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Concern of No-Call, No-Shows and How to Prevent Them - Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you well. Fairly, reasonably, and with all due respect, I must say that, for the past several months, I have been attending (and even hosting) a few meetup events under this group and am Bashir B. Nov 10, 2017 11:27 PM
Meetup details changed: Break up .. ya no breakup .. PARTY! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: https://www.meetup.com/Swades/­events/238800516/ When : Saturday, April 15,[masked]:00 PM Bhawin K. Mar 29, 2017 10:48 AM
Accepting contributions for Indians / Desis in Houston - Hi Friends, Your favorite group that started with just two members has now touched the lives of over 2000 people in Houston! As most of you know, a lot goes into making a Meetup great, and some of that greatness requires cash.  $1 Ari May 8, 2016 11:13 AM
Now accepting contributions for Indians / Desis in Houston - Hi Fun Desis, As most of you know, a lot goes into making a Meetup great, and some of that greatness requires cash. There's a new feature on Meetup that makes it easy for everyone in our group to chip in and help cover our costs. Starting today Ari Sep 25, 2015 8:13 AM
Correct date for Hangout at Baker street is Friday, April 10th - Hey guys, I created a meetup at Baker Street but accidentally the date was today, not Friday so you may have overlooked it. It's on Friday, April 10th. Check it out- http://www.meetup.com/Swa­des/events/221647356/ Harriet B. Apr 6, 2015 7:15 PM
New Meetup: President's Day/Valentine's Day Hill Country Getaway - Announcing a new Meetup for Indians / Desis in Houston! What : http://www.meetup.com/Swades/events/220243188/ ">President's Day/Valentine's Day Hill Country Getaway When : James Feb 1, 2015 10:39 PM
Happy 2014 - Friends, Happy New Year! Hope you had a great start of the new year 2014. There is so much happening in the city, it's hard to keep track but I'm sure you had a place to bid Goodbye to 201 Ari Jan 1, 2014 6:34 PM
Disappointment: RSVP Changes Update - Hello   Even after constant reminders some members did not care to change their RSVP for the Meet and Greet event today. Please consider that when the organizer books a table for 20 people and just 10 show up Arch Oct 26, 2013 12:21 AM
Fwd: Create and edit Meetups on the go! - Friends, If you're an event organizer on Swades or any other meetup group, here is a piece of good news! This is something we have been asking for a long time - the ability to create/modify meetup events using mobile. Ari Oct 22, 2013 9:50 PM
Important MBA Survey -   Hello Members   Sorry for sending a mass email for survey. I need your help for an important assignment in school. Please take some time and complete the survey if you can. Its for one of my school projects. Arch Sep 30, 2013 4:12 PM
New Meetup: Random Desi Romance - at AMC Dunvale - Announcing a new Meetup for Indians / Desis in Houston! What : Random Desi Romance - at AMC Dunvale When : Friday, September 6,[masked]: Sabine Sep 5, 2013 1:00 PM
New Meetup: Random Desi Romance - at AMC Dunvale - Announcing a new Meetup for Indians / Desis in Houston! What : Random Desi Romance - at AMC Dunvale When : Friday, September 6,[masked]: Sabine Sep 5, 2013 1:00 PM
Discounted Tickets for DJ Suketu's Party - Friends, Ari Jul 1, 2013 9:49 AM
Seen these yet? - Folks,   The Houston summer is here - call it good, or bad, or ugly, it's here and we're out to make the best out of it. And, while we're making the best out of it... some of us are busy organizing some of the stuff (actually a lot of Ari Jun 30, 2013 3:05 PM
Discounted Tickets for DJ Suketu's Party - Friends, Good news! For those of you are planning to attend DJ Suketu's party on July 5th - our group has been offered a good 25% OFF on the regular ticket price. There is a Ari Jun 29, 2013 10:50 AM
Meetup details changed: Nautanki saala - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Swades/e­vents/114313162/ When : Sunday, April 14,[masked]:00 PM LK Apr 14, 2013 2:13 PM
Holi and Our Journey... - Friends, It's March and the sun has Ari Mar 23, 2013 3:42 PM
[Swades] Important message regarding RSVPs - Hello Friends I appeal again, resist the tendency to RSVP - "NO" If you can't attend don't RSVP . If everyone in the meetup responds No for RSVP Arch Feb 24, 2013 11:14 AM
