Tuesday, December 26, 2017


18 Thu 10.15 A.M
Madras Club
8, Adyar Gate Club Road
R.A. Puram
Chennai 600 028 
‘Ice Breakers’
The New Year can often bring a mixed bag of emotions and memories for many of us. So we start the New Year on a note of camaraderie expressing our last year’s words and move forward to punctuate this year’s words which await another voice.
Catch up with friends, hear a poem and play a game. It will be wonderful to see all of you present for this light - hearted morning.The color orange is associated with joy, sunshine and the tropics. It is the color of fall and harvest, so come dressed in your orange best!

Please note this is a members only meeting.


25 Thu Presidency Club, Pearl Room
Fairlawns, 51, Ethiraj Salai
Chennai 600 008
Hotline to the Higher Power:Mysticism in Christianity and Hinduism
To learn more about God, most of us listen to a preacher or a swami. But what if such a teacher wasn’t necessary? Is it possible to commune directly with God and bypass the rigid hierarchy of messengers?
Mystics believe this is not only possible, but that they hold this one-on one  connection. This radical, yet ancient belief exists across many religions.
Today, we can study mysticism’s effect on several world religions. Our esteemed speaker, Dr. Parimala Nathan, has spent many years formally studying Christian and Hindu mysticism. In this presentation,she will share more about these esoteric teachings and the fundamental principles of mystics.


30 Tue 04.00 P.M
At Nina Kothari’s Residence
‘Kothari Bagh’
18, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Chennai 600 034 
Delicious Diets Delivered – The Ultimate Food Fantasy!
Don’t we all wish we had meals that were tasty, and somehow kept us lean and healthy no matter how much we eat? That’s exactly what Pickled Pumpkin provides – nutritious, individually tailored meals,at your doorstep!
Sowmiya Skandan is the Founder and CEO of Pickled Pumpkin.Her vision is to help create easily accessible, delicious and healthy food in order to make healthy eating sustainable.
Shiny Chandran, sports nutritionist and weight management consultant, helps in designing the meal plans for Pickled Pumpkin.They will be sharing some of their expertise and philosophies on what is both great for taste and for health. Join us this evening to hear some thoughts on food and food for thought!

Please note this is an evening meeting and for members only.

Friday, December 1, 2017

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01 Fri 04.00 P.M
Amdavadi Restaurant
23/A, North Boag Road
T Nagar, Next to Kovai Pazhamudir Nilayam
Chennai 600 017 
Healing through Food!
The key to transforming our world is changing ourselves, living  authentically; remembering that the spirit expresses itself in the flesh in a way it cannot otherwise, so keep the garment for the spirit in good  order.” – Bettina Zumdick
Bettina Zumdick is the founder of the Culinary Medicine School.She is a former, much sought after senior teacher of Kushi Institute,Massachusetts and counselor who has helped thousands of people to regain and retain their health and vibrancy. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of holistic health, wellness and macrobiotics.
Our very own IWA member Nandi Shah, a blogger, photographer, chef and founder of Re:store, who is also a graduate of the Kushi Institute, where she trained in the science of Macrobiotics, will be in conversation with Bettina Zumdick on holistic nutrition and how to heal through food.


07 Thu 10.15 A.M
The Folly, Amethyst
Whites Road
Next to Corporation Bank
Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
RED ALERT: Does your liver have nine lives?
Most of us may not know what the liver does, or that it is so crucial for health, almost like a second heart. With liver diseases on the rise in our environment, we need to keep ourselves informed.
Dr. Anouk Dev is the Deputy Director of Gastroenterology at Monash Health, Melbourne and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University. She is an expert in the field of liver disease, and will be enlightening us on how to keep this vital organ healthy through simple lifestyle habits. She will also talk about liver transplantation in the Indian context, in comparison to the West.