5 Relatively Unknown Facts About Shaniwar Wada
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5 Relatively Unknown Facts About Shaniwar Wada

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 ...

June 16, 2017
Remembering a Punekar – The Series
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Remembering a Punekar – The Series

I recall someone once asking her why she chose to forgo of this garment of modesty. Blinking into the sun that shone into her eyes she had replied, "We tribal women have forsaken the blouse for Sita's sake. When Sita was condemned to live in ...

August 20, 2016
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A Tribute to Pune’s Freedom Fighters
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A Tribute to Pune’s Freedom Fighters

Pune became an important centre for the war against the British Raj, with its various mass movements and social reforms that paved the way for the fight for freedom. The city gave birth to many prominent freedom fighters. In honour of Independence Day, we looked ...

August 15, 2016
A Fort Won at The Cost of A Lion
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A Fort Won at The Cost of A Lion

My earliest memory of spotting Sinhagad was from our terrace. I was fairly little and my grandfather would point at a distant hill in the hazy horizon and proudly declare, "To bagh, to Sinhagad ahe" (Look there, that's Sinhagad).

August 06, 2016
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#PunekarReminisces: Growing Up In 411004
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#PunekarReminisces: Growing Up In 411004

I was born and grew up (for a significant part of my life at least) in an area widely pincoded (I just made that up) as Pune 4. Pune 4 may be just a part of the city's pin code for some, but for me, ...

July 16, 2016
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