Tag Archives: Pune

Rain.

What timing! It is raining cats and dogs during the second month of our delayed monsoon and this book by a debut writer comes along. Could not have timed it better. This is a story about how rain, a boon … Continue reading

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Chalk n Duster.

It has been almost four weeks since I had an outing with my friend Ramesh and he simply got fed up. Using the excuse of another visiting friend’s presence just now in Pune, he twisted my arms to go out … Continue reading

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Bajirao Mastani.

Three factors got me out of my comfort zone to watch this film earlier today. The first one was Looney’s post in his blog about his experience with the film in Fremont, where he claims that the Indians have taken … Continue reading

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The Climate In My Hometown.

l live in Pune, a city located to the East of Mumbai the more famous city, in the state of Maharashtra, which is located on the Western part of India. It is situated 560 metres (1,837 feet) above median sea … Continue reading

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Internationally Famous Landmarks In My Hometown.

The most famous landmarks are the first two. The following three are less famous but worth a visit or two. Sinhagad Fort. Shaniwarwada. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. This topic was suggested again yours truly, for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium … Continue reading

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Nostalgia.

Thanks to the great efforts taken by a friend who was my colleague in a company in which I was employed 25 years ago, I attended a reunion yesterday of some more colleagues from the late sixties and seventies of … Continue reading

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Legends Of My Hometown

I shall introduce some remarkable people living and late from my home town Pune here.  There are many more, but these are people who have left deep impressions on me for having achieved much during their lifetime.  And rather than … Continue reading

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Change!

A town that once went to bed early is now up well past midnight, with pubs, cafes & eateries staying open, hosting residents of a city that has changed from a pensioners’ paradise to a young metropolis. That is how … Continue reading

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Synchronicity At It Again.

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. ~ Booker T. Washington In the following story, you see both pulling up and pushing down take place. It never fails to amaze … Continue reading

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Aaha Kaadal! ( Thamizh for “Wow! Love!”)

My friends Shiva and Jagan have taken a couple of other films as well and this is one that appeals to me for its sheer elegance, beauty of the melody, the lyrics in my mother tongue, my city in all … Continue reading

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