Theme of the year - Women Integration, Skills and Entrepreneurship

Events 2014-15

Events for the Month of June 2015

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

  • The Power of Miracles - 8th June, 2015

    The Power of Miracles


    Date:     8th June 2015, Monday
    Time:    2.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Life is a series of thousands of tiny Miracles!!

    The ladies’ Wing invites you for a session on “The Power of Miracles” by Carol’ Ann Tappaz aka Divalia, Founder & CEO of Imago Transmedia Production, Singer/ Songwriter, Producer and world- renowned healer and inspirational speaker.

    Through this session Divalia would talk about creating miracles which is all about perception and team work. It takes divine guidance and human action, lots of motivation, determination, perseverance and faith to create one.

    Divalia is a miracle herself as she was born with special psychic abilities. Overcoming terrible accident in the Alps and the subsequent near- death experiences she lived through, she was able to hone her abilities to develop a unique healing technique that employs the power of sound through her music, especially her voice and some other tools inspired by the Indian Culture.

    Originally from France, she now travels the world sharing her message of healing and hope.

    Do not miss a chance to hear from her as she is an internationally acclaimed healer and has huge clienteles from Hollywood.

    Let us not wait for Miracles, let us make them happen NOW.

    Registration is mandatory. Members interested kindly collect the passes from the Ladies’ Wing Office. Passes will be available from 20th May, 2015.

    You may be the lucky one to picked up from a lot to avail a healing session by Divalia at a discounted rate. This offer is only for the members present for the event.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:

    • Non Members: Rs. 200/-
    • Students: Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Jyoti Doshi
    Chairperson
    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Indira Kotak
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Anar Shah
    Co – Chairperson (Health & Fitness)
    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co – Chairperson (Spiritual)
     

    Members (Health & Fitness Committee):
    Ms. Sandhya Vora, Ms. Mala Mehra, Ms. Radhika Kaji, Dr. Asha Dalal

    Member of the Spiritual Committee:
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria

  • Annual General Meeting 2014-15 and Presentation of Woman of the Year & NOW Awards 2014-15 - 15th June, 2015

    Annual General Meeting 2014-15 and Presentation of Woman of the Year & NOW Awards 2014-15


    Date:     15th June, 2015, Monday
    Time:     3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    At the Annual General Meeting the wing is pleased to present the IMC Ladies’ Wing Woman of the Year Award for 2014-2015 in the field of science to Dr. Tessy Thomas - Project Director for Agni-V missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation. Ms. Thomas has made her mark in a traditionally male bastion field by leading the launch of Agni – V a missile which is one of India’s great achievements.

    To invigorate the theme of the year NOW – New Opportunities for Women, IMC Ladies’ Wing will recognise the achievements of a woman who has made a significant mark in the field of sports.

    The chief guest at the Awards Ceremony is Ms. Mallika Sarabhai, an activist and Indian classical dancer.

    As we yet again conclude this memorable and successful year on this day, we look forward to your valuable presence and patronage to celebrate the achievements and success of the year.

    Organized by: Ladies’ Wing of IMC

Events for the Month of May 2015

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

  • Eating For A Healthier Tomorrow - 6th May, 2015

    Eating For A Healthier Tomorrow


    Date:     6th May, 2015, Wednesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    You are what you eat – So eat HEALTHY and stay HEALTHY!

    Food sustains us and adds valued dimension to our lives. Yet, what we eat affects our fitness and health.

    Healthy eating is not about imposing a series of "don’ts" on your family, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. With today's hectic lifestyle, it is important to have a nutritionally balanced diet which fits in with your present way of life as well as is enjoyable and easy for you and your family to live with.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing brings you an interesting session on ‘Healthy Eating’ with fitness and nutrition expert, Ms. Anar Shah.

    Ms. Shah is a fitness & nutrition expert and is in charge of the Fitness Centre at Piramal Healthcare. Besides, she is a gourmet cook and runs cooking classes showcasing international cuisines with emphasis on fresh & wholesome foods.

    She will talk on eating right while dinning out followed by a demonstration on healthy cooking with recipes that are both nutritious and tasty.

    Members interested kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    • Non Members: Rs. 200/-
    • Students: Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Jyoti Doshi
    Chairperson
    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Indira Kotak
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Anar Shah
    Co – Chairperson (Health & Fitness)
    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co – Chairperson (Spiritual)
     

    Members (Health & Fitness Committee):
    Ms. Sandhya Vora, Ms. Mala Mehra, Ms. Radhika Kaji, Dr. Asha Dalal

    Members (Spiritual Committee):
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria, Ms. Madhavi Shah

  • Intellectual Property Rights for the Fashion and Jewellery Industries - 11th, May, 2015

    Intellectual Property Rights for the Fashion and Jewellery Industries


    Date:     11th, May, 2015, Monday
    Time:     3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    At the heart of fashion are fresh, new designs. Intellectual property rights provide many protective tools relevant to the fashion and jewellery industries. Registration of a design helps the owner to prevent all others from exploiting its new or original ornamental or aesthetic aspects, which may be a three-dimensional solitaire ring or a two-dimensional print on fabric.

    Both these industries invest huge sums to create new and original designs but little use is made of the legal tools to protect or monetize these designs. Come learn from, Usha Athreya Chandrasekhar, an expert on how you can change this.

    Usha Athreya Chandrasekhar is a lawyer by profession, and runs her own law firm, ATHREYA ASSOCIATES established in 1996. It is one of the very few all women law firms that specialize in Intellectual Properties, which covers trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs, franchising, licensing, etc. She has an extensive chamber practice with an impressive list of clients, ranging from, multinationals, pharmaceuticals, restauranters, retailers, infrastructure companies, fertilizers and chemicals, FMCG, health care companies, academics, schools, web-retailers, event management companies, jewelry and fashion designers and sports celebrities. As an executive Committee Member of the Intellectual Property Law Practitioner’s Association, she has been actively involved in the development of laws and rights pertaining to Intellectual Properties, and worked on committees reviewing various draft Bills on Patents, copyrights, trademarks and designs. She is also on the panel of consultant lawyers for IIT Mumbai.

    Learn managing and enhancing business with the correct understanding and use of Intellectual Property Rights (Trademarks; Patents; Copyright Protection; Design Registration) at this event.

    Members interested kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Organized by: Legal Council Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Poorvi Chothani
    Co-Chairperson

    Members :
    Dr. Bhavna Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Ketki Jaykar, Ms. Naheed Carrimjee, Ms. Renu Parekh.

  • The Healing Power of Gemstones - 13th May 2015

    The Healing Power of Gemstones


    Date:     13th May 2015, Wednesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    It’s all in the starts – at least the ancient gemologists would have us believe so, which is how the NAVRATAN – nine gems – came into being. The nine gems are believed to relate to five planets – Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter as well as the Sun, Moon, the ascending phase (Rahu or the dragon’s head) and the descending phase (Ketu or the dragon’s tail) of the moon.

    Following the ancient science from the Vedas, gem therapy has regained importance in modern day life. This science covers what stone to wear for health, prosperity and happiness, corresponding to the ideology of the NAVRATANS.

    Come and discover the Mystique of Gemstones by Ms. Indira Bhojwani an Astro – Gemologist and Heritage Jeweller.

    And a BIG SURPRISE!!! A Treat for Your eyes… come & see for yourself!!! Not to miss!

    Members interested kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:

    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Mohini Mathur
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Darshana Doshi
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Ami Goradia
    Co – Chairperson (Events)
    Ms. Anuradha Pittie
    Co – Chairperson (Festivals & Celebrations)
     

    Members (Events):
    Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Nisha Mehta, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Sujata Shah, Ms. Swati Shah

    Members (Festivals & Celebrations):
    Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Rachna Agarwal, Ms. Srilekha Damani, Ms. Sunita Mandelia, Ms. Swetha Vakil, Ms. Vandana Daga

  • Screening of Marathi movie – BALGANDHARVA - 26th May 2015

    Screening of Marathi movie – BALGANDHARVA


    Date:     26th May 2015, Tuesday
    Time:    2.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    IMC Ladies Wing brings to you a Marathi classic “Balgandharva”

    The movie is about Narayanrao Shripad Rajhans, one of the greatest singers and stage actors. He was famous for his roles of female characters in Marathi plays, since women were not allowed to act on stage during his time. He got the name “Balgandharva” from the famous freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak who patted his back & gave him title while praising him for his performance.

