Theme of the year - Women Integration, Skills and Entrepreneurship

Events 2013-14


Events for the Month of June 2014

Officer In-charge: Sweta Shukla, Dy. Director                    Email-id: sweta.shukla@imcnet.org

  • Vaastu and Feng Shui with Jagriti Kajaria - 2nd June, 2014

    Vaastu and Feng Shui with Jagriti Kajaria


    Date:    2nd June 2014, Monday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Vaastu Shashtra and Feng Shui are an ancient art and science of creating balance and harmony in our lives by the effective management of our environment. Combining all the five elements of nature and balancing them with man and materials, thus paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment. Like any other science, this knowledge is universal, rational, practical and utilitarian. It is not a religion but a science.

    Learn the basics of these sciences which will be revealed at the talk by Ms. Jagriti Kajaria as she enlightens us on these ancient arts.

    By incorporating the principles of both these sciences, we can all get our energy flowing positively and live more in harmony with the nature around us.

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Bijal Doshi
    Chairperson

    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria, Ms. Padma Vazirani, Ms. Toral Lathia

  • Sign off with a Bang!! - 6th June, 2014

    Sign off with a Bang!!


    Date:    6th June 2014, Friday
    Time:    3.30pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Let’s reminisce the eventful and successful year by coming together for the last event of 2013 -2014 dressed in one’s finest traditional livery to walk the ramp and set the stage on fire.

    You could represent any of the below mentioned states:

    • Gujarat
    • Punjab
    • Maharashtra
    • Rajasthan
    • Kerala
    • West Bengal
    • Kashmir

    “A grand finale not to be missed”

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Chairperson

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Anuja Mittal, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Sujata Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia

    Register your name with IMC Ladies Wing Office - Tel No: 022 22823013 / 22046633 (Ext: 614 / 627 / 605 / 132)

  • Annual General Meeting 2013–14, Woman of the year Award And Award for Banking & Finance 2013-2014 - 12th June, 2014

    Annual General Meeting 2013–14, Woman of the year Award And Award for Banking & Finance 2013-2014


    Date:    12th June 2014, Thursday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Ms. Leena Vaidya, President IMC Ladies’ Wing will conclude her successful tenure at the Annual General Meeting; also Wing is honoured to present the Woman of the year & Award of Banking and Finance 2013 – 2014 at the AGM with a view to acknowledge and give recognition to the contribution of astounding women.

    We welcome you all for this august gathering.

    Organized by: Ladies Wing of IMC


Events for the Month of May 2014

Officer In-charge: Sweta Shukla, Dy. Director                    Email-id: sweta.shukla@imcnet.org

  • The New Indian Woman - 5th May, 2014

    The New Indian Woman


    Date:    5th May 2014, Monday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.


    Today Women Empowerment has made a striking Impact on the Socio--Cultural Scenario. To enhance this Empowerment, an Effective knowledge of PR nuances will help us to achieve super success in our personal & professional lives.

    To increase our awareness, we have today, the Multi-faceted Super Genius - The Doyen of the Advertising & PR World, the THESPIAN of the Indian Theatre - Mr. Alyque Padamsee, who will help us give gain valuable insights, into his intellectual analysis & interpretation of - The New Indian WOMAN.

    Regarded as the father of Modern Indian advertising Alyque has built over 100 brands.

    Padamshree Award winner, Alyque, who is very committed to Public Service work, is currently advising & guiding the Bombay Police Force in a campaign against Eve Teasing and sexual molestation on the city streets.

    His best-seller book on Advertising entitled a Double Life is prescribed in business schools. His perfect portrayal of JINNAH, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, TUGHLAQ in his inimitable style can never be surpassed. ALYQUE is the only Indian to be voted into the International Clio Hall of Fame, the Oscars of World Advertising.

    Join us to actively participate in this highly Intellectual session with Erudite Scholar - Alyque Padamsee.

    Organized by: PR& Media Committee

    Ms. Mahalakshmi Kumar
    Chairperson

  • Design Workshop - 7th May, 2014

    Design Workshop


    Date:    7th May 2014, Wednesday
    Time:    2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.


    "Entrepreneur’s Design Workshop – EXTRAORDINARY BY DESIGN"
  • Screening of The Award Winning Movie ‘The Japanese Wife’ - 22nd May, 2014

    Screening of the award winning movie ‘The Japanese Wife’


    Date:    22nd May 2014, Thursday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    We cordially invite you for the screening of yet another classic movie ‘The Japanese Wife’

    The Japanese Wife is an epistolary romantic Indian film directed by Bengali filmmaker Aparna Sen. The movie features Rahul Bose, Raima Sen, Moushumi Chatterjee, and Japanese actress Chigusa Takaku in the title role.

    Snehamoy, a school teacher in the Sunderbans, and Miyage, a young girl in Japan, meet through letters, fall in love over letters and even get married through letters! They have been married for 15 years, but have never met.

    A tender, lyrically – told, stunningly – photographed film where Shehamoy and Miyagi go the distance for their love. A love poem twisting through moments of happiness, fun, sorrow and sometimes even the bizarre woven admirably by Aparna Sen.

    Experience the romantic journey through the film!

    Register your name with the Ladies’ Wing office now!

    Special Events Committee
    Ms. Kalpana Singhania Ms. Parul Patel

    Organized by: Cinema Cinema

    Ms. Bharathi Pradhan, Ms. Surbhi Ghatalia

    Members
    Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nisha Shah, Ms. Yama Mascarenhas.

  • “I Could Have Painted That” – Appreciating Modern Art - 27th May, 2014

    “I Could Have Painted That” – Appreciating Modern Art


    Date:    27th May 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  GALLERY 7, G 3, Ground Floor, Oricon House, 12/14 Rampart Row, K. Dubhash Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 22183996 / 9520.

    An exciting dialogue with renowned artist Prabhakar Kolte at the prestigious family owned 'Gallery 7' along with well-known art collector Sanjiv Bhambri

    What is Modern Art? What makes it so special to command such high prices? How does one differentiate between master pieces a collector's item and a mediocre work of art? We will get an insight into such questions as artist Mr. Kolte, Gallery owner Mrs. Chandra Sachdev and collector Mr. Bhambri, inform, discuss and enlighten us on the nuances of modern art.

    Prabhakar Kolte is a well known artist from the J.J. School of Art. Kolte’s forte is abstract & modern art and is a much-sought after artist in the country.

