EVENTS 2020-21

Officer In-charge:Ms. Mithila Akre, Deputy Director Email-id: mithila.akre@imcnet.org
MS. ZARINE SANJANA, Assistant Director Email-id: zarine.sanjana@imcnet.org

Events for the Month of September, 2020

  • A World of Three Zeroes with Professor Muhammad Yunus - 16th September 2020

    A World of Three Zeroes with Professor Muhammad Yunus - 16th September 2020


    Day:   Wednesday
    Time:  4 pm
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for an inspiring talk on - A World of Three Zeroes with Professor Muhammad Yunus.

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank Professor Muhammad Yunus, known as the banker to the poor, will present his vision for zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions world.

    In conversation with Mrs. Radhika Haribhakti Former Chairperson of Women's World Banking, Professor Yunus will share his forthright vision of establishing a new kind of capitalism, where altruism and generosity are valued as much as profit making, and where individuals will not only have the capacity to lift themselves out of poverty, but also affect real change for the planet and its people.

    With A World of Three Zeroes he offers us a challenge to embrace a new form of capitalism, and improve the world for everyone before it’s too late.

    Be a part of an inspiring and thought provoking session to make lasting connections to create positive change.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    Business Environment Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Sudha Bhushan
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Amita Haribhakti, Ms. Bharti Gandhi and Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Gayatri Nair Lobo, CA Pushpa Shah, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Ms. Samira Shah, Ms. Shylaja Nair

  • How to Balance your Life - 13th September 2020

    How to Balance your Life - 13th September 2020


    Day:       Sunday
    Time:  10:30 AM
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    B K Sister Shivani has been a practitioner and a teacher of Rajyoga Meditation that is at the heart of the teachings of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, since 1996. She is a globally renowned spiritual guide and mentor who has a practical approach to spirituality. She has been bestowed with numerous honours by Govt of India and organizations both in India and abroad. She has travelled to many countries across the globe touching and transforming the lives of millions. To date she has delivered over 2,500 talks overseas and in India, sharing her wisdom through diverse platforms like public programs, interactive workshops, retreats, radio and television shows.

    Sister Shivani will give us valuable insights on staying balanced and calm and coping with challenges that occur in our lives.

    Members and their families are invited to avail of this wonderful opportunity of hearing Sister Shivani address us.

    Registration elink: https://www.imcnet.org/events-825

    The login details to join Zoom Meeting will be shared shortly

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    Health and Holistic Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Leena Vaidya

    Members - Ms. Bhavana Trivedi, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Reena Rupani

  • Cruising with Aqua Expeditions - A Virtual Experience - 11th September 2020

    Cruising with Aqua Expeditions - A Virtual Experience - 11th September 2020


    Day:       Friday
    Time:  3:30 pm
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    Since travel plans are currently impacted virtual cruising will take you to the heart of every destination and fulfil your wanderlust.

    Cruising has been viewed negatively & the safety of its guests questioned, yet few are aware of the highest standards of sanitisation maintained by cruise liners during normal times. Post COVID measures sit at a far higher level making cruising the most experiential & safest form of travel & tourism. Young travel professionals unequivocally stated that Cruise Tourism will be the first of the block once all travel restrictions are withdrawn.

    Since founding and operating ‘Aqua Expeditions’ 13 years ago, it has been the vision and mission of Mr. Francesco Galli Zugaro to create intimate, small ship expeditions to distant parts of the world. What Aqua has stood for since inception, has now come to the forefront, “Access is the measure of luxury”.

    Mr. Francesco Galli Zugaro, CEO and founder of Aqua Expeditions will be in conversation with Mr. Keshav Arya, Partner in PureLuxe by KFT Corporation, Mumbai & will take you on a virtual journey down the Mekong River on Aqua Mekong & through the Komodo National Park, Spice Islands & Raja Rampat in Indonesia on Aqua Blu.

    While doing so, they will portray the variety of excursion possibilities & most importantly cover the new higher safety & sanitation standards under their post COVID measures.

    Registration elink : https://www.imcnet.org/events-810

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    Travel & Excursion Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Rajeshri Mirani
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Smita Dandekar, Ms. Arti Sanghi

    Members - Ms. Natasha Mehta, Ms. Rekha Tanna, Ms. Smita Sanghvi

  • Film Appreciation Workshop - 7th September, 2020

    Film Appreciation Workshop - 7th September, 2020


    Day:       Monday
    Time:  3:30 pm
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    ‘Film Appreciation’ is a humble attempt to make one aware of the potential of cinema and empower the artist and audience aiming towards a more enriching experience.

