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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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An Open Letter to Fellow Punekars

Fellow Punekars, This is an open letter to you. So, let me begin by saying, do take offense, please. Dear Punekar, I know you love your city, but you sure as hell have a funny way of showing it; especially when you leave your trash splattered all over the footpath outside. I can see you […]

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Which is The Best Mall in Pune? Countdown…

Nothing like spending the evening or the entire day at a mall; good food, good shopping, movies and most of all free air conditioning. Malls have become the hallmark of a developed city and aamchi Pune has its fair share of them. It was only a matter of time before we ranked our top five. You may or may not agree, but nothing like some good ol’ retail therapy.

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The Rise of Poetry Communities in Pune

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 […]

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7 On-Point Traits of Puneri Women

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?

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You Know You're in Pune When…

Ok, so, we’re Punekars, right? Opinionated and all that. Our supreme talents of dishing out assumptions, theories, judgments etc. are unmatched. We probably get all that energy from those afternoon naps we so religiously take. With an attitude like that (famous for it and loving it goooo Pune!), isn’t it obvious that, by now, aamchi Pune has its own special trademarks? You simply cannot miss these, you know? So, here goes… Boss, you’re in Pune when…

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10 Awesome Tips For a Newbie in Pune!

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!

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10 Must-Eat Pav Bhajis in Pune!

A generous dollop of butter, a dash of mixed vegetable mash and a sprinkle of masala. And voila! Performance complete. Sets my mouth watering no matter what time of the day or how full my stomach is! We recommend ten Pav Bhaji places in Pune you must not miss!

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#PuneHistory: The Stories Behind Pune's Streets (Part II)

The history behind Pune’s roads.

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#PuneHistory: The Stories Behind Pune's Streets (Part I)

The stories of people Pune’s streets are named after.