News and Announcements

**HUM** Speaker Tomorrow!

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Tuesday, 8th May 2012 @ 12:16pm

Morning Members, we have managed to invite a highly interesting speaker for Aarti tomorrow, who will talk after the Bhajan session, around 7pm - so be prompt:

Understanding Hindu Ethics: "Where is your Sharia?"

Dr Nick Sutton
Director, Continuing Education Department, Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies.

One of the traditional functions of religion has been to
provide communities of believers with rules and
guidelines that dictate how they should live their daily
lives,  the most obvious examples being Islamic Sharia
and the Jewish Law. But what rules are Hindus obliged
to follow, and is there any source they can look to for
guidance on matters such diet, marriage, sexuality,
personal relations etc?  In this talk, Nick Sutton will
explore these questions and the different answers that might be considered.

We have previously had Dr Nick Sutton talk to some of our members and everyone has said he's an extremely interesting person and his talk was highly intriguing, so definitely try and make it tomorrow.

Also, after having counted revenue and calculated profit from yesterday, we can proudly say that we have raised a massive 1550 pounds, with around 1000 people who attended, for our two charities: The Smile Foundation & The Ashiana Charitable Trust!
This is a huge amount of money and great effort, so thank you to everyone who helped and came on Sunday.

Hope to see you tomorrow,
Humpyaaaar x

**HUM** Third Week!

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Monday, 7th May 2012 @ 11:03pm

Namastee Hum'mers,

Hope you guys have recovered from a cold, coloured but hopefully amazing Sunday afternoon! 

This term, lots of colleges have their Arts Week and so there will be quite a few Indian dance/music events happening at those so check this space for any updates on that!

Have a lovely weekend,
Hope to see you soon,
Humpyaaaaar x

**HUM** Events

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Friday, 4th May 2012 @ 12:58pm

I know this is my second e-mail of the week, so sorry to clog those inboxes!

This next week should be a relaxing and out-going week, before us oxfordians begin to cram through notes and study for exams. Obviously, as you've probably heard a million times, there is HOLI on Sunday and also, we've got two other events that you can attend and be a part of.

Hope to see you today at the Majlis social, or if not, definitely on Sunday for our biggest (attendance wise) event of the year! 
Humpyaar xx

**HUM** - T minus 7 Weeks

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Monday, 30th April 2012 @ 3:13pm

The sun has finally shone upon us and so I thought that was reason enough to send this weeks email. Hope everyone has settled back into their Oxford lives, and gearing up for a fantastic MayDay. The main event of this week is obviously Holi and I'm expecting to see all races, all ages (even finalists) and all of you at the Merton/Mansfield pitch this Sunday. 

Have a good week and pray that the sun keeps shining (especially on Sunday)!
Humpyaaar xx

**HUM** Welcome Back!

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Monday, 23rd April 2012 @ 2:09am

Gooooood Morning Hum'ers,

Welcome back to the bubble of Oxford for a very exciting and stressful bittersweet Trinity Term! For those of you that have been working night and day through the holidays, revising for finals or prelims, there will be loads of events this term to take a break, kick back and relax Hum style!

Watch this space for weekly updates on events and email me for any suggestions or queries!

Looking forward to seeing everyone @ Aarti this wednesday,
HumPyaaar xx


E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Thursday, 5th April 2012 @ 10:55am

The time has come to announce one of our biggest events of the year - HOLI!

Over 900 people attended last years celebration of the festival of colours, and we hope to make it even larger this year!

There will be a photography competition, as well as a committee trashing competition, so wear your whites and get down to the Merton-Mansfield ground on the Sunday, 6th of May from 2-4pm for a fun-filled, stress free afternoon! For more information please visit:

Please click attending on the event so we can estimate the number of people attending and arrange accordingly.

It is an event not to be missed and is sure to leave you with colourful and unforgettable memories so DONT MISS OUT!

Enjoy the vac, humpyaaaar xx

**HUM** Notices!

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Saturday, 17th March 2012 @ 2:16pm

I know I said I would leave you in peace for 6 weeks but it seems like there are things to get involved with even in the holidays, so if you're in Oxford or live closeby, these events may be of interest to you.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and all that home cooked desi food.

Humpyaaar xx

**HUM** Holidays

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Sunday, 11th March 2012 @ 10:19pm

Another 6 week break has arrived and I hope you all take good rest and recover for a very busy next term. 

HUM wishes you happy holidays and a very Happy HOLI (we will be celebrating next term - when it will hopefully be much warmer).

I'll miss the weekly emails (highlight of my week) and our community events,

See you in Trinity!
Humpyaaaar xx

**HUM** Last Weeek :(

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Tuesday, 6th March 2012 @ 6:24pm

Yet again, the term has just flown past, as we are already midway through 8th Week. It has been a successful term in terms of socials and events with a great people turnout (hope it continues in trinity). Since it is last week, and everyone is busy with work and whatnot, we haven't planned a social/event, however expect next term to be filled with them!