    The film depicts his obsession with the art form, his lack of commercial sense, fall from grace and his unflinching dignity even as he is on the verge of being declared as an insolvent.

    The film portrays the era when ‘Natya Sangeet’ were the most popular form of entertainment and recreates Maharashtra's illustrious folk culture.

    The film is directed by Ravindra Jadhav and casts Subodh Bhave, Abhijit Kelkar and other well known Marathi actors.

    Come & enjoy the musical Marathi classic!!!

    Members interested kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:

    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Art and Culture Committee

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Special Invitee
    Dr. Smita Dandekar
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Co - Chairperson - Film & Music Appreciation
    Ms. Ila Kaji
    Co – Chairperson - Performing Arts
     

    Members:
    Ms. Arti Surendranath, Ms. Isha Kedia, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Parnika Khanna, Ms. Shilpa Mehta, Ms. Sunita Mandelia, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia.

Events for the Month of April 2015

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

  • Take a break from your daily life… Have fun and enjoy a leisure day… - 2nd April, 2015

    Take a break from your daily life… Have fun and enjoy a leisure day…


    Date:     2nd April, 2015, Thursday
    Time:    9.30 am to 4.00 pm
    Venue:  The Acres Club, 411-B, Hemu Kalani Marg, Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai, 400071.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you to enjoy a fun filled day at The Acres Club, Chembur.

    • 9:30am – 10:30 am – Breakfast at Poolside Café
    • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm - Tour of The Acres Club and The Fern Residency Hotel (in group of 10 Ladies)
      Game Zone visit – Playing Bowling, Pool, air hockey, video games etc
      Enjoy Swimming, Squash & Table Tennis etc at club
    • 12:30 pm – Cooking demonstration by Chef Milind
    • 1:30pm – Lunch at Illusion
    • 2:00 pm – Housie, other games & entertainment at Illusion
    • 3:30 pm – Tea at Illusion

    Members coming directly have to report at the club by 9.30 am.

    Please carry the swimming gear if you are interested in swimming at the club.

    Registration Fee (inclusive of breakfast, lunch & high-tea):

    • Members - Rs. 750/-
    • Non Members - Rs. 850/-

    Kindly note that the registration fee is non-refundable.

    Registration limited. Register at the Ladies’ Wing office before 25th March, 2015

    Be ready to spend a day full of ‘FUN-N-FROLIC’

    Organized by: Travel & Excursion Committee

    Ms. Anju Siraj
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co – Chairperson

    Members :
    Ms. Madhavi Sanghi, Ms. Mala Mehra, Ms. Nayantara Jain, Ms. Varsha Sheth

  • The Book Club - 7th April, 2015

    The Book Club


    Date:     7th April, 2015, Tuesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    The Book Club of the Ladies’ Wing invites you to its fifth meeting at which we will be discussing the novella Animal Farm by George Orwell. Brilliantly written by one of Britain’s most famous authors, this short novel is a classic and often figures on lists of best English-language books ever written.

    Animal Farm is said to be ‘a fairy tale for grown ups’. An easy and short read, and a seemingly simple story, it is in fact a political satire. Animals stage a revolution on a farm, and set out to create an ideal and equal society. But what really happens? Power gets concentrated in the hands of a few and the dreamed-about ideal society gradually evolves into a horrible totalitarian state.

    You may collect a printout of the story from the IMC Ladies’ Wing office during working hours any day after February 15, 2015 or you can access it online at http://msxnet.org/orwell/print/animal_farm.pdf

    Organized by: The Book Club Committee

    Chairperson: Ms. Sudha Shah

    Members :
    Ms. Neeru Nanda, Ms. Saumya Roy

  • Perils of Living Your Life on Social Media - 10th April, 2015

    Perils of Living Your Life on Social Media


    Date:     10th April, 2015, Friday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    We are living in a time where many of us broadcast, over the Internet, a lot of personal and business information which is accessible to millions of people we don’t know. Several of us regularly post messages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. According to certain international data, seventy-three percent of adults who go online are active on social media. A lot of this activity can be attributed to the smart phones.

    While these are great ways to stay connected with friends and family, they can have some devastating effects. A simple example is that if enough data has been made available – city of residence, photo, date of birth etc, it is easy for someone to impersonate you. Contact details being made available, particularly with photographs of youngsters, can attract undesirable elements to establish contact and indulge in harmful behaviour.

    Social media posts are also often being used as evidence in legal matters including litigation, matrimonial and employment decisions etc. Even if there is no legal ramification one must consider loss of reputation, damage to business reputation, losing credibility, allowing someone to cyber stalk you etc.

    Come learn from legal luminary, Mr. Anand Desai about some of the serious legal implications and pick up valuable tips from the technology guru on how to safely enjoy social media without exposing your entire life on it.

    Mr. Desai has extensive specialist experience in several fields of law with a deep interest in the field of technology. He is listed as one of the leading lawyers in India in the Whos Who Legal (an International Bar Association publication) and in Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer, IFLR, and Asia-Pacific Legal 500. He has been a speaker at various forums.

    Organized by: Legal Council Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Poorvi Chothani
    Co – Chairperson

    Members :
    Dr. Bhavna Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Ketki Jaykar, Ms. Naheed Carrimjee, Ms. Renu Parekh.

  • Awaken the Entrepreneur in you… - 16th April, 2015

    Awaken the Entrepreneur in you…


    Date:     16th April, 2015, Thursday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    If you want to run your own business, then this session is apt for you. Being an entrepreneur is a high-risk, high-reward position. It's full of stressful situations, sure, but it's also full of rewards and a sense of accomplishment. It's not as hard as it seems -- as long as you have some diligence, patience, and, of course, a good idea, you'll be your own boss sooner than you think!

    The ladies’ Wing is proud to organise a session on ‘How to start a small business and make it big!

    Get motivated by these eminent entrepreneurs from diverse fields who with their immense experience and knowledge will inspire a generation of potential entrepreneurs to leverage this platform to their advantage.

    • Ms. Rashida Asrani /Mr. Vivek Asrani – Proprietors of Abaca, Exquisite furniture and accessories store
    • Ms. Falguni Nayar - Founder & CEO of Nykaa.com, online shopping website for beauty and wellness products
    • Ms. Malini Agarwalla – Owner of Malaga, one of the leading fashion accessory labels of India

    This session would be followed by a talk on how to go about preparing to apply for a business loan from a renowned bank as money is the lifeline of any business, and securing finance is a major factor.

    You will also get acquainted about the various licenses, registrations and permissions to be taken from the government to start the business.

    Unleash your dream to become big. Grab the opportunity hear from the BEST!

    Registration Fee:

    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

    Ms. Sunita Ramnathkar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bhavna Doshi
    Special Invitee
       
    Ms. Radhika Haribhakti
    Co Chairperson (Financial literacy/PR/Media)
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co Chairperson (Current Events)

    Members :
    Ms. Anjali Sethi, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Padma Lal, Ms. Shobhna Mehta, Ms. Smita Sanghvi, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Vibha Rupani

  • Screening of the movie 'Qissa' - 27th April, 2015

    Screening of the movie 'Qissa'


    Date:     27th April, 2015, Monday
    Time:    2.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    The Art and Culture Committee brings to you yet another master piece ‘Qissa’.

    Qissa is a 2013 Indian-German drama film in Punjabi, written and directed by Anup Singh. The film was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Netpac Award for International Asian Film.

    The film stars Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Tisca Chopra and Rasika Dugal.

