EVENTS 2019-20

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

Events for the Month of March, 2020

  • Creativity = Connectivity - 12th March 2020

    Creativity = Connectivity - 12th March 2020


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:   3:30 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020

    Most people seem to think that creativity is beyond them. Steve Jobs famously said that creativity was simply connecting things. Mr. Ashwin Sanghi talks about how his creativity was inspired by connections and shows how anyone can be creative if they are simply more observant. Covering aspects as diverse as history, mythology and science, Mr. Sanghi will take you through a fascinating presentation that is meant to inspire the creative spirit within you.

    Mr. Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India's highest-selling authors of English fiction. He has written several bestsellers (The Rozabal Line, Chanakya's Chant, The Krishna Key, The Sialkot Saga) and a New York Times bestselling crime thriller called Private India (followed by Private Delhi) together with James Patterson. Mr. Sanghi has also co-authored several non-fiction titles in the 13 Steps series. He was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity 100 and is a winner of the Crossword Popular Choice award.

    Be a part of the evening and connect to be creative!

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

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

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Events Committee

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Sunita Mandelia
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Malti Jain
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Alka Javeri, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Vora, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Rina Deora

  • Special Screening of National Award Winning Film - ‘HELLARO’ (The Outburst) - 03rd March 2020

    Special Screening of National Award Winning Film - ‘HELLARO’ (The Outburst) - 03rd March 2020


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:   5:45 pm
    Venue:   INOX Cinemas, CR2 Mall, Nariman Point, Mumbai (Auditorium No. 5)

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites Members, spouses and friends for a special screening of national award winning film - ‘HELLARO’ (The Outburst) - with English subtitles.

    • Registration: 5.45 pm
    • Movie Screening: 6 pm
    • Interval: 7.20 pm
      • Interaction with cast and crew of the film
      • Dance performance
      • Special lucky draw prizes
      • Refreshments
    • Movie resumes – 7.40 pm

    Tickets: Rs. 550/- each (to be collected from IMC Ladies’ Wing Office between 10 am to 6 pm)

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

    Ms. Yama Maskara
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anu Chadha
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nina Kilachand, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

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Events for the Month of February, 2020

  • Travel Fest 2020 - 26th February 2020

    Travel Fest 2020 - 26th February 2020


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3:30 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020

    “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” – Dalai Lama

    It always better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. Travelling broadens our horizon and educates on different aspects of life outside our own country. It makes us culturally rich and opens our minds to see current trends in the world.

    Ladies’ Wing invites you for the Travel Fest 2020 to showcase tourist attractions of four unique countries which will fascinate you with their culture, cuisine and natural beauty.

    The representatives from countries – Japan, Poland, Russia and Singapore will be showcasing their culture through entertainment programmes, food and a presentation of best places to visit in their countries to help you decide which should be your next stop for a perfect vacation. You will also get an opportunity to interact with consulate representatives of these countries personally.

    Mark your calender and join us for a fun-filled and information afternoon!

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

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

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Events Committee

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Sunita Mandelia
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Malti Jain
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Alka Javeri, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Vora, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Rina Deora

  • Never Too Old To Workout - 19th February 2020

    Never Too Old To Workout - 19th February 2020


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3.30 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020

    What could be the primary concern for those over 50? - To lead a good quality of life, free from aches, pains and health complications?

    As one ages, they feel they should try and do less- sit at home, take it easy. Yes, aging is a normal biological process and it is important to listen to your body and avoid over-exertion, yet exercise is the wisest investment we can ever make to keep ourselves happy, secure and pain-free as we grow older.

    Join Bhavna Harchandrai an Internationally Certified, renowned fitness instructor in South Mumbai and fitness writer for over two decades as she takes you through an informative session on why keeping fit is essential for everyone, no matter what your age. This will include a lively and easy warm up dance and workout session that you can safely follow at home regularly.

    Wear comfortable exercise gear, sneakers, carry a mat and an old necktie. In addition, the workout will include use of Thera bands which will be provided to the participants at a special rate of Rs. 300/- which you will be taking home with you to exercise in the comfort of your home, safely and with minimum expense.

    Kindly note this workshop is limited for 50 members due to space constraints and will be on a first come first served basis against payment of Rs. 300/- (for the theraband). Please register with at the Ladies Wing office at the earliest.

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Leena Vaidya

    Members - Ms. Anupi Oberoi, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Vrinda Rajgarhia

  • Visit to Jamnagar - 18th February 2020

    Visit to Jamnagar - 18th February 2020


    The Travel & Excursion and Cinema & More Committee of IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for the trip to Jamnagar

    The 2 days trip includes visit to Reliance Refinery Complex and other series of interesting events.

    Popularly referred to as the Jewel of Kathiawar, the city of Jamnagar is a must-visit in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

    Interested members kindly register your name with the IMC Ladies’ Wing Office at the earliest.

    Cost of the trip: Rs. 12,500/- inclusive of taxes

    Cheque in favour of IMC Ladies’ Wing

    Kindly note members have to book their own flights. Please find below the flight details

    • Mumbai to Jamnagar: 11:00- 12:10 Air India AI-647
    • Jamnagar to Mumbai: 12.50 – 13.55 Air IndiaAI-648

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Travel and Excursion Committee

    Dr. Smita Dandekar
    Chairperson
    Dr. Arti Sanghi
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Ameeta Shah, Ms. Amita Haribhakti, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Nayantara Jain

  • Visit to National Museum of Indian Cinema - 12th February 2020

    Visit to National Museum of Indian Cinema - 12th February 2020


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3.30 pm
    Venue:   Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 24 , Peddar Road, Cumbala Hill, Mumbai-400026
    Assembly Point: Auditorium No. 1 (New Glass Building)

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a visit to National Museum of Indian Cinema.

