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Pune gets EcoPonds by Vodafone for an Environment-Friendly Visarjan!

Vodafone-Idea has partnered with Pune Municipal Corporation and National Chemical Laboratory for the second consecutive year. 

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Ganeshotsav

The Big Ganeshotsav Photofeature

Bappa bids adieu today but let’s relive the last 10 days.

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Food

7 Delicious Modak Variations Pune Has to Offer

Rice flour parcels stuffed with a coconut and jaggery stuffing, fried until a golden brown. Gone are the days when this is all that came to your mind when someone said “Modaks” Here’s presenting to you seven new variations to your favorite dish this Chaturthi, and places you can find them in Pune!

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Food

8 Special Ganeshotsav Foods Punekars Cannot Resist!

It’s that time of the year again! If you haven’t welcomed Ganesha home with ghee-filled sweets and savories, you’ve not done this right! So while you’re out and about town visiting the pandals, here is what we suggest you do not miss out on.

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12 Facts About Lord Ganesha's Being You Probably Weren't Aware Of

One of the most revered and popular Gods in Hindu Mythology is Lord Ganesha. To a foreigner, he might seem unusual, but believe it or not, our beloved Bappa has a lot of hidden secrets behind his body. He is etched into the psyche of each and every devoted Punekar. Our love for him is so strong that he invokes the highest sentiments in our minds. Here are some facts about Bappa’s being you probably weren’t familiar with…

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Lifestyle

Similarities Between Lord Ganesha and Punekars (Part I)

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!

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Conversations Ganeshotsav

Men of Steel with Hearts of Gold

A group of bikers formed ‘Street Sense’ and are out to give a hand in changing Pune!

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Ganeshotsav News Pagadi che bol

Like Deity Like Devotee

Is Bappa a Punekar? Find out how similar he is to us!

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From the Editor Ganeshotsav

My Ganeshotsav

As a boy growing up in a typically Puneri neighbourhood, Ganeshotsav for me was as big a deal as Diwali… perhaps bigger. And the vivid memories associated with it make the festival truly memorable.

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Events Ganeshotsav News

Green Ganesh OK Please

  Rivers of India have always played a major role in our history and civilization. They have been worshiped in our ancient scriptures, and have been named after gods, goddesses or saints. Ironically, those same rivers are severely polluted by us – either in the form of industrial contaminants, domestic sewage, or as a result of  festivities […]