    Set in post-colonial India, Qissa tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh patriarch dealing with the scars of the India-Pakistan separation who raises his third girl child as a boy, unwilling to accept her as a girl. Does the girl then grow up as a girl or a boy or both?

    This nature-versus-nurture conflict plays out through shocking twists and turns, intended not to shock but explore the question of identity, layer by layer. The family is faced with the truth of their identities; where individual ambition and destinies collide in a struggle with eternity.

    Qissa is a fascinating tale, full of surprises and a visual treat on celluloid.

    Members interested kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Registration Fee:

    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Art and Culture Committee

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Special Invitee
    Dr. Smita Dandekar
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Co - Chairperson - Film & Music Appreciation
    Ms. Ila Kaji
    Co – Chairperson - Performing Arts
     

    Members :
    Ms. Arti Surendranath, Ms. Isha Kedia, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Parnika Khanna, Ms. Shilpa Mehta, Ms. Sunita Mandelia, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia.

Events for the Month of March 2015

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

  • IMPACT 2015-“Make It Happen NOW” - 4th March, 2015

    IMPACT 2015 - “Make It Happen NOW”


    Date:     4th March, 2015, Wednesday
    Time:    2.00 pm onwards
    Venue:  The Ballroom, Palladium Hotel, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013.

    “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” – Michael Jordan

    Come celebrate at IMPACT 2015 and “Make It Happen NOW”.

    Programme: Invocation Dance

    Address by Chief Guest

    Felicitations:
    • Kashvee Barjatya, one of India’s youngest authors
    • Sarjubala Devi, Third ranked boxer in the World
    • Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, first woman to lead an inter-services guard of honour for US President Barack Obama

    Keynote address
    Panel discussion Impact of films, education, business, literature, media and theatre as a powerful tool for a socio-cultural change

    • Swaroop Sampat – Education
    • Kalpana Lajmi – Films
    • Niranjan Hiranandani – Corporate Workplace
    • Mahabanoo Kotwal – Theatre

    Presentation of cheque to Sense International India

    Entertainment program - An electrifying performance by famous ‘Ambarsariya’ singer Sona Mohapatra

    High Tea

    Registration Charges-

    • Members: Rs. 1500 (including high tea) & Rs. 1000 (Without high tea)
    • Non Members - Rs. 1800 (all inclusive)

    Last date for registration Friday, 27th February 2015

    Organized by: IMPACT Committee

    Ms. Arti Sanghi
    President
    Ms. Shalini Piramal
    Vice - President
       
    Ms. Jyoti Doshi
    Chairperson
    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Co – Chairperson
       
    Ms. Anurita Chaddha
    Special Invitee
    Ms. Aradhana Mehta
    Special Invitee

    Members :
    Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Amita Timbadia, Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Bindu Kapoor, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Parnika Khanna, Ms. Parul Patel, Ms. Seema Goyal

  • Screening of Award Winning Bengali Movies - 18th, 24th & 30th March, 2015

    Screening of award winning Bengali movies


    Date:  18th, 24th & 30th March, 2015

    IMC Ladies’ Wing brings to you classics of Satyajit Ray, Aparna Sen and Rituparno Ghosh at the ‘3 – Day Film Festival’.

    We will have with us Ms. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, an Indian writer, columnist and documentary filmmaker, to curate these award winning women centric movies. Ms. Bhattacharya is the daughter of noted film director Bimal Roy.

    Date Time Venue Movie Director Actor
    Wednesday, 18th March 2.30 pm Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building PARAMA Aparna Sen Rakhee
    Aparna Sen
    Mukul Sharma
    Tuesday, 24th March 2.30 pm Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building CHARULATA Satyajit Ray Madhabi Mukherjee
    Soumitra Chatterjee
    Monday, 30th March 2.30 pm Madhuli Gardens, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai-400 018 CHOKHER BALI Rituparno Ghosh Aishwarya Rai
    Prosenjit Chatterjee
    Raima Sen

    Join us for the Bengali film fiesta and also enjoy Jhal Muri, Sandesh and much more!!!

    Book your ‘one-time’ ticket at the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Price of the ticket for all the three movies:

    • Members – Rs. 250/-
    • Non Members – Rs. 500/-

    Organized by: Art & Culture Committee

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Special Invitee
    Dr. Smita Dandekar
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Co - Chairperson - Film & Music Appreciation
    Ms. Ila Kaji
    Co – Chairperson - Performing Arts
     

    Members :
    Ms. Aarti Surendranath, Ms. Isha Kedia, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Parnika Khanna, Ms. Shilpa Mehta, Ms. Sunita Mandelia, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia.

  • GenNext - 23rd March 2015

    GenNext


    Date:     23rd March 2015, Monday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    How often does the next generation in a family recognise the potential of a venture started by their Entrepreneurial Mother? What may have started with a humble beginning could grow into a robust large scale enterprise if the two generations can have a shared vision and the GenNext brings fresh energy for growth.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing is organizing a panel discussion to enlighten members on how the next generation entrepreneurs convert the ‘home grown' product to a national ‘brand' with a constant attempt to enhance the business, product profile and consumer reach.

    Our panelists include entrepreneurs who started on a small scale and their GenNext helped them take it to the next level with their new wave of enthusiasm, ideas and techniques.

    Panelists:

    • Vijaya Venkat & Anju Venkat – Lifestyle
    • Shobha Asar , Siddharth & Kalpana Asar – Jewellery
    • Bunty Mahajan & Suchit Mahajan – Food
    • Shobhna Datar & Sneha Datar – Woven Mysteries
    • Brinda Somaya & Nandini Somaya – Professionals

    We invite you and your GenNext to witness the interesting panel discussion. Register now at the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

    Ms. Sunita Ramnathkar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bhavna Doshi
    Special Invitee
       
    Ms. Radhika Haribhakti
    Co - Chairperson - (Financial literacy/PR/Media)
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co – Chairperson - Current Events

    Members:
    Ms. Anjali Sethi, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Padma Lal, Ms. Shobhna Mehta, Ms. Smita Sanghvi, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Vibha Rupani

Events for the Month of February 2015

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

  • In Search For Our Own Inner Wealth and Inner Peace! - 14th February, 2015

    In Search for our own inner wealth and inner peace!


    Date:     14th February, 2015, Saturday
    Time:    9.30 am
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    Do you often feel that all your material wealth is not giving you inner peace?

    The IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you on a journey to the centre of yourself in search of your inner wealth that is hidden there. You will also use counselling tools to start enriching the impoverished areas that you may possibly discover on this journey. The result will be the beginning of a fantastic journey toward the inner peace that has the power to mend broken selves, as well as broken relationships.

    “An unexamined life is not worth living”, said the Socrates, the greatest philosopher of all times.

    Throughout this highly interactive all-day workshop our experienced resource person, Tessie George, who has trained over 2,000 young Scientists at the Department of Atomic Energy where she works as a Scientific Officer, and many others too; will lead you to examine yourself and your life, in order to try to make it really worth living and more peaceful.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Members - Rs. 1200/-
    • Non Members - Rs. 1500/-

    The charges include lunch and Tea. Registration limited to 25 members only. Member’s interested kindly pay and register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    The proceeds from the workshop will go directly to an NGO “Torpa Rural Development Society for Women” that supports education of the underprivileged and women’s self-help groups. This means that by attending, not only are you benefitting yourself, but you are also directly supporting the underprivileged women of the poor state of Jharkhand. Larger donations are welcome.

    Organized by: Ladies’ Wing of IMC

  • Visit to Delhi Art Gallery - 18th February, 2015

    Visit to Delhi Art Gallery


    Date:     18th February, 2015, Wednesday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Delhi Art Gallery Mumbai, 58, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.

    Delhi Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the IMC Ladies' Wing over high tea, where a curated walk-through of the Gallery will be accompanied by a talk on Indian modern art. Attendees will be among the first to enjoy the Gallery's newest exhibition - 'Highlights of the India Art Fair' - which will bring to Mumbai the best and most significant works displayed by Delhi Art Gallery at the India Art Fair 2015 (IAF), which will have just concluded on February 1. At IAF, the Gallery will be exhibiting close to a thousand artworks, consisting of paintings and sculptures which chart the Indian modernist journey.

