Square Moon - Straighten up your Gun


You are all sweet and innocent from outside. But God forsakes those who dare provoke you! You can pull up a swift kick making hard contact with your victim's chin! Is that what you have always dreamt about? It's time to make this episode a reality...

By: Soumya Jain

Posted on: August 10, 2011

You are all sweet and innocent from outside. But God forsakes those who dare to provoke you! You can pull up a swift kick making hard contact with your victim’s chin! Is that what you have always dreamt about? It’s time to make this episode a reality…

Have you ever fantasised about being someone you are not? Stepping into someone else’s shoes and leading that glamourous, exciting life that has probably eluded you till now? Despair not! Ms Mayuka Goenka has arrived to rescue you and transform you into that very special person you ever wanted to be!

Her uniquely named company, Square Moon, creates various themes under which women can find themselves experiencing new worlds. “Square Moon was born from my desire to give women the opportunity to discover the many aspects of their own personality. I strongly believe that every woman is multi-dimensional in spirit. Square Moon attempts to provide a platform for her to explore and express her different personas,” says Ms Goenka.

The current theme is Bond Girl where women learn to go for the kill with some martial training. Or if it’s the glamourous part of it you are more interested in, learn how to shake a mean martini as you strut around in some fabulous gowns to impress your man!

Ms Goenka explains how the idea of this theme came about, “Every woman who has seen a Bond movie, or even Lara Croft or Charlie’s Angels for that matter, has at some point thought to herself, ‘Wow, I would love to be able to do that!’. The truth is that there is a little Bond Girl / Lara Croft in each of us! This program helps to explore your own different personas. The theme in fact does exist in Europe and the US, and was a great point to start with in India.”

The theme is a combination of several extremes, ranging from weapons training, Isreali hand-to-hand combat and espionage training, to martini mixing, seductive dancing, poker skills, makeovers, photoshoots, private choppers... Sounds extremely fun, doesn’t it? This two-day programme, which gets played out at The Leela Kempinski Hotel in Bangalore, takes immense time to be organised. “It is a long and detailed process of tailoring the entire themed luxury experience. Each element of the experience is carefully chosen so that while each session is top-notch in itself, the overall experience ties together in a mad, unforgettable bundle!” says Ms Goenka enthusiastically.

All the hard work and brainstorming does pay off when you see those women enjoying themselves. The glowing testimonials are enough to imagine these women beaming after the experience. “Besides the fact that every woman of any shape, size or age has imagined herself as a Bond girl, I chose to be a part of the experience because you cannot say ‘no’ to opportunities like this! It gave me license to be the risqué woman that I always wanted to be. In a simpler language - I got in touch with my ‘daring’ side. I mixed a martini, danced to kill, and bruised myself blue, looked sizzling for a photo shoot and shot a fully loaded rifle - all in a day’s work!” says Nupur, founder of a design company in Chennai.

Ms Goenka plans to start smaller versions of these themes in New Delhi and Mumbai as well. “We are launching our 24-hour module in Delhi on September 1, 2 and 3 and Mumbai on September 30 and October 1, 2011. This is an abridged, power-packed version of the classic 48-hour version in Bangalore,” she informed.

If the high-action Bond Girl theme doesn’t excite you, then just wait a little more because the next themes are Bollywood Superstar and Warrior Princess which will be launched early next year. But these experiences don’t come at an easy price girlfriend. Be prepared to shell out anything between INR 75,000 to 2,50,000 per person, depending on duration and contents. “The concept of spending large amounts on an ‘experience’, as opposed to a ‘product’ is something that we are only just getting warmed up to,” says Ms Goenka.

But does the price really matter when you are getting an experience of a lifetime and a skill-set which you probably won’t have another chance to obtain? I don’t think so. After all, this is probably the closest we mere mortals can ever come to becoming a true-blue Bond Girl or Bollywood starlet!

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