Fresh out of a breakup with the white girlfriend his parents didn't know existed and freaked out that he’s almost 30 and still single, Ravi goes on a family vacation to India, open minded about finding love in a traditional way — but there’s a catch: in his family, everyone has the last name Patel. It’s not incest — it just means they are from the same 50-square mile radius in India.
As the marriages of his Patel family and friends all seem overwhelmingly happy, Ravi plunges into the foolproof Patel matchmaking system and embarks on a worldwide search for the perfect American Patel woman.
It is still a male dominated society and women are not treated with the same dignity that they are in the western world.
A woman in India still has no choice as to whom she will date or to whom she will be married and will never make decisions of any kind without the prior approval of the man of the family.
Over the course of a year, Ravi is sent on a whirlwind of dates across the U. and Canada via the “biodating” system (in which résumés are circulated within the Patel universe), a chain of weddings, online matrimonial websites, and even the Patel Matrimonial Convention.
During the process, Ravi can’t seem to shake his documentarian sister who follows him around, inserting commentary at every turn. Ravi also serves as co-CEO of This Bar Saves Lives, which he founded with actors Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, Kristen Bell, Jimmy Kimmel, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Kunal Nayyar, Alyssa Milano, Susan Sarandon, and many others. Patel Edited by Billy Mc Millin Matt Hamachek Geeta V. Patel Dhevi Natarajan Co-Producer Trishya Screwvala Associate Producer Dhevi Natarajan Music Supervisor Brooke Wentz Animation Character Design Jim Richardson Animation Studio Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc.
Each person will define “Indian dating” differently, but there are some things to consider when seeking a relationship with someone from India.
Indian Dating: Tradition and Family Indian culture is rich in tradition, with family life highly valued.TBSL gives a life-saving meal packet to a child in need for every fruit and nut bar sold. Executive Producers Geralyn White Dreyfous Dan Cogan Sally Jo Fifer Lois Vossen Vijay Vaidyanathan Vasant K.Ravi also co-manages an investment group that focuses primarily on health, wellness, and social enterprises. Patel Niraj Bhatia Co-Executive Producers Kevin and Donna Gruneich Ryan Harrington Beth Janson Samata Narra Dr. Patel Kate Logan Whit Hansen Post Production Manager Kate Logan Additional Editors Doug Blush Jeff Cowan Jay Miracle Adam Miller Jessica Hernandez Consultants Joshua Greenbaum Jay Miracle Sean Welch Meredith Philpott Caitlin Robertson Story Consultant Mark Monroe Production Accountant Sonja Roth Project Manager Abby Ispahani Outreach Manager Daniel E.Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Sanjit Singh: author of Are You Indian? There is also the case where some Indian guys will date American women, or non-Indians, and over time they realize that they really do want to marry someone from their own background. _____ The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Sanjit Singh The entire interview transcript is at: Sanjit Singh Interview – Are You Indian?A Humorous Guide to Growing up Indian in America: That is a really good point with respect to the culture. Then they break up with them, date someone else and marry an Indian woman. Get to know what their expectations and values are. His mom might be putting a lot of pressure on him to marry an Indian girl and you’re non-Indian. Listen to the entire interview on: Intersections Match Talk Radio – Jasbina’s Lifestyle Show Listen to the entire interview on Blog Talk Radio: Conversation with Author, Sanjit Singh Listen to the entire interview on i Tunes _____ The uniqueness of Intersections Match comes from the life experiences of its Founder, Jasbina Ahluwalia.Two temporary exhibit galleries have special thematic shows that change two times a year.