Pooja Lal

How ‘not’ to propose to your girlfriend!

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Here is the ‘How NOT to’ List!  1. Send her an sms 2. Send her an email 3. Do it on facebook 4. Do it on a whatsapp group 5. Assume she will say yes 6. take her to YOUR favourite restaurant 7. Get your Mom to do it 8. Do it in front of the whole family 9. Do it in a rush and my personal favourite 10. Do it while you are drunk with your buddies   Ok, so here is the short and sweet ‘How to’ list 1. Keep it simple – Girls love simplicity, feelings, small … Read Full Post

picture abhi baaki hai dost!

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i am not sure what has been more difficult… managing staff in my office or managing the kids at home…. i say, about the same… both come with their joys and both also come with their ‘pull out your hair’ moments… its been a crazy ride… trying to keep afloat… trying to add value to this world in some form or the other… raising two beautiful caring kids … creating moments that are delightful for our customers… and through it all trying to enjoy myself. yes, its been tough… but i have learnt so much through it all… like my … Read Full Post

Euriska ~ a superb Greek experience!

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Birthday Parties are indeed fun and such memorable occasions. Last Sunday we celebrated a very close friend’s birthday at Euriska, Pune. Now for any successful and wonderful birthday experience, preparation is a serious task. But we didn’t have to worry because Euriska looked after every little detail. We had a lovely 3 course menu planned with some excellent Greek appetizers like Olive puffs and spanakopitas -our all time favorite dishes. There were freshly baked pizzas that came after that. Then there was Penne with Caponata and some other dishes as well that went very well with the white wine served. … Read Full Post

MY birthday plan! And no more unwanted gifts!

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So why must we all be shy and polite about our birthdays? It’s the day you were born – surely you must be happy about it! So why not go all out and celebrate in the best possible way? Forget about what people will say or think! Go and do what YOU want to do, have a party if you want and call people YOU want to call! So my birthday is coming up next week – 26th of November and here’s my plan. 7 a.m.- Hand over children to Nanny with the intention of meeting them only at lunch … Read Full Post

Top 5 things about my kids that make me giggle!

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So today is children’s day! Aren’t our lives completely taken over by our kids anyway? Do they need another ‘day’ to celebrate?! My little angel somehow must have known at the age of 11 months that today is a special day, so she woke me up laughing away at 4 am! And for the next TWO hours little Mrinalini decided to play on the bed, doing somersaults, kicks, laughing, tickling, pulling her older sister Simran’s hair and much more! Wow! What a start to the day! Here’s my list of top 5 things about my kids that make me giggle! … Read Full Post

Mama Mia!

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No doubt, Italians hold the title for ‘Love’, ‘Food’ and most certainly ‘Love for food’! We have just added Spaghetti Kitchen as an option when you want to gift someone a dining experience in India! They are open in 7 cities in India and offer delicious Italian grub. With great reviews on Zomato, Spaghetti Kitchen is a good option for a casual but authentic Italian meal. Enjoy creative dishes like the ‘Mushroom Cappuccino Soup’, the famous Black pepper chicken and ‘Vodka Penne’. Not to forget the delectable Tiramisu! Purchase the Spaghetti Kitchen gift card here and we will send it in … Read Full Post

The calm before the storm………?

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More than two years now and we are growing massively each month! The concept is picking up and we have been building awareness on ‘experiential gifting’ across our target market. We’ve added lots of new experiences moving from 50 to over 800 experiences now available on our portal. We are tapping new segments such as corporate gifts, employee rewards, consumer rewards through loyalty partners and client gifting during festivals. There is so much more to do and we don’t have enough time in the day! Which leads me to the next big update… we are now discussing the possibility of … Read Full Post

oh god, not another toaster! Wedding gifts with no feeling :(

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Haven’t we all been through this? We spend a bomb on the wedding, making sure each person is taken care of, our parents buy gifts for all the family members and spend more than they had initially planned… and in the end there are some guests who give you gifts which you will never ever use in your entire life! Who needs another crystal bowl, or some weird looking showpiece or another toaster?! Isn’t it better not to get any gifts? Maybe getting cash is best? But what emotions are associated with giving someone cash? Is it not too impersonal? … Read Full Post

Stop and smell the samosas… !

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Well in India roses may be hard to find in the wild .. so I would say… Stop and smell the samosas! Plenty of those around! All year round! Time and again you hear people say ‘Life is too short’… well actually, its not. If you lead a boring, monotonous, one dimension and lonely life, then it can feel very very long. If on the other hand you are super busy with a 1000 things happening from work to friends to parties to travel, shopping, volunteering, movies, dance classes, golf lessons and eating all the samosas you can, then my … Read Full Post

Kids & Diwali ~ create a memory!

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My five year old daughter is getting into the Diwali spirit big time! The lights in our balcony are on, her Indian salwar kameezes, lenhgas are out – she has organised her bangles , ‘party shoes’ and even bindis so that she is ready to party for Diwali! So I decided to delight her by having a little Diwali celebration for her and her friends at home. We invited her friends and cousins for a party a few days ago – and my daughter hand made all the invites and even made sure I wrote the dress code as ‘Nice … Read Full Post