Living in Bangalore? You can totally relate to this..

Who is not aware of Bangalore’s pleasant weather that has enticed people into settling here? Breathtaking environment, mist of drizzling rain, lush greenery around this city never fails to allure people.

The awesome blend of chillaxing climate and cosmopolitan culture of our folks gives us memories to cherish.

However the recent weather conditions has taken everyone by surprise.

This is something anyone can relate to in the city.

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Not sure if Bangalore rains bring a smile on our faces but they sure confuse the hell out of our visitors.

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With the mad rains come the madness in traffic.  If you’re looking to go some place and you need the address you might as well quit! Because our people would already be flipping it:P

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So you think the rains are over and you can peace out now, NOT!

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Amidst all of this chaos you know you are safe! That’s cuz you’re in namma Bengaluru.Totally relatable

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Bangalore- that one in all the competent names.

From the perfect filter coffee to the most successful IT Company, the city has it all. Where life, love, vigor, success, dreams co exists. You can witness this powerhouse drive IT industries, lay foundations to many start ups and also bring together mixed cultures from all over the world.

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Rains or not , you can chill in the city at the many fancy pubs or traditional eat outs and enjoy yourself in this upbeat lifestyle the city has to offer.

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9 Facts Why Desi Arts & Handicrafts Are Freaking Incredible!

All of us boast about India’s rich cultural heritage. We get onto social media arguing on the same and proving our point in front of the Firangs. But do we really care about our arts & handicrafts, the invaluable things that actually showcase it? Do we really value the painstaking efforts and the contributions of our artists? Well, it’s hard to say. But after reading these facts, you will know exactly why we should.

1. Madhubani artists created colourful masterpieces on tree trunks in 2012, to prevent deforestation,
The result: Not even a single painted tree was cut and highway number 52 of the Madhubani district became a well known tourist attraction.

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2. Did you know that contrary to popular belief, Tanjore or Thanjavur paintings don’t just have Hindu Gods as subjects?

Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity and other religions have also been depicted in Tanjore paintings.

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3. In today’s age of large-scale textiles, there are still artists who do Kalamkari; an ancient fabric painting art, which is completely organic from brushes to, paints to the cloth!

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4. The exotic marble stone-craft of Agra has been passed on over six generations.

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5. Currently seen on mugs, lanterns, walls, paintings and bed-sheets, the gorgeous Warli art date way back to almost 2500 BC.

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6. The British Museum has around 1000 South Indian paintings, which date back to the 17th century.

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7. A piece of Meenakari jewellery still goes through the same assembly line of craftsmen as it used to go through about 500 years ago.

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Now that’s mind blowing right! Well, you could witness something similar. An array of beautiful art, soulful music and lip smacking food at Soul Sante this weekend!

So chuck the malls and visit Soul Sante this weekend at the ITPL ground Whitefield. See you there! 😉

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10 things that every shopper experiences when they’re out on a spree

t’s raining discounts and you need to get that shopping bag out because hey ‘Retail therapy is the best therapy ever!’

1. You haven’t even entered the store and you’re already preparing a mental list of the things that you need to shop

2. When you realize bringing your mum to shop along was a bad idea, coz she has something to say about everything you pick!

3. When your better half is your pillar of support while you shop!

4. That feeling when the crowd starts getting bigger/crazier and you still need to maintain your calm.

  1. When you have made the best bargain deal like a boss!

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6. When people at the store compliment your sense of fashion amidst all the chaos.

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7. You have finally found exactly what you have been looking for!

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8. When you waiting for change at the store be like..

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9. So all your folks are really happy about their shopping experience

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10. Let’s head on to experience something similar. This Dusshera flock with your friends and family to the biggest haul ever: ‘Sunday Soul Sante’! For hassle free shopping book your tickets through MOMOE now: http://delivr.com/2qs8k

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M.O.N.E.Y

Money -The Anthem of success
It is defined as the medium of exchange in the form of coins and notes. How did this come into existence ? How did Earth look before this? What was man’s perception on being wealthy?Let’s face it one may hate Math,but one does not hate counting money…

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Let’s go back in time and examine the evolution of commerce. It all started with a need. The Kill Bill era for survival- involving hunting,agriculture and domestication of animals to feed his circle.Then his needs increased.The circle started exchanging the surplus goods and the barter system came into existence. The your thang, for my thang! However, this created a lot of problems and what’s funny is man thought money could be the only solution .

Money did get the best of man
The introduction of money and specialization of labour made people settle down at fixed places, which later grew into commercial centres.With progress in science and technology,money and man found no limits to grow and so has it’s value.
Man’s needs have now become versatile.
At the end of the day one needs to pay his bills ,irrespective of the versatality. And honestly speaking if you’ve got 99 problems, money could solve at least 73.Thanks to phenomenal concepts like E- commerce, cloud computing ,virtualization most payments can go cashless. Now I’m able to solve 90 of them. The rest I’m still figuring out.
In conclusion,whether your thinking luxurious or not,paying bills has become just a click away through mobile devices. Making it a boon,ensuring security and saving time.Because Time=Money &Money= Time.
You can go cashless using the Momoe app at all the Momoe enabled outlets in the city.Life made easy and enhancing the value of money.
After all money is a form of energy.Let it flow… which ever medium it may choose.

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The Third Kind of Friend on Friendship Day

Happy Friendship Day

Happy Friendship Day

You know, there are two kinds of friends. One that’ll say that Friendship Day is a marketing gimmick; and another that’ll be flooded with BFF messages and friendship bands.

