Hey you...Yes, You! Have you heard yet? IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!!!
Yes my fellow Humites, Oxholi 2017 is finally upon us and I honestly couldn't be happier. Forget college balls, forget fresher's week nights out, because THIS is the event of the year! After months of waiting and planning, it has FINALLY arrived and I get to throw colour powder at all my friends! Now why should you be excited? Well remember that time your mate said he didn't do the reading for a tute, but then it turns out he lied? Or remember a time when a friend forgot to pay you back for a cab? Remember when a friend bailed on your plans to go out with them? No? Well get your revenge anyway by bringing them to Oxholi 2017 and covering them in colour+water!
All jokes aside, Oxholi 2017 is a must for all because it is an event of unity where people from all cultures can join in on some action-packed fun, enjoy great Indian food, celebrate Hindu culture and enjoy an exhililerating atmosphere like no other. So take a break from the busy and stressful life of work and exams. Come along on Saturday (13th May) to both the main Holi event and the afterparty for a day you won't regret. Timing, transport, afterparty tickets and other details below.
Enjoy your week and the Holi event guys,
- The Humittee :)
Hope you all got to enjoy the May Morning festivities and the rare sunshine. Thankfully, the weather seems to be warming up in time for Oxholi, so we won't all be standing around like frozen kulfis! This week we have our weekly aarti on Wednesday as usual. We also have an exciting event to share with you coming from New College JCR, so read below for details.
Lots of HUMpyaar,
- The HUMittee :)
This is your new secretary, Milan! Hope you all had a great vacation and welcome back to Oxford! Now that Collections are over (phew!) it means we can get back into the swing of things. We've got a really exciting term ahead of us! The sun will be out finally, Oxford will be buzzing and students will be punting and having picnics!!! Ok, maybe the sun won't be out this term (it is Britain after all!), but the other stuff will be happening.
However, the most important thing that is happening this term is of course... (*drumroll*)... OxHoli 2017! Make sure you come along and celebrate with us! Along with OxHoli, we've also got a glowstick afterparty right after the event, so you can dance the night away and enjoy the bright, colourful fun!
In addition, we've got an extremely exciting music event to look forward to- one that features one of the most prolific Qawwali singers of all time, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan! See below for details.
Have a great week!
- The HUMittee :)
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of another crazy Oxford term! And to celebrate this we’ve got some exciting events lined up! We’re hosting our first Bollywood movie night tonight, so make sure you get down to Keble college and start this week on a high! We’ve also got our weekly aarti and we’ll be having another post-aarti meal to mark the end of term. Finally, don’t miss the last of the series of Indian music lectures or the final Gita study group of term!
Make sure you don’t miss out on these events by scrolling down for details!
Have an amazing holiday, get some well-deserved rest and see you all again in Trinity term!
Sending lots of HUMpyaar xxx
Here’s your update on HUM things happening this week!
We have our penultimate aarti and post-aarti meal of term so make sure you join us for that, as well as the usual Gita study group at the OCHS. Don’t forget to message Rishi Rajpopat if you’re interested in some of the classes he’s offering as well! Make sure you scroll down for details!
Have a wonderful seventh week and well done for making it this far! The end of term and some well-deserved rest is in sight now!
Sending lots of HUMpyaar to you all xxx
It's the start of a new week and time to think about HUM. We've got our weekly aarti lined up and we'd like to remind you about the Indian classes that graduate student Rishi Rajpopat is offering (please see last week's email for more details), as well as the fortnightly Indian music lectures at All Souls. We also hope to be bringing you some more events very soon, so stay tuned for details!
Well done for surviving those 5th week blues!
Lots of HUMpyaar xxx
It’s time for your weekly dose of HUM to chase away those 5th week blues! We’ve got our usual aarti lined up, as well as the weekly Gita study group session for you to get involved in. There are also new classes on anything and everything Indian that graduate student Rishi Rajpopat is offering, so here’s your chance to learn a new type of singing, try a new language or just become more culturally aware! Make sure you scroll down for the details!
