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October 17, 2016

Our Vision

Drive Social Change through Empowerment of Women

Our Mission

A community that continues to nurture‘the LSR spirit of liberation through knowledge’ and transforms lives through sustainable support and action

Executive Committee

Rashmi Misra,
Batch of 1971

Ameeta Verma Duggal,
Vice President
Batch of 1989

Saroj Kaushal,
Hony. Secretary
Batch of 1965

Urvashi Ashta,
Hony. Treasurer
Batch of 1988

Aditi Misra,
Batch of 1982

Gitanjali Luthra Bhalla,
Batch of 1988

Renuka Prasad,
Batch of 1969

Madhulika Choudhary,
Batch of 1991

Smita Mankad,
Batch of 1992

Deepa Vohra Bah,
Batch of 1997

Gayatri Srivastava,
Batch of 1996

Triveni Mahajan,
Batch of 1992

ELSA Chapters


Annabelle Manwaring,
Batch of 1971


Anu Misra,
Batch of 1993

Gesu Kaushal,
Batch of 1993

GCC Chapter

Ritu Arora,
Batch of 1979

ELSA NGO MELA , December 2016

When ELSAs come together with a collective intention, magic happens.

After the resounding success of our Annual Dinner, preparations have begun for the ELSA NGO Mela in December 2016. The Association has created a platform for NGOs run and supported by ELSAs across various sectors to spread awareness of their work, as well as aid the artisan community that they work with to showcase their products. The date will be announced shortly.

Do send in the following to at the earliest:
ELSA Alumni Association Membership No.:
Name of the NGO:
Brief of the NGO:
Contact Details:

Our vision with this initiative is to support ELSA enterprises in bringing change to communities, and is aligned to our larger ELSA Movement of creating opportunities for ELSAs to grow their reach in making a better world.

Our vision with this initiative is to support ELSA enterprises in bringing change to communities, and is aligned to our larger ELSA Movement of creating opportunities for ELSAs to grow their reach in making a better world.

LSR Effect

Dr. Ayesha Saeed Husaini, Psychology Honours, Batch of 1990

After completing her graduation, Ayesha went on to complete her PhD in Special Education, from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Her thesis on ‘Inclusion in UAE’ gives her a unique grounding on the needs of UAE society and how best to include individuals with disability.

Ayesha is the Founder Director of Manzil: a Centre for people with disabilities []. She has worked as an Educational Psychologist, Counselor & Lecturer during her 20 years in Dubai. She founded UAE's first support group for families having individuals with disabilities in 1999, which has grown to over 200 members. A keynote speaker at many conferences, her own TV show ‘Ask Ayesha’ has been prominently featured in the media. She has won several awards, including the ‘UAE Woman of the Year’ Award. Ayesha has also received the 2012 Princess Haya Award for Special Education in the “Outstanding Director General” category across the GCC and the MENA region.

Ayesha's work extends to the Philippines & India. As the Operational Trustee of the LIFE Foundation, she setup a home for abandoned children and the elderly in Chennai. Ayesha has worked on projects with the UN and served on the Board of several schools in the UAE.

Know your Alumni

Abhilasha Bisht, Political Science Honours, Batch of 1988

Abhilasha is presently the Inspector General, Telengana State Special Police, commanding 10 Battalions spread across the Telengana State.

In the recent years, Abhilasha has served as the Country Security Adviser UNICEF Sudan for two years where she effectively maneuvered the 3 UNDSS/DO Security Management System of Sudan to ensure UNICEF programme delivery; Country Security Adviser UNICEF Liberia for 18 months where she was instrumental in putting in place mandatory security requirements in the short period of one month before the Presidential elections in Liberia; Security Officer UNICEF for 18 months where she created the Women Security Awareness Package and so far workshops have been conducted at 6 locations; and Dy. Inspector General of Police, Crime & Vigilance for almost 19 months where she prepared and implemented the Community Policing project.

Awards & Recognitions:

  • Associated with the Government of Uttarakhand State Child Policy Workplan 2006
  • The Organizing Secretary for the Second National Conference for Women in Police India 2005
  • Governor of Andhra Pradesh awarded for Contribution to Women Power 2004
  • UN Police Medals for serving in UNMIK KOSOVO
  • Letter of Appreciation from representative UNICEF Liberia Country Office

More Power to you ELSA!


Sonia Golani, History Honours, Batch of 1989

The book has already received critical acclaim.

Naina Lal Kidwai, former Executive Director on the Board of HSBC Asia Pacific and ex-Chairman, HSBC India, a Padma Shri Awardee & Past President, FICCI says “The book pushes us to consider how we can think about giving back and inspiring others, and the principles we could follow as we lead our lives. I congratulate Sonia for having assembled insights from remarkable people to guide us as we reflect on these issues.”

