Going Places & Exploring Spaces

With the holiday season approaching, its time to celebrate and share some good times. Please join us for our Annual Social on

Saturday , December 4th between 5 - 7 pm PST

Our socials are interactive events that offer the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other. This year we will travel virtually to South Asia. Please choose a place or monument in the region that you have visited... and share your 'story' with photographs/images If you have not travelled to South Asia, you can tell us which specific place you wish to visit, and why. It has been our tradition to wear something South Asian – it could be a scarf, jewelry, hair band, hat, clothing or anything you wish as long as it is visible on screen. 

Big Temple, Tanjore

Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

Ravi Reddy will start the evening with a short presentation on the"Monuments that inspired the design of the Taj Mahal."

There will be a $10 charge to participate in the event for which you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to dine at The Royal India Restaurant in San Diego, and for those out of town, a copy of SDMA'sEpic Tales from Ancient India. 

There will be an auction at the end of the event of some beautiful artwork!

The Bazaar, Oodipur, Rajpootana Actual page from the Illustrated London News, July 10, 1858

Pursuing Higher Education ..10" X 10" limited edition print by Maya Varadaraj

Please register ASAP on the link below:


Jai Varadaraj will be hosting the event and curating the show. After you register, please share images and text with Jai on or before the 1st of December 2021.

  • High-quality images of the place / monument( limit to 4)
  • A brief description of the image (title, where, when, why and what it means to you.)
  • Your presentation can be your experience or opinion about the place.
  • You will have 2 -3 mins to present / speak.
  • Deadline for submissions: December 1st or earlier.
  • Send images , descriptions or questions to Jai : saacsdma@gmail.com


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