RAMESH AND BAVNA with daughter Nicky at San Francisco.
SANJAY GIDWANI of San Francisco on July 1 got engaged to YOGITA HARJANI of Connecticut, NY. Cheers and congrats
Priyanka Shingore of Mumbai got engaged to Chirag Hathiramani of Manila
HI AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE SINDHIS OF NEW YORK
BHAGU AND RAMU SITALDAS with DOLLY and AARTI Sitaldas all dressed up for the wedding in HOUSTON, Texas. Bollywood anyone?
Nanik and Shanti Sehwani of Los Angeles were in Asia recently. On extreme right is Mr. Ram Sitaldas. Happy Birthday SHANTI.
SHALINA WADHWANI is pictured with Hon President BARRACK OBAMA. She is the daughter of Sunil and Nita Wadhwani.
VISHAL UTTAMACHANDANI of USA got married to NINU KHEMLANI of the Philippines last June 5 at Los Angeles. Congratulations.
SANDEEP and MICHELLE just said YES to each other. Wedding Bells will ring soon. Congratulations
Rajesh Chandiramani and Vijay Chandiramani were in Bali recently and are pictured with their Manila friends: Vishal Hathiramani, Deepak Thakur and Sanju Mirpuri
Meet these 2 super RAMCHANDANI kids. Dino and Sarina are the best bodyguards in the world.
EASHAS celebrated her first birthday at the Millennium Baltimore Hotel in Los Angeles on the 27th of September.
She is pictured here with her parents and other family members of the Lalwani clan.
The American Desi Association of New Jersey, headed by Ricky & Meera Pamani and Gurmeet & Leena Khalsa, held its annual Diwali Ball on October 10th 2009. Many guests all dressed in their finest threads and rocks showed up to have a great time. The night was spent meeting good friends, eating good food, and dancing the night away, good old Desi style.
The youth of New Jersey filled the Grand Ballroom with their high energy and had a time of their lives. A terrific time was had by all.
A Young Journalist from San Francisco USA Roshni Mulchandani has started a new web magazine www.roshinimagazine.com from June 2009. She could be the first young sindhi lady from America who has started this type of e magazine. When she was asked about the characterstics of her emagazine she told to Kailash Advani Editor India www.sindhitattler.com that Roshni Magazine works as a "Soap Box"to feature people of South Asian Origin and their contribution to society,or otherwise.Unlike other "preachy"publications,Roshni Magazine chooses to interview a variety of personalities and bring readers their stories,views and ideas as they say it.Roshni only contains interviews-no gossip,no tabloidy banter and no tatter-tales.
This magazine covers celebrities, politicians, designers and other popular identities who individually have interesting ideas to tell.Roshni Magazine hopes to become a popular online site which attempts to give its readers different perspective,entertain and create an individual niche for itself.Every interview published in www.roshinimagazine.com is for readers and if they take away something from it- a lesson,some inspiration and the drive to make a difference in the world,the aim of the emagazine is fulfilled completely.
The name of the emagazine speaks for itself.Roshni,which means light,works as a spotlight to bring interesting people to the forefront and shedding some much needed "Roshni" on them.
Roshni Mulchandani was born on 3rd April in Singapore and presently she is living in San Francisco USA with her parents.Her motto is" Give Light,and the darkness will disappear of itself."
She has her id at facebook.com.
LET GIVE OUR WORLD SINDHI SUPPORT TO THESE SINDHI SAMMELAN CHAMPIONS
Cheti Chand 2009 in New Jersey
The Sindhi Association of New Jersey had their annual Cheti Chand Celebrations on Sunday, April 12th.
Many Sindhis, along with their families and friends from all over New Jersey attended.
Lunch was served by volunteers outside in the beautiful and scenic grounds of the Arsha Bodha Center in South Jersey.
After lunch the crowd was guided inside the center to the main hall where Jhule Lal's Picture dominated the room. The Behrano followed along with a Sindhi Variety Program.
There were groups of children ranging from ages 5 to teens, who put up a fabulous show of singing Sindhi Ladas, performing on Sindhi Songs and reciting Sindhi poems.
Below is one of the groups who danced to a Sindhi Remix Song called "Ahyaa Shadia Lai Taiyar". The performers were, from left to right, Karishma Vaswani, Ravi Melwani, Samay Shamdasani, Sahil Vaswani, Akhil Vaswani, Nisha Mahtani. These kids from North Jersey have been friends since they were born and put the dance together by themselves with a little encouragement from their mothers!
Kiran Moorjani, below, added to the show by singing fabulous Sindhi Songs and Quawalis. Her melodious voice had the room singing and clapping to her tunes.
RAJIV CHANDIRAMANI Celebrated his 24TH BIRTHDAY at the " EMBASSY CLUB", the No. 1 club in the Philippines. He is the son of Prem and Varkha Chandiramani of USA and Manila.
Joy Mayani of Los Angeles was in Manila recently and she is pictured with
Roma of Bangkok, and the Sitaldas and Hathiramani Family of Manila.
WE ARE READY FOR 2009 GREETINGS FROM U.S.A
MERRY XMAS FROM SHALINI AND SANJAY RAMCHANDANI
OF HARTFORD, USA.
Varsha and Dinesh Moorjani in San Francisco during a festival.
Indian origin Russell Peters is pictured here with Varkha Chandiramani
DADA VASWANI DHARSHAN MELA
held at New Jersey a super success.
A huge tent was put up with activities for children, games and stalls set up all throughout the Sadhu Vaswani Center's site.
As in the past years, there was home made vegetarian food, such as Dosas and Pau Bhaji and drinks and desserts such as Falooda, Kulfi and Thadaal. A stage was set up where young children danced and bhajans and ladas were sung all through the afternoon. In keeping with Dada's philosophy, children are encouraged to get involved in every Mela held at the Center and have been doing so for many years. The pictures show just a few of the dances performed by our own Sindhi youth.
In 1990 the first Sadhu Vaswani Center was established in the Tri-State. Since then it has been regularly conducting various activities such as pujas, langars, weddings, thread ceremonies and other events. Each Sunday they hold a Satsang with an important pre-recorded message from Dada Jashan. They also currently hold Sindhi Classes for the youth as the center realizes that to know your mother tongue is a very important part of ones heritage.
In the future they plan to start a day-care center for the working parents which would teach religious and cultural classes.
First Sindhi Float in the New Jersey Independence Day Parade
The Indian Business Association and the New Jersey Federation of Indian Associations hosted the Independence Day celebration Parade on August 10.
The first major Independence Day Parade in the Tri-State area this year had a Sindhi Float, sponsored by the Sindhi Association of New Jersey. Members of our Sindhi community featured a float, with Julelal’s picture gracing its front and back. Sindhi songs and Ladas blared all along the parade routes, mixed in with the sounds of Bollywood music from the surrounding floats. Samir Wadhwani, Nikhil Sadarangani and Simran Sadarangani were amongst many Sindhi youth who participated with pride in this first ever representation of Sindh in a major Parade.
This grand event featured marching bands, costumed characters, ethnic dancers from over 90 participating Indo-American cultural, social and religious organizations.
Amongst the talent was Mauli Dave of the Zee Tv show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Indian Television actress Roshni of “Kasam Se” who marched as Grand Marshall and Guest of Honor respectively.
Later in the month, Governor Corzine signed an official proclamation recognizing and congratulating New Jersey's Indian American community for their contributions to the state and for the official India Day Parade.
Well done to our fellow Sindhis and to our youth for participating!
VINESHA MALKANI met Indian Super actress KAREENA KAPOOR recently.