    Mr. Sanjiv Bhambri has been collecting Indian Art since the last 2 decades. His passion has driven him to build a formidable collection with a range of works from leading Indian artists as well as contemporary artists.

    Gallery 7 is one of the country’s most premier contemporary art destinations. It has showcased the works of numerous prominent artists as well as supported young talent.

    After the event, there will be a High Tea hosted by Gallery 7.

    There will be limited capacity at the venue. Those interested should register in advance at the Ladies’ Wing office. (Tel: 022 – 22026633). Registration will be on first come first served basis (Limited to Ladies Wing members only)

    Organized by: Art & Culture Appreciation Committee

    Anar Shah
    Chairperson

    Nayana Coulagi
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Minal Vaghani, Ms. Radha Bajaj


Events for the Month of April 2014

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • The Chic Garage Sale - 7th April, 2014

    The Chic Garage Sale


    Date:    7th April 2014, Monday
    Time:    11.00 am to 7.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Exquisite costume jewellery, antique lifestyle pieces, branded bags, watches, sunglasses and other exclusive items all under one roof for sale.

    The IMC Ladies’ Wing cordially invites you for the first ever ‘The Chic Garage Sale’. This one day sale will give you a chance to buy all branded products at one place at a reasonable price. This exhibition cum sale will provide you products which are one of a kind and from all over the world.

    Grab the best items for you!!!

    Members
    Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Parul Patel, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. M Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Sandhya Mukundan

  • Allure of Benaras Weave - 10th April, 2014

    Allure of Benaras Weave


    Date:    10th April 2014, Thursday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    India has been privileged in having the luxury of exotic textiles and fabrics through centuries! But with the advent of machine made fabrics the fine art of weaving is slowly dying out.

    The documentary on the Weavers of Banaras tells us the story of the efforts to revive and sustain the exotic designs and traditional weaves.

    Ms. Sarita Hegde Roy, COO of Taj Khazana (a part of Taj Hotels), will show and talk to us about the efforts being made to revive designs and weaves adapting them to today's requirement. We hope you enjoy the traditional and the contemporary!

    Organized by: Art & Culture Appreciation Committee

    Ms. Anar Shah
    Chairperson

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Minal Vaghani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Dr. Smita Dandekar

  • Know Your Consumer Rights - 17th April, 2014

    Know Your Consumer Rights


    Date:    17th April, Thursday
    Time:    2.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Do you know your Consumer rights?

    The definition of Consumer right is 'the right to have information about the quality, potency, quantity, purity, price and standard of goods or services’, as it may be the case, but the consumer is to be protected against any unfair practices of trade. It is very essential for the consumers to know these rights.

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao will enlighten the members about their consumer rights as well as about the courts and procedures that follow with the infringement of one’s rights.

    Ms. Rao has worked as member-Judge in Consumer Courts. She has unique experience of deciding cases for 18 years on the bench from District Forum, Mumbai, State Commission, Maharashtra and National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Her book 'Consumer Is King' has been released in 12 languages and she has authored another concise book 'Consumer Rights & You' where important landmark judgments on real cases are given in simple language.

    Don’t miss an opportunity to know your basic consumer rights. Prior registration is advisable.

    Organized by: Legal Council Committee

    Ms. M Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson

    Ms. Poorvi Chothani
    Co-Chairperson

    Members: Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Ketki Jaykar, Ms. Ranjana Iyer, Ms. Renu Parekh

  • “Sleep”… The long and short of it - 22nd April, 2014

    “Sleep”… The long and short of it


    Date:    22nd April 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    As newborns and infants, we slept for hours through the day and night; but, as problems and stresses of daily life increased (not to mention, irregular food habits, pollution, competition, and influx of gadgets ) our sleep hours reduced along with reduced immunity and a big compromise on its quality.

    Ms. Bijal Doshi will give us a presentation on myths and realities about Sleep Deprivation. She will give us an insight on ways to overcome various sleep disorders like insomnia, panic attacks, hyper anxiety, dreams etc.

    Ms. Doshi is a certified Yoga Therapist, who conducts several group classes in South Mumbai since 14 years and has been passionately sharing the knowledge she has in the field of Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Acupressure and Body Balance which fall under the umbrella of Ashtang Yoga. She will help de-mystify the suggested therapies some of us already practice and why they may not have given the intended outcome of overcoming the problems through herbal remedies, Yoga asanas, Pranayam, meditation and Yoga Nidra.

    Join the session to get your sleep in order!!!

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Bijal Doshi
    Chairperson

    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria, Ms. Padma Vazirani, Ms. Toral Lathia

Please Note: The event scheduled for the 31st of March “Know Your Consumer Rights” has been postponed to 17th April 2014 at 2.30 pm


Events for the Month of March 2014

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • Women’s Health Check - Up - 5th March, 2014

    Women’s Health Check - Up


    Date:    5th March 2014, Wednesday
    Time:    10:00 am
    Venue:  BYL Nair Hospital, Dr. Anandrao Nair Marg, Mumbai Central East, Mumbai Central, Mumbai.

    Prevention is the best defense against cancer. The second best defense is early detection. Breast and cervical cancers are two of the most common forms of cancer affecting women today. As a special offer for the upcoming International Women’s Day, we are organizing a Women’s Health Checkup Camp at BYL Nair Hospital which will comprise of a talk on cancer prevention followed by clinical examination. This will include a Pap smear in Gynaec OPD, Clinical Breast Examination by a Surgeon, Pelvic Ultrasound and Mammography by a Radiologist. This checkup is highly recommended for women above the age of 40.

    Registration Details

    Pre-registration is compulsory. Maximum Capacity is 50 ladies. Preference will be given to IMC members. Registration will be taken on a first-come first-served basis.

      IMC Members Non - Members
    Date Registration open immediately* 3rd March 2014 only**
    Registration Fees (Non Refundable) Rs. 100 Rs. 200

    *Last date of registration is 3rd March or 50 registrations, whichever is earlier. No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

    **Non-member registrations will be accepted on 3rd March 2014 only if maximum capacity is not reached by that date.

    Organized by: Health & Fitness Committee

    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Chairperson

    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Anar Shah, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Rupande Parekh

  • IMPACT 2014 – International Women’s Day Conclave - 8th March, 2014

    IMPACT 2014 – International Women’s Day Conclave


    Date:    8th March, Saturday
    Time:    2.00 pm onwards
    Venue:  Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

    IMPACT is an initiative of the Ladies’ Wing to recognize and celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women. For several years, the Ladies’ Wing has organized conclaves exploring varied themes through panel discussions and seminars in the areas of law, media, culture, business, health and rural development.

