At ‘Women’s Health at Every Age’, our 28 th February programme, Dr Shashi Panja, Minister of Women, Child Development and Social Welfare, Govt of West Bengal, began her address by pointing out that there is a huge need for better facilities and that the State Govt has various social and medical schemes to elleviate the situation.
“Fitness is my passion,” claims Ms Zoe Modgill, Founder and instructor at Studio 60, Delhi.
Ladies Study Group and Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2020 hosted English author Joanne Harris, best known for her award-winning novel Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. In conversation with the writer was Sukanya Das, Principal Coordinator, Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.
Park Street to most of us living in the city is not more than a dance and dine corridor, a street as glamorous and glitzy as it can get. But through the heritage walk, Once Upon a Time in Park Street, the stories lying in its under belly were discovered – we saw a Park Street that we had never seen.
The Ladies Study Group was honoured to receive an invitation from the Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, to visit the Raj Bhawan. A group of fifty members lead by President Mrs Iti Dasgupta took the opportunity to walk the grandiose portals of this historical building. The delegation was then addressed by the Hon'ble Shri Jagdeep Dhankar.
The Hon'ble former President of India, Late Pranab Mukherjee, presented the Ladies Study Group Charitable Trust Annual Award, to Kolkata Sanved. This was in recognition of their outstanding contribution in working towards support and rehabilitation of women and child victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. The Award included a certificate of recognition and a prize of Rupees two lakh.
The LSG delegation arrived in Tashkent on November 4th . We saw the finest craftsmanship of Uzbekistan at the State Museum of Applied Art, followed by lunch at Manas, a folk style restaurant. Dinner was over an exchange of historical stories with the Tourism Minister.
Beauty comes from the inside. The connection between nutrition and skin condition or rather the effect of nutrition on skin aging was addressed by the accomplished panelists, Dr. Malavika Kohli and Ms. Karishma Chawla, moderated by Ms. Oindrilla Dutt at the LSG event held on 15.10.19 at the Taj Bengal.
It was a special privilege to listen to three powerful and socially aware women of influence, former Congress MP Priya Dutt, Advocate Nandini Khaitan, and journalist and author, Anubha Bhonsle, discuss The Quest for Social Justice.
When the celebrity chef Madhu Krishnan, Executive Chef (R&D) ITC Hotels, offered to hold a Masterclass for Ladies Study Group members, she called it an unplugged session and began with a Quiz. Asking the audience to identify ingredients, some deceptively familiar, some definitely baffling, displayed on each table; she immediately got everyone engaged.