica Bansal Wedding

Atma Kabad – Monica Bansal Wedding

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The story is not uncommon for many first generation Americans. Four people from four different parts of India who immigrated to the US settle down 14 miles from each other. Four two decades, the Kabads have lived in the southwest in New Territory and the Bansals in the northwest in Copperfield. […]

Namrita Singh – Mathew Mathew Wedding

Namrita Singh – Mathew Mathew Wedding

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: They met, perchance, at a wedding, which is the one place where busy young professionals have an opportunity to check others out and be introduced to people outside their normal orbit. The notion of six degrees of separation was not only true in their case, but a little persuasion from their […]

Vishal Nigam – Carrie Rhodes Engagement

Vishal Nigam – Carrie Rhodes Engagement

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND:Everyone who knew Vishal Nigam growing up in the Bayou City teased him about how long he was taking to find the right soul mate and many had written him off as a confirmed bachelor. But luck intervened in the form of an Indian friend Kalpana who was cross-culturally married to […]

Arun Bala Weds Kelly Pfister

Arun Bala  Weds Kelly Pfister

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was a passion for teaching that destined them to the same high school, but it was the proverbial copy machine that finally brought them together! After their undergraduate degrees, both taught at Robert E. Lee High School in Houston’s west side. Kelly was standing in a job fair line in […]

Here’s where Urmila Matondkar will SHIFT with hubby Mohsin Akhtar post marriage!

Here’s where Urmila Matondkar will SHIFT with hubby Mohsin Akhtar post marriage!

Everyone is busy decoding the mystery behind Urmila Matondkar’s secret marriage with model-turned-actor Mohsin Akhtar Mir. While we just brought to you the real reason why Urmila wanted to keep her wedding a private affair by quietly ringing in the ceremony at her Bandra residence. Later we even came across the inside pictures of their intimate wedding. […]

For Nadeem and Shuana it was Simply Love at First Sight!

For Nadeem and Shuana it was Simply Love at First Sight!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It all started at a friend’s birthday party and there were many people around. He recalls her coming up to him and starting a conversation and thought she was really courageous and bold. She thought he was kind of shy, but really wanted him to call her later and found a […]

Happy Together After All These 25 Years!

Happy Together After All These 25 Years!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: They may have met a few times in the same college they went to in Katmandu, Nepal but they didn’t know that their fates would bring them even closer together years later. He was a busy soccer player, having formed the 3 Star Club and if he wasn’t practicing, he was […]

Saif Kazim Weds Nermeen Khan

Saif Kazim Weds Nermeen Khan

By  Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: They were almost neighbors living in the northwest part of the city and certainly went to the same school district but different high schools: he went to Cy-Falls and she went to Cy-Fairs but their paths didn’t cross then. Call it Fate or one of those happy coincidences in Life; […]

Welcoming Two Gauravs, One Again and One Anew

Welcoming Two Gauravs, One Again and One Anew

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: It was a memorable occasion for the people who came to meet Gaurav Mathur again at the luncheon at Sweetwater Country Club this past Sunday, November 15, on a sunny Fall day that lifted everyone’s spirits. Many remembered him the affable young man who grew up in their midst; with […]

Therese Cole Hubbs of Electric Karma Wins IACCGH Raffle Draw

Therese Cole Hubbs of Electric Karma Wins IACCGH Raffle Draw

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On November 11, IACCGH held a Raffle draw for an elegant Rolex watch. The funds generated by the sale of tickets will be used to fund a new Educational Initiative that will offer students Internship opportunities in India and other educational initiatives. The meeting, held at the Hess Club was attended […]

Ragini Bahl Weds Veeral Gajjar

Ragini Bahl Weds Veeral Gajjar

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Most wedding receptions usually feature a slideshow collage of the highpoints in the lives of the newlyweds, from shots of them as tiny tots and racing up through the years till they meet and start dating and spending time together. This couple decided to turn the formula on its head […]

Kausthub Kumar Marries Deepa Raghunathan

Kausthub Kumar Marries Deepa Raghunathan

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Fewer and fewer unions among young Indian couples – now even in the Old Country – seem to follow the arranged marriage footsteps of their parent’s generation; with most  families opting to introduce their adult children and take a wait-and-see attitude. Among young Indian-Americans who are of the marriageable age the […]

Nikhil Agarwal Weds Naina Prakash

Nikhil Agarwal Weds Naina Prakash

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: One can never tell how the meandering road of Life brings two people together. In the case of this couple, you might say that divine intervention played a major role many years ago when Nikhil Agarwal was still a rebellious teenager. “I would go to the Houston Satya Sai Center […]

Anoop Shah Marries Pooja Verma

Anoop Shah Marries Pooja Verma

By Jawahar Malhotra AUSTIN: It was a baraat like no other as the puzzled guests assembled in the foyer of the large ballroom, with the wedding planners “shush-ing” them to keep quiet so that they wouldn’t startle the groom’s steed. “A quiet Indian wedding,” muttered a few. “Unheard of!!” Many impatient minutes later, after the […]

Rachel Rose Rohatgi Weds Ford Rainey

Rachel Rose Rohatgi Weds Ford Rainey

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: The skinny groomsman, Kevyn, caught the guests by surprise, as the opening notes of a pop tune engulfed the room, by jumping onstage to do some carefree dance moves. The rest of the groomsmen followed, bursting into an energetic dance line and the bridesmaids jumped followed in for a lively […]

Rajib Bhattacharjee Marries Corinne Turmelle

Rajib Bhattacharjee Marries Corinne Turmelle

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: They were sweethearts, since they met in Klein Forest High School in their sophomore year in 2000. Now, 14 years later, Rajib Bhattacharjee and Corinne Turmelle tied the knot, first in a Civil ceremony on August 14 in Richardson, Texas, where they both live and then, last weekend again, on October […]

Nikisha Pasrija Weds Sean Hill

Nikisha Pasrija Weds Sean Hill

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The moment that he laid eyes on her when they both hailed the same taxi and tried to get in, he was smitten. He went home that evening and told his mom Carol that he had “found the one”, Sean Hill told the roomful of guests at the sangeet ceremony as […]

Ipshita Prakash – Sascha Pinto Engagement

Ipshita Prakash – Sascha Pinto Engagement

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: The families of Ipshita Prakash and Sascha Pinto came together over the Labor Day Weekend to celebrate their engagement with many friends from the Houston area at the Sweetwater Country Club on Sunday, August 31. A three-man jazz and pop music band serenaded the guests as the couple made their […]

Storybook Indian Wedding Captivates Salt Lake City with Pomp, Revelry, Opulence

Storybook Indian Wedding Captivates Salt Lake City  with Pomp, Revelry, Opulence

  For video clip click here   By Jawahar Malhotra SALT LAKE CITY: The pristine, cool morning air reverberated with the deafening sounds of the two dholuks that played in dueling cadence under the porte cochere of the Grand America Hotel entrance. The baratis (groom’s side) of the wedding party took their positions behind the […]

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