Saturday, September 30, 2017


International Music Day


 03  Tue 10.15 A.M
Sagari, My Fortune
10 Cathedral Road
Chennai 600 086
 International Music Day
Every year on October 1st, IWA celebrates International Music Day, which  is also the  birthday of our Founder Member Nirmal Seshadri, who  was passionate about music and performing arts. Remembering her love for music, her family has instituted an award to be given to a young and talented musician every year. 
This year, due to public holidays, our Music Day is being held on October 3rd.
Our Music Committee comprising of Javanthi Singaram(Chairperson), Latha Baratan, Pushpa Lakshman and Amulya Rao, after diligently reviewing the performances of all the candidates, has selected Karthik Iyer, an exponent of Carnatic and Hindustani music, as this year’s winner. The young artist will be honoured by IWA and he will give us a brief recital.
We invite you to join in the celebration and encourage this year’s talented winner.
This is a members only meeting.

ARTS & HANDICRAFTS/HISTORY CULTURE TOURS

05 Thu  10.15 A.M
Sagari, My Fortune
10 Cathedral Road
Chennai 600 086
Enchanting Glimpses of South Korea
Korea, an ancient civilization, with dynasties dating back to 8000 BC,overcame the trauma of decades of invasions and a crippling civil war,to emerge as the fifth largest economy in the world. In 1945, Korea was divided into North Korea and the Republic of South Korea.
South Korea, a vibrant country with a character that is entirely unique, is culturally rich in arts, crafts and traditions that have existed for several centuries and continue to play an important role in itscu lture today.
We invite you to join us for a morning of enchanting glimpses into this fascinating country, including a tea ceremony, a Fashion show of  the traditional costume of Korea, the Hanbok, an Arts and Crafts display and a surprise performance as a fitting finale to this wonderful intercultural occasion. Join us in discovering and enjoying the beauty of The Republic of South Korea.
   

COOKING SWAPSHOP/HEALTH & ECOLOGY

09 Mon 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
Eat well, look Gorgeous!
“Is it possible to look and feel great despite the pulls and pressures of one’s everyday routine? Can this process be so much fun that one craves it?” These and many more interesting topics will be discussed in a conversation with Shvetha Jaishankerformer model, Miss India International winner and  a published author.
Shvetha will demystify what it takes to be fit and beautiful by embracing a way of life that includes delicious food, achievable fitness mantras and fun. She will also share inside stories from the fashion world based on her experiences as a model for India’s top designers. Her nationally successful book ‘Gorgeous’ is a collection of recipes, inspirational and beautiful images from the lives and kitchens of India’stop models.                                




HISTORY CULTURE TOURS

12 Thu 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road                     
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
Girl With The Backpack!
‘My name is Vasundara, I woke up one morning and was determined it was time to change my life before it entirely passed me by. I had never done anything out of the ordinary and decided that it was time I created some life changing memories. So I packed my bags and took off to South America by myself on a backpacking holiday. Join me & my best friend Rohini Chandrakumar ,while we discuss my  adventure, things that I learnt and how solo travel changed me’.
Vasundara Devi Gohil has worked in the corporate sales and marketing field for the last 15 years. When she could find the time she always went on active holidays like trekking, bicycling and skiing. After returning from South America one month ago, she is already ready to set off on her next adventure to Indonesia.
Incidentally, Vasundara & Rohini are the daughters of our members  Vidya Singh & Usha Chandrakumar

NAVDEEP

13 Fri 04.00 PM
Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Centre
75/2, Santhome High Road
M.R.C. Nagar, R.A. Puram
Chennai 600 028
Navdeep
Deepavali is a harbinger of hope and inspires us to light a lamp to dispel darkness. It is not just about outer illumination, but the inner light that is the core of every one of us, the awakening of our inner self to peace, universal compassion, love and awareness of oneness in everything.
Do join us for IWA’s Deepavali celebration and enjoy an evening of fun, festive shopping and mouth-watering High Tea. We also have our ever popular Khazana stall. So grab your seats early for a wonderful entertainment programme which starts at 5 pm to be followed by a sumptuous High Tea. We look forward to seeing you dressed in your festive splendor and be a part of Navdeep.
Tickets for members and guests are priced at Rs. 500 and will be available with the Management Committee members and Activity Chairpersons. Please remember that this event is open to all and so we look forward to having you there with your friends and family.

PHILOSOHY & RELIGION

24 Tue 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
What happens when we die?
Though nobody can answer this question with certainty, many have strong opinions: heaven, reincarnation, purgatory, pits of fire or perhaps nothing at all.A select few shape their opinions based on their astounding and unique near-death experience. After being on the brink of death and then resurrected from its grip, these individuals come back with amazing stories of what may await us all on “the other side” of this earthly realm.            
Our renowned speaker and author, Dr. Gopalakrishnan, is the convener for the Chennai Chapter President of the Near Death Experiences Organization. In this presentation, he shares these fascinating NDEs of others and what he’s learned in collating these extraordinary accounts.

MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS / BOOK DISCUSSION

26 Thu 04.00 PM
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
Gita Govinda of Jayadeva
Gita Govinda is a composition of the12th century poet Jayadeva. It is the earliest Sanskrit work popularly known as shtapadi which elaborates the eight moods of the heroine, the Ashtanaika. This has been an inspiration for many composition and choreographic works in Indian classical dance.
Dr. Sharda Narayanan and Dr. Sujatha Mohan have authored the book ‘Gita Govinda of Jayadeva’. The modern Indian society is losing the grasp of the Sanskrit language, so the authors have taken up upon themselves to present the text of Jayadeva in the simplest way possible in 5 chapters. The essence of this text hovers around singara.The authors elucidate the nayak and nayika bhedas. The authors’effort in presenting the treasure trove for easy rendering of verses is a ready reckoner for artists and art lovers in understanding various abhinaya particularly ‘madhur bhakti’ .
Dr.Shruti Jauhari is a rare blend of musician, performing artist,historian, teacher, author and guru. Her voice has been a regular at All India Radio, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Chennai centres. Her passion for Hindustani music has taken her across the globe. She will be rendering her beautiful voice to enliven the verses.

CURRENT EVENTS

31Tue 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
The recent India- China stand off!
Lt Gen SL Narasimhan, PVSM, AVSM**, VSM is an Infantry Officer commissioned in 1977. It’s not often that one has the privilege of interacting with a senior army officer of his experience.
The General has vast experience in Counter Insurgency Operations.An experienced officer with various high profile commands, staff and  instructional appointments. He saw action in Sri Lanka in 1987; commanded a battalion in Counter Insurgency Operations in Manipur;
trained soldiers in Jungle Warfare including a team in Bhutan; a Brigade and Division in a sensitive High Altitude Area on the Line of Actual Control with China, and also commanded the largest Corps of the Indian Army in the North East.He served as Defence Attaché in the Embassy of India in Beijing and is
fluent in the Chinese Language, was Deputy Director General, Military  Intelligence of the North East Region. He retired in 2016 after a successful stint as Commandant, Army War College. He has written many articles in various journals and magazines and is at present a member of the National Security Advisory Board.