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खाशाबा जाधव, एक संघर्षकथा

वयाच्या अवघ्या आठव्या वर्षी गावाकडच्या कुस्तीच्या हंगामात दोन मिनिटांत खाशाबा जाधव यांनी केलं होतं प्रतिस्पर्ध्याला चीत! पुढं जाऊन ठरले देशाचे पहिले ऑलिम्पिकवीर

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Lives and Livelihood – 2020 and Beyond

Today as we celebrate our independence day, I can’t help but reflect back on the past 5 months and draw a parallel between this new albeit a short lived war of independence. We are in our own ways fighting for a new freedom; not from tyranny, imperialism or oppression, but freedom from a virus, so […]

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The Punekar Turns Eleven!

The Punekar recently turned eleven years old. Our team is pretty excited about this and I thought I’d give you a peep into what it’s like to work here!

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If Harry Potter was Set in Pune

Ever since I started reading Harry Potter; as a young and excited child, my wandering mind created its own private Harry Potter World, right here, in the little corners of Pune, conjuring up scenes and recreating equivalent landmarks from my favourite fantasy book.

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Are We Stripping Pune's Green Essence?

The once lush canopy that spread over the city is now reduced to mangy tufts of isolated patches of green. Worse still, it is something that exists only in nostalgia backed by a few photos. Unfortunately, nobody in their present encounter with the city would remotely associate the words verdant or lush with Pune.

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Psst… We Think Jon Snow Might Just Be a Punekar

Y’all! How GoT Season 7 treating you? Is the seat’s edge comfy enough? Although there are millions of GoT articles and theories floating around the Internet, I bet you haven’t read one like this. Well, yet.

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To the Puneri Audience, From an Artist – Open Letter

Namaskar! By putting a Chuck Berry quote, I’m slyly trying to segregate my own audience into two categories- 1) The ones who found my use of this quote pretentious. 2) The ones who found it pretentious and yet, are willing to give me another chance.

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6 Life Lessons Pune Teaches Everyone

I was once The New Girl in Pune (and even wrote all about it here), and seven years later, BAM – I’m a Punekar! I’ll admit it was a rather slow journey, but it really does take that much time to develop a threshold for all that spicy Maharshtrian food! Nevertheless, it’s been a journey that has taught me many-a-things. In the last seven years, I’ve had all the realisations that one would in their early 20s; like the importance of working out, eating healthy, understanding finances, importance of family, and so on and so forth. However there are some life lessons only living in Pune can teach you.

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Confessions of a Punekar: A Pune Railway Station Coolie Opens Up

Gathering the tobacco in a pinch, he slides it along the left side of his jaw. “Precisely. We are a dying breed, we and this occupation are going to be something which kids would read about in storybooks. The government is polishing up the railway sector. Platforms and railway stations are being maintained regularly. Most of the passengers these days have bags with wheels attached to them, they pull it around. That has been the reason why everything is falling apart, people don’t need us anymore.”

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Confessions of a Punekar: What's it Like to be Gay in Pune?

Unfortunately, even the LGBT community of Pune seems to share this kind of mind-set. People aren’t open about their sexuality, making it difficult to meet people or date in Pune.