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   Date: 3/23/09 Bookmark and Share

Jhalak Gives a Glimpse of South Asia

Jhalak is a Hindu word meaning “glimpse.”

On Friday, March 27, the Smith community will have a chance to get a glimpse of South Asian culture during the annual Jhalak at Smith, a celebration featuring a show, dinner and after-party.

The event, which is coordinated by Ekta, the South Asian Students’ Association, will begin with a feast of south Asian dishes, at 5:30 p.m. in Scott Gym. Mutter paneer (peas and a special cheese), chicken karma and warm golab jamun (a sweet donut in syrup) will be on the menu. There will also be vegetarian and vegan options to accompany the ample helpings of rice and naan. The dinner costs $5.

Following the dinner, Ekta will present a variety show, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage, of traditional south Asian dance, Bollywood-style numbers, poetry readings, songs and drama. The show is free.

An after-party will follow the show in Scott Gym from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For more Jhalak information, contact Sriya Sharbojoya ’08,, or Shivani Khatau ’08,


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