Theme of the year - Women Integration, Skills and Entrepreneurship

EVENTS 2016-17

Events for the Month of June, 2017

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org
Ms. Mithila Akre, Deputy Director Email-id: mithila.akre@imcnet.org

  • Wildlife Conversation – A journey in pictures - 12th June 2017

    Wildlife Conversation – A journey in pictures - 12th June 2017


    Day:       Monday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Dr. Latika Nath brings us exciting, firsthand accounts and a photo-essay of a life spent in exploration and conservation of some of the most exciting spots of biodiversity in the world.

    A wildlife photographer of immeasurable talent and a pioneer in tiger conservation, she has captured some of the most remote corners of the planet, and the people and species that inhabit them. From the snow leopards in the vast mountains of Ladakh, to the last remaining Omo tribes in Ethiopia, to tigers in Kanha and the tree lions of the Serengeti, Dr. Nath has studied some of the most revered treasures of our immense planet, and will be showcasing her photographs for the first time in a public forum.

    The first woman wildlife biologist in India to work on tigers, she entered the field of tiger conservation at a time when no holistic scientific work had been done on the tiger in India.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a captivating discussion with Dr. Latika Nath.

    Seize the opportunity to experience a photographic afternoon about wildlife from the expert herself!

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President
    Events Committee :

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members: Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • Talk with Alyque Padamsee - How women can be paid as much as men - 7th June 2017

    Talk with Alyque Padamsee - How women can be paid as much as men -7th June 2017


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building

    In today’s world women are almost half of the workforce. They are the sole or co-breadwinner in families. Yet, on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men. Women, on average, earn less than men in nearly every single occupation for which there is sufficient earnings data for both men and women to calculate an earnings ratio.

    Mr. Alyque Padamsee will speak about how women can be paid as much as men. He will also guide us through the following aspects that one should be aware when they are applying for new jobs:

    • Competitive salary structure
    • Maternity provisions
    • Work culture and etiquettes
    • Emotional balance and many

    other aspects

    Padmashree Alyque Padamsee is a multi-faceted genius who wears 3 hats - the Brand Father of modern Indian advertising, the Guru of English Theatre in India and the one who is very committed to Public Service work. He has been conferred with Padmashree by the President of India in 2000.

    Do not miss the opportunity to hear from one of India’s finest theatre personalities and ad film makers! Members

    interested in attending the programme kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students : Rs. 150/-

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President
    Events Committee :

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees:Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members:Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • Screening of the Marathi Movie – Ventilator - 5th June 2017

    Screening of the Marathi Movie – Ventilator - 5th June 2017


    Day:       Monday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for the screening of one of the prestigious Marathi movies – Ventilator, a beautiful journey of relationships, emotions, misunderstandings and priorities that are a part of many families

    Ventilator is a 2016 Indian Marathi language comedy-drama film written and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and produced by Priyanka Chopra under her production company Purple Pebble Pictures. Led by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film features an ensemble cast of more than 100 actors who contribute to the story in equal measure. This film is an achievement in handling extended ensemble casts and genuine human emotions with great effect.

    India is one of those rare countries where extended or joint families still continue to flourish despite the changing mindset of youngsters. This sublime and emotionally charged Marathi movie takes a quintessential Indian family and brings out their dysfunctions and dynamics to great effect.

    Members interested in watching the movie kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students: Rs. 150/-

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President
    Events Committee :

    Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Kalpana Singhania
    Advisory

    Members:Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

Events for the Month of May, 2017

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org
Ms. Mithila Akre, Deputy Director Email-id: mithila.akre@imcnet.org

  • Dignity of Women in India - 31th May, 2017

    Dignity of Women in India - 31th May, 2017


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:     5.00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building

    The IMC Ladies' Wing is proud to invite you to a talk by Supreme Court Judge, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, on protecting the 'Dignity of Women in India', and ensuring their access to justice.

    In the recent times we have seen the world talking about protecting women but the need is to address a foremost global issue being upholding and protecting the dignity of women. Women and men are “absolutely equal in terms of value” and therefore women must be treated as equal partners in every aspects of life. It should be her choice that whether she wants to get married or have children or she want to stay by herself with her parents all her life. Her decision of leading her life her way should be respected and her dignity should be protected anyhow.

    Justice Sikri will speak about the how the legal system in the country can play an instrumental role in changing the current paradigm, altering male mindsets and in restoring freedom for women in India.

    Justice Sikri was sworn into his current post on 12 April, 2013. Prior to this, he had served as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Sikri was chosen as one of the 50 most influential persons in Intellectual Property in the world.

    Members interested in attending the programme kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President
    Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Renu Parekh
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Leena Vaidya
    Special Invitee

    Members:Dr. Bhavna Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Ketki Dave, Ms. Poorvi Chothani

  • One World - 18th May, 2017

    One World - 18th May, 2017


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:    7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
    Venue:  One Indiabulls Centre, 7th floor, Tower 2B, Lower Parel, Mumbai – 400013

    IMC Ladies’ Wing joins hands with Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME) for a Live Video Conference on Global Conversation with Senior Business Women from New Jersey City.

    The programme will have diverse community of 350 influencers to explore the economic and social impact of women around the world. This will be a unique opportunity to learn from iconic voices and better understanding of the complexity of working in today’s global marketplace.

    Key points of discussion:

    • The cache of international networking: strategies around leadership and communication

    • Best global practices for business: understanding the barriers to success

    • Women and Health: Good for Families, Good for Business, Good for Communities

    • Learning how to access capital and networks

    Come and connect with women across a wide spectrum of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds!

    Members interested in attending the programme kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Organised by

    Organised by
    IMC Ladies’ Wing
    &
    Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME)

  • Screening of the movie "Hidden Figures" - 3rd May, 2017

    Screening of the movie "Hidden Figures" - 3rd May, 2017


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building

    The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

    The stoty is about the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers".

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a special screening of Academy Awards nominated movie – Hidden Figures

    Members interested in watching the movie kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest. Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students : Rs. 150/-

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President
    Ms. Surbhi Ghatalia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory:Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members: Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

Events for the Month of April, 2017

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org
Ms. Mithila Akre, Deputy Director Email-id: mithila.akre@imcnet.org

  • A voice for Peace & Human Value - 28th April, 2017

    A voice for Peace & Human Value - 28th April, 2017


    Day:       Friday
    Time:     11.30 am
    Venue:  The St. Regis Mumbai, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai – 400013

    Every society needs to be bound together by common values, so that its members know what to expect of each other, and have some shared principles by which to manage their differences without resorting to violence. Knowledge and understanding of the very most basic human values is of basic importance to any human in the world, to make truly responsible decisions, and to give a responsible direction to one's life; and also to give a truly responsible direction to the development of one's children.

    And without awareness of the very most basic human values our life is bound to be like a plaything of the winds, or a vessel out of control . . .

    Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian leader, a spiritual teacher, and an ambassador of peace will address the members of the Ladies’ Wing on Peace & Human Values.

    His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has united millions of people the world over and developed several lives.

    Golden opportunity to meet ‘Gurudev’and enlighten your inner soul.

    Members who are interested to attend the programme have to collect their passes from Ladies’ Wing office from 3rd April, 2017 onwards.

    Entry restricted to 70 members only on a first come, first served basis.

    Please note registration will not be taken over calls or emails. Members are requested to collect their passes from the ladies wing office.

