Hosted by Sanskriti, the University’s South Asian society, Bindi promised a night of music, drinks and dancing, and it certainly did not disappoint. Starting as they meant to go on, guests flocked to the dance floor the moment the DJ began his set. The music was an eclectic mix of Bollywood and Bhangra, creating an upbeat and lively vibe that ensured it was the standout feature of the night. The committee had even sourced a dholi for the occasion, a traditional Punjabi drummer. This added another dimension to the music, and really brought the party to life. Trust me when I say it’s impossible not to dance along to the rhythm of a dhol.
Sitara* will always have a fond corner of my heart. In my first year it was one of my favourite events I had ever been to. It was inclusive, it was well-done, it was a drunken milieu of limbs all fighting to be closer to the catwalk and I loved every second. Last year it lost its way a little, but this year it seems to have attempted to fight back to its prowess of two years ago.
BINDI and Hot Dub, my two favourite nights, in the same week. It was a very good week. If you haven’t been, go to the next one, and if you did go, you know this already. The Sanskriti society know how to throw a good party, and they did not disappoint.
Having listened to my academic family rave about BINDI for months, my expectations were very high going in, and I must say, they were surpassed! With the ticket prices being a mere six for members and 8 for non-members, I did not expect the The Scores Hotel to be transformed all that much from the usual events it hosts. However, upon entering, the atmosphere was completely different. All the coloured lights and music completely transformed the vibe from traditional and formal to off-the-wall fun.
One of the best and most exciting features of St Andrews is its cultural diversity. Students come from across the globe to study here, bringing with them traditions and customs that allow us to experience the highlights of cultures other than our own. Bindi is the South Asian Society’s first large event and it is definitely one of the best for experiencing immersion into another culture’s celebrations.