News and Announcements

**HUM** the first meet and greet of 2010!!!

E-mail sent by Seema Kavi, Saturday, 23rd January 2010 @ 1:54pm

Dear Humlings,

Don't miss out on Humsoc's first meet and greet of 2010!!.

With traditional indian snacks, drinks and a chance to meet your new HUM committee, there's no excuse not to come.

Non-members who wish to join are more than welcome and will be given membership forms at the venue to fill in.

Details-
Venue: Oscar Wilde Room, Magdalen College
Date: Tuesday 26th January
Time: 630 - 830 pm

See you there!

your HUM committee x

**HUM** - get your first week hindu freak on tonight

E-mail sent by Seema Kavi, Wednesday, 20th January 2010 @ 4:35pm

Dear fellow Hindu peeps,

Don't forget there is Aarti tonight at the OCHS on Magdalen Street, a few doors down from the little Sainsbury's at 6.30pm.

See you there!
 

**HUM** - Last call for Lost Property Items!

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Friday, 4th December 2009 @ 3:15pm

Hello everyone,

Please could you send me an email detailing any items you may have lost at the Ball? This is your last chance to do so!Send an email to sohini.dhutia@pmb.ox.ac.uk. If the items are not reclaimed they will be donated to charity.

Best wishes,
your HUM Committee!

**HUM** - 'Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.'

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Wednesday, 2nd December 2009 @ 1:30pm

*FINAL AARTI+DISCUSSION SPECIAL TONIGHT*

Ladies and Gents,

Yes, that's right, HUMSoc 2009 is coming to an end. We're sad, too.

But before we hand over to our new Committee for 2010, we would like to invite you to our *FINAL* event of the term and the year: none other than *Aarti and Discussion*. The topic for discussion tonight is 'Criticisms of Hinduism' so it should be interesting and controversial. Aarti tonight promises to be BIG. Come down and make it EVEN BIGGER. There will be *MITTHAI* as usual as well as Rubicon, soft drinks, and snacks.

So, 18:30 (try to get there on time!) at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies on Magdalen St. (between Sainsbury's and Po Na Na).

From, very nearly for the last time,
Your HUM Committee. x

**HUM** - HUM Soc/Sikh Soc Film Night TONIGHT

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Tuesday, 1st December 2009 @ 10:59am

Hello Humlings,


It's already 8th Week and we know you've all had a hectic time this term (especially all you freshers!) so we're teaming up wit SikhSoc to bring you an evening of relaxation, filmi fun and good food!

We're going to be turning Oriel's Harris Lecture Theatre into a Bollywood cinema for the night! Come along at 7.15pm.

We'll be deciding what film to watch when you all arrive, but the 3 current favourites are...

1) RAB NE BANADI JODI
2) JAB WE MET
3) KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM

If you fancy any other movie then let us know and we'll try and arrange it, but it will be upto the audience vote on Tuesday.

We're also going to make the Seminar Room into a chillout zone for those of you who aren't big fans of Bollywood, so that you can relax and catch up everyone over a nice slice of pizza or a samosa or two. We're hoping to fill that room with a few games, etc as well, so feel free to bring mini air-hockey tables/board games etc for your entertainment..

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


**HUM** - HUM Committee Applications Deadline TONIGHT

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Saturday, 28th November 2009 @ 5:29pm

WANT TO BE ON THE NEW HUM COMMITTEE? WANT TO ORGANISE THE NEXT DIWALI BALL?
 

HUM is having its traditional committee handover at the beginning of next term and you have the opportunity to get involved and build on the success that the society has had since it was founded. As a member of the HUM committee, you will have the opportunity to organise, promote, and participate in exciting social, cultural and religious events, including the highly popular annual Diwali Ball.

We will be changing all positions, and all we ask from you is enthusiasm and commitment. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including freshers, as no experience is necessary!

If you are interested please email Chandni Shah or Sameer Ganatra (chandni.shah@hertford.ox.ac.uk / sameer.ganatra@magd.ox.ac.uk) outlining the following:
1) Which role(s) you are interested in
2) A little about yourself and any ideas and skills that you would bring to HUM

The following positions will be available:

President/Co-Presidents
Vice President (Religious Affairs)
Vice President (Events)
Treasurer
Secretary
Events Coordinators
Sponsorship Coordinators
IT & Publicity Officer

Please see the attached file for outlines of all the above positions and structure of the committee.

