Manjiri Prabhu: A Jewel in Pune’s Literary Crown
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Manjiri Prabhu: A Jewel in Pune’s Literary Crown

With the Pune International Literary Festival (PILF) just around the corner, we had a chat with its founder and one of our favourite authors, Manjiri Prabhu. She talks about her passion for PILF, what Punekars can look forward to this season, books and more...

August 23, 2016
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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Media & Communication in Pune: Then & Now
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Media & Communication in Pune: Then & Now

I first visited Pune in 1989, hunting for a place in the BCS program of Fergusson College. I walked from Lakshmi Road (where I was staying) to FC, and beyond and back every day. In those days, I can honestly say the University of Pune ...

July 29, 2016
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Saluting Aamchi Pune’s Police!
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Saluting Aamchi Pune’s Police!

Maama, Polizia, Italian ponies, the walking Scotsman, the higher German and the Spanish wave. Let’s take a trip around the world. Well, my feisty editor restricts my blabbering to five hundred words so let’s take a trip around our city instead. Nobody enjoys the increasing ...

July 25, 2016
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#PunekarReminisces: Growing Up in 411004 (Continued)
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#PunekarReminisces: Growing Up in 411004 (Continued)

So picking up from where we stopped last week -- Balgandharva and its vicinity. Back then, you could catch a magnificent sunset over the Mutha, which flows behind Balgandharva. This lissome snake hurries along to meet her (someone in their grand scheme of things decided ...

July 23, 2016
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Diary of A Punekar’s Job Hunt…
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Diary of A Punekar’s Job Hunt…

Why am I writing about jobs this week? Well, most of the conversations I have been having with people over the past few months have been about job-change, new opportunities, lack of upward mobility, job profiles and lack of adequate talent. Company managers and owners ...

July 21, 2016
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