Thursday, Dec 18, 2014



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

His Father’s Son
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Pt. Suhas Vyas remembers his father Late Pt. C.R. Vyas on the 90th birth anniversary of the Hindustani classical vocalist

Bard and the chamber of secrets
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

A musical concert in the city brings together music, poetry and theatre, revolving around the works of William Shakespeare

Courting a legend
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

The play Umrao, directed by Hidayat Sami, presents the tale of the famous 19th century courtesan and poet Umrao Jaan, with a contemporary twist

Ragging — still an ugly truth of city colleges, rampant but not reported
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Between April 17, 2012 and October 29, 2014, the National Anti-Ragging Helpline received 30 calls from Pune students

Knot in focus
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

The play Marriage-ology looks at matrimony from eight different points of view

Indians addicted to smartphones, says survey
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

People based out of Pune have the highest tendency of buying gadgets like smartphones and laptops.

Puneites top users of gaming, music, movie apps on the go: Survey
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

As many as 95 per cent Indian respondents feel that their smartphone is very or of critical importance to their daily lives.

Celebs who couldn’t vote in LS polls relieved to find names on voter list
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Police Commissioner Satish Mathur too could not vote last time as his name was also missing from the list.

Little Big Steps
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Under the Every Child Counts campaign spearheaded by Door Step School, nearly 40 children of Chakrapani Vasti, a slum in Bhosari, have got admissions in a PMC-run school under RTE Act

Reading session to give Gaza conflict another look
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

The 10-minute play, Seven Jewish Children, has seven scenes that span 70 years of Jewish history.

String theory
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Shakir Khan, son of sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, on his music albums and his closeness to classical music

Sons of the soil
Fri, Sep 05, 2014

The play A Peasant of El Salvador, which depicts the atrocities of civil war as seen through the eyes of a farmer, will be staged for the first time in the city

City book-enthusiasts to lose another bookstore – Chapter &Verse
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

However, after her husband passed away, Gordhandas increased the stock of books.

Film student captures a slice of ‘queer’ life
Tue, Sep 02, 2014

All the photographs are clicked at FTII with its students as models.

Brothers in arms
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Hindi play Aa.Ba.Ja., an adaptation of Munshi Premchand’s masterpiece Bade Bhaisahab, is a commentary on India’s education system

The Homecoming
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Actor, writer and director Vinay Sharma revisits his past through his debut Hindi play A/126 Vrindavan Garden

After awards for short film, techies want to turn filmmakers
Sat, Aug 23, 2014

The film won the Best Child Actor Award at Kolkata International Short Film Festival 2014 and a special Jury Award mention.

Role Reversal
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Hussain Dalal, dialogue writer of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and 2 States, will now be seen acting in two plays

‘God has given me a 70-yr bonus, why should I fear death…?’
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Stating that he did not fear death, Iyengar deciphered the nuances of Yoga and revealed how as a young man he had defied medical science with Yoga.

‘His body appeared to be made of rubber, he could mould it as he liked…’
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Dada J P Vaswani, spiritual leader and head of Vaswani Mission, shares memories of friend and Yoga guru B K S Iyengar.

Tracing the ‘lesser-known’ marks of freedom in city
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

On 68th Independence Day, NEWSLINE revisits four spots in the city associated with freedom fighters.

City-based musician takes Dhrupad back in time
Sat, Aug 09, 2014

Another demonstration is to be held in January at a vedic conference in Bhubaneswar.

Park planned to commemorate those killed
Wed, Aug 06, 2014

The park will be inaugurated on August 16.

DDOs in social welfare dept violated rules: CAG report
Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Giving details of the progress, he said 1,60,000 houses have been completed and 50,000 are under construction.

Short film on 81-year-old woman porter wins award in Kerala
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

‘Babai’ brings out trials and tribulations in the life of a woman in Pune who fights to survive every day.

250 artistes to stage 20 plays to pay tribute to Dabholkar
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The idea was conceived about six months ago when city-based theatre artiste Atul Pethe met Dabholkar's son Hamid.

Book sheds light on city’s role in freedom struggle
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

MCCIA wing Janwani coming up with book containing information about 28 ‘freedom’ sites and 15 freedom fighters.

Rays of Light
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

Pune filmmaker, Anupam Barve’s short film Afternoon to be showcased at International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala

Spaces Within
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

Filmmaker Anupam Barve’s Afternoon to be shown at International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.

3.5 crores spent on repair of Shivneri Fort, but visit reveals a crumbling, dirty structure
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Thick layers of moss and plastic waste dominate water tanks; rampant graffiti by visitors; structure broken on many stretches; ASI toilet located right at top of the fort, other too unclean to be used by visitors;

Shaniwarwada Palace fort: an iconic monument badly in need of a bathroom
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Lack of manpower, broken walls, railings and, in the absence of a toilet, many areas inside used for urinating and defecating.