Bhavini Patel 

Brides are decorated in intricate patterns called "mehndi" the night before their wedding by the women in their family.


Japan's Consul General to Throw First Pitch at Braves Game April 25

by Phil Bolton | April 17, 2014 Japan’s consul general based in Atlanta, Kazuo Sunaga, is to throw the first pitch at the Braves versus Cincinnati Reds baseball game at Turner Field on Asian Heritage Night Friday, April 25. More

Atlanta Major League Soccer Franchise to Kick Off in 2017

by Trevor Williams | April 17, 2014 Ending years of speculation, Atlanta has been chosen as the home for the newest Major League Soccer franchise, with the yet-unnamed team to begin playing in 2017.  More

Brazil Blog IV: Atlanta's Portuguese Advantage

by Trevor Williams | April 13, 2014 Note: Editor Trevor Williams is accompanying Mayor Kasim Reed's trade mission to Brazil, blogging as he goes. More

Brazil Prepares for the World Cup Under Clouds of Social Ferment

by Phil Bolton | April 9, 2014 In 2010 Brazil experienced a 7.5 percent growth rate of its gross domestic product. Perhaps not quite as high as China’s that year, but nevertheless a very encouraging sign that the resource-rich nation of more than 198 million Brazilians would experience an economic upsurge for the benefit of all. More

Bahamas Consul Congratulates Mayor Kasim Reed on Engagement

by Trevor Williams | April 3, 2014 The Bahamas consul general in Atlanta is congratulating Mayor Kasim Reed on his recently announced engagement to Sarah-Elizabeth Langford, a developer and former Miss District of Columbia.   More