Hope everyone had lots of fun at the Massive Mulakat last friday. Don't worry, there is more to come through the year and they will only get bigger and better. Holi is fast approaching and HUMSOC is keen to make sure no one feels homesick during this festive season. Our first Aarti of the term will be held for Holi! Scroll down for more details. Due to the weather conditions, our Holi event will be held in trinity, so stay tuned for a day of colour and madness. We've more than made up for that with a BIG holi BOP instead this term.
Here is a look at all our upcoming events!
Hope your schedules have been cleared for this Friday. We will be having the BIGGEST SOUTH ASIAN SOCIAL of the term is happening THIS FRIDAY. More details on the event have been included in this email. We expect to see each and everyone of you guys there! The MULAKAT is not all that is going on this week, so here is a look at some of the events to look forward to.
Firstly on behalf of HUMSOC, I would like to sincerely apologise for the missing mailout last week. Technical errors with the groupspace server meant that none of our members were able to receive notifications last week. We hope that no one was inconvenienced by this. On to more important matters, our first mega mulakat is fast approaching.Find out more details attached to this email!
As promised HUMSOC has some massive events lined up for all you desi peeps. Keep reading till the end of the email to find out first about the biggest social of the term! Here is a list of other activities that are going on in the coming week as well.
Thanks for turning up in such short notice for the Desi Pres last weekend. It was a great way to kick start Hilary. Lots of events continue to be in the pipeline and members will be notified in due course. Look forward to massive socials, pres and much more desi madness.
These are some of the events to look forward to in the next week!
I am Akshay, your new Secretary. This will be the first mailout of this Hillary Term and hope everyone has settled in. HUMSOC has numerous events planned out for the term. Socials, Bollywood movie nights and many more! The first of our events will be held in conjunction with the Oxford India Society this Saturday. HUMSOC will be hosting predrinks with a Desi Twist at the Balliol bar ahead of the event. Check Below for details.
Lots of HUMPYAR,
We have two very special announcements to share with you. First of all, I'd like to introduce to you your new HumSoc Committee:
President- Mahesh Daryanani
Vice President- Bhuvana Sudarshan
Secretary- Akshay Prasad
Religious Coordinator- Sachin Varma
Treasurer- Soham Bandyopadhyay
Sponsorship- Yash Garara
Events Team: Isheeta Arora, Aman Berdesha, Avnish Nijjar, Gagan Khurana
We look forward to seeing them make HumSoc bigger and better in 2018.
Next, we have an equally exciting announcement: HumSoc is supporting the UK tour of an award winning and a globally successful play entitled "YUGPURUSH-MAHATMA'S MAHATMA". The play is coming to Oxford on the 24th January 2018 and will be one of the concluding events for the UK-India Year of Culture. Our friends at OIS are also running a panel event relevant to this play, entitled "GANDHI'S INSPIRATION", scheduled for 17th January 2018. Check the details below! Enjoy the rest of your vacation guys :)
It's finally here! Can you believe we have already reached week 8? We hope all the freshers have enjoyed their first term at Oxford, but now it is almost time for a well earned break. There isn't too much going on this week, though we do have an important message from our friends at OIS regarding their ongoing elections, so check below for details on that.
I'd like to remind you that we are currently accepting applications for 2018 HumSoc committee positions. It really is an amazing team to be part of, and it feels very rewarding when you manage to raise money for charity whilst providing great events for the Asian community at Oxford. Hence I strongly recommend that you all apply. Link for applications: https://goo.gl/forms/TUPR5h3tCU9BtgVo2
Please note: The original deadline for applications was Monday 27th, but we were having some problems with the Google Form system, so we have had to extend the deadline to 10th December (we'll announce new committee during vac).
