Get to Know: Karuna Chani, Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

Internationally recognized makeup artist and skin care consultant Karuna Chani is known for her ability to blend eastern elements with western beauty trends. Born and raised in New York City, Chani graduated from Parsons School of Design, and later attended the Makeup... read more

Book Review: Let’s Celebrate Diwali

The need for diversity in literature, particularly children’s literature, is evident in bookstores and libraries around the country. Non-white protagonists are pointedly absent from books read by school-aged children, which is a stark contrast to the true demographic... read more

Your Wedding Decorator: Finding the Right Touch

From lavish designs and bold colors to pastel florals and subtle centerpieces, weddings can be the ultimate expression of a couple’s personality. Through intricately designed mandaps, lush, fragrant florals, and creative use of color, couples can personalize nearly... read more

Choosing the Right Photographer to Capture Your Memories

Once couples and their families settle on a venue and choose a wedding date, the next important item on the list of wedding-to-dos is often choosing a photographer. You found a gorgeous backdrop for your dream wedding, now the focus shifts to finding the right person... read more

Choosing the Right Venue For Your Vision

Once a couple is engaged, along with the many congratulations and best wishes from family and friends, comes the inevitable onslaught of questions. When is the big day? Have you picked a place yet? Where you choose to host your wedding will likely be one of the most... read more

Why Couples Should Hire a Wedding Planner

By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group The novelty of being engaged has worn off and reality hits with full force. There’s a wedding to plan! The entire process can be challenging – from compromising on style to managing the many opinions of all involved. With ample... read more

Raising Confident, Cultured Children

By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group For first generation South Asian parents, raising children to be aware of their heritage can be daunting. The very task of raising confident, engaged, and academically inclined children is hard enough. Adding cultural understanding just... read more

Get to Know: Sailaja N. Joshi, Founder of Bharat Babies

Like many young Asian American parents, Sailaja Joshi wanted to share stories about her Indian culture with her own children. Fond memories of Amar Chitra Kathas and stories told to her by her grandfather formed her expectations. As a new mom in 2013, Joshi went in... read more

Get to Know: Shalini Vadhera, Author and Global Beauty Expert

Shalini Vadhera, author of Passport to Beauty, has a unique background that transformed her into a world-renowned and award-winning beauty expert. Raised in San Diego, California, Vadhera also spent quite a bit of time visiting family all around the world. Winner of... read more

Get to Know: Tulika Mehrotra, Author/Journalist

Born in Lucknow, India, but raised in the Midwest, Tulika Mehrotra’s diverse personal experiences have inspired her varied careers. After graduating from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Finance, Mehrotra earned a graduate degree in Art... read more