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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.

Leave a Comment February 16, 2014

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.

Leave a Comment September 23, 2013

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 🙂

1 Comment March 11, 2012

Symphony of Science: The Quantum World

Enjoy the symphony of quantum world featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close.

Video credit: http://symphonyofscience.com

Leave a Comment September 7, 2011

What Are You Planning To Do On March 26th, 8:30 PM?


It’s Earth Hour on March 26th, 8:30 PM, your local time. Individuals and businesses all over the globe switch off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour and organize events in order to raise awareness about taking positive action to address the issue of climate change. The event which was started in 2007 in Sydney has now spread all over the globe. This year’s theme is to go beyond an hour, take an extra step than just switching off the lights for an hour, to do something more than what you regularly do. So how are you planning to go beyond an hour? I am planning to eat more of locally grown produce, reduce my use of air conditioning, and maybe volunteer in local schools and organize events about 3Rs- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Leave a Comment March 22, 2011

DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org is a great organization which is in it’s 10th year of connecting public school classrooms and general public like us so that classroom needs can be met. Public school teachers in US spend lots of money from their own pocket for providing quality education and making learning fun and innovative. Requirements of classroom can range anything from pencils, books to computers , musical instruments and so on. Teachers send their class requirements to Donorschoose.org, people donate on specific projects and then funds are sent to the school.  You’ll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $100, you’ll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students. Donation amount can be as little as $5.

I have set up a Science is Beautiful giving page and you can donate any amount to any of those selected classroom projects or any other project you want. I have selected projects from Florida and Ohio; take a look at them and start giving!! Happy giving!

Leave a Comment October 15, 2010

The Girl Effect


Give a girl a chance and she can change the world, that’s The Girl Effect. The conditions of girl child living in poverty in developing countries is miserable. It’s hard for most of us to even imagine what they have to go through just becase they were born in a poor family. I am glad various organizations have taken up the cause of focusing on girl child, but still a lot need to be done which calls for collective action from not-for-profit organizations, policy makers and individuals. A girl child if given a chance can change the whole scenario drastically, what she needs is just an opportunity. So spread the word and do your bit. Here are some facts compiled by girleffect.org .

  • Approximately one-quarter of girls in developing countries are not in school.
  • Out of the world’s 130 million out-of-school youth, 70 percent are girls.
  • When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
  • Research in developing countries has shown a consistent relationship between better infant and child health and higher levels of schooling among mothers.
  • When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percentof it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.
  • One girl in seven in developing countries marries before age 15.
  • One-quarter to one-half of girls in developing countries become mothers before age 18; 14 million girls aged 15 to 19 give birth in developing countries each year.
  • A survey in India found that girls who married before age18 were twice as likely to report being beaten, slapped, or threatened by their husbands as were girls who married later.
  • Medical complications from pregnancy are the leading cause of death among girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide. Compared with women ages 20 to 24, girls ages 10 to 14 are five times more likely to die from childbirth, and girls 15 to 19 are up to twice as likely, worldwide.
  • 75 percent of 15- to 24-year-olds living with HIV in Africa are female, up from 62 percent in 2001.

 Video: girleffect.org | Patty| Mighty Nice

1 Comment September 27, 2010

Help Empower – Work An Hour

Your donation of $10-20 can have far reaching impact on lives of hundreds and thousands of underprivileged children in India.  There are 13 projects this year which have been selected for Work an Hour, annual fund-raising campaign by Asha for Education. These projects need your support and I request you to donate symbolically one hour of your salary or more and also ask your friends to do the same. Let’s be the change we wish to see in the world.

PS: You can choose project as “Rehabilitation center for Blind Women” and chapter affiliation as “Cincinnati” in donation forms.

Leave a Comment September 1, 2010

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