Category: Living In Gurgaon

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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Coffee, éclairs and an evening of creativity – Le Meridien Gurgaon

Le Meridien Gurgaon showcased éclairs and coffee with funky flavours to GurgaonMoms. What’s in a éclair? Chocolate and more chocolate, you say. But try telling that to the chefs at le Meridien Gurgaon and the answers you get will be simply amazing: masala tea, saunf , cheese, Old Monk rum… It started with Le Meridien’s Pastry Chef Johnny Luzzini’s who visited India and after experimenting with local flavours created an éclair using Darjeeling Tea, saunf, coconut flakes to create a uniquely flavoured éclair. [huge_it_slider id=”3″]   Le Meridien Gurgaon hosted a week-long coffee and éclair festival at the Longitudinal...

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Being a Bengali in Gurgaon

Quintessential Bengali as depicted in most Hindi movies either shows us (Bengali women) in long flowing curly hair with sari with red border or struggling with our Hindi. Not all that is true, here I am making a humble attempt to decode what being a Bengali is all about – especially when uprooted from home town Kolkata. Simply speaking Being a Bengali means one who is born in West Bengal to a Cultural Bengali Family. The word “Cultural” has a deep rooted meaning to our upbringing that only we know. (Remember it’s to be pronounced as KAL-CHA-RAL)… So what...

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New Delhi World Book Fair (14th -22nd Feb, 2015)

I had the opportunity to visit the ongoing “New Delhi World Book Fair” at Pragati Maidan (14th -22nd Feb, 2015) on the second day i.e 15th February. Here is what is all there to see and experience. I hope this helps those who plan to visit the fair. Timings– 10.30 am to 8.00 am everyday. Parking– Parking for the visitors is on Bairav Road, near Bairav temple, Purana Qila. Parking fees is Rs. 100/- for the whole day. The nearest entry point is Gate no.2. One has take the two underpass from the parking to reach the gate no.2....

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Gurgaon Police Gears to Make Gurgaon Safer for Kids – Parents & Schools Participate

“Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.” Herbert Ward, director (1970–2000) of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Boulder City, NV; The seminar started with such a poignant quote. I can sit and discuss how unsafe the world is. It’s more dangerous now than what it was for us when we were kids. Probably true – But this doesn’t help in anyway. It’s about time we parents and even other adults open our eyes and acknowledge these heart wrenching facts. Facts ·       More than 53% of children in India have undergone sexual abuse – How many are actually reported? So where are these children? ·       Sexual predator is usually someone who is close to the child – someone who is the protector ·       The sex of the child or predator doesn’t really matter. It can be anyone. We should take actions that prevents than wait for a time to react after it happens. This was the mood that was set in the recent Seminar On “How safe is your child?” an initiative by Gurgaon Police. The seminar was attended by everyone –The Police leading the way was Mr Alok Mittal – Commissioner of Police, Members of various District Administrations, and Members from Various Schools, Parents and NGO. The remarkable aspect of this was the initiative the Gurgaon Police is taking in this. What I liked best was...

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