Vinita Bali, Global Business Leader and Independent Director – Former Managing Director, Britannia Industries Ltd, says “In her latest book, Sonia gets to the core question, exploring and unfolding its varying dimensions. Hopefully, readers will begin to see more than money and fame in lives that enrich others and we will arrive at a more holistic concept of success."

Sonia’s earlier books were My Life, My Rules: Stories of 18 Unconventional Careers (Hindi edition: Mera Jeevan, Meri Shartein) which covered eighteen extraordinary women business leaders who share a lifetime of wisdom through their personal stories and offer a road map for success for aspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs and Decoding Bollywood covered stories of 15 Film Directors.



8 - 11 DECEMBER 2016

For ELSAs by an ELSA.

Curated by Vandana Sarin, History Honours, Batch of 1977 , an avid traveller, herself.

Kodagu commonly referred to as Coorg means "dense forest on a steep hill". It is known as the "Scotland of India". With breathtaking landscapes, the hill station situated at a height of 2000 meters above sea level, is a land of misty hills, lush forests, coffee plantations, and orange groves.

Go exploring on the Plantation Safari, Nature Walk, and Coffee Picking.Let your senses be bewitched at a coffee tasting session by experts. Talk to your inner self at the Buddhist monastery Bylakuppe, and connect with the kids at the Swastha school for the challenged .

And there, is still lots more,

A round of golf in an exclusive course and a cooking demo of authentic Coorg cuisine.Elephant tales to regale you around the bonfire, while you build and share TRAVELSA memories for a lifetime. Rs 26,000/- includes twin-sharing accommodation in the Raj era Plantation Trails Bunglows. It is inclusive of breakfast,lunch and dinner, transfers by car Bangalore-Coorg-Bangalore and all travel in Coorg (as per itinerary) and taxes.

To book :
Branch : MG Road, Bangalore
A/c No. : 000205004946
A/c Type : Current Account
IFSC Code : ICIC0000002

For any enquiries and bookings, please reach Sriranjani at +91 -9916073156 and email

Limited numbers! Last date for bookings November 05, 2016

Suggested 3 Nights & 4 Days Itinerary for TRAVELSA

Day One
* 7.00 AM :Departure from Bangalore
* 1:00 PM: Arrival at the Bungalow in Coorg followed by lunch
* 4:00 PM: Plantation Safari in the Estates
* 7:30 PM: Barbeque Dinner around the Bonfire

Day Two
* 7:30AM: Regional Breakfast
* 8:00AM: Visit to Dubare Elephant Camp
*10:30AM: Visit to Tata Coffee facility in Kushalnagar- Factory visit followed by a Coffee Tasting Session
* 1:00PM: Lunch at Kushalnagar
* 2:30PM: Visit to Bylekuppe Buddhist Monastery, the largest Tibetan settlement in India
* 5:30PM: Return to the Bungalow
* 7:30PM: Dinner

Day Three
* 6:30AM: Guided Bird Watching Tour and Nature Walk
* 8:00AM: Breakfast
* 8:30AM: Relax at the Bungalows/local shopping/round of golf

* 1:00PM: Lunch at the Bamboo Club, Pollibetta
* 5:00PM: Cooking Demonstration for Regional Cuisines
* 7:30PM: Dinner

Day Four
* 7:30AM: Breakfast
* 9:00AM: Check-out and proceed to Bangalore
* 3:00PM: Arrival at Bangalore

ELSA Association is only facilitating the trip and has no liabilities whatsoever.

The ELSA HUB – Your Marketplace

We have previously announced the launch of the ELSA Hub….our very own marketplace! This is a facility open exclusively to our Lifetime Members.

We invite our Lifetime Members to enroll their products and services on the ELSA website by filling out the application form . This is a facility free of charge and will be accessible for viewing to anyone visiting the website. Entrepreneurs, who have not yet registered, please do not miss out on this opportunity.

We welcome our following members who have already registered their goods / services on the ELSA Hub

Akanksha Sharma


B.A.(Hons.) Journalism

Astrology & Fortune Telling

Self Employed



B.Sc.(Hons.) Statistics

Spiritual & Healing



B.A.(Hons.) History


Ati Jewels



B.Com. (Hons.)

Financial Planning




B.Com. (Hons.)

Fashion and Clothing

Tri by Triveni



B.A.(Hons.) Economics

Spiritual & Healing

Spiritually inspired



B.A. (Hons) English

Legal Services




B.A.(Hons.) History

Home Products

Lalji Handicrafts

Growing Community

We welcome our new Members :

