Today, the number of homeless dogs, cats, and even reptiles, is heartbreaking. But amidst the gloom of starving strays, cruel abandonment and betrayal of our (mostly) four-legged friends, there are a handful of guardian angels who don’t turn a blind eye – they go out there, get their hands dirty and do their bit to make these animals’ lives better.
It’s that time of the year again when the rakhis come out and the pranks are put on hold for some extremely rare sibling-love! If you have a brother or sister (or multiple), then Rakshabandhan is one of the most fun festivals to celebrate with your partner in crime. This year, we’ve come up with a bucket list of super fun things to do with your sibling. So start ticking them off!
A cool breeze wafts gently around your face as you sit by the bonfire gazing into the flickering flames. A cricket chirps somewhere nearby and you look up to see an ocean of stars. A guitar strums and a sweet voice echoes around the campsite. The smell of something barbecued and something divine distracts you for awhile…Doesn’t sound like your regular weekend shenanigans does it?
I never thought I’d spend Christmas a) Underwater b) Away from home c) With 200 strangers and d) Breaking a Guinness World Record. But there I was, on Christmas day, on a beach in Thailand, witnessing the madness that comes with a Guinness World Record attempt. With the designated role of Timekeeper that involved the expertise of pressing a button, I thoroughly enjoyed the time I had to watch the arrival of about 200 enthusiastic Punekars on the unsuspecting beaches of Thailand. The event was a collaboration between Chrysalis Entrepreneur Forum and Absolute Scuba, a diving institute based in Pune, which was aiming at creating the World’s Longest Human Underwater Chain.
It’s that time of the year again when all roads lead to the Pune International Film Festival! So we recommend you leave all traces of reality behind and immerse yourself in the magic of the reel world as PIFF takes on its 15th year. Just to make things easier for you, we’ve come up with a list of films you just cannot miss! (Selecting just 7 was no easy task, so we hope you make good use of this!)
Even though Coldplay has yet to announce it’s upcoming Pune gig, there is no dearth of phenomenal artists who have graced the stage in the city! Today, Pune has become one of the most popular cities in the country to enjoy live entertainment. The young, enthusiastic crowd, relaxed atmosphere, superb venues and pretty great weather, makes the city one of the most inviting destinations for artists to perform. Here are some of Pune’s must-visit venues for live music!
All you theatre enthusiasts out there, we have a treat for you! A Pune based youth group is all set to bring to the city a taste of Latin America! The SSU (Searching and Service in Unity), is staging a musical titled “Esperanza”, a heart wrenching story based on the atrocities committed in El Salvador in the 1980s.
While most people in the city finish off work and head home, there exists a clan of people in Pune who carry a secret stash with them wherever they go. A pair of beautiful, well cared for, pampered salsa heels! As the clock nears 7 PM, laptops are shut with a vengeance, notepads are shoved into desks and out from the various office buildings around Pune, emerge a glittering crew of the city’s salsa dancers! If you listen very, very closely, you will begin to hear the rhythmic chants of 1, 2, 3…5, 6, 7 …1, 2, 3…5, 6, 7….
Michelle Kakade became the fastest person in the world to travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on foot!