Remember: no experience is necessary so there is no reason not to apply!

The deadline for applications is 28th November (Saturday of 7th week) and we will be holding interviews for applicants in 8th week.

If you have any further questions or would like to find out more about a position, please contact chandni.shah@hertford.ox.ac.uk or sameer.ganatra@magd.ox.ac.uk.

**HUM** - Aarti Tonight and other reminders

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Wednesday, 25th November 2009 @ 2:07pm

Dear all,

Don't forget there is Aarti tonight at the OCHS on Magdalen Street, right next to Ponana, at 6.30pm. The discussion topic is interfaith relationships.

See you there!
 

**HUM** - HUM Committee applications NOW OPEN

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Sunday, 22nd November 2009 @ 11:09pm

WANT TO BE ON THE NEW HUM COMMITTEE? WANT TO ORGANISE THE NEXT DIWALI BALL?

HUM is having its traditional committee handover at the beginning of next term and you have the opportunity to get involved and build on the success that the society has had since it was founded. As a member of the HUM committee, you will have the opportunity to organise, promote, and participate in exciting social, cultural and religious events, including the highly popular annual Diwali Ball.

We will be changing all positions, and all we ask from you is enthusiasm and commitment. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including freshers, as no experience is necessary!

If you are interested please email Chandni Shah or Sameer Ganatra (chandni.shah@hertford.ox.ac.uk / sameer.ganatra@magd.ox.ac.uk) outlining the following:
1) Which role(s) you are interested in
2) A little about yourself and any ideas and skills that you would bring to HUM

The following positions will be available:

President/Co-Presidents
Vice President (Religious Affairs)
Vice President (Events)
Treasurer
Secretary
Events Coordinators
Sponsorship Coordinators
IT & Publicity Officer

Please see the attached file for outlines of all the above positions and structure of the committee.

Remember: no experience is necessary so there is no reason not to apply!

The deadline for applications is 28th November (Saturday of 7th week) and we will be holding interviews for applicants in 8th week.

If you have any further questions or would like to find out more about a position, please contact chandni.shah@hertford.ox.ac.uk or sameer.ganatra@magd.ox.ac.uk.

**HUM** - Carrom Competition Reminder

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Saturday, 21st November 2009 @ 12:08pm

The Quarrell Room, Exeter College.
2-6pm TODAY.

Turn Hursh's world upside down.

Refreshments and banter.

Members: *FREE!*
Non-members: £1

Come down even/especially if you don't know how to play. We'll train you up.

We're just raring to go,
Your HUM Committee

**HUM** - Change of Venue

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Friday, 20th November 2009 @ 11:44am

Dear all,
 

The venue of the carrom competition has been changed to the Quarrell Room, Exeter College

Date: Saturday of 6th Week (21/11)
Time: 14:00-18:00
Venue: The Quarrell Room, Exeter College

Ladies and Gents,

Last year at the inaugural HUMSoc Annual Carrom Competition, we sought to find the Oxford Carrom DON.

HUMSoc Treasurer HURSH 'I don't need to aim' MEHTA powerfully stepped up to the mark and DOMINATED (though SAMEER 'I can't win, I'm Co-President' GANATRA, HUMSoc Co-Pres and esteemed runner-up, was admittedly 'going easy on him').

This year we throw open the competition once again, our boards fresh, dust-free, and 'zingy'. Come down and take on HURSH and prove yourself to be Oxford Carrom DON (MT09). There will be a PRIZE.

Alternatively, come for the REFRESHMENTS and BANTER. *BEGINNERS ARE VERY WELCOME.* We'll train you up.

Members: *FREE*
Non-members: £1

We can't wait.
 

