As winter comes to the coronaworld, I'm trying out different things to keep me busy. One of those things is a weekly post to share things I think are cool/important/fun/interesting, from books to shows to podcasts and other things in between. -M.R.

Facebook actually did something useful for once, but first...

About ten years ago, I went to a cultural performance/silent auction/fundraiser steak night (or something along those lines) and encountered something I'd never seen before. A group of awkward teenage boys got up on stage, were introduced as "Punjab dancers," and proceeded to bring down the house with their dance performance. I'd never seen such an energetic and happy performance by a group of teens.

After thinking about this for years, it eventually occurred to me to look up the style of dance, and as it happens, it's actually called Bhangra dancing. You can find videos of it on YouTube.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, when I went to search for something on the Facebook app and a video showed up below the search bar: a man wearing a turban, in a frozen mountain landscape, doing what I recognized instantly as Bhangra dancing.

The man is Gurdeep Pandher, who came from the Punjab region of India to live all across Canada and currently in Whitehorse, Yukon. I've only been following him for a short while, but I think he posts a video every single day, and they never fail to make me smile. I'm not a dance expert by any means, but of the kinds I've seen so far, I honestly don't think there are any more joyful than Bhangra dancing, and a little extra joy is very much needed right now. (Also as an aside I can't imagine the kind of shape a person would need to be in to do this. So much jumping!)


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