Guess what, there’s a third kind! The sort of friend that can win you something, the sort that can make paying for everything ridiculously easy, and the sort that gives you back whenever you spend!

This Friendship Day (Sunday, August 2nd), let Momoe be that third kind of friend. You should focus on what’s most important! A day out with your best buds, with tons of BFFs all around!

Here’s what is happening around you this weekend:

Momoe Bands!

Momoe Bands!

Momoe BFF Bands!
This Friendship Day snag some uber-cool Momoe BFF Bands at over 50 partner restaurants and stores across the city! Flaunt these stylish bands with witty messages and share them with your friends!

#MomoeBFF Selfie Contest!

#MomoeBFF Selfie Contest!

BFF Selfie Contest!
Take a crazy selfie with your BFF and post it on Twitter with tag @MomoeApp, or on our Facebook Contest page (http://bit.ly/momoebff). Share it with friends and win exciting prizes!

Be a good friend and spread the #Momoeverse! Send your referral code to all your friends and get an additional Rs. 100 Momoe credits for each Momoe-sapien that you bring!

Psst, don’t forget to buy those cheesy greeting cards!

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A candid hangout in Hangout cafe, Koramangala

You know what’s great about working in a startup ?

Changing lives everyday.

But and there is always a but. But it comes with a lot of work and a lot of stress.

Every time I have a lot of work on my plate(everyday) and I need to get a lot sorted in my mind, I take the road that ends at Hangout cafe, sit outside, enjoy the weather and work.

A lot of times you see people inside appreciating the app that you are a part of (Momoe yay) and it feels like a little bit of heaven. Honestly it feels a lot like heaven, if I could explain the feeling to you it would be like eating a white chocolate ganache sandwiched between flowerless chocolate cake or as they call it in Hangout cafe Molten multi layer.

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It’s one of the many things I come here for. The ambience is amazing, very soothing and I often speak to the chef there whose a great pal. He gives me great feedback always and I am obliged that I get to meet passionate people thanks to my job.

It’s like Jinu wakes up everyday with a mission to make a bright day out of someone’s gloomy day. The food he serves is served with love and a lot of thought behind it.

One day I asked him why does he keep changing his menu often even though his outlet never sees any lazy evening.

” Jinu, you change your food menu like Britney changes her husband even though I see majority people loving and appreciating the food.Why do you do it ? ”

To this my man Jinu says :

” I don’t tweak dishes, add or substract food menu without taking diligent feedback from my customers. I believe the only way this cafe can be the best cafe in bangalore if I serve people exactly what there taste buds crave and for that to happen I need them to really surrender to food when they come here. All of them. ”

Lovely guy, full of energy complete opposite to the calm and serene ambience his cafe portrays.I appreciate that he has balanced his passion well with his patience.

You sit here for an hour and you feel like you have been healed. The music is melodic, the walls are white, the lights are amazing and the food is délicieux.

It’s not a miss or not sort of a judgement to come to Hangout, I never come here with any motive and I find my most productive and chilled out hours here.

The place has a positive vibe and you just hangout with the folks you are with.Simple.

I see hangout as a very promising place since any place/person ready to change or ready to make more room for happiness will always end up being happy, so I have learned.

So visit this happy place, hangout with your friends and remember to pay with Momoe.

Here’s a candid picture we shared when I was last there #justgoingwiththeflow

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Celebrate a little bit of Goa in Bengaluru with Maria’s Goan Kitchen

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That Goa Feeling…

“Dil Chahta Hai” laid the foundation of summer holidays in Goa for my generation. We were watching Saif Ali khan hit it off with a foreigner and his friends having the time of their life in Goa, and all of us wanted to do it 🙂

I have been to Goa thrice and it has been amazing – the hangover of Goa literally aches for months! And if you (unfortunately) moved from Goa to Bangalore irrespective of the reasons, then you must be really missing Goa a lot. Bengaluru has its own flavours but nothing can compare to a lobster on the beach or a fish curry with rice.

“I miss the prawns the most!”, says my friend who was alongside me last year on our escapade. We recollect good food, cheap liquor and amazing scooty rides on Baga beach.

“Those memories were amazing and if only we could catch a little bit of it here…”, we surmised, both at once.

I recently got introduced to a place called Maria’s Goan Kitchen through the Momoe app while I was crossing Ejipura road. I called them up and the owner Valy picked up, and he told me about the little space they operate in.

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I wanted to surprise my friend, so I ordered the Fish curry alongside rice and a starter for myself and my friend. They delivered to Indranagar and since I am always out of cash, I paid the bill through Momoe. We relished the food, the portions were excellent and the food felt fresh and made with exquisite skill. It was a great surprise for him, we loved the food and after we finished, I got a call from the owner Valy asking us how the food was and I told him ” My stomach loves you!”

Since then I have been celebrating Thai and Goan food ordering from all across Bangalore, when you have the advantage to order food from anywhere in Bangalore you feel blessed to have made discoveries through the Momoe app.

If you are feeling a little adventurous and want to experience taste buds very different from your usual meal, I suggest you try Maria’s Goan Kitchen. They deliver food to anywhere in Bangalore, the delivery is free and if you order above 500 which I always do you get something free, thanks to the kind owner.

I hope this article finds all the curious folks who are in search of a new menu, a new experience, a new taste. My friends, I speak for all of us, give it a try and you will realise you have been missing out on something awesome.

Just save 88922-83138 as “stomach love” on your phone and you shall thank me.

Until our next adventure, Adios.

May the food be with you ~ Hungry Yoda.