Sanika Diwanji

The 'Veterunners' of Pune
Lifestyle, Sports

The 'Veterunners' of Pune

August 26, 2015

“You don’t stop running because you get old; you get old because you stop running.” States Christopher McDougall in his legendary book ‘Born to Run’. Don’t we all remember how easily and naturally running came to us as kids? The sensation of the cool wind on your burning cheeks after an exhilarating run is an […]

The Story of a Protest
Art

The Story of a Protest

August 10, 2015

If you have passed Law College road in Pune recently, you certainly must have noticed the big question mark and other signs put up outside the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

The Ironmen of Pune
Sports

The Ironmen of Pune

August 05, 2015

The Ironman Triathlon, which is organised by the World Triathlon Corporation is considered to be the world’s toughest triathlon. And rightly so, considering the fact that it requires a participant to swim for 3.86 kms, cycle for 180.25 kms and run a marathon of 42.2 kms in that order in one go. The triathlon has […]

Nostalgia in a Yellow Booth
Events

Nostalgia in a Yellow Booth

August 04, 2015

Today I encountered an experience that was truly remarkable and has got me thinking ever since. What you ask? Well it was nothing short of a mild panic attack, when, on the way to a super important meeting, I realised my phone had switched off. Yes, I know what you are thinking- you know exactly […]

Sculpting An Icon For The City
Art

Sculpting An Icon For The City

July 22, 2015

This Ashadhi Ekadashi on 27th July, Pune will see an iconic 21 feet tall statue of Lord Vitthal being unveiled as a permanent installation on the open land at the picturesque Upper Katraj Lake enclosure. We spoke to the man who gave shape to this idol and made the idea come true.

The Call of Adventure
Events, Sports, Travel

The Call of Adventure

July 13, 2015

Pouring rains, steep and rugged off-road trails, and an adrenaline pumping adventure race, spanning 15 hills in the pitch darkness of night. No, this is not a wild card entry into an adrenaline junkie’s dream. This is National Education Foundation’s (NEF) ‘Katraj to Sinhagad Night Adventure Race’! Also known as K2S, this is a one […]

Queer Cheer in Pune
Events, Lifestyle

Queer Cheer in Pune

July 07, 2015

Suddenly Facebook has gone colourful with rainbow effect display pictures and a lot of discussions about whether those who have done it even understand what it symbolises. No matter what the argument, the question that we all need to ponder on is common- are we open to accepting the LGBT community in our own city?Are […]