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee :

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members: : Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • Gaurav Gupta Timeless - 25th April, 2017

    Gaurav Gupta Timeless - 25th April, 2017


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:  Gaurav Gupta Store, Kala Ghoda Fort

    Gaurav Gupta , the man and the brand, have carved a world that is future primitive, reflected through sculpture-like garments with a sense of infinity and rhythm. One of the most celebrated and progressive couturiers in India and a global name on the rise, he is celebrated for his custom made, dramatic fantasy couture.

    E-invite -Gaurav Gupta Timeless

    Experience the fantastical world of Gaurav Gupta with a fashion show for the IMC members by the IMC members wearing custom

    Gaurav Gupta Couture followed by a Q&R with the designer, and IMC member, moderated by Radhi Parekh, Director, ARTISANS' Gallery.

    Join us for tea at ARTISANS' thereafter

    Entry restricted to 25 members only on a first come. first served basis

    Interested member are requested to register at the IMC Ladies' Wing office | RSVP: 022-22046633(Ext: 605, 627, 132 & 104)

  • Short Films Festival Small Stories Big Ideas - 24th April, 2017

    Short Films Festival Small Stories Big Ideas - 24th April, 2017


    Day:       Monday
    Time:     3.30 p.m
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Fuelled by artistic expression, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Short films have and will continue to be an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for the Short Films Festival wherein few of the critically claimed and famous award winning Indian Short Films will be screened. The duration of the short film ranges from 2 minutes to 20 minutes.

    Films to be screened:

    • Chutney

    • Nayantara’s Necklace

    • Teaspoon

    • That day after everyday

    • Bold is beautiful

    • Kheer

    • Debi

    Members interested in watching the movies kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students : Rs. 150/-

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee :

    Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees:Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members:Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

  • Launch of E-Waste awareness & collection project on World Earth Day - 21th April, 2017

    Launch of E-Waste awareness & collection project on World Earth Day - 21th April, 2017


    Day:       Friday
    Time:     3.30 p.m
    Venue:  Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 3rd floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    World Earth Day is celebrated every year as an annual event by the people all across the world on 22nd of April in order to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the protection measures.

    On commemoration of World Earth Day Ladies’ Wing of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Clean Mumbai Foundation is launching E-Waste awareness & collection Project.

    E-WASTE is a waste that is generated by Electronics & Electricals once they have reached the end of their useful life e.g. mobile phones, computers, laptops, printers, DVD and CD players, etc.

    As technology advances at such a high rate, many electronic devices become “trash” after a few short years of use. It has, therefore, become extremely necessary to create awareness about proper collection and disposal of E-Waste.

    We plan to station E-Waste collection bins at strategic locations across South Mumbai. This year’s campaign is all about protecting the environment. Let’s make every day World Earth Day!

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee :

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members: Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • IMAPCT - 13th April, 2017

    IMAPCT - 13th April, 2017


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:     2.30 pm to 6.00 pm
    Venue:   The St.Regis Hotel, Astor Ballroom, Mumbai
  • Cooking Quiz - 11th April, 2017

    Cooking Quiz 11th April, 2017


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    You may be a whiz in the kitchen, but just how well-versed are you when it comes to the art of cooking? This is the chance to prove that you know more than basic cooking method by acing the Cooking Quiz.

    Come one, come all… Be a part of a multicultural cooking quiz! Immerse yourself in the international flavours, from Portugal to Thailand and everywhere in between.

    Guidelines for the Quiz:

    • 4 teams of 3 participants in each team

    • Registration compulsory for the members who are interested

    • First 12 members will be eligible to participate

    • If the teams cannot answer, the questions will be thrown open to the audience

    To participate for the quiz register your name at 022 2204 6633 (Ext.: 104, 132, 605, 627) or email at lw@imcnet.org

    Come as a participant or come to cheer the teams!!!

    Don’t miss the chance to win exciting prizes.

    See you all there, Bon appetite!

    Members interested in attending the session kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee :

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members: Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • The Heart Truth - 6th April, 2017

    The Heart Truth - 6th April, 2017


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide for both for men and women. Unfortunately, India is poised to be the heart disease and diabetes capital of the world. The good news is that that both these conditions are largely preventable, and the steps needed for prevention are not hard to implement. Dr. Aashish Contractor will outline the preventive lifestyle measures you need to take as women who are concerned about their cardiac health status.

    Dr. Aashish Contractor is currently head of department of Rehab and Sports Medicine at the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Prior to this he was the head of department of preventive cardiology and rehabilitation at the Asian Heart Institute from its inception and had the distinction of being part of the Asian Heart team which treated the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, after his redo bypass surgery in January 2009. He is widely recognized as the pioneer of cardiac rehabilitation in India, and has recently authored a book, The Heart Truth, on heart disease prevention.

    Dr. Contractor has worked and trained for several years in the United States, under the leading experts. He is the Vice-Chairman of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, which includes 25 countries around the world and serves as the Certification Director of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in India.

    Members interested in attending the session kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.
    Registration charges: Non-Member – Rs. 200/- Students – Rs. 150/-

    Organised by :

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

    Ms. Anar Shah
    Chairperson
    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-chairperson
    Ms. Leena Vaidya
    Special Invitee

    Members:Ms. Ila Kaji, Ms. Minal Vaghani

Events for the Month of March, 2017

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director                    Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org

  • EXPLORE UZBEKISTAN - 23RD TO 31ST MARCH, 2017

    EXPLORE UZBEKISTAN - 23RD TO 31ST MARCH, 2017


    30 members are travelling to a novel destinationUzbekistan.

    The 9 Day cultural tour will be an oriental picturesque trip full of bright discoveries.

    The visit includes sight of Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand.

    Learn interesting facts about Uzbek traditions and customs of centuries which are handed down from generation to generation,

    taste genuine Uzbek cuisine, visit an oriental bazaar and much more.

    Registrations closed.

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Travel committee :

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Co-Chairperson

    Members:Ms. Anuradha Pittie, Ms. Bina Choksi

  • Let’s Play Holi!!! - 20th March, 2017

    Let’s Play Holi!!! - 20th March, 2017


    Day:       Monday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building

    Holi is a time to reach out with the colors of joy. It is the time to love and forgive. It is the time to express the happiness of being loved and to be loved through colors.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you to celebrate the festival of colours and happiness.

    Not only that… If you are good at dancing… Put on your dancing shoes… Showcase your talent…

    Members who are interested to put up a dance performance (Solo or group dance) on this occasion can get in touch with Ladies’ Wing office for details.

    With foot tapping Holi music, folklore and lip smacking food enjoy a memorable afternoon!!!

    Register now!!!

    (Please note: The event, Women Leaders, which was scheduled on 20th March has been cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances and will scheduled in May)

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members:Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • Eyes: The Window to our souls - 14th March, 2017

    Eyes: The Window to our souls - 14th March, 2017


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:     3.30 p.m.
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    The eyes connect us to our surroundings and the world. Therefore eye care should be foremost on our health care list.

    Cataract is the commonest cause of blindness. But, other eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetes related eye disease and Blood pressure related eye problems are catching up. They need to be detected early and treated in time.

    Lot of children faces eye problems, more so with constant television, I-pad and phone usage. How does a parent ensure his/her child’s good eye health?

    Dr. Hemalini Samant and Dr. Preetam Samant will address the members on important and common eye problems faced by one today such as computer and smartphone related eye problems, eye fatigue and eye allergies.

    Dr. Hemalini Samant is currently director of the eye associates Mumbai - team eye clinic, a multi-specialty eye clinic in south Mumbai. Apart from general ophthalmology she specializes in paediatric and neuro ophthalmology.