    Set amidst the ornate arches and expansive halls of Gulshan Mahal, a 19th century Victorian bungalow, the National Museum of Indian Cinema – India’s first one – encompasses the journey of Indian cinema through centuries.

    A trove for film aficionados, the NMIC chronicles the history and development of Indian cinema, with its vintage artefacts in Gulshan Mahal dating from the early 19th century while the technologically advanced equipment and interactive exhibits of the present housed in the new museum building next to it.

    The museum was set up to commemorate the centenary of first feature film Raja Harishchandra made in 1913 by Dadasaheb Phalke in Mumbai.

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

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

    Ms. Yama Maskara
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anu Chadha
    Co-Chairperson

    AdvisoryMs. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nina Kilachand, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • Majestic Flamingos Viewing - 10th February 2020

    Majestic Flamingos Viewing - 10th February 2020


    Day:       Monday
    Time:   12 noon
    Venue:   Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary, Mangrove forest, Coastal marine Biodiversity center, Airoli Creek, Diva Nagar Rd, Thane, Maharashtra 400708

    IMC Ladies’ Wing gives you an opportunity to witness the majestic flamingos.

    It's quite a rare sight to watch a field full of beautiful flamingos, and they're here till the onset of monsoons. So, make your way here and explore some raw, natural beauty.

    Join us for an exciting visit to welcome our winter guests at Thane Creek.

    Maharashtra government and State Mangrove Cell has declared Thane creek in our very own city Mumbai as "Flamingo Sanctuary" and has become one of the most popular bird watchers paradise.

    The 1 hour boat safari in creek will be a good bird watching experience and will give you immense photographic opportunities. So get set go for this lovely guided tour boat ride.

    Registration Charges – Rs. 600/- in cash.

    Kindly note members have to reach the venue on their own or through car-pooling.

    Interested members kindly pay and register with the Ladies’ Wing before 5th February, 2020

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Travel and Excursion Committee

    Ms. Smita Dandekar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Arti Sanghi
    Co-Chairperson

    AdvisoryMs. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Ms. Ameeta Shah, Ms. Amita Haribhakti, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Nayantara Jain

  • Will the Budget 2020 be by a Woman for Women - 05th February 2020

    Will the Budget 2020 be by a Woman for Women - 05th February 2020


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   4:30 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020

    A government budget is a financial statement presenting the government's proposed revenues and spending for a financial year. The union budget for FY 2020 is scheduled for presentation on 1 February 2020. It is that time of year which increases the heart beats and brings the smile to some and despair to some. The Tax rate for corporates have already been reduced during the year, now what’s there for individuals and especially for us, women. Is the Budget 2020 able to bring in some magic to revive the economy from bad GDP Growth? Let us understand the provisions of Budget as it affects the Women.

    Let’s open the Pandora Box of Budget with our experts:

    • CA. Sudha G. Bhushan | Co Founder, Taxpert Professionals and
    • Mr. Ambuj Agrawal | Chief Financial Officer, Safeway Concessions - TOT Roads

    So will it be the Budget for the Women by a woman - that’s something to be watched for.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

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

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    BusinessNext Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Gayatri Nair Lobo
    Co-Chairperson

    AdvisoryMs. Bharti Gandhi, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Nisha Aggrawal, CA Pushpa Shah, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Ms. Samira Shah, Ms. Samita Sawhney, Ms. Shylaja Nair, Ms. Sudha Bhushan

Events for the Month of January, 2020

  • Women Leader – Creating opportunities for all – 28th January 2020

    Women Leader – Creating opportunities for all – 28th January 2020


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:   4.30 pm Networking
               5:00 pm Event Commences
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020

    World over, a growing number of women are starting or running businesses. They have, for long, been proactively contributing towards diverse sectors. The trend clearly reflects that women have been creating jobs for unskilled and fostering the underprivileged. India is gradually recognizing that women are vital agents of direct social transformation. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, they are solving the problem by changing the system.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for the panel discussion on “Women Leaders – Creating Oppurtunies” with two of the most renowned Social Entrepreneurs:

    • Ms. Sonali Saini, Founder Director, Sol’s ARC – She has worked extensively on curriculum and pedagogy development for children with special needs for more than 20 years. Her vision is to create equal opportunities for all children across abilities. Under her leadership Sol’s Arc has grown and become the first organization to scale in the special education sector.
    • Ms. Revathi Roy, Co-Founder, CEO, Hey Deedee - Serial entrepreneur, Revathi pioneered the first ever women’s taxi service in Asia creating brands like FORSCHE and VIIRA. Winner of NITI AAYOG’s Women Transforming India Awards – 2016, she is now focusing on her new venture, Hey Deedee® – the first ever all women instant parcel delivery service.

    The session will be moderated by Ms. Gayati Nair Lobo and they will highlight how social entrepreneurs can help in alleviating several social issues by putting those less fortunate on a path towards a worthwhile life.

    Be a part of this significant discussion to know more about the new dynamics of bringing about social changes!

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

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

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    BusinessNext Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Gayatri Nair Lobo
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Bharti Gandhi, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Nisha Aggrawal, CA Pushpa Shah, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Ms. Samira Shah, Ms. Samita Sawhney, Ms. Shylaja Nair, Ms. Sudha Bhushan

  • Meditation with Sound Healing – 24th January 2020

    Meditation with Sound Healing – 24th January 2020


    Day:       Friday
    Time:   3:30 p.m.
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020

    Have you ever experienced a sense of calm and relaxation when you enter a place of worship and hear bells chime? There is a reason for that - the vibrations created by sound waves have a soothing effect on our bodies, all the way down to our cells.

    Sound is actually an excellent meditative, therapeutic and transformational healing tool. It plays a positive and highly effective role in the treatment of virtually any medical ailment. With regular treatments most people experience an increase in zest for life, creativity, better sleep and sense of calm.

