Vidhu Gupta performs a classical
Moving the decorated sticks with the music of the last dance are Devanshi Patel, Kalpana
Bhakta, Abeezar Tyebji, Sandhya Sanghani, Paresh Parikh and Shetal Patel. ISA Photo.
Dressed in a formal sari, President Tina
Patel gives a speech to thank all who made
the show a success. Photo by Himesh Patel.
Basant Bahar, the annual spring show
presented by the India Student's Association, shot off to a colorful start
Saturday night, March 18, displaying the theme "Rango Ka
Mela" (A Festival of Colors) in the
The masters of ceremony,
Paulomi Patel, Sunil Thakkar
and Abeezer Tyebji, brought to
life an audience of about 1,000
people; entertaining them with
jokes and comedy skits. "The
emcee's were entertaining and
relaxing; the show flowed very
smoothly," Hemant Patel said.
The three-hour, all-student
show began at 7:30 and consisted of various filmy dances and
singing, a modern India fashion
show, and even a raffle of three
saris. The throwing of colored
powder accompanied the final
dance fitting the theme.
"Being a participant not only allows you
to make new friends, but gives you an
In the latest fashions in salwar
Jasani models to
overall feeling of accomplishment and
pride in the Indian culture," I.S.A. Treasurer Divyesh Das said.
Tanweer Mian, said Basant
Bahar was special to him because he chose the songs he
wanted to entertain with, leaving
creativity in his hands. "I choose
to sing the most recent and popular filmy songs because it attracts all ages of the audience,"
The President of I.S.A., Tina
Patel, said much time — three
months — and effort had been
put into organizing the show and
she's just glad everyone enjoyed
it. "Many students and parents
have sacrificed many hours of
their time and I know the show's
success is very special to them,"
The show concluded with India's national anthem, sung by
students and audience alike. ► Kalpana
docs an energetic
dance to "Ek Do
Teen". Photo by
cotton Gujarat! outfits, eight girls perform a folk dance
with small copper
matla's. Photo by
Patel and Sunil
Thakkar draw three
winning numbers to
raffle the sari's
modeled by Neha
Photo by Himesh
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In the finals moments of the show, the guys
form a human pyramid amidst a cloud of
colored powder. ISA Photo.
Saju Pappan, choreographer Ami Shah,
Divyesh Das, Tina Patel, Sunil Yadav, and
Devanshi Patel twist with the dandhia's in
the last item. ISA Photo.
To the rhythm of "Axel-F," Tina Patel and
Sheji Philips model cotton-with-mirrors
and silk salwar kameez designs. ISA Pho
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