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India is famously known to be an amalgamation of several different traditions and customs. The most valuable and instructive materials in the history of mankind are said to be treasured up in India! The LSE SU India Society being one of the largest and most active cultural societies on campus, aims to provide you with a taste of the different flavours of this great country. The society has something for everyone, whether you’re an Indian who wants to find a home away from home, or you’re someone who wants to experience, understand and embrace a culture that you have no prior knowledge of.
In order to truly represent the vast culture and customs in India, we ensure that our members get to experience a multitude of events. From our famous Bollywood nights (Diwali Dhamaka and Bollywood Crush), to the much respected LSESU India Forum, a one-day conference where students get to interact with eminent personalities from different professions, for example Karan Johar, Sunil Gavaskar and Jyotiraditya Scindia, the society definitely has something that will grab your attention. It’s often said that the beauty of a culture can be seen through its festivals. India is known to be the land of a multitude of festivals and the LSE SU India Society ensures that students at LSE get to experience some of these wonderful and world-famous festivals, such as Diwali and Holi. We also believe that there is a lot to learn from others and in order to put this into practice we make sure that we have a number of collaborations with other societies to provide our members with new experiences and different perspectives on things. All in all, the society will provide you with an opportunity to meet a number of new people and help you form bonds that will last a lifetime. It’s going to be an extremely fun yet enriching experience to be a part of our family and we can assure you that you will enjoy every bit of it!!
We have an all access membership structure in LSESU India Society. Purchasing our membership will give you access to year long discounts to all our events. You will get the benefit of purchasing early bird tickets to our signature events – ‘Diwali Dhamaka’ and ‘Bollywood Crush’. We also host a range of free events, open to members only for networking and socialising. This year we have hosted dinner parties for members, which we will continue through the next year after allowing for safety measures. Being a member of our society will give you an opportunity to meet a number of amazing people from around the globe and will provide you with a family away from home.
Events and Activities
Over the course of the year, India society hosts a wide range of events. Although we do have many well-established events, we continue to listen to members to create exciting new events as well. Below are events hosted by LSE India Society last year:
- Diwali Dhamaka night – LSE’s biggest Bollywood night of Michaelmas Term and a great way to celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali!
- Bollywood Crush – Very popular Bollywood night organised by India society during the Lent Term
- Diwali Dinner – A celebration of the festival with members getting together and enjoying some delicious Indian food at the well-known Bollywood Stories restaurant
- Games night – Several popular games, such as Twister, Housie and others accompanied with iconic Indian street food and Chai
- Project Access India – Give back to the community through our partnership with Project Access India by mentoring underprivileged students who dream to go to well-known institutions such as LSE.
- Masti – A series of Bollywood nights we organise in partnership with Basement Bollywood UK and Indian Societies from other London universities.
- Movie night – Screening of a famous Bollywood movie, chosen by our members, with pizza, snacks, and drinks provided.
- Bollywood dance classes – Free to attend Bollywood classes led by experienced student choreographers
- Charity Week – Get involved with raising funds for The Chingari Rehabilitation Centre, an organisation we have supported for years helping victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
The committee is really excited to welcome new members and we've created a dedicated WhatsApp group for any questions you have.
You can also use the message option on our Facebook page.
We will also be hosting a Zoom call on Thursday 1st October where you'll also be able to come and ask question. The details for this will be published on the above Whatsapp group by the 29th of September.