    In less than two decades, since it was established, Delhi Art Gallery has been distinguished for its focus on 20th century Indian art. The gallery’s collection follows a chronological trajectory of modernism in India. Its museum-like collections range from the early-moderns to the moderns and include all the masters and senior artists of the movement. As one of the largest such repositories of Indian modern art anywhere in the world, Delhi Art Gallery is a key destination for anyone with an interest in Indian art – whether art lovers, collectors, academics, scholars, researchers or investors. From its very inception, the gallery’s motto has been to collect and own the great art treasures of 20th century India from the country’s most remote locations to better established art and culture hubs.

    Mrs. Saryu Doshi, Former Director of National Gallery of Modern Art would also be amidst us. Researcher, curator, art historian, Mrs. Saryu Doshi is a doyen of Indian culture.

    Registration limited. Members interested kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Registration charges for Non Members: Rs. 200/-

    Organized by: Art and Culture Committee

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Special Invitee
    Dr. Smita Dandekar
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Co - Chairperson - Film & Music Appreciation
    Ms. Ila Kaji
    Co – Chairperson - Performing Arts
     

    Members :
    Ms. Arti Surendranath, Ms. Isha Kedia, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Parnika Khanna, Ms. Shilpa Mehta, Ms. Sunita Mandelia, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia.

  • Screening of the Movie – “Samsara” - 24th February 2015

    Screening of the movie – “Samsara”


    Date:     24th February 2015, Tuesday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    Samsara (which means "the world") is a spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas.

    The film stars Shawn Ku as the monk Tashi, and Christy Chung as Pema. The movie is directed and co written by Pan Nalin.

    The film's plot is reminiscent of the story of the sage Vishvamitra and the apsara Menaka.

    Samsara is a quest of one man's struggle to find spiritual enlightenment by renouncing the world and one woman's struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. The question that looms large throughout the film is: What is more important - to satisfy ones thousand desires or to conquer just one? Without trying to answer the question, the film lends itself to an interesting twist in the end…A visual treat on celluloid is what Samsara promises…

    About the Director:
    The Journey of the director Pan Nalin aka Nalin Kumar Pandya from a remote village in Saurashtra to being an internationally acclaimed director is commendable. This Paris based writer/director is a self taught filmmaker who spent most of his childhood on the railway platforms in India helping his father sell tea, while strongly holding on to a dream and a resolve to make movies that belong to different form of cinema.

    Members interested kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Art and Culture Committee

    Ms. Nayana Coulagi
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Special Invitee
    Dr. Smita Dandekar
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Radha Bajaj
    Co - Chairperson - Film & Music Appreciation
    Ms. Ila Kaji
    Co – Chairperson - Performing Arts
     

    Members:
    Ms. Arti Surendranath, Ms. Isha Kedia, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Parnika Khanna, Ms. Shilpa Mehta, Ms. Sunita Mandelia, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia.

  • Holi Hai!!! - 26th February 2015

    Holi Hai!!!


    Date:     26th February 2015, Thursday
    Time:    3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    Rangon ke sang masti ki toli hai... Bura na mano holi hai!!!

    The beloved festival of colors, spring, dance, music and masti and not to forget lip smacking food is here again…

    Enjoy some foot tapping Holi music and folklore.

    Come!!! Let’s celebrate it together with IMC Ladies’ Wing…

    Dress Code: Your vibrant best

    Prizes galore!!!

    Members interested kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Mohini Mathur
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Darshana Doshi
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Ami Goradia
    Co – Chairperson (Events)
    Ms. Anuradha Pittie
    Co – Chairperson (Festivals & Celebrations)
     

    Members (Events):
    Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Nisha Mehta, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Sujata Shah, Ms. Swati Shah

    Members (Festivals & Celebrations): Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Rachna Agarwal, Ms. Srilekha Damani, Ms. Sunita Mandelia, Ms. Swetha Vakil, Ms. Vandana Daga

Events for the Month of january 2015

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

  • 22nd IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2014 - 7th January, 2015

    22nd IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2014


    Date:     7th January, 2015, Wednesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

     

    Ladies’ Wing – Indian Merchants’ Chamber
    Smt. Arti Sanghi, President

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

    22nd IMC Ladies’ Wing
    Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2014

    To

    Smt. Krishna Bisht
    General Secretary, Mahila Haat
    for her outstanding contribution towards
    Rural Entrepreneurship

    By

    Chief Guest
    Smt. Priya Dutt Roncon
    Trustee – Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust

  • A Poetic Afternoon - 13th January, 2015

    A Poetic Afternoon


    Date:     13th January, 2015, Tuesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    To have great poets, there must be great audiences - Walt Whitman.

    The Ladies’ Wing of IMC invites you to experience a unique poetic journey with Gyan Gangotri – A Poetry Club

    During the course of years women have reached great heights in terms of their potential. Gyan Gangotri was launched to provide a platform for ladies who are inclined towards creative writing. A Poetry club was founded by Mrs. Manju Lodha and Mrs. Bina Laddhha in the year 2008.

    We had a great experience with this brilliant group in the past so again IMC takes great pride and pleasure to invite these ladies to enthrall us with their mesmerizing poems on very many different subjects.

    Name of Poetesses: Ms. Manju Shah, Ms. Sangeeta Jain, Ms. Pratibha Saklecha, Ms. Saroj Kothari, Ms. Manju Surana, Ms. Rekha Doshi Ms. Sharda Saraogi, Ms. Suman Kothari, Ms. Prema Bahri, Ms. Sunita Mandelia.

    A request to all members to please be in your seats by 3.00 pm. Prior registration is mandatory.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 500/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Mohini Mathur
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Darshana Doshi
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Ami Goradia
    Co – Chairperson (Events)
    Ms. Anuradha Pittie
    Co – Chairperson (Festivals & Celebrations)
     

    Members (Events):
    Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Nisha Mehta, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Sujata Shah

    Members (Festivals & Celebrations):
    Ms. Vandana Daga, Ms. Swetha Vakil, Ms. Srilekha Damani, Ms. Rachna Agarwal, Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia

  • Farzana Contractor in conversation with Celebrity Chef Vicky Ratnani - 22nd January 2015

    Farzana Contractor in conversation with Celebrity Chef Vicky Ratnani


    Date:     22nd January 2015, Wednesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    The dynamic and multi-talented Farzana Contractor gourmets it up in pure vegetarian style, harnessing the boundless energy of Chef Vicky Ratnani at a cookout especially for IMC members.

    Both have culinary prowess in their own measure. Take Vicky, the celebrity chef with a passion for all things food who has helmed the kitchens at beloved establishments like Aurus and Nido. Not to mention treated audiences to his favourite recipes on TV shows such as Gourmet Central and Vicky Goes Veg.

    Then you have the large-hearted power woman Farzana Contractor, not just the editor and publisher of UpperCrust, but a food and travel photographer, too. As also the curator of the UpperCrust Food & Wine Show. She even has a pet magazine Dogs & More and a carnival called Dog A’Fair.

    Catch the duo live at the IMC Ladies Wing.

    Prior registration is mandatory.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 500/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Mohini Mathur
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Darshana Doshi
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Ami Goradia
    Co – Chairperson (Events)
    Ms. Anuradha Pittie
    Co – Chairperson (Festivals & Celebrations)
     

    Members (Events):
    Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Nisha Mehta, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Sujata Shah

    Members (Festivals & Celebrations):
    Ms. Vandana Daga, Ms. Swetha Vakil, Ms. Srilekha Damani, Ms. Rachna Agarwal, Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia

  • The Book Club - 27th January 2015

    The Book Club


    Date:     27th January 2015, Tuesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    The Book Club of the Ladies’ Wing invites you to its fourth meeting-a slide presentation and talk by Ms. Vedica Kant, author of If I die here, who will remember me?: India and The First World War. The book, richly illustrated and elegantly written, examines India’s role in the First World War (WWI) from a very original point of view. It uses first-hand accounts such as soldiers’ letters home, documents from various archives and rare photographs, to reconstruct the story of a war, which was as much India's as it was Britain's.

