The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Senior Rudra Phalnikar poses at the end of the routine during MV Dance Teams December to Remember showcase.

MV Andaaz members unpack the past year

Gauri Manoj March 9, 2022
Captains and members share their memories and hardships
Illustration of a woman wearing a saree, a traditional Indian outfit

Beginning with Bollywood

Kripa Mayureshwar September 25, 2021
Reconnecting with my culture through Bollywood music
A scene from Aligarh (2015)

Queer Characters are Absent in Bollywood Films

Anika Sharma January 23, 2021
Examining the lack of queer representation in Bollywood
Math and physics teacher Sushma Bana believes the Bollywood industry and its films accentuate the prevalent misogyny in India

Breaking down Bollywood

Gauri Manoj November 7, 2020
How the Bollywood industry impacts Indian Americans
Andaaz captains Vega Jethani, Akshat Rohatgi, Sachi Roy, and Surya Ramesh for the 2019-20 school year. Photo by Shreshta Ranganathan

The audition process behind Andaaz

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

oing into the 2019 Andaaz auditions, senior captains Vega Jethani and Surya Ramesh and junior captains Akshat Rohatgi and Sachi Roy asked every student auditioning the same question: “What is the most...

MV Andaaz poses at the end of their routine at LHS SIlsilay 2019. Photo used with permission.

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Ishani Singh April 12, 2019

As the school year winds down, the MV Andaaz team is preparing for its first and last home show of the year, Spotlite on India, hosted by Indian-American Student Association (IASA). Despite taking part...

Freshman Bollywood dance

Freshman Bollywood dance

Hannah Lee January 30, 2018

reshman Purva Gangur lined up in the gym with her friends, feeling excited to start learning Bollywood as part of the freshman P.E. dance unit. There was an apprehensive buzz of chatter among the students...

One of the 17 students, aged 5 to 8 years old, laughs with her mother as they talk to junior Anu Varshneya. Varshneya eaches Bollywood dance in a small dance studio on De Anza Boulevard. Photo by Karishma Mehrotra.

Long time dancer explores teaching

Karishma Mehrotra February 8, 2012

“All right let’s try it one last time. I’m not gonna help you. You guys are doing great, but I still need to see more smiles, all right?” A few kids move their attention back to the mirror the...

Turn on your subtitles

Turn on your subtitles

Karishma Mehrotra December 22, 2009's new release would make Hollywood bow down  Each year, 800 films come out of the Hindi film industry. More than half are...

Load More Stories