Sunday nights are infamous for their lack of fun, so when something comes along to spice up that pre-Monday feeling, it’s twice as sweet, (and in this case savory as well). Last night the Indian Student Association hosted India Night, the 5th annual installment of the cultural spectacular that draws hundreds of guests. The really amazing thing is that a student club can put on an event of this magnitude. The first year they had about a hundred people attend, and this year it was around five hundred! So cool! The emcees are quite possibly the funniest part of show. They of course play off each other in an awkward, humorous way, but it’s mostly hilarious because they mimic dumb award show-esque banter. They were great performers! All that on top of the fact that the grammar and inflection is a little off makes for a really great show. The acts consisted of many different types of dancing, musical performances, a skit, a video detailing the wonders of India, and, although it seemed a strange choice, a flag dance to Josh Grobin’s “You Raise Me Up.” That man has the voice of an angel. At the end of the night, anyone wearing Indian clothes was invited onstage for a mini fashion show! So beautiful!
Then of course the food! I can’t remember precisely the names of the dishes, but there were many; the butter chicken was a huge hit. The best part of the meal was a sweet drink called mango lasi, which resembled a smoothie, but just so much better. As an MSU student it is really an honor and privilege to attend these awesome cultural events. I get the feeling that many people, including current MSU students, think of MSU as a place void of diversity. It is events like this that proves that notion that MSU is simply a racially white environment completely wrong. Take advantage of events like this! Usually they are very cheap or even free. Go Cats!
(My apologies for the lack of pictures, Jake has my camera)
BUT! Check out the video documentation here!