The Ladies Study Group had its change of guard at the Annual General Meeting on 18th May 2022. President, Mrs Sumita Roy's* completed her impressive term and handed over the baton to incoming President, Mrs Sucheta Merh and Vice President, Mrs Bhawna Agarwal.
According to Mr Jawhar Sircar, Rajya Sabha MP and former CEO of Prasar Bharti, trade, spirituality and co-dependence have connected India intrinsically for centuries; way before we won our Independence from the British rule. LSG Past President, Mrs Mukul Agarwal, who is also a Founder Trustee of Calcutta Heritage Collective, moderated his talk.
The heart to heart conversation between Barkha Dutt, Television journalist, author and owner of YouTube Channel Mojo Story and LSG’s Past President, Diya Jaiswal on her newly released book “Humans of Covid To Hell and Back” was in parts eye opening, informative and also heart wrenching!
As expected, stand up comedian Anuvab Pal's The Nation Wants to Know exclusive show for Ladies Study Group members, was a very happy and roaring success!
"Mums are the best chefs in the world ......" believes Chef Clement D Cruz. He and Chef Kausik Kumar Saha tried to showcase their culinary journey, their passion for food and the belief in using local produce to create delightful dishes.
The LSG members' 5th March visit to the old Governor General's house at Barrackpore, was a wonderful experience in learning about our rich colonial past. It was an honour to be welcomed in the newly renovated, stately Ball Room Hall of Lord RC Wellesley, former Governor General of Bengal. The almost 350 acres Barrackpore Park, as it was known in those days, was a vibrant weekend country retreat by the river Hooghly of the Governor General and later the Viceroys and other British administrators till the last years of British rule.
Members and guests of Ladies Study Group watched the spectacular son-et-lumiere show of Victoria Memorial Hall on 8th February, 2022.
The Ladies Study Group book club called The Dancing Words, was launched in 2016 and currently has almost 150 members. This year The Dancing Words was nominated as one of the top five book clubs in the country at the 4th India Reading Olympiad by the Food 4 Thought Foundation, Hyderabad.
Dr Shohini Ghose, a quantum physicist, Director, Laurier Centre for Women in Science, Canada, spoke about the invisibility of women in physics and STEM...
It is daunting to try to capture in a few words the essence of the session we had with the eminent economist Dr Kaushik Basu, Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics, Cornell University.