Those trying to study in Lerner last night didn’t have a chance, as the beats of DJ prophecy wafted up from a candlelit Roone Arledge, where over 400 sari-clad students celebrated Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights.

Diwali, a holiday celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, celebrates the victory of good over evil, which–along with samosas–is something that kids of all faiths can get behind.

After a hilarious skit, the party began with Raas stick-dancing and segued into the North Indian perennial favorite of Bhangra, with plenty of Jay-Z remixes thrown in. Dancing was absolutely out of control, there were plenty of Punjabi “brrraas!”, people getting hoisted up on shoulders, saris and sashes flying. All in all, a pretty kick-ass event, making attendees temporarily forget that they were spending a Saturday night in Lerner.

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