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Asha Purdue Presents “Ship of Theseus”- Feb 28th 2014

“Yes, it’s very convenient to hold on to one rope… and let the other one lose as and when you feel like. I guess we all agree with reason…and now it’s only a matter of disposition.” -Maitreya in Ship Of Theseus

Asha Purdue – Global Movie Fest 2014 brings to Purdue University critically acclaimed Indian drama ” Ship of Theseus” as part of Global film festival on Feb 28th, 2014- 6:00 PM Krannert Auditorium (Room 140), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

“An astounding tour de force!” – British Film Institute
“A master piece of sorts” – The Independent
“Hidden gem of the year” – Cameron Bailey
“The most significant film to have come out of India in a long time” – Shyam Benegal
“Breathtaking visual poetry” – Hollywood Reporter

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The movie is being screened for free! Join us now as space is limited!

Don’t miss the experience to watch Ship of Theseus on large screen, your only chance to watch the movie on large screen in this area.Come and bring your friends for Ship of Theseus screening as well as follow the rest of the schedule of Asha Purdue Global Film Festival 2014 as attached below.

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‘Global Film Fest 2014 – A Festival of Hope‘ is being organized by Asha for Education’s Purdue Chapter, in collaboration with OMEGA (Official Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association). This event aims to bring together a medley of internationally acclaimed, award winning, Oscar nominated films, short films and documentaries. This years film selection includes:

Program of the Film Festival

Feb 28th: Film Festival Opening

  •  6-6:30 PM: Opening Ceremony
  • 6:30 PM: Special screening of Ship of Theseus

March 1st: Oscar Celebration day

  • Noon- 2 PM: Oscar nominee 2014 Short films Live Action

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) (Spanish)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) (French)
Helium (Danish)
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) (Finland)
The Voorman Problem (UK, English)
Special screening of Purdue student short film Refraction

  • 2-3 PM: Lunch Break (Snacks will be available on sale)
  • 3- 5 PM: Oscar nominee 2014 Short films Animation

Feral (English)
Get a Horse! (Disney)
Mr. Hublot Luxemborg, France (English)
Possessions (Japanese)
Room on the Broom (UK English)
Special screening of short Film Dopahar

  • 5-6 PM: Tea Break (Snacks will be available on sale)
  • 6- 8 PM: A Separation (Oscar winning film from Iran)
  • 8-9 PM A talk or discussion by Iranian student club

(Dinner will be available for sale)

March 7th

  • 6-9 PM : To Be Decided

March 28th

  • 6-9 PM : The Girl Rising (Award winning Documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins)

March 29th: Oscar Winning Foreign Films

  • Noon- 2PM : Award winning short films/animations

Short Film 9 meters (Danish)
Cafe Royal Regular (Arabic/Persian)
Mr Shanbags shop
Logorama/TBD

  • 2-3 PM: Lunch Break (Snacks will be available on sale)
  • 3- 5 PM: Oscar winning foreign film (TBD)
  • 5-6 PM: Tea Break (Snacks will be available on sale)
  • 6–8 PM: Oscar winning foreign film (TBD)

The festival kicks-off on February 28th Friday and will continue over several weeks as mentioned above. The movies will be screened at Krannert Auditorium. The admission is free for all the students. Donations to support Asha Purdue projects are welcome. More details to come soon! Snacks will be available for purchase, all proceeds go to charity.

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Asha Purdue Video

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Asha Purdue video summarizing chapter’s activities and projects during past two years. Asha Purdue is a chapter of non profit organization, Asha for Education, at Purdue University. The chapter currently supports two educational projects in India and looking forward to support more schools and projects. For more information, please visithttp://www.ashanet.org/purdue/

 

Tarang 2013 a Huge Success!

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Tarang 2013 presented by Asha for Education Purdue chapter was a huge success with a housefull audience of more than 200 people enjoying 12 performances which included Indian classical dance form Bharatnatyam, Bollywood dance, fusion, semi-classical and folk dance forms, Break dances and hip hop, Jazz and contemporary dances, songs and vocal performances which included Indian American A Cappella and Bollywood song, and a hilarious skit with the theme of Indian celebrities and politicians attending Overdue University! Overall, the audience enjoyed a well organized cultural show. Well done Team Asha Purdue and all the individual performers and groups (Purdue Taal, Purdue Roobaroo, Purdue Indian dance Club, IWA kids, Purdue Boilermakers). Details of all the performances and performers can be found here . A big Thank You to all the performers and volunteers. Pictures can be found here while videos will be updated soon.

Your help and support made the event a huge success. Asha Purdue projects need your help and support. Help us in raising funds by participating in Work an Hour campaign.

