Dabholkar’s ideology inspires Marathi play on anti-superstition
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

The play revolves around the well-educated Vakharkar family which boasts a bright young generation, including a writer, a director, a photographer and a politician.

Few women opt for sound recording course at FTII
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Only 9 in 20 years; lopsided gender ratio for editing course too.

I&B ministry team visits FTII; hopes for a solution are afloat after talks
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

The three-member delegation holds talks with faculty, staff and students, to submit report on Monday.

Traces of Mastani in Pune fort still tell her tale
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Bajirao Mastani, second wife of Bajirao I, is subject of the biopic being made by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

A playback: Two months of FTII strike and no end in sight
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Pune Newsline brings out the highlights of the ongoing strike.

Love of the wild- PMC officials ‘adopt’ Katraj Zoo animals
Sun, May 24, 2015

“The idea is to set an example for the common public and encourage people to come forward and be a part of the scheme,” said Ashwini Yadav, educational officer of the PMC.

100 sex workers to be trained to record problems
Thu, May 21, 2015

Community-based organisation Saheli holds programme to help them note down details of health, harassment issues they encounter

Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha reopens after ‘renovation’ break of four months
Sat, May 16, 2015

The PMC-run auditorium is a favourite of lovers of music, theatre, dance

Diamond jubilee: Sant Dnyaneshwar, the film, turns 75
Thu, May 14, 2015

Was first Indian film to be released commercially in US as Dnyandev, Light of Asia. Produced by Prabhat Film Company, the film went on to create a record of sorts when it ran for 36 weeks in cinema halls in Pune and Mumbai, doing a business of Rs 4.67 crore, a huge figure those days

A paraplegic to walk for the earthquake-affected
Fri, May 01, 2015

Akash Kumbhar has been paralysed waist down since the last nine years, but he wanted to reach out to the earthquake victims.

Filmmakers find ‘app’erfect publicity tool
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

One is able to specifically target audiences using WhatsApp based on user profile and preference which makes it easier to market films.

On K L Saigal’s 111th birth anniversary, Pune gets an auditorium
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Sridhar Ranade, a singer who has built the auditorium, aims to promote young artistes and carry on the legacy of his idol.

Parents junk ‘atavistic’ experiment, bring co-ed back to school
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Segregation of girls and boys by making them sit in separate classes had begun in Jan, school to revert to co-ed from June

8 alumni among winners, FTII retains its National Award niche
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The National Award, says Narain, has become a “beautiful yearly national ritual”.

Moving On
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

One went to him for Best Director and the other to Mahavir Sabbanwal for Best Sound.

Oral literature yet to find place at tribal research institute
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Artiste, scholar rue lack of documentation of tribal art forms; TRTI says will look into matter.

Not just metros but small towns too go the eco-friendly way this Holi
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

In the past 11 years, the demand for safe Holi colours has gone up manifold.

Documentary tracks Mali’s sole woman train driver
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

A 28-minute film, La Fille Du Rail (The Railway Girl), by french student opens Students’ Film Festival at FTII.

Dabholkar, Pansare attacks: Voices of protest echo in Delhi
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

After staging Socrates to Dabholkar via Tukaram on 1st death anniversary of Dabholkar, activists of Maharashtra take play to Capital.

Valentine’s Day not confined to couples: Survey
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Survey conducted by covered 4,700 individuals across 11 cities.

Pune heritage sites part of campaign to ‘shed light’ on Tibetan flag
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Aims at highlighting ‘the Free Tibet’ by making flag recognisable as 'a symbol of freedom & resistance’.

At KP, no visible scars but it’s not business as usual
Sun, Feb 08, 2015

Shopkeepers of North Main Road near German Bakery register steep fall in sales, attribute it to fewer visitors.

She shifts heavy loads, her story moves audience
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

People raise funds through screening of Babai, a documentary film on the octogenarian porter.

From France with love, CREAtivity with strings attached
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

‘Life-sized’ puppetry, poetry, music and action gel into one in Pacotille, a play by France-based CREA

Hunting as a pack, 4 tigers overturn jungle laws
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Documentary Girl Gang of Telia will be aired on Discovery Channel at 9 pm today.

NetaG, an app way to solve civic problems of city
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

The mobile app allows people to report problems to political leaders, assures senders of anonymity.

Cleanliness drive reaches Sinhagad Fort, with drones and music
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

As part of Swachh Pune - Swachh Bharat campaign, 40-odd people cleans part of the city every Sunday.

Missing from PIFF platter, promised Kebab & Horoscope
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Falling Star instead of Stations of The Cross; English subtitles missing from Turkish, Croatian films

Gwalior Gharana singer Pt Mohanrao Karve dies at 90
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

In 1934, Karve conquered hearts as a child artiste in film Bhakta Prahlad.

Veteran Gwalior Gharana singer Pandit Mohanrao Karve passes away
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

A renowned name in the field of Hindustani classical music, Pune-based legendary Gwalior Gharana vocalist Pandit Mohanrao Karve passed away in Pune on Thursday (January 8).

“I’ve never carried a wig from one set to another,” says award-winning actor Rohini Hattangadi
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

Rohini Hattangadi talks about playing Kasturba in Gandhi, and how the mother roles she has essayed are different from one another

The Many Shades of Violence
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

Abhijit Mazumdar’s Yeti is the only Indian film to be showcased at the 32nd Torino Film Festival

Deven Verma: Foodie, racing enthusiast and movie buff who detested ‘cheap comedy’
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

Born on October 23, 1937, in Mumbai, Verma’s family moved to Pune while he was in his pre-teens.

Veteran comedian Deven Verma dies at 77 in Pune
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Veteran Bollywood comedian Deven Verma passed away in Pune on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest.

‘Either you let me continue Kathak or I will join the Army’
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

In the city for a Kathak workshop, Mamta Maharaj, daughter of Pandit Birju Maharaj, talks about her father as her guru and how dance is her life

450-yr-old festival in Chinchwad gets a green touch
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

A group of ornithologists has decided to use the platform to create awareness about the environment