Most Punekars tend to correct anyone who refers to Pune as ‘Poona’. But, how many of us really know how the city got its name?
If we sit down to make a list of the most frequently visited restaurants in Pune, Vaishali would top the charts. For Punekars across the city, regardless of what age they are, Vaishali is like home. Family get-togethers, meetings with clients, hanging out with friends or even dates… everything can be planned at Vaishali!
Ganapati is Pune’s favourite deity and my inquisitive mind asked, “why?” There were reasons like ‘the Peshwas, Pune’s administrators, worshipped the deity’ to others like, ‘Pune had various temples dedicated to the God and most Ashtavinayakas are located in Pune district or close to it’. However, those answers did not suffice my quest for information. And then, a crazy thought entered my mind; Punekars are so much like their favourite deity! On occasion of Ganeshotsav, here’s a special story (Part I) on the similarities between us Punekars and our beloved Lord Ganesha. Read up on!
Pune became an important centre for the war against the British Raj, with its various mass movements and social reforms that paved the way for the fight for freedom. The city gave birth to many prominent freedom fighters. In honour of Independence Day, we looked back at the lives of a few Punekars who were a part of India’s freedom struggle.
The best of Pune’s Chai Tapris
The age-old relationship between Pune and mangoes!
Looking at the response Marathi natakas and theatre are getting in the 21st century, we can confidently say that the art form will thrive for generations to come!
Discovering Pune’s deep-rooted history…
6 Chai Tapris across Pune you don’t want to miss sipping on a cutting at!
Is Bappa a Punekar? Find out how similar he is to us!