    This year, we are celebrating womanhood by launching “INK Women”. Since its inception, INK has created a well-established community of luminaries. The INK community is truly unique in its global reach as well as the incredible stories and ideas of its members.

    The exhilarating event comprise of two sessions. The first session will include brilliant and inspiring talks from a variety of speakers, including internationally acclaimed speakers and local heroes from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

    Following this session, the incredibly talented The Shiamak Davar Dance Company will enthrall the audience with their exhilarating and electrifying performance.

    The registration fees are: (inclusive of all taxes)

    Platinum pass : Rs. 2,000/-
    Gold pass : Rs. 1,500/-
    Silver pass : Rs. 1,000/-

    Kindly collect the passes from IMC Ladies Wing Office
    Mode of payment: Cheque drawn in favour of - IMC Ladies’ Wing or Cash

    Tickets will also be available at the Rhythm House

    Organized by: IMPACT Committee 2014

    Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson

    Ms. Parul Patel
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Anjeli Hazari, Ms. Arti Surendranath, Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Farhana Vohra, Ms. Kalpana Shah, Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Sandhya Mukundan

  • Trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos - 9th to 18th March 2014

    Trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos


    Date:    9th to 18th March 2014

    The travel and excursion committee of the Ladies’ Wing has planned a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos for 10 days from 9th to 18th March 2014.

    09th March Day 1 Mumbai -Bangkok to Siem Reap
    10th March Day 2 Siem Reap tour
    11th March Day 3 HCM – Mekong Delta tour
    12th March Day 4 HCM- Cu chi tunnel, city tour
    13th March Day 5 Ha Noi
    14th March Day 6 Hanoi - HaLong 2D/1N Cruise
    15th March Day 7 Halong-Luang Pranbang (via Hanoi)
    16th March Day 8 Luang Prabang
    17th March Day 9 Luang Prabang cooking class
    18th March Day 10 Luang Prabang – Bangkok - Mumbai

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Registration started!!! Register yourself now!!!
    The Vietnam trip is open to 30 IMC Ladies’ Wing members only.
    (First cum first serve basis)
    Cost of the trip: Rs. 2.2 Lakh per person (all inclusive)

    You may collect the complete itinerary of the trip from the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Organized by: Travel & Excursion Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson

    Ms. Shaila Mehta
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Kruti Parekh, Ms. Rita Kapadia

  • Spirituality in Daily life - 24th March, 2014

    Spirituality in Daily life


    Date:    24th March, Monday
    Time:    5.00 p.m.
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Spirituality differs from person to person. For some, it's about participating in organized religion: going to shrines. For others, it's more personal: Some people get in touch with their spiritual side through prayer, yoga, meditation, and for some it is the search to know our real self, to discover the true nature of consciousness.

    We take great pleasure to inform you that Sister Shivani, who daily imbibes knowledge to several people through her "Awakening with Brahma Kumaris", aired on Astha channel will address all of us at IMC.

    Sister Shivani completed her Electronics Engineering graduate degree as a Gold Medalist from Pune University in 1994. She was honored with Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award by ASSOCHAM Ladies League for her Excellence in Empowering Spiritual Consciousness.

    She will be speaking about her philosophy in disseminating humanity through spirituality to people from all walks of life across the world. Spirituality here does not equate to any particular religion; it is about righteousness and a way of life.

    Do not miss the opportunity to interact with her!!!

    We look forward to see you in large number. Prior registration is advisable.

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Chairperson

    Ms. Naina Coulagi
    Co-Chairperson

    Members: Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Anuja Mittal, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Sujata Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia

  • Screening of The Oscar Nominated Movie – “Raise The Red Lantern” - 26th March, 2014

    Screening of the Oscar nominated movie – “Raise the Red Lantern”


    Date:    26th March 2014, Wednesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee room, 2nd floor, IMC building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    "Raise the Red Lantern" – A Tale of Beauty and Passion.

    We cordially invite you for the screening of the Oscar nominated movie “Raise the Red Lantern”

    This sumptuously photographed drama, set in Northern China in the 1920s is based on the novel -Wives and Concubines by Su Tong. The story of the film depicts the travails of a concubine who has just joined the household of a rich family. Raise the Red Lantern's true subject is the wives/concubines who vie for his attention, hoping that the lanterns will be lit at their house indicating his favour. The movie is a masterpiece of 1990s. It is pure cinema. In Raise the Red Lantern that very expressive yearning for something more in life, something beyond the present circumstances, is what dominates the visual expression.

    Come and enjoy the classic with one and all!!!

    Register you name with the IMC Ladies’ Wing office now!!!

    Special Events Committee
    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Ms. Parul Patel

    Organized by: Cinema Cinema

    Ms. Bharathi Pradhan
    Chairperson

    Ms.Surbhi Ghatlia
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms.Naina Kamani, Ms.Nisha Shah, Ms.Yama Mascarenhas


Events for the Month of February 2014

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • Breaths of Glory at Alibaug - 5th February, 2014

    Breaths of Glory at Alibaug - Up


    Date:    5th February 2014, Wednesday
    Time:    7:30 am
    Venue:  Ruia House, Rewas Road, Opp. Sai Inn, Chondi Village.

    Be a part of holistic day out at Amla Ruia’s beautiful abode ‘Shivoham’ at Alibaug with Leena Vaidya and Bijal Doshi.

    The programme for the day:

    Assemble at the Gateway of India at 7:30 am sharp to take a catamaran cruise for Alibaug. (Cruise at 8.15 am)

    Brace yourself for “Breaths of Glory” a Yoga & Pranayam session under the guidance of Bijal Doshi followed by Meditation conducted by our President Leena Vaidya in the ambience and aroma of her amazing Meditation hall.

    This will be followed by a sumptuous South Indian Lunch.

    The afternoon will be a Q&A Session/Fun &Fellowship.

    Return from Alibaug will be around 4.30 pm.

    Registration charge: Rs 500/- (inclusive of Catamaran ride) only for members.

    Limited seats available! Prior registration mandatory!

