Purnabramha : Marathi food served with love

Have you ever felt touched after visiting a restaurant, food that not only fills your stomach but also fills your heart with goodness? The good around you will always be celebrated, appreciated and more importantly, remembered.

Purnabramha is a one of a kind dining place in the heart of HSR Layout, Bangalore. The authentic Marathi food is not the only thing that will keep you coming back, but it is the importance given to detailing. The whole experience takes you back to childhood days in a Maharashtrian town, with traditional seating on the floor and water served in a “tambya”. The owner Jayanti is a lady with a fire in her heart.

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Jayanti, Purnabramha owner with the children’s art gallery

My first conversation with her at the HSR Layout outlet was “Why should anyone come to Purnabramha?”

Jayanti, who knows exactly what she wants from her staff, ambience and food, answered in simple words:

Because we are a caring restaurant. We care about children and women – especially women who are expecting. Most importantly, we care about the experience of each individual.

There are chairs in the restaurant especially for pregnant ladies. Every child is given a blank canvas to draw his mind. It is such a beautiful way of providing attention to children and blossoming creativity.

I was not only touched by her passion, but also the fact that she has rapidly grown Purnabramha to 4 outlets – 3 in Bangalore and 1 in the USA. This only shows her spirit is ambitious and growing each day.

Then I tried the food… And let me tell you – I have never tasted such authentic Marathi food before. For a man who has been missing home food for a while, Purnabramha felt like the sweet memory of the food I was rewarded with when I came home on weekends from my hostel.

We at Momoe celebrate the spirit of Purnabramha and will help them achieve their dream of celebrating and sharing culture through food at their restaurants.

Jayanti’s dream of making the biggest art gallery created by children in Bangalore will one day be achieved, and we shall help in any way we can – that’s a promise from the entire Momoe team.

If you want a good dining experience with your family, where your children and your stomach will be taken care of well, then you need to look no further than this amazing experience – Purnabramha.

Now you can pay with Momoe at all Purnabramha outlets in Bangalore and redeem offers – just ask the waiter about Momoe (http://social.momoe.in).

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Sunday Soul Sante goes cashless!

This Sante season, people participated in the MOMOE-Soul Sante Twitter contest and got a chance to win an exclusive merchandise from our gifting partners! Wondering who they are? You need not wait anymore!

Pamper the “nerd” in you with Chulbul!

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Fuel your geek core with creative and unique tees that will stimulate your imagination! Chulbul captures all this through innovative and cool designs and delivers them to you on T-shirts. It designs to quiz, tease, confuse, wonder and relate that nerdy nerve that you have been hiding all along! Add to it a yard of smooth fabric, sprinkle with the elixir of the print, and there it is! A display of your ingenious wit that amuses you and surprises your friends!

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“Hand-made, Hand-Cut, Hand-Packed” with this motto, we present you Chotee!

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Accessories that not only look good but are also very functional! Chotee is a cute happy brand that just looks good and spreads cheer. Impeccable finish, beautiful vibrant colours, strong and survives in your little girl’s hands! This summer, accessorise your chotee, with Chotee’s beautiful hair clips and hair bands!

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Looking for handmade, colourful, bling, delicate, every day wear and affordable jewellery? Cupkin is the way!

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Cupkin started jewellery making with delicate neck-pieces, charm bracelets; and some really unique stuff like toechains, haathphool and tiara’s. Now after a time-period they have started making statement pieces, earrings, body chains and head chains. Love their intricate designs! I’m definitely gonna get myself a piece from their new light-weight-collection for this season.

Visit them at: https://www.facebook.com/cupkin15

Go organic with Bubblove!

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You might find fancier soaps, but they don’t measure up to the high-quality skin care and simple luxury of 100% natural, cold-processed & made-from-scratch products. This summer, go organic with handmade soaps by Bubblove!

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There was a wrong perception that ideas and creativity can only be expressed through artistic skills. Millionaire is here to revolutionise this industry! They are a group of students who think they can change the way people look at Indian accessories and clothing. Millionaire makes custom clothing like pullovers, hoodies and more. Tiaras, custom phone cases, wrist bands are the other products they do!

