Wondering what Pune was actually like when it was brimming with greenery, peace and simplicity, we turned to people who have seen the city grow from strength to strength. Let’s soak in their experience and find out what they miss about the old Pune.
(In context with a conversation between me and two of my friends, one being a Punekar and the other, not so much.) Dear fellow Punekar, I find it utterly pleasing that you hold such paramount passion for this city. The conviction with which you speak for and about Pune makes me smile; I am extremely […]
Maakadwala In Hindi, he would be called Madari. English will loosely translate him as a ‘Monkey man’, but like all things touched by English, the translation can make one overlook it as a profession and assume it to be a characteristic. Marathi has it rather straightforward – Maakadwala (Person with monkey/s). Maakadwaalas don’t exist anymore. […]
The first time I saw her I was balancing a huge bag of mithai in one hand and trying to juggle out money from my wallet to pay the auto driver with the other. She stared at me for a moment and once I had paid off the auto guy, walked close and demanded to know what was in the bag.
In today’s fast-paced world, we have forgotten to bask in the deep joys of life. And one of them is certainly expressing through the written word. Fortunately, Pune is surprisingly witnessing a rise in one of the most beautiful form of expression- poetry, reinstating that words are better than all swords. Hence, the sprouting poetry communities in […]