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Palkhi procession: Virtual dindi walks for a noble cause this year — Save Water Campaign in Pune
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Facebook Dindi, started in 2011 by Swapnil More, the 11th descendent of Sant Tukaram, gives live update of the palkhis.

An app-solute answer to civic issues: LocalTalks to connect you with MLAs
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The issue would be directly addressed to the local MLAs based on the location of the issue shared by the users, following which the status of the issue becomes ‘open’ (by default).

In NGO-circuses battle, animals face the brunt
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Jamuna Circus’s loss was also bigger because within the first week after confiscation, eight animals — seven puppies and one adult dog — passed away in the NGO’s custody.

Rambo Circus animal shows to resume soon
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

The loss was not only an emotional but also hurt the Circus’s earnings, which dipped by at least 70 per cent, leaving the owner struggling to pay its dues.

Pune’s Rambo Circus gets interim custody of confiscated animals
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Though AWBI had sought the permission to return the animals in one week’s time, the court ordered it to do so latest by Wednesday, June 22, before 1 pm.

Baromas — movie set in Vidarbha captures plight of farmers, youth
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Directed by Dhiraj Meshram, a graduate from the Film and Television of India (FTII) and currently an Associate Professor of Film Production at the institute, portrays the plight of farmers and youth residing in rural India.

Bombay HC orders animal welfare board to issue fresh showcause notice to Rambo Circus
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

On May 27, the Sangvi Police had confiscated 22 animals of Rambo Circus following allegations of cruelty and unlawful performance acts made by several NGOs to AWBI.

Germany-based adopted woman’s search for her mother ends in Pune
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Shireen Alpa Potthast, a social worker in Germany, tracks down her biological mother in a village

Animal rights and wrongs: Confiscation of animals from city circus raises question of ‘rights’
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

22 animals were seized from Rambo Circus, which has questioned the raid and filed a complaint

Former Maharashtra wrestling champion to make a debut on big screen in lead role
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Directed by Nitin Rokade, Taleem is set in the period 1960-1980, which was the golden era of Indian style wrestling played on mud.

Pune: A campaign that stresses need of public toilets for women
Tue, May 31, 2016

The survey covering areas from Nal Stop to Natawadi and including places like Patil Estate, Shivajinagar, Ghole Road, Kamla Nehru Park, Khilarewadi, FC Road, JM Road, Deccan and others, revealed some startling facts.

Maharashtra HSC results: Visually-challenged students in Pune make their mark
Thu, May 26, 2016

As many as 15 students who had come to Niwant appeared for the HSC exam and have passed.

He wrote his papers with his feet, and scored 73%
Thu, May 26, 2016

Though he is allowed to take a writer for his exams according to the rules, Sahil has been able to manage without one so far.

Marathi director dipped into his life as chemist to make National Award-winning film
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

According to Deshmukh, the film is based on a real life incident that he experienced as a chemist in 2003.

Leopard attacks up in April-May in Junnar area: Forest officials
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

‘Sugarcane cutting months witness many deaths due to man-animal conflicts’

Muslims cut Bakri Eid expenses, donate money for farmers
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Just a few days before Bakri Eid in September, the members of a group named Nav Vichar Andolan decided to float the idea of doing something unique for the society.

Breaking 400-year-old tradition, women enter Shani Shingnapur inner sanctum
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

The Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust has allowed women to enter the temple following a Bombay High Court order.

Qualifications no bar: MD, MBA, MCA, LLB among women prisoners at Yerawada jail
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Of the 282 women prisoners at Yerawada, there are 13 graduates, nine post-graduates with professional qualifications; 122 worked before jail term.

Foot entangled in a kite string, teen becomes immobile for months
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

According to Prajakta, when people heard her son’s cries, they rushed to help him and sought parents’ mobile number. They also tied a scarf to his injury, which stopped the bleeding to some extent.

Pune: French photographer documents decade-long research in Ayyanar cult
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Recently, a 35-minute documentary film made by her, titled ‘From Earth to Earth’, was screened at the Creative Club, Bhosale Nagar.

Pune artiste’s play gets selected for Egypt theatre festival
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

The play, written and directed by Deshmukh, is performed by Krutika Deo and is produced by AAIBA Formless, a design studio based in Mumbai.

Pune trekker enters Limca Book of Records
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

81-yr-old Gopal Lele earns accolades for being oldest trekker to reach Rupin Pass.

Now, an app that tracks call drops
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

Pune-based HR professional Amol Dhar feels that the idea of the mobile app that tracks call drops is the need of the hour.

8-minute film Kosh tries to break century-old myths linked to menstruation
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

After bagging awards at the Flicks Film Festival, the team is now planning to send the film for London Film Festival as well.

‘House arrest’: Residents of Lane 7, Prabhat Road struggle to step out
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

Housing bungalows & societies, road dug up for concretisation; physically challenged & the elderly feel ‘we have been imprisoned’.

Pune: LED lights to save bulls, farmers from accidents
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

DFPCL, along with their creative agency Xebec Communication, launched the initiative last month as a pilot project in Daund taluka near Pune.

Picture this: A docu-fiction to chronicle life and works of Bhalchandra Nemade
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

While the film was shot in August and September, currently the project is in a post-production stage.

Pune: At 103, she religiously runs her ‘puja stall’ she set up 70 years ago
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Indukrishna Nalavade, a permanent fixture right outside the Kasba Ganpati Temple in Kasba Peth, follows a strict routine.

Now, audio guides to disseminate info about artifacts at Tribal Museum
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

On entering the museum, one encounters various artifacts that represent the facets of tribals in the state.

Traditional artworks by Rabha women on road to revival
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Rabhas traditionally depend on agriculture and non-timber forest produce. Women of the community, although skilled in traditional weaving, are shy in nature and were thus unable to bring their works to the art aficionados so far.

India is in a critical situation in terms of film archiving, says US expert
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Senior curator Paolo Cherchi Usai speaks about the need, challenges and technicalities of film preservation and restoration, where India stands, the damage done so far and how film preservation can emerge as a career option in future.

Acharya Atre fan finds place in India Book of Records
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Till date, Bokil has organised 42 exhibitions which celebrate the works of Atre, a renowned Marathi poet, writer, educationist, politician, filmmaker and noted orator.

A tale of 20 historical towns: Pune students document lesser-known facts for exhibition
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

The 20 places that have been covered by the students include Menawali, Sadar Bazar, Bidar, Talegaon, Dhamdhere, Phaltan, Bhor, Junnar, Ahmednagar, Pandharpur, Goa and Saswad.

Zoo Story on your fingertips: App that gives you information on Katraj mammals
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Titled Zoo Story, the mobile app aims to provide information to kids, students, researchers, wildlife enthusiasts and tourists in an easy manner.

Pune’s elderly fight loneliness, depression, suicidal tendencies
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

After dumping parents at old age homes, many just vanish to avoid paying.

Blow by blow account- Filthy rooms, stinking toilets at Parbhani: Maharashtra Boxing Association backs women boxers into a corner
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Boxing champions endure a nightmare, reveal how they were subjected to stay in such conditions at the hostel until many opted for lodges, hotels at their own expense.