• Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    QC Fanaa: Destroying the dancefloor

    One day, during the Fall 2014 semester, Zubaida Khan, a graduate student in the mental health counseling program, teamed up with a friend to create a dance team on the Queens College campus to reflect their passion for Bollywood culture. Prior to the team’s creation, Khan and her friend were members of a Bhangra dance team, and out of pure obsession with Bollywood music and dance, decided to start a Bollywood fusion dance team. Khan explains they named the team “fanaa” after a shared passion for the craft of dance. “Fanaa is an Urdu word, which means to be consumed in love with something so much that it destroys you.”…

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    Diwali: Illuminating the mind, body, and soul

    TKN would like apologize for the publication error. Laveena Singh is the vice-president of the Hindu Student Association.  Amongst the many festivals celebrated by Hindus, one of the most anticipated is Diwali. Diwali or Deepavali, which runs from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21, is known across the world as the festival of lights. Deepavali, a Sanskrit word, translates to a “series or row of lights.” It is five-day celebration, where the main festival night is celebrated on the night of the new moon, in the Hindu month of Kartik. According to Hindu scriptures, Diwali celebrates the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita Mata, his brother Lakshmana Ji and Lord Hanuman, to the city of Ayodhya, an…