    Dr. Preetam Samant is a vitro retina specialist. He is the head of retina services since at Hinduja Hospital and JJ Hospital since last 12 years . He has pioneered research and academics in india in the complex field of retinal eye diseases . He has to his credit a vast surgical experience of more than 10000 retinal sugeries and equal number of laser procedures.

    Gain an insight on various common eye problems, newer ophthalmology treatments and technology which cures eye diseases less invasively and more effectively.

    Members interested in attending the session please register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Registration charges: Non-Member – Rs. 200/- Students – Rs. 150/-

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Health and Holistic Committee

    Ms. Anar Shah
    Chairperson
    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-chairperson
    Ms. Leena Vaidya
    Special Invitee

    Members: Ms. Ila Kaji, Ms. Minal Vaghani

  • Women’s Day Special: Screening of the movie - The Queen of Katwe 8th March, 2017

    Women’s Day Special: Screening of the movie - The Queen of Katwe 8th March, 2017


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:     3.30 p.m.
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    You are invited for a get together to celebrate the International Women’s Day followed by screening of a woman oriented film The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster.

    The movie echoes the struggle, spirit and success of womanhood

    Queen of Katwe is a 2016 American biographical sports drama film directed by Mira Nair and written by William Wheeler. Starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, and Madina Nalwanga, the film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads.

    Win exciting prizes at Women’s Day Special raffle.

    Members interested in watching the movie kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges: Non-Members: Rs. 200/- Students :Rs.150/-

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Cinema Committee:

    Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory: Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members:Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

Events for the Month of February, 2017

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director                    Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org

  • VISIT TO GADESHWAR VILLAGE - 28TH FEBRUARY, 2017

    VISIT TO GADESHWAR VILLAGE - 28TH FEBRUARY, 2017


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:     7. 15 am (Assemble at IMC)
    Venue:  Gadeshwar Village, Panvel, Maharashtra

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for the Inauguration Function of the Water Supply Project at Gadeshwar. It is an opportunity for you to witness the work Ladies’ Wing has done at Gadeshwar.

    As part of the CSR activity, Ladies’ Wing has adopted Gadeshwar Village, near Panvel, since 2010 to make it a model village, fulfilling Gandhiji’s dream! Till date we have made a community hall, where workshops for vocational training skills are conducted. In addition to that the basic need of sanitation and water supply has been successfully provided to every home in the village.

    Since 2010, IMC Ladies’ Wing has built a Community Hall and 79 toilets blocks in the village. Join us for a half day picnic out at Gadeshwar and enjoy local food. Witness the vocational training courses given to the locals at the community center built by the Ladies’ Wing and how they make decorative items out of waste. Special exhibition of the art and crafts item made by the villagers exclusively for the IMC Ladies’ Wing members!

    Tentative schedule for the day:

    07.15 am – Assemble at IMC

    07.30 am – Bus leaves for Gadeshwar

    09.30 am – Breakfast at Balwantrai Mehta Centre, Kushtorog Nivaran Samiti, Shantivan

    10.45 am - Departure for Gadeshwar Village

    11.00 am - Inauguration of the Water Supply Project & Distribution of Water Jars

    12.00 pm – Inauguration of Exhibition of Best from Waste Articles

    12.30 pm - Meeting at Gadeshwar Community Centre

    01.00 pm – Bus leaves for Mumbai

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Gadeshwar Welfare Project Committee:

    Chairperson: Ms. Jyoti Doshi

    Members: Ms. Amita Haribhakti, Ms. Arti Sanghi, Ms. Irma Chinai, Ms. Minal Bajaj, Ms. Sheila Kripalani

  • Travel Fest - 23th February, 2017

    Travel Fest - 23th February, 2017


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:    2.00 pm
    Venue:  WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building

    “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind”

    Travelling is the most exciting way to have new unique experiences. It gives us a different perspective on how different cultures lead their lives, religion, beliefs which could be very different from ours. This could give us a broader perspective to our lives & open up our horizons.

    Ladies’ Wing invites you for the Travel Fest to showcase tourist attractions of four unique countries which will fascinate you with their culture and nature.

    From beautiful pristine beaches of Brazil to enriching culture of Israel…From heavenly panoramic view of Indonesia to sprawling wild safaris of South Africa… You will get to know about everything under one roof.

    Discover the hidden treasures of Brazil, Indonesia, Israel and South Africa as the Consulates present the culture, cuisine and best tourist destinations of these countries.

    Not only this, relish special cuisine of all the countries and decide your next stop for holidaying! Members interested for this programme kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students : Rs. 150/-

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Cinema Committee:

    Ms. VarshaSheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees:Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. ArtiSanghi

    Members:Ms. AmlaRuia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • Screening of the movie ‘Coco Before Chanel’ - 20th February, 2017

    Screening of the movie ‘Coco Before Chanel’ - 20th February, 2017


    Day:       Monday
    Time:    3.30 p.m.
    Venue:  WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    For more than a century, French movies have been a major influence on World cinema and continues to be recognised the world over for its quality, breadth and sophistication.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a special screening of the famous French Movie - Coco Before Chanel

    Coco Before Chanel (French: Coco avant Chanel) is a 2009 French film about the early life of famed French fashion designer Coco Chanel, who began her life as headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style.

    The film portrays the formative years of Chanel’s life, the years of Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realising her design aesthetic in jewellery, handbags, and fragrance. She was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life.

    The movie stars French actress Audrey Tautou as Chanel. It was directed and co-written by actor turned director Anne Fontaine.

    Members interested in watching the movie kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest. Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students : Rs. 150/-

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Cinema Committee:

    Ms. SurbhiGhatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory: Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members:Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

  • A Gourmet Lunch at Sofitel Hotel - 17th February, 2017

    A Gourmet Lunch at Sofitel Hotel - 17th February, 2017


    Day:       Friday
    Time:     12.30 pm onwards
    Venue:  Sofitel Hotel, C-57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400 051

    One of Mumbai’s five star hotels - Sofitel Mumbai BKC will hold a special cooking demonstration for the Ladies’ Wing members.

    Starters
    Veg - Asparagus & Jalapeno Croquette-
    Non-Veg - Chicken & Cheddar Croquette

    Main Course
    Veg - Vegetable Ratatouille
    Non-Veg – Coq au Vin

    Dessert
    Veg – Eggless Chocolate Mousse
    Non-Veg - Chocolate Mousse

    Here’s your opportunity 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!)

    Registrations fees: Rs. 1225/- inclusive of all taxes.

    Mode of payment - Cash or Cheque in favour of IMC Ladies’ Wing

    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 event.

    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, Ms. Vanita Bhandari

  • Trip to Govardhan Eco Village - 8th February, 2017

    Trip to Govardhan Eco Village - 8th February, 2017


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:     Assemble at 6 am at IMC Building Churchgate
    Venue:  Govardhan Eco village, Galtare, Hamrapur, Wada Palghar, Maharashtra

    Join us for one day trip to Govardhan Eco Village, Palghar.

    Govardhana Eco Village is a 70-acre sustainable farming community and retreat center. It is nestled amidst the famous Sahyadri mountain range of India, which is one of the top ten Biodiversity hotspots in the world!

    The Ecovillage is a non-profit initiative founded by H.H. Radhanath Swami, a teacher of bhakti-yoga for over 40 years, and student of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna consciousness (ISKCON).

    The visit will not only be fun outing but will also make you feel closer to nature and rediscover your roots.

    A day visit will be filled with wide range of activities like meditation, yoga therapy, Vedanta, pottery workshops, tour of the Eco Village and Vrindavan Biodiversity Park and much more.

    Relish the Sattvic food which is also known as the art of goodness cooking.