Lastly, since we are nearing the end of the current committee's tenure, this is likely to be my last weekly mailout, so I'd like to say thanks for being part of this community. You really have made all our events special by attending them and have helped create a lot of memories. From Oxholi, to Bollywood movie nights, to the recent Diwali Ball, these are all experiences I will never forget, so I and the rest of the committee want to thank you all for being a part of it. Enjoy the last week of term guys, as well as your Xmas break. Make sure you come along to OIS' Bollywood BOP to see the term out in style :)
Lots of Humpyaar,
P.S. After writing these for weeks, I have only just realised that in every email this term, I have written "join us for the first weekly aarti of the year". My copy and pasting has been exposed, but hopefully none of you noticed it anyway ;)
Thank you so so much to everyone who came to Diwali Ball and helped make it such a great night. We managed to raise a ton of money for CARE India, and hopefully you all had as much fun as we did!
If you'd like to be part of the team that organises events like the Diwali Ball and Oxholi, as well as smaller events like Bollywood movie nights and aarthis, then look no further. The Oxford University Hindu Society is accepting applications for 2018 - it has been a genuine pleasure to be part of the Committee, and the Hum family is always looking to grow. Applications will close this MONDAY 27TH NOVEMBER at noon, and we'll announce the new Committee at our final aarti on Wednesday Week 8 at 6pm. The application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/DtHGGIzrS8J1ceVa2
Also, after last week's mania, we are co-hosting a more chilled out event with OIPAC, so that you can relax and wind down for the end of term. Check below for details on this event and on the others. Have an excellent week guys, and see you on Wednesday!
- Milan :)
P.S. If you have any questions about the committee form or about the committee i general, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been brought to my attention that the joke made in the week 6 email could be taken to be quite insensitive. Just to be clear, it wasn't the intention at all and I hope I didn't offend anyone. It's not right to make light of the experiences of people who have mental illnesses, so I'll make sure I'm more careful with my words in the future.
How's it going? I hope you're all excited for our annual Diwali ball because there's ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT!!! Yayy! If you know anyone who hasn't got their ticket yet, check them into a mental asylum because you'd have to be insane to want to miss out on all the fun. (Just in case you missed it, here's a link to the ticket page: https://collecte.io/oxford-diwali-ball-2017-31124). Check the notices below and have a great week!
Lots of Humpyaar,
Your Humittee :)
I'm really on the ball with these emails aren't I? Okay maybe I'm a little late, but to be fair last night's Oxford Punjabi Events' Bhangra Night was pretty lit, so of course I was going to forget the mailout! Hope you all made it to the event because it was a great night out and I think we can all agree that we're eagerly awaiting the next one! Also, congrats freshers for officially making it past the halfway point of the first term. I'm sure you'll be glad to know that there is no reason to worry and your degree becomes a lot easier from now on (I'm lying). But for real though, coming to uni is a big change and I know that I personally found my first term very difficult, so you should be proud of yourselves. There are the usual notices below (and maybe this time I'll remember to put the correct date). Enjoy the rest of your week guys!
Lots of Humpyaar x
Thank you to everyone who came to the Pehli Mulakat social, you guys made it a fantastic buzzing event! I don't know about you, but I've never seen so many Asians in one place at Oxford (I mean South Asian of course). You guys proved that the Oxford South Asian community is indeed alive and existent, so please keep bringing friends to future events so we can make them as fun as possible! We'll do our part in bringing the food ;)
On a similar note, tickets are still available for the Diwali Ball, so make sure you grab yours at collecte.io/oxford-diwali-ball-2017-31124
If you are unable to buy tickets online, then don't worry, we'll be running a spot sale for physical tickets soon (Date/location TBC). As usual, there are details on weekly events below.
Have a great week guys!
Hope third week is treating you well!
It’s time for your weekly reminder of everything HUM that’s going on!
Thank you to everyone who came to last week’s aarti. We hope that you’ll all come again this week and we look forward to seeing some new faces too :)
Just to remind you, our big event this week is "Pehli Mulakat" (venue has now been confirmed as St Catz JCR). This is set to be a HUGE social organised jointly by Oxford HumSoc, Oxford Brookes HumSoc, OUPak Soc, and Oxford Punjabi Events. Hence, this is going to be the biggest desi event of the year so far!!! Make sure you DO NOT MISS!!!
Scroll down for more details below!
