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IE India Club: Diwali/ Deepavali celebration at IE.

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Geographic

India is a spiritual country, festivals are at the heart of people’s lives in India. The numerous and varied festivals that are held throughout the year offer a unique way of seeing India and its culture at its best. One such amazing festival is Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers, and celebratory events across the world every autumn.

The festival is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains for a variety of reasons, although the main theme which runs throughout is the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. To celebrate, houses are decorated with candles and colorful lights and huge firework displays are held while families feast and share gifts.

With the support of IE Campus life, IE India Club had an opportunity to organize an event followed by a dinner for Diwali 2017. We shared Indian ghee (Clarified Butter) sweets contributed by an Indian restaurant Sagar and Desi gourmet at the main buildings of IE which are MM31 and MM31 bis. we enjoyed the celebration by sharing sweets, greetings and Rangoli (Rangoli is known art form, in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals). Many students participated in doing the Rangoli and decorating the stalls.

Later that night we all enjoyed a delicious Indian dinner at IBEX bar and Kitchen, tasting a variety of Indian traditional food and drinks. This year 2018, November 7th will be celebrated as Diwali. We hope to celebrate again here at IE with the support IE Campus Life better than ever before.


India: Political and Economic Outlook

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Geographic

On 5th April 2018, the IE India Club in association with IE International Relations had the honor to host Mr. Surjit Bhalla, Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of India at IE Business School. As a guest speaker, Mr. Bhalla introduced the various facts of the Indian economy and the economic system. He introduced the session by acknowledging the importance of the Spanish language in the financial world and in the world economy. Mr. Bhalla mentioned that the structural changes in India are so rapid that it was difficult to experience the same in any other economy other than India or China and highlighted the importance of Millennials in this change and their role as leaders and change recipients in the forefront in the era of structural changes.

He pointed an important note towards the Democracy. The fact that India being the largest democracy of the world is a boon, but it is also a bane in this time of changes and the bureaucracy hinders the speed which doesn’t happen in any other economy. This is what rises agony in millennials and Gen Y, but he reaffirms that Democracy is the element that differentiates the old conventional India to the new unconventional one. He also noted about the transition in the thought process of Indians about how it went from starting with logic and evidence-based economic journalism to a jaadu (magic) economics backed journalism where people are no more looking for evidence and are going beyond logic.

The conversation ended with Q&A by students who participated and asked questions about demonetization and its perceived benefits, unemployment in India and the social consequences followed as a result, education as a tool to raise social mobility in India, policies such as RTE, and “Make In India”.


Bollywood Night – Just Drink and Dance

Written on April 26, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic

india global village2 india global villageIndia Club hosted the Bollywood Night in January 2016 for the IE students to get a chance to shake on the beats of Bollywood music. The event was a hit with more than 300 students showing up at the party to enjoy the open bar and move their hips. The pre-party arrangements were pretty exciting as we offered the taste of Indian alcohol for the raffle winners which was based on random ticket purchasing activity. The interest level among party lovers raised with this activity and we were able to create a buzz for the event that led to an accelerated interest in attending the night.

The Bollywood Night was all set to surprise the attendees with Bollywood dances by India club members. We had organized a series of dance performances to entertain the crowd which turned out to be a hit. Those performances set the theme and everyone set out to dance all night without a pause.

We offered lip smacking snacks and drinks at open bar which set the night on fire with energy. People kept eating, drinking and dancing all night. No one wanted to leave even when the party was over. The event was a hit and all attendees sent us appreciations and showed interest for upcoming events to be organized by IE India Club.


GLOBAL VILLAGE – The Charm of India

Written on April 26, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic

The dawn of June 11, 2015 was different. There was a special feeling in the air; a feeling of diversity, excitement and energy. While all country clubs at IE started their day with the preparation to make an impactful presentation of their country’s culture and food, we as India Club coordinators were busy planning our presentations of dance performances, traditional dresses for all Indian attendees, local cuisine for all members of IE family and an experience of the Indian hospitality.

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We organized the Global Village 2015 representing India Club at IE University. The event saw us dancing on the beats of Bollywood music and mesmerizing the crowd, making them dance with us. The songs and the dance performances were highly appreciated by all attendees of the Global Village. It was not just few members of the club who performed, but the coordinators rolled up their sleeves and stepped on stage to show how we move with music. Following the dance, came the food. We had arranged for the super delicacies prepared by the best Indian caterer in town. The food kept bringing audiences back to our stall and taste all different varieties we had to offer. No wonder, we were at the verge of exhausting our excessive food supply hours before the event was scheduled to get over. 

We all from India Club were dressed in traditional Indian attire to give a glimpse of the Indian culture. The colorful combination of dresses and decors sparkled the Indian stall. We were able to present the true show of India along with all other country clubs making the Global Village a successful event of culture diversity and cross border unity.


IE India Bollywood Night

Written on June 5, 2015 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

india1aindia2aOn 29th May hosted by IE India Club Madrid Chapter, witnessed a complete package ranging from Bollywood performances prepared by IMBA students to lip smacking Indian snacks.  The nightlong party held at Larios Café, one of the coolest clubs in Madrid, with 3 hours open bar left every one thrilled, as it was one of its kinds hosted this year giving everyone a chance to learn and share some Bollywood moves. Although the planned performances, cocktail hours, Indian snacks etc went flawless but it was the number of IE students who came that made this night a huge success. A tradition that left everyone spellbound was the people dancing to the tunes of “Dhol”, a double-headed drum quite popular in Indian weddings. Dozens of rhythms played on the dhol gave everyone an Indian feel and the India Club left no stone unturned to ensure everyone enjoys a lot.

The team hopes that everyone who attended the event would have enjoyed it as much as the team did. For those of you who were unable to attend, we missed you and wish to see you in next party.

Report by Lakshay Suri,

Master in Management September’2014

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