Dream Until Your Dream Comes True

It all began with the secret confession of my dream—a photo shoot in the woods in a traditional sari. The Gurgaon Moms platform is full of genies. They go out and beyond to fulfill any query and any wish we may have. I got a similar response when I hesitantly revealed this ever old wish on the platform. Many genie moms (as I would like to call them) reached in support. One such genie mom—Sriparna Banerjee Chakraborty, an ex-journalist, and counsellor who has now moved full-time into exploring her life-long passion of being a photographer, messaged me on Facebook. Her...

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An Interview with Sukkriti Nath – A 15 year Old Author of ‘The Burning Truth’

Sukkriti Nath is a 15-year-old first-time author of a fiction novel ‘The Burning Truth ‘ that highlights the causes and impact of teenage smoking. It is wonderful to come across children who are so passionate about writing and also want to work towards social issues.  I also got an opportunity to speak with her mom Shruti Nath, who shared that Sukkriti has always been fond of writing and she used to create beautiful notes and poems for her on special occasions like birthdays and Mothers Day. Here’s the interview with this young & talented achiever  Please tell us something about...

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The Saree Story : When Moms Ran in a Saree

 #BreakingtheStereotypes   They say that nothing can stop a group of women determined to run, even if they are in a saree. Some of our fitness conscious members participated in the Saree & Dhoti held in Gurgaon recently that a campaign for Women 10K Run 2018.    Vidhya Venkat, a participant, and a Gurgaonmoms  member writes Sarees happen to be one of the most elegant attires a woman could wear. Whatever way you drape the saree it never goes out of fashion and it is one of most comfortable attire for some. When the saree theme run was announced as a promo run...

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A Soccer Mom Gets Clicked with the U-17 FIFA Cup Trophy

There a few things I do every morning, right after I drop the kids for school and before my husband gets up. It’s a narrow window so I only concentrate on the very important. I make a cup of green tea, skim through the headlines and find out what’s happening on GurgaonMoms. Yes, it is that important and you’ll soon understand why. As I go through all the posts on my favorite Mommy group, I notice a post specifically for soccer moms mentioning a contest- Participate in the Coca-Cola & FIFA quiz and “A chance to click with FIFA...

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Calling Animal Lovers for a Wild Weekend with Wildlife SOS

Wildlife SOS is calling all animal lovers and who want to support conservation. They have lined up a special fun-filled day for you at their Elephant and Bear Centers, near Mathura which only a 2 hours drive. You would get an opportunity to meet the elephants up close and also would be allowed to embrace, feed and bathe these gentle giants if you wish to. The participants would also be apprised by the Wildlife SOS staff about their rehabilitation efforts and history. You would get an opportunity to meet the elephants up close and also would be allowed to embrace, feed and...

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6 Moms Who Chose To Embrace Grey Hair

Most of us freak out the moment we see that first strand of grey hair. Well, I surely remember that I did as I got them pretty early.From mehendi to hair color to indigo, I’ve tried it all. But now I believe I have started to accept my greys even though I am yet to hit the fab 40 (only a few months away though). And then there some ladies who love to adorn their greys.Meet our very own community members who have embraced this phase of their lives beautifully.They share why is it that they chose to go the...

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De-mystifying Air Quality Monitoring

We know when food is dirty or water is impure, and take every precaution before consuming them. But when it comes to air, we do not realize how polluted it is because we cannot see it. And we breathe in almost 3000 gallons of air every day! Between Septembers to February, north India turns into a gas chamber – literally. As parents, we worry about the well-being of our kids. And respiratory well-being is a crucial part of it. In India, we are consistently exposed to high levels of PM2.5. Using masks, installing air purifiers and monitoring the air...

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Watch How a Mom Celebrated Her Pregnancy

Meet Jasveen Gulati, Co-Founder of Urban Dance Center|| Urban Dance Entertainment || Urban Singh Crew  This is what she has to say about her pregnancy dance video  “I was a born dancer, at the age of 2 I used to dance on bhajans (haha), out of all songs. my parents knew this was my passion but due to unavoidable circumstances I couldn’t get professional training, so instead of leaving dance completely, I started working as a marketing head of a dance school so that I stay connected to my passion somehow.After 3 years left the company & got into events/entertainment industry as...

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D for De-clutter, Design and Decorate for Diwali

Diwali is just around the bend and many individuals have already started to heed the words of the wise i.e., to start the de-cluttering, disposing and donating efforts in order to achieve the perfect spick and span residential or work environment and welcome the Goddess of Wealth and kick-off the new Hindu calendar year with an abundance of positive vibes. As everyone is aware, clearing up the clutter and congestion across the whole house or workspace can be extremely time-consuming as there are literally hundreds of things to go through. Listed below are some quick tips to help the...

