UK TELUGU ASSOCIATION: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION AT NEHRU CENTRE, LONDON
On Friday, March 8th, 2013
Men & Women: What they say and what they mean
UK TELUGU ASSOCIATION is celebrating International Women’s day and will be holding a discussion on the Topic : Men & Women: What they say and What they mean. The programme is co- ordinated by Mrs. Geetha Kaza, former senior officer of State Bank of India.
The programme celebrating International Women’s Day is Admission free and open to the public.
Venue : Nehru Centre (A wing of the High Commission of India) 8, South Audley Street, Mayfair,Central London, W1K 1HF
Nearest Tube Stations are Green Park, Bond Street and Marble Arch.
Car Parking: Street Parking 6:30 pm free.
All are welcome. Please bring family, friends and relatives.
The panel of speakers are:
Mrutyunjay Mahapatra: the Regional Head for UK at State Bank of India (SBI), London, the largest Indian Bank and one of the fastest growing Indian Banks in the UK. He has postgraduate degrees in Physics and Management. With over 30 years experience in banking has other interests– travel, violin, running marathon and assembling computers.
Baroness Sandip Verma: Indian-born business woman, and Conservative Life Peer (Member of the House of Lords) and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Energy and Climate Change since Sep 2012. She is married to Ashok Verma and has a daughter and a son.
Dr.Francesca Orsini is a Reader in the Literatures of North India at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London. She took her undergraduate degree in Hindi at the University of Venice, followed by a long spell in Delhi. Her PhD at SOAS was on the Hindi public sphere of the 1920s and ’30s. She taught at the University of Cambridge for 11 years and joined SOAS in 2006. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Hindi literature. Author of several books, she has organized several workshops and conferences, including one on Love in South Asia.
Farahad Zama was born in Vizag on the Eastern coast of India in 1966. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering at Kharagpur, near Kolkata, he moved to Mumbai to work for an investment bank. An arranged marriage to a Vizag girl soon followed. His career took him to New York, Zurich and Luxembourg and finally brought him to London for six months. Sixteen years later, Farahad is still in South London with his Vizag girl and two Croydon-born boys. Farahad works in the City and writes on his commute and at weekends. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People is his first novel. He is delighted with its success – it was a Richard & Judy and Daily Mail book of the month, short listed for Best New Writer of the Year at the British Book Awards, Best Published Fiction at the Muslim Writers Awards and Melissa Nathan Awards for Comedy and Romance. The book is being translated into eight languages. Zama’s second and third novels, The Many Conditions of Love,and The Wedding Wallah, continue the story of Mr. Ali’s “Marriage Bureau.”
There would be a talk by each panellist followed by Q&A and a reception thereafter.
Prabhakar Kaza, Trustee UKTA
(Charity Reg no. 1139519)