Association of Indian Students at USC

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A.I.S. Newsletter

Association of Indian Students


Hi Guys & Gals,


Thank you all for making the AIS Diwali Show a grand success. We hope you enjoyed all the various performances. Please do fwd us your photos to and we will add those to our website.


We have some more fun events coming up this week. Hope to meet you there.


Thank You.


AIS Team


Upco ming Events :

Event name: International Food Fair

Date: 14 November 2007

Time: 12:00 PM-4PM

Organizer: ISA

The International Food Fair is a charity event that is open to everyone. Come to Alumni Park on November 14th from 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM to enjoy delicious food from all around the world! Do bring food cans to the event to exchange them for food coupons which you can use to buy delicious international food! All cans will be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank.

CSGO invites all USC Students to come party for no reason at all..! The biggest event of CSGO..!

Event - CSGO Fall Gala
Date - 18th November, 2007
Time  - 6pm to 11pm  
    -RSVP with any number of friends to for food..!
    -Free for all USC students and their dependents  
    -Win lots of prizes for games and win 200$ worth voucher from STA through raffle.
    -Read flyer for more details
    - visit for more details


Students' Perspectives on Iraq and the Middle East

Thursday, November 15


Doheny Library

Intellectual Commons (Second Floor Northwest)

A student from Iraq will present excerpts of his own documentary footage portraying life in Baghdad and talk about the reality of the everyday lives of the people of Iraq in this period of upheaval. Students from Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates will share their perspectives of how the conflict has affected the lives of people in their countries. These are perspectives that you won't find easily in the American media.

Screening of Born Into Brothels

Hosted by UNICEF and USC Yoga & Service Club

Wednesday, November 14

6:00pm - 8:00pm

VKC 150

The most stigmatized people in Calcutta's red light district, are not the prostitutes, but their children. In the face of abject poverty, abuse, and despair, these kids have little possibility of escaping their mother's fate or for creating another type of life.

In Born into Brothels, directors Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman chronicle the amazing transformation of the children they come to know in the red light district. Briski, a professional photographer, gives them lessons and cameras, igniting latent sparks of artistic genius that reside in these children who live in the most sordid and seemingly hopeless world. The photographs taken by the children are not merely examples of remarkable observation and talent; they reflect something much larger, morally encouraging, and even politically volatile: art as an immensely liberating and empowering force.

Devoid of sentimentality, Born into Brothels defies the typical tear-stained tourist snapshot of the global underbelly. Briski spends years with these kids and becomes part of their lives. Their photographs are prisms into their souls, rather than anthropological curiosities or primitive imagery, and a true testimony of the power of the indelible creative spirit.

"When I have a camera in my hands I feel happy. I feel like I am learning something...I can be someone."

Food and Beverages will be served!

Other Informations :

Yoga & Service Club's - YES+ Course

Want to learn how to be chill no matter what the @#+(&(*^%$# is going on

with school, relationships, family, weather, bank account?

It's easy, and you can!! The Art of Living's YES+ course was developed in response to the specific need for stress-relief and increased productivity and well-being for young adults, especially on college campuses. Participant experiences and research shows that the course:

-increases focus & productivity

-enhances leadership skills

-develops confidence & communication skills

-powerfully decreases stress

-is a TON of FUN!!!!


// Email  //

REGISTER NOW for YES+ On-Campus, Nov 27-Dec 2:


Association of Indian Students
Norman Topping Student Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0981

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