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‘It’s in my blood’: Bollywood party showcases Indian music, dance on campus

Vibrant music and lighting met students who attended Bollywood Night at the Rhatigan Student Center Saturday evening. The Association of Hindu Students in America (AHINSA) hosted the dance event to feature Bollywood music and Indian culture. 

Tanveer Shahi, president of AHINSA, said that his team planned the night to highlight the best of Bollywood.

“Not only is there Bollywood music, but there’s music from all of the film industries that use Bollywood music for films, and there’s also many popular songs from all around India,” he said. 

The event was more than an opportunity for students to learn more about Bollywood culture. 

Freshman Vamsi Krishna said that it is important to have Indian representation on campus. 

“These past three or four years, you see students from all around India, mostly southern India,” Krishna said.“So with these kinds of events, if you aren’t interested in representing people like this, then no one is going to want to come.”

Many partygoers were familiar with the songs that were played. Krishna took the event as an opportunity to put his love for Indian dance on display.  

“Lucky for me, it’s in my blood,” Krishna said. “I grew up dancing and being on YouTube for dancing in India. Dancing is a wonderful way to clear the mind.” 

Those interested in more Indian cultural events can follow @wsuahinsa on Instagram.

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Mel Bright, Reporter
Mel Bright is a first-year reporter and photographer for The Sunflower. They are a freshman acting major with a concentration in film acting. When Bright is not in school, they loves to dance, act and they do photography on the side for fun. Bright uses they/them pronouns.
Monique Bever, Reporter
Monique Bever is a first-year reporter and photographer. She is a freshman majoring in philosophy. Monique has lived in Wichita for most of her life. She loves film, fashion, and her cat.

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