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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Dipanita Nath


Pune Inc: Homegrown fitness app to use $11.5 million funding to go global, generate jobs
Wed, May 25, 2022

Fittr plans to become a one-stop fitness platform as India's fitness app market witnesses high growth in the post-Covid world.

Pune Inc: Starting out as teenager in Koregaon Park, entrepreneur builds marketplace reselling sneakers
Wed, May 18, 2022

Mainstreet Marketplace founded by Vedant Lamba does not retail but resells sneakers — linking its business model to a subculture that is prominent in the West.

Pune Inc: Startup comes up with new idea, gives India its first time café
Tue, May 10, 2022

Mauji Cafe doesn’t look like a regular eatery — there are about 120 seats spread across 5,500 sq ft area, which is a lot of breathing space between furniture and the people who occupy the tables here are working, relaxing or reading rather than just eating or drinking.

Know Your City: How a middle class man with an uncanny vision built Pune’s Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Sat, May 07, 2022

With more than 20,000 artefacts of regular use, this Pune museum stands testimony to Dinkar Gangadhar Kelkar’s passion for recording history

Iranian artist brings secret messages of freedom and quotidian truths to Pune
Fri, May 06, 2022

Titled Raaz, the exhibition at Koregaon Park comprises works that Khosrow Hassanzadeh created before the pandemic as he wrote while singing out loud the poems he was composing, and danced around in a kind of Sufi movement so that what emerged are texts that nobody can read, with an image hinting at the theme.

An exhibition in the memory of cartoonist Anirban Bora
Wed, May 04, 2022

Bengaluru’s prestigious Indian Institute of Cartoonists to exhibit caricatures and cartoons of Anirban Bora, who passed away from COVID last year

How a zero-waste lifestyle startup from Pune is becoming one of India’s most successful enterprises
Tue, May 03, 2022

The mission of Adrish is to promote a waste-free way of living and serve nature at the level of consumers. Adrish retails food and groceries, home decor items, cleaning products, beauty products and toys of the kind the previous generations played with.

Pune first wellness-based co-working space acquired by Omicron Properties
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

At the heart of Inscape is nature, present in trees on the property, the birdcalls during the day, the complementary fresh lemon and ginger amla that is served besides tea and coffee and an app on which one can listen to ragas to relax.

Pune Inc: An ed-tech startup that equips students to meet current industry demands
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

With online courses on AI, machine learning and cybersecurity, Pune-based RISE looks to bridge the skill gap in education

Know Your City: Decades later, Cafe Goodluck is still Pune’s go-to hangout place
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

From students and pensioners to techies and celebs, this no-frills Irani restaurant has attracted a varied clientele to become an institution in a fast-changing city

Inscape acquired by Omicron Properties: What it means for Pune’s first wellness-based co-working space
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Omicron is setting up Inscape Co-work in its buildings at Koregaon Park Annexe as well as Seven Loves Chowk and more are in the pipeline.

Pune Inc: Startup helps businesses jump on e-commerce bandwagon
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Apptmart is a Pune-based startup that is pushing the transition of traditional and new businesses to a digital mode by offering artificial intelligence-driven, easy-to-use e-commerce platforms.

Explained: What is the centibillionaire’s club which Gautam Adani became the newest member of?
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

Today, the club has 10 members, with Elon Musk on top and Jeff Bezos next, followed by Bernard Arnault, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett. Gautam Adani is 10th on the list.

Pune Inc: A travel company’s secret for increasing revenue in post-Covid world — think small, light and on your feet
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

"Travel entrepreneurs need to be flexible and adapt to each client because no two individuals will think the same way. Experience will be the buzzword of the future," says Rohan Ratnapal, founder and CEO of Rivers and Ridges.

As Adishakti turns 40, remembering Veenapani Chawla who rescued theatre from the spoken word and gave the body full play
Sun, Apr 03, 2022

The methodology of the late founder of the Auroville-based Adishakti Theatre Arts, who fused Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy with myriad folk performance art, entails a long gestation process, focus on breath, no linear narrative, actors playing multiple roles, and stories meshing into one another

Know Your City: How Dharwad native Pt Bhimsen Joshi made Pune his home
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

The first time Joshi set foot in Pune was as a young runaway on his way to Gwalior in search of a guru, but boarded the wrong train. In 1950, Joshi settled down in Pune, which had a very knowledgeable classical music milieu that appealed to several top musicians.

Pune Inc: Startup becomes edtech leader after unexpected insight from small Madhya Pradesh town
Tue, Mar 29, 2022

"Millions of young people from tier-3 and tier-4 towns do not appear for central or national level job exams. They are better versed in writing exams in vernacular languages and prefer securing a government job in their area," says Karanvir Singh, CEO of Pariksha.

‘It will take time for new work to start coming with the same energy as before’
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

Sunil Shanbag on theatre in the post-pandemic era, rebuilding the stage and reflecting on new stories

Founded during pandemic, Pune start-up for silk saris records 8-10 pc growth every month
Fri, Mar 25, 2022

They started in a pandemic year, August 2020, as the first wave of infections receded and a second one was on the horizon, with a product that appeals to a niche market of women who prefer slow fashion, handloom, and handmade products.

Pune Inc: No pandemic blues, startup for silk saris records nearly 10% growth every month
Tue, Mar 22, 2022

MySilkLove is planning to increase its options on women's wear, by offering kurtis, stoles and other designer clothing.

In Pune, play highlights importance of hope during pandemic
Fri, Mar 18, 2022

Amid the second anniversary of the pandemic, ‘Hunkaro’ focuses on the critical factor that everybody was hooked to as the disease raged — hope.

Explained: Who is Olga Smirnova, Russian ballerina who quit Bolshoi Ballet over Ukraine war?
Fri, Mar 18, 2022

Olga Smirnova, the prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet, one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies in Moscow, has quit to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Who is she, and what next for her?

Pune Inc: Resto-bar chain battled co-founder’s death, massive losses to expand to new areas
Wed, Mar 16, 2022

Hippie@Heart has bounced back from difficult times focussing on areas away from city centres and also through its community-building activities.

Explained: Why are Russians using the letter Z to show support for the war in Ukraine?
Mon, Mar 14, 2022

The Zs that started to appear first as large signs painted in white on Russian tanks and military vehicles as they prepared to roll into Ukraine, have since become a graphic rallying point of the invasion.

Celebrating Women’s Day: Play takes audience to state’s sugarcane fields
Thu, Mar 10, 2022

The play unfolds with a newly-wedded couple moving to a shanty with sugarcane workers and finding women advising the bride to undergo hysterectomy.