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Bijal Doshi
    Chairperson

    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria, Ms. Padma Vazirani, Ms. Toral Lathia

  • Special Art Exhibition at ‘The Museum’ - 6th February, 2014

    Special Art Exhibition at ‘The Museum’


    Date:    6th February, Thursday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.

    Witness a special presentation and a guided tour of two unique art exhibitions “Flemish Masters'' and "The Cyrus Cylinder"

    The first is collection, “Flemish Masters” are exclusive paintings and engravings from the 17th century and includes the Flemish masterpieces in the CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya)

    The second, “The Cyrus Cylinder” is a declaration of Emperor Cyrus of ancient Persia and is acknowledged to be the forerunner of the Magna Carta and the modern-day Bill of Rights - and even goes much beyond those too.

    The programme will last for 1 hour 15 mins (including the presentation)

    Entry is limited to 30 IMC Ladies’ Wing members only. The members have to report at the Museum by 2.45 pm on that day.

    Please register your name immediately at the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Organized by: Special Events Committee

    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Chairperson

    Ms. Parul Patel
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Ameeta Khanna, Ms. Kalpana Shah, Ms. Nayantara Jain, Ms. Ranjana Salgaocar, Ms. Shibani Agarwal, Ms. Vanita Bhandari

  • Screening of A National Award Winning Movie – The Good Road - 17th February, 2014

    Screening of a National Award Winning movie – The Good Road


    Date:    17th February 2014, Monday
    Time:    3.00 p.m.
    Venue:  Madhuli Gardens, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai-400 018

    “Rare cinematic experience for film buffs – Calling call cinema lovers"

    The Ladies’ wing proudly announces the opening of an exclusive Film Club for its members. Watch a movie, interact with prominent people associated with a film, participate in exciting film related events, the club has a bi-monthly treat lined up for its members. Join the fun!

    The new Movie Club will be flagged off with the screening of “The Good Road”, India’s entry to the Oscars.

    The Good Road is a 2013 Indian drama film written and directed by Gyan Correa. The film was selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. The film won the award for Best Gujarati film at the 60th National Film Awards. The film is told in a hyperlink format, where several stories are intertwined with the center of the action being a highway in the rural lands of Gujarat near the town of Kachch. The film is the first Gujarati film ever selected to represent India at the Oscars.

    The Director Mr. Gyan Correa will be present to interact with the members and share his experience.

    Organized by: Movie Club

    Ms. Bharathi Pradhan
    Chairperson

    Ms. Surbhi Ghatalia
    Co-Chairperson

    Hosted by: Special Events Committee

    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Chairperson

    Ms. Parul Patel
    Co-Chairperson

  • Aromatherapy And Color Therapy – 26th February, 2014

    AROMATHERAPY and COLOR THERAPY


    Date:    26th February 2014, Wednesday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    With today’s hectic lifestyles, we rarely allow ourselves time to just sit back, relax and breathe deeply. Unmanaged stress can change the internal environment of the human body and cause major imbalances and diseases. Aromatherapy and Color Therapy are two fields of alternative medicine which help to de-stress and promote a sense of well being and calmness.

    Aromatic plant extracts have been used in medicine for thousands of years, to improve health and restore balance to the body. Each extract has different therapeutic properties to address various imbalances by triggering the body’s natural healing process. It has been known for eons that color plays a major role in setting up a particular state of mind. Color can affect one's feelings, moods and emotions. Using and avoiding certain colors is a way of self-expression; it sheds light on our personality.

    Come and be a part of this Aromatherapy and Color Therapy session to understand what suits your personality the best and learn how you can live a healthier life. You can learn how to balance your Chakras through basic scents and colors depending on the results of your personality test that Omved will conduct in this session.

    'To live and let live in complete consciousness' is the founding principle of Omved. It is their firm conviction that everyone can benefit from the Vedic traditions of India. Omved strives to create and sustain a world where each of its products is natural, handcrafted, fair trade, made in India and biodegradable.

    For more information visit http://www.omvedstore.in/

    Organized by: Health & Fitness Committee

    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Chairperson

    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Anar Shah, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Rupande Parekh


Events for the Month of January 2014

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • 21st IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2013 - 7th January, 2014

    21st IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2013


    Date:    7th January 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    4.00 p.m.
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Ladies’ Wing – Indian Merchants’ Chamber
    Smt. Leena Vaidya, President

    and Members of the Executive Committee
    cordially invite you to the presentation of the

    21st IMC Ladies’ Wing
    Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2013

    to

    Smt. Thinlas Chorol
    Founder, Ladakhi Women’s Travel Co.
    for her outstanding contribution towards
    Rural Entrepreneurship

    By

    Chief Guest
    Smt. Rohini Nilekani
    Founder-Chairperson, Arghyam Trust

  • Screening of New Marathi Film – ‘Pitruroon’ - 13th January, 2014

    Screening of New Marathi Film – ‘Pitruroon’


    Date:    13th January, Monday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee room, 2nd floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    Sudha Murthy's heart-tugging love story

    Come and be a part of a wonderfully different cinematic experience. Nitish Bharadwaj (Lord Krishna of Mahabharat) turns director with Pitruroon, the story of archaeologist Venkatesh Kulkarni who bumps into his look-alike just after his father has died leaving behind an unfulfilled wish. Kulkarni's quest to unravel the last wish is aided by Destiny as he follows his look-alike and stumbles upon the secret life of his father.

    It's now the son's duty to set right the wrong done to Bhagirathi, a widow who had to bury her desires long ago.

    With Sachin Khedekar playing the two Venkatesh Kulkarnis with aplomb and veteran Tanuja wonderful in the touching role of Bhagirathi, an afternoon watching Pitruroon will be a rare treat. Topped with a tete-a-tete with actor-turned-director Nitish Bharadwaj.

    Reserve your seats right away!

    Organized by: Film & Book appreciation committee

    Ms. Bharathi Pradhan
    Chairperson

  • Malay Wedding Showcase - 23rd January, 2014

    Malay Wedding Showcase


    Date:    23rd January 2014, Thursday
    Time:    3.30 p.m.
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai

    Ladies which one of us doesn’t love a big fat wedding? And especially an EXOTIC MALAY WEDDING here in the heart of the IMC Building?

    Travel on IMC’s Ladies wing visa all the way to a dream destination called ‘MALAYSIA – TRULY ASIA’ in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

    Yes, all you beautiful ladies are invited to the wedding ceremony of two beautiful souls – a chance of a life time to be a part of a beautiful musical and romantic wedding, complete with Malay music and traditional Malay food especially imported from Malaysia for this one of a kind – magical evening!

