It was in 1818, almost 200 years ago, that Pune and the rest of the Peshwa territories came under the control of the East India Company. The British crown eventually took over and the following years until 1947 sculpted what became a large and integral part of our city’s history.
Founded in 2015, Authenticook is a young company celebrating regional diversity by providing an authentic dining experience in the homes of incredibly talented home chefs. We had a chat with co-founders Ameya Deshpande, Aneesh Dhairyawan and Priyanka Deshpande about the concept, their experiences, our culinary heritage and, of course, food.
I have travelled a lot, but Pune is home. It’s like no other place on earth, maybe because I have stayed here for most of my life. People in Pune are genuinely nice, they are caring and there exists a community like feeling, which is slowly fading in most other cities.
In conversation with Siddharth Dasgupta, author of Letters From An Indian Summer, where we talk about his newest book, The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows: A Collection of Lives, his love for books and writing, and on human nature.