Category: Mom Reviews

Secret Superstar-Film Review

#SecretSuperstar This review is as timely as yesterday’s newspaper. Most of us have either seen the movie already or are biding our time till Amazon prime delivers. AK productions have hit upon a winning formula – Tell stirring stories of insuppressible talents from the hinterland, who make it against all odds. Throw in some angst like domestic violence, dyslexia or parochial mindsets. Add in an utterly gooey hearted mom and a wonky dad. Tug at the heartstrings of audience, with the family’s conflicts and trauma. Show them succeed. Voila, You have your hit movie ready. ( e.g. Taare Zameen Par, Dangal and the...

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Zen in a Cup from Teamonk Global

There’s something about a good cup of tea, it comforts and invigorates at the same time.  A perfect start to the morning or cosy solace after a long, tiring day is what my cuppa of green tea does for me. I keep experimenting with different brands and kinds of tea so I was naturally curious about Teamonk Global’s Sei White Tea. Sei means purity in Zen philosophy and reflects order and cleanliness in the physical and spiritual world.  According to Teamonk Global, “Our white tea from the Nilgiris is most befitting of this name due to its subtle flavour...

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Rain, Slides and Biryani

On a rainy afternoon if you are looking to get wet, what better way than sliding down into pools from heart-thumping heights. Yes, I’m talking about the water park at Appu Ghar in Gurgaon. Last Friday as it poured buckets, I fished out an umbrella and headed for Appu Ghar. I thought I was the one with the smart idea, but it turns out that a lot many in Gurgaon had the same idea too. But I didn’t dunk myself in the ‘Lazy River’ or  “Monsoon Mania’ (the rain was already doing that for me), instead, I opted to...

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eMoi: An icecream tuk tuk with a difference

It was a hot summer morning and I was at DLF Cyberhub with my daughter looking out for some brunch options. In our search for good food, we found a colourful and bright tuk-tuk called eMoi parked just opposite Hard Rock Cafe and next to Pita Pit.My daughter Simrann was delighted to have found this as eMOi was serving some awesome ice-creams in cute designs and some unique flavours. We decided to explore this place. These frozen treats or gelatos come in varied flavours and in two variants,, sticks, and scoops. Chocosnuggle which is Belgium chocolate, is shaped like a chocolate bar and a hit with the...

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Book Review of Anuja Chauhan’s ‘Baaz’

I’ve always enjoyed Anuja Chauhan’s exceptionally fluid style of writing. As you read you feel like a really close friend of yours is telling you a story. Baaz ( meaning a falcon in Hindi ) is the story of a young boy: Ishaan Faujdaar from the hinterland of Haryana. Set against the 1971 war this book has nuggets of nostalgia for us 80’s kids. Her accounts of the war are all too real and recount takes from a pilot as well as civilians view. One instance of nostalgia is when Anuja re creates the famous Liril soap advertisement in...

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