    Ms. Kanan Jhaveri, a certified practitioner of sound bowl healing from The International Academy of Sound Healing based in Kolkata, will talk about the benefits of sound healing and demonstrate healing techniques to dissolve physical, emotional and psychological blockages as well as overcome daily stress.

    Discover the benefits of this unique healing method for yourself!

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

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

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Events Committee

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Sunita Mandelia
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Malti Jain
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms.Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Alka Javeri, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Vora, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Rina Deora

  • Animals Care and welfare – 22nd January 2020

    Animals Care and welfare – 22nd January 2020


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3:30 p.m.
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020

    Since early civilisation, animals have been an integral part of human experience. We have domesticated them for both agriculture and companionship. However, over time our kinship with them has morphed into abuse in which the welfare of animals is highly compromised. It has now become common practice to inflict cruelty upon them.

    People fail to understand that the voiceless animals are living beings who feel the same amount of pain and sadness as humans, and in some cases, even more.

    Constitution of India has provisions to safeguard animals but most of us may be unaware of the laws compassionate lawmakers have passed to safeguard animals.

    For wide-scale action to be taken, it is important for us to acquaint ourselves with the existing animal protection laws, so that loopholes can be filled-in, and the laws can be made to be properly applied.

    The guest speakers on the panel are activists and fierce promoters of social justice and animal rights. Through their work, thought and everyday interactions they relentlessly work on making our world a better place.

    • Ms. Arti Surendranath - Actor, Producer; Influencer; Devoted to Animal welfare
    • Ms. Ambika Hiranandani – Lawyer and Animal Rights Activist
    • Mr. Meet Ashar - Associate Manager, Emergency Response Team at PETA India and Advisor to Maharashtra Animal Welfare Board
    • Ms. Priyasri Patodia - Co-Founder and Owner of Priyasri Art Gallery

    The panellists will share their insights on how they are striving hard to fight against the inhumane actions with law and make social quotient of awareness towards animal welfare and rights.

    While it's true that our laws need to be stricter and fines to be revised, we need to be aware of these laws to protect our animals and keep offenders in check.

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Legal Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Snehalata Paranjape
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Mohana Nair

    Members - Ms. Bhavana Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Nishiki Bhavnani, Ms. Namita Maneshinde, Ms. Renu Parekh, Ms. Reshma Kongorpally, Ms. Shaili Muzoomdar, Ms. Samita Sawhney

  • Screening of the documentary film – ‘Unlimited Girls’ – 20th January 2020

    Screening of the documentary film – ‘Unlimited Girls’ – 20th January 2020


    Day:       Monday
    Time:   3:30 p.m.
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020
    Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for the screening of the film – ‘Unlimited Girls’ followed by a tête-à-tête with Ms. Jeroo Mulla.

    Unlimited Girls is a Fearless Tale of Feminism. It is an exploration of engagements with feminism in contemporary urban India.

    The film is a quintessential work of digital art, an evocative primer on thinking about a feminist life, and for a new generation of film watchers, a look into recent histories of our ‘now’.

    Ms. Jeroo Mulla will be discussing her outlook on introducing feminism to her students and turning them into power-packed women.

    Ms. Mulla was formerly the Head of the Social Communications Media Department, Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai where she taught film appreciation and photography, and supervised student documentaries for over thirty years. Currently she is visiting faculty at Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai and Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communications, Pune. She was on the Jury for the National Awards, 2010 has subsequently served on the selection committees for various film festivals including MAMI, MIFF and the International Children’s Film Festival, Hyderabad.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

    Ms. Yama Maskara
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anu Chadha
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nina Kilachand, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • 27th IMC - Ladies' Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2019 - 7th January , 2020

    27th IMC - Ladies' Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2019 - 7th January , 2020


Events for the Month of December, 2019

  • Screening of the Film – Girl with a Pearl Earring – 12th December 2019

    Screening of the Film – Girl with a Pearl Earring – 12th December 2019


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:   4:00 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building. Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    IMC Ladies' Wing invites you for the screening of the Film - Girl with a Pearl Earring, a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Peter Webber.

    The screenplay was adapted and is based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. The film stars - Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, and Judy Parfitt.

    The film narrates the imagined, intriguing and highly seductive story behind one of Vermeer's greatest and most enigmatic paintings.

    It’s a commentary on artistic imperatives, the creative process, and the way we look at things. The movie superbly captures the shadows and lights of Vermeer's Delft.

    The film was nominated for ten British Academy Film Awards, three Academy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

    Ms. Yama Maskara
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anu Chadha
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nina Kilachand, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • Day Trip to Amul Factory, Virar – 6th December 2019

    Day Trip to Amul Factory, Virar – 6th December 2019


    Day:       Friday
    Time:   Assemble at 8.30 am at IMC Building, Churchgate
    Venue:   Amul Dairy, Mumbai Kaner Vaitarna Road, Village-Tokre, Taluka - Vasai, Dist.- Palghar, Maharashtra - 401303

    Join us for a factory visit to Amul Factory, a state of the art dairy near Virar.

    Set up in 11 acres of lush green land surrounded by mountains and strategically located, the new plant serves the consumers of Mumbai City and its suburbs with fresh milk and milk products.

    Witness the salient features of the factory, famous for its unique concept and design. Being a state-of-the-art dairy it has introduced various measures to preserve the ecology and environment by implementing rain water harvesting, sewage treatment plant and reutilization of the treated water.

    The plant also has the country's largest fully automatic ice-cream production facility - 200,000 litres per day with a wide range of products and flavours.

    Enroute, there will also be a visit to the traditional Bhajanlal Dairy Farm at Vasai – famous for its milk quality, purity, and dairy products such as Lassi, Chaas, sweets and much more.

