Here's the 30 second scoop on everything you need to know:

Sushma, did you go to Pundit School? I thought you had a day job.

No, I didn't. But my family is from Eastern U.P. and pujas were our jam. I learned the basics from my grandparents and figured out how to customize a wedding when I got married myself. My Hindi is fluent but I won't claim to be as old school official as someone in a dhoti and my Sanskrit is cute, at best. Really, I just think it's a shame that there aren't more gay-friendly pundits out there so I'm hoping to fill the void.

And yes, I do have a day job. One that I love - I lead the food and beverage sector at Edelman New York. This is my passion project #sidehustle to do some good. The world needs more love!

Will you customize a ceremony with me?

Of course! My mantra is: your wedding, your call. I'm here to help you figure out what you want and how to make it all work with the cultural touches you'd like woven into the mix.

How can I get in touch?

Email me at and we can take it from there.