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Bollywood Fiesta brings Latinx, Indian cultural fusion to campus

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Melding the flavors and rhythm of Latinx and Indian culture, Tulane GENTE and The Indian Association of Tulane came together in a collaboration event this Sunday.  The Bollywood Fiesta event brought in over 80 students for empanadas, samosas and dancing.  At the beginning of the night, members of GE...

Light up the night at IATU’s annual Diwali event

Photo Courtesy of IATU

Kila Moore, News Editor

November 14, 2018

If you are looking for a great time with great food, great performances and a lot of dancing, the India Association of Tulane University has got just the thing for you. On Saturday, Nov. 17, IATU will host its semi-annual event, Diwali, at the JW Marriott Hotel. Diwali, the festival of lights, is a holiday celebrated across India...

Dr. Vijayaraghavan, or Dr. V, discusses how she found her passion for science as a girl in India

Meenakshi Vijayaraghavan, also known as Dr. V, is a professor of practice in Tulane's Cell and Molecular Biology department.

Michael Chen, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018

Each month, the India Association of Tulane University hosts a Chai Talk with a speaker of South Asian descent. On Thursday, Meenakshi Vijayaraghavan gave a talk in Weatherhead Hall about her early life and how she found her passion for science. Vijayaraghavan, known across campus as Dr. V, is a se...

IATU lights up the night with a food-filled Diwali celebration


Lucy Rice, Contributing Reporter

November 16, 2017

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is India's hallmark holiday. It is a five-day-long affair, celebrated globally in countries such as Pakistan and Britain. Here in New Orleans, the Indian Association of Tulane invites Tulanians to break away from the traditional western holiday season by attending its...

Diwali lights up Saturday night

The India Association of Tulane University hosted a Diwali celebration Saturday night at Pontchartrain Landing.

Ishan Patel, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2015

The brightest week of the South Asian calendar has dawned on Tulane. With New Orleans as a backdrop, Tulane students added their own Green Wave style dazzle to throw one of the biggest bashes of the year.Diwali is a joyous five-day holiday celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains celebrating t...