✨ Rajkumari Amy Mali ✨ @missamy

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California Born 'Indian' Princess #CalindianPrincess 🇺🇸 🇮🇳 Breaking boundaries & changing the world one gold bangle at a time!

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"Be crazy. Be stupid. Be silly. Be weird. Be whatever. Because life is too short to be anything but happy!" Here is photo of me being silly drinking my favorite coconut water in Mumbai! #mumbaikar #mumbaiblogger #indiagirl #desi #coconutwater #calindianprincess #summer #refreshing #beingsilly
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"Be crazy. Be stupid. Be silly. Be weird. Be whatever. Because life is too short to be anything but happy!" Here is photo of me being silly drinking my favorite coconut water in Mumbai! #mumbaikar #mumbaiblogger #indiagirl #desi #coconutwater #calindianprincess #summer #refreshing #beingsilly

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If India had a color I think it would be gold and sparkles! ✨✨✨ #calindianprincess #californiagirl #sparkleallday #bigfatindianwedding #gaurikekre #india #pune #sparkles
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If India had a color I think it would be gold and sparkles! ✨✨✨ #calindianprincess #californiagirl #sparkleallday #bigfatindianwedding #gaurikekre #india #pune #sparkles

Every morning Shaunak helps me put on my mangalsutra necklace. The word mangalsutra is derived from the two words, mangal, meaning "holy or auspicious," and sutra meaning "thread." It is a sacred necklace that the groom ties around the bride's neck on the day of the wedding. The wife wears the mangalsutra all her life as a sign of their marriage, mutual love and goodwill, understanding and faithful commitment. Our matching PJs: @nordlichofficial Photo Credit: @matthewmmcdo #mumbaikar #pjsquad #pjsallday #nightdress #calindianprincess #sanfranciscomorning #truelove #mangalsutra #shubhaprabhaat #nordlich #nordlichcouple #nordlichofficial
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Every morning Shaunak helps me put on my mangalsutra necklace. The word mangalsutra is derived from the two words, mangal, meaning "holy or auspicious," and sutra meaning "thread." It is a sacred necklace that the groom ties around the bride's neck on the day of the wedding. The wife wears the mangalsutra all her life as a sign of their marriage, mutual love and goodwill, understanding and faithful commitment. Our matching PJs: @nordlichofficial Photo Credit: @matthewmmcdo #mumbaikar #pjsquad #pjsallday #nightdress #calindianprincess #sanfranciscomorning #truelove #mangalsutra #shubhaprabhaat #nordlich #nordlichcouple #nordlichofficial

Sakharpuda is the Maharashtrian Engagement ceremony. Sakhar means sugar and puda means a packet or box. In this ceremony, the prospective grooms parents give a packet of sugar to the bride, while the bride's parents give a coconut and coin to the prospective groom. This is a photo after we were given the sugar and other gifts. Shaunak's cousin is bringing a beautiful plate of flowers. Do you know why sugar is such a major part of the Indian engagement ceremony? #indianengagement #tradition #sakharpuda #mumbailove #mumbai #calindianprincess #sari #goldsaree #punekar
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Sakharpuda is the Maharashtrian Engagement ceremony. Sakhar means sugar and puda means a packet or box. In this ceremony, the prospective grooms parents give a packet of sugar to the bride, while the bride's parents give a coconut and coin to the prospective groom. This is a photo after we were given the sugar and other gifts. Shaunak's cousin is bringing a beautiful plate of flowers. Do you know why sugar is such a major part of the Indian engagement ceremony? #indianengagement #tradition #sakharpuda #mumbailove #mumbai #calindianprincess #sari #goldsaree #punekar

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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. ❤️✨#specialmoments #memories #calindianprincess #mumbailove #mumbaikar #californiagirl #indianwedding #bigfatindianwedding #celebrate
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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. ❤️✨#specialmoments #memories #calindianprincess #mumbailove #mumbaikar #californiagirl #indianwedding #bigfatindianwedding #celebrate

Selfie at the Lotus Temple! The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Baha’i House of Worship. Striking for its flower-like shape, and an unmistakable attraction of the city, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and was created to be a place of worship for all faiths and religions. The shape of the Lotus was selected for the temple as the Lotus is not associated with any specific religion but does hold a deep connection with India overall. #lotustemple  #selfie #calindianprincess #newdelhi #delhigram #delhidiaries❤
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Selfie at the Lotus Temple! The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Baha’i House of Worship. Striking for its flower-like shape, and an unmistakable attraction of the city, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and was created to be a place of worship for all faiths and religions. The shape of the Lotus was selected for the temple as the Lotus is not associated with any specific religion but does hold a deep connection with India overall. #lotustemple #selfie #calindianprincess #newdelhi #delhigram #delhidiaries❤

Lovely meeting the amazing journalist @barkha.dutt at the Women in The World Summit. Dutt is an acclaimed television journalist. She was part of NDTV's team for 21 years, until she left the channel in January of this year. Dutt has remained a prominent figure starting from her frontline war reporting in 1999. Dutt has won countless national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. #inspirationalwomen #womenjournalists #powerwomen #reporting #india #ndtv #barkhadutt #witw #noglassceiling #toyotamoi
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Lovely meeting the amazing journalist @barkha.dutt at the Women in The World Summit. Dutt is an acclaimed television journalist. She was part of NDTV's team for 21 years, until she left the channel in January of this year. Dutt has remained a prominent figure starting from her frontline war reporting in 1999. Dutt has won countless national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. #inspirationalwomen #womenjournalists #powerwomen #reporting #india #ndtv #barkhadutt #witw #noglassceiling #toyotamoi