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Sunday Soul Sante goes Cashless

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A venue to stroll around in summer wears, shopping from culturally diverse exhibits, the Soul Sante has been the highlight among major events in the city this month. The Soul Sante is an exclusive platform to shop from a collection of western, ethnic and vivid fusion of both, to clutch the fashion tit bits over time. The Sante has been renowned for being the ideal affair to embolden the eccentric ethos and the offbeat nature of its residents.

The environment flourishes with varied stalls showcasing ethnically western jewellery and clothing along with the vivid variety of food experiences. The shopping refreshments can be owed to various budding entrepreneurs, few of which being stalls set by Madhurima, Moya, Aloka and many others who have courageously united the traditional plot of taste with the contemporary emergence in the field of clothing while the same has been done by innovators who are putting up stalls tagged under the titles ‘Pigtails and Ponys’ and ‘flames of the forest’ and many more of the kind.

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Excepting the usuals as found in regular Santes, the Soul Sante extinguishes itself by encouraging showcases of unlikely fields such as the ones lead by ‘Coral Charm’, a stall of decorative lighting along with students who have brazenly established grounds in the field of designing bands calling themselves, the ‘Millionaires’.

To refresh the experience beneath the gallant heat, there is a diversified food menu sponsored by famous foodies like ‘Waffle stories’, ‘Mr. Meow’ and ‘Too Busy Cooks’.

Furthermore, to entertain the shoppers whilst the process, there are reputed Bands showcasing their musical talents while renowned Fashionistas gracefully amble through the ramps with a sensational code of rhythm pacing through them.

To, therefore, augment the experience, Soul Sante has collaborated with Momoe Technologies as their payment partner to avail the customers with a better, easier and faster option to pay. Download the app to pay instantly or split your bills with your fellows. Get amazing offers on the app too.

With all these offers and availabilities reconsidered, Soul Sante has promised to enhance the standards of flea marketing to make the Sunday a worthy weekend.

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Mission Cashless

Me : Bhaiya kitna hua ?

Bhaiya : 2 lemon, 4 chai, 3 pakode – 88 ho gaya.

Me : Yaar cash nikalna padega ATM se, kisi pe cash hai ?

Dost 1 : 1000 hai.

Dost 2 : 30 change hai, aur 500 ka hai.

Me : Bhaiya kal dedu?

Bhaiya : Haan.

That’s me on a typical evening at a shop with friends. I love how much money is circulating in India on trust. The shopwallahs are angels who lend you money each day because you don’t have enough cash.

Sadly, I never have enough cash. Now, whenever I get a chance, I pay with my card. But even that happiness is taken away from me when someone doesn’t have a card machine or the machine is not working.

I never feel great asking for bhaiyas to have a Khata (account) running in my name. I am scared of debt like any other Indian boy. I would rather pay it off then and there instead of keeping a money clock over my head.

How can I change the world I live in?

How can I enable real world merchant transactions in restaurants, grocery stores, super stores and at bhaiya shops?

Mission Cashless

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Mission Cashless – Momoe

No one will give you informative exploding sunglasses Tom, listen to this.

Why don’t we drive solutions from customer end for payments? In the end, I am the one who is paying the money and honestly, my paying experience is pathetic – thanks to my ‘no cash’ habit. With the ATM transactions becoming a rare gem to preserve till the end of each month, my problems just keep on getting added and multiplied.

Mission Cashless enables users to ask for Momoe at partnered stores and demand Momoe to partner with their daily expenditure outlets.

We have a solution that can change the way you do your transactions, help a customer’s experience. But, our boat can only ride so many people right now.

How can we be the ship in this ocean?

Let’s not be satisfied by cash, machines. Let’s be enablers.

Request for your enabler certificate from us, help us change the world. 1 restaurant, 1 vendor, 1 bhaiya at a time.

How do you become an enabler? Write to us (care@momoe.in) or call us on 080-61344827.

Time to choose sides. Cash or Momoe?

Which one are you?

Beer and fries

Right now I am taking an interview at a restaurant partnered with Momoe and its a great job to have. You know what’s great ? sipping some beer with fries while you throw questions on the other side.

Beer with fries is my oldest connection to friendship, back from the days when things were expensive for young college students, beer and fries have stayed with me. We use to enjoy conversations, click pictures(no selfies then but they still count as memories).

