Tuesday, November 28, 2006

8 Dec : Nandita Da Cunha's "The Magic of Maya"

In case you are in Mumbai around that time,
please make it to the launch of the book by

Nandita Da Cunha's (01 BM batch XLRI ),

'The Magic of Maya'

Friday, December 8th,
Crossword Bookstore,
Kemps Corner at 7 pm

Anil Dharker will launch the book, followed by a dramatic presentation of excerpts by Raell Padamsee's ACE Productions

The book has received some positive reviews so far. See:

and is already available at bookstores from this week onwards...

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

29 Nov : Book Readers club, mumbai -Cha Bar, Oxford, Churchgate

Book Readers Club

Meeting at Cha Bar- Oxford Book Store

Book for discussion : Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi

Time and date : 29th November 2006, 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)

Brief :
Written in first person, it's a novel about emotion, about existential angst and trauma.

'Tonight', writes Jay, the narrator of Hanif Kureishi's novella, 'my predominant emotion is of fear of the future'. Jay is about to leave his partner Susan, and their two children. Not that he has told her he's going; he intends simply to pack his bag and slink away in the morning, to find some floorspace in his friend Victor's pad in a 'fashionable, bohemian part of town' and to start anew. As he waits for dawn and a new life Jay reflects over his past life and loves and why 'it is the human condition that we are ultimately isolated, and will die alone.'

Intimacy takes us into the landscape of male angst and put-uponness. Its an interesting view to debate and displays our own rationalisations and moral fibre.

The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is back

hit http://www.mumbaimarathon.indiatimes.com

c'mon boys & girls - lets run / walk 21 km....!!!

do cascade within your respective companies ....!!!

8 Dec : FICCI FLO Presents a Legal Seminar on "KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS"



Dear MS. PAIS,

The FICCI Ladies Organization ( FLO, Bombay Chapter) is planning to organize
a "Legal Seminar" on the 8th of December 2006.

We think our women's wing can create a unique opportunity to bring together
resources for women in need of help. Women today women are facing an
increasing risk of domestic violence, physical abuse, and mental abuse and
are helpless, as well as unaware, of where to seek help. We, at FLO want to
create a platform where we can arm them with information , by introducing
them to legal professionals who are experts in their respective fields and
who can help them in return. It is aimed to take a step towards educating
the "Women" in knowing their legal rights!

The details of the seminar as follows

Event : Women's Rights

Topic : Know your rights/ Empowering

Venue : YB Chavan Hall

Date : December 8th 2006

Time : 10.30 am to 5.00 pm

Sponsors : Times Of India

Participants : Women across age group social

Logistics : 3 Capsules - 10.30 am
to 1.00 pm

v Civil : Suggested Ms Manjula Rao/ Shobha

v Corporate : Suggested Mr Suhas Tuljapurkar / Ms Zia

v Criminal : Confirmed Mr Satish Manashinde

The session will be followed by lunch and then a panel discussion.

Panel Discussion : 2.00 pm- 3.30 pm

v Moderator : Suggested Ms Bacchhi Karkaria

v Corporate : Suggested Ms Anu Agha / Ms Lalita Gupte

v Films : Suggested Ms Shabana Azmi

v Lawyer : Suggested Ms Zia Modi / Ms Shobha

Ms Gonsalves

v Police : Suggested Ms Meera Borwankar /Mr
Javed Ahmed

v Social Worker : Suggested Ms Flavia Agnes

v Politics : Suggested Ms Renuka Chowdhary

We plan to release a small booklet on "Legal Rights" compiled our own FLO
member who is an Advocate at The Supreme Court of India, and would welcome

I look forward from hearing from you kindly send your confirmations in the
enclosed Reply form along with the registration fees to Ms. Shweta Kapasi,
FICCI Ladies Organisation Bombay Chapter Tel: D- 2661762 / 24968000
Fax-24966631/32 Email: skap...@ficci.com at your
earliest convenience.

We look forward to having you and your friends participate in this event.

I look forward to your participation.

With best regards


Chapter Chairperson
FLO Bombay Chapter

25 Nov : Caferati read meet

If you are a member of Ryze you may give your RSVP here-


You may also give your RSVP here on Google board.

The details are as follow-

Bombay November Read Meet
Date- Nov. 25th 2006,
Time- 4.30 pm To 8.30 pm.
Venue- Committee Room, Ground floor, Administrative Building,
SNDT Women's University, Nathibhai Thackersy Road (Just ahead of USIS),
New Marine Lines.
Bombay, Mh, India

If you wish to read anything at the read meet, mail me the piece in advance
so I can make it a part of programme. Every reader gets 10 mins. So make
sure that what you intend to read fits into that time frame.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday :)