had stepped off the plane in Bombay, my nerves tingling with excitement and nervousness, my heart heavy from leaving my family behind, and head slightly dizzy from the turbulence of landing in the rains. I couldn’t wait for those doors to open and when they did, the feeling was indescribable. The airhostess swung the doors open with a smile and a strong scent of manure hit me like a wrecking ball! *sorry*. I held my nausea together and smiled back at her. I entered the dull grey airport (this was the old airport), tripped at the entrance and landed flat on my face. I got up, dizzier than ever, ran to the bathroom, which smelled strongly of cheap orange air freshener, and threw up. So, that’s how my journey began.
Every year, our city welcomes youth from all over the country with open arms. But, living away from family for the first time can be an experience which definitely brings about some massive changes in one’s personality and remains a lesser talked about aspect. We spoke with students who have migrated to Pune about the changes in them and their lifestyle.
Once upon a time, Pune was considered the retirement home for many officers, and with good reason. The quaint little city of Pune grows on you like ivy to the walls, to a point that it’s difficult to imagine living elsewhere. Even with the hustle and bustle of a busy, modern work-life, you won’t find a more relaxed and therapeutic city.
Hello and welcome to this land of beauty, tradition, modernity and a fair bit of confused identity that we like to call Pune. The woman brigade of this city has always been rather (in)famous for their killer attitudes, what we in Pune like to call ‘Maaz’. The legends say that the women of this city exhibit certain traits that make us ‘royalty’ and separate us from the rest of the ‘commoners’. So, let’s find out, shall we?
Even though I have converted to the awesome religion of ‘Punerkarism’ pretty fast, it required some hacks here and there, a little ‘Bumbaiya’ attitude alteration and some serious searching on the World Wide Web. For all the Mumbaikars, Bangaloreans, Chennaites – the whoever from wherever moving to Pune, here are some dos and don’ts and some general things about this city that you ABSOLUTELY MUST KNOW and DO!
“Pune is a small place!” I’m sure you’ve heard this before and you might have said so yourself at some point. In reality though, it’s really not. Pune is filled with all sorts of characters from all over the country. Yet, somehow, the charming city rubs off on all of us in some way or the other, and we soon fall into one of the following types of Punekars! Which one can you relate to?
Amazing facts about Pune, India.
Get into your travel togs and get ready for some adventure! With the weather playing host, here are four must-do monsoon treks around the city. It is the stuff trekkers would love; rain-drenched vistas, swirling mist and spectacular views. So, take a hike people! Rajmachi Fort Distance: About 75 km The trek to Rajmachi is […]