Join us at the Palace on March 18th!

BollyFit® Performance on “Indian Heritage Night”

Announcing the First Ever “Indian Heritage Night with the Detroit Pistons” on Friday, March 18 at the Palace of Auburn Hills!


It’s the perfect night to come out with friends and family in a kids friendly event where the energy and fun will be unstoppable. You won’t want to miss it!


The Pistons play the Sacramento Kings. The owner of the Kings is of Indian descent and a huge Bollywood fan. He has brought the magic of Bollywood themed nights to other NBA teams he owned on the west coast.


Let’s come out strong in Michigan with a huge showing for this game, have an awesome family friendly night out, and help tip a full court song and dance victory for our Pistons!


There are two ways you, your family and friends can be part of this epic and fun night:


1) Get your *discounted Indian Heritage Night including the basketball game at the Palace tickets while they last* only via this link


Please share the link and our flyer via your work, cultural organizations, friends, family, and social media. It will be a wonderful evening to bring together cultural organizations from work, as well as friends and groups who just love sports. Have your kids invite friends and their families from school, clubs, etc. and let them feel proud of to be part of this community night. They expect a packed night, so buy now, especially for the lower priced seats.


2) Dance with BollyFit®! (Dancing is not required to attend the game; however, it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for incredible fun!)

Sign up for at least one BollyFit® class, plus Choreation for the maximum dance opportunity and preparation. Choreation is now conveniently scheduled on Sundays at 10:15 at Metro Dance and Music in Plymouth.


We look forward to having a strong representation for Indian Heritage Night from across many organizations with your help. Plus, for everyone dancing, we can’t wait to bust it out with you on the floor of the…Palace!!!



Which of Dr. King’s gems will you choose to adorn your life with? You decide.

MLK Day offers a “day off” in many of our professional and educational schedules. What will we fill this time vacuum with? Running errands? It’s tempting. Watching Dr. King’s speeches? Hmmn. Easy to do do via youtube. Expanding beyond the comfort of our to-do lists and participating in an event? Feels good, but do we have the time?

Whatever content we fill our day with, let’s plan to include reflection and expansion. Reflection on the definite importance and continuing relevance of Dr. King’s teachings to each of our lives today, regardless of our skin tone and hair type. And expansion of our own lives by adorning the causes we make (through thoughts, words, actions) with the hue of least one gem from the tremendous treasure chest of Dr. King’s calls to action.


My husband, children and I recently watched Dr. King’s “What is Your Life’s Blueprint” speech, which he delivered to middle school students, together. Though Dr. King’s audience was African American children, his message, if applied by all of us, will definitely create a better world for everyone – from the now grown children to whom he preached, to our own children, to each of us.


Some highlights of his message were:

  • Have a deep belief in your own dignity, worth, sombodiness; don’t let anyone make you feel you are a nobody; feel you have count, worth, and your life has ultimate significance.
  • Have determination to achieve excellence in various fields of endeavor.
  • Set out to do a good job and do the job so well, that the living, dead or unborn couldn’t do it better.


Take your pick from these jewels to adorn your robe of life with. None of these resonate with you? How about Dr. King’s call for a commitment to the eternal principles of beauty, love, and justice? Not doing it for you? Keep seeking, youtubing, attending, until something resonates. Pick that gem, hold it close, and weave it into the fabric of your being in the coming year. Feel yourself sparkle with the hope of this tremendous mentor to us all.


Last year on MLK Day, my children participated in a MLK Day Symposium on the campus of the University of Michigan, after which my husband and I took them to watch the movie Selma in the theater. It was a PG-13 rated movie, and my then nine and eight year old boys were the only children present. This year, we are all joining a huge throng of Michiganders in a MLK Peace Walk in the Detroit area. These are all wonderful events that touch us deeply. However, too often, we seem to watch and gloss over Dr. King’s material from a distance, not realizing he is still speaking to each of us today, long after he is gone, inspiring and imploring us to imbue our own lives with the benefit of his sermons.


Which of Dr. King’s teachings will you choose to adorn the flow of your life with this year? I’d love to hear from you, and be inspired by you. Please share.



xoxo Anuja