    Not to mention taking back memories of this lovely nation’s Malay wedding custom, but also special gifts!

    We will be witnessed to the, “Bersanding” ceremony of the wedding day, which consists of a “Pelamin” or raised dais, prepared for the bride and groom to represent their throne, as they are treated as King and Queen for the day. Relatives who partake in this “tepung tawar” or blessing custom will anoint the couple’s palm with scented water, pandan, potpouri and rice. This will be followed up with the “Kenduri” a mouth-watering traditional vegetarian feast!

    It will be a very colourful affair complete with music, dancing and traditional livery!

    Not to mention some fun Malay custom.

    So let’s make a date to attend a Malay wedding on the 23rd January and get some of our gorgeous clothes ready to don for the occasion!

    Come one come all.

    Organized by: NGO Committee

    Ms. Mohini Mathur
    Chairperson

    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Rita Agarwal, Ms. Rukshana Vahanvaty, Ms. Maria Bhavnani

  • Love Your Teeth – You Only Have ONE Set!!! – 29th January, 2014

    Love Your Teeth – You Only Have ONE Set!!!


    Date:    29th January 2014, Wednesday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Dentists are perhaps the most feared of all medical professionals, yet a beautiful smile and healthy teeth are often the very basic needs for our happiness and social acceptance. Healthy teeth not only enable us to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly as well.

    Dentistry encompasses a wide variety of procedures both functional and cosmetic which are painless and have extremely predictable outcomes. A glowing, healthy and vibrant smile is no longer the exclusive privilege of millionaires and movie stars. The field of dentistry is growing in leaps and bounds, and newer technologies allow dentists to offer patients endless treatment possibilities for all types of oral and dental concerns.

    Dentist Dr. Radhika Parekh completed her masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, which encompasses the branch of dentistry that not only deals with the replacement of missing teeth by way of dental implants, but also with cosmetic procedures for aligning teeth such as porcelain laminate veneers and smile designing. In this session, she will be discussing the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry and implantology as well as the scope and benefits of routine dental treatment and the changing impact it can have on one’s health and social well-being. She will also share some valuable tips on teeth and gum friendly foods and eating habits.

    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Chairperson

    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Anar Shah, Ms. Rupande Parekh

Events for the Month of December 2013

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • CHAI with DIVYA… - 5th December, 2013

    CHAI with DIVYA…


    Date:     5th December 2013, Thursday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Ladies Wing takes pride to welcome renowned actress Ms. Divya Dutta who is known for her work predominantly in Bollywood and Punjabi cinema.

    She has gained critical acclaim and recognition in famous movies like Veer Zara, Heroine, Special 26 and latest Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

    Let’s know from her about the twists & turns that have made her such a special actress and also what motivates her to take such challenging and diverse roles

    Register soon at the Ladies Wing office.

    Organized by: Film & Book Appreciation Committee

    Ms. Bharathi Pradhan
    Chairperson

  • Overcoming Depression – The Silent Killer - 11th December, 2013

    Overcoming Depression – The Silent Killer


    Date:     11th December 2013, Wednesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Depression, to many, is embarrassing and often thought of as a weakness. Many women underestimate its seriousness, tend to blame it on hormones and suffer silently without seeking medical intervention. One out of five women and one out of ten men will experience major depression over the course of their lifetime.

    In this session Dr. Shamsah Sonawalla will talk about depression - the silent epidemic affecting women globally and will discuss several treatment options, including medication, psychotherapy, lifestyle changes and new state-of-the art treatments such as Repetitive Tran cranial Magnetic Stimulation.

    Dr. Shamsah Sonawalla is Associate Director of Psychiatry Research and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Center. She is the Founder of TransMag Well-Being Clinic, and former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. and Duke University Medical Center, U.S.A.She is a practicing psychiatrist for over 15 years, and has worked extensively in this field across India and the United States. She obtained her M.D. degree in psychiatry from Bombay University and completed her postdoctoral training in psychiatry at Harvard.

    Organized by: Health & Fitness Committee

    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Chairperson

    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Anar Shah, Ms. Rupande Parekh

  • Human Impact presents EMOTIONAL VICTORY ENHANCEMENT by Ms. Lata Gwalani - 13th December, 2013

    Human Impact presents EMOTIONAL VICTORY ENHANCEMENT by Ms. Lata Gwalani


    Date:    13th December 2013, Friday
    Time:    11.00 am to 4.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai

    After the successful interactive session with the ladies’ wing members, Ms. Lata Gwalani will conduct a workshop for Women on Emotional Management.

    Women are often being labeled ‘emotional’ in the work place and also in their personal lives due to their ability to experience a wider and more intense range of emotions. The workshop will help them discover how to turn around the label ‘emotional’ into a positive power house. It will enable individuals to identify their inner feelings and emotions and use them appropriately and effectively in everyday situations.

    Workshop Content

    • Introduction to EI and Women’s emotional strengths
    • Living life by the inner radar – tuning into intuition
    • How emotional savvy are you? Test your EI
    • Building EI literacy and vocabulary
    • Meditating your way to improved EI

    Methodology: This is a highly interactive and experiential workshop with a good blend of concept sharing, group activities, exercises and games.

    Limited to only 25 members! Register Now!

    Registration Fee: (Including Tea / Coffee and Lunch)
    Ladies’ Wing Members: Rs. 1000/- (inclusive of taxes)
    Non Members: Rs. 1200/- (inclusive of taxes)

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Chairperson

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Anuja Mittal, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Sujata Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia

  • Harnessing the Mind Power - 18th December, 2013

    Harnessing the Mind Power


    Date:    18th December 2013, Wednesday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai

    Do you know that most people use only 10% of their mind power? The remaining 90% called the sub-conscious mind is like wish granting genie, the one that Alladin had. It can grant you your biggest desires, goals and wishes.

    SHUMI SHETTY, a certified mind power trainer, will enlighten us about how to communicate with our sub-conscious mind so that we can create the life of our dreams and also about discovering our mind power to achieve success, wealth happiness or whatever we desire.

    Her mission in life is to empower every individual to create their own reality by harnessing the power of their mind. She conducts seminars on Mind Power where she teaches individuals to harness the power of their Sub-conscious mind.

