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The Legal Corner

In the recent past I have noticed an increased number of calls and emails from CityMasala readers and others inquiring about obtaining the temporary visit (B-2) visa for their relatives, friends and others wishing to come to visit the United States temporarily. Most of these people have already suffered denials of the B-1/B-2 visa from the U.S. Consulates.

While each query is specific in its nature, the general principles of the B-1/B-2 visa application remain the same. Similarly most of the time the reasons of denial are also very similar. In this article I will discuss the topic of B-1/B-2 visa in order to address the concerns of a large number of people. Read more...   

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Meet the BridesMeet the Brides Arti Patel, Deepika Aneja, Nima Patel

CityMasala magazine has teamed up with Fusion Bridal as Media Partner to bring our readers the best resources to help plan their wedding. We invite all the soon-to-be-brides to contact us with stories and questions about planning your wedding. Read real wedding stories and planning tips from recent brides, Arti Patel, Deepika Aneja and Nima Patel. Read more...  

Big Fat Bollywood Weddings  

Courtesy of films like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Monsoon Wedding and Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, audiences have come to believe that weddings need to be as ostentatious in real life as they are onscreen. In fact, so much do Desis love the idea of weddings, that most hit films that come out of Bollywood are centered on the subject of marriage and the excitement that surrounds them. When it comes to falling in love, romancing and eventually tying the knot, Bollywood does it with style, pomp and élan.

Often imitated but never fully copied, many have attempted to mock the various functions, dances and of course the fancy designerwear; some successfully and others not quite so. Read more...  

Quiz - Is it Just Wedding Jitters?

You’re in love. You’ve decided to get married. It has been fun planning each stage of your pending nuptials, and the big day is just around the corner—one month away. You should be happy, right? You’ve met the person you want to spend the rest of your life with—or have you? “It's crucial to determine whether these second thoughts are indications that you should back out [of the wedding], or simply that you’re making a huge life change, and that always brings stress,” says Dr. Judith Sherven, co-author of The Smart Couple's Guide to the Wedding of Your Dreams, Planning Together For Less Stress and More Joy. (New World Library, 2005) “If you’re certain that you want to marry, and are simply having jitters, that's normal.”

If you are starting to have doubts, take our quiz and find out if you’re having second thoughts about marriage, or simply pre-wedding jitters? Read more...   

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