Hope everyone has had a good week and freshers have started to realise how fast Oxford life goes by. This is why you don't waste anytime and get your Diwali Ball tickets asap!
Bring family, friends, enemies, everyone is welcome to the Ball and is sure to be the highlight of your year!
As we get closer to the 3rd of November, we are giving you another chance to get your tickets this week through spot sales, which are at Starbucks Cornmarket:
You can pay via cash or cheque or even bank transfer: get on it!
Get the tickets asap before they run out and you regret it!
Quote of the day: 'Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.”
Ladies and gents!
Due to popular demand, we are having an EXTRA SPOTSALE TODAY!!
Join us at Starbucks, Cornmarket Street to BUY YOUR DIWALI BALL TICKET
They're going like hot chapatis, so make sure you get yours now!!!
Membership can be bought as well for only £10. This will be easily be earnt back during your time at Oxford :)
See you there!
Also, anyone interested in going to the cambridge Garba event: http://www.facebook.com/events/361065760648567/, please let me know and I can organise viable transport.
This is just a reminder e-mail for aarti today and an interesting upcoming event in Cambridge!
As usual, Aarti will take place at 6:30 at the OCHS (please be prompt) and if you do not know where this is, please come outside Tesco at 6:25pm and find the random brown-skinned person floating around. After this, we will be going for a meal (mostly Pizza Express) so come join us for a standard HUM evening!
Also, on another note, Cambridge have invited us to their Garba event, and since we don't have one, it would be nice to get a group down there and show them how we break it down garba stlye here in Oxford. If you are interested, let me know and I will try organise cheap transport. The event link is: http://www.facebook.com/events/361065760648567/
Humpyaaar, see you tonight xxx
Hope everyone has got used to the hussle and bussle of standard Oxfordian life, and for those who are new, I hope you've managed make the most out of these first few weeks. As we get closer to Diwali Ball, we will be selling tickets (see below) and advertising like madmen, so apologies for the millions of facebook notifications in advance. I hope to see everyone at aarti/meal after and have a good week!
Quote of the day: Our lifestyle, our example, our character and compassion is what will really change the world, not just our words. - Radhanath Swami (A big thanks to his holiness for speaking to us last week at the Union).
I just wanted to send an additional e-mail due to the various events we have planned in the next few days.
There's no excuse not to come, and we would love to see some new, fresh faces!
I don't usually send this many e-mails, not that keen, but a Diwali Ball dance group is getting quite desperate for new dancers.
If you have any ability to dance or just can shake it up on the dancefloor, contact Varun Sivaram on 07502 264423!
They need preferably male dancers but everyone else is welcome.
Their first practise is today at 630pm, and even if you can't make it, I'm sure you can learn the moves quickly.
You will get a discounted Diwali Ball ticket and it will be fun, so its definitely worth it!
Call him maybe?
A big welcome to all our new additions to the mailing list, I hope Oxford has welcomed you well!
As you recover from an action-packed freshers week, HUM has a lot to offer next week. We have our regular aarti's, that cater for the religious and for those who want to have a nice, quiet session in the middle of a hectic week. Also, we have our meet & greet where there will be food and drink for everyone, so that all our members can reunite and meet the new crop.
As usual, this term is building up to the Diwali Ball so keep 3rd November free for an unforgettable evening!
Have an amazing first week and can't wait to see you all!
Quote of the week: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” - Michael Jordan (some motivation for the diwali ball organisers)
Due to unforeseen circumstance, our aarti today has to be cancelled.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and our aarti sessions will continue from next week.
Freshers, re-freshers and the other older lot,
After 3 months of relaxed holiday time, Michaelmas has finally arrived, and with it a number of plans from this years' HUM committee.
This time of the year is always exciting, recruiting new freshers and meeting new people, so I urge everyone to put a friendly face on and approach those who may be interested in joining HumSoc and tell them how great is (which it obviously is). We have a stall at Fresher's Fair so spread the word and let's add to the member database.
Wish you all a great fresher's week,
We should be giving details of the Meet&Greet soon and other exciting events as well!
Quote of the week: “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” - Bobby Unser
Apologies if my email is a bit rusty, that was too long a break!
I hope you all had a lovely vacation, whether it was trotting the globe, enjoying the classic films with grandparents or going to weddings and being sharked on by aunties and uncles.
As term approaches, we already have some events that may interest you and since Michaelmas is quite a chilled term, I expect large participation in these events.
Hope to see everyone soon,
Oh almost forgot,
Quote of the day: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others - Mahatma Gandhi
24 weeks of pain staking work hours, numerous socials and the spiritual aarti getaways have definitely instilled some unforgettable memories in me this year and hope they have for you as well.
For some of you, this sadly is your last week in Oxford as university students. We have organised a special leavers dinner for you tomorrow (see below for details). We wish you all the best for the future and thank you for all that you have done for HUM over these years. When you grow up, get jobs, get married (arranged or non) and have numerous kids, we hope you look back at these years with fondness (perhaps some sponsorship for us as well ;).
Quote of the week (& Summer): Don't be sad that it's over, smile that it happened - by Sagar Shah
Hope to see you soon,
And if not, have a wonderful summer!
The Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre Project is hosting its annual Summer Mela this Saturday 9th June from 1-6pm.
Location: Oxford Spires Academy, Glanville Road, OX4 2AU
They are celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and have put together an inclusive multi-cultural, multi-generation and multi-faith programme of fun & entertainment.
It promises to be colourful, noisy and lively! They have a variety of performances including loads of live music, Bollywood & other dance groups. In addition, there will be drumming, a fashion show and various stalls.
Another big attraction is, of course, a wide range of delicious food that will tempt the taste buds of everyone present.
Regardless of whether you’re done with exams or not, if you feel in the mood for a great afternoon then make sure to head down and show your Hum Spirit!
Check out the poster for more details.
As usual, we will be conducting Aarti tomorrow at the OCHS at 6:30 pm, I look forward to seeing you all!
Due to the standard, wet British weather, we have to call our Cricket match off. Since it is nearing the end of term, we will have to probably reschedule it to next year. For those who were gearing up to come watch, sorry to disappoint and hope you have a good day :)
As the end of the year approaches, we have some events you can get involved with so enjoy your last few weeks with the HumCrew! Goodluck to those with exams and for those that have finished, hope they went well!
Good afternoon HumFolk,
With exams around the corner and the sun in the sky, revision must be a struggle to most. We have some upcoming events and so structure work around the times and get the best of both worlds!
Quote of the week (Sai Baba):
Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
Enjoy these last few weeks of Oxford Life with the HumCrew!
Have a good week and goodluck to the exam-takers!
The time of the term has come where work is probably reaching its max and the blues have returned. Come down this Wednesday to Aarti to rest those brain cells and have a relaxed meal with the HumCrew.
Quote of the Week: Hope this inspires finalists to work even harder!
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Have a good week!
Good Morning HumChumss!
Can't beleive we're already halfway through Trinity.
As exam time slowly creeps in for most of us, we hope you can enjoy the events that are taking place as a revision break or a way to avoid it.
Hope to see you soon,
I know this is my third email of the week, so I apologize by my constant bothering. As I've mentioned before, we have an extremely interesting speaker coming in today after Aarti, and also tomorrow, SikhSoc are hosting a speaker event that promises to be very insighful. Hope to see you at both of these events!
Also, Aarti will be starting earlier than usual today, at 6:15pm, to accomodate the speaker so please be punctual!
See you soon,
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,
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,