    Experience a community that is a successful fusion between ancient Vedic wisdom and modern science.

    Limited to 30 members only Registration charges – Rs. 2,500/-

    of payment - Cash or Cheque in favour of IMC Ladies’ Wing
    Kindly note registration charge includes to and fro travel in AC Bus, food and all taxes.

    Members interested for the trip kindly pay and register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office before 15th January, 2017.

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Co-Chairperson

    Members:Ms. Anuradha Pittie, Ms. Bina Choksi

  • The Eloquence of the Nataraja - 3rd February, 2017

    The Eloquence of the Nataraja - 3rd February, 2017


    Day:       Friday
    Time:     3.00 pm
    Venue:  WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    In the words of a curator of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, "If a single icon had to be chosen to represent the extraordinarily rich and complex heritage of India, the Shiva Nataraja might well be the most remunerative candidate."

    Nataraja, from being a beautiful artistic form, is both a venerated object of worship and the embodiment of several vital philosophical messages, presented in a remarkably intelligent and elegant manner.

    Mr. Dhruv S. Kajiwill talk about the many levels of messages which the Nataraja image contains, including the vision of advaita Vedanta. This certainly promises to be an interesting afternoon.

    He has been studying Vedanta over the past several years with swamis, professors and other teachers, both traditional and non-traditional. Apart from his deep involvement in this pursuit, he also has a professional career and wide range of other interests which include flying, diving, sailing, wildlife and ancient Indian art. He has also authored 2 books on Vedanta.

    Be a part of this spiritual afternoon to perceive Nataraja in an absolutely different manner!

    Members interested in attending the session please register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office.

    Registration charges: Non-Member – Rs. 200/- Students – Rs. 150/-

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

    Ms. Anar Shah
    Chairperson
    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Leena Vaidya
    Special Invitee

    Members:Ms. IlaKaji, Ms. MinalVaghani

Events for the Month of January 2017

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director                    Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org

  • Breaking Gender Barriers - 31th January, 2017

    Breaking Gender Barriers - 31th January, 2017


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:     3.00 p.m.
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for an insightful panel discussion with women achievers from diverse professions that have traditionally been male bastions.

    Women’s advancement in the corporate workplace has taken significant strides over the past few decades. The phenomenon of breaking gender barriers in some male dominated professions is however relatively new. Those women who dared to step into such professions faced unique challenges and despite heavy odds some of them achieved great success with their grit and determination.

    Three such inspiring success stories will unfold through a moderated panel discussion. Sharing with us their experiences along their respective pursuits would be:

    • Ms. Rashmi Shukla (IPS) – Commissioner of Police, Pune

    • Dr. Prabha Yadav – Head of Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital

    • Ms. Tisha Jhaveri – Commercial Pilot

    Be a part of this discussion to experience their journey and achievements which will inspire you and would encourage many young minds to follow in their footsteps.

    Members interested for this programme kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students: Rs. 150/-

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members:Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • Screening of Marathi Musical Film - “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali” - 24th January, 2017

    Screening of Marathi Musical Film - “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali” - 24th January, 2017


    Day:      Tuesday
    Time:     3.30 p.m
    Venue:  WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    On popular demand by most of the members we have decided to screen the Marathi musical film “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali”.

    Katyar Kaljat Ghusali is a 2015 Marathi film based on a play by the same name. The movie is directed by Subodh Bhave starring Sachin Pilgaonkar, Shankar Mahadevan, and Subodh Bhave himself in lead roles.

    Katyar Kaljat Ghusali literally means a dagger through the heart. The title itself gives you an insight into the powerful storyline of the film. The story is set in British India where India was ruled by kings and where artists found patronage under them. It basically revolves around the competition between two gharanas - Maharashtrian gharana and Mughal Miraj gharana.

    In a nutshell, the film shows how music can only bind and spread love between people across castes, cultures and generations. The film is adorned with classical music by the musician trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

    Members interested in watching the movie kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students: Rs. 150/-

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members: Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

  • Visit to Salt Escape - 12th January, 2017

    Visit to Salt Escape - 12th January, 2017


    Day:      Thursday
    Time:     3.30 pm
    Venue:  Salt Escape, Hanuman Building, Ground Floor, 300, Perin Nariman Street, Behind Reserve Bank of India, Fort, Mumbai

    You are invited for a soothing and rejuvenating experience at Salt Spa.

    Located in the heart of Mumbai, Salt Escape is a salt therapy wellness centre set up to help people breathe easier, feel better, and improve the quality of their lives.

    Salt Escape is the first Spa to introduce this revolutionary treatment in Mumbai.

    Salt Therapy also known as Halotherapy, is a completely natural, non – invasive and drug- free treatment for relieving symptoms caused by congestion, inflammation and allergies of the respiratory system and skin. This therapy is based on the cleansing and healing properties of salt and is beneficial to people of all ages.

    Members will get an opportunity to learn about salt therapy, experience the same with a complimentary therapy session and also avail discount vouchers.

    Feel rejuvenated, relaxed and healthy.

    Limited to 50 members only, members interested in visiting the wellness centre kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Dr. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members:Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • 24th Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar for Woman Rural Entrepreneur 2016 - 10th January, 2017

Events for the Month of December 2016

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director                    Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org

  • Special Screening of the movie Antaheen - 20th December 2016

    Special Screening of the movie Antaheen - 20th December 2016


    Day:      Tuesday
    Time:     3.30 p.m
    Venue:  : WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a special screening of the National Award winning movie Antaheen (The Endless Wait).

    Antaheenis a 2009 Bengali film directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. It is a story about love, wait and loneliness.The film stars Radhika Apte, Rahul Bose, MitaVashisth, Aparna Sen, Kalyan Ray and Sharmila Tagore.

    The director uses the simple idea of the endless wait for perfect love as a theme and explores it via four different situations with unequal weight and confused antecedents. The four cases all converge at the same point - express your feelings before the opportunity is suddenly and inexplicably lost.

    Members interested in watching the movie kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    A touch of green, white and red in your outfits would surely echo the Christmas spirit.

    Registration charges:Members – Rs. 300/- Non-Members – Rs. 500/-

    Members interested in attending the party kindly pay and register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges: Non-Members : Rs. 200/- Students : Rs. 150/-

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. SurbhiGhatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory:Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members:Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. NainaKamani, Ms. RinkiRoy Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

  • Vaikunth Flower Show - 17th December 2016

    Vaikunth Flower Show - 17th December 2016


    Day:      Saturday
    Time:     4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
    Venue:  : PiramalVaikunth, Old Mumbai – Agra Road, Bayer India Road, Ram Maruti Nagar, Balkum, Thane - 400607, Maharashtra, India

    You are cordially invited to Blue Gold – Indigo the Flower of Freedom at the Vaikunth Flower Show.

    Join the celebration of the spirit of freedom started in 1917 by Mahatma Gandhi in Champaran where he fought for the farmers who were forced to grow Indigo plants by the British rulers.

    The 'Champaran Satyagraha' was the movement responsible for putting Gandhi on the front seat of the Indian nationalist movement – a powerful tool of civilian resistance. From a small blue flower of the IndigoferaTinctoria plant there arose the beginning of the Indian movement for freedom.

    To celebrate the Centenary of the Champaran Satyagraha a million flowers spread across 18-themed garden will bloom in tribute to those that helped India become a free country.

    Visitors can also explore a Blue Gold Bazaar, a medley of music and delicious treats, in addition to a cultural programme and special theatre and dance show performed by the ShiamakDavar Dance Company.

