“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”?

– John Wooden (American basketball coach and player. Nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood”)



Starting this Monday, check the GurgaonMoms Instagram  handle for enlightening discussions with seasoned experts on how to ace exams stress-free! Don’t miss out on #StressFreeExams conversations!


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Mastering the Art of Stress Free Exams 

Meta invited GurgaonMoms to the launch of their program, “Stress-Free Exams,” in partnership with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). This initiative is timely, considering the current exam season, which can be particularly stressful for students. The program’s goal is to equip students and parents with the necessary tools and resources to effectively manage exam-related stress. Let’s dive into the details of the launch.


Pariksha Pe Samvaad 2024

YouTube has extended a special invitation for a collaborative event titled ‘Pariksha Pe Samvaad 2024’ with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
Date: Sunday, March 3rd
Time: 10:30 am
Location: New Delhi

Click here for the details 

Please be aware that seating is limited, so kindly RSVP to indicate your interest 


Beyond Success : A Candid Chat with Sudha Murty

Neela Kaushik, Founder GurgaonMoms, engaged in a profoundly captivating discussion with Sudha Murty Ma’am, where the latter shared insights into her life, experiences in motherhood, and reflections on marriage. Click on the link below to watch the this remarkable conversation.


Helping Your Child Manage Exam Anxiety

Embracing ‘Stress-Free Exams’ as a New Parental Mantra!
While exams hold significant importance, our concern as parents sometimes leads to inadvertently passing on anxiety to our children. It’s crucial to remember that while exams matter, our children matter more than any test. Upasana Anand Kinra guides us on supporting our children through exam anxiety


first period


A Mother’s Guide to Navigating Her Daughter’s First Period

Embarking on the journey of your daughter’s first period?
As your daughter reaches this significant milestone, you may wonder about the changes ahead and how best to support her through it. Monalika Sabharwal’s  comprehensive article offers invaluable guidance, providing a roadmap to navigate this journey with care and understanding.


GurgaonMoms Book Club

       Book Discussion: Shadows & Secrets

Author Harini Srinivasan is scheduled to engage in a captivating conversation with Shibani Chand Sethi on February 29th. They will delve into the depths of Harini’s book, ‘Shadows and Secrets’. Here are the details of this exciting upcoming discussion.

Date- 29th February,Thursday
Time- 4.30pm
Venue- Kunzum Books , DT Mega Mall

Click here to join the GurgaonMoms Book Club 


Saga of Soumates with Laksh Maheshwari

Storytelling transcends mere art; it’s an emotion woven with every word. We were not just captivated, but deeply moved by Laksh Maheshwari’s mesmerizing tales.
From the poignant narratives of Amrita Pritam to the soul-stirring verses of Sahir Ludhianvi, Laksh’s attention to detail and heartfelt narration left us spellbound. 
The evening continued with the captivating book launch of ‘The Descendants,’ featuring Ashish Kavi and Laksh, further enriching our literary experience. 


 Community Buzz

Job Opportunities

Are you considering a job or career change? You may find the positions listed below intriguing.

Equal opportunity employers can post their requirements. Please write to [email protected]


Discover the joy of supporting locally made goods – it’s a blessing that goes beyond just endorsing businesses. By choosing local products, you contribute to job creation and foster a community that stands by each other. Here are some offerings from our women entreprenuers and members of the She Means Success community

1st Studio Anniversary Celebration and Annual Spring Sale of House of Nandini in Gurgaon
?? Date: 11th March, Monday
? Time: 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
? Venue: Studio Location, 209, Suncity Success Tower, Golf Course Extension Road, Gurgaon Sec 65, 122005
At the event, you can witness and indulge in our exclusive chikankari collection, including the exquisite Lucknow Chikankari, known for its intricacy, finesse, and timeless elegance, reflecting the true essence of Lucknowi Tehzeeb. From Summer Chiffon & Mul Kurtas, Kota Doria Delights, to Light Cotton & Chanderi, and much more.