Meetup details changed: Watch Kai Poi Che - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Swades/e­vents/105651362/ When : Saturday, February 23,[masked]:45 PM LK Feb 21, 2013 9:17 AM
Last Minute Changes? - Friends, Holidays are over and we're back on steam :-) the new year has already presented us with another opportunity to improve and I thought of sharing some. It happens Ari Jan 26, 2013 4:14 PM
[Swades] Important message regarding RSVPs - Hello Friends I appeal again, resist the tendency to RSVP - "NO" If you can't attend don't RSVP. If everyone in the meetup responds No for RSVP I will end up with at least 100+ No-s for every event.  However, I appreciate an Arch Jan 21, 2013 10:40 PM
Meetup details changed: Bookclub - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Swades/e­vents/100498662/ When : Sunday, January 27,[masked]:00 PM LK Jan 20, 2013 10:22 AM
Happy 2013 Swades - Preview not available Ari Jan 19, 2013 12:32 PM
Why do I care? - Preview not available Ari Dec 19, 2012 9:12 PM
Why do I care? - Preview not available Ari Dec 19, 2012 9:12 PM
Important message regarding RSVPs - Hello Friends I appeal again, resist the tendency to  RSVP - "NO" If you can't attend don't  RSVP . If everyone in the meetup responds No for  RSVP I will end up with at least 100+ No- Arch Dec 19, 2012 10:18 AM
Swades - Birthdays - Friends,   Do you know that we have a recurring event to celebrate Birthday of Swades folks each month? Yes, we do! Ever wondered how do we know who all have their Birthdays in a particular month? Here's how - we have this shared Ari Nov 20, 2012 1:56 PM
Rewind Swades - Friends, When we started our journey back in '09, never thought we will come together to grow into such a big family that we're today, with so many bonds created, so many celebrations together... a magnificent jour­ney indeed! Th Ari Nov 13, 2012 8:07 AM
Important message regarding RSVPs - Hello Friends I appeal again, resist the tendency to RSVP - "NO" If you can't attend don't RSVP. If everyone in the meetup responds No for RSVP I will end up with at least 100+ No-s for every event. Arch Oct 21, 2012 1:59 PM
Meetup details changed: Potluck - Celebrate October Birthdays 2012 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Swades/e­vents/85060692/ When : Friday, October 26,[masked]:00 PM   Arch Oct 18, 2012 9:08 AM
Desi Halloween Party - Friends,   Do you know your group has planned a party this Halloween? The party is all about having fun in our own style - Desi food (potluck), Games, Halloween costumes/make-up and a lot of fun!   If you haven't alrea Ari Oct 16, 2012 8:44 PM
Information on Job Openings - Folks, Don't want to send out many of such emails but thought mayb Ari Oct 11, 2012 9:43 PM
Swades Talk-time -   Friends, Ari Sep 30, 2012 10:04 PM
Connected on FB or G+? - Friends,   Hope the weekend is treating you well.   Those who have joined us in the last few months may not be aware that we also have a Facebook Group Ari Sep 30, 2012 10:13 AM
DJ Aqeel : Last Day to buy discounted tickets 19Aug 2012 (Today) - Friends We have got a great group discount for the DJ Aqeel Night. We have a limited number of tickets and the deadline to avail this off Arch Aug 19, 2012 8:39 PM
Important : DJ Aqeel Discounted Tickets. - Friends We have got a great group discount for the DJ Aqeel Night. We have a limited number of tickets and the  deadline to avail this offer is 19Aug 2012 . Arch Aug 18, 2012 10:39 PM
Group Policies Update - Friends,   Just made a couple of changes to the group policies based on your feedback. Please take a moment to read them and feel free to voice your thoughts:   Ari Jul 30, 2012 4:50 AM
Vibha event - Hello All, I have been able to get some discount for the tickets now if we purchase at least 5 tickets, so the tickets are going to cost $20 each instead of $25. Please let me know so that I can reserve that many tickets for all of us. On Ravi Jul 8, 2012 3:51 PM
Meetup details changed: Chai'n'Coffee + etc. etc. - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Swades/e­vents/71414012/ When : Saturday, July 7,[masked]:30 PM Ravi Jun 30, 2012 11:10 AM
Important - Group Policies - Friends,   It's been a while we highlighted that we have some basic guidelines in place on running this group. We have made some changes based on the recent feedback from our fellow Swades members.   Please take a mome Ari Jun 5, 2012 11:23 PM
