Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Night With Hari Kondabolu

On Thursday February 17th, Utsav and the Asian Student Union (ASU) teamed up to bring comedian Hari Kondabolu to our very own Afterhours.

Hari is an Indian-American comedian from Queens, NY who connects his Asian-American identity to his career in a funny, informing manner. He has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central.

Afterhours was already packed even before Hari started his stand-up act which included commentary about his everyday life to hilarious encounters regarding race. After the show there was a short Q&A followed by Hari sticking around to sign posters and hang out with students.

South Asian Week

The week of January 31st marked the beginning of Utsav’s annual South Asian Week. The week also marked one of the snowiest weeks this winter.

Monday was the "Bhopali" movie screening with director Van Maximilian Carlson. Carlson’s documentary shed light on the world’s largest industrial accident and the repercussions it continues to have on the daily lives of people in Bhopal.

On Wednesday, Utsav members braved the cold and sleet to learn how to cook a basic meal. Our E-board’s very own Tanvi Bhandari showed members how to cook a simple, yet delicious potato vegetable dish along with roti.

Finally on Friday, Utsav members sat down with South Asian alumni in an informal discussion about where their Northeastern degree has taken them. The speakers, ranging from entrepreneurs to electrical engineers shared their tips and advice on co-op hunting and other perspectives regarding life after graduation.
Despite Old Man Winter delivering his worst, it did not stop a week of informative and fun events.

Thank you to everyone who attended!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Uno DoughRaiser

Despite the snow, UTSAV members came out in force last Wednesday to attend our fundraising event at Uno on Huntington. The fundraiser provided members with the opportunity to get more acquainted to one another, support their organization, and eat some delicious food. The rattlesnake pasta was particularly good. We hope to have a similar event at CPKs in the future, hopefully when it’s a little sunnier out. With 15% of total sales going straight to UTSAV, the capital raised will be used for critical organization activities including more fundraising, social events, and Nataraj.

Thanks to everybody that came,
Shaun Shah