    Get ready for a fun filled day with an educative tour, interactive session and delectable ice creams tasting.

    Program schedule:

    8.30 am Assemble at IMC building, Churchgate
    9 am sharp Departure for Amul factory
    11.30 am Guided Tour of the factory
    1.30 pm Lunch
    2.30 pm Visit to Bhajanlal Dairy Farm
    4.00 pm Departure

    Registration charges – Rs. 2000/- (non-refundable)

    Charges include:

    • Breakfast / Lunch / Snacks
    • Travel by AC Luxury Coach
    • All taxes

    Mode of payment - Cash or Cheque in favour of IMC Ladies’ Wing
    Registration on a first come first served basis before 30th November, 2019. Limited to 30 members.

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Travel and Excursion Committee

    Dr. Smita Dandekar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Arti Sanghi
    Co-Chairperson

    Members - Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Amita Haribhakti, Ms. Nayantara Jain, Ms. Ameeta Shah, Ms. Anju Siraj

  • The Case That Shook the Empire by Ms. Pushpa & Mr. Raghu Palat – 4th December 2019

    The Case That Shook the Empire by Ms. Pushpa & Mr. Raghu Palat – 4th December 2019


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3:30 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Bldg.

    “The Case That Shook the Empire” by Pushpa and Raghu Palat is a thrilling story of how one Indian fought for the rights of millions living under the British rule and gave crucial impetus to the Independence movement in India.

    The story is about a man, Sir C. Sankaran Nair, who worked hard and grew to be a reputed a lawyer and later a judge in British India. Appointed to the Viceroy’s’ Executive Council in 1914, he was the only Indian representative then in the British Indian government. Yet without any hesitation he threw up his eminent position of power to expose the injustices of the British and went on to fight a lone case in the Court of the Kings Bench in London against a prominent English official who he believed was responsible for the horrific massacre in the Punjab. It was this case that for the first time made the world aware of the atrocities committed by the British and the truth of Jallianwala Bagh.

    Mr. Raghu Palat, the great grandson of Sir Nair, with his wife Ms. Pushpa Palat will recount their journey in co-authoring this historical novel.

    About the Authors

    Mr. Raghu Palat is a leading writer on banking, finance and investments. He has been writing for major financial newspapers, magazines and journals for the last four decades and has over 45 published books to his credit.

    Ms. Pushpa Palat commenced her career as a freelance journalist writing for major newspapers. In recent years she has been a content creator for several luxury and hospitality brands and also moved on to writing books. Her most recent book was on the Amazon best seller. She has a long career in journalism having written for thirty years.

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Events Committee

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Sunita Mandelia
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Malti Jain
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Alka Javeri, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Vora, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Rina Deora

Events for the Month of November, 2019

  • Women Independent Directors – Opportunity and Responsibility – 25th November 2019

    Women Independent Directors – Opportunity and Responsibility – 25th November 2019


    Day:       Monday
    Time:   5:00 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Bldg.

    In a country like India where women still live in lot of cultural taboos, stereotypes and social barriers there is huge potential in the untapped women capital. As per report of United Nations “The economic impact of achieving gender equality in India is estimated to be US $700 billion of added GDP by 2025. The IMF estimates that equal participation of women in the workforce will increase India’s GDP by 27 per cent”. In India the social and regulatory framework is changing to bring more and more women workforce to mainstream.

    One such step is the introduction of compulsory representation of Women in Board of Directors (“BOD”) companies.

    IMC Ladies' Wing brings to you a discussion on the changing regulatory framework in and around Women Independent Directors (“WID”) along with the roles and responsibilities, dos and nots, liabilities and opportunities of being a WID.

    We have a panel of renowned women directors to discuss the topic. They bring forth their experience, wisdom and knowledge to share with everyone.

    • Ms. Shyamala Gopinath, Independent Director, BASF India Limited, Panelist
    • CA. Sudha G. Bhushan, Independent Director, Aurionpro Solutions Limited, Panelist
    • Ms. Sujata Chattopadhyay, Independent Director, Vakrangee Limited, Panelist
    • Ms. Papia Sengupta, Ex - Executive Director, Bank of Baroda, Panelist
    • Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Independent Director, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, Panelist
    • Ms. Swati Khandelwal, Executive Editor, Zee Business, Moderator
    and other eminent Speakers...

    Join us to hear the views of these inspiration Ladies.

    In case you desire to seek any further information, write us on ladieswing@imcnet.org or contact 022-71226698

    Thanking you,

    With kind regards,

    Vanita Bhandari
    President – Ladies’ Wing
    IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    BusinessNext Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Gayatri Nair Lobo
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Bharti Gandhi, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Nisha Aggrawal, CA Pushpa Shah, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Ms. Samira Shah, Ms. Samita Sawhney, Ms. Shylaja Nair, Ms. Sudha Bhushan

  • Women's Fitness - Myths & Facts... In conversation with Heath Matthews – 22th November 2019

    Women's Fitness - Myths & Facts... In conversation with Heath Matthews – 22th November 2019


    Day:       Friday
    Time:   3:00 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Auditorium, 1st floor, Kapol Wing, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital , Raja Rammohan Roy Rd, Prarthana Samaj, Mumbai 400004

    60 mins of Cardio or 30 mins of Weight training? Yoga or Zumba? Is HIIT good or bad? Common conversations at many dinner tables and parties! While there is increasing awareness of the importance of physical fitness in improving quality of life and preventing illnesses, there is a plethora of information available on fitness. Additionally, every few years, there are new forms of exercises that come in vogue. And with all this, arises doubts on what to do, how to do and who should do what type of exercise?

    Hear about the science of fitness and prevention of injuries from Mr. Heath Matthews. Hear him talk about 'What comprises fitness' and the 'Pyramid of fitness' to enable you lead a healthy exercise routine through every phase of your life in order to achieve optimal levels of health and fitness.