    Be a part of this unique event to strengthen your MIND POWER

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Bijal Doshi
    Chairperson

    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria, Ms. Padma Vazirani, Ms. Toral Lathia

  • Christmas Party - 23rd December, 2013

    Christmas Party


    Date:    23rd December 2013, Monday
    Time:    4 pm to 6 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai

    Its Christmas time.......

    Let’s make merry, sing carols and bring in the season of good cheer as it is Christmas time.

    The Programme Committee welcomes all the members to the Christmas Party to indulge in some gaiety and loads of fun.

    Put on our dancing shoes as evening will liven up with vibrant live singing and dance followed by a sumptuous high tea.

    The dress code for the evening is western wear with red and white combination.

    The registrations charges are Rs. 300/- inclusive of all taxes.

    Kindly register at the earliest. The event is only for Ladies’ Wing members.

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Chairperson

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co-Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Anuja Mittal, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Sujata Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia


Events for the Month of November 2013

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • Exploring Nashik and Sula vineyard - 11th to 13th November, 2013

    Exploring Nashik and Sula vineyard


    Date:   11th to 13th November 2013

    Let’s rejuvenate ourselves by exploring the Wine Capital of India – Nashik!

    The travel and excursion committee has planned a trip to Nashik from 11th to 13thNovember, 2013 for the members of the IMC Ladies’ Wing.

    The 3 day trip will comprise:

    • Stay at Beyond resort at Sula vineyard
    • Witnessing the Palki of Trimbakeshwar
    • Visit to Sula Vineyard and wine tasting
    • Visit to the Gargoti rock museum

    The tour will start from IMC Building on 11th November at 6.30 am

    The tour will cost Rs. 14,000/- per person which will include travel by Volvo bus, stay, all meal and sightseeing.

    Last day of registration is 15th October, 2013. Amount has to be paid at the ladies’ wing office to confirm your registration.

    Limited 40 seats for IMC Ladies’ Wing members!
    Hurry!!! Book your trip now!

    Organized by: Travel & Excursion Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson

    Ms. Shaila Mehta
    Co-Chairpersons

    Members
    Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Mr. Bina Choksi, Ms. Kruti Parekh, Ms. Rita Kapadia

    Note: Pick up and drop will be from IMC only. The bus will not stop on the way to pick up any member.


Events for the Month of October 2013

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • Women Entrepreneur Exhibition 2013

    Women Entrepreneur Exhibition 2013


    Pre Diwali Shopping Extravaganza in Mumbai & New Delhi

    Set your date and be a part of the glitz and glamour! Ms. Leena Vaidya, President, IMC Ladies Wing proudly invites you for the Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition. It has been a successful journey with our Women Entrepreneurs showcasing an array of designer. This grand affair will be followed by a glamorous fashion show at the Night Bazaar. The 2 day premier exhibition will showcase designers from all over India in the field of Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Lifestyle, Jewellery and NGOs.

    Do not miss the opportunity to meet Mr. Jani and know your inheritance rights!

    Mumbai
    9th & 10th October
    Vivanta by Taj, Cuffe Parade,
    Mumbai
    New Delhi
    17th & 18th October
    Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place,
    New Delhi

     

    Organized by: Exhibition Committee

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    Chairperson

    Ms. Anuja Mittal / Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co-Chairpersons

    Advisors
    Ms. Bharti Gandhi, Ms. Irma Chinai, Ms. Minal Bajaj, Dr. Smita Dandekar

    Committee Members
    Ms. Bijal Doshi, Ms. Ila Kaji, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Neela Parikh, Ms. Nisha Shah, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Rita Makharia, Ms. Shilpa Ruparelia, Ms. Shobhna Mehta

    Preview invitation card will only be available for IMC Ladies’ Wing Life Members on first come first basis from 1st Oct to 7th Oct at the Ladies’ Wing office. Only one preview card (admit one) will be issued to each life member upon presentation of their Life Membership Card.

    Please note telephone booking for preview card will not be considered.

  • Make Your Will; Plan Your Succession - 14th October, 2013

    Make your will; plan your succession


    Date:    14th October 2013, Monday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Ladies after acquainting with inheritance laws, this lecture will explore on implementing this laws and practical guide on application of the inheritance laws.

    Sr. Counsel Ms. Rajani Iyer will share her vast experience and knowledge on wills and its significance, which can make a will and how to make a will, amendments and changes thereto and more importantly how to enforce a will. She will also guide us on and give tips on what are a probate, succession certificate; and various other issues helping in planning our succession.

    Sr. Counsel and a solicitor, Ms. Rajani Iyer is one of the few lady counsel who has been conferred seniority. She graduated from Mumbai and has over several decades of vast and rich experience spreading over various fields of law. She has also successfully represented and handled public interest litigations, arbitrations as well family and commercial matters.

    She will also brief us on recent important developments in this field.

    Organized by: Legal Council Committee

    Ms. M Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson

    Ms. Poorvi Chothani
    Co-Chairpersons

    Members
    Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Ketki Jaykar, Ms. Ranjana Iyer, Ms. Renu Parekh

  • Oberoi Melting Pot - 20th October, 2013

    Oberoi Melting Pot


    Date:    20th October 2013, Sunday
    Time:    6.00 pm – 10.00 pm
    Venue:  The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Mumbai

    We take great pleasure to inform you that this year IMC Ladies’ Wing is partnering with The Consular Corps in Mumbai and the Oberoi to host the Oberoi Melting Pot 2013 on the 20th October 2013.

    The Oberoi Melting Pot is one of Mumbai’s most anticipated social events, celebrating cultures, traditions, and cuisines of different countries. It will be a fun filled evening with food tasting from different countries, music and dance, live painting with auction and lot more.

    The event creates a great spirit of bonhomie, bringing together the expatriate and local communities for a worthwhile charitable cause. This year the proceedings from the Oberoi Melting Pot will support Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitation at Uttarakhand, Apnalaya and Mumbai Mobile Crèches. Since its conception the Oberoi Melting Pot has seen large number of people who come year after year to generously support the causes selected by the event partners.

    We take the opportunity to promote the 5 selective NGOs at the Oberoi Melting Pot by providing them a stall each where they can sell their products to the distinguished guests.

    Donation pass – Rs.4000/- per person (available at IMC Ladies’ Wing)

    Payment by cheque only.


