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MV Indian American Student Association: Setting up Spotlite

MV Raas performing at last year's Spotlite. Photo by Abhilasha Goel

Neysa Singh, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

n Nov. 13, MV IASA hosted their first Spotlite interest meeting to inform members of how they can get involved in Spotlite, which is scheduled for April 10-11 of 2020. Spotlite is an annual showcase that highlights Indian culture through performances from many clubs and individual students, such as MV Andaaz, MV Bhan...

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

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

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 in several shows at various other schools both within and outside of FUHSD this year, Spotlite is co...

Finding his voice

Finding his voice

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

February 9, 2019

IASA officer and Indian classical singer explains how IASA and Spotlite have helped him connect with his culture

Indian-American Student Association (IASA) kicks off Spotlite

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

December 9, 2018

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) met during lunch for its fourth meeting of the year. The topic of the meeting centered around Spotlite, IASA’s annual cultural showcase. The show raises money for Ekal Vidyalaya, a charity that advocates for children’s education in r...

IASA’s plans for the year

IASA's plans for the year

Shuvi Jha

September 28, 2018

IASA, which stands for Indo-American Student Association, held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 20 in room E201. The room was abuzz with rounds of laughter, as students from different racial backgrounds played a friendly game of Bollywood Kahoot. Samosas were passed out at the end of the lunch per...

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Aanchal Garg

November 17, 2017

A lmost 50 people filed into math teacher Sushma Bana’s room during lunch, most arriving within minutes of the bell ringing. MVHS Indo-American Student Association (IASA) officers huddled at the front of the room, waiting to start their presentation. Their audience was a group of dancers, singers a...

How to prepare for the Spotlite on India 2016 auditions

How to prepare for the Spotlite on India 2016 auditions

Devika Watave

January 4, 2016

The Indo-American Student Association has begun planning for its biggest event of the year: Spotlite on India. This is MVHS’s Indian cultural show, which takes place in May and features acts such as dancing, singing and playing instruments. Auditions will be held in January for main acts and in February...

Indo-American Student Association changes its policies for Spotlite on India

Miloni Vora

December 16, 2015

Every year in May, IASA hosts Spotlite on India, a series of singing and dancing acts dedicated to showcasing Indian culture. This year, IASA has introduced new policies regarding the show. Co-presidents Niti Pawar and Janani Vijaykumar introduce their new policies and explain the reasoning behind th...

IASA plans for upcoming events

IASA plans for upcoming events

Devika Watave

September 24, 2015

The Indo-American Student Association club officers talk about what events to look forward to this school year Co-president senior Niti Pawar talks about a potentially new event this year: a “sweet 16” for IASA with music and dancing. Co-president senior Janani Vijaykumar describes new changes to IASA...

Desi pride

Desi pride

Karishma Mehrotra

May 24, 2010

https://elestoque.org/images/stories/topheadlines/spotlitetop.jpg Spotlite on India amazes the audience yet again Read More »...