On a fine winter evening, heralded by a gentle twilight sky, GurgaonMoms held yet another delightful event: listening and interacting with Shubhra Gupta, an award-winning journalist & cinema critic with the Indian Express Group. What’s not to love about Indian cinema, and if we have someone with the kind of knowledge of Bollywood that Ms. Gupta does, it’s got to be a fun event, with wit and laughter dominating the mood of the evening. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Executive Editor of Harper Collins spoke to Shubhra about a variety of things, among others, her choice of the fifty films she...Read More
Gurgaonmoms Book Club brings to you a book reading session of ’50 Films That Changed Bollywood, 1995-2015′ by Shubhra Gupta. If you are a movie buff and love reading, then you should be a part of this event. Shubhra is a film critic and senior columnist with the Indian Express. She has been reviewing films for 20 years now and in her book 50 Films That Changed Bollywood, 1995-2015 she looks at the modern classics that have redefined Hindi cinema – from DDLJ and Rangeela to Satya and Dev D to Queen and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. She offers a fascinating glimpse...Read More
It was on a balmy October evening of 2003 that I first watched Born Wild on NDTV — a show that allowed you to get up close and personal with the people from across India working towards the conservation of endangered species. What was appealing was the engaging narrative spun together by two young reporters, Swati Thiyagarajan and Gargi Rawat. In this particular episode, I watched spellbound as Thiyagarajan accompanied the Irula tribe, which lives in the deep recesses of the Nilgiris, on a cobra tracking mission. Through the years, Born Wild presented several such memorable episodes, allowing you...Read More
On a blisteringly hot May morning, the weather Gods decided to shower us heat stricken Gurgaon folks with kindness. The rain came gently but surely, cleansing the dust away, leaving a cool breeze in its wake. But, that was not all! The air was rife with excitement as everyone was looking forward to meeting a writer who had managed to make a place in our hearts with her heart – warming, witty stories about characters who were quirky and mad and intelligent, all at the same time! As Ms. Anuja Chauhan strode into Takamaka to talk about her newly...Read More
There is a very positive shift in the working culture these days where women are juggling between their different roles and contributing immensely to the professional endeavors. It is very heartwarming to see women pursuing their dreams after marriage, and even so, after having kids. Richa Saxena is one such example that will change your perceptions when it comes to how women today are far more progressive and ambitious. A qualified Company secretary and a law graduate. Content writer. Content curator. Copy editor. A writer. A baker by passion. A hacker who hacks into people’s mind and digs out their real self. Not a rule book follower. A typical Sagittarian. Impulsive. A homebird. A rebel. A doting mother. A caring wife. A proud daughter. This will sum up her accomplishments till date and she does not intend to stop there. She already has started carving a niche in the poetry world and her first poetry collection, “The Soul Charmer” is up on Amazon kindle store. She debuts as an Author with this book though she has contributed to an anthology before too. Talking about her debut book she says, “This book is a trivial, yet long dreamt attempt to portray love in its entirety. Love, as simple, or as profound as it can be, embraces every human relationship.” “All through the book, various hues of love are reflected. Love, in its...Read More
Blogger of the Day: Ambika Rikhye Photographer of the Day: Shailja aka Narita A book club event, in association with GurgaonMoms and GurgaonMoms book Club, was held to unveil the book ‘Predictions 2017’ by author Karmel Nair, at Nowhere Terrace Brewpub Café, Crosspoint Mall. The sun favored us and it was an ideal December afternoon for an event like this one. The terrace was picturesque and had a very Christmassy feeling to it. The energy was festive and completely unspoiled. I reached early and while I was having coffee, I kept wondering how Karmel would be like. This was her...Read More
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