Sending lots of HUMpyaar and don’t let those 5th week blues get you down! Xxx
Here's your weekly reminder of everything HUM that you can get involved in!
Stay tuned for information about more events coming soon!
In the meantime, have a wonderful fourth week and don't forget to scroll down for details on what's happening this week!
Lots of HUMpyaar to you all xxx
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 :)
There will also be a gita study group session with the Hindu chaplain today and we’d like to draw your attention to lectures on Indian music that are taking place this term.
Make sure you scroll down for details below!
Big HUMpyaar to you all xxx
First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who came to our first aarti! It was great to see so many of you there and we’d love to see even more of you this week.
Just a reminder about our meet and greet as well – it’s happening this Thursday and this is a chance to get to know your new committee, as well as an opportunity for us to get to know you and hear what you want :) Scroll down to see details!
Have a wonderful second week,
Lots of HUMpyaar xxx
Hope you all had a great holiday and welcome back to Ox! Now that Collections are over (well done for surviving!) it’s time to get back into the swing of things. The new term brings you a new committee and we’re all really excited to continue the previous committee’s legacy and bring you even more great events. We’ve got socials, Bollywood movie nights, the big annual events like OxHoli and Diwali Ball and so much more lined up, so stay tuned to these emails for more details of what’s to come. We’ll be kicking of this term with our first aarti and a meet and greet session. Hope to see you all soon!
Lots of HUMpyaar from your new committee,
Sparsh, Milan, Yashraj, Rianna, Ronit, Sharoon, Jeevan, Sree, Mano, Dylan, Ria and Ben
Vannakam and Vellostaanu HUMlings,
Christmas is just round the corner, and the time has finally come for us to hand over to the Committee of 2017. It has truly been a pleasure for all of us to run HUMSoc this year - we've had some fantastic times: bangin' tunes at our weekly Aarthis (Hanuman Chalisa and Subramaniam spring to mind); water fights - scheduled at Oxholi in May, slightly unscheduled at a couple of our Bollywood film nights - and, of course, Diwali Ball, to which these short few words will never do justice. None of these events would have been possible without your support - all proceeds have gone to CARE India to help them continue their fantastic work empowering marginalised women in India.
I'm now getting huge déja vù from my first mailout last year. From all of us, then, a heartfeld thank you to everyone that helped make this year possible. Without further ado, we proudly present your new Committee:
President: Sparsh Ahuja
Vice Presidents: Milan Divecha and Yashraj Sakpal
General Secretary: Rianna Shah
Treasurer: Ronit Kanwar
Marketing Coordinator: Sharoon Lassen
Religious Coordinator: Jeevan Ravindran
Sewa Coordinator: Sree Ayyar
IT Coordinator: Mano Sathyamurthy
Events Coordinators: Dylan Nathwani and Ria Chavda
Sponsorship Coordinator: Benjamin Zach Jacob
And the very best of luck to them!
Signing off for the last time, with lots of Hum pyaar,
The 2016 HUMittee
-Archith, Sai, Avni, Harsha, Riya, Amrita, Harveen, Laali, and Raghav \(^o^)/
***HUM hain raahi pyaar ke, phir milenge chalte chalte...***
Thank you so so much to everyone who came to Diwali Ball yesterday and helped make it such a great night. We managed to raise a ton of money for CARE, and hopefully you all had as much fun as we did (even more hopefully without having to make a fool of yourself dancing on stage!)
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 2017 - it has been a genuine pleasure to be part of the Committee, and the hum family is always looking to grow. https://docs.google.com/…/14e3RBfUsjBpcXp05YIz8LIxchOP…/edit Applications will close this TUESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER at noon, and we'll announce the new Committee at our final event on Wednesday at 6pm. Stay posted on the HUMSoc Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2202237652/
Have an excellent Week 8 guys, and see you on Wednesday
Fun fact: This joke on my application is what got me this role (General Secretary):
Q: Why can't peas talk properly?
