Club Zamana’s General Body Mixer is our first event of the year, welcoming the members of the Zamana General Body to meet old and new members alike over delicious Indian food. It’s the only event of the year where all the clubs of the South Asian intergroup table together to bring to you what the community has to offer. The mixer is held in Lerner Hall near the beginning of fall semester; whether you’re interested in joining a club or just seeing what we’re al about, look out for the date!
Gandhi day is a day in recognition of Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent efforts to help others. Club Zamana celebrates Gandhi day close to the birthday of Gandhi on October 2nd by organizing different community service initiatives across the city. We offer free breakfast to anyone who wants to help out the community by participating in one of these events, and spend the morning and early afternoon doing community service. Some of the projects that we have taken part in include working in community gardens, cleaning up city parks, and helping in homeless shelters. Gandhi day is a great way to carry on the spirit of strong community awareness and support, encouraged by Gandhi many years ago.
In Spring 2012, Club Zamana held its first ever Intergroup Mixer. The event brought together members from all 14 South Asian groups on campus, ranging from the newly joined freshmen to the top organizational members. Aimed at creating new bonds between the members of Columbia’s South Asian community, the Intergroup Mixer was a successful step in Zamana’s continued efforts to bringing our community together. Such initiatives will be continued in both the Fall and Spring semesters this year.
Tamasha is Club Zamana’s flagship event of the year, held in Roone Arledge Auditorium at the end of March. With a unique theme each year – from Tamasha Temptation to Tamasha: The Blackout – and delicious Indian food, Tamasha is Columbia’s largest cultural showcase. Columbia’s dance teams Bhangra, Dhoom, Raas, Taal, and CU Sur – the South Asian a capella group -- as well as external acts from around the country perform at Tamasha, demonstrating their talents and the variety of styles that South Asian culture features. Acts such as Stanford Raagapella have joined past Tamashas, all tied together by a high-profile MC.
Rangeela is Club Zamana's annual board community service event. Every fall, we invite local elementary and middle school students onto Columbia'a campus to teach them about South Asian culture through a variety of hands-on activities such as sari tying, cricket, Bollywood dance lessons, and much more. This event serves to not only promote South Asian culture, but is also a fun way to interact and communicate with the community surrounding Columbia.
Also look out for Zamana's political events, movie screenings, sports days, welcome back parties, study breaks and more!