    The workshop highlights include –

    • Conceptual frameworks of film appreciation
    • Understanding the inner workings in the making of a film
    • Interactive discussion on the selected films

    Recommended movies to watch before the session –

    • Thappad, directed by Anubhav Sinha, starring Taapsee Pannu (available on Amazon Prime)
    • Bold is Beautiful, a short film by Anouk, starring Radhika Apte (available on You Tube)

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania and Ms. Irma Chinai

    Members - Ms. Aradhana Mehta, Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rajeshri Mirani, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • Go Vegan n Stay Healthy in Covid Times - 2nd September 2020

    Go Vegan n Stay Healthy in Covid Times - 2nd September 2020


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:  11.30 am to 1:00 pm
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    The global coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to rethink about healthy eating; home cooking has made a major comeback.

    While we are all spending a lot of time cooking during Covid times, it would be a great feel to go vegan and stay healthy.

    If Health & Wellness is a priority for you and your loved ones, then this is a session just for you.

    Lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Thyroid, etc. have literally become a household name but we can change that.

    Join Ms. Reyna Rupani, Mumbai head SHARAN (Sanctuary for Health & Reconnection to Animals & Nature) for a thought-provoking session. Eat your Way to Health where she will bring to light the fact that we can actually live a life without medicines! This talk is based on global scientific research and will give you practical guidelines about the best way to eat in order to regain your health.

    The session will be followed by a Cooking demo of easy, quick, delicious and healthy treats.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    SURVIVE THRIVE N REVIVE in Covid times Committee

    Ms. Pallawi Podar
    Chairperson
    Ms. Amla Ruia
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Sheila Kripalani

    Members - Ms. Malti Jain and Ms. Sunita Mandelia

Events for the Month of August, 2020

  • Women Behind The Scenes - 26th August 2020

    Women Behind The Scenes - 26th August 2020


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3 pm
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    We all have our favourite actors and actresses, but little do we know about all the magic that happens behind the scenes making all the movies/shows we watch come to life.

    Since earliest days, women have played a part in the success of entertainment realms, both in front of the camera and away from it. Today, the industry relies on a record number of women who work tirelessly, sometimes invisibly, to keep the world’s largest dream factory buzzing. They are inspiring. They are determined. They are Change-makers.

    Let’s meet one of the prominent change-maker Ms. Fazila Allana – Founder and Producer of SOL Production Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s prominent production houses charting the way forward in the ever-evolving TV landscape and producer of popular shows such as Koffee With Karan, Nach Baliye, Rakhi Ka Swayamwar and many more.

    Know about her journey from overcoming the challenges as a woman producer to successfully leading a trend setting production house that churns out content for multiple genres including reality, talent shows, talk shows, kids programming, as well as drama and daily soap.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    Cinema and More Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Kalpana Singhania and Ms. Irma Chinai

    Members - Ms. Aradhana Mehta, Ms. Bina Choksi, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Naina Kamani, Ms. Rajshree Mirani, Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Ms. Surbhi Ghatlia, Ms. Varshaa Shah

  • FAQ’s in COVID TIMES - Problems and Solutions - 13th August 2020

    FAQ’s in COVID TIMES - Problems and Solutions - 13th August 2020


    Day:       Thursday
    Time:   3:30 pm
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    We are overloaded with information about the current pandemic but there are still many questions as well as confusion in our minds regarding how to deal with various medical problems and related issues that have arisen during these Covid times.

    To address our concerns, we will be having an illustrious panel of Doctors: Dr. Asha Dalal in conversation with Dr. Preeti Chhabria and Dr. Neeta Warty.

    Dr. Asha Dalal is the Director - Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Sir H N Reliance Hospital and Former Professor & Head of Department at T. N. Medical College.

    Dr. Preeti Chhabria is the Director-Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, Sir H N Reliance Hospital. She practiced medicine in the USA for 15 years before returning to India and has been the recipient of many awards for teaching and clinical excellence in the US.

    Dr. Neeta Warty is a renowned Gynecologist and Gynecological Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeon in Mumbai. She is a pioneer in the field of endoscopic surgery and has been featured in the Guinness book of world records as well as the Limca book of records. Dr Warty has played a prominent role in setting up of the Covid Centre at NSCI.

    The panelists are in the front lines in the battle against Covid and will give practical solutions to the issues that plague us during this pandemic.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Leena Vaidya

    Members - Ms. Bhavana Trivedi, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Reena Rupani

  • Presentation on ‘The Corona Quilt Project’ – Pandemic in Patchwork - 7th August 2020

    Presentation on ‘The Corona Quilt Project’ – Pandemic in Patchwork - 7th August 2020


    Day:       Friday
    Time:   3:30 pm
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented experience for most of us. While the world is going through one of the worst crises in history, the Corona Quilt Project (CQP) is documenting our varied experiences through the instrument of comfort.

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for a presentation on the Corona Quilt Project with an aim to receive enthusiastic participation from all our members to creatively express their emotions during the pandemic.

    Inspired by the Aids Memorial Quilt (1987), the endeavour of this project is to create ‘The Corona Quilt’ installation weaving the various collected squares.

    The dynamic co-creators of this project - Ms. Neha Modi, Ms. Samyukta and Ms. Pri Shewakramani will take us through a presentation on how we can bring our creativity and imagination to express our thoughts by making squares designs on fabric or digitally and support this initiative.