    Mr. Heath Matthews is a renowned sports physiotherapist from South Africa and is a specialist in sport sciences & physical performance with a particular interest in program design and fitness development. He is currently a consultant on various aspects of sports sciences & fitness and Head of Sports Science and Medicine at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. He is based in India since several years and has worked with many top Olympic & other professional athletes.

    In addition, there will be a Spot Bone Densitometry Screening (at the ankle) offered to those who attend the event pre & post the talk (3:00 - 3.30 pm & 4.30 - 5.30 pm).

    This event is hosted by Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. Prior registration is mandatory and will be on a first come first served basis as there is limited capacity at the venue.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

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

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Leena Vaidya

    Members - Ms. Anupi Oberoi, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Vrinda Rajgarhia

  • Short Films Festival - Small Stories Big Ideas – 20th November 2019

    Short Films Festival - Small Stories Big Ideas – 20th November 2019


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3:30 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Bldg.

    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.

    Films to be screened:

    • Bypass
    • Little Terrorist
    • Shame
    • Baap Vs. Beta
    • Chupchaap
    • Deal Done
    • Ouch
    • Tamas
    • School Bag

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

    Ms. Yama Maskara
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anu Chadha
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nina Kilachand, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • Where's My Share: Understanding Women’s Right To Property – 18th November 2019

    Where's My Share: Understanding Women’s Right To Property – 18th November 2019


    Day:       Monday
    Time:   3:00 pm onwards
    Venue:   Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd floor, IMC Bldg.

    Women in India have not been dealt a fair hand in terms of property rights. What’s worse, many women are not aware of the rights they do have.

    Property rights for women in India are evolving as many women in many different situations seek their enforcement. We can reach just and equitable solutions only if we are fully aware of what our rights are !

    Let’s take an in-depth look at what your rights are. Senior Advocate and Solicitor, Mr. Parimal Shroff will guide us to know more about property rights for women in India and how to protect the same.

    Mr. Parimal 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. Mr. Shroff is in practice since 1975. He practices in Constitutional, Corporate, Civil and Property Law. He has a large practice in Conveyancing and property related matters. He has experience in the field of Land Acquisition and Requisition and related matters including the Constitutional issues connected with the same. He also attends to Civil Cases arising out of Land Acquisition, Requisition and Development of Lands. Mr. Shroff has also drafted The Maharashtra Infrastructure Development And Support Act (MIDAS) for the Government of Maharashtra and the same is in the advance stage of being introduced by the Government of Maharashtra.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Legal Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Snehalata Paranjape
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Mohana Nair

    Members - Ms. Ms. Bhavana Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Nishika Bhavnani, Ms. Namita Maneshinde, Ms. Renu Parekh, Ms. Shaili Muzoomdar, Ms. Samita Sawhney

Events for the Month of October, 2019

  • Classic Miniature Costumes – 22nd October 2019

    Classic Miniature Costumes – 22nd October 2019


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:   2.45 pm
    Venue:   Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Rani Baug, Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd., Byculla East, Mumbai.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a viewing and session on the classic costumes; ceremonial and everyday wear of the Maharajas of different princely states of India.

    A few miniature garments, such as angarkhas, jamas, choghas, and sherwanis that have been created, were inspired by the book published by the Calico Museum: Indian Costumes by
    B. N. Goswami and Kalyan Krishanu.

    Geeta Khandelwal a globally recognised quilter and a textile enthusiast, has now created an exclusive collection of miniature classic costumes. These have been mainly hand stitched with utmost perfection. And it is the first time ever that such a project has been planned and executed in India. She will personally conduct the session.

    This collection reflects the great diversity of fabrics available in the 19th century: from fine silks and brocades from Benares, hand block prints from Rajasthan, fine muls from Bengal, woollen Jamdanis from Kashmir, and chikankari embroideries from Lucknow.

    Experience the extraordinary journey and evolution of the costumes at one of Mumbai’s most historical sites.

    There will also be a guided tour of the museum.

    Limited seats, kindly pay and register at the earliest.

    Registration Fee
    Members – Rs. 150/- Non Members – Rs. 200/-

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President
  • Heart to Heart with Dr. Eric Borges – 16th October 2019

    Heart to Heart with Dr. Eric Borges – 16th October 2019


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

    A healthy heart is a healthy you! In today’s fast paced world, the incidence of heart disease is rising. While heart disease can be deadly, it is also preventable in most people. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits as well as devising necessary strategies to deal with this issue, we can potentially live longer and with a healthier heart.

    Dr. Eric Borges is a renowned interventional cardiologist based at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai with over 3 decades of experience in the field of cardiology. His expertise is recognized throughout the country as well as at international forums.

    Dr Borges will walk us through some of the important evolutionary, biological, behavioral and environmental systems that have caused us to fall prey to this disease. He will suggest practical ways and means to prevent heart disease and if it already exists, then methodologies to deal with it. The presentation will be followed by an interactive question & answer session which will help to clarify concerns that we all may have.

    Members interested in attending the session are requested to register themselves at the Ladies’ Wing office.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

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

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Leena Vaidya

    Members - Ms. Anupi Oberoi, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Vrinda Rahgarhia

  • Screening of the documentary film Bunkar – The Last of the Varanasi weavers – 14th October 2019

    Screening of the documentary film Bunkar – The Last of the Varanasi weavers – 14th October 2019


    Day:       Monday
    Time:   2.30 pm
    Venue:   Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 24, Pedder Rd, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
    Assembly Point – Auditorium No. 1 (New Glass Building)
    Duration: 1 hour

    IMC Ladies' Wing invites you for the Screening of the documentary film Bunkar – The Last of the Varanasi weavers.

