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Good lord, it is a beautiful day! Spring in Philadelphia means festivals, baseball, water ice and a quick and terrifying change in temperature and humidity. Ahh, humidity. Smell it in the air.
Friday: It’s theFirst Friday of the month, meaning free art gallery openings all over town (with free wine.) Get thee to Old City!
Saturday:Le Viet, a South Philly pho joint, is turning 3 years old. This Saturday, for the low low price of $3.33, you can score a delicious steamy bowl of Pho to celebrate from 11 AM to 3 PM.
And if you’re suuuuper into South Asian celebrations after you’re done with Holi, head over to Drexel’s main auditorium, where the Raga Samay Festival will be putting on 24 hours of North Indian music.
How appropriate! Hi, peeps. How’ve ya been? We interrupt your busy, rowdy (Neflixy, gluttonous) winter break with glorious news. As they have in years past, Penn Masala is journeying to India for the first half of January for five-stop a cappella extravaganza! We’d expect nothing else of Penn’s beloved Masala, and we’re sure Obama is kvelling just as much.
New York Times blog The Choice, created to “demystify the process of applying to American colleges and universities,” will now also have some of its content featured on India Ink. And perhaps the only thing better than The Choice‘s South Asian expansion is the fact that Dean Furda, who you know from this, this and/or this, is part of the inaugural post.
Furda, along with regional director of Admissions, Patrick Bredehoft, chats in a mini Q & A intended to answer any inquiries that prospective Indian students will likely have about the admissions process. The run down: Penn is impressed by many Indian applicants and is down to continue increasing diversity. Also worth noting is the shout out to Penn Masala.
Dropping on the Forbes list of billionaires from #6 in 2007 to #36 in 2010 (oh, awkward…) is Penn’s very own Anil Ambani.
Ambani graduated from Wharton’s MBA program, inherited Papa’s multi-gajillion dollar company, and after a little spat with his brother, managed to make a name for himself as one of India’s most influential businessmen.
Also, in 2003, he won India’s MTV Youth Icon of the Year Award, so you know he’s legit.
Despite becoming the bigshot that he is today and marrying Bollywood hottie Tina Munim, Ambani likes to remind us at Penn that he’s still that same Anil that we once exchanged awkward nods with on Locust; he’s not only on the Board of Overseers at Wharton, but he’s also the guy who donated that ginormous auditorium on the ground level of Huntsman (and dedicated it to aforementioned Papa).