    Vedica will give us a presentation using some of the fascinating images she has collected, together with sound recordings of Indian soldiers made during the war. This will be followed by a short discussion with the author and a question-answers session.

    Vedica Kant holds an M.Phil degree in modern Middle Eastern studies from the University of Oxford. She frequently writes on South Asian and Middle Eastern history, politics and culture. She is currently based in London where she works for a leading political risk consultancy. This, her first book, has been extremely well received and reviewed.

    Do join us for this unique opportunity to meet this very talented young author and to hear about and discuss the Indian experience of WWI.

    Organized by: The Book Club Committee

    Chairperson: Ms. Sudha Shah

    Members: Ms. Neeru Nanda, Ms. Saumya Roy

  • Wealth Structuring Solutions for Families - 28th January 2015

    Wealth Structuring Solutions for Families


    Date:     28th January 2015, Wednesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    To thrive, develop and prosper for future generations, assets and estates need protection – from political upheaval, changing legislation or even irresponsible heirs. Wealth structuring can also help to safeguard privacy and to improve the efficiency of asset management and administration.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing is proud to have Ms. Soumya Rajan, Managing Director & CEO, Waterfield Advisors Private Limited to provide solutions to protect your wealth by managing structures that have been created to meet your individual needs.

    Soumya Rajan is presently the Managing Director & CEO of Waterfield Advisors, an India centric advisory firm that works closely with Family-Owned Businesses and Trusts in three related areas of a Multi-Family Office, Corporate Advisory Services and Alternative Asset Management.

    Her session will take you through various aspects of wealth structuring Inheritance planning, Succession planning, Asset protection and much more.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to gain knowledge from the best in the industry.

    Prior registration is mandatory.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 500/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

    Ms. Sunita Ramnathkar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bhavna Doshi
    Special Invitee
       
    Ms. Radhika Haribhakti
    Co Chairperson (Financial literacy/PR/Media)
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co Chairperson (Current Events)

    Members :
    Ms. Anjali Sethi, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Padma Lal, Ms. Shobhna Mehta, Ms. Smita Sanghvi, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Vibha Rupani

Events for the Month of December 2014

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

  • The Book Club - 9th December, 2014

    The Book Club


    Date:     9th December 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    The Book Club of the Ladies’ Wing invites you to its third meeting at which we will be discussing the short spy story, Giulia Lazzari, by the very well-known British writer, W. Somerset Maugham.

    The story is part of a collection of loosely linked stories titled Ashenden. Although they are works of fiction, they draw upon the author's experience as a member of the British Intelligence in Europe during World War 1. (Winston Churchill reportedly advised Maugham to burn fourteen other related stories that he had written!)

    The Indian Nationalist Virendranath Chattopadhyay (nickname “Chatto”), who worked subversively from distant European shores, and whom the British Intelligence attempted to assassinate, was the inspiration for Chandra Lal in Giulia Lazzari. Like most Maugham stories this one also has an ending with a twist.

    Do join us to discuss this fascinating story!

    The printout of the story is available at the IMC Ladies’ Wing office, you may get it collected from the office from Monday to Friday between 10 am to 7 pm, if you would prefer a soft copy, please mail us on ladieswing@imcnet.org / lw@imcnet.org.

    Organized by: The Book Club Committee

    Chairperson: Ms. Sudha Shah

    Members: Ms. Neeru Nanda, Ms. Saumya Roy

  • Arabian Extravaganza - 12th December, 2014

    Arabian Extravaganza


    Date:     12th December 2014, Friday
    Time:    3.00 pm onwards
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Mumbai.

    Join us for some fun & frolic. We start with a small dance performance followed by a dance workshop.

    Pose for a photo with the costumes and props provided… Get predictions from the fortune teller… Enjoy applying Arabic mehendi… Breathe in the fragrance of attars and wind up relishing some tasty snacks... Come dressed in kaftans, harem pants, skirts or any exotic Middle Eastern costume of your choice...

    A request to all members to please be in your seats by 3.00 pm. Prior registration is mandatory.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 500/-
    • Students - Rs. 150/-

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Mohini Mathur
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co – Chairperson
    Ms. Darshana Doshi
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Ami Goradia
    Co – Chairperson (Events)
    Ms. Anuradha Pittie
    Co – Chairperson (Festivals & Celebrations)
     

    Members (Events):
    Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Nisha Mehta, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Sujata Shah

    Members (Festivals & Celebrations):
    Ms. Vandana Daga, Ms. Swetha Vakil, Ms. Srilekha Damani, Ms. Rachna Agarwal, Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia

  • Womb For Rent! – Surrogacy and Its Current Status in India - 19th December 2014

    Womb for Rent! – Surrogacy and its current status in India


    Date:     19th December 2014, Friday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  IMC Library Lounge, 2nd floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Surrogacy as an alternate means of having a child has gained much popularity in last few years.

    This popularity has lead the Honourable Ministry of Home Affairs to issue guidelines in 2012 and a bill is likely to be placed in winter session of the parliament addressing various issues regarding surrogacy. With reasonable costs and lack of adequate governing laws, India has emerged as growing place for surrogacy. It is believed that costs in India are 1/3rd the costs in UK.

    Surrogacy has specially become popular in homosexual couples and single parents across the world. However, several questions arises such as right of the child, surrogate mother and parents, right of the surrogate child to citizenship in foreign country and many many more. Mr. Amit Karkhanis, one of the foremost lawyers in India, will explain and address various issues relating to Surrogacy.

    Mr. Karkhanis heads the firm Kay Legal and Associates LLP having over 12 years of Corporate Legal experience in the major practice areas of the firm. He holds a three year law degree (L.L.B) and a Masters of Law (L.L.M) in International Trade Laws from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

    He also has an extensive experience in the areas of Medico legal Laws, Surrogacy and Civil Laws, with an in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory jurisprudence and practice in this niche area.

    Organized by: Legal Council Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Poorvi Chothani
    Co Chairperson

    Members
    Dr. Bhavna Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Ketki Jaykar, Ms. Naheed Carramjee, Ms. Renu Parekh

  • The Mahabaleshwar Festival Greenwoods Dahlia and Orchid Flower Show - 26th to 28th December 2014

    The Mahabaleshwar Festival Greenwoods Dahlia and Orchid Flower Show


    Mr. Ajay and Dr. Swati Piramal invite you to the Mahabaleshwar Festival Greenwoods Dahlia and Orchid Flower Show. Be a part of this beautiful garden party and celebrate the spirit of Christmas week.

    Itinerary:

    Friday, 26th December

    • Travel from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar

    Saturday, 27th December

    • 11 am - Talk on the influence of Natyashashtra – a 1000 year old treatise on Maratha and Indonesian temple architecture by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam (recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards)
    • 12 noon to 5 pm – Greenwoods Dahlia and Orchid Flower Show
    • 5.30 pm – Sunset Concert of Dance by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam
    • 7 pm – Violin concert by the scions of great violinists Shri Lalgudi Jayram, Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
    • 9 pm – Barbecue by the pool

    Sunday, 28th December

    • 11 am to 1 pm – Bugles and Curry Brunch
    • Journey back home

    Registrations limited to 20 members. Members interested kindly register yourself by paying Rs. 500/- at the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Cost of the trip – 15000/- per person on twin sharing basis. This cost includes accommodation and travel. Kindly contact the Ladies wing office in case of any queries

Events for the Month of November 2014

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

  • A day out with Jehangir Palkhivala @ Alibaug - 6th November, 2014

    A day out with Jehangir Palkhivala @ Alibaug


    Date:     6th November 2014, Thursday
    Time:    7.30 am – assemble at the Gateway of India
    Venue:  Shivoham - Ruia House, Rewas Road, Opp. Sai Inn, Chondi Village.

