16 May, 2012

Curry Night

NCV is home to residents from all over the world, including a good number from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. On Friday 11th May a group of residents, led by resident Ria Dev, hosted a Cultural Night showcasing various aspects of sub-continental culture. MC-ed by residents Vinam Jain and Vivien Lee, the evening started with a series of video presentations about each of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Resident Shaupnil Khan then sang two Bengali songs, accompanied by Shamila Vijayanmohar on piano and Pesila Ratnayake on guitar. Ria then performed some Hindi songs with Gagan Singh and Adheesh Ramani, again accompanied by Shamila and Pesila.

The formal part of the evening concluded with a fabulous set of dances by the NCV dance troupe of Ria, Geetha, Ashi, Zeynep, Vivien, Tamara, Sumi & Geetu.

To conclude the evening resident Geetu Vanjani taught the hundred or so residents in attendance a few simple dance steps. Afterward, residents moved out into the NCV Courtyard to enjoy some delicious Indian food prepared by resident Uma Chellapandi and her team. The evening was a great showcase of sub-continental culture. Being able to participate in events like Curry Night is a great benefit of living in a community like NCV.