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Events in Pune 16th January

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Vasantotsav 2014

The Vasantotsav has had a phenomenal track record of 25 years since it was first presented by the Vasantrao Deshpande Pratishthan in 1985.
Since then it has consistently enthralled Pune audiences with performances by legendary musical maestros from the likes of Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, Abida Parveen and Rakesh Chaurasia to percussionist Trilok Gurtu, vocalists Ajay Chakrabarty, Sri Shekhar Sen, Shounak Abhisheki, Anand Bhate and Rahul Deshpande and the Sarod maestro Pt. Tejender Mujumdar amongst others.
17th January:
1st Session : Teejan Bai and troupe (Folk, Vocal)
2nd Session : Rahul Deshpande (Classical Vocal)
18th January:
1st Session : Kaushiki Chakravarti (Classical Vocal)
2nd Session : Niladri Kumar and Kumar Bose (Sitar and Tabla)
19th January:
1st Session : Vikku Vinayakram and troupe (Ghatam)
2nd Session : Abhijit Pohankar and troupe (Rahul Deshpande and Swapnil Bandodkar) performing ‘Classical Fusion’
Ticket Prices:
Season Pass:
– Sofa Rs. 5000
– Chair Rs. 600
– (Indian Seating) Bhartiya Baithak Rs. 200
Tickets Available at:
– Balgandharva Rangamandir
– Tiliak Smarak Natyagruha
– Yashwantrao Natya Gruha
– Shirish Traders
Free Home Delivery 020 65294211 (between 10am – 6pm)

The Scene

They’re coming to Pune and this time around for The Scene they’re bring with some awesome bands. USP, Prateek Kuhad and Laxmi Bomb.
Where: Arc Asia, ABC Farms, North Main Road ,Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 8:30pm onward
Contact: 7798827351, 02064156676

Abstract in Architecture and Nature

You are cordially invited to Solo exhibition of photographs by Ajit Singh at Tilting Art Gallery.
Where: Tilting Art Gallery, First Floor Kalyani Nagar, Yerwada,Shastri Nagar, Pune
Time: 11am to 9pm
Contact: 02040004000

Treat yourself to a Shabu

This winter, head to Baan Tao at Hyatt Pune for the perfect indulgence as the hotel brings the much savoured Shabu Shabu to the city. Shabu Shabu, a popular hot pot dish from Japan, features meats, vegetables and sea food that are cooked in a flavorful broth and served with dipping sauces. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey as you choose your platter from ingredients like silken tofu, button mushroom, pak choy, tenderloin, squid, prawns and more. Relish the authenticity of Japanese cuisine as you prepare the dish at your table and get an exotic Shabu Shabu experience at Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune.
Where: Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune, Kalyaninagar
When: 15th January to 31st January, 2014
Timings: 12:30pm to 3:00pm, 7:00pm to 11:30 pm
Contact Details: +91 20 41411234

Le Meridien welcomes the New Year with aromatic Lebanese cuisine!

Le Méridien Pune will be celebrating the first month of 2014 with a week-long authentic Lebanese Food Festival at La Brasserie. Get ready to treat yourself to a sumptuous and memorable dinner. The chefs will be preparing distinct varieties of Lebanese dishes to please every palate.
Time: 7:00 pm to 11:15 pm
When: 17th to 25th January, 2014
Where: La Brasserie at Le Meridien Pune, Raja Bahadur Mill Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
For reservations /further information, please contact: Tel: 02026050505 or email at

Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival (KVIFF)

Kirloskar and Vasundhara Club organise the “Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival” (KVIFF). This festival has been organized in Pune since 2006.From 2009, this festival has been presented in select cities in Maharashtra, Karnataka & Goa. “Kirloskar Vasundhara” is an innovative attempt to explore nature and analyze issues related to environment, wildlife, energy, air and water. This is the only festival spread over 8 days with focus on preserving & protecting wildlife and save the mother earth (that is, “Vasundhara”) for future generations. During the festival, National and International films on environment, wildlife and energy are screened coupled with allied activities such as discussions on the subject with experts, policy makers and society at large.
When: 17th January to 25th January
Where: Balgandharva Rang Mandir, National Film Archieve of India (Prabhat Road)
Contact: E mail –
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Old City Food Trail

