Blacksburg Ki Badmaashi (BKB) is an intercollegiate dance competition that focuses on three Indian dance categories: Bhangra, Fusion, and Raas. In April 2018, members of VT Bhangra, VT Junoon, and VT Dhamaal had a mutual desire to spread South Asian culture and their passion for dance while bringing together the three dance styles. The BKB Executive Board wants to foster a fun and friendly environment where teams can come showcase their hard work and love for dance, while providing an exciting competition. The competition is set to take place on February 23, 2019 in Burruss Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
~Be Part of the Trilogy~
UT Jazba, based at The University of Texas at Austin, was established in 2012 by Janvi Agarwal. Their unique style allows them to contribute amazing routines to the circuit and helps distinguish them from other UT teams.
Neerali Patel, a graduate of N.C. State, received a B.S. in Biology and is now at UNC Chapel Hill for her Masters in Public Health. She chose this career path because she believed that Public Health gave her the opportunity to engage in various aspects of the medical profession, without being “right or wrong,” and because everything is equally relevant to people’s everyday lives and the planet. This field’s purpose drives her to change the world. Currently, she is interning at Carolinas Healthcare System's headquarters in Charlotte, with the Innovation Engine which is basically a small team that does strategic internal consulting for system. Besides dancing, she loves to spend time with my family and friends, write, and read/watch Harry Potter.
Amita Batra, a student at UT Austin, is studying to become a mechanical engineer. She chose this major because she finds it interesting and allows her to continuously think outside of the box to solve problems. She also loves the fact that she is following in her father’s footsteps and can relate to his inspiring journey. This summer, she is currently interning for Chevron, in the downtown Houston office, and is working on a short film with her best friend. A few things to know about Amita is that she enjoys jamming out to music in her car, she sometimes pretends to be a superstar singer, and really likes cooking and plating dishes to look like pieces of art.