    Witness the Blue Gold – Dance and Theatre Show from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    For passes please register at piramalvaikunth.com/flowershow

    Registration opens on 26th November 2016 or you may collect the same from the Ladies' Wing office.

    * Seating will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis

    * Please wear closed and comfortable shoes

    Kindly members interested in attending the show have to arrange for their own travel to Thane.

  • Christmas Celebration - 15th December 2016

    Christmas Celebration - 15th December 2016


    Day:      Thursday
    Time:     3.30 p.m
    Venue:  : WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Christmas is here, bringing good cheer…..

    Let’s celebrate the spirit of the season with gaiety and loads of fun.

    Put on your dancing shoes and liven up the evening with vibrant dancing and singing followed by a sumptuous high tea.

    Special choir group will sing Christmas carols.

    A touch of green, white and red in your outfits would surely echo the Christmas spirit.

    Registration charges:Members – Rs. 300/- Non-Members – Rs. 500/-

    Members interested in attending the party kindly pay and register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees:Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members:Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • Know the 13 Steps to bloody Good Luck with Mr. Ashwin Sanghi - 8th December 2016

    Know the 13 Steps to bloody Good Luck with Mr. Ashwin Sanghi - 8th December 2016


    Day:      Thursday
    Time:     3.30 p.m
    Venue:  : WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Some people are just plain lucky. But is it possible to attract good luck? Can we train ourselves to be lucky? Ashwin Sanghi explore that critical and much-longed-for element called luck through entertaining and informative anecdotes, narrations of personal experiences and vignettes of homespun wisdom. Using an awesome Prezi-based presentation, he will give us a witty yet remarkably factual insight into how people and organizations can work towards being lucky.

    Ashwin Sanghi is counted among India’s highest-selling English fiction authors. Till date he has written five books, all bestsellers, including The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key, Private India and 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck.

    Mr. Sanghi was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity India 100 Rankings.Educated at Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and thereafter obtained aMasters degree in business management from Yale University.

    Youmay bring your copy of Mr. Sanghi’s authored book or buy the same at the event and get it signed by him.

    Members interested in attending the session kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees:Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members:Ms. Amla Ruia, Ms. Ananya Goenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • WeUNiTE - 6th December 2016

    We UNiTE - 6th December 2016


    Day:      Tuesday
    Time:     9.30 a.m
    Venue:  : Ball Room, 1st floor, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Colaba, Mumbai

    IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its Ladies’ Wing invite you for a conference – WeUNiTE.

    The Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women, Madam PhumzileMlambo-Ngcuka, will be launching partnership with UN Women and IMC at the event.

    The program will focus on issues like Violence against Women and Gender Equality. The half day conference will have panel discussions and speaker series on various significant topics like Planet 50-50: Towards Transformative Social Change, Stepping It Up for Gender Equality, Women at Work: Building Skills, Strengthening Economies, Film screening: Daughters of Mother India and many more.

    The panelists are eminent personalities who have played a meaningful role in transforming lives of other women.

    Limited to 60 members only, Members interested in attending the event kindly collect the invite from the Ladies Wing office. Invites will be available on first-come, first served basis

    Organized by

    IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its Ladies’ Wing

Events for the Month of November 2016

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director                    Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org

  • Meditation as Medication – Way to healthy mind and body - 24th November 2016

    Meditation as Medication – Way to healthy mind and body - 24th November 2016


    Day:      Thursday
    Time:     3.00 pm p.m
    Venue:  : WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Since times immemorial people have always looked for happiness – whether it is through prized possessions or emotional attachments

    Is this true happiness or is it a transient happiness?

    As the body, mind, emotions and soul are interconnected; any disturbance in one level will reflect in all other levels. Practicing meditation helps people to maintain good health. Some experts have compared meditation to a ‘reset button’ for the body.

    Meditation is a way to a healthy mind and body.With meditation, we can release burdens of external influences and attachments. The true natures of one’s soul i.e. love and joyousness starts emerging so as to help an individual to make better choices through clear thinking. Meditation is a way to calm the restless mind to a state of tranquillity. This will fulfil our inner desire to be truly happy.

    Meditation is a way to a healthy mind and body.With meditation, we can release burdens of external influences and attachments. The true natures of one’s soul i.e. love and joyousness starts emerging so as to help an individual to make better choices through clear thinking. Meditation is a way to calm the restless mind to a state of tranquillity. This will fulfil our inner desire to be truly happy.

    Mrs. Leena Vaidya, the Past President of IMC Ladies’ Wing and renowned spiritual healer has been conducting spiritual healing sessions and workshops for more than 15 years with amazing results. She will enlighten us about the benefits of meditation and will conduct a special meditation session.

    Join us to heal your mind and soul!

    Members interested in attending the session please register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.Late entries will be restricted once the meditation session commences.

    Registration Fee: Non-Members - Rs. 200 & Students – Rs. 150/-

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee:

    Ms. Anar Shah
    Chairperson
    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees:Ms. Leena Vaidya

    Members:Ms. IlaKaji, Ms. MinalVaghani

  • Special screening for the film Kaagaz ki Kashti - 22nd November 2016

    Special screening for the film Kaagaz ki Kashti - 22nd November 2016


    Day:      Tuesday
    Time:    6:00 p.m
    Venue:  : NFDC Theatre, Nehru Planetarium Basement, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400018

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a special screening of the filmKaagazkiKashti ...a Biopic on Legendary Singer Jagjit Singh.

    Mr. Harsh Goenka, member of Jagjit Singh Foundationwill grace the evening as the Chief Guest.

    Mrs. ChitraJagjit Singh has kindly accepted to grace the occasion.

    Director of the biopic, Mr. Brahmanand S Siinghwill share his insights and trivia about the film.

    Mr. Brahmanand S Siingh is an award-winning filmmaker (producer-director) and writer based out of Mumbai. Many of his films have been screened at various International film festivals as well as on national and international television channels, and have been nominated for and won, national and international awards.

    Kaagaz Ki Kashti traces the life journey of a down-to-earth, small-town boy, who made it big by breaking through the norms and revolutionising the Ghazal scenario.

    The film traces three converging tracks, the struggle and stardom in his musical career, the love and loss in his personal life and the scope and limitations in the music scenario of the times. Through in-depth conversations with friends, family, colleagues and through archival footage, the film becomes an intimate portrait of the iconic Ghazal maestro, Padma BhushanJagjit Singh.

    Interested music lovers kindly collect the passes from the Ladies Wing office. Passes will be available on first-come, first served basis

    Registration Fee: Non-Members & Guests – Rs. 200/-

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Cinema Committee:

    Ms. SurbhiGhatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees:Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members: Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rinki Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

    Please Note: Elevator Available

  • Dev Diwali @ Varanasi 13th to 15th November, 2016

    Dev Diwali @ Varanasi


    Dev Diwali in Varanasi is that time of the year when the city truly seems like an abode of the Gods. Often known as the City of Light, Dev Diwali is probably a manifestation of this very epithet. Dev Diwali is a spectacle worth beholding in Varanasi. Every ghat and temple in the Holy City is alight with earthen ghee diyas. With thousands of diyas lit all over the place the view is rather enchanting and magical, despite the large number of people.

    A group of members is travelling to Varanasi from 13th to 15th November to celebrate Dev Diwali.

