Parenting: Are we missing the Obvious?- A GurgaonMoms Event

An event attended for GurgaonMoms on 24th February 2018 on Parenting: Are we missing the Obvious? held at The Heritage Experiential Learning School was a rich experience. It gave an insight how we as parents, society, schools are responsible for shaping the kid’s belief system and how we can create a different story to bring about the change we are looking for in them. The event began with a welcome address by our very own Neela Kaushik. Followed by poetry recital ‘Average’ by Anagha Rajesh, a 7th Grader of the American Embassy School, New Delhi. The poem was about...

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All About Love – From Stories to Songs with Mughal-e-Azam & Arijit Singh

Surfing through my facebook I came across a post which said Arijit Singh was going to be performing in Gurgaon, Leisure Valley. “Kyunki tum hi ho, bas tum hi ho, zindagi bas tum hi ho” the song started buzzing in my head and I got around to calling my friends who are crazy Arijit fans and all of us very excited to attend the concert. Just as 17th February was nearing most of my friends backed out and I was worried as that I would have to go to miss the concert due to lack of company, when a...

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Celebrate Holi with these Mouth-Watering Gujiyas

§The festival of colours Holi is not complete without Gujiyas.There are various types of Gujiyas available these days Baked Gujiyas, Chocolate Gujiyas, Coconut Gujyas, Khoya Gujiyas and many more. Here are 2 Gujiya recipes shared by two of our members who are brilliant home-chefs as well. So try making one these today and surprise your loved ones Mawa Gujiya Ingredients Refined flour – 2 cup Ghee/oil – to knead dough and fry gujiyas Mawa – 100 grams Cashews – 1 tbsp Raisins – 1 tbsp Chironji – 1 tbsp Green cardamom – 4-5 Dry coconut – 2 tbsp (grated)...

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Dressing & Styling Tips for Holi

Holi is around the corner so fun and colours will be on our minds. As much as we plan our Holi adventures we also plan our Holi dressing and styling. Image Redefined brings to you some super chic and super useful dressing, styling and safety tips for this Holi 2018. White is too Cliche, get into the Holi Spirit with colours Try bright bold colours and floral patterns this spring. Early March, Holi being on 2nd March this year can still be a little cold for North India, especially Delhi and Gurgaon. You can mix fashionable tees or tops with palazzo and trousers....

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Motherhood : Babies Are All About Planning

Motherhood is physically and emotionally overwhelming.My daughter was born much earlier than the due date. The most important event in my life was most unplanned! I was totally unprepared for the roller-coaster ride that followed. In the initial few months, I kept thinking that if I had some clarity I would have been better prepared. After 4 years I have wizened up. I know nothing can emotionally and physically prepare you for motherhood. It is a task which is learnt on the job itself. But one thing one can definitely be prepared for is the financial aspect of having a baby. So...

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A Mom Who Scales Heights

Women normally looked as a weaker sex definitely is not something I believe in. The strongest thing in existence is in believing in yourself and when a woman takes to this attitude, they come out as the strongest of all. Sharing a personal incident here to which Kulwinder, Vineet and Lalit are a witness to, this is about a hiking trip to Stok Kangri (20200ft) Trek in August 2015. We landed in Leh and were stranded at the starting base at Stok village due to heavy rains, which is unusual in those parts. Two days later when the rains subsided a little...

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The Pinkathon Saree Runner Shares Her Love for the Graceful Attire

My love for the Saree is as old as me. My first Saree model was my mother and I always wanted to dress up like her. When I started travelling for work, I discovered the world of Handloom Sarees. My Saree collection is more than 20 years old. As a professional working on livelihood issues, I travel length and breadth of India. Buying Sarees from every region is the most important agenda of the work-trip after work, I can proudly say that I have almost all major weaves of India.   For me, every weaver is an artist, the work of...

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Learning in the Great Outdoors

A lot of schools that had been offering outbound school trips to students have come to realize that outdoor learning if conducted with thought and care, can provide a powerful & memorable experience that help build life skills. Outdoor learning offers a powerful alternative to such traditional school trips by providing engaging and meaningful adventure-based learning. These schools believe that important life skills can be developed experientially while having fun. They also feel that the great outdoors lend themselves to instilling a sense of awe, which helps open young minds to introspection & new experiences. There is a welcome...

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Understanding GST Registration and Its Process

As a good citizen we must understand this new law and if you wish to undertake any economic activity in India, you must get the business registered under GST law. Registration of any business entity under the GST Law implies obtaining a unique number from the concerned tax authorities for the purpose of collecting tax on behalf of the government and to avail Input Tax Credit for the taxes on his inward supplies. Without registration, a person can neither collect tax from his customers nor claim any Input Tax Credit of tax paid by him. Need and advantages of...

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Documentation for GST Registration

Documents required for Sole proprietorship / Individual Individual documents PAN card and ID proof of the individual. Copy of Cancelled cheque or bank statement. Declaration to comply with the provisions Registered Office documents Copy of electricity bill/landline bill, water Bill Rent agreement (in case premises are rented) NOC OF OWNER Documents required for Private Limited Company (Pvt Ltd)/Public Company (limited company)/One person company (OPC): Company documents PAN card of the company Registration Certificate of the company Memorandum of Association (MOA) /Articles of Association (AOA) Copy of Bank Statement Copy of Board resolution Director related documents PAN and ID proof...

