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Passage to India

India Club celebrates the culture of South Asia

When it was organized 32 years ago, the BU India Club (BUIC) hoped to bring together people of South Asian descent from around the Boston area to meet and network. Today, BUIC is the largest cultural group on campus, with more than 250 active members and over 1,000 alumni.

The club hosts meetings, community service events, dinners, basketball tournaments, and festivals. But its flagship events are the cultural shows members stage each fall and spring. This year’s fall festival, Rangeela, drew a crowd of several hundred. The event showcased Indian dance teams performing classical Indian dance, as well as other styles, such as garba raas, bhangra, and hip-hop fusion. The Hindi-fusion a cappella group Suno also performed.

While the club promotes South Asian music, dance, and fashion, it’s open to students of any denomination or ethnicity. Interested in joining BUIC? Email BUIndiaClub@gmail.com. You can also join the India Club’s Facebook group.

Taylor Toole, Video Producer, Multimedia Producer, BU Today, BU Productions, Bostonia, Boston University, BU
Taylor Toole

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4 Comments on Passage to India

  • charlette on 12.03.2013 at 10:31 am

    BUIC open to all

  • Anonymous on 01.07.2014 at 5:38 am

    BUIC does not portray what India is all about. BUIC has adopted a party culture and provides a much SKEWED perception of India. BUIC is more about the American born/raised Indian culture which is nothing like the true Indian culture. I think the Hindu Student Council gives a much better cultural/spiritual tour of India but BUIC does not do justice to India at all. I am pretty sure more than half of the club doesn’t even know what Republic Day is or what Baisakhi is or what Pongal is.

    Please guys don’t get the wrong impression of India from BUIC…India is much better and much more culturally rich beyond that. BUIC is more a fraternity for Indian people on campus….

    • Sandepantz on 05.11.2014 at 11:54 am

      ^^ THIS.

    • BUGrad on 08.19.2014 at 5:39 pm

      THANK YOU.

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