    With an active participation by well known personalities like Twinkle Khanna, Jayanti Reddy, Suzanne Khan, and many more, ‘The Corona Quilt Project’ will be a memory for future generations and a befitting testament to this unique time of change, survival and perseverance.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    News Makers Committee

    Ms. Varsha Sheth
    Chairperson
    Ms. Manisha Pamnani
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Sheila Kripalani and Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Alka Javeri, Ms. Jayshree Thacker, Ms. Jyoti Vora, Ms. Kaya Shewakramani, Ms. Malti Jain and Ms. Sejal Modi

  • A Blooming Story of Mr. Ankit Agarwal - 5th August 2020

    A Blooming Story of Mr. Ankit Agarwal - 5th August 2020


    Day:       Wednesday
    Time:   3:30 pm
              Through Video Conferencing on Zoom

    IMC Ladies’ Wing invites you for an inspiring dialogue between social entrepreneur and influencer - Mr. Ankit Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Kanpur Flowercycling Pvt Ltd. and a well-known journalist and writer - Ms. Devna Gandhi.

    Eight million metric tonnes of flowers are scattered in India’s temples and mosques every year. These flowers are a symbol of devotion and thus believed that these sacrosanct flowers should be discarded into water bodies like the River Ganges to respect their sanctity. Sadly, these sacred flowers rot and create havoc in the fragile ecosphere of the water body and leach into the groundwater.

    Phool.co, a brand of Kanpur Flowercycling Pvt Ltd is a social enterprise that preserves the Ganges River by collecting the floral waste from holy places that is dumped in the river and flower cycling (up-cycling) it into patented fertilizer and incense sticks and in the process providing employment and livelihood to many underprivileged women.

    Hear the story of real grit and courage of a young entrepreneur listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018, as he sets about cleaning the river Ganges of its gigantic amounts of temple waste that is steadily killing the ecosystem and further breaking barriers by employing marginalized women and giving them the dignity long denied to them.

    Understand the importance and process of flower cycling as Mr. Agarwal will demonstrate how the innovative products are made using the flower waste.

    Mr. Agarwal inspires by example to take action and create the larger-than-life impact you wish to see happen and change what seems inevitably insurmountable and beyond you!

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    Business Environment Committee

    Ms. Neela Parikh
    Chairperson
    Ms. Sudha Bhushan
    Co-Chairperson

    Advisory - Ms. Amita Haribhakti, Ms. Bharti Gandhi and Ms. Radhika Nath

    Members - Ms. Gayatri Nair Lobo, CA Pushpa Shah, Ms. Radhika Haribhakti, Ms. Samira Shah, Ms. Shylaja Nair

Events for the Month of July, 2020

  • Food & Mental Health by Ms. Kinita Kadakia Patel - 21st July 2020

    Food & Mental Health by Ms. Kinita Kadakia Patel - 21st July 2020


    Day:       Tuesday
    Time:   3:30 pm
              Through video conferencing on Zoom

    Food does affect the mood. Hormonal changes are normal in an individual’s journey of life. More so in women, there is a distinct correlation between hormones and mood which at many levels is associated with food.

    There are certain foods that scientifically act as potent anti-depressants and these foods are none other than the yummy cookies, pastries and chocolates.

    But when we are trying to maintain the weight & achieve certain body composition goals, these high calorie carbohydrate rich foods are eliminated first.

    • Is there a right way to get a balance between mood & food?
    • To get that “happy feeling," and still meet our body goals?
    • Does a compromised state of mind get better with eating cookies?
    • Should we sit with a bucket of ice-cream to overcome our Monday blues?
    • Does a bar of chocolate eaten on a bad mood day justify our food choice?

    Kinita Kadakia Patel is India’s leading Sports Nutritionist specializes in sport-specific diets along with weight management. She has established a leading nutrition centre called 'MEALpyramid'. She is the official Sports Nutritionist for the Mumbai Indians team of the Indian Premier League. She holds a graduate & post-graduate degree (MSc.) in Dietetics with research in Sports Nutrition. Besides this, she has further qualifications from globally reputed institutes like: The Oxford College – London | Sports Dietetics Association – Australia | International Sports Science Association – USA.

    Let’s get the answers to these questions through an insightful webinar with Nutritionist Ms. Kinita Kadakia Patel.

    Members interested in attending the session are requested to register themselves. On receiving your confirmation through registration, VC details will be shared accordingly.

    RSVP:
    Email - ladieswing@imcnet.org
    WhatsApp - +91 -9820995375 /+91 9920065024 / + 91 7709754302/ +91 9665124300

    Organised by

    Ms. Anuja Mittal
    President
    Ms. Nishreen Khorakiwala
    Vice President

    Health & Holistic Committee

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

    Advisory - Ms. Leena Vaidya

    Members - Ms. Bhavana Trivedi, Ms. Jyoti Doshi, Ms. Reena Rupani