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Style Musings and Beauty Trends for this Diwali

It’s official… The festivities have begun, and the excitement in the air is palpable!! All us gals, are eagerly looking forward to breaking into some beautiful Indian wear that many a time gets relegated to the other end of the closet between hectic office schedules, kids carpools and the many, many classes (yeah- you know what we’re talking about!!) Look 1 One of the major trends this season is the monochrome look. Styling a gorgeous pale gold lehenga with a quintessential maang- tika and a low ponytail is quick, easy and very doable even in a pinch. The makeup...

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7 Mouth-Watering Recipes for the Festive Season

Crispy Chicken Legs (KFC style) Ingredients 1/2 kg  chicken full legs 1/2 lime Salt Pepper Cajun spice Italian herb 1/2 tsp garlic 1/2 tsp ginger 1 egg 2 tsps cornflour Panko crumbs Few spoons of plain cornflakes Method Cut chicken legs  into 2 pieces (leg and thigh) Marinate the pieces with salt, pepper, chilly powder, ginger garlic paste and lime juice for 12 hrs. When ready to cook, crush  the cornflakes into small pieces and mix it with panko crumbs Take cornflour and make it into a semi-thick paste.Add egg into it Mix well .if require put a little...

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It’s Diwali – Easy Tips to get your home festival ready.

Diwali is quite literally my favourite time of the year in this city- the lights, the parties and there is something in the air which makes it such a happy time. Now whilst I am quite particular about having a cleaning schedule all year around I know that it can be sometimes hard to follow. So if you are short on time and don’t want to get professional help here are some quick fixes on getting your home festive ready a) Wardrobes – Diwali is two weeks away and it’s good to start getting those wardrobes clean and perhaps...

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Unique Gifts Ideas for Diwali

Diwali is just around the corner and we have curated some unique gift ideas for you from our very own mom entrepreneurs. Gift a Plant from Leafy Tales When was the last time you took a holiday to visit a place in the lap of nature? We bet you never wanted to come back to the concrete city jungle. Leafy Tales helps you go green in the most professional and cost-effective manner. Whether it is beautifying your home entrance, living room and corners with unique and beautiful exotic plants and planters, or thoughtful gifts to your near and dear...

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Fur Ball Story -Now in Gurgaon

From therapy sessions to kennels, cafe and India’s first pet therapy centre… From Delhi to Mumbai… It was a beautiful sunny day when two cute puppies entered the premises of a college. While everyone else was busy cuddling, an idea germinated, and Fur Ball Story was born. 3 pooches and over 400 therapy sessions later, we decided to take a huge leap. Days went by in researching and setting up meetings. The discussions started with only pet therapy centre and kennels but finally reached on building up Gurugram’s first in-city dog café with a dog pool for hydrotherapy, which will eventually...

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Best Places for Facials in Gurgaon

Festivities have started and with Karvachauth around the corner, all the ladies would want to look their best.We have curated a list of places in Gurgaon that provide the best facials for a more radiant you. These have been tried and tested and recommended by some our very own GurgaonMoms members.Take your pick! Thea – Skin and Makeup Location: SF#13 Galleria Market, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon. Contact# +91-98181 82923 Thea is a unique skin care and makeup center in Gurgaon started by Shalini Nadkarni, a qualified esthetician.She is also a GurgaonMoms member and has been recommended by many moms in the community....

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Enjoy Diwali, Guilt Free!

Diwali, the festival of light is around the corner however the fear of putting on weight could be there on everyone’s mind. We can easily get over with this fear if we just prepare beforehand to enjoy Diwali delicacies and fun-filled period of festivities. Trust me, just a week of indulgence can’t make much damage to our body/health provided we prepare the body and mind for it. Here are some quick and easy tips: Prepare your body beforehand for Diwali times by doing extra exercises and eating healthy diet Eat high fiber/healthy breakfast to ensure high energy throughout the...

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Is Your Child Planning to Study Abroad? This Guide Will Help Parents Plan the Journey

Have you taken care of all the details of your study abroad plans? Here is a guide for parents who plan to send their children for higher studies abroad. Why Study Abroad? There are many reasons why you should consider a foreign education for your child. Whether you are looking for better job prospects or giving your child a world-class education, a study abroad plan takes care of it all. Your child will gain a holistic education: Your child will get abundant opportunities to explore his/her academic interests through research, peer collaboration, interactive lectures, excursions, field trip and much...

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Stop Consoling, I Chose to Stay at Home

“Oh, I know you are so qualified, worked for 10 years! It’s okay, kids have grown up now, don’t worry, you can work again, you can get a job, at least you could work in a school.” This dart gets thrown on me in many forms, tones, shapes and with a variety of intentions. Some throw it out of pity, some out of concern, some ignoring my identity as a writer, some just do it like a “Salaah” as in India, and each one of us is a self-certified life coach. I wish to put this in a loop...

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