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Before there was Dogtown Ink there was Yahoo News Underground. At least where DI's Chief Instigator is concerned. Following are posts featuring Underground output...with a touch of contextual commentary.

Bollywood Berkeley

Bollywood Berkeley

Bollywood film dance troupe competitions are the bomb: What college kid doesn’t want to dress in outrageous costumes and undulate with enthusiastic members of the opposite sex? Arranged marriages can wait. Bring the bhangra!

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Smile Hard: How to win a Bollywood dance-off

Smile Hard: How to win a Bollywood dance-off

Participants in Bollywood film dance troupe competitions are nothing if not serious about winning… Didrik and I studied the oeuvre extensively and came up with this plan for world domination. Watch and learn.

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It’s a Bollywood World After All

It’s a Bollywood World After All

For Iram Parveen Bilal, a USC grad student and self-professed Bollywood nut, this was the last chance to join the school’s Anjaane Hindi film dance team before receiving her degree. The lone Islamic member of the team — she’s from Islamabad, Pakistan — Iram took full advantage…with a couple of costume alterations.

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Feeling the heat? Go Bollywood!

Feeling the heat? Go Bollywood!

Next time you find yourself with a gun to your head, a suggestion: Slap on an outrageous grin and bust your best moves through undulating bolts of colorful fabric and a phalanx of bhangra-ing backup dancers. If you know anything at all about Bollywood movies, you’ll know it works every time.

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