It’s a Girl: Dialogues with a Princess, launches today
July is an extraordinary month for avid readers and ‘It’s a Girl: Dialogues with a Princess’, that was launched today, is an ideal read. The novel by Dr Mehnaaz Nadiadwala addresses sensitive issues that women face such as abortion, illiteracy, stalking, marital rape, human trafficking, alpha woman, to name a few
Dr Mehnaaz Nadiadwala has beautifully compiled sensitive issues that women face in ‘It’s a Girl: Dialogues with a Princess’, a novel that revolves around the concept of an unborn child conversing with the mother, debating on whether it should be born or not as those who chose to see the world have a lot of struggles to face as a girl and then as a woman. The novel addresses sensitive issues that women face such as abortion, illiteracy, stalking, marital rape, human trafficking, alpha woman, to name a few. The author, Dr Mehnaaz, was born and raised in one of the top families of Bollywood as the daughter of A G Nadiadwala, who started the Nadiadwala film productions. A doctorate in strategic management with a specialisation in cultural and global issues, in many ways, it is her experiences during her studies that drove her to pen down the novel that is based on women’s issues. Coming from a background of film producers, she has plans of creating a feature film based on the novel. Dr Mehnaaz has also lead fundraisers for various causes like heart surgery, children with HIV and women with breast cancer. She has received several awards including the Mother Teresa Award in 2016 from the Governor of Sikkim, Chaudhary Randhir Singh, for her contribution in social services and education toward the less fortunate. Dr Mehnaaz has partnered with celebrity nutritionist and dietician Shwetha Bhatia who is now based in Goa. The partnership aims to empower women through nutrition and exercise plans, which is a step ahead of the book. Shwetha is also a competitive fitness athlete, having won Bronze medals at the State and National Bodybuilding Championships 2015. Her passion for fitness has led her to start her own Fitness and Nutrition Centre in Panjim, Goa called Gym & Tonic. The book will be available exclusively at Gym and Tonic, Panjim, Goa and the proceeds from it will go solely towards the upliftment of women in distress and child development. On the occasion of the book launch there will be a panel discussion which will be held at Gym and Tonic, Campal. The panel discussion will cover topics such as nutrition, exercise, and psychological issues concerning women. Expert panellist include Mehnaaz Nadiadwala, author of ‘It’s a Girl: Dialogue with a Princess’, Shwetha Bhatia, Nutritionist and Owner of Gym and Tonic; and Amita Quenim, Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Mind Counselling Clinic.
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