Category: Mom Reviews

Restaurant Review: Madhuban

Think Madhuban and an imagery of a lush green forest is what the mind conjures up. The last thing I would have associated Madhuban with was food from the south of India. Being a South Indian it isn’t very often that I visit restaurants that serve south Indian cuisine. Madhuban – Sattvic South Indian Restaurant, located on the second floor of Cross Point mall was a rare exception since friends I was with were in a mood for some appam and stew. Unfortunately appams weren’t on the menu. Sattvic meaning pure, light, and simple is what the interiors of this place reflect. With a capacity to seat 40, and an open kitchen, there isn’t much more that one can do with the space on hand. The term ‘south India’ is often loosely used to refer to Tamil Nadu and by extension South Indian food has rather unfortunately become stereotyped to mean idli and dosa.  Most tend to overlook delicacies that Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala have to offer. Madhuban makes an impression on this front – seeing some Andhra dishes on the menu certainly piqued my interest. With the no-nonsense menu in hand, we started off with papad laced with gunpowder. A refreshing change from normally eating masala-papad or roasted papad. While the menu said that there would be 1 piece the actual dish that was served to us...

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Basant Bazaar

Basant Bazar is a wonderful culmination of craftsperson from all over India. It is currently being held at the Kisan Haat near Andheria More .Very close to Chattarpur metro station. Parking is available .. However it may get full up on weekends and evenings. [fsg_gallery id=”1″] There are a wide range of stalls from all over India. Worth mentioning are ·       Stoneware from Gujarat ·       Bandhini duppattas with intricate bandhini ·       Earrings ranging from rs.40 onwards ·       Khadi kurta’s starting from rs. 500 ·       Bidri work , Bamboo mats The intricacies of the work is reflected in the faces of many of the skilled artistes working there. Food stalls are there from Maharashtra,Rajasthan,and Kerala. Food is only average.  It does get warm during the day and water is available only at one end so do remember to carry some. All in all a must visit for...

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GurgaonMoms visit One and Only

Members of GurgaonMoms were invited by Mrs.Bubble Batra and her team at One and Only. One and Only is a n exclusive furniture show room located on Gurgaon Manesar Road (717 Conclave, Kherki Daula, (Next to Haldiram), National Highway 8  Gurgaon, Haryana 122001) Upon our arrival we were greeted with welcome drinks. The showroom is filled with grand and magnificent furniture. The furniture is also displayed room wise so the client can have a fair idea of what pieces go together. We were given a tour and then we proceeded to a demonstration. Ms.Diya the showroom manager also doubles up as a chef and proceeded to bake a cake for us. As the demonstration commenced Ms.Bubble started a game called “ Don’t say No” .The ladies were each given 5 cards in a heart shape . Every time you caught someone saying No you had to ask for a card! The game went on with much hilarity and led to many laughs. Makes one realize how often we use the N word! After the cake was put into the oven to bake we were given a small informative talk on Interiors. She showed us various semi –precious stones used for inlays. She also showed us a range of metallic leafing .Wood finishes and Ducos were also displayed. She then showed us diverse new polishes with a shaded and antique finish. To...

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Surajkund Mela 2013

Start Date: Friday, 1 February 2013             End Date: Friday, 15 February 2013 Venue: Faridabad, Haryana                         How to reach the MELA The Surajkund mela is an apt showcase for the extensive variety of Indian Arts and Crafts. A traffic free and lovely road leads you to the mela ( parking options are across the road) . We did see some cars parked inside the compound but I suspect they had passes! Wear your sturdier walking shoes! Especially after the rains anticipate undulating terrain. This years theme state is Karnataka and this is evident in the colourful decorations at the entrance. All possible handicrafts from Karnataka are available here. Ranging from sandalwood agarbattis to pure silk saris.A must see for kids are the lovely handcrafted wooden toys. Phulkari kurta pieces are on sale in plenty.. I would recommend some bargaining and purchasing from the more interior stalls. Kashmiri shawls, Luckowi kurtas, handmade glass jewelry are all on display and sale. Do try and catch the colourful dances and processions. Not to be missed are the SAARC countries stalls. Here one can buy Pakistani kurtas, Afghani shawls and earrings, Bhutanese handicrafts and Sinhalese ( Sri Lankan) Batik and showpieces. The Thailand stall has lots of attractive hair ornaments and hand bags. There are many food stalls to eat...

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all-day Organipop – Organic Farmers’ Mar... @ Ambience Mall
Organipop – Organic Farmers’ Mar... @ Ambience Mall
Jan 20 all-day
Organipop - Organic Farmers' Market and Food @ Ambience Mall
Grainny’s Organipops make trustworthy organic food and lifestyle accessible to you. We are delighted to invite you to this weekly addition of your city’s most wholesome Organic Event, in partnership with Ambience Mall Gurgaon. Here[...]
10:30 am PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
PlayLabs :: The Saturday Sessions @ Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
Play /plei/ is to fiddle or tamper with Lab /’lab/ is a place for experiments, teaching, research, learning and making We call our workshops PlayLabs because this is where we tinker around with stuff –[...]
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The Winter Pop-Up @ DLF Club5
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