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Reverse Charge Mechanism in GST

The most complicated law provisions as the general public may find it, the reverse charge mechanism aims at plugging the loophole and bringing to tax net almost everyone. What is Reverse Charge? Reverse Charge means the liability to pay tax is on the recipient of the supply of goods or services instead of the supplier of such goods or services in respect of notified categories of supply. In simple words, you receive goods and services and instead of paying tax to the supplier, you directly pay to the government. Types of Reverse Charge There are two typed of Reverse...

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Healthy Diet Tips For Kids During Exams

The exam season is always a hectic season for everyone involved; the kids, parents, and even the teachers! But the most stressed out could be the parents because long studying hours mean improper eating pattern and ultimately ill-health of the child. Increased stress puts a high demand for nutrients and if not taken care of the demands, kids during this time binge on high sugar and high-fat items. At this point comes the role of we Nutritionists and parents to work in collaboration so as to work on kids nutritional needs and help them sail through easily. Some important...

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Winter Picnic with GurgaonMoms

With the weekdays being extremely busy with schools, classes and work, we make sure weekends are filled with lots of cuddles, laughter and family time! This weekend GurgaonMoms gave us the perfect opportunity to catch up on some much-needed family fun at their Winter Family Picnic organised at Aamod’s Golden Turtle Farm near Manesar. While the farm with its lush green surroundings and adorable rabbits and ducks offered the ideal setting for a picnic under the warm winter sun, GurgaonMoms created the perfect ambience for an exciting afternoon with activities and games specially curated for our little ones. We...

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Important Numbers

CHILDLINE 1098 WOMEN HELPLINE 1091, 0124-2335100 PCR 0124-2316100 WOMEN’S POLICE STATION 0124-2218057/2218058, 8527199883 HOSPITALS  PARAS HOSPITAL 0124 458 5555  MAX HOSPITAL  0124 6623 000  FORTIS HOSPITAL  0124 4962200  MEDANTA  0124-4141414 ARTEMIS HOSPITAL 0124 676 7999  COLUMBIA ASIA HOSPITAL 0124 398 9896  W PRATIKSHA HOSPITAL 0124 413 1091 C K BIRLA HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN 860 500 1701 CLOUDNINE HOSPITAL 860 500 9999 PRIVAT HOSPITAL 0124 432 4300 MAYOM HOSPITAL 0124 411 1880 UMA SANJEEVANI HOSPITAL 0124 423 7004 NEELKANTH HOSPITAL 0124 470 0500 PARK HOSPITAL 800 102 6767 UMKAL HOSPITAL 0124 466 6555 DOCTORS (RECOMMENDED BY MOMS) GYNAECOLOGISTS  DR. PREETI...

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The Moment of Truth for this Soon-to-be Mommy: A True Story

What was my “Moment of Truth”? I usually joke and say that it was the day when I weighed and realized that I weighed exactly as much as my mother-in-law 😉 ( though it is a true story) While most of us talk about post-pregnancy weight, in my case I was overweight before I got pregnant..a whopping 83kgs but I couldn’t care less. I wasn’t unhappy about my weight except for the moments when I would go shopping and return feeling frustrated and heaps of clothes in the trial room because no matter how big they looked on the display, they...

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A Single Red Rose

The day was almost over. Weary spouses were returning home after another long, tiring day. Usually, when the light turned red, it was a cause of irritation for most of the drivers. But today things were different. At each red light encountered, a lot of guilt-ridden faces rolled down their windows, their eyes looking around for a little flicker of hope. That hope today was Raju. ” Take a Rose Saab! For Madam. Such a beautiful one….. it would make her happy! ” “How much?” The relieved ‘Saab’ asked, with one eye at the stop light. “50 rs for...

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Duracell’s “Durathon Family Run” Comes To Delhi

Being moms, we often realize how drained out we feel at times when our darling kids have given us a rough ride on a super busy day. However, no matter how exhausted we feel, our child’s smiles and laughter keeps us charged and on the go always. Parents are like superheroes for their children and because of them, we never run out of energy even though at times we might feel we can’t function properly anymore! This is the exact magic and power that Duracell gives to everything that runs on batteries especially our kids’ favourite toys. Our daily...

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Sundari and Sha

Naren was pacing nervously, up and down the maternity ward. After what seemed eons, the nurse walked out gingerly. “It is a girl.” She said softly. She was wondering if there would be any Bakshish. To her utter surprise, Naren hugged her tight and beamed, “The goddess herself, has come to our house in the navratras, to bless us!”. He gave her some money and rushed in, to check on his newborn and his wife Suma. The nurse smiled. ‘There are some men left in this world!’, she thought, as she walked back to check on her other patients....

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It Is Not About You

“Want to share an awesome news with you. My son has topped the University and has got admission into Stanford with a full scholarship.” “Wow! That is awesome”, they had all chorused together. Only one of them remarked,”Oh! How nice. My daughter had also topped the University last year.” ————– “My dad is in the hospital and he is critical. His lungs are not working fully. I am so lost and alone.” “Be strong. Look at me. My mother had been in the hospital for five months and she could not survive. But here I am. You will also...

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