Gateway to India:
Meera Gandhi

Socialite MEERA GANDHI is on a flying visit to Mumbai. A fixture on the Mumbai social circuit, Meera left for New York last June where her husband VIKRAM took up his new assignment as managing director with Morgan Stanley. But she misses the city very much and her friends too. That's when her dear friend HEMA DEORA hosted a quick dinner at Indigo on Tuesday. It was a perfect women's night out. SHOBHAA DE, BACHI KARKARIA, DEVIKA BHOJWANI, TASNEEM MEHTA, FARZANA CONTRACTOR and CAMELIA PUNJABI all together under one roof. At Indigo again yesterday afternoon, Meera had a gathering of close friends like ILA GOOD, PRAVEENA MECKLAI, PARVEEZ AGGARWAL and ANJU TARAPOREWALA. In New York, too, she's doing plenty in terms of spreading Indian culture. Apart from a few charitable events, she is also working with Sarvodaya Trust to launch a book on the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

"We have a huge NRI community in New York who are eager to be part of anything that associates them with Indian culture," she says, adding, "I am in a unique position and I would like to capitalise on that and do something for my country." Distance does