Remembering Kamlabai Nimbkar

Remembering Kamlabai Nimbkar

Kamlabai Nimbkar, nee Elizabeth Lundy, pioneer of occupational therapy in India, with her husband Vishnu To think that an American Quaker woman crossed continents and started the first facility for occupational therapy in India – though some even say Asia. This happened at Parel’s KEM Hospital in 1950. Kamla Nimbkar was born Elizabeth Lundy, the daughter of a Quaker businessman. She studied at the Philadelphia School of Occupational Therapy and married Vishnu Nimbkar. They met in 1920s New York, when he was one of the earliest US-trained Indian engineers. Converting to Hinduism, she…Read more
Victoria Memorial Adda, Kolkata 16th July 2022

Victoria Memorial Adda, Kolkata 16th July 2022

Friends of Max’s Kolkata City Chapter Leaders hosted a Chai for Cancer Adda at Victoria Memorial on Saturday, 16th July. And what an Adda it was! Our energetic volunteers Neel Kankani and Narendra Nath Saha set up the CFC stall at 6 AM under the morning sun. They were soon joined by patient leaders from all over the city. Also joining us were Bob and Bobby – creators of the caped kulhad – our mascot for Season 9! The Red FM Kolkata team lent their full support with RJs Praveen, Nilayan, Aritra and…Read more
Dr Reena Nair’s Adda, Kolkata 2022

Dr Reena Nair’s Adda, Kolkata 2022

Dr Reena Nair and her team along with the FOM Kolkata City Chapter Leaders hosted their annual CFC Adda at the Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata. It is tradition for Dr Nair to host an Adda at the hospital and her team was very excited to do this after a gap of two years due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The doctors and staff of TMC visited the CFC stall and the FOM Volunteers were hands-on all day as patients shared their testimonies, tea cups were raised and CFC T-shirts flew off the counter! Also…Read more
Stag story

Stag story

When you next click open this ubiquitous monsoon accessory, think of its pioneers. What history lies behind the household name of Stag Umbrellas? British records note an absence of rain umbrellas in India 150 years ago. Ceremonial chhatris shaded royals and warriors, while ordinary people used palm leaf protection. Till waterproofing chemicals, nylon and polyester were discovered, silk layered with wax fended off falling drops. Enter Ebrahim Currim of Kutch. Importing the first umbrella in 1860, he began locally manufacturing affordable, durable versions for the aam aadmi’s use. “He christened the brand Stag…Read more
Manoj Dhanotiya’s Adda, Indore 2022

Manoj Dhanotiya’s Adda, Indore 2022

FOM City Chapter Leader Manoj Dhanotiya (MD, AiTrillion) and IMRT 297 hosted a Chai for Cancer Adda in Indore on 9th July. It was a gathering of likeminded people who came together to share stories and raise their cups for cancer patients in need! From the wonderful AiTrillion team to the friends from Round Table India – everyone showed total commitment to our cause. Friends of Max’s City Chapter Leaders drove down from Indore and Bhopal to attend the Adda. Also present were The Max Foundation’s Viji Venkatesh and Anshika Tandon. There were…Read more

Meher Marfatia

A journalist and published author, she is one of the most unique contributors to our Season 8 campaign. Every month, Meher lends us unique stories from her book “Once Upon a City” which are published on our social media handles for raising funds and awareness to support cancer patients in need....

Rohini Bhowmick

In 2021, she, along with her husband Chirodeep Chaudhuri added a unique flair to our Season 8 campaign by organizing a Virtual Fundraiser of her own generating ₹ 2.8 Lakhs in donations and priceless amounts of awareness and goodwill for our cause....

Alakta Kar

In 2021, unable to host a gathering due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions, but still motivated to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, Alakta donated ₹ 1.6 Lakhs through her e-learning platform “Maatraa”...

Dr Vispi Bathena

Chai for Cancer Superhero Dr Vispi Bathena is a unique supporter of our cause. For the last 3 years, he has used Bombay Brokers Forum’s magazine, Forum Views, to amplify the voice of CFC and all our supporters. This niche magazine, very popular in its circles, features a full page advertisement on Chai for Cancer's ongoing campaign and urges its readers to Raise their Cups and Drink to our Cause....