Indian Brides and Grooms on the Internet

Written by Roopa Nair

India is a diverse, multi-cultural country with people of various religions, communities and sects living together in harmony and peace. Each community has its own set of religious rituals, traditions and multitudes of customs inherited from ancestors. Arranged marriage is one such common custom handed down over generations. Arranged marriage has played an important role in Indian marriages. This concept is even today accepted by millions of Indians in India and abroad. Marriages, initiated by elders, were arranged withrepparttar help of an 'aunt' orrepparttar 122028 'priest'. Over a period of time this has slowly transitioned fromrepparttar 122029 marriage brokers torepparttar 122030 newspapers and now ontorepparttar 122031 Internet.

Internet has revolutionizedrepparttar 122032 way people communicate. Today, there are several matrimonial sites some aimed to a particular community/religion and some torepparttar 122033 general public. These sites literally makerepparttar 122034 world seem a smaller place. The concept of online matrimonial has become increasingly popular because it gives people up-front, atrepparttar 122035 click of a mouse, access to thousands of eligible singles, which neither newspapers nor marriage bureaus can ever offer. It has tremendously expandedrepparttar 122036 reach of every marriageable individual by exposing him/her torepparttar 122037 millions of eligible Indians who visit these sites. Increasingly, many individuals and families spend their valuable time online searching forrepparttar 122038 perfect partner for themselves or their loved ones. It is interesting to see that these sites are visited by conservative parents, relatives; who believe inrepparttar 122039 sanctity of arranged marriages and also by those for whom falling in love isrepparttar 122040 way to go.

The Guide to Changing Your Name after Marriage

Written by Rachel Greenberg

Whether or not to change your name after marriage is a personal decision that each person must make on his/her own. But once youíve decided to takerepparttar plunge, you need to be prepared forrepparttar 122027 administrative tasks that await you. Trying to get all of your IDs and accounts updated can be tedious, and even just knowing where to start is a major task itself. The following checklist should make this process much less worrisome, and hopefully hassle-free:

1. Certified copy of marriage license Before you begin, make sure you get 2 or 3 certified copies of your marriage license fromrepparttar 122028 office where you applied forrepparttar 122029 license. You will need to show this document several times as proof of your name change. You really only need one copy - since most places only need to seerepparttar 122030 copy, not keep it Ė but itís best to have a few extras on hand.

2. Driverís License The Department of Motor Vehicles is run differently in each state, but it is most likely that you will need to go in person torepparttar 122031 local office and show a certified copy of your marriage license. Some states will also have you update your name on your voter registration atrepparttar 122032 same time that you change your name on your license. If they do not, then make sure you contactrepparttar 122033 appropriate state office to get this done.

3. Social Security Card This will also require a visit in person, so locaterepparttar 122034 Social Security Office in your area. They will need to see a certified copy of your marriage license, as well as another ID with your new name. If you have already completed step #2, then you will haverepparttar 122035 necessary ID. The Social Security Administration will notifyrepparttar 122036 IRS andrepparttar 122037 Post Office of your name change, so you do not need to inform these organizations separately.

4. Bank Accounts & 401k Most banking institutions will need to see a copy ofrepparttar 122038 marriage license (just a regular copy, not a certified copy) along with a written letter stating that you wish to change your name on your accounts. You can either check your accounts online or call each place to see exactly what is needed. Once you have maderepparttar 122039 change, make sure to order checks withrepparttar 122040 new name.

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