Apr 20, 2012
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Kamna Mittal and her husband moved to the Bay Area soon after they were
married in India in 2000. In addition to being in a new country, the couple were new to each other.
Their marriage had been arranged.
"When you go for an arranged marriage," she said,
"it's a total gamble."
Now a mother of two, Mittal counts herself lucky
that it worked out, but 12 years later, she wants to
help Indian-American singles in the Bay Area meet
Turns out even love can use a little help every now
and then, and the age-old practice of arranged
Hindu marriages is getting a 21st-century
Sapna Thakur, 34, recently moved to the Bay Area and attended Mittal's first mixer in February, a
Valentine's Day-themed singles party. "Why not? Give it a shot," she thought before going.
"It was a bit awkward in the beginning but then it was fine because there were a lot of games and
people were mingling. I had a nice time."