Diyamail 10/20

What’s up Diya,

Thanks for coming out to Triangle Garba last week. I know people had midterms coming up, but still a lot of people showed up and danced their hearts out. We have a lot of exciting things coming up…like AWAAZ 2010: Hari & Kumar go to Sitar!

All submissions that want to be included in the Diyamail must be sent by 12pm on Monday. It must include a blurb (what, where, when, etc.)

In this Diyamail:

Diya @ Duke
1. AWAAZ 2010
2. Oktoberfest by STUD
3. Raga Bop Trop
South Asia @ Duke
1. Pakistan’s Double Jeopardy: Costs of insurgency and Floods: October 22nd at 12 noon
2. Merchants of Bollywood
3. Odissi Dance Concert
South Asia in the News
Cultural Tidbit

Diya @ Duke
1. AWAAZ 2010
Diya is excited to announce that Awaaz is almost here! Join us for the largest student-run production on campus. The theme this year is “Hari & Kumar go to Sitar,” and with all of the amazing acts we have lined up this year, you won’t want to miss it! And yes, there will be dinner before the show!

Look for tickets being sold on the plaza starting October 25th.
Suggested donations per ticket for the show:
Duke students: $2
Non-Duke community members: $7

Suggested donations per ticket for dinner:
Duke students: $3
Non-Duke community members: $7

100% of all proceeds will go toward the Pakistani floods relief efforts of our official Awaaz 2010 charity, the American Refugee Committee.

When: November 5th and 6th
Where: Page Auditorium
What time: 7-10:00 PM

We hope to see you there!

2. Oktoberfest
Kick off your weekend with Students To Unite Duke (STUD) and: BSA, Delta Sigma Theta,defMo, Diya, Healthy Devils, WISER

Oktoberfest on the Plaza!!!

Free Stuff
-STUD shirts
-Me Too Campaign shirts
-Oktoberfest Steins
-Beer (2 Kegs!!!)
-German Food

Oktoberfest Party!!!!

4020 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707

5 Bucks entrance fee.
You can buy wristbands for the afterparty in advance at Oktoberfest on the Plaza. Only 5 dollars!!!

-There will be free Duke Chartered buses making rounds between West Campus and Shaba Shabu starting at 10:00pm!
3. Raga Bop Trio
Drawing upon the urgency and harmonic density of Jazz, the rhythmic complexity and melodic richness of Indian classical music, and a range of Pan-African Grooves, the Uniquely-Constructed Trio’s music is simultaneously groundbreaking and refreshingly listenable.

Where: Gerrard Hall at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, near the Robertson bus stop at UNC
When: Sunday, November 14, 4pm
South Asia @ Duke 1. Pakistan’s Double Jeopardy: Costs of insurgency and Floods: October 22nd at 12 noon

Conversation with Imtiaz Gul and his reflections on “Pakistan’s Double Jeopardy: Costs of insurgency and Floods”

Join us for lunch and a conversation with Mr. Imtiaz Gul, Journalist and Independent Scholar

Date: Friday, October 22nd
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: Room 130, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University

Copies of his latest book, “Most Dangerous Place – Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier” will be on sale.

A bio of Imtiaz Gul will be added as an attachment.

2. Merchants of Bollywood- Broad Show in Raleigh on Oct 21

October 21, 2010

DISCOVER The Merchants of Bollywood:
The Merchants of Bollywood is an international dance spectacular already seen by over 2 million people worldwide. This original production comes from Mumbai, India, with 50 performers, 500 lavish costumes, and 3,000 pieces of glittering jewelry. During its recent sold out-run in London, The Times wrote: “Their energy is electrifying…it’s high-octane pleasure!” The London Metro wrote that “Merchants of Bollywood has dazzle, shimmer and sparkle…it’s slick and sexy.”

Don’t miss this captivating performing arts experience, choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant, one of Bollywood’s greatest, and set to music by Salim-Sulaiman.

Show playing in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Time: 8:00PM

Ticket 20,30,40,50

3. Odissi Dance Concert
Duke University Dance Program presents a solo Odissi dance concert by visiting artist-in-residence, Smt. Sujata Mohapatra, a distinguished Odissi dancer and a disciple of “Padmavibhushana” Guru Kelucharana Mohapatra.

Saturday, Oct. 30th at 7:30pm at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701
Tickets : General $15; students and youth $5 available at Duke University Box office, Bryan Center.
Seats available on a first come first served basis; seating for all discounted tickets ($5) in the Balcony.

Free round-trip Duke bus service will be made available with pick up at 6:20pm and 7:00pm at East Duke Building (East campus)

This project is made possible in part by a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council of the Arts, Office of the Provost; Dance Program; Department of Religion and the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program at Duke University.
South Asia in the News

1.Sri Lanka’s foreign minister casts doubt on newly released photos that are said to
show a massacre of Tamils during the country’s civil war.
2.Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who
they say has been responsible for the recent protests against Indian rule in the
3.Nearly 150 Pakistani lawmakers, including four ministers, have been suspended by
the election commission for failing to declare their assets.
4.Iran has for the first time taken part in high-level discussions on Afghanistan after
the US said it had “no problem” with its participation.

Cultural Tidbit

Saturday was the Hindu holiday of Dussera. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the Hindu autumn lunar month of Ashvwayuja. This holiday marks the beginning of the harvest season. The Mother Goddess is invoked to reactivate the vigor and fertility of the soil . Happy Dussera everyone!

Bollywood song of the week-
Pee Loon from the movie “Once Upon a time In Mumbai”