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Diwali

Mud forts: A significant part of Diwali

In Maharashtra, Diwali is celebrated with an array of different customs and traditions. Very few know why we make kille at this time of the year though. The Punekar tells you the answer…

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Maharashtra Divas

Being a Marathi and a Punekar, 1st May is one of most important days. It was when my state got recognition as Maharashtra (meaning Great State) and this gives me my identity as a Maharashtrian (I prefer being Maharashtriya, just like I prefer being Puneri instead of Puneite). Sadly though, history textbooks never taught me […]

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Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

The Punekar salutes the great Chhatrapati on the occasion of his birthday.