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Ruchika Goswamy


Ruchika Goswamy is a correspondent with the Indian Express Pune and is a media and communication alumnus from Fergusson College, Pune. She writes on local sports, features, animal welfare stories and everything in between.

A melody for the mind: The story of ‘Sitar for Mental Health’
Sat, May 14, 2022

Rishab Rikhiram Sharma talks about his tryst with the sitar, his guru, the sitar virtuoso, Pandit Ravi Shankar, his struggles with mental illnesses and conceptualising the ‘Sitar for Mental Health’.

Hearing the name of our country, it was a good feeling: Aishwarya Jadhav
Wed, May 11, 2022

In late April, Jadhav, India's number one player in the U-14 girls category, adorned the Indian jersey and displayed a stellar performance of skill and grit at the Asia/Oceania World Junior Tennis Competition (U14 Girls’) Final Qualifying 2022, held in New Delhi.

Pay for the experience of solving a murder
Tue, May 10, 2022

In Rangaai Theatre Company's latest immersive play, all the actors are liars and the audience the sleuths.

‘Pune a safe, inclusive city but can do more for safer public spaces, last-mile connectivity’
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

A multi-layered project and art exhibition titled ‘City For All – Sarvansathi Pune’ was conducted in the city earlier this week, as part of the Bonjour India Festival

Know Your City: Justice Ranade, the social reformer who played pivotal role in shaping modern Maharashtra, and Ranade Institute building
Thu, Mar 17, 2022

In the early 1900s, politician and reformer Gopal Krishna Gokhale wanted to start an industrial and economic institute in honour of his mentor -- Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade. His aim was to promote the spread of industrial, technical and scientific knowledge, a vision he inherited from Ranade.

Explained: The legacy of Savitribai and Jyotirao Phule
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

Mahatma Jyotirao and Savitribai Phule stand out as an extraordinary couple in the social and educational history of India. They spearheaded path-breaking work towards female education and empowerment, and towards ending caste- and gender-based discrimination.

Director Shankar Dhotre’s film Potra highlights impact of menstrual cycle on the life of a girl
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Dhotre observed that the customs followed to mark the menarche has the girl worshipped the first day but isolated from everyone thereafter.

Know your city: Savitribai Phule and the first modern school for girls she opened in Pune
Sat, Feb 26, 2022

Nothing stood in the way of Savitribai’s quest to educate and uplift women, not even oppressive social norms of the time, conservative naysayers or the increasing ostracization she faced.

Pune start-up leaders salute ‘focussed budget’
Wed, Feb 02, 2022

"The budget has touched upon two significant parts of the healthcare ecosystem that will deliver a long-term positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the people of our nation," Dr Ashwin Naik, co-founder, Mission ICU.

Kolhapur’s Aishwarya Jadhav India No. 1 in U-14 tennis
Sun, Jan 30, 2022

After her consistent stellar performances in her new form, the 13-year old achieved India number 1 standing in the U-14 category.

Know Your City: Ardeshir’s, Pune’s own soda drink that’s quenching thirst for 137 years
Sun, Jan 23, 2022

Ardeshir’s flavoured soda, now christened Ardy’s, still packs nostalgia along with quality ‘old fashioned goodness’ in its glass bottles.

Know Your City: Skate, Dribble, Goal! Roll Ball, the indigenous sport from Pune
Sat, Jan 08, 2022

🔴 Played between two teams on roller skates, the game is a unique mix of basketball, handball and throwball. Developed by Raju Dabhade, the sport is played in over 50 countries today.

Pune this New Year’s Eve: Four thousand-year-old history of chocolate, a morning concert, on-location sketching
Fri, Dec 31, 2021

From plays to sketching workshops — here's how you can spend New Year's Eve in the city.

Pune this week: Enjoy death-defying acts at Rambo Circus, new year camp at Bhira village
Tue, Dec 28, 2021

From death-defying acts like the Globe of Death, Flying Trapeze, to new acts like roller skating, ladder balance, contortion, German wheel, Cycle tricks, rolla bolla, aerial acts alongside clowns, it is a show of complete family entertainment.

Moyuka Uchijima: 25k ITF singles title in India, training amid top 100 and tennis back in Japan
Sun, Dec 26, 2021

On Saturday, the 20-year-old outlasted Diana Marcinkevica of Latvia 6-2, 7-5 in the singles final of the 20th edition of the NECC Deccan $25,000 Women’s ITF Championships.

Japan’s Uchijima to face Marcinkevica of Latvia in finals
Sat, Dec 25, 2021

In the first semi-final match, Uchijima (WTA 443), who has been at the top of her game, continued her upset spree of knocking out seeded players in the tournament. With three breakpoints, Uchijima won the first set 6-2.

Three seeded players ousted in quarter-finals of NECC Deccan ITF Women’s Tournament
Fri, Dec 24, 2021

In the battle between Japanese compatriots, the unseeded Moyuka Uchijima triumphed comfortably over seasoned player Chihiro Muramatsu, Russian tennis player Ekaterina Reyngold registered the biggest upset of the tournament by ousting top seeded Nefisa Berberovic.

Batyutenko, Saito lift singles titles in Asian Junior Tennis Championship
Sun, Dec 12, 2021

🔴 The boys' final, which lasted for just about an hour, was a lopsided affair. It was Batyutenko’s second win in his run-in with Sodhi in the ITF circuit.

Lessons on life: Marathi feature film talks of ‘smiling farewell’
Sun, Dec 12, 2021

The feature film, directed by Vivek Dubey is written and produced by Ramesh Dighe. It narrates the story of a group of friends living in small settlements, but with big dreams to have a business of their own.

Aryan Pumps Asian Junior Tennis Championship: Shruti Ahlawat to take on Japan’s Sara Saito
Sat, Dec 11, 2021

🔴 The first girl’s semi-final, winner of last week’s Under-18 Grade 3 tennis tournament, Saito defeated second-seeded Yu-Yun Li of Taipei 6-3, 6-4. In the second semi-final match, Ahlawat ousted sixth-seeded Hayu Kinoshita of Japan 6-4, 6-2 in a match that lasted for an hour and 22 minutes.

My practice has paid off as I won many difficult games: Sara Saito
Thu, Dec 09, 2021

🔴 On Wednesday, in the round of 32 matches of the Aryan Pumps Asian Junior Tennis Championship, Saito proved to be a strong contender against local player Sonal Patil.

Finding a sense of belonging
Wed, Dec 08, 2021

London-based filmmaker Giulio Gobbetti on his film '652 miles = 0', documenting during a global pandemic and his stories on belonging.

Know Your City: How a subedar’s transfer opened up Poona to Jewish diaspora
Sat, Dec 04, 2021

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.

Actions define a villain, not appearance, says Aayush Sharma on his portrayal of a present-day gangster in Antim
Sat, Nov 27, 2021

🔴 "Antim, as a project, proved to be a great learning ground for me, as I got to work with Mahesh Manjrekar sir and Salman Bhai," said Aayush Sharma.

Pune this week: An Evening With Chekhov, a one-day Comic Art workshop and more
Tue, Oct 26, 2021

Catch the play, Jaag Utha Hai Raigad (When Raigad Fort Comes To Life), the Hindi adaptation of noted Marathi playwright Vasant Kanetkar's superhit historic Marathi play Raigadala Jevha Jaag Yete at Open Air Theatre on October 28 and 30.