GARDEN GROVE, CA - SoCal residents came together for an evening filled with glitz and glamour on Oct 23 at the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Orange County here. ‘The Wedding Show for the Modern Bride’, organized by Wedding Store 24, was a perfect opportunity to go window shopping for an upcoming special event or a wedding. It was a great time to meet and interact face to face with a large number of...
BY A STAFF REPORTER
FULLERTON, CA - SDM Cancer Relief Fund’s 31st Annual Banquet was held at Springfield Banquet Hall here on Oct 22 to a sold out crowd. Over $42,000 was raised to help poor cancer patients in India. SDM chairman Mathew Daniel welcomed the audience while Abraham Mathew, SDM president gave an update on the status of SDM.
BY SONAM MIRPURI
COSTA MESA, CA – ‘Care for the Cause,’ held a Gala dinner, dance and fashion show ‘Couture For a Cause’ on Oct. 15 at the Anqi by Crustacean restaurant here. A small intimate gathering of about a 150 people came together for the fundraiser and to raise awareness for an important cause- victims of acid attacks.
BY LATHA SUNDAR
SAN DIEGO, CA- The illuminating , entertaining and fun-filled Festival of Lights (Diwali), which included the Festival of Dolls (Navarathri) and India Unveiled, presented by the San Diego Indian American Society, (SDIAS) was essentially a rich sampling of India, with a delightful variety of all its flavors.
Natoo Patel & Friends for ISSO, Anaheim
Devraj Kerai (Pioneer Cash and Carry), Kanti (Highglow Jewelers), Dr. Anjana Patel and Bakul Zaveri were the chief guests at the Natoo Patel and Friends for ISSO raas-garba evening which took place on Oct. 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Hemant Mehta, Leena Benjamin, Sandeep Shah, Oni Benjamin,
The dandiya and raas-garba night this year was held on Oct. 1 at the Victory Park in Pasadena. It was a family friendly event with live music provided by Jhankaar Band featuring Kirti and Mayuri Patel. They kept the crowd on their feet with authentic garba and dandiya songs as well as with popular Bollywood songs. This event was sponsored by the devotees of the temple and members of the community.
The Sargam Group of Southern California held its annual raas-garba event at the University High School in Irvine on Oct. 1. The first hour of this event was for children under 5 who were encouraged by all, to participate and were given gifts of appreciation upon completion of the hour, for their involvement. Mansukh Ghelani and Bhavana Patel were the lead singers of the evening along with Rajendra Sanathra and Shekher Ekbote who accompanied them.
Adding a little something extra to their program and setting themselves apart from the other raas-garba events, the Gayatri Chetna Center had a theme. To bring and bear more love and affection towards family, friends, and everyone around us in the community was the overarching message. The garba and raas began at 8pm and was filled with fun and laughter. The music was composed by Shri Vallabha Ladwa.
BY KISSLAY BANKA
FREMONT, CA - Popular Bollywood star couple Kajol and Ajay Devgn, currently touring the country to promote their upcoming home production film, ‘Shivaay’, were in the city on Sept.23 at the Cine Grand Theater. While in the bay area, the dynamic duo met with the first Indian to be drafted in the...
By A STAFF REPORTER
ARTESIA, CA - The Annual Kitchen Queens cooking competition was held on Sept.25 here, at Julio’s Pizza Banquet Hall. The category for this year’s competition was ‘Appetizers.’ Judging was based on creativity, presentation and taste. This year’s contest was judged by the renowned author and...