Tue 10.15 AM
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
Antaranga Sadhana, Journey to Becoming our Best Selves
We recognize our manifest emotions, anger and fear, but not the underlying subtle emotions which affect our choices. Antaranga Sadhana helps us explore, discover and master our inner self with the help of ancient Indian texts, the Puranas.
Parthasarathy is a yoga therapist, trainer and coach who continues
his studies (which began 7 years ago) with Saraswathi Vasudevan of
Yoga Vahini & Raghu Anantanarayanan of Ritambara, in the lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya. A software engineer by training, he is passionate about taking yoga to rural India. Partha will take us through an experiential reflective session to look at some of the underlying, not so obvious emotions that heavily and  subconsciously influence our choices.
We hope to recognize the importance of emotional self-discovery in
the journey of being and becoming the best we can be.


Thu 10.15 AM
Hanu Reddy Residences
39/18, Binny Road Poes Garden Chennai 600 086 
                              Souper Thursday!
Although Namma Chennai doesn’t enjoy a chilly winter, December is just the right month to showcase a variety of soups contributed by our very generous members.
Join us for an interactive Souper Trivia Quiz and Souper tasting.We would like to thank our members who brought their best soup forward:
Nabila Avais, Kaety Dalal, Beena Ram Mohan, Masako Maruyama, Usha B. Moorthy, Hemu Ramaiah, Tulsi Reddy,Ritu Sahi, Naina Shah.


10 Tue
10.15 AM
The Raintree
616, Anna Salai
Chennai 600 035
The Merry Little Christmas Party!
It’s December! And time for our very own IWA Christmas celebration.Join us in colors of Red, Gold and White and let’s have a merry little party.Nothing marks Christmas like laughter, friends, gifts and good food,and we have all of that lined up for you at the IWA Christmas Party.Come prepared to step out of your comfort zone and engage in some fun challenges.
We thank Ambika Mammen and Achu Kurien for their contributions towards this event.

Please note that this is a members only meeting.


 12 Thu 10.15 AM
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
How Green Is My Tally
Universally, the topic that takes centre stage in discussions today is the degradation of the environment. Activists everywhere are painting  dismal pictures of the future of our earth. Individuals and groups are using every known method to arrest the decay.Greta Thunberg has caught everyone’s attention with her fiery speeches. But many of us consider these distant events over which we have no control and therefore issues in which we have no part to play.
Join us in the discussion with our beloved member, Sushi Natraj. Let us plot our ECO scores, and work on improving them in the days to come.We will try to see if there are indeed ways, albeit small, in which we as individuals can make a difference.Sushi, Past President of IWA,wears many hats. Among other things, she is a passionate crusader against the abuse of plastics. She has been slowly making inroads into persuading friends to work against environmental degradation in some simple ways.


16 Mon 04.00PM
19, Kothari Road
Chennai 600 034
Six Yards of Pure Elegance
Rama Rrebbapragada, a Hyderabad based designer and founder
of Studio Rama, has been interested in textile art from her early
teens. A B.Com graduate, she went on to do her articles in CA and get married. It was only later in life, that she turned her innate connection with textiles and fashion into a career.
In 2000, she started a tailoring unit in Hyderabad, working with various traditional textiles including Mangalgiri, Ikat, Chanderi and Maheswari.In the last 20 years of her career, she has worked remotely with numerous craftsmen and intermediary crafts people around India. One of her creative experiments was to combine the block printed Peddana style of Kalamkari with the Narsapur crochet on Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh. These sarees were presented at the show held at the ITC Grand Chola in 2015 by the Crafts Council of India, Chennai.
Through her designs, Rama has combined vintage design aesthetics
with modern colour palette to ensure the colours are festive, bright and cheerful. Amala Akkineni, Maria Goretti and Jhansi are a few among her many celebrity and prominent clientele. Rama looks forward to talking about her Kalamkari craft and demonstrating some saree drapes for the IWA ladies of Chennai

Please note this is an evening meeting.


17 Tue 09.30 AM - 12.30PM
Bus Pickup - Hotel Crowne Plaza
132, T T K Road
Chennai 600 018
Marghazhi Sabha Hopping – IWA Style
The Music Season is one of the biggest events in Chennai’s arts and
music calendar. However, It’s not just music that brings rasikas to the Sabhas. It’s also the promise of scrumptious South Indian food. Many of the major sabhas have fully operational canteens or ‘pop up’ restaurants that serve a variety of dishes.
Hop on to the IWA bus as we go Sabha hopping in an attempt to
sample some of the lip-smacking delicacies. We will assemble at
Hotel Crowne Plaza and go to 2-3 venues that are famous for their
food during this season.
We hope to catch a recital or dance performance as an interval
between breakfast and lunch. Food and music compete with the fun
of sharing this experience with your IWA buddies.
This is a 40-seater bus, so warn in please. Warn-in for the bus by
messaging Nandi – 9884070014 any time between 9:00 am- 6.00
You do have the option of following the route in your own car.
This meeting is longer than normal and is scheduled to end around


Travel with us to the Land of Kings. Rajasthan is a fabulous realm of
maharajas and their majestic forts and lavish palaces. The remnants of a rich and romantic past, either in evocative ruins or restored to former splendour.
We will begin our journey with Ranakpur which hosts one of India’s
biggest and most important Jain temple complexes.The magnificent
structure has 1444 dissimilar pillars where the play of light n shade is awe-inspiring.
The Mighty Mehrangarh, the muscular fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur, is a magnificent spectacle and an architectural masterpiece. Get lost exploring the old city which is a jumble of Brahmin-blue cubes.
Take a break at the Samsara Desert camp set in the Thar. Stay a night in a luxury tent, spend a magical evening on the dunes, set against the  backdrop of mesmerizing folk singers and graceful dancers.
Bikaner, a dust-swirling desert town with a fabulous fort and an
energising outpost feel, will be our next stop. Lip smacking cuisine and the famous ‘Bikaneri Bhujia’ will tantalize your taste buds.
Stopover at the village of Mandawa, which lies in the heart of the
Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. This is where many rich merchant
families lived in the 18th century and their Havelis still stand whispering stories of the grandeur of that era. End the trip with a free day in Jaipur’s busy markets and fly back home with bags full of beautiful things and a heart full of beautiful memories.
8 NIGHTS AND 7 DAYS - 4th to 11th February 2020
Stay in 5 star & heritage hotels
Luxury tent and Camel Safari
Includes all meals and sightseeing
Travel in exclusive A.C. Coach
Royal Rajasthani Dinner
Return Airfare from Chennai
Guide, Porter, tips
Water bottles - All inclusive Rs.92,500/- (a steal!)
Max Pax 20- due to the tents and other accommodation the group size is limited.
Warn-in with Non-returnable Advance of Rs.35,000/- to be paid by 10th December.
98840 33336 98410 22922