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Festival marks Indian holiday

first_imgThe Indian Association of Notre Dame (IAND) delivered a sense of traditional Indian culture to the ballroom in the LaFortune Student Center with a Diwali Celebration on Sunday night. The Diwali celebration, known as “The Festival of Lights,” included a prayer service, a dinner of Indian cuisine and a dance celebration featuring Indian music. The Diwali celebration holds great importance to people all across India from a variety of faiths, including Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. “Diwali is one of the most important festivals in India, marking the end of the Indian calendar,” Indian Association faculty advisor Jindal Shah said. Five organizations came together to sponsor the Diwali event: the Graduate Student Union, International Student Service and Activities, Campus Ministry and the Indian Association of Notre Dame. The Student Activities Organization (SAO) helped provide the venue for the evening in the LaFortune Ballroom, and Campus Ministry sponsored the Diwali celebration as part of the Prayer from Around the World Series. Prof. Shah began the event with an explanation of the origins of Diwali. He said the story of Diwali spans back into Indian lore and the tale of King Dashratha, whose eldest son Rama was betrothed to the beautiful Sita and was set to inherit the kingdom. However, Rama was exiled by his jealous stepmother for 14 years. Meanwhile, the demon king Ravana kidnapped Sita, leading to a fierce battle between Rama and Ravana that ended in Rama’s victory and the return of his bride Sita. “The people lit candles to mark the return of Rama and Sita, creating the festival of lights that announces the triumph of good over evil,” Shah said. “In the story, Ravana embodies all that is evil, and Rama embodies all that is good.” Graduate student Gaurav Nigam, co-president of IAND, said the Diwali festival required about a month of planning and sought to fulfill several goals. “We wanted to make everyone aware of the Indian festivals and make the Indian students feel at home because we don’t get to celebrate Indian festivals in America very often,” Nigam said. Nigam said the Indian Association typically hosts two major festivals each year. Suresh Vishwanath, a chemical engineering graduate student and co-president of IAND, said those who celebrate Diwali pray for well-being and blessing on this occasion. Attendees of the Diwali celebration at Notre Dame came from many faiths and regions. “Some people here today faced two to three hour drives to help set up and be with us today,” Vishwanath said.   Contact Charley Ducey at [email protected]last_img read more

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Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen & Justice Smith Set for Yen

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 4, 2017 Ari Graynor(Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images) View Comments Stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of Yen. Directed by Trip Cullman and penned by Anna Jordan, the MCC production will begin performances on January 12, 2017 and officially open on January 30 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Tickets are now on sale.Graynor has been seen on Broadway in The Little Dog Laughed, Relatively Speaking, The Performers and Brooklyn Boy; screen credits include I’m Dying Up Here and Bad Teacher. Owen is best known for her starring role as Dorrit Bradshaw on The Carrie Diaries; additional credits include Chance, Krampus and The Lovely Bones. Smith currently stars on Netflix’s The Get Down.In Yen, Bobbie (Smith) and Hench (Hedges) are home alone. Days are filled by streaming porn, playing video games, watching the world go by. Their mom (Graynor) rarely visits these days, and it’s chaos when she does. But when animal-loving neighbor Jenny (Owen) takes an interest in their dog Taliban, the boys discover a world far beyond what they know. Yen explores a childhood lived without boundaries.The limited off-Broadway engagement is scheduled to run through February 19, 2017.center_img Yen Related Showslast_img read more

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Donald Cerrone mocks Conor McGregor’s Proper 12 brand ahead of highly-awaited UFC bout

first_imgAlso Read-  Conor McGregor Teases UFC Fans, Could Choose New Weight-class For His Return Fight 9 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor wants to fight Donald Cerrone in his return, confirmed his manager FOLLOW US First Published: 29th November, 2019 15:36 IST 9 months ago CONFIRMED: Conor McGregor to face Donald Cerrone in UFC 246, says President Dana White WATCH US LIVE Also  Read | Nate Diaz Has A Major Compliment For Bitter UFC Rival Conor McGregorUFC: Current status of both the fightersConor McGregor suffered a devastating loss to Khabib Nurrmagomedov at UFC 229. Donald Cerrone shares a similar fate with two knockout defeats in his last two fights. Both men will be looking to make a winning return. Take a look at some of the best moments of Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor in UFC. 9 months ago Conor McGregor teases UFC fans, could choose new weight-class for his return fight COMMENT Last Updated: 29th November, 2019 15:36 IST Donald Cerrone Mocks Conor McGregor’s Proper 12 Brand Ahead Of Highly-awaited UFC Bout Donald Cerrone’s cheeky tweet about Proper 12 vs Budweiser is catching everyone’s attention, ahead of his fight with Conor McGregor. Know more about it Also Read | CONFIRMED: Conor McGregor To Face Donald Cerrone In UFC 246, Says President Dana WhiteUFC: Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone at UFC 246The super-stacked card is going to take place in T-Mobile Arena from Nevada and Donald Cerrone’s recent tweet just made it more than a normal fight. Cowboy, who is known for his love for beer, has divided the entire fanbase into several parts ahead of his highly-anticipated bout with Conor McGregor. The American posted a picture where Conor McGregor’s Proper 12 Whiskey is replicating the former two-division champion, while Donald Cerrone chose Budweiser as his choice of brand.This isn’t a battle between Budweiser and Proper 12 but Donald Cerrone is surely bringing those brands to hype up his upcoming fight. The sledging continued as the UFC logo in the tweet is also divided into the flags of Ireland and the United States respectively. The American is using Budweiser and himself to replicate the United States of America, while Conor McGregor and his Proper 12 are standing for Ireland. Take a look at Donald Cerrone’s tweet. Raj Sarkar Also Read- UFC: 3 Major Fights In UFC History With Controversial Endings LIVE TV Conor McGregor’s UFC return is finally slated on January 18, 2020 and Donald Cerrone, the man with most UFC wins is going to welcome him inside the octagon. According to reports, Conor McGregor and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone are going to battle each other in the welterweight division. UFC fans are super excited for the matchup and Donald Cerrone just added some fuel to the fire by posting a cheeky picture on his Twitter handle. WE RECOMMEND pic.twitter.com/fH9eZcz206— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) November 28, 2019 9 months ago Nate Diaz has a major compliment for bitter UFC rival Conor McGregor Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago UFC: Dana White uncertain about Conor McGregor-Donald Cerrone fightlast_img read more