17 Mon 10.15 A.M
Crowne Plaza        
132, T.T.K. Road
Chennai 600 018
A Celebration of Friendship
“There are people you meet that you get to know, and then
there are people you meet that you already know”
- Colleen Hoover
Join us for a morning filled with laughter and surprise, a time to
reconnect with old friends and welcome new ones!
Put on your smiles and name badges (to facilitate introductions) and
enjoy the ride!
This is a members only meeting


19 Wed 10.15 A.M
Hanu Reddy Residences
39/18, Binny Road
Poes Garden
Chennai 600 086 
A Journey into the Unknown
Kavitha Yaga Buganna, is a software engineer and developmental economist, who over the years has published works of short fiction, besides writing for Magazines and Newspapers. In this beautifully articulated narrative “Walking in clouds”, she shares her journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.
Weaving in relevant historical and mythological elements she captures this extraordinary expedition to the mountains and more significantly her journey within. Kavitha and her cousin Pallu endeavor through unforgiving terrain, their thoughts frequently peppered by self doubt to discover a wealth unlike any other.
Journeys of this nature typically involve breaking through layers of fear and mechanisms of self-protection, besides exploring the meaning of faith against the conditioned mental backdrop of rationalism.
To discover more about this fascinating journey, join us as Kavitha, in conversation with our member Jaya Mahbubani, takes IWA through
her walk in the clouds.


21 Fri 10.15 A.M
The Madras Club
8, Adyar Club Gate Road
R.A. Puram
Chennai 600 028
The US Consulate, Chennai- A 50Year Journey, more than just visas.
The US Consulate building celebrates its 50th year in Chennai, you
would think it’s just the issuing and rejection of visas, but there’s a lot
more that goes on!What happens behind the doors of this landmark building?
Come find out as our member Rinku Mecheri engages in conversation with US Consul General Robert Burgess. Find out about everything, from the legacy of the Consulate in Chennai, to the life of a Consul general and more.


25 Tue 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
Zentangle– a “Meditative Art Form”
Zentangle is easy to learn. It is a relaxing method of creating beautiful,abstract art using structured patterns. It is credited with increasing concentration and creativity, and infusing a sense of well being. It is basically about being mindful and present.
Chennai based artist Sandhya Manne is a certified Zentangle teacher who creates oil paintings and Zentangles. She has trained under highly skilled artists. She has taught at recreation centres and community college in the USA before moving to Chennai in 2013.
Be sure to be there when Sandhya initiates us into this fascinating art form. And be sure to bring your reading glasses. Participants can take back their art creations.


27 Thu  04.00 PM
VR Chennai (Mall)
Jawaharlal Nehru Salai
Anna Nagar, Chennai 600 040History, Culture & Tours
Kathai, Kalai, Parampariyam- The Changing Culture of Tourism!
Stories, Architecture, and Tradition!
Historian V. Sriram, renowned in Chennai for his ability to bring
history to life, has embraced a new direction of tourism in his latest
heritage walk. He will guide us through architectural wonders and
historical intrigue, but the experience will be unique because it takes
place in a contemporary setting. Soon to be a permanent fixture in the
tourist circuit, this is the first time a commercial space has converted its
passages into a heritage walk.
The Kathai Walk uncovers tales of the Dasavataram as depicted in the
Adi-Varaha temple in Mamallapuram. The Kalai Walk dives into
temple art and architecture, showcasing installations throughout the
mall. The Parampariyam Walk traces the evolution of the city.
V. Sriram has thoughtfully melded this three walk series into a single
highlight trail, especially for IWA members.
We will assemble at 4.00 p.m. in the Central Atrium of the V R
Please warn-in early to avoid disappointment. We only have 30 spots
Somna Sachdev 98410 22922 / Sheela K.Sarath 98840 33336
Please note that this meeting involves walking and standing for almost
an hour. Light entertainment and snacks will follow the walk. The
meeting duration is approximately 2 hours.