    Highlights of the trip:

    Sunrise cruise of Ganga

    Spectacular Ganga Arti

    Famous ghats of Varanasi

    Temples of Varanasi

    Benaras University

    Varanasi Art museum

    Visit to UNESCO heritage site, Sarnath and Ashoka Pillar Shopping

    Famous chats and sweets of Varanasi

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. VarshaSheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Members: : Ms. Anuradha Pittie, Ms.Bina Choksi

  • Cyber Safety for Netizens - 10th November 2016

    Cyber Safety for Netizens - 10th November 2016


    Day:      Thursday
    Time:    6.15 p.m.
    Venue:  : WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    As digital consumers, we use the internet every day in order to access social media, e-banking, get the latest news updates etc, believing that internet is safe, we tend to neglect the security and preventative measures to lock out phishing scams and cyber criminals.

    The cyber-crimes are comparatively more serious as criminals are able to use the technology to conduct their activities in much sophisticated manner with relative safety because they can operate even from their homes and continents away from the actual "scene of crime".

    The well-known proverb "prevention is better than cure" may come to our help in the present situation. The law enforcement agencies, legal and judicial communities are developing new skill to combat with the challenges presented by cyber crimes.

    Mr. Brijesh Singh, IPS and Inspector General of Police (Cyber & Paw), Secretary and DGIPR, Information and Publicity for Maharashtra state will address on the topic Cyber Safety for Netizens and will enlighten on various reforms and effective path breaking IT schemes undertaken by the Maharashtra Police to tackle with the escalating issue of cyber crimes.

    Mr. Singh, an IPS Officer of 1996 batch has worked in innumerable capacities all across Maharashtra, which includes Cyber and prevention of cruelty against Women and Children He is also the head of the state’s information and publicity department along with his original portfolio.

    He has published the latest in the city’s literary canon: a best-selling novel called Quantum Siege. Mr. Singh is an Engineer and has pursued education in field of Psychology, Administration and Cyber law.

    Members interested in attending the session kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration Fee:Students – Rs. 150/- Non-Members – Rs. 200/-(Prior registrationis requested at Ladies’ Wing)

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. VarshaSheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. SmitaDandekar, Ms. ArtiSanghi

    Members: Ms. AmlaRuia, Ms. AnanyaGoenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. JyotiDoshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

Events for the Month of October 2016

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director                    Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org

  • The 24th IMC – Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar , 2016

    The 24th IMC – Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar


    IMC Ladies’ Wing is pleased to announce opening of nominations for the 24th IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar – 2016 to felicitate and acknowledge the contribution of an Indian Woman Entrepreneur who has contributed in the field of rural business and entrepreneurial development.

    The Puraskar comprises of a cash award of Rs. 5,00,000/- a citation and a certificate.

    CRITERIA

    • The nominee must be an Indian woman.
    • She should have made an outstanding contribution to business entrepreneurship by which rural India has benefited.
    • The candidate may be from rural, urban or tribal India.
    • We invite nominations of eligible women entrepreneurs.
    • Self-nominations will also be accepted.

    The Puraskar presentation function is scheduled in the second week of January 2017 in Mumbai.

    Make a difference to encourage rural business entrepreneurship among women.

    LAST DATE FOR SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS

    The nomination details in the required format should reach IMC Ladies’ Wing office on or before Saturday, 10th September, 2016. For further details please contact Deputy Director, IMC Ladies’ Wing, Tel. No. (022) – 22046633 Ext. 132 / 605 / 614 / 627 or Email: lw@imcnet.org / ladieswing@imcnet.org

    Nominations are available at www.imcladieswing.org

    We look forward to your support and encouragement to the cause of women and rural empowerment

    Thanking you,


    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    IMC Ladies’ Wing


    Chairperson
    Awards Committee 2016- 17
  • Women Negotiating Spaces! 17th October 2016

    Women Negotiating Spaces!


    Date:    17th October, 2016
    Day:      Monday
    Time:    3.30 pm onwards
    Venue:  : WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building

    Women held high status and position in Ancient times. In later ages, her status deteriorated. Evidently, a majority of the women still do not enjoy equal status. It appears that Indian woman is still not treated at par with man in social and family life. The educated women even today though earning, are in acquiescence with the doctrine of the male domination. The education may have made them economically independent, but they still lack the needed self-confidence.

    But in recent times her role has changed. Society has started recognizing her contribution in a big way. Her participation has started playing an important role in every aspects of life.

    Smt. Roshan Dalvi, renowned Bombay high Court Justice, will speak about Gender Equality in the Indian Constitution and how it is encapsulated in various Legislations of varied hues. She will highlight the legal position of today’s women, the gap between the professionals, corporates and others, the separate legal status of both of them and how they carve a niche for themselves in today’s world.

    Smt. Roshan Dalvi, (B.Com., LL.M) practiced in the Bombay High Court for about 13 years in Civil and Company matters. She specializes in Civil – trial matters. She served as Judge, Bombay City Civil and Sessions Court, Mumbai from September 7, 1989. She was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on June 6, 2005 and appointed as a permanent Judge on June 12, 2007

    Get a first-hand experience to hear from the expert herself and get an entire picture of how women in different fields negotiate their spaces with changing time.

    Kindly register your names for this event at the ladies’ wing office.

    RSVP: lw@imcnet.org or 022 – 22046633 (132, 605, and 627)

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

    Ms. M. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Renu Parekh
    Co-chairperson
    Ms. Leena Vaidya
    Special Invitee

    Members: Dr. Bhavna Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Ketki Dave, Ms. Poorvi Chothani

  • Lifestyle Diseases – Today’s silent killer 14th October 2016

    Lifestyle Diseases – Today’s silent killer


    Date:    14th October, 2016
    Day:      Friday
    Time:    2.30 pm onwards
    Venue:  : WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building

    Lifestyle diseases are very often known as Diseases of Longevity or Diseases of Modern Civilisation. They are directly linked to the hectic pace that modern living has set for itself. Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Ailments, Osteoporosis are increasingly prevalent. They have emerged as bigger killers than infectious and hereditary diseases.

    Many of us don’t even realize that we are creating platforms for the growth of these diseases through our day to day activities. Keeping this in mind, the Health & Holistic committee has organised a lifestyle diseases health check-up program for our members. We need to be aware of our current health status in order to necessary lifestyle changes to help prevent or combat these ailments.

    The program will include an interactive Q & A session on lifestyle diseases & their risk factors and complimentary check-ups on the following parameters:

    • Random Blood Sugar
    • Blood Pressure
    • Haemoglobin
    • Bone Densitometry
    • Retina checkup (optional – only for cases where BP/Blood Sugar is high)

    Please note that this checkup is for Ladies Wing members only and will be offered to the first 100 members who register. Hence those interested should register at the Ladies Wing office (Tel. No between 11am & 5pm) at the earliest.

    We are grateful to Emcure Pharma for sponsoring the tests for our members.

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

    Ms. Anar Shah
    Chairperson
    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-chairperson
    Ms. Leena Vaidya
    Special Invitee

    Members: Ms. Ila Kaji, Ms. Minal Vaghani

  • Garba celebration!!! 4th October 2016

    Garba celebration!!!


    Date:    4th October, 2016
    Day:      Tuesday
    Time:    4.00 pm onwards
    Venue:  : WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building

    Symbolizing victory of positivity over negativity, Navaratri is celebrated all over India for nine nights. During Navaratri, we invoke the energy aspect of God in the form of the universal mother, commonly referred to as "Durga" who destroys negativity and imparts happiness and positivity in human being.

    To celebrate the festivity and to spread the happiness, IMC Ladies’ Wing is organizing a ‘Garba Evening’ for its members. The fun filled evening will not only have non-stop dance, music and food but will also have a special competition for the members.

    Members who are interested to participate in the competition have to form a group & come prepared with a choreographed Garba / Dandiya.