Bindu Dalmia, English Honours, Batch of 1973
Vinita Bali, Economics Honours, Batch of 1975
Anjali Gopalan, Political Science Honours, Batch of 1977
Dolly Haryal, History Honours, Batch of 1977
Anuradha Kapoor, History Honours, Batch of 1977
Pratibha Sawhney, Philosophy Honours, Batch of 1977
Anshula Kant, Economics Honours, Batch of 1979
NonitaLall Qureshi, Psychology Honours, Batch of 1980
Anita Singh, Political Science Honours, Batch of 1980
Bhagyashree Jog, Economics Honours, Batch of 1982
PreetiRajpal Singh, Economics Honours, Batch of 1982
Sanjari Gupta, English Honours, Batch of 1987
Vinita Dhondiyal, English Honours, Batch of 1988
Jayanti Datta, Mathematics Honours, Batch of 1989
Shalini Prasad, Psychology Honours, Batch of 1989
Sumitra Mazumdar, History Honours, Batch of 1989
Vinita ThaparKohli, BA (Pass), Batch of 1991
Jyoti Suri, Economics Honours, Batch of 1991
Shalini Agarwal, Political Science Honours, Batch of 1991
Magdha Chopra, Economics Honours, Batch of 1991
Tara Ganju, Political Science Honours, Batch of1992
Sujatha V Kumar, Psychology Honours, Batch of 1992
Chhavi Chadha, Economics Honours, Batch of 1992
Arti Wadhwa Bhalla, Economics Honours, Batch of 1993
Haneet Vohra, Economics Honours, Batch of 1993
Anila Ahuja, Economics Honours, Batch of 1994
Sonali Sinha, Economics Honours, Batch of 1994
Kanika K Ahuja, Psychology Honours, Batch of 1994
Monisha Krishna, Economics Honours, Batch of 1994
Anasuya Mathur, Political Science Honours, Batch of 1995
Ranjeeta Chopra Malhotra, Mathematics Honours, Batch of 1996
Priti Wadhwa, Psychology Honours, Batch of 1996
Shalini Gupta, English Honours, Batch of 1997
Renu Singh, English Honours, Batch of 1999
Rakhi Prasad, Economics Honours, Batch of 1999
Pooja Rastogi, Political Science Honours, Batch of 2000
Ira Gilani Lal, Economics Honours, Batch of 2003
Mansi Agarwal, B Com Honours, Batch of 2005
Priyanka Katewa, Philosophy Honours, Batch of 2007
Venus Narang, B. El. Ed., Batch of 2009
Neharika Gupta, English Honours, Batch of 2012
Anushka Siddiqui, Economics Honours, Batch of 2013
Gauri Singhal, B Com Honours, Batch of 2015
Shagorika Das, Psychology Honours, Batch of 2016

We look forward to your active participation in the growth of this Association. Please upload your pictures on the website so that the administrator can get your membership cards processed.

We look forward to your active participation in the growth of this Association. Please upload your pictures on the website so that the administrator can get your membership cards processed.

Currently at 475 and counting….

LSR is celebrating its 60 years of existence this year. Participate in the Association activities, and invite your friends. Let’s get to the magic 600 members by the end of this year.

ELSA Batch Reps,
What is your batch up to? Do let us know if you are meeting or doing interesting things individually or together. Volunteer to be the Batch Rep.

Sign up the alumna from your batch as members and help us grow this community.

If you need help with their names and details of alumni in your area, send us an email at with ‘Batch Details’ in the subject line.

ELSA Chapters

Mumbai Chapter
On October 6th, some of the ELSAs in Mumbai got together as part of DaanUtsav. They spent quality time with children from Angel Express, near Ashok Gardens, Sewri Mumbai.

It was an enriching morning for the ELSAs and for the super enthusiastic kids. Telling stories, singing songs, playing "Munnabhai", while chomping down on chocolates, samosas and chikis.

A very big 'Thanks'-
To Priyanka for conceptualizing the event and taking it all the way through.
To Sangeeta and Kamalikafor the games and songs that brought the event alive.
To Shruti and Gurmitfor sending the samosas and biscuits! The steaming hot samosas travelled all the way from Andheri to Sewri and were gobbled up in record time.

GCC Chapter
The GCC Members met earlier this month and a number of ideas were discussed...each one very exciting and interesting, and everyone was so enthusiastic to get going.

Malini Ohri, a Reiki master, will be initiating us into reiki. Other activities discussed for the year included viewing of the movie “Parched”, directed by Linaa Yadav, also an alum; talk by Sandi Rich on work/life balance and financial planning and the Emirates Lit Fest.

Chapters in the Making


Form a Chapter

Wherever you are, bring your fellow ELSAs together, help them to register, reach the magic number of 20 and become a recognized Chapter of the Association. Help us widen the reach of the Association and bring us closer to the mission that we have set out for ourselves.

Our mission is to reach across the world and connect with each ELSA!

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ELSA is an opportunity for all of us. This is a community that can enjoy the pleasure of reuniting with friends and going back to college. It is also a membership that has the power to transform the lives of others – present students, ELSAs, women, society and the world at large. A platform to connect, contribute, converse and seek support. For all new associations to grow and be successful we need support from its community. We cannot do it alone, we want all of you to get involved, however small your effort may be, it's huge for the Association, so help in whatever capacity you can.
Help us to make a difference…together!

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