Continuing on this frugal gastronomy journey, our city has so much to offer that we had to divide the article into two parts. Let’s see what other goodies we can find at the prices we love.
On an average, we eat three square meals a day and about two snacks in between. I, on the other hand, seem to be eating every 2 hours, which means food can get pretty expensive, for a staunch Punekar like me. Here’s a list of foods which you can enjoy on a budget and where you can find them.
One of the most revered and popular Gods in Hindu Mythology is Lord Ganesha. To a foreigner, he might seem unusual, but believe it or not, our beloved Bappa has a lot of hidden secrets behind his body. He is etched into the psyche of each and every devoted Punekar. Our love for him is so strong that he invokes the highest sentiments in our minds. Here are some facts about Bappa’s being you probably weren’t familiar with…
Chaat! The very word sends your tastebuds into overdrive. It’s sweet, tangy, spicy, cold and hot all into one. Most chaat dishes have originated in Uttar Pradesh; Bhel and Sev puri have their birth place in Mumbai. But not all offer the tantalising experience at a very pocket-friendly price. Let’s list a few of the best chaat places in town, shall we?
Nothing like spending the evening or the entire day at a mall; good food, good shopping, movies and most of all free air conditioning. Malls have become the hallmark of a developed city and aamchi Pune has its fair share of them. It was only a matter of time before we ranked our top five. You may or may not agree, but nothing like some good ol’ retail therapy.
With the Rohan Builders’ The Drawing Board competition just around the corner, we spoke with Architect Vipra Kothary about the contest and architecture trends in the city as well as country. Excerpts…
Sugar is almost as addictive as any other drug on the planet, with the happy hormones they release. Admittedly, I am a sucker for a good dessert. Unbeknownst to many, in our evolving Pune, there are a few new and outrageous desserts that have emerged. A few of those sweet-toothed adventures are written below. Life is too short to not indulge in a sinful dessert pleasure!
In general, architectural competitions give birth to new ideas, talent, break barriers and harvest award winning designs. Rohan builders’ organising one such competition is a very encouraging initiative for the students.
A lot of designers use their own name for their business. But in my case, I decided to have a brand identity that would emphasise on my experience, my dedication to the design work that I do and giving off the one-man show aura. So coming up with Studio 6 – Creative House as my brand name, giving a personal touch to it by highlighting my initials (S and T) and 6 that sums up my birthday, as per numerology, within the logo.
Our city is known for a lot of things; culture, history, food, education, the IT industry, so on and so forth. Amidst all the bright lights and swanky malls, there are places that will send a chill down your spine. Whether you are a believer or a skeptic, it’s always good to keep an open mind. Time to gather your wits and go through the following list…