Introducing Euphor, a new-age skincare brand for Teens and young adults!
Euphor a brand by Renu Singh , let’s hear from the brand:
At Euphor, we’re bridging the gap in the skincare market by offering products tailored to the unique needs of teens. Our product range is meticulously formulated, keeping in mind the unique needs of young skin. We say no to harmful chemicals and unnecessary additives – Euphor is all about transparency and results.
So, step into the world of Euphor – where teen skin gets the gentle, effective care it deserves. Crafted with nature’s best, Euphor is perfect for the young, spirited, and dynamic. Embrace the Euphor experience. Your teen’s skin journey starts here!”
Connect with them

Website : www.euphor.in

Instagram : Euphor_India (https://www.instagram.com/euphor_india/)


Bringing you the chosen recipes from our very ardent food loving members via our latest community initiative #ThursdayTadka! 
Join us as we embark on a delightful journey of culinary creativity and community spirit. Every Thursday, members are invited to share the flavors and stories from their kitchens, adding a dash of spice to our community’s vibrant tapestry. Join the celebration!

Shefali Saxena’s Chicken Pulao

This easy recipe was my FILs who was a superb cook. His recipes were Lahore food (as he and his family had moved to Delhi after partition) and he made mostly mutton including an exceptional mutton pulao. If some chicken eaters were there he would adapt it to this chicken pulao. 
My daughter was very young when we lost him but now his Chicken pulao is her favorite meal and the only one she’s keen to learn before goes abroad for her future studies.
So here is our family’s Chicken pulao.
  • 500-600 gms chicken (preferable leg/thigh pieces)
  • Marinate chicken in 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 2-3 tbsp thick dahi, salt, chilli, chicken/garam masala, half lemon juice for 30 mins to 2 hrs.
  • Fried onions for garnishing – Slice 1 big onion and deep fry in oil/ghee and drain on a paper towel.
  • 1.5 katori basmati rice – soaked for half hour.
  • Whole masalas – 2 Big cardamom, 3 green cardamom, 2 bay leaves, 1 stick cinnamon, 5-6 cloves, whole pepper
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Some ginger slivers
  • 2 big onions – sliced
  • 2 green chilli – slit (optional)
  • Half lemon juice
  • Garam masala/Chicken masala
  • Chilli powder, salt – to taste
  • Mint, fried onions – to garnish
  • 2 potatoes peeled & poked with a fork (optional, not in original recipe, I added as I love potatoes!)
  • In a karahi, heat the ghee, put the whole masalas, then put the onions and saute the onions till browned (no need to crisp them fully). Then add ginger garlic paste, marinated chicken, potatoes(if using), fry till chicken is browned.
  • Add the garam/chicken masala, salt, chilli powder, rice, lemon juice, ginger slivers, green chilli and 2 cups water(sometimes I add chicken stock instead of water if have it, it tastes way better, be careful about adding salt then if stock has salt).
  • Let it come to one boil, and then cover and cook on low flame till rice done. Garnish with coriander/mint, top with fried onions.
Durba Ray’s Grilled Chicken in Mushroom Cream Sauce
Here’sone of my most favourite dishes which my Mom used to make for me when I was a teenager fixated on continental food. 
  • 1/2 Kg chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Paprika powder
  • 3-4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • Chilli flakes for garnishing
  • Marinate the chicken breast with paprika powder and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons of butter; allow to melt. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Brown on each side for 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the same pan and let it sizzle. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally till the mushrooms caramelize nicely.
  • Now pour in chicken broth, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil and reduce the flame.
  • Let the sauce cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next fold in the cream and let the sauce simmer on a low flame until thickened to desired consistency (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add the chicken breasts to the pan, turning them to coat well in the sauce. Cook on low until chicken is done through. Garnish with chilli flakes. Serve warm with oven roasted potatoes and salad.


Our #shukravaarstylemaar queens are totally killing it as they carry themselves with grace and aplomb!

What is your personal style? Have you found it yet? If yes, please post in our community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/gurgaonmoms) on Fridays and who knows, you may be featured next


Shefali Naidu: I remember being 16 and asking my mother if I could get an off shoulder/tube dress for my birthday. Was turned down gently with reasons that I couldn’t refute. Years passed and during a recent trip to Goa, while shopping, I spotted this tube dress and I thought I finally owe this to my 16 year old self. Wore it for a pre valentine’s dinner with husband and it was overwhelming. Over 20 years of wait was definitely worth it!
Ruchika Kapur: A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears!

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