    Directed by Mr. Satyaprakash Upadhyay, it is the compelling story of an art that has thrived for thousands of years but today, is finding itself at the doorstep of ruin. The film traces the history of the handlooms of Varanasi and meditates over society’s role in helping preserve this treasure.

    The film has been well received by audience’s world over and has won the highest honour for films in India – the National Award for Best Film (Arts and Culture) 2019.

    Join us for a screening of the film and a casual conversation with the filmmakers and textile revivalist Ms. Smriti Morarka about the role we can play in helping these weavers of Varanasi.

    Limited seats, kindly pay and register at the earliest.

    Registration Fee: Including Tea/ Coffee, Snacks and Taxes

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

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

    Ms. Yama Maskara
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anu Chadha
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nina Kilachand, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • GENDER AWARENESS AND GENDER SENSITIZATION – 11th October 2019

    GENDER AWARENESS AND GENDER SENSITIZATION – 11th October 2019


    Day:       Friday
    Time:   4.00 pm
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Creating gender awareness aims at increasing general sensitivity, understanding and knowledge about gender (in) equality.

    Raising awareness is a process which helps to facilitate the exchange of ideas, improve mutual understanding and develop competencies and skills necessary for societal change.

    Gender sensitivity is not about pitting women against men. On the contrary, education that is gender sensitive benefits members of both sexes. It helps them determine which assumptions in matters of gender are valid and which are stereotyped generalizations. Gender awareness requires not only intellectual effort but also sensitivity and open-mindedness.

    Smt. Roshan Dalvi, Retired Justice, Bombay High Court will address the members Gender Awareness and Gender Sensitization.

    Smt. Roshan Dalvi practiced as a counsel on the Original Side of the Bombay High Court in Civil and Corporate matters. She was a visiting faculty at The Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies for Corporate Law and in 1989 - was appointed as a Judge, Bombay City Civil and Sessions Court. She served as Principal Judge, Family Court, Mumbai and was elevated to the Bombay High Court Bench in June, 2005.

    Join us to know explore more about rich experiences and insights shared by Smt. Dalvi on gender sensitisation and gender awareness.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Legal Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Dr. Snehlata Parajpe
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Mohana Nair

    Members - Ms. Bhavna Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Nishika Bhavnani, Ms. Namita Maneshinde, Ms. Renu Parekh, Ms. Shaili Muzoomdar, Ms. Samita Sawhney

  • Garba Celebration!!! – 3rd October 2019

    Garba Celebration!!! – 3rd October 2019


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

    It is again that time of the year when we are all set to dance the evil away and spread the happiness everywhere. IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for ‘Garba Celebration’ – an afternoon filled with non-stop dance, music, food and many more surprises.

    Dress up to your festive best… and put your best dancing feet forward!!!

    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. 250/- Non-Members – Rs. 450/-

    Members interested in attending the event are requested to register themselves at the Ladies’ wing office.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Events Committee

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Sunita Mandelia
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Malti Jain
    Co - Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Alka Javeri, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Vora, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Rina Deora

Events for the Month of September, 2019

  • MindSpa- Urjaa – 25th September 2019

    MindSpa- Urjaa – 25th September 2019


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

    A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for the session on MINDSPA that guarantees Enhanced Energy, healthy self-concept, Self-awareness, inner joy and sustainable happiness.

    Today, women grapple with energy; they juggle with life /work and family. Urjaa is a paradigm shift from Time Management to Energy Management. Energy is a renewable resource where it allows us to get more done, enhancing wellness and having a zest full life. You can audit your energies, understand productivity cycles of the brain, learn quick mind hacks for enhanced energy and identify true potential with enhanced self-confidence.

    Urjaa is one of the topics of the MindSpa series, which is first of its kind in providing preventive mental and emotional health care, changing the paradigm to pro-activeness and not reactiveness towards mental health.

    Dr. Kanan Khatau Chikhal –Happiness Coach
    Mr. Gurdarshan Singh –Strategy Consultant
    Ms. Simran Khanna Sharma – Happiness catalyst

    The Team of MindSpa will address members of IMC on tapping into the vast pool of energy and potential within, using mind tools and insights.

    So come and have an engaging experience.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Events Committee

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Sunita Mandelia
    Co-Chairperson
    Ms. Malti Jain
    Co - Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Sheila Kripalani, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Alka Javeri, Ms. Anju Siraj, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Vora, Ms. Manali Wadhwana, Ms. Manisha Pamnani, Ms. Rina Deora

  • Tryst with the Himalayas!!! – 18th September 2019

    Tryst with the Himalayas!!! – 18th September 2019


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3.30 pm
    Venue:   Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    The majestic Himalayas have been a source of inspiration and awe to countless individuals from time immemorial. Mountaineering in the Himalayas is an excellent way to combine leisure and adventure and to explore this enchanting realm. It has immense benefits on the physical, mental, emotional & spiritual levels too.

    Ms. Leena Vaidya, one of our inspiring Past President of IMC Ladies’ Wing, will share her experiences, emotions as well as benefits she has accrued at different levels during these treks through breathtaking audio visuals which will transport us to these enthralling mountains!

    Ms. Vaidya has always been drawn to the Himalayas and she has travelled to many places across the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Sikkim. She has a passion for mountaineering, having visited Mt Kailash and Mansarovar in Tibet several timers. Some of the other treks undertaken are Goumukh and Tapovan in Uttar Pradesh, Amarnath in Kashmir, Ladakh, and most recently, the Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

    Be a part of this interesting session to explore how Himalayas can play an inspiring role in our lives.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Leena Vaidya

    Members - Ms. Anupi Oberoi, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Reena Rupani, Ms. Vrinda Rahgarhia

  • Time & Priority Management – 9th September 2019

    Time & Priority Management – 9th September 2019


    Day:       Monday
    Time:   4.30 pm
    Venue:   Kilachand Room, 2nd Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Effective Time & Priority Management is the key to getting the most out of your day. This presentation will showcase some of the best practices followed by successful people to plan and prioritize tasks, deal with frequent distractions, overcome procrastination and remain in control of their lives.