    Organized by: Special Events Committee

    Kalpana Singhania
    Chairperson

    Parul Patel
    Co-Chairpersons

  • Masala Bhangra - 22nd October, 2013

    Masala Bhangra


    Date:    22nd October 2013, Tuesday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai

    “A fit, healthy body is the best fashion statement”

    The health and fitness committee is introducing a unique way of staying fit with Masala Bhangra by Shalini Bhargava. This fun filled and energetic dance form cum fitness regime is designed for people of all ages and fitness levels, who love to stay physically active through dance.

    Shalini Bhargava, an internationally recognized Performance-Enhancement Coach, Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer and Speaker, motivates, educates and inspires people worldwide. She is the founder and creator of JG’S Fitness Centre in Mumbai, where her team focuses on Aerobics, The Masala Bhangra Workout, Zumba, Power Yoga, Spinning, Stott Pilates, Bootcamps, Circuit and Interval Training, Personal Training, Sports Performance Training, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic Therapy to help transform the bodies, minds and spirits of a broad clientele.

    She will be conducting an Introductory Class on Masala Bhangra where you can dance your way to fitness while connecting with your roots and culture. Post workout, there will be an interactive session where Shalini will talk about Fitness Tips and Trends for Women. She firmly believes that fitness has nothing to do with age - as long as you have the will, she will find a way for you to workout.

    Recommended Dress Code: Pants, Salwars / Workout attire with sneakers. We also strongly suggest that you carry a bottle of water with you.

    Pre-registration is a must due to limited capacity. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Contact the IMC Ladies Wing office (Tel. no. 22046633 Extn. 130/ 132/605/ 627)

    Organized by: Health & Fitness Committee

    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Chairperson

    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-Chairpersons

    Members
    Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Anar Shah, Ms. Rupande Parekh


Events for the Month of September 2013

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • Know Your Inheritance Rights! - 3rd September, 2013

    Know your inheritance rights!


    Date:    3rd September 2013, Tuesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Come learn about inheritance laws in India, the importance of wills, the use of trusts and much more from Mr. Priyahas Jani, a leading solicitor in India.

    Mr. Priyahas Jani, one of the founder partners of VIGIL JURIS advocates, solicitors & notary, is vastly experienced in matters relating to property, civil and commercial litigation, and matters arising out of personal laws such as inheritance, divorce, family settlement, trust and estate planning. He is a qualified solicitor having a Bachelor’s degree from the Podar College and his law degree from the Government Law College; he has represented clients in many high profile matters.
    Mr. Jani will address inheritance issues under Hindu and Mohamedan law and will answer questions on these as well as on matters related to Christian and Parsi inheritance laws.

    Do not miss the opportunity to meet Mr. Jani and know your inheritance rights!

    Organized by: Legal Council Committee

    Ms. M Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson

    Ms. Poorvi Chothani
    Co-Chairpersons

    Members
    Ms. Kavita Chandan, Mr. Ketki Jaykar, Ms. Ranjana Iyer, Ms. Renu Parekh

  • U – TURN - Ek Ajab Prem Kahani - 6th September, 2013

    U – TURN - Ek Ajab Prem Kahani


    Date:    6th September 2013, Friday
    Time:    7.30 pm
    Venue:  Nehru Centre Auditorium, Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai.

    "U TURN, Ek Ajab Prem Kahani"...is a romantic Hindi play which opened on 26th August 2012 at Mumbai starring two very well known & senior Actors Ms. Poonam Dhillon and Mr. Aasif Sheikh.

    Produced By Poetic Justice Entertainment
    Directed by Anand Mishra
    Written by Anand Mhavsvekar

    U-Turn' is originally a runaway hit play winning numerous awards in Marathi, that has done more than 600 shows in Marathi and Gujrati. It has now been adapted in Hindi so that the Hindi speaking population of India gets to enjoy this meaningful, humorous yet extremely sensitive play.

    The play is about two unattached people, who come together accidently, as if by a hand of fate! The storyline has a universal appeal. The play is set in Indianized modern times, where one can relate to various changes, and life altering decisions, that people are required to take, as the sign of times… children flying out of the nest, nuclear families, being single, lonely and wanting companionship… etc. It emphasizes the need of all human beings, irrespective of their age, for love and companionship.

    Humor and philosophy of life discussed in a very interesting manner, will set all people thinking about their own needs and make them evaluate their own relationships.

    The play sums up well...resulting into a JUSTIFIED U TURN of our characters' life course.

    It is mandatory to collect the tickets from the Ladies’ Wing Office prior to the event.

     Supported by

  • Just Desserts - 21st September, 2013

    Just Desserts


    Date:    21st September 2013, Saturday
    Time:    2.30 p.m.
    Venue:  Sofitel Hotel, C-57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400 051.

    Desserts are the grand finale after dinner at elegant parties.

    Chef Marzban Avari, Pastry Chef at Sofitel Hotel and his team will take you through an exotic journey this afternoon. Having an experience of more than 10 years in the bakery and pastry of various hotels like the Taj, Westin and Sofitel, he will share his culinary expertise this afternoon with you lovely ladies.

    The session will go as follows:

    • Welcome at 2:30pm with Tea, Coffee, Cookies and Cake
    • At 3:30pm Chef Marzban will demonstrate three exotic desserts - Baked Alaska , Crepe Suzette and French Berry   Charlotte
    • Post the baking session, the participants can taste the three cakes that were made.

    Grab the opportunity to learn dessert making from the best Chefs.

    The first 40 paid registrations will get a chance to be a part of this sweet voyage.

    Registrations fees: Rs. 600/- inclusive of all taxes and Hi Tea. Kindly register at the earliest.

    The event is only for Ladies’ Wing members.

    Organized by: Ms. Perveez Aggarwal, Ms. Rukshana Vahanvaty and Ms. Vanita Bhandari.

  • 'Decoding Dreams--------Your Dreams reflect your Personality' - 23rd September, 2013

    'Decoding Dreams--------Your Dreams reflect your Personality'


    Date:    23rd September 2013, Monday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    As we rush through our daily routines, images and events are unconsciously, stored into our subconscious. When we sleep this subconscious becomes active and all our suppressed desires, aspirations, fears and deep-rooted impressions are actively expressed as Dreams.