**HUM** - Oxford Brookes Fusion TONIGHT

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Wednesday, 18th November 2009 @ 6:01pm

Sorry, forgot to mention that there is Fusion Event going on tonight at the Oxford Brookes Student Union! Please check the Facebook event for more details and hopefully see you there!


http://www.facebook.com/search/?init=srp&sfxp=&q=fusion&o=4&dt=2&c1=#/event.php?eid=162610159193&index=1

**HUM** - Week 6 Updates

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Wednesday, 18th November 2009 @ 5:25pm

Dear all,

There is Aarti tonight as usual! Come to the OCHS at 6.30pm, just next to Ponana on Magdalen Street.

Best wishes,
HUM Soc Committee

**HUM** - Lost Items

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Sunday, 15th November 2009 @ 11:43pm

Hello all,

We hope you had a fantastic time at the Diwali Ball! We certainly did! Unfortunately some people have had some of their things mistakenly taken from the cloakroom. If you have something that's not yours please could you get in touch with us at ouhs@herald.ox.ac.uk ASAP. Among the items taken include a size 10 Topshop coat: dark grey/black with buttons down the front and 4 buttons on either side. The owner is quite concerned about getting it back so please get in touch if you have taken it by accident.

Wishing you all a wonderful 6th week,
your HUM Committee

**HUM** - IMPORTANT DIWALI BALL INFORMATION

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Thursday, 12th November 2009 @ 11:58pm

Dear all Diwali Ball 2009 attendees,

We hope you're looking forward to this Saturday as much as we are! There are a few reminders we would like mention to you:

Please bring some form of ID with you e.g Bod cards

Be sure to check your pidgeon holes for your tickets if you have not already received them. If you have not received them by Friday afternoon, please contact Sameer Ganatra on 07846559153

If you are not affliated to a college or not a member of Oxford University then your tickets will be ready for collection at the door. Please arrive early if this is the case (between 6-6.15pm for diners and between 8.30-8.45pm for non-dining)

Saturday night is forecast to be a rainy so you might want to bring an umbrella (the event is indoors, it is just a warning!)


We have negotiated a deal with Royal Cars for taxi services from anywhere in central Oxford to Kassam Stadium. Call them on 01865 777 333. A car for 4 people is £10 one way; a minibus fitting 5-8 people is £15 one way.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME as the drinks reception will start promptly at 6pm and the starters will be served soon after. For the non-diners, Navin Kundra will begin performing at 8.45pm so arrive on time so as not to miss this!

Finally, the dress code is strictly Traditional Indian/Black Tie.

We cannot wait to celebrate Diwali with you!

See you soon!
your HUM committee

**HUM** - ***DIWALI BALL SOLD OUT***

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Wednesday, 11th November 2009 @ 10:08am

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are pleased to announce that we have completely sold out! Please do not pidge any more cheques to us! This year the ball promises to be much more than it ever was before, and the we on the HUM Committee are fully committed to delvering what will be an amazing night for all of you!

See you on Saturday,

your HUM Soc Committee

**HUM** - ***DIWALI BALL TICKETS ALMOST SOLD OUT***

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Sunday, 8th November 2009 @ 9:53pm

Hello everyone,

There are a very limited number of tickets (dining and non-dining) left, so get buying! We are also pleased to inform you that the Diwali Ball 2009 will now finish at 2am - that's a WHOLE EXTRA HOUR of Diwali Ball fun!

A quick reminder: if you have bought a ticket by pidging a cheque to Hursh Mehta and you have not received a confirmation email regarding this then please get in touch with hursh.mehta@new.ox.ac.uk or sohini.dhutia@pmb.ox.ac.uk to make sure we have received your cheque! This is only for those who have pidged us the payments!

Hope to see you all at the Diwali Ball,
your HUM committee

Did You Know...

Posted by Sohini Dhutia, Sunday, 8th November 2009 @ 9:50pm

  • ...that this year's Diwali Ball is going to be the best ever? Secure your ticket ASAP if you have not already done so!
    A few of the highlights include:
    RAGHAV CONFIRMED AS HEADLINE ACT
    BALL END TIME EXTENDED TO 2AM
    THREE COURSE INDIAN BANQUET
    CHAAT, MITTHAI and PAAN HUTS
    LASSIS
    CHOCOLATE FOUNTAINS
    NAVIN KUNDRA’s melodious singing
    Performances from talented BOLLYWOOD, BHANGRA and FUSION dancers
    TONY PATTI will be your DJ for the night, playing the biggest and latest tunes from R&B, BOLLYWOOD and BHANGRA
    LIVE COMEDY of SHAZIA MIRZA 
    MAGICIAN
    MASSEURS
    HENNA ARTISTS
    PALMISTS
    SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY

    Hopefully see you all there!

