Shormishtha Mukherjee’s Adda, Mumbai 2022

Shormishtha Mukherjee’s Adda, Mumbai 2022

Shormishtha Mukherjee author of the book, “Cancer, You Picked the Wrong Girl” in which she documents her diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer is known to Viji Venkatesh and is also no stranger to Chai for Cancer having attended our events at Bandra in December 2021 and May 2022.  It was only a matter of time before this feisty friend of ours hosted an Adda!  And it happened over the weekend on 25/9. Shormishtha and her co-hosts, her husband Anirban and niece Anushka were graciousness personified while the third co-host, Tuggu the cat, entertained the guests all evening with his charming…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
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
Sujata & Satish Mane’s Adda, Pune 2022

Sujata & Satish Mane’s Adda, Pune 2022

Long time supporters of Chai for Cancer and former hosts, Sujata and Satish Mane once again hosteda CFC Adda at their home in Pune on 11th June 2022. It was the perfect gathering of friends, family,colleagues and neighbours of the Manes who kept moving in and out throughout the evening. Also joining in at the Adda were Friends of Max City Chapter Leaders from Pune – Nikhil Batra,Abhishek Patidar and Amruta Patidar who ensured that the set up was perfect and receipts andmerchandise was given to every donor. The guests listened with rapt…Read more
Red FM’s Adda, Mumbai 2022

Red FM’s Adda, Mumbai 2022

The Red FM Mumbai team hosted their annual Chai for Cancer Adda at their studios on 10th June. This was the sixth Adda that the radio station has hosted and the first one since the pandemic had put a stop to such gatherings.  The Red FM team, which had been promoting the Adda on-air all of last week, had invited their fans and long-time listeners to their studio to attend the awareness-cum-fundraising event. The promotions also included an interview of Viji Venkatesh with Red FM’s RJ Jman. The excited fans listened with rapt attention as Viji Venkatesh spoke to them about…Read more
Chai Adda with the fishermen, Mumbai 2022

Chai Adda with the fishermen, Mumbai 2022

The Chai for Cancer initiative is as much about creating awareness as it is about raising funds for cancer patients in need. On 25th May 2022, The Max Foundation team hosted this group of fishermen from Worli to their office and talked to them about cancer care as well as the challenges that the now under-construction Coastal Road Project poses to their livelihoods. The Max team sometimes joins this group for a game of carrom after lunch. Their boats are tethered just a few minutes walk from the Max office , right on…Read more
Sindhushree’s Adda, Delhi 2022

Sindhushree’s Adda, Delhi 2022

Sindhushree Khullar (IAS, Retd.) is one of Chai for Cancer’s staunchest supporters. She has encouraged our efforts in fundraising and creating awareness year-after-year by sharing her chaifies and contributing towards our campaign. On 23rd May, when Viji Venkatesh visited Sindhushree at her residence in Delhi, she spontaneously organized an Adda in her driveway with members of her household. Then everyone enthusiastically got together to share stories, exchange experiences and raise their cups towards our cause! We thank Sindhushree Khullar for her continued support to Chai for Cancer.Read more
FOM Delhi’s Adda, Lodhi Gardens, Delhi 2022

FOM Delhi’s Adda, Lodhi Gardens, Delhi 2022

Friends of Max’s City Chapter Leaders hosted their first Chai for Cancer Adda of 2022 on 22nd May. Since the inception of CFC in 2014, the enthusiastic FOM Delhi group has hosted an Adda every year. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, they made it a point to host a Virtual Adda. As is tradition, this year’s Adda was hosted at the Lodhi Gardens under the summer sun. The FOM Delhi Volunteers, joined by Indian Chai Stories’ Gowri Mohanakrishnan, arrived in the morning and helped set up the CFC stall under the shade of…Read more