Diaspora Panel: Arranged to Love

The diaspora are conflicted - should they stick to the age old tradition of arranged marriage or look for a partner on their own terms - and will they understand the complex South Asian community? What is the new narrative?

Anjali Jhangiani

Cast member " Gem's of Ruby Hill"

Anjali Jhangiani

Anjali Jhangiani is a long-time resident of Ruby Hill in Pleasanton and has been working in the technology business field.  She is also the proud mom of two daughters.  As one of the main cast members in the new reality show "Gems of Ruby Hill" currently streaming on CPics, she very openly discusses her progressive views about dating and marriage in the South Asian community along with different expectations from different families.


Shalini Singh

CEO Andwemet

Shalini Singh

Shalini Singh is founder of  andwemet a service for single Indians 25+ living in India or overseas looking for a long term relationship.  Prior to andwemet she spent close to 2 decades in the media and communication industry where she also ran her own communications consultancy for a decade. Shalini started her career as a KG teacher. She reads 'impossible' as I Am Possible.


Jasbina Ahluwalia

CEO Intersections Match


Jasbina Ahluwalia is an Indian-American Attorney-turned- Matchmaker. She adds a unique contribution to the Matchmaking industry – she has pioneered a progressive approach to matchmaking, which blends the best of the East and West so her clients can move towards mutually fulfilling partnerships. She is the Founder & President of Intersections Match by Jasbina, the only Premier Personalized Matchmaking & Dating Coaching Firm for Indian Singles in the US, Canada & the UK.

A finalist in OPRAH'S search for a TV Host, she's also been featured in the New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Washington Post & Entrepreneur Magazine.

Ritu Marwah

Ritu Marwah

Ritu Marwah is an award winning author and recognized Bay Area leader in the field of art and literature. She won the 2023 Ethnic Media Service award for outstanding international reporting; 2022 San Francisco Press Club Journalism excellence award as well as 2021 and 2020 California Award for Journalism. A California reporting and engagement fellow at USC's Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and fellow at UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS). She was recognized with the Cultural Ambassador award - received by Indian - American Women Empowered FIA wing for her Multi-faceted and Talented personality.

She has been a founding supporter of SALA. Ritu has moderated panels that have an exceptional loyal and strong following in the bay area.


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