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Every week, SAPNA members across the globe, from North America to India to New Zealand, use the listserv to discuss research, post articles, comment on current events, recruit research subjects and match up students to mentors, says Puri, a psychologist and life coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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“They’re doing Kathak — it’s an Indian formal classical,” said Pooja Mathur, of Cupertino, whose 10-year-old daughter, Arshia, was performing. It’s different from other regions; there’s more footwork and they go in circles, round and round.I use play therapy & sandplay as appropriate for children and offer other age appropriate materials.I believe in a growth rather than a pathology oriented process, viewing problems-in-living as an opportunity to further self-development, growth, and awareness.""As a Jungian analyst I see children and adults for depth-oriented psychotherapy.For the past half-dozen years I’ve been fighting an easily-mapped battle about the shortage of eligible bachelors in New York City.Straight, single women claim there’s no men, I wave around some data saying otherwise, and then we all have a fun time figuring out where the guys are hiding. My refutation of every single New York woman’s experience was such a Thing that Except, of course, I was completely (kind of) wrong.A former practicing Attorney-turned-Entrepreneur, Ahluwalia also holds a graduate degree in Philosophy.

As a second-generation Indian-American, she understands the cultural challenges many Indian singles today are facing in navigating their own path to finding life partners.

SAPNA-which in Hindi means "dream"-hosts a listserv, sponsors a Web site and holds a banquet in conjunction with APA's Annual Convention.

Currently, the listserv-a discussion group conducted through e-mail-functions as the association's communication hub, says Inman, an assistant psychology professor at Lehigh University.

“We always add new things every year, so people have something to get excited about,” said event spokeswoman Ritu Maheshwari. This year we have a film festival.” That festival kicked off Friday in San Jose, and Maheshwari said it’s more of an international affair featuring independent movies from around the world.

She said the current festival’s attendance is a far cry from what they saw at it’s genesis, when about 5,000 people showed up.

Ahluwalia has a unique understanding of straddling both the Indian and American cultures and the challenges facing commitment-minded Indians who appreciate their ethnic heritage, and at the same time, have no interest in pursuing arranged marriages.