Meetup Cancelled: A Night and Your Shining Armor - A Night and Your Shining Armor, scheduled to occur on Saturday, May 19,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. I am sorry for cancelling it because am just having some health issues with my kidney so wont be able Mahmood May 16, 2012 2:05 PM
Change of date for the play "ART" - I have changed the date from May 4th to May 11. The play is going to be played from May 4-6 and May 11-13 so you choose date according to your convenience. Please check the details on page. Ravi May 1, 2012 8:23 PM
Your thoughts? - Friends,   Hope you're enjoying a beautiful Sunday morning... many of us sure are, after an action packed Saturday with some back-to-back events! Most of us, who have b Ari Apr 29, 2012 9:36 AM
Swades Carom Tournament - Are you in? - Folks,   Some of us are planning a Carom tournament for our group only.. starting with some practice session. If this interests you, check out our Facebook page for more details and discussion on this. Here is the link if you haven't a Ari Apr 16, 2012 10:58 PM
General Announcement: Important Info on RSVPs - Hello Member I appeal again, resist the tendency to RSVP - "NO" If you can't attend don't RSVP. If everyone in the meetup responds No for RSVP I will end up with at least 100+ No-s for every event. However, I appreciate and Arch Mar 18, 2012 10:36 PM
Cooking Contest - your chance to judge! - Folks, Just a reminder of the Cooking Contest coming up next weekend - some of your brave fellow desis have come forward to take part in the cooking contest - Kitchen Spartans. Why not join them, encourage... while also taste som Ari Mar 17, 2012 6:42 PM
Lunch @ Kitchen Spartans? - Friends, Kind of surprizing that we have more cooks than tasters ;-) why not come out to encourage your meetup friends at this cooking contest? You can motivate them, Taste great fresh food, and yes... you will be The Jud Ari Mar 14, 2012 9:35 PM
They Cook, You Taste! - Friends, Just wanted to remind you of an upcoming event - " Kitchen Spartans ". This essentially is a Cooking Competition, but then there have to be people to Taste / Eat, and Judge ! Why not come o Ari Mar 13, 2012 10:09 PM
Cooking Competition - Are you in? - Friends In case you have missed the buzz there are several exciting events coming on our meetup. The oncoming Cooking competition is one of them. If you have a master chef in you, let the world know about it.. OR If you don't want to cook then Arch Mar 10, 2012 10:10 AM
Meetup : Visit to National Museum of Funeral History - Friends, Some of us are visiting the National Museum of Funeral History this weekend. The museum has offered a discount for a group of 25, as well as a two hours guided tour. If history interest you Arch Mar 8, 2012 11:08 PM
Holi Meetup - Important Info - Folks, Holi is now only 24hrs away... all set to Color and get colored?? Here are some serious details before we get into the 5th Gear of FUN: Be there at 12 , remember Ari Mar 3, 2012 9:52 AM
Low Key Dance Event Tonight - Dear Friends, Looking forward to dancing with you tonight at NiaMoves! If you are up for a one-of-a-kind dance and yoga experience, I hope you will join us. Fun dancing (easy to follow) will be followed by a user-friendly yoga cooldown an Elisabeth (. Jan 29, 2012 12:35 PM
A Gift to Swades (from Mihir) - Friends, When I mentioned few days ago that we have received one of the sweetest gifts ever to our group, I wasn't exactly talking about this. But this certainly tops what I was talking about! Here is what 14yr wonderboy Mihir (some of you may Ari Jan 22, 2012 12:20 PM
MAP Available: Taare Zameen Par 2.0: Xmas Lights - Junta: Please check out the light-viewing map and save it or print it before the event on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing you! I will be getting ready for a trip out of town the same day of the event, so if you can prepare yourselves well f Elisabeth (. Dec 20, 2011 3:00 PM
New Meetup: Play Outside! Fun Yoga & Labyrinth Walk :-) - Hi, Folks! In my new neighborhood, there is a treasure: The Labyrinth on the campus of UST. Let's play on it! We can do some walking meditation, and then play some fun yoga games. Let's get some fresh air. Best part about this mee Elisabeth (. Dec 16, 2011 12:56 PM
Re: [Swades] Taare Zameen Par 1.5 CHANGES to MAP - Ah, okay. Let me send you the map link. Would you be able to put it into the meetup page the nice way you did before? On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Ari < arisud Elisabeth (. Nov 25, 2011 2:04 PM
