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Afterlife, Meet Life: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

One of my favourite parts of my day job is the fact that I have the opportunity to have meaningful conversations and learn from a wide variety of wonderful people. Today I would like to take the opportunity to share (in short and with his permission) the plight of a fine young man who describes how he ‘lost his youth’ among his father’s battle with liver cirrhosis.

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#PunekarRants: A Pound of Flesh

In the year 1408 in a then small town of France named Pont de Larche, a female entered a young couple’s home to find their four month old child unattended. Without reason or hesitation, she proceeded to brutally murder the infant, an incident that caused quite the uproar among the townsfolk. Justice was swift and only a few weeks later, she was sentenced to death by hanging and true to the law of the land, was executed. Nothing I have said so far may come as a surprise to you but what makes this story noteworthy is that the female, quite literally, was a pig (yes, a farm animal).

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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 traffic so let’s take a trip at night. This trip isn’t so much about what we see, rather about what we don’t.

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#PunekarRants: Shameful Statistics, Poverty and Whatnot…

The crux of the matter is this- we need an education system in place to help the less fortunate see that the root of nearly all our problems lies in the startling birth rate. Further, we need to implement a policy limiting the number of children a family can consist of, similar to the policy the Chinese decided to withdraw last year.

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#PunekarAppeals: Making Some Headway in the Case of Animal Abusers

A few hundred metres into my commute to work this morning, ignorance and a smartphone demanded that I slam the brakes and say a prayer. Undoubtedly, there are times when I too, am guilty of ignorance. Further, if accused of smartphone usage, I wouldn’t deny the claims too vehemently. This, however, wasn’t one such instance. […]

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#PunekarIgnores: Deep Red Consequences (Part I)

#PunekarIgnores: Deep Red Consequences (Part I)

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Don’t be Sexist, Drinking Women Help Run the Economy

‘Free drinks for all the lovely ladies before nine p.m.’. If you haven’t heard that yet, you’re probably living under a rock, or worse- in a dry state. We live in a country where female post graduate students are asked by their own professors why they bothered with the time, money and effort for their […]