January 23, 2022 8:12 am
Ardeshir’s flavoured soda, now christened Ardy’s, still packs nostalgia along with quality ‘old fashioned goodness’ in its glass bottles.
January 16, 2022 7:37 am
Mujumdar Wada, the oldest building in Pune after Shaniwar Wada, was built by Ayaba Mujumdar’s grandson Naro Neelkanth in 1714. The wada had seven chowks of which three remain today.
January 01, 2022 1:00 pm
Located in Shaniwar Peth, in a grand colonial-era building, was the Navin Marathi Shala that had been founded by a group of stalwarts of the Independence struggle
December 26, 2021 12:37 pm
The land on which the City Church was built in 1792 was gifted by the then Peshwa Sawai Madhavrao II in appreciation of the services of the Portuguese soldiers enlisted in his army.
December 19, 2021 8:11 am
The first informal set of rules of badminton — initially called 'Poona' – were formed in India by the British colonists in 1867. Later, as the British officers took the game back home, it acquired the name of Badminton after the country estate of Duke of Beaufort.
December 12, 2021 7:49 am
“If you go to any museum in the world and they have Cavansite, it has to be from Pune. It is a greatly prized mineral because it is so rare,” says Muhammad Fasihuddin Makki, a city-based mineral collector.
December 04, 2021 12:33 pm
Today, the Jews are less in number, but their synagogues narrate tales of Poona’s Judaic past, the families that remain hold on to their unique traditions, and many even travel back here in search of their roots.
November 28, 2021 8:13 am
🔴Once a 'pampered clerk' in British employment, Phadke got disenchanted with colonial power and dedicated his life to overthrow it. He was also the first non-royal to lead a revolt against the English, paving the way for more such leaders.
November 21, 2021 8:05 am
A sprawling hill in western Pune, Vetal Tekdi with its dense forest, grassland plateau and unique ecosystem “was a volcano 65 million years ago”. Today, it is a haven of sorts for trekkers, picnickers and those who seek some quiet time.
November 14, 2021 10:30 am
In the early 19th century, those travelling between Pune and Mumbai had to journey through the plains using palanquins, carts or horses, then traverse the sea in boats and finally undertake a multi-mile trek along the treacherous Bhor Ghat.