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Just a few hundred metres away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD Belapur railway station in Navi Mumbai is the Belapur Creek. The quaint creek is my usual hangout. It has an odd charm, offering an escape from stressful monotony. This creek is also home to the local fisherfolk and is always bustling...
Ever so often, university students in Pune pick up their guitars and flock to the nearest pub or café to participate in open mics or paid gigs. This subculture has been part of Pune for several years now, and emerged naturally since Pune has a comfortable mix of two factors—confident students willing to display their...
The mere thought of a public toilet may make you hold your nose. While some are in usable condition, most go uncleaned for days. With ever-increasing population density, and the high likelihood of them being unhygienic to use, many people refrain from visiting them. Two budding entrepreneurs, however, have attempted to change the negativity surrounding...
Screening films in theatres all across the city, the 17th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) was held from January 10 to 17. The festival celebrated Mahatama Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary this year by theming itself around it, and screening some films on his life. PIFF is organised by the Film Foundation of Pune in collaboration...
Food trucks are no recent addition to Pune, but a group of them coming together to form an outdoor food court was unheard of until the idea made its debut in Viman Nagar a year or two ago. An array of tables, a resolute line of trucks, and the twinkle of fairy lights at dusk,...