Join Pune Food Trails & The Western Routes on one of our food walks in the old city and explore the traditional eating joints. Get the authentic taste of Pune by visiting restaurants which have been serving delicious food for more than 60 years! No better way to spend your Saturday morning than walking through the old city and having breakfast at 4 different locations!
Meeting Point: Mahatma Phule Mandai
Meeting Time: 8:45 am. We will be done by 11:30 am.
Cost: INR 500 per person
This includes: Unlimited food at all the locations, bottled water, some snacks to carry home and expertise
Here are the locations we will be covering while on the trail.
1. Shri Krishna Bhuvan – Puneri ‘Misal’, Shira and Taak (Chhas)
2. New Sweet Home – Sabudana Khichadi
3. Poona Guest House – Puran Poli, Thalipeeth & Dadpe Pohe
4. Gujar Mastani House – Mango Mastani

The Cookout for a Cause

Come learn the art of Contemporary Indian Cooking as the young culinary mastermind demonstrates how to prepare unique dishes by giving Indian recipes a modern twist. An Anchor, Chef Consultant and Columnist at 26 years of age, his forte lies in Indian Contemporary Indian Food. He is famous for his unconventional preparations including Pesto Golgappas, Sandalwood Kebabs, Pickled Chicken Canapes, Spaghetti Moily, Basil Butter Chicken, Oreos ke Pakode, Cheese in a parcel, Beetroot Toast with chocnuts, Broccoli Bacon Parantha and Tindli Risotto. Post the demonstration, participants are invited to interact with Saransh over hi tea that will continue the theme of Contemporary Indian food at the O Sundowner at Addah. The proceeds from the cookout will be donated to Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, dedicated to the welfare of cancer patients. The donations for the cause will be open even after a week of the cookout and will be welcomed in the form of money, grains and clothes.
Where: Addah Restaurant, The O Hotel – North Main Road , Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 5pm onward
Contact: 02040011000
Price: Rs. 795 (AI)

Workshop on Veg Kebabs

The following recipes will be demonstrated –
• Hara bhara kebab
• Gulnar sheik kebab
• Mixed veg. kebab
• Nargasi Paneer sheik kebab
• Makhana Kebab
• Baby Corn Shooters
• Aloo Ke Shore
• Minty Dip
Where: Rajuls Cooking Classes, Sanghvi Bungalow, Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Fees: Rs. 600
Phone: 9766622662
Give your week a musical end at Fishbowl
Fishbowl, Hyatt Pune in association with Fire Bird, brings you Ice Castle, an evening of music with performances by ten budding and professional artists from Pune. Groove to the tunes of DJ Ethen B, Yugank, DJ Sumu, DJ Andy, DJ JNY, DJ Paul, DJ Atul, In5nite Project, Mustafa Kantawala from Pune and Beat Static from Mumbai more! Enjoy scrumptious food and relish your favourite drink alongside some great EDM, Commercial, House, Progressive and Techno music.
Where: Fishbowl, Hyatt Pune, Kalyani Nagar
Time: 5pm onwards
Contact: 020 4141 1234
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Enjoy Sunday Brunches with the Family at MoMo Café

Family time takes on a new meaning here where there’s something to please everyone. With 8 live counters, 14 salads, 14 hot dishes and 22 desserts, with a mix of Indian, Oriental and Western cuisine, our chefs ensure that there is abundance and variety to choose from. Chicken Manchow Soup, Bengali Fish Curry, Seafood Salad, Aloo Chana Chaat, Pan Seared Polenta with Mushroom Ragout, teriyaki Beef Salad and Pork Roast are just some of the stars of the buffet!
Where: MoMo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre, Bund Garden Road
Rate: Rs. 999 + taxes
Time: 12.30 – 4 pm
Contact details: 020-67248250/67248181