Motherload - A talk by Dr. Anu Vaidyanathan

Anu is India’s first Ironman and Asia’s first Ultraman. She founded PatNMarks, an intellectual property consulting firm and also serves as the visiting faculty at IIM Ahmedabad. She will talk about her journey from being a graduate student to an ultramarathoner to a successful entrepreneur.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
7:00pm until 8:00pm CST
Texas Union Building (UNB 3.128), 2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78713

Invitation for Bhopal 29th Anniversary die-in

On the night of December 2nd, 1984, 27 tons of toxic gas escaped from the Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. 8,000 people died within the next 72 hours. Thousands more were poisoned and blinded. 25,000 have died to date, and at least 150,000 people suffer from chronic illnesses.

In memory of the gas disaster, and the ongoing tragedy in Bhopal, the Association for India's Development (AID) Austin is staging a die-in. Join us! Talk to volunteers, find out more, share ideas, act dead, sign postcards and help to change things for the better.

Making a difference on India's Independence Day

Sarforoshi Ki Tamanna ab Humare Dil Mein Hai (The desire for revolution is now in our hearts) was the rallying cry for those who fought for Independence. Let this inspire us to go Make A Difference today!

Sixty six years later we still ask the same question: for whom was this freedom and are we still free? As we move towards yet another year of independence, we still have several questions unanswered.

Uttarakhand update from A.I.D.

Sourced from an email on the A.I.D. Chapter Volunteer Coordination (CVC) mailing list.

The Disaster

Between June 16th and 18th. 2013, massive flash floods due to heavy rainfall washed away several villages, towns, roads and bridges in the northern state of Uttarakhand leaving at trail of death and destruction. In addition to this, the number of people missing are yet to be accounted for and the casualty reports are expected to rise.

Utsav 2013

Join us for a talk and banquet dinner celebrating 22 years of AID with Ravi Kuchimanchi (the founder of AID) and Aravinda Pillalmarri (an AID Jeevansaathi) whose work in the Bilgaon hydro-power project inspired the movie Swades. We will also talk about the ongoing projects in different parts of India supported by AID Austin, and how your contributions together make a big difference.

Uttarakhand flood relief efforts

The following information is the result of collating data from various emails on the mailing list of AID.

Dear friends,

By now, all of you might be aware of the devastation that has ravaged the Uttarakhand region over the last few days. I hope that all your near and dear ones are safe. Our prayers and thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this disaster.