Things I Would Do if I Had Time

Mutineers, I just can’t do it. I just can’t have fun for the next four weeks. Law school exams are coming up and for the next 21 days, you’ll find me in the Internet-free zone of the law library, soaking up a few fluorescent rays. But when I’m in panicked OCD mode, I tend to make lists. So here’s my SM list of things I would do if I had more time.

1) Blog about missing Illinois teen Maryam Chaudhary. I hope and pray that this girl is safe.

Skokie Patch reports that 16-year-old Zaineb Chaudhary was reported missing on March 11, and has not been in contact with her friends since March 12. Police at the time said that Chaudhary left voluntarily due to tensions with her parents, and Fox Chicago reported this week that those tensions might have been caused by plans for an arranged marriage.

2) See as many Satyajit Ray films as possible @ Lincoln Center’s Long Shadows: The Late Work of Satyajit Ray exhibit. Starting today, Film Society of Lincoln Center will celebrate one of India’s greatest filmmakers, Satyajit Ray. And I’m dying to see a few of these on the big screen, but no dice. Go, have some popcorn for me. (More about the festival from the Times)

Location: Walter Reade Theater in New York City (165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)

Date (s): April 19 through April 26.

Tickets: From $5 to $12 and are now on sale both at the box office and online. Discounts are available for Film Society members, seniors, and students. A special three-film pass is also available for $27, or $21 for seniors and students.

3) And of course, after that’s over, maybe check out some films at the New York Indian Film Festival. Like Daayen Ya Baayen.

4) Encourage kids (and non-kids) to enter the “Share Your Seva Plan” essay contest and win a trip to visit the White House.

To impact change and encourage new service ideas, HASC is sponsoring a widespread civic and service participation essay contest. We would like to hear your service plans in America and abroad! The winners of the contest will be recognized by HASC at the White House briefing in Washington D.C. 75 best entries will be invited to the White House for briefings. Nominees will be recognized on the second day of the conference at Georgetown University.

And that’s on my list. If you know of any other great events or contests coming up, share with us in the comments! And feel free to post news link in our “News” section on the right-hand side.

6 thoughts on “Things I Would Do if I Had Time

  1. good luck on your exams! (by wishing you good luck, i gain good karma that i can then use to do well on my own exams.) (wait, if i think about it, does it count?)

    anyway, good luck and see you at the nyiff?

  2. The formerly missing girl’s name is Zainab Chaudhary. Maryam is her 13-year old sister who was quoted in the original piece.

    Thanks for posting about that essay contest, I shared that with a number of young friends.

  3. Thanks for letting me know about Maryam Pushkar and Saheli! And atomicfunk07, I’d like to make it down for a few. Let me know when you’re going via Twitter and I’ll let you know :) And thanks for the wishes re: exams!