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    Tran Le | Captain
       2019

    Just tell me that there's free food and dancing, and I'm there.

    Tasneem Islam | Captain
       MESc 2018

    "My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live." -Kanye

    Aditi "Deets" Ramachandran
       PhD CompSci 2018 | Former Captain

    I loveee bhangra, especially the way it combines energy and grace!

    Sonia "Sohniye" Taneja
       SOM 2019 | Former Captain

    I like to pinch people's cheeks, I have bhangra-ed at the Taj Mahal, and if I could only live on only one food, I would pick gol gappe or chocolate.

    Priyanka "Yanks" Krishnamurthi
       2018 | Webmaster, Former Captain

    Nothing makes me happy like dancing, Taco Bell, and code that compiles. And bhangra makes me the happiest!

    Philip "Philif" Abraham
       2018 | Former Captain

    I'm so chi you thought I was bashful. That's why I dance.

    Lakshmi "Shmi Shmi" Iyengar
       2018

    I love bhangra, bruahing, and holding Sreeja's small hands ♥

    Sreeja "Sreejamma" Kodali
       2018

    I laugh easily and everything makes me smile, especially Indian dance, soan papdi, and purple.

    Ariege Besson
       2018

    I love dance, high energy music and good company! (Bhangra=all three 😉)

    Harmanpreet Singh
       2019

    I am a New Yorker whose family comes from the land of the five rivers. I devote my free time to youth empowerment and exploring my culture through bhangra.

    Anson Wang
       2017

    I love to smile and laugh. Bhangra makes me smile and laugh. Life is so simple and wonderful sometimes.

    Richard Hwang
       2020

    I'm a jolly fellow. I enjoy food, fun, dance, sleep, and good company.

    Now introducing: the newbies!


    Krish Maypole
       2021

    I like jumping, bhangra and playing volleyball. I also like friends.

    Neha Verma
       2021

    I love math but I also dance so that makes me cool right

    Neehaar Gandhi
       2021

    Just a human. being. I enjoy sports and dancing.

    Ashna Gupta
       2020

    Food is life. Dance is love.

    Ruhi Manek
       2020

    Human Bean (ha ha). Sometimes you have to remind me we aren't in a Bollywood movie so that I don't break into a dance in the middle of the dining hall.

    Our fabulous alumni!


    Melia "Mels" Bernal
       2017 | Former Captain

    I didn't choose the Bhangra life. The Bhangra life chose me.

    Nishwant "Nishypoo" Swami
       2017 | Former Captain

    I could spend all day watching Parks and Rec. or playing my french horn. It has happened on more than one occasion.

    Shona "Shonstar" Hemmady
      2016 | Former Captain

    I adore hugs and nomming and people who like to be hugged :3 and I hecka love to dance.

    Dipon "Mickey Singh" Ghosh
      PhD in Physiology 2017

    Dipon is a former secret agent who gave up the spy life for his beloved YJB. He also never sent us his bio so we decided to make it up. Be sure to add him on Facebook!

    Zoey "Zoooooeeeey" Peterson
       2018

    My jugni chaal is #goals.

    Jerusalem "Juju" Hadush
       2017

    Joining YJB was my first exposure to Bhangra--LOVE the music, shoulder bounces, smilesss and YJB's insane nakhra!

    Akarsh "Ka$h" Sharma
       2017

    I get dough and ball hard. Oh and I love bhangra too. lol I'm lost

    Payal "P-money" Marathe
      2016

    I love to dance, eat, and people who will dance and eat with me.

    Yaa "Yeet" Ampofo
       2016

    There are few things that are as amazing as good (bhangra) music, white chocolate and sunshine!

    Edward "Stressball" Oo
       2015

    I ♥ stress

    Sabrina "Sabz" Rangi
       2015 | Former Captain

    I like to bruah out with YJB and occasionally whip out the Indian accent. I'm all about promoting Punjabi culture and love being one of the "PUNJABI GIRLS" on the team!

    Sagar "Sagz" Yadama
      2015 | Former Captain

    I like to dance Bhangra and hang out with Anurag ♥

    Nimisha "Nimz" Ganesh
       2015

    Feed me Chipotle and I'm a happy camper!

    Rafi "Raf" Khan
       2015

    Dude I really like dancing

    Anurag "Rage" Deeconda
       2014 | Former Captain

    Also known as DJ anuRage, he still makes our insanely amazing mixes!

    Hannah "Hannu" Mogul-Adlin
       2014

    I hate the patriarchy.

    Reuben "Reubs" Hendler
       2014

    I can't wait to progress from interpretive dance to some BRRUUUAH!!

    Natalia "Natty Ice" Khosla
       2014

    I've been dancing forever (now with YJB and YaleDancers, and before on Yale's Rhythmic Blue and Kalapriya Bharatanatyam Company) and love YJB's spicey nakhra and mastiyaan!

    Scott "Scottiye" Simpson
       2013 | Former Captain

    Even after 4 years dancing with YJB, he's still a Gora Wala.

    Nikhil Bumb
      School of Management 2014

    This may be my 3rd bhangra team, but Bollywood will always be my first love. And ice cream.

    Keerthi "Machete" Shetty
     Ph.D. Candidate in Immunobiology

    Keerthi is double jointed like whoa.

    Kathryn "K-what?" Wright
      School of Forestry

    After 3.5 years of bhangra, the only things Kathryn consistently loves more are manatees and her bicycle.

    David "D-Pain" Cruz
      2014

    I just have a lot of feelings about bhangra.