(Hindu) match
Megan Sweas
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."