Geeta Chhabra's letter to her Readers



24th September 2017

Dear Readers,


Super news! Boston University to confer honorary doctorate to my daughter, Vibha Bakshi... a rare honour for her at a young age. Steven Spielberg, Bonnie Hammer, Morgan Freeman are among those who have received a similar honour. At the Commencement Ceremony, typically, 20,000 guests will be present. I'll be there!


Vibha, your whole family supports you in all your dreams... you make us proud, always.  

Vibha's social documentary film: Daughters of Mother India received from India’s president – National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues in 2015.  Moreover, the film has swept many awards, worldwide, and, of course in India, too. The film has been translated into several Indian regional languages, and now, has converted itself into a non-stop movement dealing with female gender issues.


While the momentum is still going strong for Daughters of Mother India (Winner Global Impact PR Week Global Awards 2017, London), Vibha will be releasing a new documentary film, taking the gender-related-issues to the next level of her faith and beliefs. United Nations Under Secretary-General (then)-Madame Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka unveiled Vibha’s newest venture (pertaining to gender equality) at an event in Mumbai some months ago.


My good stay in Mumbai has been quite long.  Now time to return to Dubai... Dubai I simply love, too.


Last week, I attended a very interesting program at the Trident-Mumbai. It was about discovering wellbeing through the natural ways… the balance of healing and cleansing the body.  Dr. S.N. Murthy and Ms. Meena Mulpuri gave us very informative facts on what goes wrong with our lifestyles, and how this becomes a brunt on our health. They made so much sense, and whatever they said was absorbed by a very keen audience. I was there as a guest of Shri Harshad R. Mehta, who participated in the discussion by sharing his own useful experiences with all of us – of having been to PEMA Wellness Resort on an extensive basis.  


The program was anchored by Tanveer Barot and compered by Ramesh Khanna – it was a well synchronized evening. To know more about Pema, kindly click in the Prose Section


In the Poetry Section I have taken poems from my three books.  To view them, kindly click on


In Different Dialogues, we have a very brief interview of Dr. Saroj Thapa – Founding Patron and President of SAATHI – a non-profit Dubai-based organization which has done good work in Dubai. Kindly click on


In the Book Review Section, we have Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  Please click on


In the Music Section, we have a Ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Please click on


In Viewers' Corner, I have added a few of my tweets from Twitter, liked or retweeted by my comrades; I also have comments from my Facebook friends.  Indeed, I am fortunate to get responses from distinguished people, who are working directly-indirectly for social causes, in one way or the other. To view the tweets and comments, kindly click on


For Photo-News, we have the various award-event photographs of my daughter Vibha Bakshi.  Please click on Also, I have added photographs of the Pema Wellness event in Mumbai. To view the photograph kindly click on


I hope you will enjoy the Issue.

With warm regards,

Geeta Chhabra

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