    Good Health comes from good lifestyle practices!

    Ladies Wing takes pleasure to invite you to spend a day with renowned Yoga practitioner Mr. Jehangir Palkhivala. Being the disciple of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, he was accustomed to ways that were severe and conventional. The true impact of yoga is better understood, he explains, when one understands that yoga is nothing but "unity", derived from the word "Yuj" and yoga is life itself. He believes that to treat yoga as a power building technique is to belittle its virtues, as it is yoga which creates the positive vibes, when practiced with compassion.

    Do not miss this rare opportunity to learn from the “EXPERT” himself about common modern ailments related to knees, lower back, shoulder and acidity and treat yourself through yoga. Another important factor to stay healthy is the MIND QUOTIENT which will be addressed by him. This workshop will be held at Ruia House, Alibaug and which is hosted by Mrs. Amla Ruia.

    The members are requested to carry their own hats, yoga mats, water bottles and wear comfortable shoes and leisure wear for yoga.

    Registration Fee: (including breakfast, lunch transport by ferry & bus)
    • Members - Rs. 950/-
    • Non Members - Rs. 1250/-

    In order to confirm your registration, pay the registration fee at the IMC Ladies’ Wing office.

    Registration limited to 75 people on first-cum-first-serve basis. Last date of registration 30th October, 2014.

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Jyoti Doshi
    Chairperson
    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Indira Kotak
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Anar Shah
    Co – Chairperson (Health & Fitness)
    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co – Chairperson (Spiritual)
     

    Members (Health & Fitness Committee)
    Ms. Sandhya Vora, Ms. Mala Mehra, Ms. Radhika Kaji, Dr. Asha Dalal

    Members (Spiritual Committee)
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria, Ms. Madhavi Shah

    *Kindly note no registration will be taken on phone.

  • How the Internet transformed the landscape of Indian marriage? - 19th November,2014

    How the Internet transformed the landscape of Indian marriage?


    Date:     19th November 2014, Wednesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building.

    If not love, then how do you match make?

    Arranged marriages are fixed by parents, friends, relatives and others but the pool is still very small. Now with the match making companies and websites the choices can be much bigger and wider.

    One of the leading transformations at the heart of India's social revolution is the democratization of selecting one's life partner. As women take their own decisions in every walk of life, nowhere is this more visible than in the sphere of finding the right, compatible match.

    Gourav Rakshit and his team will conduct a two hour workshop, to provide a glimpse into the eventful journey of India's largest matchmaking service - shaadi.com - that gave birth to a new industry. With over a decade of member stories and lakhs of matches, in many ways the shaadi.com journey mirrors the social and technology transformation underway in our country. The team will discuss challenges and opportunities, inviting you to participate in shaping the future journey of their venture.

    Gourav Rakshit is the Chief Operating Officer of shaadi.com, with over 16 years of experience spanning consumer businesses in India and abroad. He is an MBA from IIMA and a double major in Economics and Engineering Science from the University of Rochester, New York.

    Don’t miss this chance to get directions and tips on how best to utilize a matchmaking service to get the best results and avoid unpleasant surprises!

    Kindly register yourself with the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 100/-

    Organized by: Shadi.com

  • Being Wealth-Wise - 24th November 2014

    Being Wealth-Wise


    Date:     24th November 2014, Monday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd floor, IMC Building.

    We know and take care of our health but how well do we understand various aspects of creation, preservation and growth of our wealth? There are simple approaches to Managing Wealth and there are also specific details integral to that process. To help us grasp these intricacies and make us Wealth-Wise we have Ms.Radhika Haribhakti and Ms. Deena Mehta to share their knowledge and expertise in this field.

    A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti was named among the top 50 business women of India by Business Today. Ms. Haribhakti has over 30 years of experience in Commercial and Investment Banking with Bank of America, JM Morgan Stanley and DSP Merrill Lynch and now heads RH Financial, a boutique Investment Banking Firm. She is also closely involved with issues of Women Empowerment, Financial Inclusion and CSR.

    Ms. Deena Mehta is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Asit C. Mehta Investment Interrmediates Ltd. Ms. Mehta was the first woman director on the board of the Bombay Stock Exchange. She was Vice-President for two years and was elected as the President of the Bombay Stock Exchange in 2001. Currently Ms. Mehta is on Board of BSE ltd as Trading member Nominee and also on Board of National Payments Corporation and FMC Nominee on Board of Bombay Commodity Exchange.

    Grab the opportunity to empower yourself financially!!!

    Kindly register yourself with the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:
    • Non Members - Rs. 200/-
    • Students - Rs. 100/-

    Organized by: Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

    Ms. Sunita Ramnathkar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bhavna Doshi
    Special Invitee
       
    Ms. Radhika Haribhakti
    Co Chairperson (Financial literacy/PR/Media)
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co Chairperson (Current Events)

    Members
    Ms. Anjali Sethi, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Padma Lal, Ms. Shobhna Mehta, Ms. Smita Sanghvi, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Vibha Rupani


Events for the Month of October 2014

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

  • Visit to Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre - 1st October, 2014

    Visit to Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre


    Date:  1st October, 2014

    The Ladies’ Wing has organised a visit to H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Girgaon, Mumbai.

    The Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation joined the management of Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital and Research Centre with the commitment to restore the hospital to its erstwhile glory by re-structuring the hospital services and setting up state-of-the-art technology in the field of healthcare.

    The hospital owns the latest of clinical technology across core specialties, as well as imaging and diagnostics. The new hospital is built to deliver high standard clinical care. The hospital aims to bring about a paradigm shift in the way health care is delivered in India, in step with the latest global practices, and emerge as a world class health facility.

    HNH&RC offers tertiary level healthcare facilities that include cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery, neurology and neuro-surgery, oncology, urology, nephrology, paediatric and neonatal surgery, gastroenterology, micro-ear surgery, retinal surgery and other services.

    The date and time of the visit will be notified shortly. Registrations limited to 50 members on first cum first serve basis.

    Members interested kindly register at the Ladies’ Wing office.

  • Get smarter than your smartphones… - 9th October, 2014

    Get smarter than your smartphones…


    Date:    9th October 2014, Thursday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    How much do we know about what our smart phones can do for us?

    Majority of the smart phone owners utilize a fraction of their capabilities. There are several ways in which your smart phone can make your life easier.

    Ms. Vidushi Daga and her team will conduct two hours workshop that will help you to utilize your smart phones optimally. It will be hands on training that will cover: Wi-Fi connectivity, contacts, mails and calendars, I Cloud and Cloud, Face Time, Skype, Music and Apps.

    Ms. Vidushi Daga is the co founder of Clone Futura education which is committed to make a difference by bridging the technology divide. She and her team are working zealously to give our society the technology edge. Ms Daga is the winner of “concept of the year “award and nominee of “Entrepreneur of the year “award hosted by franchise India.

    This workshop will give you a perfect opportunity to get acquainted with new apps that you can browse with just a glide of your finger.

    Register at the ladies wing office (limited to 60 members only). At the time of registration please indicate whether you own an iphone or an android phone.

    Organized by: Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

    Ms. Sunita Ramnathkar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bhavna Doshi
    Special Invitee
       
    Ms. Radhika Haribhakti
    Co Chairperson (Financial literacy/PR/Media)
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co Chairperson (Current Events)

    Members
    Ms. Anjali Sethi, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Padma Lal, Ms. Shobhna Mehta, Ms. Smita Sanghvi, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Vibha Rupani

  • “Don’t be lax about your tax” - 13th October, 2014

    “Don’t be lax about your tax”


    Date:    13th October 2014, Monday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Most people believe that paying their taxes diligently and timely will help them to get a good night's sleep and so they discharge their tax liability year after year by paying income tax on time. However, many taxpayers remain ignorant about paying another form of tax which is charged on the assets gathered by them – i.e. Wealth Tax, the less famous sibling of income tax.

