Category: News & Events

Jab We Met : Gurgaon Moms Meet for a Blind Date

"After attending a fellow mom's blind date a few months ago, I was thrilled to meet these lovely people. Add to that, I would get so many comments and personal messages, appreciating my work and asking that when could we meet. " This is Manisha Goyal Mahajan sharing her experience  "Over this period, I did meet one or two. Then due to so many engagements, I would just reply with a "Very soon" message. I posted this meetup on the forum and was overwhelmed with the response. It was a wonderful feeling to know that so many read what...

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A Visit to the Coca Cola Happiness Factory

There are so many books that we read as we grow, many we forget, some stay with us and few remain etched. You want to read them again and find new and hidden meanings and lessons from them, they inspire you keeping you motivated. One such book for me is “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. This book is not just about a factory visit, but it is about dreams turning into reality, about good triumphing over evil and above all, about seeing the whole process come alive! So… when I got the opportunity to visit the Coca Cola Happiness Factory with...

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Being Different

I say designer, you think expensive. I say studio, you think arty.  What if I say designer wear clothes and jewellery can also be available at costs that don’t leave a gaping hole in your pocket. Does that make you want to read more? Sumi Paul, started a multi-designer studio and aptly named it ‘Being Different’ for precisely this reason. Making daily wear clothing designer styled, chic, and trendy.  A Masters in Bengali Literature, it was sheer 'passion for fashion,' as she says that brought her into this industry. ‘Being Different’ offers a platform to upcoming and well-established designers...

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Anupama Jain’s Friday Five – The Week That Was

Politics, politics and more politics. Gains at the electoral hustings seemed to be the only motive for any decision that was taken by the people to be. AP's bifurcation under the cloak of a national blackout, Kejri's experiments with governance in 49 days, PC's empty coffers- Parting Offers, Jayaa Amma's  Pardon Games, Indian's Overseas dismal display- were some of the issues that hogged the limelight, last week.   Birth pangs of Telangana: Telangana the 29th state in the making. Andhra Pradesh State Reorganization Bill introduced by UPA, backed by BJP, was cleared in the Lok Sabha by Voice vote amid chaotic scenes and television blackout of the proceedings. BJP pitched in support to UPA, after Narendra Modi's last minute phone call. Congress's think tank hopes for a good show in Telangana and thus hopes to romp back to power. The contentious Telangana Bill was taken up in the Rajya Sabha at 3 pm on Thursday and as the evening wore, amidst heated discussions and angry walkouts, Telangana was carved out, after PM's intervention. Innumerable voices across the nation vetoed this move. But a mother's unlimited love for her son and the hunger for power, won the day. What deals were struck between sworn political enemies like BJP and UPA, for them to come together? we would never know….. [pic source:]   The 49ers : Kejriwal pulled the plug on his...

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