Pao Bhangra XVII: The Bhangra Olympics, an exhibition event, was established in 2002 and represents the Bhangra circuit. The founding members wanted to create a fun and stress-free weekend that allowed teams to pursue what they love, while meeting new individuals and enjoying themselves. They are now celebrating their 17th year on March 24th, 2018 in New York. The event is located in Barton Hall at Cornell University and doors open at 6:00PM.
As a community, we strive to embrace all individuals of various ethnicities, genders, religions, and sexualities. We believe that everyone should be treated equally and with respect. This series of spotlights focuses on social justice pieces, so that everyone feels welcomed and supported.
Karisma, a charity showcase, was established a few years ago in 2011. The founding members, Meenakshi Krishna and Sonia Joshi, wanted to create a way to give back to the community, and to those less fortunate, by combining their talent and passion for their culture. They came up with the spectacular idea of Karisma and are now celebrating their 5th Annual Showcase, on October 8, 2016, in New York.
The best part about Desi Dance Network is that it has thousands of unique members that never stop doing what they are passionate about. They always push themselves to create new masterpieces--whether it is choreography or music. The Mix Ladder is a summer project that features some of the circuit’s most talented DJs. It gives them the creative freedom to make some of the best music our community has seen and allows everyone to see into their unique skill set.
Check out some of the most gifted DJs from Mixing Ladder- Season 2 below!
Saager Buch, a rising junior, is currently a student at Arizona State University. He is working towards a degree in Economics because he is interested in trade and how globalization affects national economies. After he graduates, he wishes to pursue a career in international economics.