Big HUMpyaar to you all xxx
Hopefully new and returning Oxford students have settled in to Oxford life. You'll be pleased to know that this email is a lot more brief than last week's! We just have a few reminders about our weekly aarti and the gita study sessions. Also, I'm sure you all can't wait for the Diwali ball and have booked your tickets, but in case you forgot, here's the link for buying tickets: collecte.io/oxford-diwali-ball-2017-31124
Early bird tickets are almost sold out, so do hurry. That's all for this (very late) mailout, we hope you enjoy the rest of this week and see y- oh wait! I forgot! We are running a HUGE SOCIAL!!! This term, we are running a meet-and-greet type event, but instead of just HumSoc members, we are inviting OIS, OU Pak Soc, Oxford Brookes HumSoc and Oxford Punjabi events members. You simply cannot miss this event because you won't ever see this much desi concentrated in one place (well at least until the Diwali Ball)! Check below for details, see you there!
Boy do I have a lot to get through in this email! (I'm doing a maths degree, so this really is a lot of writing for me, okay?) A warm welcome to all freshers and new HUMsters, it was lovely to see some of you at the Freshers' Fair and we hope to see you all at our upcoming events! To all those returning to the city of dreaming spires, hope you've settled in comfortably. This term promises to be filled with exciting events such as our annual DIWALI BALL and weekly aartis, both of which provide an opportunity to mingle with your fellow HUMsters. We also have a few messages from the Hindu Chaplain at Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS). Do scroll down for all the details!!! If you have any questions, comments or queries about HUMSoc, please don't hesitate to drop me an email at: email@example.com
P.S- Remember to like our Facebook page to stay in the loop:
P.P.S- This week's email happens to feature a lot of religious events, but for those who are less religious (or not religious at all) and instead simply want to be part of a community of people from a similar background, then fear not! You are just as welcome at this society and we will be holding plenty of non-religious events, which will be coming soon!
P.P.P.S- Sorry for all the post-scripts. I'm pretty sure they are pointless as I could have just put them all in the main text and at this point they may even be taking up the majority of this email. Oh well, they amuse me so I think I'll keep them :)
This will sadly be the last mailout for this term as the year draws to a close. Looking back on the year, we have enjoyed a fantastic diwali ball, bollywood movie nights, Oxholi 2017, and numerous aartis and enjoyable dinners together. It truly has been an amazing year, and we hope to make sure next year is even better with loads more events! (Please let us know if you have any suggestions; any queries about the society may be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org) To those graduating, we wish you all the best of luck with your future endevours and hope that HUM will be a part of the wonderful memories you leave Oxford with.
We are still running our weekly aartis this week on Wednesday at 6:00 pm, so do come along. We will also be running the aarti on the following Wednesday (week 8) at the same time. Make sure you don't miss these last two HumSoc events for this academic year! If you have exams, we wish you the best of luck! See you next year!
Lots of Humpyaar,
-The Humittee :)
PS- How great was that India vs Pakistan match?! Hopefully the Champions Trophy doesn't distract us too much from revision!
Time seems to just fly by, I can't believe its already 6th week! As per usual we'll be running our weekly aartis, so if you feel like taking a break from studies to socialise, do come along! Also, scroll down for details about the weekly Gita Study Group sessions that the OCHS is running.
Hope you guys have a great week!
- The Humittee :)
We have reached the official mid-point of Trinity and it's been a fantastic term so far! Now we just have to finish the home stretch! Hopefully, you guys haven't spent all your time holed away in libraries revising for exams and have been able to enjoy the pleasant weather at least a little. Remember it's important to take study breaks and to socialise, otherwise you might feel burned out! So make sure you come along to our weekly aarti to take a break and destress a little. Also this week we have the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan concert, which should be amazing!
Good luck to all who are taking exams. Have a lovely week!
- The Humittee :)
First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who came to Holi and our afterparty!! You guys made it a really great event and we loved seeing all of you there!
But we’re not done yet! We still have aarti and a meal for you guys to look forward to this week, so make sure you don’t miss out by scrolling down for details!
Big HUMpyaar to you all xxx