    To decode these dreams, we have today, Dr. Indira Bhangar, Bangalore`s leading Dream Analyst, who says " that dream analysis provide important messages relevant to forthcoming situations and insight into behavioural patterns and attitudes of individuals". Dr. Indira has analysed dreams for more than 900 people. A successful Business Entrepreneur from Mumbai, Dr. Indira started her spiritual journey, at the tender age of nine.

    Dr. Indira will also give you an insight into the --------" Healing Lounge" ,a fascinating divine space, set up by her ,where she conducts her work shops, an environment for healing and personal transformation by various techniques and meditations used to heal your soul and mind.

    So dear members, do come in large numbers and actively participate ------- getting, your dreams decoded & gain a real insight into dream analysis, in this dreamy session.

    Organized by: PR & Media Committee

    Ms. Mahalakshmi Kumar
    Chairperson


Events for the Month of August 2013

Officer In-charge: Paulami Ray Bhobe, Assistant Director                    Email-id: paulami.bhobe@imcnet.org

  • The Power of Prayer - 6th August, 2013

    The Power of Prayer


    Date:    6th August 2013, Tuesday
    Time:    2.30pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Most of our life is consumed or exhausted in fulfilling in what is perceived as ‘urgent’. The container of our life is so full of the rocks of urgent things that there is no time left for the important things in life. Prayers may not be urgent but they are important, an evening spent in the company of your child may not be urgent but it is important for his emotional growth, taking time out of your aged parents may not be urgent but it is important. Imagine for a moment that if we had say only four months to live, what would we do? We would throw all the urgent things out and make time for the important things. Would we not? Let us not fool ourselves into thinking that time can be wasted. No one can waste time, we can only waste ourselves. Like we clean our inbox often, we ought to attempt to cleanse our mind of unnecessary clutter as well. We do this with prayer.

    Mr. Chhapkhanawalla will be speaking on “The Power of Prayer”. He explains how prayer is one of the most vibrant and effective tools to connect us with the Infinite.

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Bijal Doshi
    Chairperson

    Amla Ruia
    Co-Chairpersons

    Members
    Ms. Toral Lathia, Ms. Jagriti Kajaria, Ms. Padma Vazirani

  • Blooming Buds to Flowers - 12th August, 2013

    Blooming Buds to Flowers


    Date:    12th August 2013, Monday
    Time:    3.00pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Flowers are one of nature's many gifts. With their assorted hues, varied shapes and sizes, and pleasing scents, they have the power to express what words sometimes cannot, and to improve any environment in which they are placed. In amidst of the festive season flower arrangements play an important role in commemorating life's most significant moments, and in making homes and workplaces more pleasant.

    Ms. Nalini Kapadia, Owner of Mayflower, a business that specializes in floral arrangements and decorations will tell us the story of her life - including the difficulties a woman can come across while building a business to this height.
    After 30 years in the flower business, she can claim to have combined her love for flowers and her business acumen to achieve enviable success. Starting as a student of Ikebana, she graduated slowly to being one of the top experts in floral decoration and arrangements in Mumbai within a few years of starting her business on a small scale. Today, she has her own office and network of clients who appreciate her exotic flower arrangements and decorations on various occasions, starting from company/business functions to social occasions and marriages.

    Ms. Kapadia will tell us how to know your talent and use it for making yourself financially self-reliant. It would include a live demonstration of floral arrangements to go with the festive season which will start from August onwards alongwith two ready-made arrangements to the audience.

    Organized by: Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

    Madhavi Vora
    Chairperson

    Vimla Patil
    Co-Chairpersons

    Malti Jain
    Co-Chairpersons

    Members
    Ms. Veena Bajoria, Ms. Anju Chokhani, Ms. Bharti Bhatija, Ms. Asha Patel, Ms. Rekha Gajria, Ms. Bindu Kapoor, Ms. Madhu Nair, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Ujjwal Chordia, Ms. Tulika Maheshwari, Ms. Vidushi Sethna

  • Mumbai Meri Jaan - 23rd August, 2013

    Mumbai Meri Jaan


    Date:    23rd August 2013, Friday
    Time:    3.00pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    How well do we really know our Mumbai?

    Eminent lawyer and 'Mumbaiphile' Mr. Rajan Jayakar will take us through Mumbai's evolution - how it has become the city it is today. Mr. Jayakar is an inveterate collector of memorabilia about Old Mumbai, picking up antiquities wherever he finds them. He has won several international awards, curated & participated in many exhibitions and is a trustee of several museums. He is an authority on antiques, old stamps & coins but his passion remains Mumbai!

    Mr. Jayakar will make a presentation on Mumbai's journey through the ages...from how it began and grew to become the city we know & love. He will share interesting nuggets about our city and there will also be a quiz to see how much we really know about our beloved Mumbai!

    Organized by: Art & Culture Appreciation Committee

    Anar Shah
    Chairperson

    Nayana Coulagi
    Co-Chairpersons

    Members
    Ms. Anju Siraj; Ms. Radha Bajaj; Ms. Minal Vaghani

  • 'Ready – Set – Cook - 29th August, 2013

    Ready – Set – Cook


    Date:    29th August 2013, Thursday
    Time:    3.00pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, Mumbai.

    Hone you culinary skills by learning from the expert. Join us for an evening of fun and learn making some extra ordinary vegetarian cuisines by a renowned Chef Ms. Asha Khatau.

    Ms. Khatau who is also an author will talk about her recent book.

    About Ms. Asha Khatau
    With cooking classes appropriately called Epicure, Asha Khatau's been taking vegetarian cuisine to anyone from college students to chefs to homemakers. Cook, author, teacher, and mom, Ms. Khatau also squeezes in workshops around the world where she shares her gourmet recipes to "dazzle the eye, excite the mind, delight the palate, and satisfy the craving.

    Success of her cooking classes inspired her to write cookbooks. Her first book, “Best of Epicure’s Vegetarian Cuisines of the World” won the “Best Vegetarian Book in the World” award (2002) at Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which are known to be the Oscars in the cookbooks category. She has written 4 more books so far, “Vegetarian Chinese”, “Vegetarian Italian”, “Vegetarian cuisines of India” and “Delectable desserts of the world”, which won an honorable mention at World Media awards 2006 in the “Best Foreign Cook Book in the World” category.

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Radha Bajaj
    Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Anju Siraj; Ms. Nayana Coulagi; Ms. Rita Kapadia; Ms. Manali Wadhwana; Ms. Sujata Shah; Ms. Sunita Mandelia; Ms. Anuja Mittal