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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.

Dialogues From The Bygone Era: NFAI’s Oral History Project released on Phalke’s birth anniversary
Sat, May 01, 2021

Apart from Subbulakshmi’s three hour and forty-five minutes audio interview, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) published about 8000 minutes of veteran film artists from the Indian film industry, in continuum of the 150th birth anniversary of Father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke.

Asian U-14 tennis tournament: Kolhapur’s Aishwarya Jadhav bags runner-up title in singles, doubles
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

With a consistent game armed with a strong forehand, Jadhav (ranked 16 U-14) kept up her stride throughout the tournament to have her third run-in with opponent Priyanka Rana of Gujarat.

Curfew day 1: Non-essential stores down shutters, but local residents out on walks, errands in Pune
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

The administration has allowed all essential and emergency services to operate as usual.

Pune, this weekend: Virtual art talk on Chaïm Soutine, tour of the Smithsonian and more
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

From online virtual performances to art exhibitions, here's a look at what to do in Pune this weekend.

Winner of National Junior Tennis Championship (U-18)–From a small village to attaining big dreams, the journey of Sandesh Kurale
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Apart from his birthday, Sandesh Kurale has his recent national win at the National Junior Tennis Championship (U-18) as an added reason to make merry with his family and people of his village.

Pune’s Manas Dhamne takes runner-up trophy at national junior tennis championship
Tue, Apr 06, 2021

The 13-year-old recovered from Covid-19 and played at the ITF Juniors leg in Madurai before making his debut at the nationals in Indore last week.

Pune: Amid curbs, many to mark Easter Sunday at home
Sun, Apr 04, 2021

Bishop Thomas Dabre said as a mark of the church’s loyalty to the civic authority and the government, they are going to follow all the rules and no services for Easter will be held inside the church. Instead, priests can hold a virtual service that people can access online.

Pune: American Oliver Crawford wins Men’s ITF Championships singles title
Sun, Mar 28, 2021

The match at the Deccan Gymkhana lasted for over an hour which Crawford won in straight sets.

An all-American duel: Zane Khan to face off Crawford at the 15K Men’s ITF Finals
Sun, Mar 28, 2021

In the first semi-final, Khan opened the first set with an ace and had the set tipped in his favour after he broke the 25-year-old Swedish player in the second and fourth game, closing the set with a straight 6-1

Sureshkumar lone Indian in semi-finals of $15,000 Men’s ITF Championships
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Although down by 3-6 in the first set, Sureshkumar came back from the loss by breaking the ninth game in set two when he was 4-5 against Patten.

Arjun Kadhe, Manish Sureshkumar move into quarterfinals of $15,000 Men’s ITF Championships
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

21-year-old Sureshkumar, on his match with junior entrant Zsombor Velcz, said that although he was down the first set 3-6 against the 18-year-old Hungarian, he knew he had to keep his cool and hang in there.

Czech Republic’s Dalibor Svrcina stuns top seed, advances into Round 2 of $15,000 Men’s ITF
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The match, which lasted an hour and 28 minutes, saw Rawat’s smooth stride being broken by the 18-year-old Czech player, after he pocketed a break point in the fifth game of set one.

67th National Film Awards: Marathi film on one of India’s first female physicians, Anandi Gopal, wins in two categories
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

A young girl from Kalyan, Anandi Gopal Joshi became one of the first Indian female practitioners of western medicine with the help of her husband Gopalrao.

Pigossi claims 25k Women’s ITF Tourney singles in Pune
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

At the Deccan Gymkhana, what seemed like a never-ending battle between the best, the finals of the week-long tournament, was a game to behold.

Brazilian Pigossi to face Zakarlyuk of Ukraine in 25k Women’s ITF finals
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

The first semi-final was a one-sided affair as WTA ranked 377 Piggosi defeated sixth seeded Emily Webley-Smith of Great Britain 6-1, 6-1 in a match lasting just over an hour.

Marianna Zakarlyuk: ITF in India, beating Rutuja Bhosale, tennis back in Ukraine
Sat, Mar 13, 2021

Marianna Zakarlyuk proved to be a strong contender against local favourite Rutuja Bhosale in the quarter-final match of the $25,000 Women’s ITF and won the match 7-5, 6-2 on Friday.

Bhosale, Chaudhari, Desai to battle it out in quarters of Women’s ITF Championships
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

While Rutuja Bhosale edged out qualifier Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-1, 6-3 in a one hour ten minutes match, Vaidehi Chaudhari upheld the wild card as she bested Soha Sadiq 6-4, 6-2.

Bhosale advances into Round 2 of $25,000 Women’s ITF, lone Indian among 8 who qualified
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Fourth-seeded Bhosale (WTA rank 435) outplayed Arthi Muniyan 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round.

Founded by Karate champ: Prototype of device for women safety to be launched today
Mon, Mar 08, 2021

The prototype of the device will be launched on Monday on International Women's Day.

13-year-old continues winning streak, clinches U-14 tennis tournament title in Pune
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

While top-seeded Niraj Ringangaonkar of Aurangabad outplayed with a 6-2 double set win against Archit Dhoot to claim the boys' singles title, unseeded player Deshmukh ousted fourth-seeded Serena Rodricks from Navi Mumbai 7-5, 6-3 in the girls' singles.

String of Hindustani & Carnatic classical musicians at Vasantotsav aim to bring back live concerts to city
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

February 20 will have a performance by famous sitar player Shakir Khan, followed by vocalist Vijay Koparkar. The audience will then enjoy an enthralling duet between Subramanyam and Chaurasia.

Meet Pune’s Manas Dhamne, the 13-year-old World No. 1 in U-14 UTR rankings
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

After participation in three recent International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Tour, including the recent one held in Kathmandu earlier in February, Dhamne is paving his way for his next goal — to be among the top 100 in ITF Juniors rankings.

Pune: Low on budget but high on love, post-pandemic Valentine’s Day marks new era
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

Amid residual dread of the virus and changed perspective on relationships, an evident transition has occurred in the way people observed the day of love

Little Champions: Hritika Kaple, Arjun Pardeshi bag winning titles at tennis tournament final
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

In the boys’ singles, the first set began with a dip for Pardeshi even as third seed Krishank Joshi had the upper hand. Meanwhile, the final match of the girls' singles was a cakewalk for local top seed Hritika Kaple.

Thumbs Up and Down: How startups have responded to the Union Budget 2021
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Start-up leaders from Pune react to provisions under Union Budget 2021.