    Mr. K. V. Chowdary, Chairman of Central Board of direct taxes (CBDT) the top policy making body of the Income Tax department will speak to the members on issues pertaining to tax. The talk will highlight concerns regarding taxation incentives for women entrepreneurs, wealth tax on jewellery inheritance, taxation issues regarding gifts of properties to children living abroad, and several other issues relating to income and wealth tax issues for women.

    Mr. K. V. Chowdary has earlier served as the Director General of I-T (Investigations) in the national capital where he headed a number of high-profile tax probes, including the 2G spectrum allocation case and the HSBC Geneva taxpayers list along with a number of cases dealing with blackmoney and tax evasion.

    Women be prepared to become tax efficient.

    Organized by: Legal Council Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Poorvi Chothani
    Co Chairperson

    Members
    Dr. Bhavna Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Ketki Jaykar, Ms. Naheed Carramjee, Ms. Renu Parekh

  • The Book Club - 14th October, 2014

    The Book Club


    Date:    14th October 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  IMC Library Lounge, 2nd floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you will go.”

    The book club of the ladies’ wing brings to you another masterpiece novella Broken Nest by Rabindranath Tagore.

    This selection of Rabindranath Tagore's stories exemplifies his remarkable ability to enter the complexities of human relationships. Within seemingly simple plots, Tagore portrays with extraordinary compassion and lyricism the predicament of women in traditional Bengali contexts.

    This sensitively-written 72-page novella, Broken Nest (Nastanir), is said to be semi-autobiographical and was made into the movie Charulata by Satyajit Ray featuring Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee and Sailen Mukherjee.

    We request you to register for the event in advance at the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Organized by: The Book Club Committee

    Ms. Sudha Shah
    Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Neeru Nanda, Ms. Nisha Asumal, Ms. Saumya Roy


Events for the Month of September 2014

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

  • Awaken The Creative Genius Within You - 9th September, 2014

    Awaken The Creative Genius Within You


    Date:    9th September 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    2.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    We bring to you a workshop by India’s finest Theatre Director, Producer and Actor Raell Padamsee.

    “Small differences in your everyday performance make a large difference in your life.” Everyone come across a point in their lives where they feel that what they do is mundane and monotonous.

    Raell Padamsee’s The Edge Academy has developed programs that will awaken the Creative Genius within you. Various techniques of theatre games and role play are used to combat stress and rejuvenate individuals.

    So ladies, shed your inhibitions and participate in a highly interactive drama session under the expert guidance of Raell Padamseeherself!

    Eminent theatre personality Dolly Thakore has kindly consented to be judges.

    We conclude with special performances from challenged children of Victoria Memorial School in keeping with the spirit of this program.

    Registration for participation is limited to 100 members, so reserve your seat NOW.

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Mohini Mathur
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Darshana Doshi
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Ami Goradia
    Co – Chairperson (Events)
    Ms. Anuradha Pitte
    Co – Chairperson (Festivals & Celebrations)
     

    Members (Events):
    Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Nisha Mehta, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Manali Wadhwana

    Members (Festivals & Celebrations):
    Ms. Vandana Daga, Ms. Swetha Vakil, Ms. Srilekha Damani, Ms. Archana Agarwal, Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia

  • Healing through Music……..By Dr Rahul Joshi - 23rd September, 2014

    Healing through Music……..By Dr Rahul Joshi


    Date:    23rd September 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Music has great potential to reach out to people. Music therapy is a useful tool to bring in a sense of calmness & relaxation so that we can focus our energies on the rigours of daily life and can help in dealing with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, blood pressure and many other lifestyle disorders.

    Dr. Rahul Joshi, an eminent and popular homeopath and practicing music therapist, will conduct an interactive and innovative session with the members of the ladies wing to promote good health and healing through Music.

    Dr. Joshi is an MD in Homeopathic Medicine & Hon. Homeopath to Governor of Maharashtra practising in Mumbai and attached to several leading hospitals as well as visiting faculty in many colleges. Blessed with a sonorous voice, he is a versatile singer and likes to sing classical, ghazals as well as popular numbers and bhajans. He is a Sangeet Visharad with an MA in music and has given performances all over the country. To unite Music and Medicine, he has started an organization called MUSIC CLINIC to promote good health through music and has influenced a huge number of people in the past few years.

    Dr. Joshi has conducted workshops for people of all age groups and backgrounds including educational institutions, corporates, cultural and social organizations and associations and government organisations including police and jails. His dynamic personality, superb eloquence and ability to reach out to people has benefited many and has also demonstrated the efficacy of music therapy as a therapeutic tool in several health issues.

    This will be an unique opportunity for members to experience the healing powers of music!

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Jyoti Doshi
    Chairperson
    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Indira Kotak
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Anar Shah
    Co – Chairperson (Health & Fitness)
    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co – Chairperson (Spiritual)
     

    Members of the Health & Fitness Committee:
    Ms. Sandhya Vora, Ms. Mala Mehra, Ms. Radhika Kaji, Dr. Asha Dalal

    Members of the Spiritual Committee:
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria


Events for the Month of August 2014

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

  • Introduction of ‘Book Club’ - 5th August, 2014

    Introduction of ‘Book Club’


    Date:    5th August 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    4.00 pm
    Venue:  IMC Library Lounge, 2nd Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate.

    SWelcome to the first ever Book Club initiated by the Ladies’ Wing to enable members to analyze books in a structured yet informal and interesting way.

    Great Books invite us to put aside for a while our way of looking at the world and to enter someone else’s perspective—a perspective that is much larger, deeper, and more thought out than our own.

    The first masterpiece to be discussed is the novel 'Ice-Candy Man' by the Pakistani - American author Bapsi Sidhwa. This is the first novel by a female novelist from Pakistan which deals with the partition of India and its aftermaths and describes the fate of people in Lahore. The novel deals with "the partition of India through the eyes of a girl Lenny growing up in a Parsee family, surviving through female bonding and rebellion.

    An absorbing and well-reviewed book, it has been described as both hilarious and heartbreaking. The novel was adapted by Deepa Mehta for the movie Earth which starred Amir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna amongst others.

    We request all to register for the event in advance at the Ladies’ Wing office.

    Organised by: The Book Club Committee

    Ms. Sudha Shah
    Chairperson

    Members
    Ms. Neeru Nanda, Ms. Nisha Asumal, Ms. Saumya Roy

    Important: We intend to notify our members about the upcoming events and event reminders through sms service. If you wish to unsubrcibe yourself kindly send a letter to the Ladies’ Wing office.

  • E Commerce and Digital Entrepreneurship Workshop - 6th August, 2014

    E Commerce and Digital Entrepreneurship Workshop


    Date:    6th August 2014, Wednesday
    Time:    10.00 am
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    E commerce and digital Entrepreneurship represents new technologies, new opportunities and new business forms. Cited as an emerging area of excellence, Digital Entrepreneurship has begun to attract national attention.

    Come join us to participate, engage and imbibe from this interactive workshop.

    The participants will have an opportunity to interact with the reputed entrepreneurs who have carved a niche for themselves in the digital arena.

    • Malini Agarwal: Miss Malini
    • Anjana Sharma – Stylista
    • Kanika Parab & Mansi Poddar – Brown paper bag
    • Anjori Alagh - Houseproud
    • Mallika Singhania - Indian Hanger
    • Malaika Arora Khan – The Closet label ( Tentative)

    Unleash your dream to become big. Grab the opportunity hear from the BEST!

