Events & Happenings

Indo-German Urban Mela

The Punekar recommends the best of the event

India’s admiration for Germany is quite well known. From their amazing cars, their disciplined lifestyle, their addictive wheat beers even their football in recent years, Germany and especially German have found a huge fan base in India, especially Pune, where the hugely successful Indo German Mela is hosted. It began on 12th Jan, but its till 20th and has many more amazing events piled up. Yes, sadly we have missed Agnee, Amaan Ali Khan’s Sarod, Hip Hopping, Ronu Majumdar’s Banduri. So here’s the schedule to look forward to.
Where: Deccan College Ground, Yerawada, Pune
Timings: 10am to 10pm

15th January 2013

Raghu Dixit Project
The event showcases the ethnic music of India with a fusion of alternative and folk rock by Rahu Dixit.
Center Stage, 9am
16th January 2013

Theatre Workshop with Vibhawari Deshpande

The actor, writer and trained vocalist in Hindustani Classical Music was introduced to theatre at age 14 and trained under Satyadeo Dube. She helps you learn the basics of theatre with focus on voice and speech training, body language, etc.
4 day workshop at Cultural Pavilion from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Registration: On First Come First Serve basis. Register at
DJ Ipek
Her music ranges from the cultures of Turkey, North Africa, Israel, Persia, Balkans, Greece and Bollywood. It’s a must for those who love club music.
Centre Stage at 8pm

17th January 2013

Creative Movement for Children
Creative movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other.
Cultural Pavilion from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Register @

Shaa’ir + Func

One of the defining Indian bands of our generation comes to Pune to showcase their talent. It formed in 2005 and has Monica Dogra and Randolph Correa.
Centre Stage at 8pm

18th January 2013

Contemporary Dance Theatre for Adults
Hrishikesh Pawar, artistic director of Centre of Contemporary Dance teaches you the movements ranging from Kathak to ballet to modern.
Cultural Pavilion, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Register at
19th January 2013

Warli Art, Workshop

Cultural Pavilion, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Toys from Trash, Workshop

Cultural pavilion, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Urban Spaces and Forestry, Talk

Aneeta Gokhale Benninger talks about how land is used in urban areas and our role in the movement for change and need for citizen action.
Cultural Pavilion, 7pm

Indian Ocean, Concert

One of India’s first rock bands performs live in front of Pune audiences.
Center Stage at 8pm

20th January

Germany Quiz
Think you know Germany? Test your knowledge here.
Cultural Pavilion, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Göttingen India Forum, Discussion

A series of public talks, organised by the University of Göttingen, will bring together experts from Göttingen and India on a single platform will range from topics on the environment, economics, leadership, and fascinating experiments in science. Join, learn and experience.
Conference Pavilion, 2pm to 6pm

Karsh Kale Collevtiv

With a reputation of blending music renowned table player and musician explores electronic, Indian Classical, rock, jazz and hip hop for an amazing event.
Centre Stage at 8pm
These are only events recommended by the Punekar. The full schedule can be seen here and you can choose which events you wish to attend.