Welcome Back Get-Together

20 Mon 03.45 PM
Seetha Muthiah’s Residence
Coromandel House
14, Boat club Road, R.A. Puram
Chennai 600 028
Welcome Back Get-Together
There will be mystery
There will be misunderstanding
There will be yelling
But there will be laughter !
Come join us as we indulge in a laughter-inducing afternoon with our IWA family after our holiday hiatus!


21 Tue 08.45 AM
The Theosophical Society
Chennai 600 020
Walk the Tree Talk
Join us for an outdoor meeting in the beautiful gardens of The Theosophical Society, Adyar. We will walk up to the Great Banyan tree and around. Prof D Narasimhan, a well-known tree enthusiast and botanist in the city, will guide us in our walk. He will talk to us about different trees as we come across them, their features and other interesting facts about them.
The Great Banyan Tree or Adyar Ala Maram as it is known locally, is the second largest banyan tree in the world and is believed to be about 450 years old. Although the main trunk suffered storm damage a few decades ago, the rest of the tree survives and thrives.
For entrance, please use the gates on Besant Avenue. (NOT the gate
opposite Fortis Malar Hospital)
Please assemble at The Library (which is the first building on your right when you enter the campus through the gate on Besant Avenue) at 8.45 a.m.
Please note: This meeting starts earlier and will last longer than the usual meeting. The meeting is scheduled to conclude around 10.30 a.m. The actual walk will last for about an hour. You may not have close access to rest rooms.
We have place for 35 members. Please warn-in by messaging
Nirupa – 9840234623 or Swati – 9884177777 between 9 a.m.
and 6 p.m.


28 Tue 10.15 AM
The Armenian Church
Armenian Street, Opp. High Court
Parry’s Corner, George Town
Chennai 600 001
Armenian Church - Footsteps in time…
Explore the forces that shaped Christianity in India, and learn unexpected facts about its early days in Chennai.Storytrails was born with the idea of  discovering India through her stories. This morning we will savor local sights and sounds through the eyes of a storyteller, go beyond the sights themselves, and uncover the characters and customs that made these places come alive.
Join us for a story-filled session, with Storytrails, about Chennai’s Christian history, from the humble arrival of St. Thomas, to the British,who created a cathedral of neo-gothic splendor at the Armenian Church.
Please warn-in on 25th & 26th of January between 10 am and 6 pm by calling or messaging (or whatsapp) on 9840027222 as we have to limit the participation to 30 people.
We request you to carry your own water bottle and encourage you to


30 Thu10.15 AM
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
“A SPARK on women’s empowerment”
SPARK! (Stories for Progress, Advocacy, Rights and Knowledge) is a platform for thought-provoking discussions that has taken Chennai by storm. Started by two enterprising young women, they SPARK illuminating conversations on social impact, public policy,development, the environment, arts, health and feminism in India. Spark is founded by Niru and Vishala, both of who are corporates in their own right, in Chennai.
Join us as they share insights on Women’s Empowerment in the Indian cultural context and how they have impacted our community by hosting these conversations in our city. During this session, they will trace four ideas for Indian women’s empowerment - financial independence, women in family business, modern motherhood and the changing role of fathers and husbands.


31 Fri 04.00PM
Hanu Reddy Residences
39/18, Binny Road
Poes Garden
Chennai 600 086
Crafts of the Harappan Civilisation
The ancient Harappan civilisation, also known as the Indus Valley civilisation, was highly advanced. The Harappan people had a finely honed sense of aesthetics and they produced an astounding range of crafts.
Examples of Harappan craft specialisation can be seen in the lapidary work, shell industries, stoneware bangles, ceramics, terracotta figurines, stone and metal figures.The Harappans traded extensively with the Oman Peninsula, Mesopotamia, modern Iran and Central Asia. This fascinating presentation will introduce us to the Harappan craft specialisation and highlight its evolution and important characteristics.
Dr.K.N. Prabhakaran is Director (Exploration & Excavation and Institute of Archaeology) at the Archaeological Survey of India and Guest Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar . He has carried out intensive analysis and research of Bead making Technology at the Harappan sites.He has participated in excavations of Harappan culture sites such as Dholavira (Gujarat), Sanauli (Uttar Pradesh) and directed excavations at Rupnagar (Punjab) and Karanpura (Rajasthan). He has contributed numerous papers to various prestigious journals.