Re: [Swades] Taare Zameen Par 1.5 CHANGES to MAP - Cousin, I think something is wrong... the map link doesn't open anything specific. It opens the Google Maps home page only! On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM, Mira Elisabeth (Tara) < Ari Nov 25, 2011 11:08 AM
Re: [Swades] Taare Zameen Par 1.5 CHANGES to MAP - Hi Tara  Full map link is not there is does not show the route . On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM, Mira Elisabeth (Tara) < [address removed] Deepali Nov 25, 2011 1:17 AM
Taare Zameen Par 1.5 CHANGES to MAP - Dear Junta, Inspired by today's Thanksgiving fiesta, I drove our route tonight, and I have edited the map according to the highlights I noticed. The new route is also easier to drive. PLEASE PRINT or SAVE this map in your Elisabeth (. Nov 24, 2011 10:39 PM
Taare Zameen Par 1.5 Map for Friday 11/25 - Dear Friends, Here is the map for Friday's light-viewing extravaganza. If you haven't yet RSVP'd, let this serve as an enticement: come along :-) If you are coming with us, please print the directions and map Elisabeth (. Nov 21, 2011 11:37 AM
Get Ready for Taare Zameen Par 1.5 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Swades/e­vents/37068282/ When : Friday, November 25,[masked]:00 PM Elisabeth (. Nov 20, 2011 12:28 PM
Carnatic Concert for Children TODAY at 3 p.m. 11/20 - Dear Junta, This is Tara here. My voice teacher, the amazing Sri Rajarajeshwari Bhat, is going to give a concer today with her prodigy daughter. They will sing beautiful music as part of the Children's Museum of Elisabeth (. Nov 20, 2011 12:14 PM
Tomato Battle and lot more! - Thought... let you know about some of the exciting things coming on your meetup group! We don't slow down, do we? :) Here are some of the exciting things coming up soon! Ari Nov 10, 2011 9:24 PM
Meetup details changed: Trip to Dewberry Farm? - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Swades/e­vents/33630212/ When : Saturday, November 5,[masked]:00 PM Ravi Nov 4, 2011 5:05 PM
Re: [Swades] Important: Want to be an event organizer? - Hi Ari, I may be interested.Can you send me details? Btw,did'nt see your message for Art Karat.Do we have confirmations? Thanks On Oct 19,[masked]:24 AM, "Ari" < Anita V. Oct 19, 2011 7:56 AM
Important: Want to be an event organizer? - (Updated Subject) Folks,  They say stagnancy in scientific terms refe Ari Oct 19, 2011 7:15 AM
Important: Want to be an event organizer? - (Updated Subject) Folks,  They say stagnancy in scientific terms refe Ari Oct 19, 2011 7:15 AM
Important: We need Leaders! - Folks, They say stagnancy in scientific terms refers to non-living objects, therefore change is a must! So, here we are.. looking for fresh leaders , fresh flow of ideas, new finishe Ari Oct 18, 2011 10:03 PM
Diwali Potluck - Friends, Just so you know... its coming, and its coming on 29th Oct! The Potluck, or Indoor Games Night...whatever you call it, are typically the best events to meet your fellow desis...therefore they are v Ari Oct 10, 2011 10:37 PM
Re: [Swades] Congrats, we're now 500 !! - One word... WOW! Good job Ari! On Oct 2, 2011, at 5:06 PM, Ari < [address removed] > wrote: Shaheen Oct 3, 2011 1:06 AM
Fwd: [Swades] Congrats, we're now 500 !! - It rains when you hit the sky... so it works with talent! Here's an awesome tribute from our fellow desi - Irshad James Ari Oct 2, 2011 5:05 PM
Fwd: [Swades] Congrats, we're now 500 !! - It rains when you hit the sky... so it works with talent! Here's an awesome tribute from our fellow desi - Irshad James Ari Oct 2, 2011 5:05 PM
Re: [Swades] Congrats, we're now 500 !! - Congrats to one and all!!! Sent from my iPhone On Oct 2, 2011, at 3:46 PM, Ari < [address removed] > wrote: Simi Oct 2, 2011 5:00 PM
Congrats, we're now 500 !! - Fellow Fun-Desis: While the weather starts to get better, Lets cherish this news sooner than later! Our wonderful group just hit the 500 mark, 'know this is a journey, always o Ari Oct 2, 2011 3:45 PM
Congrats, we're now 500 !! - Fellow Fun-Desis: While the weather starts to get better, Lets cherish this news sooner than later! Our wonderful group just hit the 500 mark, 'know this is a journey, always o Ari Oct 2, 2011 3:45 PM
Our FB group - Folks, Ever wondered how do we get Real-time updates on our meetup events, or stay connected with our Fellow Desis when not meeting up. Here is our way... the Facebook Group, check out: & Ari Sep 20, 2011 9:17 PM