    Mr. Vincent D’Silva, Principal Consultant, Silva Management Services will address topics like:

    • Setting Goals and Priorities
    • Auditing & Analyzing your Time
    • Identifying Common Time-traps
    • Managing Phones/Drop-ins/E-mails
    • Handling ‘Urgent’ vs ‘Important’ Tasks
    • Overcoming Procrastination
    • Achieving Work-Life Balance

    Vincent has over 25 years of work and consulting experience in reputed organizations in the areas of Strategic Planning, Marketing & Manufacturing. His courses on Communication Effectiveness, Sales & Service Excellence and Leadership Development have been conducted in India, the Middle East & South-East Asia.

    Members interested in attending the session are requested to register themselves at the Ladies’ wing office.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    BusinessNext Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Gayatri Nair Lobo
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Bharti Gandhi, Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Nisha Aggarwal, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Ms. Sameera Shah, Ms. Samita Sawhney, Ms, Shialaja Nair, Ms. Sudha Bhushan

  • Gender Awareness and Gender Sensitization – 4th September 2019

    Gender Awareness and Gender Sensitization – 4th September 2019


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   4.30 pm
    Venue:   Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd Floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Creating gender awareness aims at increasing general sensitivity, understanding and knowledge about gender (in) equality.

    Raising awareness is a process which helps to facilitate the exchange of ideas, improve mutual understanding and develop competencies and skills necessary for societal change.

    Gender sensitivity is not about pitting women against men. On the contrary, education that is gender sensitive benefits members of both sexes. It helps them determine which assumptions in matters of gender are valid and which are stereotyped generalizations. Gender awareness requires not only intellectual effort but also sensitivity and open-mindedness.

    Smt. Roshan Dalvi, Retired Justice, Bombay High Court will address the members Gender Awareness and Gender Sensitization.

    Smt. Roshan Dalvi practiced as a counsel on the Original Side of the Bombay High Court in Civil and Corporate matters. She was a visiting faculty at The Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies for Corporate Law and in 1989 - was appointed as a Judge, Bombay City Civil and Sessions Court. She served as Principal Judge, Family Court, Mumbai and was elevated to the Bombay High Court Bench in June, 2005.

    Join us to know explore more about rich experiences and insights shared by Smt. Dalvi on gender sensitisation and gender awareness.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698 WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Legal Committee

    Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao
    Chairperson
    Ms. Snehlata Parajpe
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Mohana Nair

    Members - Ms. Bhavna Trivedi, Ms. Kavita Chandan, Ms. Nishika Bhavnani, Ms. Namita Maneshinde, Ms. Renu Parekh, Ms. Shaili Muzoomdar, Ms. Samita Sawhney

Events for the Month of August, 2019

  • Film Retreat at Vadodara – 28th to 30th August 2019

    Film Retreat at Vadodara – 28th to 30th August 2019


    Day:       Wednesday to Friday
    Venue:   ITC WelcomHotel Vadodara
             R. C. Dutt Road, Vadodara,Gujarat

    The "Cinema and More" Committee invites you for an exciting Film Retreat at Vadodara - a historic city known for its Art, Culture and Architecture.

    The 2 day Retreat will include visit to Laxmi Vilas Palace to include viewing the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, one of the greatest painters in Indian Art History.

    The Retreat will include thought provoking and interactive movie screenings on Raja Ravi Varma and others on Art and Artists.

    There will also be a visit to Uttarayan Art Village which is a very active space for artists to collectively experiment and ideate on their art practices.

    The sightseeing includes a visit to the 'Statue of Unity' - World's tallest statue of iconic leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, located near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat.

    Charges of the trip: (Non Refundable) – Inclusive of all taxes (Cheque in favour of IMC Ladies’ Wing)

    Twin Sharing – Rs. 22,000/- per person       Single – Rs. 29,000 /- per person

    The cost includes:

    • Round Trip Train Tickets
    • Land Transport
    • Hotel Stay and all meals
    • Sightseeing
    • All Taxes

    Travel Details:

    • 28th August, 2019 - 6.30 am Departure from Mumbai by Shatabdi, 11 am arrival at Vadodara
    • 30th August, 2019 - 4.12 pm Departure from Vadodara by Shatabdi, 9.30 pm arrival at Mumbai
    • Please note, the trip includes 2 hours drive by bus each way to Statue of Unity and also involves some walking and climbing so please get your walking shoes

    Trip limited to 30 members only on first come, first served basis.
    Last date of registration 15th July, 2019

    The registration will only be confirmed post the full payment of trip charges. Register soon.

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

    Ms. Yama Maskara
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anu Chadha
    Special Advisory

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nina Kilachand, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • IMC Ladies’ Wing - Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition 2019 – 21st and 22nd August 2019

    IMC Ladies’ Wing - Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition 2019 – 21st and 22nd August 2019


    Day:       Wednesday and Thursday
    Time:    12.30 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Dome @ NSCI, SVP Stadium, Worli, Mumbai (Entry from C Gate)

    The much awaited and acclaimed annual exhibition of IMC Ladies’ Wing - Women Entrepreneurs’ (WE) Exhibition celebrates 32 glorious years. The prestigious showcase organized by the IMC Ladies’ Wing, provides a unique platform for businesswomen to present their exemplary designing talents and innate skills by displaying products for domestic and international markets. The event has grown from strength to strength over the years, is now a ‘must-attend’ on Mumbai’s social calendar.