But, as usual, we will be having the aarti session tomorrow at 6:30 at the OCHS followed by Pizza Express :) Since it is our last session for another 6 weeks (sad times), I encourage everyone to leave aside any work and come join us. 

Also, this saturday, there's a show in Cambridge called Mastana (worse version of chutney and chips) and if anyone wants to go please let me know so we can go there as a group.

Have a goood last week!
Humpyaaar xx

**HUM** Goodness Gracious Me Marathon

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Friday, 2nd March 2012 @ 5:03pm

Afternooon HumChums,

We have a lovely treat for you this Saturday: our childhood favorite, accurate representation of our lives, programme - Goodness Gracious Me is going to be shown this Sunday. A comical and light hearted way to conclude this term, the marathon will begin at 7 pm @ St Johns in the Video Room. 

FB Link:

Hope you all can join us for this laughter-filled evening,

p.s: I expect all of you to have bought your chutney & chips tickets by now :)

Humpyaaar xx

**HUM** 7th Week Notices!

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Wednesday, 29th February 2012 @ 1:10am

With under two weeks of term time left, we'd hope for you to get involved in as much as possible. The international festival last week was a big hit with a good turnout and some amazing performances. 

This week is Chutney & Chips week so if you've not already, GET your tickets at and come along for the after party this Saturday at No.9.

Have a great week,
Humpyaaar xx

**HUM** Notices

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Thursday, 23rd February 2012 @ 3:17pm

Good afternoonn all, just three quick notices and of course Buy your CHUTNEY AND CHIPS tickets - Only one week left for the show!

Have a goood week,

**HUM** 6th Week Already!

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Tuesday, 21st February 2012 @ 12:38pm

Good morning Oxfordd! Hope everyone had a great night yesterday, Bhangra night was a huge success and you'll definitely be seeing more of them in the next term!

Only two more weeks remaining for another long break, so be active and attend all events, work and rest can wait for two more weeks. 

Humpyaar xx

**HUM** Mid-Week Notices

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Wednesday, 15th February 2012 @ 11:38am

Hello, sorry to clog up your inboxes again, however I have a few important notices.
Hope to see you at aarti and pizza express tonight,

Humpyaar xx

**HUM** 5th Week News

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Monday, 13th February 2012 @ 11:31pm

Hello humchums, we have a lot going on in the next few weeks to counteract the 5th Week Blues that is spreading accross Oxford. Hope to see you all at these events and have a good week!

Humpyaaaar x

**HUM** Continueed..

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Monday, 6th February 2012 @ 4:58pm

Sorry, I forgot to mention the following in the last email:

Free Short Film Showing at the Oxford Playhouse: The Road Home

Friday 10th February, 4.30pm, Oxford Playhouse Top Room

In anticipation of Mephisto, which opens at the Oxford Playhouse in 6th week, the Playhouse is hosting a free screening of Mephisto director Milja Fenger’s short film, The Road Home. The film has toured over fifty international film festivals, won numerous awards and is shortlisted for the Best Short Film Oscar™ 2012.

Sent against his will to boarding school in the Himalayas, Pico grapples with his identity as he runs away from school, searching for the road back home to England.

The film lasts twenty minutes and will be followed by a short Q & A with Milja, who wrote the screenplay.

Places are limited. Email to book a spot.

This film will definitely one not to miss and is all about India, so hope to get some HUMcrowd going!


**HUM** Week Four Notices

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Monday, 6th February 2012 @ 4:48pm

Good Afternoon HUMmers, its nearly halfway through Hilary and once again, we have many events planned for you to get involved with this week.

Hope to see you all this week,

HUMPyaarr xxx

**HUM** Film night

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Tuesday, 31st January 2012 @ 9:25am

I forgot to mention in my last email about a film night at St Anne's on Sunday @ 7 pm, the film will be Taare Zameen Par. There's going to be snacks and popcorn so everyone should go along and spend another Sunday evening with another Bollywood classic :)

Humpyaaar xx

**HUM** Weekly Notices!

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Monday, 30th January 2012 @ 6:13pm

Good evening fellow Humchums, hope everyone is well settled by now and taking advantage with everything oxford has to offer. Last week, we had two HUM events (excluding Aarti); the Bollywood Night and 6 a side football.
Both were a great success and a bunch of people showed up which is great, keep it up!

Hum Pyaaarrr xx

**HUM** Upcoming Non-HUM events

E-mail sent by Sagar Shah, Wednesday, 25th January 2012 @ 6:38pm

Sorry to clog up your mail lists once again, but i have a few recommendations for events coming up (non HUM related) that you guys may want to get involved with:

Firstly, Jsoc (Jewish Soc) have kindly invited everyone to two of their events:

One of these events is taking place during their multi-faith week so it would be great to get some HUM representatives along.

Also, our very own vice-president (Anirudh) is part of a play.
The link is:
and if anyone is interested in going, please contact him and he shall arrange tickets for you :)

If you can make it to these events, i very much recommend going and showing your HUM spirit!


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