Thak…thak…thak… the beating sound has been lodged in their ears and blood for 400 years now. With a dedication closer to meditation, they go on with their work, meticulously following a pattern imprinted on their minds. Hours later, a beautiful artwork emerges from a mere piece of copper metal; ever so delicate yet invincible in […]
It’s been almost three years since I’ve returned from Prague, and the similarities still strike me every single day. Visually, there’s not too much you can identify with; I mean a Punekar in Prague. Does it have better infrastructure and civil amenities? Of course it does, but then again, almost every European city does. No, […]
Knowledge is Power
PUNE – not just a name or a place, but a feeling, an emotion. Divided by religious, political and lifestyle beliefs, however, united through one booming musical note – The ghumar of a dhol!
Founded in 2015, Authenticook is a young company celebrating regional diversity by providing an authentic dining experience in the homes of incredibly talented home chefs. We had a chat with co-founders Ameya Deshpande, Aneesh Dhairyawan and Priyanka Deshpande about the concept, their experiences, our culinary heritage and, of course, food.
One week in Morocco and I had already started to miss my friends back home. Wait, did I say back home? Is Pune home now?
A Punekar or not, every person who is a part of this city right now knows about the legendary Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati. The indomitable jewel of our city, this beloved Ganpati and his Mandir gets a heavy amount of visitors. Adorned with gold and diamonds, this deity is a relief for sore eyes.
Dear Diary, college life is NOT all fun and games. The customs are strange here and so is the concept of punctuality. Elders must be respected, but don’t expect any ounce of respect back from them. My future is pretty much dependent on how strong my memory is and that’s a bit freaky.
I do not count myself as a regular to Pune’s extraordinary Peths. That works to your advantage if you want to avoid traffic of the worst kind and are not a fan of jostling for space on the narrowest of roads. Not knowing the Peths well can be a drawback too, if you’ve planned to cover four of them in a go and realise on getting there that one of them is humongous and has been grossly underestimated! Well, that’s Sadashiv Peth for you. If this were a movie, I’d call it ‘The Return of the Huge Peth’ after wandering through relatively smaller Peths.
Bhokrichya Paalichi bhaji, Huruloo, Udachya bhuja, Khurasani and Karwandachi chutney… if your interest is piqued then head over to Bhimthadi Jatra to sample these indigeniuos food from the adivasis across Mahararastra. In their 11th year this year, the theme is of introducing the tribal community of Maharashtra which is over 73 lakhs according to the census in 1991.