     

**HUM** - EXTRA 50 dining tickets released get yours now!

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Friday, 6th November 2009 @ 1:55pm

Dear Members,

Since it was announced that *RAGHAV* is headlining at the Diwali Ball 2009
and more recently that the *BALL WILL NOW RUN ON UNTIL 2AM* - never achieved
at any previous Oxford HUM Diwali Ball - tickets have been selling faster
than ever. Yesterday evening, DINING TICKETS SOLD OUT.

However, due to unprecedented demand, the Diwali Ball 2009 Committee has
managed to negotiate with the Kassam Stadium and the caterers to raise the
dining capacity for the Ball by another *50 TICKETS ONLY*. Tickets bought
henceforth will be counted in strict order of receipt.

If you are intending on coming to the Ball, you are strongly advised to buy
your dining tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment. To facilitate this, there
will be an *EXTRA SPOT SALE* tomorrow (Saturday 7 November) at the Starbucks
on Cornmarket Street between the hours of 2pm and 6pm. Alternatively please
physically place your cheque in Hursh Mehta's pidge at New College or buy
online at www.oxfordhum.co.uk

See you in just over a week...
Your HUM Committee.

**HUM** - FINAL SPOT SALE TO BUY DINING TICKETS - TODAY!

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Thursday, 5th November 2009 @ 9:11am

Hi everyone,

We now only have around 50 dining tickets left! Get yours NOW to avoid disappointment! We are also pleased to inform you that the Diwali Ball 2009 will now finish at 2am - that's a WHOLE EXTRA HOUR of Diwali Ball fun!

There will be a FINAL spot sale TODAY (Thursday 5th November) between 4pm and 6pm at the Starbucks on Cornmarket St. This will almost certainly be your last chance to buy your dining tickets!

In addition, you may purchase tickets for the Diwali Ball 2009 ONLINE at http://www.facebook.com/l/fdd18;www.oxfordhum.co.uk.

Alternatively, please pidge cheques payable to the Oxford University Hindu Society to Hursh Mehta (Treasurer) at New College, clearly printing your full name and college on the back.

There will be a seating plan (ten per table), so buy now to get seats with your friends!

Dining tickets are ONLY £30 for members and £35 for non-members, and non-dining tickets are £15.
 

For more information, visit www.oxfordhum.co.uk or join our facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153979119108&ref=ts


See you soon!
HUM Committee x
 

**HUM** - MAJLIS MEETING TODAY!

E-mail sent by Sohini Dhutia, Wednesday, 4th November 2009 @ 11:17am

A message from Majlis:

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE MAJLIS COMMITTEE AND WANT TO FIND TO FIND OUT MORE?

Thank you to everyone who applied for a position for the Majlis Committee. We received a great number of applications this year which is fantastic. We are holding an informal meeting TODAY for anyone interested in becoming part of the committee (even if you have written to Raghav, please come along). Please do come along if you are interested or want to find out more about a specific role on the committee and what it involves. Don't worry if you haven't written to us yet- anyone is welcome who wants to get involved.

When?: WEDNESDAY 4TH WEEK (TODAY!)
Where?: LINCOLN SEMINAR ROOM 2, LINCOLN COLLEGE, TURL STREET
Time?: 5.30pm

Please be prepared to give a short hust (1-2 minute speech about why you would like to have a particular role on the committee and speak about any relevant experience). If you cannot make this meeting, please email raghav.ghai@lincoln.ox.ac.uk to let him know and write a couple of paragraphs explaining what position you would like and why you are suitable in place of a hust.

We hope to have a committee sorted by the end of the week so you will take over in 5th Week.

Freshers, postgrads, all welcome!


 


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