A: They only mattar.
Kemiti Achanti HUMdoston,
Another quick email - highlights this week include the famous Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at the Oxford Union today at 8pm! Do come to our weekly Aarthi and Meal tomorrow as well - it's a great way to relax and socialise once a week as we keep the studying blues at bay.
Haaaave a great Week 6!
This is just a quick email to tell everyone about our Trio of events tomorrow! Firstly is our Weekly Aarthi from 6pm at the OCHS (the door next to Lola Lo's). This is followed by our Weekly Meal at 7pm - we will be walking down to El Mexicana in Gloucester Green for some great food and company. Finally, we hope as many of you as possible will be free for our social at 8:30 in Thirst - the Sikh Soc will be joining us for a chill evening. Do come along!
Keep away those 5th week blues!
Wishing all HUMsters a Happy Diwali!
May your days be filled with happiness and festive cheer. And may your mouths be filled with Samosas and Gulab Jamun and Chai. From all of us on Committee, we hope you are having a fantastic weekend. Many of us go home, but for those of you who want a special Diwali gathering to spend with all your friends at Oxford, read on for our special Diwali Aarthi and Meal this Wednesday - everyone is welcome. Lastly, don't forget that Diwali Ball approaches - tickets are selling out fast and today's the perfect day to get yours!
Haaave a great week!
-The HUMittee ^_^
Answer to last email's riddle: a Stamp.
2 weeks in, 6 weeks left! I'll keep this short and sweet: read on for more Diwali Ball Spot Sales (keep watching that Facebook page), Weekly Aarthi and Meal, a Fusion Project Concert at the Sheldonian, and a new Peer support group.
Phir milenge, chalte chalte!
HUMSoc Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2202237652/
Riddle: I travel all over the world, but always stay in my corner. What am I?
Answer to last week's riddle: Footsteps!
We had an absolutely fantastic turnout yesterday at our first Aarthi and Meet-and-Greet! Thanks to everyone who came - we hope you had fun getting to know us, because we certainly did. If you missed out, no worries - just come along to our other events this term, and be sure to spread the message.
We are having our first Spot Sales for Diwali Ball Tickets TOMORROW (Friday 14th October) between 4 and 6pm at the Starbucks on Cornmarket - come along to buy your wristbands in cash! In addition the Fusion Project, Oxford's finest Hindustani/Carnatic/Western fusion band, are having a concert at the Sheldonian next Friday - see below for more details.
Stay tuned to our 'HUMSoc' Facebook page and to these emails, and if you have any queries, please feel free to FB message either Archith or myself. Haaave a great week.
Riddle (email/message me answers!): The more you take the more you leave behind. What am I?
A very warm welcome to all Freshers and new HUMsters. It was great to meet so many of you at Freshers' Fair and we hope to see you all at our upcoming Meet-and-Greet! 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 (tickets for which are now on sale!) and Bollywood film nights, both of which provide an opportunity to mingle with your fellow HUMsters. If you have any questions, comments, or queries about HUMSoc, please don't hesitate to drop me an email at email@example.com
Kaso Assa HUMrades,
Less than a week left. Till what, I hear you ask? Well Diwali Ball tickets are just round the corner!
This year, there are two options that will be available – dining, and non-dining.
A dining ticket offers an exclusive 3 course seated meal, with flavours from all around India. Numbers are limited, so get your hands on these as soon as possible. After the meal, you will be welcomed into the magnificent main hall, along with the non-dining ticket holders.
If the meal isn’t your cup of masala tea, or if you miss out on a dining ticket, then no fear – the non-dining option won’t leave you wanting more. Both ticketing options will grant you access to all of the night’s entertainment, Indian snacks, and official afterparty.
For now, just give the options a thought, and keep an eye out on our Facebook page over the next few days for when sales go live! It's sure to be a night to remember.
On behalf of the entire HUMittee, we are very much looking forward to hosting you.
Hum pyaar x
P.S. Enjoy Freshers' Week everyone!