Hindu Soc’s Roshni exceeded expectations
What a night
It was clear from the outset the event was going to be much classier than your average night out, as Hindu Soc marked the 10th anniversary of their flagship event Roshni.
The evening started with a prayer (aarti) and an explanation of the significance of aarti to Hinduism. The night then progressed with a variety of performances, ranging from smouldering Bollywood dance numbers to enchanting classical singing.
As it was the 10th anniversary, the society pulled out all the stops and secured local circus company Rogue Play as their main act. From trapeze stunts to fire breathing, it was definitely a spectacle.
There was even a caricature artist and a raffle, with the grand prize of a trip to Paris. After the show was over, the dance floor opened and the night ended on a high with all the guests busting the moves.
All in all, the Hindu Society – particularly events co-ordinators Chhaya Mahajan, Sri-Vani Raja and Kavina Nagji – did an excellent job in proving you can actually have a good night out without consuming copious amounts of Jagerbombs or Roosters. Yes, really.
If you want to experience dancing in a saree, I’d definitely recommend Roshni 2016. Oh, and the food’s good too.
Photography courtesy of Bee Sounds and Janki Valambhia.