Is that love in the air?

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The season of love. When chocolate companies make boatloads of cash and overpriced restaurants become overbooked. Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day. No, I am not “anti-Valentine.” I’m just realistic.

As many of you are probably aware, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means the couples will be incredibly more lovey-dovey. Men will feel the pressure to make it a great evening filled with flowers, chocolates, and over the top plans. Women will feel like they need to primp as if it’s their wedding day. And everyone who is single will either throw an “anti-Valentine” party or sulk with a carton of Ben & Jerry’s. And then there’s people like me who just think of it as an unfortunate Friday where there is no chocolate to be found, no matter how many drug stores you go to. Now, that is a depressing thought. Seriously, I need my chocolate and I need it now.

My (un)healthy addiction to chocolate aside, this day is also most importantly a day of love. It’s a day to show your loved ones you care by spending the time with them that you haven’t been able to lately because of your job, school, or whatever items keep piling on your to-do list. Trust me, I know what it feels like to have a to-do list that just doesn’t seem to end. I cross one thing off and five more get magically added on.

Aaaaand I went off on a tangent again. But why don’t we spend every day as if it were Valentine’s Day? Why doesn’t Cupid shoot us in the derriere on a daily basis to remind us to get our heads out of our a$#es and show the people around us that we care? It really doesn’t take much of an effort. A simple “thank you”, a long hug, asking how your day is going and sincerely listening. It’s honestly the little things that add up. These large declarations are great but oftentimes they are temporary. We make a grand gesture and then we go back to our lives as if nothing ever changed.

So where does that love go? Nowhere. 

Love is always in the air. It’s just our job as people who love to make sure everyone else can see it. So thank your parents for putting up with you all those years and remembering their love when you annoyed the ever loving s#*t out of them.  Spend some quality time with your significant other. Go out to lunch with your siblings and get caught up on how their lives are going. Give your best friend a call. Sometimes it only takes five minutes to make someone’s day. What’s five minutes compared to another person’s happiness? You’ll never know what you’ve been missing out on in their lives until you ask.

James Baldwin put it best when he said, “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

Love takes workNow are you willing to put that work in?

With Love,

Intandesh

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RANGEELI SHAAM!! TODAYY!

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I am officially hyperventilating.

And, RANGEELI SHAAM IS TODAY! Mayer Theatre! 7PM! Buy your tix @ Benson, or at the Box Office @ the regular price!

Then join us for Bronco Bhangra RIGHT after the show!

See you there!!

Hot ‘n Fresh!

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Ladies and Gents! Get ‘cho Samosa on!
Though we love and look forward to putting on the big events like our Culture Show and Holi, they can be high maintenance. That’s why our fundraisers are crucial – the more successful fundraisers we have, the more events we can put on. And viewers like you are crucial to a successful fundraiser!

So… please support the club by buying a Samosa! We’re sellin’ ’em at Benson, between 10:30 AM and 3 pm. We now accept flex!

Movie Night!

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On Friday February 19th members of Intandesh and friends took a trip to AMC Mercado to watch the hit Bollywood film, 3 Idiots. After arriving a few minutes late, as true Indians would, we took our seats. The movie was incredible, encompassing a moral lesson within a comedic setting, and certainly met our expectations. After the movie through a spontaneous measure a group of us went to eat dinner at Kabab & Curry. After a three-hour movie and eating food from Benson for weeks, the warm Indian cuisine was appreciated. The night was amazing, and if you missed out check out the Intandesh Facebook page for more fun events!

Natasha Patel ’13, Super-cool Member

Spicy Bhangra!!

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Intandesh and Mecha joined forces on Saturday night and rocked the bronco unlike any event this year so far! The night began slowly with people being taught how to salsa the Mecha way, but as time went by interest grew and the bronco started filling with eager students wanting to dance. Mecha set the scene for the Intandesh led bhangra lessons which turned out to be immense fun for all those who attempted to get the rhythm in their hips and legs. More students poured into the bronco following the completion of the Portland basketball game and courtesy of DJ Ramsey and DJ Frisk, Spicy Bronco Bhangra turned out to be a ‘rocking’ night!

If you missed out don’t worry just log on to the Intandesh and MCC websites for more stunning events which will come by soon!

Satej Desai ’13, Freshmen Rep ’09 – ’10

(Some pics at random – check out the Official Intandesh Facebook page for  more!)