Seth, 23, is from Michigan, USA. He has been in India, Pune precisely, for the past 8 months… Here’s his take on the city.
PUNE – not just a name or a place, but a feeling, an emotion. Divided by religious, political and lifestyle beliefs, however, united through one booming musical note – The ghumar of a dhol!
I’ve had drunk men urinate in the bed, a lot of men cry. I once was with a crazy client who threatened to kill me if I stepped out of the brothel.
Every once in a while, you’ll hear someone say, “Wow, this month literally raced past us,” which really gets you thinking. So much changes in the span of 30 days, almost like a movie with several twists in the plot. It can be hard to keep track of, but that’s what we’re here for. Apart from monsoon arriving with ferocity, July saw a lot of progressions for our city. In case you missed something, this is how July went for Pune.
To get featured in our weekly Instagram list, use hashtag #ThePunekar. Here are some awesome clicks by Pune’s instagrammers from last week!
A cultural symbol, an architectural prowess, and Pune’s metaphorical signature, the Shaniwar Wada has proven to be infallible through tumultuous times. However, just like other historically significant architecture, the younger generations know very little about this prestigious monument. Here are a few facts to highlight Shaniwar Wada’s role in Pune’s history and culture.
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A Punekar or not, every person who is a part of this city right now knows about the legendary Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati. The indomitable jewel of our city, this beloved Ganpati and his Mandir gets a heavy amount of visitors. Adorned with gold and diamonds, this deity is a relief for sore eyes.
Namaskar! By putting a Chuck Berry quote, I’m slyly trying to segregate my own audience into two categories- 1) The ones who found my use of this quote pretentious. 2) The ones who found it pretentious and yet, are willing to give me another chance.
“Ask him”, my friend whispers while nudging me gently. We’re on our way to the airport and our Uber driver is gently tapping the steering wheel while humming Chikni Chameli, a Red FM favorite. Sigh. So I clear my throat and introduce myself, he looks puzzled and disinterested to say the least. After hearing my question, his immediate response is, “Company wale kadhun taktil naukri varna”