Serene Singh, CU Boulder’s first woman Rhodes Scholar, showed up ready to dance.
It was late January and there’d been snow on the ground for days. She and CU photographer Glenn Asakawa went up to a Flatirons-facing building terrace.
She brought some of her best bhangra dancing duds. He brought some of his best cameras.
Serene, captain of the Colorado Bhangra Team, posed and danced as Glenn sought to capture a moment of pure bhangra, which in Hindi means “intoxicated by joy.”
They’d been at it for more than an hour.
“We were about to call it a day when she asked if I could get a photo of her jumping,” Glenn said.
She leapt. He clicked.
They walked away with 500 images. And that’s how we got our cover photo — the final shot of the day.
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