    Registration Fee: Rs. 100/- (Inclusive of all taxes)

    Payment will be accepted in Cash and Cheque (in the favour of LADIES WING OF IMC)

    *Avail complimentary coupons by Localbanya

    Organized by: Exhibition Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Nandini Mariwala
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Irma Chinai
    Special Invitee

    Members
    Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Anuja Mittal, Ms. Anurita Chadha, Ms. Bijal Doshi, Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Malini Agarwalla, Ms. Neela Parikh, Ms. Pallavi Sharma

    Organized by: Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

    Ms. Sunita Ramnathkar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bhavna Doshi
    Special Invitee
       
    Ms. Radhika Haribhakti
    Co Chairperson (Financial literacy/PR/Media)
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co Chairperson (Current Events)

    Members
    Ms. Anjali Sethi, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Padma Lal, Ms. Shobhna Mehta, Ms. Smita Sanghvi, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Vibha Rupani

  • A Taste of Europe- Special Demonstration by a Master Chef - 9th August, 2014

    A TASTE OF EUROPE - SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION BY A MASTER CHEF


    Date:    9th August 2014, Saturday
    Time:    2.30 pm
    Venue:  Sofitel Hotel, C-57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400 051.

    Look what’s cooking for IMC Ladies!

    You can be the hostess with the mostest as a Chef from Sofitel Hotel demonstrates the following recipes for you in easy steps:

    • New Age Nicoise Salad
    • Cheese Soufflé with variations of Cheese Soufflé
    • Tiramasu and its variations

    Here’s your chance to perfect these favourite recipes. Ask questions, take notes and taste these delicious dishes (after all, the proof of the cooking is in the eating!).

    The session will go as follows:

    • Welcome at 2:30pm with Tea, Coffee, Cookies and Pastry.
    • At 3:00pm Chef to demonstrate the 3 dishes mentioned above

    Registrations fees: Rs. 800/- inclusive of all taxes and Hi Tea.

    Sofitel hotel is also offering a special lunch rate for members at additional rate of Rs. 1200/-(inclusive of tax) at the Pondicherry Café, before the demo at 1 pm.

    (Please note the lunch is optional only for those who are interested)

    Our previous events at the Sofitel Hotel were houseful, so please register at the earliest.

    The first 40 paid registrations will get a chance to be a part of this European feast.

    Make it a day to learn the secrets that make a dish special – and network, too.

    We look forward to seeing you there. Kindly register at the earliest.

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

  • WE Couture Exhibition 2014 - 21st August, 2014 & 22nd August 2014

    WE Couture Exhibition 2014


    Date:    21st August, 2014 & 22nd August 2014
    Time:    11 am to 8 pm (both days)
    Venue:  Expo Center, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.

    The PREMIER Exhibition of the Ladies’ Wing of Indian Merchants’ Chamber is back. With its huge turnout, impeccable style and fabulous participants, the IMC Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition has proved to be the finest so far. Over the last 26 years, the IMC ladies’ wing has put up a fabulous show, choosing the most appropriate participants with a wide array of products.

    This season WE Couture 2014 will feature more than eighty participants from across the country and will be motley of exclusively designed products in fashion & lifestyle, home décor, arts & crafts, personal care, cuisine and much more.

    In addition to the budding entrepreneurs this year our “Art & Craft Council” brings to you a special theme – “Dream weavers” – featuring ethnic weaver communities from across India as well as several NGOs are being given a preferential presence at the venue for free, to support and flourish the indigenous craftsmanship in the country.

    Organized by: Exhibition Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Nandini Mariwala
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Irma Chinai
    Special Invitee

    Members
    Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Anuja Mittal, Ms. Anurita Chadha, Ms. Bijal Doshi, Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Malini Agarwalla, Ms. Neela Parikh, Ms. Pallavi Sharma

  • “Know How to Protect Rights to Property and Assets: Women be Aware and Men be Prepared” - 25th August,2014

    “Know How to Protect Rights to Property and Assets: Women be Aware and Men be Prepared”


    Date:    25th August 2014, Monday
    Time:    5:00pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Are you unsure about complex legalities involved with property matters?

    One of the most fundamental requirements of a society —is a strong system of property rights. Most of the people are unacquainted of their legal rights to land and property, and the process to assert and defend land claims can sometimes get very lengthy. Although India has a very clear-cut and investor friendly land laws, not following them can however land one in a lot of legal hassles.

    Senior Advocate and Solicitor, Parimal Shroff will guide us and answer questions to help us minimize risks when buying property. Mr. Shroff is an eminent real estate lawyer in Mumbai and has vast knowledge and experience in this field. He heads the law firm of Parimal Shroff and Company.


Events for the Month of July 2014

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

  • An Afternoon with Mahesh Dubey - 8th July, 2014

    An Afternoon with Mahesh Dubey


    Date:    8th July 2014, Tuesday
    Time:    3.00 pm
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Charlie Chaplin once said “A day without laughter is a day wasted”

    More than just a respite from sadness and pain, laughter gives us the courage and strength to find new sources of meaning and hope. Even in the most difficult of times, a laugh–or even simply a smile–can go a long way toward making you feel better. And laughter really is contagious—just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies us to smile and join in the fun.

    To make you roll on the floor with laughter, we will have with us Hasya Kavi & Stand up Comedian Mr. Mahesh Dubey hosting an afternoon for the IMC ladies wing members.

    Mr. Dubey is a Mega final winner of “Hasya Kavi Muqabla” on ZEE Smile TV (1st position among 72 participants all over India). He is also a regular performer on Star TV, ZEE TV, SAB TV, SAHARA TV, Channel V, Doordarshan, and all local channels in Mumbai. He is also awarded as the ‘Doctor of Laughter’ award by the Mayor of Mumbai on Doctor’s Day.

    Come in large number and fill your day with Laughter.

    Organized by: Programme Committee

    Ms. Mohini Mathur
    Chairperson
    Ms. Bindu Kapoor
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Darshana Doshi
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Ami Goradia
    Co – Chairperson (Events)
    Ms. Anuradha Pitte
    Co – Chairperson (Festivals & Celebrations)
     

    Members (Events):
    Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Nisha Mehta, Ms. Swati Shah, Ms. Rita Kapadia, Ms. Manali Wadhwana

    Members (Festivals & Celebrations):
    Ms. Vandana Daga, Ms. Swetha Vakil, Ms. Srilekha Damani, Ms. Archana Agarwal, Ms. Devina Shah, Ms. Sunita Mandelia

  • Forever Young! - 22nd July, 2014

    Forever Young!


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

    Ageing is a natural phenomenon, but with the correct knowledge and care, it can be slowed down and we can all enjoy a healthy & productive life. This seminar will address some key concerns related to ageing including skin care, maintaining healthy bones and stress management techniques.

    The seminar will be moderated by noted cardiologist Dr. Surendra Soneji, an interventional cardiologist and physician with over three decades of experience as a professor of cardiology at Nair Hospital. He is also actively involved in social service through Rotary as well as organizing public health awareness programmes.

    Dr. Jamuna Pai, a well known dermatologist, will share the secrets of healthy skin care to maintain youthful skin as well as the latest techniques in this field. She is among the most sought after cosmetic physicians in the country with over twenty years of experience in the field of cosmetology.

    Noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dilip Nadkarni will guide us on keeping fit and active by taking care of our bones, joints & muscles. He specializes in treating sports & fitness injuries. He has been affiliated with Lilavati hospital for many years. He has authored 3 books namely REAL Fitness, Knee Problem No Problem and Calm Sutra - the Art of Relaxation.

    Dr. Vihang Vahia, renowned psychiatrist will share some valuable inputs on Emotional Quotient at all phases of life as a woman. He is affiliated to Breach Candy & H.N. hospitals and has also been a professor of psychiatry. Besides, he has lectured and written extensively in this field.

    Participate in this seminar on anti-ageing and remain “Forever Young”!

    Organized by: Holistic Committee

    Ms. Jyoti Doshi
    Chairperson
    Ms. Reena Rupani
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Indira Kotak
    Special Invitee
         
    Ms. Anar Shah
    Co – Chairperson (Health & Fitness)
    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co – Chairperson (Spiritual)
     

    Members of the Health & Fitness Committee:
    Ms. Sandhya Vora, Ms. Mala Mehra, Ms. Radhika Kaji, Dr. Asha Dalal

    Members of the Spiritual Committee:
    Ms. Jagriti Kajaria

  • 22nd Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2014

    22nd Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2014