The days were spent waiting for the evening and the nights were spent in dorm rooms waiting for the next day evening, life was indeed beautiful and simple. Simplicity has nothing attached to it and thus anyone can enjoy it in their own way, if you are just like me let me guide you through some places you can enjoy simplicity at.

Gilly’s restrobar, Kormangala

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Gilly’s momoe

The fries are amazing and the beer is cheap. My definition of value for money, this place is flooded with people in the late evening, everyone wants a piece of good music and economical alcohol. If you are looking for simplicity then yes I recommend Gilly’s in the early evening’s with your friends. Order some fries, order some beer’s and chill for as long as you want, the management is great and the staff is well trained.

Nothing can stop you from enjoying your beer and fries at Gilly’s.Also, you can order some non vegetarian snacks if you are looking for that, you won’t be disappointed. The best thing is the fact that you can pay using Momoe, nobody will disturb you even the waiter’s when you’re paying using momoe.

If you like old school music like me then this place becomes a highly recommended joint. Maybe you’ll find me there working on something, maybe we can smile at each other too.

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Don’t tell mama Lounge – HSR layout

I have been here, sat on one of these comforting chairs while sipping some beer and obviously had fries, this place is perfect if you switch moods between chilling and partying. Nonetheless chilling here is also amazing.

I loved the dragon and roasted chilly chicken and it was awesome, they have a separate place guarded by bamboo sticks if you are in a group.

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don’t tell mama momoe hsr layout

Isn’t it amazing ? Whats best is the bar is fully equipped with variety of beer, recommendation would be not to chug. Just keep it simple, I went with some friends to watch a match and we were surprised at how big the screen was.This place is a must place to chill and drink some beer’s obviously alongside some fries.

Bflat and Highnote bar and dining

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Can you spot the glimmering light falling on the microphone ?

The first time I went to Bflat and Highnote I had no idea there was going to be a live jazz band performing here, this place is insanely music rich.

I ordered some beer and fries and well I loved how the rest of the evening unfolded itself, it was great.The music was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in the place, the place had some musicians too and you could try but not stop yourself from falling for the melody.

I highly recommend you this place and I highly recommend the performances that are a weekly affair here, once a while there is an acoustic night and a comedy night. The artists enjoy the ambience too, I could see.

Beer’s and fries at Bflat is a high recommendation.

I’ll keep updating this list as I keep visiting more and more places, I would like to thank all these places for providing excellent food and keeping the delivery quick. Anytime I can escape from work for some time or just work all on my own, I like to go to these places, I think, you will too.

Can he do it on a Tuesday night ? #pubalert

We realise the week is long and it seems longer when you are staring at it from a Tuesday. You have plenty of work, some codes to check in and some new bugs to log. The week is hard man, but don’t be hard on yourself. It is time to gather up strength and realise life tastes better if you share it with a friend. Hang on, don’t jump off the wagon and run for places to have a drink or two with friends. Stay here with me! I have the perfect places for you to think about spending your Tuesday evening at. And what’s more, you can enjoy cashless payments and express checkouts with the Momoe app at all these places, so leave your wallet behind! 1. Bootlegger  boot1 Closest to UB City on Lavelle Road, head down to Bootlegger and enjoy the American pub culture of 90’s. Bootlegger has quick service, great ambience and a huge cocktail menu to boast of. And if you are a beer person, much like yours truly, then you are in for a treat. The food is great, the music is 90’s rock. Bootlegger is a place to forget that you had a crappy day which mostly Tuesday is. Come to think of it, have you ever had a productive Tuesday? If you nodded “Yes”, then you need to get real, my friend. Go with a couple of your besties and enjoy some excellent food and beer..!! Bootlegger does it on a Tuesday night.  2. Sherlock’s pub

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Sherlock’s Pub

Based in Frazer Town, Sherlock’s is closer to the hearts of the folks who like old school pubs. Good ambiance and great location only adds bite to this really well crafted pub. Sit in the out and enjoy a drink with some breeze. The Chinese is awesome and the liquor is economically priced. Sherlock’s offers great music, good mood change and a good crowd. This place is a must visit if you haven’t been there yet, and the crowd is good even on a Tuesday. Sherlock kills it on a Tuesday night. 3) The Local Pub, Kalyan Nagar

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The Local Pub, Kalyan Nagar, Momoe

