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New Girl in Pune – The Series

I remember sitting in the warden’s office on my first day, eyeing the simple girl from Sultanpur in her yellow kurta who hadn’t said a word till now. She was going to be my roommate? I was sure we didn’t have a thing in common. I mean, I have never watched an episode of Swat Kats in my life! At the time, I didn’t realise that being strangers in the city would become the greatest common point. It became one of the strangest friendships people have seen and one of my most cherished. I had begun to form a new perspective on Pune and the Punekars.

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#PunekarReminisces: What We Miss About a Bygone Pune

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.

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How Pune Changes a Non-Punekar

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.

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9 Iconic Things in Pune that Put the City on the Map

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Your Guide to Festive Shopping in Pune

It’s that time of the year again when everybody is all set to get their desi on. It’s time for Sarees and Suits, Kurta Pajama’s and Mojhri’s and to watch the city light up like never before. But festive romanticism aside, it is also that time of year when mummy goes into cleaning mode like Diwali would get canceled if a speck of dust was found. It is also the time to think of what to gift family and friends and pick decorations and outfits. Festivities can be stressful, which is why we thought we’d help you out!

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A Tribute to the Punekar who Saved India’s Cinematic Heritage!

The city of Pune holds a special place in the history of India. It has produced some of the greatest icons who have shaped our lives and changed the narrative for the good. From the freedom fighter, Bal Gangadhar Tilak to great musician Bhimshen Joshi, these Punekers have been able to inject a fresh perspective […]

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The Pune That Was…

Once the core of the freedom movement, then the pensioner’s paradise, and now the Oxford of the East. A petite city with many-a faces, that not only grows on to you but grows with you. You may have heard your elders reminisce about their good old days in Pune, where the streets were empty and the trees were abundant. Now you repeat what you’ve heard them say like you actually lived in that day. Sadly you were somewhere between ages 5 – 10, so you may not actually relate to their fond memories, but this will definitely take you back, 20 years precisely.

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Life in 411004 – Remembering the Wagles

These were houses that were built for ‘personal consumption’ and had all the moods and trappings of ‘personal taste’. No fancy Carrera marble, no lavish driveways, no French gardens and other displays of grandiose shrieking for attention.

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Remembering a Punekar – The Series

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.

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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.