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16 Aug

Raksha Bandhan – the Tie of Protection

Raksha Bandhan – the Tie of ProtectionRaksha Bandhan falls on August 7th, 2017, it is celebrated on the full moon in the month of Shravan (August) according to the Hindu calendar. It’s that time of year when sisters tie a rakhi (sacred, decorative thread) on their brothers’ arm and pray for their long life. This act symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and his lifelong vow to protect her. Raksha Bandhan is a widely celebrated festival across India and around the world.

10 Jul

Trip to the Land of Dreams

Asian Indian woman fulfilled her dream to visit Disneyland, CADisneyland is the land of dreams with all its famous imaginary characters. Since my childhood days in India I’ve always wanted to visit Disneyland, and finally my dream came true this summer. We went to Disneyland along with my 63 year old mother and 3 year old daughter, and of course no trip is complete without my husband. We planned way ahead and had lots of fun during the trip.

24 May

7 Tips for Buying Visitor Insurance

7 Tips for Buying Visitor Insurance

Last month I was shocked to read a post on Facebook. The mother of a friend had suffered a stroke during her visit to the USA! She had partial brain damage and was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit. To make matters worse, her visitor insurance coverage ran out in just two days. Her family needed to raise money quickly to complete the treatment so that she could return to India. I was really sad to hear the news. According to her family, she had undergone pre-trip medical tests that were necessary for the insurance and was given clearance by the doctors to travel to the USA.

2 May

Celebrate East-Meets-West Mother’s Day

Celebrate East-Meets-West Mother’s DayLet’s be honest. There’s no one who loves you, or worries about you more than your mother so start planning now to thank her and make her feel extra special this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is a time of the year when we all unite to celebrate motherhood around the world. Mother’s Day in the United States is held annually on the second Sunday of May. This year it will be celebrated on May 8th. Many of us have made plans to celebrate Mother’s Day in our own way. Some like to eat out or cook mother’s special recipe, buy favorite gifts, visit their mother or invite their mother to celebrate with them.

12 Apr

Helping Your Aging Parents from Afar

Helping your aging parents from afar Do you want to help your aging parents but don’t live close by?  Often older folks find it daunting to deal with everyday issues such as clarifying bills or insurance questions or making arrangements with caregivers.  If you were there, next to your parents, all these things would be ironed out in no time.  Both you and your parents would be on the same page regarding any paperwork or household arrangements, giving you peace of mind.