    Over the years, the exhibition has witnessed breakthrough and radical growth, emerging as a stepping stone for several aspiring women entrepreneurs. It is distinguished by its mission of encouraging the entrepreneurial efforts of women participants who have no formal retail presence.

    This year more than 200 experienced women and around 15 NGOs from across the country will be showing exquisitely designed apparel, bespoke jewellery, lifestyle, personal care and gourmet products, home décor accessories and much more.

    Block the date!

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Exhibition Committee

    Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia
    Chairperson
    Ms. Kokilaben Ambani
    Special Advisory

    Advisories - Ms. Anita Dongre, Ms. Avni Biyani, Ms. Deepali Goenka, Ms. Rashmi Uday Singh

    Past Presidents – Ms. Kalpana Singhania, Ms. Bharti Gandhi, Ms. Arti Sanghi, Ms. Mohana Nair

    Members - Ms. Ameeta Shah, Ms. Anupi Oberoi, Ms. Ishita Jain, Ms. Kunika Malhotra, Ms. Nayntara Thacker, Ms. Nisha Shah, Ms. Parul Patel, Ms. Sharmishtha Tampi, Ms. Shilpa Udani

  • Screening of the Iranian Film – A Separation – 12th August 2019

    Screening of the Iranian Film – A Separation – 12th August 2019


    Day:       Monday
    Time:     3.30 p.m.
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building
    Duration 2 hours

    IMC Ladies' Wing invites you for the screening of the Iranian Drama Film – A Separation.

    “A Separation”- written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, is a powerful art cinema that challenges political and social unity in Iran.

    The film transcends beyond its celluloid shelf life, and lives on, way past its closing credits, putting up a mirror in front of ourselves, that we see similar values and intrinsic human behaviour that transcends country, language and race, to show how basic and common we humans behave no matter where we are.

    It has won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival and Golden Globe Award.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698
    WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

    Ms. Yama Maskara
    Chairperson
    Ms. Anu Chadha
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania

    Members - Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Nina Kilachand, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • Diamond Master Class by Forevermark – 7th August 2019

    Diamond Master Class by Forevermark – 7th August 2019


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:    3:30 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group, presents a unique diamond masterclass for members of IMC Ladies' Wing.

    The exclusively curated program provides an understanding into the world of dazzling diamonds. This interactive session highlights the meaning of the 4Cs, what to look for when buying diamonds and gives you easy tips on how to select the perfect diamond.

    Forevermark’s diamond expert and Consumer Connect Specialist, Ms. Leena Amin will take you through the journey of a Forevermark diamond. Discover what makes natural diamonds different, their distinguishing characteristics and why Forevermark diamonds are among the world’s most beautiful; and why only less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are worthy of the Forevermark inscription.

    The beautiful Forevermark jewellery collection will also be on display and sale for attendees of the masterclass.

    Register for the workshop and delve into the sparkling world of Mother Nature’s wonder!

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698
    WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President

Events for the Month of July, 2019

  • New Trends in Retail – 24th July 2019

    New Trends in Retail – 24th July 2019


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:    3:30 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    The Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries due to the entry of several new players.

    It has rightly been said that, “the customer is the king of the market”. However, pleasing your customers is quite a task to accomplish. With every passing day, customers’ behaviour and their expectations fluctuate.

    The retail industry has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade, and it continues to evolve quickly. Retailers must know the face of the market is quickly evolving, and retailers must adapt to new shifts in demographics, attitudes and consumer preferences.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you to a panel discussion on “New Trends in Retail" wherein renowned industry experts will share their success stories, personal experiences and prophecies of new trends that will shape the retail industry in the years to come.

    Panelists:

    • Ms. Deepika Gehani, Genesis Luxury Fashions Ltd.
    • Ms. Avni Biyani, Foodhall (Future Group)
    • Ms. Nisha Khiani, Isharya
    • Ms. Tina Tahiliani Parikh, Ensemble

    With consumers holding increasing power and the industry experiencing transition, the Indian retail industry is assumed to grow at breakneck speed, nurturing and modifying the retail scenario worldwide.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698
    WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President
  • Screening of the Documentaries - Daughters of the Polo God – 11th July 2019

    Screening of the Documentaries - Daughters of the Polo God – 11th July 2019


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:    3:30 p.m. onwards
    Venue:   Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you to the screening of thought provoking documentary –

    Daughters of the Polo God
    The shimmering emerald state of Manipur, India, is the birthplace of modern polo with men having played there for several hundred years. Now it’s the turn of the young maidens to charge forward. A young polo sisterhood is developing in Manipur that ploughs on in spite of adversity and political turmoil. They are intensely connected to their sacred Manipuri pony and play an international tournament every year. The film is a homage to the effort of Manipuri women to save the pony by playing polo.

    The screening will be graced by Ms. Roopa Barua - Director and Producer and by Ms. Lin Laishram, an international model; actress and entrepreneur from Manipur.

    With the guest speakers sharing her insights, thoughts and cinematic acumen on the films, the evening will be more interesting.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    Tel No - +91 22 71226698
    WhatsApp - +91 9820995375

    Organised by

    Ms. Vanita Bhandari
    President
    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    Vice President
  • The 27th IMC – Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar – 2019

    The 27th IMC – Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar – 2019


    IMC Ladies’ Wing is pleased to announce opening of nominations for the 27th IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar – 2019 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. 10, 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 2020 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 Friday, 30th August, 2019. For further details please contact IMC Ladies’ Wing - Tel. No. 91 – 22 - 71226633 Ext. 104 / 132 / 605 / 614 / 627 or Email: 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.

    Organised by:

    Vanita Bhandari
    President
    IMC Ladies’ Wing
    Nayantara Jain
    Amita Haribhakti
    Chairperson
    JBP Committee 2018 - 19