This year, Asha Purdue’s project Diksha KHEL, is part of Work An Hour Campaign, where we ask you to symbolically donate one hour of your salary or more for the education of underprivileged children in India. Diksha- KHEL not only helps children acquire basic literacy but also focuses on holistic learning so that they grow intellectually and not just mechanically as often happens in cases of schools/institutions serving the underprivileged. And one of the chief goals is the ‘mainstreaming’ of children into government schools whereby the organization continue to support students- often first generation school students- attending government primary school by offering classes before/after school hours.

Please make sure when you donate to select Purdue as your chapter affiliation and project as Diksha KHEL from pull down menu. One way to maximize your impact is to avail of company matching. Find out today and contact us if your company will supplement your donation.
http://workanhour.ashanet.org/donate.php?p=1138&a=56&r=asha_Purdue

Please make sure when you donate to select Purdue as your chapter affiliation and project as Diksha KHEL from pull down menu.

Asha Purdue Presents Tarang 2013

Asha Purdue Tarang 2013

After a very successful cultural show last year, Asha for Education – Purdue Chapter presents the second edition of “Tarang” !! If you are in Purdue and in and around West Lafayette, Indiana area, do try to attend the show on Sept 21st, 5:30pm, to enjoy an evening filled with Indian food, music, dance by various groups like

TAAL, IWA, ASHA, PIDC, Purdue Roobaroo, Boiler Breakers and many individual performances…

Free Admission!!

Event: Tarang 2013

Date: Sep 21st, 

Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: MTHW 210 (Matthews Hall)

The funds we raise from the sale of food will proceed towards supporting educational projects in India for underprivileged children. Please join us in this fun evening and help us in this noble cause!!

For more details:

Contact : Aarti: aarti.chigs@gmail.com, or Suchi: suchi.nitr@gmail.com

Chapter websitehttp://www.ashanet.org/purdue/

Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/433004886808523/

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Barfi! Bollywood Movie Screening- Asha Purdue

Asha for Education – Purdue Chapter  presents screening of the movie BARFI! – India’s official entry for the Oscars next year.. Come and enjoy an evening watching the Bollywood blockbuster while savoring Indian snacks.
With the movie having English subtitles, it is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy.. :)

NO ENTRY FEE..

and as it has always been, the funds we raise from the sale of food will proceed towards the cause of providing education to the underprivileged children in India.

Event: Barfi ! Bollywood movie screening

When: Nov 17th 2012, Saturday, 5:00 PM

Where: Matthews Hall Room Number 210, 

                 812 W. State Street West Lafayette, IN 47907

Don’t miss it!

 

Team Asha Purdue: Miles for Smiles

A bunch of enthusiastic Asha for Education, Purdue chapter volunteers have come together and initiated Team Asha Purdue for raising awareness and funds for education of underprivileged children in India. To get started with, about 40+ Team Asha Purdue members will be running for 5k run on March 31st which is organized by Academy of student Pharmacists. Team Asha Purdue is hoping to raise about 4k through this event and to achieve that goal your help is needed. In future, Team Asha Purdue will be participating in 15k and half marathons. I will be running 5k run on 31st March and will be targeting half marathons in coming months. I request all of you to please donate any amount possible- $5, $10- anything will be helpful for the kids’ education back in India.

Lets run some miles to bring smiles :)

Day of 7 Billion

The day of 7 billion is here. As per United Nations predictions, world population is estimated to reach 7 billion in coming months. UN is going to announce the projected world population of 7 billion on Oct 31 which is also being referred to as “day of seven billion”. The day is more of symbolic in nature as the seven billionth baby is not going to be born until next March 2012. By taking into account 1-2% margin of error in the projection model, 7 billionth baby could be born anytime between March 2012 and July 2014. As per Lutz et al., there is a 60% probability that the 7 billionth baby will be born between March 2012-Jul 2014 (source). The figure here shows uncertainty distribution of the time at which the world’s population reaches 7 billion.As a symbolic gesture, NGO Plan International is going to issue a birth certificate on Oct 31, marking an Indian baby girl in Uttar Pradesh as the 7 billionth child.

Well, if you want to know where you fit in this crowd of 7 billion, you can visit BBC page or 7 billionandme page. I was  4,372,720,343rd person alive on earth when I was born, while I was 78,916,646,853rd person ever born since history began. So What’s your number? The most astonishing number I got from the data was that since the day I was born 767,963 species have become extinct; that’s a mind boggling number! Another interesting number is the ratio of population under 15 vs population over 60. We are one of the youngest generation in history; majority of this younger generation lives in developing countries with scarce resources and opportunities.

The concern here should not be the exact date when the seven billionth child will be born but rather what steps need to be taken in coming years to handle the issues which are already looming upon us–scarcity of natural resources, food insecurity, fresh water scarcity, lack of sanitation and health care, imbalance in wealth distribution, imbalance in population distribution across different ages and so on. It’s a complicated issue and is going to affect all of us around the globe. Collective action would be required and hopefully the number 7 billion will result in 7 billion ideas, 7 billion steps forward…

Top image credit: Boston.com/Bigpicture|Edgard Garrido/Reuters