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You can see Shaunak's grandma putting haldi on my feet here. Haldi is used for beautification, cleansing, detoxification, and haldi is even known to alleviate some of the nervousness that the bride and the groom feel. Curcumin, an antioxidant that is in turmeric, is known to work as a mild anti-depressant and a natural remedy for headaches. So, it is a good way to relieve wedding day anxiety and jitters. Haldi is also known to boost immunity, and also helps to soothe an upset stomach. Definitely a great tradition with good meaning behind it. #haldi #tradition #mumbailove #bigfatindianwedding #punewedding #tradition #haldiceremony #calindianprincess
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You can see Shaunak's grandma putting haldi on my feet here. Haldi is used for beautification, cleansing, detoxification, and haldi is even known to alleviate some of the nervousness that the bride and the groom feel. Curcumin, an antioxidant that is in turmeric, is known to work as a mild anti-depressant and a natural remedy for headaches. So, it is a good way to relieve wedding day anxiety and jitters. Haldi is also known to boost immunity, and also helps to soothe an upset stomach. Definitely a great tradition with good meaning behind it. #haldi #tradition #mumbailove #bigfatindianwedding #punewedding #tradition #haldiceremony #calindianprincess

Our love crossed 8,380 miles and we could be happier about it! ❤️🌏#sanfranciscotomumbai #lovehasnodistance #truelove #sanfrancisco #californiagirl #calindianprincess #mumbaikar #mumbai #mumbailove #thousandsofmilesaway #americanwedding
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Our love crossed 8,380 miles and we could be happier about it! ❤️🌏#sanfranciscotomumbai #lovehasnodistance #truelove #sanfrancisco #californiagirl #calindianprincess #mumbaikar #mumbai #mumbailove #thousandsofmilesaway #americanwedding

Happy Gudi Padwa! Gudi Padwa is the festival that is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the Hindu new year. It is mainly celebrated in Maharashtra. On this day a gudhi flag is prominently displayed in traditional Maharashtrian households. Bright green or yellow cloth adorned with brocade (zari) tied to the tip of a long bamboo over which gaathi (sugar crystals), neem leaves, a twig of mango leaves and a garland of red flowers is tied. A silver or copper pot is placed in the inverted position over it. Altogether, it is called as Gudhi. It is hoisted outside the house, in a window, terrace or a high place so that everybody can see it. Gudhi is believed to ward off evil, invite prosperity and good luck into the house. #gudipadwa #maharashtrian #mumbaikar #hindutradition #tradition #celebrate #hindunewyear #colorful #rangoli #prosperity #goodoverevil
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Happy Gudi Padwa! Gudi Padwa is the festival that is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the Hindu new year. It is mainly celebrated in Maharashtra. On this day a gudhi flag is prominently displayed in traditional Maharashtrian households. Bright green or yellow cloth adorned with brocade (zari) tied to the tip of a long bamboo over which gaathi (sugar crystals), neem leaves, a twig of mango leaves and a garland of red flowers is tied. A silver or copper pot is placed in the inverted position over it. Altogether, it is called as Gudhi. It is hoisted outside the house, in a window, terrace or a high place so that everybody can see it. Gudhi is believed to ward off evil, invite prosperity and good luck into the house. #gudipadwa #maharashtrian #mumbaikar #hindutradition #tradition #celebrate #hindunewyear #colorful #rangoli #prosperity #goodoverevil

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Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what. #joinedbylove #family #acrosstheuniverse #indianfamily #mumbaikar #maharashtrian #americangirl #garden
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Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what. #joinedbylove #family #acrosstheuniverse #indianfamily #mumbaikar #maharashtrian #americangirl #garden

Food shared with others is more fulfilling than food eaten alone. In India, it is very uncommon to eat a meal by oneself. At the end of a long day, families and friends come together to share a home-cooked, family-style meal. They have long conversations while passing dishes around the table and decompressing in the warmth of each other’s company. The connection made over a good meal strengthens family bonds and friendships. Indian food is meant to be eaten with your hands, tearing the rice and naan, or using a puff wheat-based poori as an edible utensil to scoop up the saucy filling and bring it all to your mouth. You truly engage all senses! Here is a photo of Shaunak and I enjoying some delicious Indian food together at a function. You can see it brings a lot of joy! #indiantradition #sharingmeals #desigirl #mumbai #mumbaidiaries #mumbaifoodlovers #indianfoodlovers #joy #mumbailove #calindianprincess #californiagirl
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Food shared with others is more fulfilling than food eaten alone. In India, it is very uncommon to eat a meal by oneself. At the end of a long day, families and friends come together to share a home-cooked, family-style meal. They have long conversations while passing dishes around the table and decompressing in the warmth of each other’s company. The connection made over a good meal strengthens family bonds and friendships. Indian food is meant to be eaten with your hands, tearing the rice and naan, or using a puff wheat-based poori as an edible utensil to scoop up the saucy filling and bring it all to your mouth. You truly engage all senses! Here is a photo of Shaunak and I enjoying some delicious Indian food together at a function. You can see it brings a lot of joy! #indiantradition #sharingmeals #desigirl #mumbai #mumbaidiaries #mumbaifoodlovers #indianfoodlovers #joy #mumbailove #calindianprincess #californiagirl

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