SAGA Newsletter

9th September, 2015

SAGA Welcome Reception : 12th September, 2015 (Saturday)

The South Asian Graduate and Professional Association at Yale invites all new students and returning members of SAGA to attend the Welcome Reception on 12th September, 2015 at Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Av.) from 6PM to 8PM. Enjoy the evening with interesting conversations with new and old friends, and get to know more about the South Asian community and cultural activities around Yale over mouth-watering South Asian snacks and light music.

Feel free to wear traditional attire to add color to the ambience. Please RSVP on the SAGA Facebook Page :

NOTE: Please carry your Yale ID cards to the event.

Other upcoming events

Yale Sur et Veritaal Auditions

Yale's only South Asian a cappella group is holding auditions for singers and beatboxers.

Date: 9th and 10th September'15 (Wednesday-Thursday)

For more info, and to register for auditions, mail to:

Performance by Nachiketa

Date: 12th September, 2015 (Saturday)

Time: 7PM - 11PM

Venue: Yale Harkness Auditorium

Tickets: Available at the gate 5:30PM-6:30PM (if not sold out earlier)

For advance ticket booking, contact:

Ashok Chakraborty: 203-640-9433

Roni: 203-676-1588
Rahima Chaudhury: 203-215-6550
Ratul: 203-215-1925
Ticket Price: $100, $50, $25

For discount on $25 ticket (only available on advance purchase) contact Ashok Chakraborty.

Parking FREE.
Snacks/ Tea / (may be dinner packet also) : stall will be there.

Multicultural New Haven Block Party

Date: 13 September, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Venue: Kline Biology Tower Courtyard

Registration/ Fee : None/ Free

Note: the Yale South Asian Studies Council (SASC) is hosting a henna tattoo stall and is searching for volunteers who know how to make basic henna ('mehandi') designs and can help at the stall for an hour. If interested, please contact kasturi.gupta@yale,edu

Global Dharma Conference (HSC)

25th anniversary celebration of the Hindu Students Council (HSC national body)

Date: 11-13 September, 2015

Venue: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, NJ

Registration/ Fee: details on the above link


Puja by Yale Hindu Students Council (HSC)

Yale HSC is organizing the first puja of the year. Details will appear soon on their facebook page :

Date: 16 September, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time: 7PM
Venue: Yale Hindu Prayer room

About us:

The South Asian Graduate and Professional Association (SAGA) is a graduate student organization at Yale that tries to organize events and celebrate festivals associated with the South Asian community to add to the cultural diversity at Yale campus. Its membership is open to all members of Yale irrespective.