A cultural symbol, an architectural prowess, and Pune’s metaphorical signature, the Shaniwar Wada has proven to be infallible through tumultuous times.
In the heart of Pune, the seven Peths provide nutrition the same way arteries and veins do. Pumping economic, cultural, and historical significance, these Peths have seen and stood by our city throughout ages. Hidden in the by-lanes of Ravivar Peth sits Bohri Ali!
Pune peeps, it’s time you started planning your chilly winter getaways, finally! And for that, we have a list (obviously). So take a seat and check it out!
Pune, the first and the last frontier of Maratha freedom, the birthplace of the Maratha fight, still stands proudly today. All across the now-metropolitan city are reminders of the proud and brave men who came before us and paved way for freedom.
What makes our Pune so in-tune with Maharashtrian culture? What do we have going on for us which other cities are silently (and so subtly) jealous of? Let’s take a look!
If I have to think of Pune as a human being, the city would most definitely be a writer. That, or an old colonel (but a writer is more fun and relatable). For the sake of this article, let’s give our city the “she” pronoun because a city is anyway referred as female in our local language.
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It feels like people have been moving to Pune in droves lately. Truth be told, communities have been calling our city home since pre-Independence. The Parsis, Goans, Sindhis and Iranis have settled here since the middle of the 20th Century. Let’s analyse a few reasons why immigrants come here and fall in love with Pune.
As they do every year, Warkaris have begun their strenuous journey from Alandi to Pandharpur. Here are a few pictures by Atul Satpute, exclusively for The Punekar.
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.