Pune Journal…..Lights…..

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: “Light signifies the spiritual illumination brought about by truth, knowledge, love and peace. Light is synonymous with life”. What better way to celebrate ‘illumination’ than Diwali, the festival of Lights when homes and commercial properties are lighted up to welcome love and prosperity. Diwali lights in our new home in Pune. I…

Pune Journal……Traffic Woes and Festivals

How does one deal with arrogant two-wheel drivers…..ignore them or honk them out of way. We tried both but to no success. They are immune to any noise even without helmets…. as this father, with his teen daughter riding pillion, in middle of road. There was no reaction to constant honking, anywhere else it would…

PUNE JOURNAL……OF SOCIETIES AND PANDALS

Pune is my adopted city as Delhi was…the difference is that I am tied to Delhi with an umbilical cord, my mother was a true-blue Delhi –ite while Pune is a choice. The first time I visited Pune, in 1971 from our Mumbai visit, I fell in love with its wide tree-lined avenues, presence of…

PUNE JOURNAL -MOVEMENT

We ‘JUST DID IT.’ Procrastinations, excuses, work constraints, visiting children…. played hooky with our moving to a place we bought thirteen years back. We took the decision, hired packers and movers to wheel our stuff to another state in India and followed on train. ‘Why not by air’. I had a ready answer. Train journey is…