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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Alifiya Khan


In Pune, online reunions to game sessions, lockdown inspires “we” time
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

From reunions to housie sessions, people are making the most of their unplanned time off.

Pune: Slew of instructions issued for schools, colleges amid coronavirus pandemic
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Educationists were instructed that students and researchers who have travelled abroad but are asymptomatic should be told to isolate themselves at their residence for 15 days.

Pune: SPPU asks staff to use facial recognition for attendance
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

The move came as most offices asked their staff not to use fingerprints to record attendance, owing to the coronavirus scare. The SPPU administration also cancelled an event, scheduled to take place from March 13-15, in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus update March 11: 60 cases in India, Karnataka launches ‘Namaste over Handshake’ campaign
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Coronavirus update March 11: According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of positive cases in India are 60. Across the globe, over 4,000 deaths due to the virus have been reported.

Schools in Pune announce shutdown amid COVID scare
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Following the scare, at least two schools in the Dhayari Phata area have announced a shutdown till March 14, saying they would review their decision to open later.

Pune: Model College cancels Tushar Gandhi’s lecture after threat from Hindu outfit
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Gandhi said, "Modern College Pune was forced to cancel a program scheduled for tomorrow celebrating the 150th anniversary of Bapu because they invited me, Patitpavan Sanstha threatened to disrupt the program if I was present. The Goli Maro Gang in Action."

Knitting Their Way to Success
Tue, Feb 05, 2019

A community initiative, Happy Threads, brings hope for a better future to hundreds of women by using needle and yarn as agents of change

In the lap of nature, a workshop and exhibition by nine international watercolourists
Sun, Feb 03, 2019

A full Imperial original watercolour painting will be on display. Prints on sale at the day-long watercolour exhibition, which follows a three-day workshop where nine international artists will interact with over 50 participants to create watercolours that will be sold. Proceeds will go to the Ashok Kumar Foundation set up by his daughter Bharati Jaffery.

Looking at the Other Side
Sat, Feb 02, 2019

Khoj is an international artists organisation that plays a central role in the development of experimental, interdisciplinary and critical contemporary art practice in India and South Asia.

At this mandai, there is something for everybody: From beautiful & affordable art to fruits and vegetables
Fri, Jan 25, 2019

Under the unique concept, currently in its fourth year, the Art Mandai will be set up by artistes at the Mahatma Phule Mandai in Shukrawar Peth, where artistes and vegetable vendors will set up wares alongside each other.

Saturdays are fun: From first Saturday of 2019, PMC schools observe ‘no bag’ day
Mon, Jan 07, 2019

The move follows an instruction from Shivaji Daundkar, chief education officer, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), to all municipal-run schools.

Pune university to unfold new courses, research opportunities in 2019
Mon, Dec 31, 2018

SPPU has already signed an MoU with the Melbourne University for a ‘blended’ BSc in the Environmental Science course this year. The next year is likely to see three new ‘blended’ courses in Physics, Chemistry and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences that start at the undergraduate level, said Karmalkar.

2018 looking back: The year that was
Sun, Dec 30, 2018

It was a rather pleasant year for the connoisseurs of culture. Here are the highlights of 2018

Pune resident’s student film about graffiti artists wins top honour at DGA awards
Fri, Dec 21, 2018

Difficult People (Kashmakash), by 29-year-old Sohil Vaidya, focuses on graffiti artists in Mumbai and examines the dilemma faced by urban youth today.

Pune: Science no longer most wanted stream in FYJC, commerce takes top spot
Wed, Nov 14, 2018

The numbers reveal that for students, the promise of new careers in business and industry may be more appealing than those in traditional research, medicine and engineering.

Wings to Fly
Mon, Dec 03, 2018

A tribute to her artist grandfather, Michelle Poonawalla’s exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, blends the strength of the old masters with the digital advances of the 21st century

FYJC admissions: Over 30,000 seats remain vacant this yr, 33 divisions have no student
Tue, Nov 06, 2018

This year, the number of divisions had gone up considerably with many new self-financed colleges being given approvals. As compared to 2017 when 92,530 seats were available for admissions, the number rose to above 97,000 seats this year.

The need to fight patriarchy can unite men and women: Radhika Apte
Sun, Oct 28, 2018

Radhika Apte has had a busy year. Here, she talks about trolls and harassment, on becoming an actor and doing world cinema.

Pune: Senate members want SPPU to get active on social media
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

While the Senate members want the university to be more approachable for students, they want more discipline and have even suggested starting bio-metric attendance for students.

Pune: 192 students petition Symbiosis to reinstate SCMC director
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

On October 21, SIU took the decision to send Siddhartha on leave pending inquiry following a recommendation received from an internal complaint committee (ICC), which was set up to look into the complaints made by students.