    Rules for the competition:

    • Performance should be for maximum 3 mins
    • No. of participant in one group – Minimum four participants
    • Participation limited to six groups only on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Participant should get their music piece in a pen drive only
    • Last date for registration for the competition – Friday, 16th September, 2016
    • Registration is mandatory at Ladies’ Wing office

    The competition will be judged by expert choreographers.

    Many special prizes to be won… Best Dressed, Best Dancer and much more. Come & enjoy an evening full of music and dance!

    Registration Fee:Members – Rs. 300/- Non-Members – Rs. 500/-(Prior registrationis requested at Ladies’ Wing)

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. VarshaSheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. SmitaDandekar, Ms. ArtiSanghi

    Members: Ms. AmlaRuia, Ms. AnanyaGoenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. JyotiDoshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

Events for the Month of september 2016

Officer In-charge: MS. PAULAMI RAY, Deputy Director                    Email-id: paulami.ray@imcnet.org

  • Embroideries of Gujarat at ARTISANS' Gallery 26th september, 2016

    Embroideries of Gujarat at ARTISANS' Gallery


    Date:    26th september, 2016
    Day:      Monday
    Time:    3.00 pm onwards
    Venue:  ARTISANS’ Art Gallery, 56, 52, VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for special visit to ARTISANS’ Gallery to explore the embroideries of Gujarat.

    The women of Gujarat have embroidered richly patterned textiles, for themselves and their families, using styles that are inextricably linked with their identity. Traditionally every young girl embroiders her own dowry, festive decorations for her new family and home.

    You will explore the embroideries of Gujarat – Rabari, Suf, Khaarek, Paako, Jat and Mutava with Ms. Radhi Parekh, Founder Director, ARTISANS’ Gallery. Within each, the elements of stitch, motif, pattern and colour carry deep cultural meanings.

    From styles that define communities to the emerging individual artisan-designer-entrepreneurs, Ms. Parekh will take you through the adaption to changing lifestyles. In continuation to that you will also witness how women are transforming their labour of love into signature collections for urban markets.

    About Radhi Parekh and ARTISANS’ Gallery

    Ms. Radhi Parekh studied Visual Communication at National Institute of Design (1980 - 1986). During a career spanning two decades, three continents, and changing technologies, she worked at leading global companies. She founded ARTISANS’ in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai in 2011.

    ARTISANS' ‘where art craft and design converge’ is a social enterprise committed to creating a marketplace to sustain India's craft heritage and inspire conscious consumer choices.

    Register now to experience the culture of Gujarat! Registration is limited to 60 people only on a first-cum-first-serve basis. Prior registration is requested.

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. VarshaSheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. SmitaDandekar, Ms. ArtiSanghi

    Members: Ms. AmlaRuia, Ms. AnanyaGoenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. JyotiDoshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • Awaken the Leader in You 23rd september, 2016

    Awaken the Leader in Yout


    Date:    23rd september, 2016
    Day:      Friday
    Time:    11.00 am onwards
    Venue:  Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    We are born free and gifted with ability to choose how to respond to life. We make choices moment to moment. Life gets shaped based on those choices and unknowingly those choices become our belief system.

    When we take the reins of our life into our hands, we can live an integrated and extraordinary life and unleash the hidden potential by freeing our mind of the clutter of thoughts. Life is simple and beautiful and the world is our playground designed for us to experiment, enjoy and evolve.

    Ms. Ashu Khanna, renowned Leadership Coach, will conduct an exclusive session for the Ladies’ Wing members on ‘Leadership’. She will speak on:

    • Importance of choices one make in life
    • Importance of choices one make in life
    • How aware are we of our strengths and values – do we use them strategically?
    • Do we review our strategy of success – people change, circumstances change, we too need to change?
    • We have the power to live joyously – are we stuck or moving forward?

    This workshop will not only help you make better choices and be a good leader of your life, but also will help in shaping up your personality.

    The workshop will be for 2 hours, limited to 30 people only on first-come, first- served basis.

    Registration charges: Members – Rs. 500/- Non-Members – Rs. 750/-(Prior registrationis requested at Ladies’ Wing)

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Events Committee:

    Ms. VarshaSheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. SmitaDandekar, Ms. ArtiSanghi

    Members: Ms. AmlaRuia, Ms. AnanyaGoenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. JyotiDoshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah

  • A Power Chat with Amitabh Kant 19th september, 2016

    A Power Chat with Amitabh Kant


    Date:    19th september, 2016
    Day:      Monday
    Time:    5.30 pm onwards
    Venue:  . B. Chavan Auditorium, Gen. JagannathBhosle Road, Nariman Point, OppMantralaya, Mumbai-400021

    IMC Ladies’ Wing and Indian Merchants’ Chamber cordially invites you for an evening with Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).

    Mr. Amitabh Kant is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS (Kerala Cadre: 1980 Batch). He is the author of “Branding India – An Incredible Story” and has been a key driver behind the “Make in India”, "Startup India", “Incredible India” and “God’s Own Country” campaigns which positioned India and the state of Kerala as leading manufacturing and tourism destinations.

    He is responsible for developing Kerala as India’s leading tourism destination. Amitabh Kant was also the National Project Director of the Rural Tourism Project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under his leadership they brought about a paradigm shift in spreading tourism to Indian villages, and showcasing their handicrafts, handloom and culture.

    Please do mark your calendars for what will most certainly be a fascinating discussion with one of the country's most innovative and pioneering administrators.

    Prior registration is requested. Please register your names with Mr. KishorKothekar (Ladies’ Wing) and Ms. Lucy Thomas (Main Wing). Tel. no: 022 – 22046633 (605, 604) Email: lw@imcnet.org, lucy.thomas@imcnet.org

    Organized by

    Hosted by Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Mr. Deepak Premnarayen
    President
    Indian Merchants’ Chamber
    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    IMC Ladies’ Wing
  • Screening of the movie “Lust for Life” 1st september, 2016

    Screening of the movie “Lust for Life”


    Date:    1stAugust, 2016
    Day:      Thursday
    Time:    3 pm onwards
    Venue:  MadhuliHall, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai-400 018

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a special screening of the classic “Lust for Life”.

    A biographical film about life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh based on the novel of the same name by Irving Stone in 1934.

    Before the screening we will have an art historian talk for 10 minutes about the art of this great master andillustrate the strokes used in his paintings.

    We will have a lucky draw of Van Gogh memorabilia during the interval.

    It promises to be an educative, interesting and fun afternoon.

    Do join us & register your name at the ladies’ wing office.

    Registration charges:

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

    Hosted by Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President

    Cinema Committee:

    Ms. SurbhiGhatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Advisory Committee: Ms. Anuradha Mahindra, Ms.DipaliGoenka

    Members: Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. NainaKamani, Ms. Rinki Bhattacharya, Ms. Yama Maskara

Events for the Month of August 2016

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

  • IMC Ladies’ Wing Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition 23rd& 24th August, 2016

    IMC Ladies’ Wing Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition


    Date:    23rd& 24th August, 2016
    Day:      Tuesday & Wednesday
    Time:    12.30 pm onwards
    Venue:  Dome @ NSCI, SVP Stadium,Worli, Mumbai.

    Ladies’ Wing of Indian Merchants’ Chamber cordially invites you for the much awaited Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition 2016.

    It will feature more than 190 participants from across the country with exclusively designed products in fashion & lifestyle, home décor, arts & crafts, gourmet and much more.