Are you on Facebook? - Folks, Did you know we have a Facebook Group as well? One of the best ways to stay connected with your meetup buddies.. Check out: http://www.facebook.com Ari Sep 5, 2011 3:44 PM
Are you on Facebook? - Folks, Did you know we have a Facebook Group as well? One of the best ways to stay connected with your meetup buddies.. Check out: http://www.facebook.com Ari Sep 5, 2011 3:44 PM
Our Sponsor's Event in Houston - Friends, One of our Sponsors - LiveNRI , have an organized an exhibition / event in Houston on 17th Sep - Sugarland Marriott Townsquare from 11am to 7pm . If you're interested in investing in Ari Sep 5, 2011 3:35 PM
RE: [Swades] 5 Bedroom 4600 sq feet Home for Sale in Sugar Land - user 1. Sep 1, 2011 8:23 AM
Free Yoga all Day Monday September 5 - Elisabeth (. Sep 1, 2011 12:11 AM
Meetup details changed: FREE Joyful Yoga @ Discovery Green - Namaste, All! I've added some more information about the ongoing free yoga classes at Discovery Green, which I have the pleasure of teaching every week, as part of my new professional life. Make new friends, and bond with your buddies in this playfully Elisabeth (. Sep 1, 2011 12:08 AM
Re: [Swades] Good News - Our Meetup Group is Featured!! - Nice. user 4. Aug 29, 2011 10:48 AM
Re: [Swades] Good News - Our Meetup Group is Featured!! - Good Going Everyone!!!!Proud To be part of it!! On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 11:16 PM, Ari < [address removed] > wrote: Hiral G. Aug 29, 2011 10:46 AM
Re: [Swades] Good News - Our Meetup Group is Featured!! - Wow.... Congrats !!! Good work Ari and all the organizers.! On Aug 28, 2011, at 11:16 PM, Ari < [address removed] > wrote: Shaheen Aug 28, 2011 11:19 PM
Good News - Our Meetup Group is Featured!! - Folks, Thought of sharing this interesting piece of news with you - Our Meetup Group is right now featured on the Meetup central Home Page!!  Cool, innit??? Ari Aug 28, 2011 11:16 PM
Good News - Our Meetup Group is Featured!! - Folks, Thought of sharing this interesting piece of news with you - Our Meetup Group is right now featured on the Meetup central Home Page!!  Cool, innit??? Ari Aug 28, 2011 11:16 PM
Two FUN events this weekend - Friends, Thought of letting you know about two Colorful events this weekend. One - a traditional Raas Garba on Indian festival Janmashtami, the other is a Dance for a Cause . Pick yours, or Pick b Ari Aug 26, 2011 3:14 PM
Volunteer Opportunities - Junta, Hot off the press from our Meetup friend Apeksha: Just wanted mention abt this volunteer opportunity on October 2nd (Sunday). There is a traditional&nbs Ari Aug 26, 2011 12:04 AM
Request from a Meetup Friend - Preview not available Ari Aug 21, 2011 10:07 PM
Request from a Meetup Friend - Preview not available Ari Aug 21, 2011 10:07 PM
Re: [Swades] August News from your sponsor US Department of State - Hey guys please refrain from emailing me And take me off your members list Iam living in Toronto,Canada And can no longer be a active member. Regards Sent from my iPhone user 2. Aug 20, 2011 6:07 PM
August News from your sponsor US Department of State - Ari Aug 20, 2011 2:15 PM
August News from your sponsor US Department of State - Ari Aug 20, 2011 2:15 PM
Need Room for a Lady - One of our meetup aspirants lady is looking for a room in Houston for about Four months. If you have any room to be rented, or know anyone who has, please contact: [address removed] Also posted in Classifieds: Ari Aug 5, 2011 11:08 PM
New Sponsor: LiveNRI and Pre-launch offer - Friends, Announcing a new collaboration our meetup group and LiveNRI - portal to Ari Aug 2, 2011 10:11 PM
New Sponsor: LiveNRI and Pre-launch offer - Friends, Announcing a new collaboration our meetup group and LiveNRI - portal to Ari Aug 2, 2011 10:11 PM
Important - Letter from US Department of State - Folks, Thought of sharing this with you. Your meetup group Swades  is now sponsored by US Department of State . Below is the July Newsletter from Ari Jul 31, 2011 12:04 PM
Important - Letter from US Department of State - Folks, Thought of sharing this with you. Your meetup group Swades  is now sponsored by US Department of State . Below is the July Newsletter from Ari Jul 31, 2011 12:04 PM
Beach Volleyball tournamnent - Folks, A message from our meetup member Varun Gupta: YAH is organizing Beach Volleyball tournamnent and we need one more people. Do you know any friend who playes well and who wants to join our team. team registration is 60 bucks so i Ari Jul 30, 2011 1:35 PM

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