This green drink symbolizes everything about The Local Pub in Kalyan Nagar. The green walls have all the possible band names written on them. This is an amazing place to go with a small group, and you will enjoy loads with Karaoke nights, open mic and live bands being an every week affair. Finger food is amazing and the liquor is served with a change. The Local Pub is the perfect place to chill with friends. The Local Pub breezes on a Tuesday Night. 4.  Over The Top Terrace Lounge

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Over The Top, Momoe

Over The Top Terrace Lounge is an open air lounge located 3 stories up from the ground level, the breeze is amazing. You can play pool/snooker with your friends and the beer towers are so economical, spend 2-3 hours here and you will not care how bad your day was. Manager cribbing? Your GF doesn’t give you time? Come to OTT, you’ll make friends in no time – thanks to the ambiance and high spirits inside and the folks who are loyal to this place. OTT flies on a Tuesday night. Remember, you get Rs. 100 Rs off your first payment above Rs. 200 using Momoe. And who knows? You might be surprised by a free beer offer while you are there! Momoe backs you up to play while you work, we want you to learn and have a good time without thinking about anything that you shouldn’t care about. Want to care less? Just pay using our app. Can you do it on a Tuesday night ? YES!!!

Meet Mr Photographer – Winner of Free Beer for a Year, Angad Achappa

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From left to right : Talent, Cardboard, Genius.

As i stand between a genius and a talent, only I have the time to write this which makes me a man of utter importance irrespective of what both of these gentlemen might say.

When I first heard Angad Achappa had won the Free Beer for a year contest, I couldn’t have imagined the same Angad who runs the www.facebook.com/AngadAchappaPhotography page.

With over 27k likes and several thousand followers, I imagined Angad to be a completely different person than who he really turned out to be. Angad is a professional photographer and explorer who likes photographing wildlife and showing it to the people around who hardly get a chance to see these wonderful living creatures with whom they share the planet.

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Some of his shots

These are few glimpses of his latest work and I can tell you his ambitions strive him to capture much much more on reel.

I asked Angad why he choose to take part in the Momoe free beer for an year contest. He replied that he had used the app before, he is usually on the lookout for cool stuff and found it really hassle free to just pay and leave.

“The first time I used it, it was so hassle free I wasn’t sure if it was done. It was like I had solved a question without even trying, so easy “.

Q. So Angad why wildlife photography ?

A. From childhood I had a keen interest in wildlife and nature, and I realised that there was so little people around me knew about the fascinating flora and fauna around, and an easy way of educating them was to actually show it to them through photography as a medium. I was lucky to have a few like minded friends with whom I traveled and learnt photography from. Wildlife photography is fairly  expensive, and my parents, while initially unsure about what I was doing, took a keen interest in it as well and have been very supportive towards it.

Q. Does it scare you to go in the unknown ?

A. While it isn’t really scary, there have been a few nerve-racking encounters in the wild like coming face to face with a leopard on foot, and being blocked by elephants guarding their calf on a road at night, but at the end of it all, there is something very calming about being in the wild!

Q. How does it feel like to win a contest at Momoe?

A. I like what you do, I have read about you guys on Yourstory and ET, read about your huge funding and I was always anxious to meet the folks here at Momoe, winning somehow happened and I got 52 weeks worth of free beer, it feels great.

Q. Why photography?

A. I love how a picture can mean so much and so different to so many people, capturing what I love and showing them to the world is exciting and I believe in it. Through the wildlife photography that I do, I often try to tell a story with the photograph that gets the audience thinking and surely somewhere down the line it creates a little bit of awareness and helps conservation a little.

Q. If you could take out someone out for 52 weeks for a beer each week who would that person be?

A. You have put me in a tough spot here mate, I would like it to be my girlfriend, but since she doesn’t drink, I wouldn’t mind the company of Jacqueline Fernandez (chuckles).

On a personal note, Angad is exciting and always smiling, he’s the guy you’d love to have a chat with, adventurous and a story teller. It was a pleasure interviewing him for this blog.

We @ Momoe congratulate him on winning this contest and hope the very best for this bright talent. May you click many more amazing pictures and keep making the world awestruck. All the best dude.

The winning quote? – Ask the tiger, he also knows.

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– The Momoe Team