    Highlights of the exhibition:

    • B2B meet with industry stalwarts
    • Young entrepreneurs & start-ups
    • Download - ‘IMC Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition 2016’ App for Android and IOS

    Since IMC Ladies’ Wing has always had a strong philanthropic ethos, they have lent a hand to NGOs to raise the latter’s resources through the sale of their products and promote their skills & workmanship.

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President


    Exhibition Committee

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Chairperson
    Ms. KaushikaHemdev
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Bharti Gandhi, Ms. Minal Bajaj, Ms. Sheila Kripalani

    Advisory Committee: Ms. Anuradha Mahindra, Ms.DipaliGoenka

    Committee members: Ms. Parul Patel, Ms. NeeluPremnarayen, Ms. Kalpana Shah, Ms. Avanti Birla, Ms. Bindu Kapoor, Ms. Vanita Bhandari, Ms. Sushma Arya, Ms. RekhaJhunjhunwala, Ms. SharvariLuth, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. PiyaRamsinghani, Ms. SurbhiGhatlia

  • ‘Cinema Cinema’ Screening of the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” 8th August, 2016

    ‘Cinema Cinema’ Screening of the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”


    Date:    8th August, 2016
    Day:      Monday
    Time:    3:00 pm onwards
    Venue:  WalchandHirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate.

    To value and recognize the long standing role of Film & Theatre in society and to continue our attempt to address the women related issues, IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for the special screening of the movie Memoirs of a Geisha – an American epic drama film, released in 2005, adapted from the novel of the same name.

    ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ tells the story of a young Japanese girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold by her impoverished family to a geisha house called an Okiya. There her new family sends her off to school to become a geisha and Chiyo is transformed into "Sayuri", one of the most celebrated geisha of her time.

    The picture was directed by Rob Marshall and won numerous awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design at the Academy Awards.

    Members interested in attending movie screening please register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Registration charges for Non Members: Rs. 200/- and Students: Rs. 150/-
    Organised by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President


    Cinema Committee:



    Ms. SurbhiGhatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania,

    Members: Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. NainaKamani

  • New Age Weddings 2th August, 2016

    New Age Weddings


    Date:    2th August, 2016
    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:    3:00 pm onwards
    Venue:  Imperial Room, St. Regis, Lower Parel, Mumbai

    India is known for its colourful culture and weddings are the best places to observe its varied traditions. Apart from being a symbol of culture, India's wedding industry is one of the biggest in the world; today, a career in the wedding industry is much sought-after and attracts many entrepreneurs from business and creative backgrounds. With new aspirations and international trends, the industry is witnessing a lot of changes.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing with WeddingSutra.com invites you for a unique panel discussion on “New Age Weddings”. We have invited some of the top bridal influencers and thought leaders from the world of weddings to share their experiences and talk about new challenges and business opportunities in the industry.

    The renowned panelists include

    • Ace bridal couturiers Shyamal&Bhumika will speak on 'new age brides'

    Mr. Aditya Motwane, Award-winning planner & Director of Motwane Entertainment and Weddings

    Mr. Parthip Thyagarajan, Co-Founder & Director, WeddingSutra.com

    Mr. Anuraag Bhatnagar, General Manager, The St. Regis Mumbai

    Ms. LubainaSheerazi, COO, Blue Square Consultants& a renowned travel advisor

    Mr. KamleshHemdev, Director - Ghanasingh Fine Jewels (KamleshHemdev Group)

    Dr Geeta Oberoi, Dermatologist & Founder, Skin And You Clinic

    Also witness a showcase by creative wedding entrepreneurs at the venue.

    Registration charges: Members – Rs. 300/-          Non-Members – Rs. 500/-

    Registration is limited to 60 people only on a first-cum-first-serve basis. Prior registration is mandatory. Kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing office before 29th July, 2016 and collect your passes. No registration will be accepted at the venue.

    Organized by

Events for the Month of July 2016

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

  • "Discovering Emotional Freedom: Vedanta Perspective” - 5th July, 2016

    Discovering Emotional Freedom: Vedanta Perspective


    Date:     5th July, 2016, Tuesday
    Time:    03:00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    Emotional freedom is your ability to cultivate healthy emotions, and to compassionately witness and transform the ones that don’t serve you, whether they’re yours or another’s. This skill liberates you from fear and lets you navigate adversity without attacking someone, losing cool, or being derailed.

    Very often we divide our emotions as 'positive' and 'negative', try our best to eliminate the latter, but don't succeed! Is there any other way to manage our emotions and discover freedom? Come and find Vedanta view on discovering emotional freedom with Ms. Neema Majmudar and Mr. Surya Tahora.

    Ms. Neema Majmudar and Mr. Surya Tahora have studied Indian Philosophy with Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a well-known contemporary teacher of Advaita Vedanta (Non Duality) in the tradition of AdiSankaracarya and a scholar in Sanskrit.

    Ms. Neema Majmudar has number of years of experience as a professional with the United Nations in field of economic and social development in New York, Thailand and Fiji.

    Mr. Surya Tahora is a Professor at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, India. He is teaching Spirituality and Management for MBA and Executive MBA students.

    Be a part of this session to enhance your spiritual knowledge!

    Members interested in attending this informative session kindly register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at your earliest.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:

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

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President
     
         
    Holistic Committee    
    Ms. Anar Shah
    Chairperson
    Dr. Asha Dalal
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Leena Vaidya
    Special Invitee

    Members: Ms. IlaKaji, Ms. MinalVaghani

  • Trial by Media: A Perspective from Ms. Sonia Singh - 22nd July, 2016

    Trial by Media: A Perspective from Ms. Sonia Singh


    Date:     22nd July, 2016, Friday
    Time:    03:00 pm
    Venue:  Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai.

    "Trial by Media" is a phrase endemic to our times. It is used to describe the impact of television and newspaper coverage on an individual or organisation's reputation, by creating a widespread perception of guilt or innocence before or after, the verdict in a court of law.

    The media is considered an imperative pillar of a functioning democracy. It plays a vital role in moulding public opinion by shifting the perspective through which people understand various events. But trials by media go straight to the issue of protecting the fundamental right to a fair trial.

    Join us for an interactive session with Ms. Sonia Singh, Editorial Director of NDTV and President of the NDTV Ethics Committee. Ms. Singh will provide keen analysis and an insider perspective on some of the most controversial and hyped trials India has witnessed in recent times.

    About Ms. Sonia Singh

    Ms. Sonia Singh currently hosts the '9 o clock News' and ‘The NDTV Dialogues', a show which is truly a Dialogue of Ideas, focusing on issues that go beyond political trivia. In her television career of over 20 years, Ms. Singh has hosted many award winning shows including India Decides, Your Call and Verdict. As Editorial Director, she has successfully overseen news ranging from the Kandahar hijack, the attack on Parliament, 26/11, the Kargil war, the Jessica Lall case and many other pivotal stories. She believes it is very important to keep a sense of editorial perspective and take the long view of all that’s happening around us in these turbulent times, and looks forward to many more exciting chapters of the India story. Sonia was recently awarded Editor in Chief the Year at the Exchange for Media awards by an eminent jury headed by N Ram.

    Members interested in attending this informative session please register at the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Kindly note registration charges for attending the event:

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

    Organized by

    Ms. Radhika Nath
    President
    Ms. Nayantara Jain
    Vice President
     
         
    Events Committee    
    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Co-Chairperson

    Special Invitees: Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. ArtiSanghi

    Members: Ms. AmlaRuia, Ms. AnanyaGoenka, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. JyotiDoshi, Ms. Malti Jain, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Radha Bajaj, Ms. Radhi Parekh, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Saumya Roy, Ms. Sudha Shah, Ms. SurbhiGhatlia