CitySaheli was founded by girlfriends that have spent more than a decade living, breathing and experiencing all that New York City has to offer. We are professional South Asian American women who have seen a rapid growth of women like ourselves in New York City. We couldn’t find one website that catered to our demographic. And so began CitySaheli, an online community for the savvy South Asian woman.
We want to be the link for South Asian American women to see what’s out there in New York and beyond. Most importantly, we want to hear from you, our sahelis. We love feedback! So please send us article ideas, opinions, experiences and questions. Also posting in our forums will help build this community. The more you share, the better CitySaheli will be for you.
Welcome to CitySaheli!
P.S. We promise to give you our very honest opinions…nothing we write about or recommend is sponsored.
The CitySaheli Team
K. Bergström is a freelance journalist who has written for such Web sites as The F Word, Yahoo! Sports, and Courrier International. Prior to moving to the United States in 2008, she lived in London and Paris where she studied at the Sorbonne University.
J. Dev is a recent Columbia University graduate and even more recent Brooklynite. When not exploring the wealth her new borough has to offer, you can find her catching up on the latest Bollywood flicks and music. An avid dancer, fitness buff, and foodie, she spends as much time in the gym as in the kitchen, and looks forward to sharing her passions with CitySaheli readers.
S. Dewan is lawyer by day and journalist by night. She has been an active member of the New York City community for the past 11 years. Ms. Dewan provides an East meets West perspective to the site and spends much time researching and writing information for South Asian brides. Her interests include event planning, running and boating.
A. Jasraj is currently studying Film Production and Creative Writing at NYU. She loves Wong Kar Wai, photography, crossword puzzles, and collecting strange facts.
M. Malik is a Healthcare Project Manager living in New Jersey, but originally from the great state of Texas. She is happily married, loves exploring New York City, enjoys blogging, reading in her spare time, and is a Bollywood movie and music fanatic. Mrs. Malik also tries to stay involved in community service projects as much as possible, and is a member of Delta Kappa Delta South Asian Service Sorority’s Board of Advisors.
M. Sangani is in the retail industry and resident of New York City. She is an active member of the South Asian community and has participated in numerous cultural events in the tri-state area. Ms. Sangani has worked in various capacities at Fortune 500 companies such as Ernst & Young and Bear Stearns/JP Morgan and has also worked for some start-up companies. In her spare time she loves to cook, explore NYC and travel.
M. Soni is an early childhood/special education teacher, with a Masters from NYU Steinhardt, who resides in New York City. She has also worked for start-up companies and major corporations, such as Nickelodeon, where she has gained a well-rounded perspective on children’s interests as well as their overall development. Her interests include travel, cooking, and preparing to become a mommy soon.
V. Uttam is a public relations consultant and fashion stylist specializing in luxury goods and premium lifestyle products and services. He has worked with high profile companies including Louis Vuitton, Moet Hennessy, and Movado Group where he was instrumental in creating the right “buzz” during key product launches. In his spare time he enjoys practicing yoga, traveling and shopping for vintage finds.