I haven’t been as frequent in making the posts as I would have liked to. The reason being I was chalking out some definite post options for my blog and trying to streamline some thoughts and ideas. A few months ago I sent out mails to some of my readers asking what else would they want to see on my blog and I got back loads of replies. The one response that topped was a desire to know what’s happening in Pune, the city I stay in. Just when I was trying to figure out how to gather information, a few invites and event notifications happened to land in my inbox. I got the answer.
In this series, that I will call PuneMusings, I’ll tell you all about what is happening in my city, the new discoveries, events I attend, places you ought to visit, dine in and more!
PuneMusings – Vol 1
Pune Farmers Market
This is one of the events I try not to miss. Pune Farmer’s Market acquaints me with new brands that promote sustainable living, reminds me of the brands that I love and promotes good things (read: organic products). Last week, Pune Farmer’s Market was held at Westin in Koregaon Park with loads of stalls that you could visit. What surprised me was the entrance fee priced at INR 50. Not a very big amount especially when people who are entering the place are likely to walk off with purchases that touch a four figure amount. Is this the start of commercializing the event? No clue! That apart, I discovered some nice stalls like Out of the Box and One O Eight that sold some really good stuff. I loved the Oats cookies from One O Eight. If you are looking for more pics from the event, stop by my Facebook page.
All about doodling
An ex-colleague, Meghna dabbles in doodling and what awesome stuff she creates! I discovered her hidden talent accidentally and ever since I have been confused about what I should get done! She loves doodles and each of her creations is unique and can be customised according to what you have in mind. Not very expensive and I would recommend her creations for personalized keepsakes that anyone would love to own. Go on, like and follow her on Facebook. Interact with her and she may just create one of her unique doodles for you.
We moved homes recently and as a part of the de-clutter mission, I was ready to give away an enormous pile of books. A chance visit to Regent Plaza on the Baner Link road introduced me to Pagdandi, a quaint little library that is a haven to book readers. Luckily, they were more than willing to accept the books and if you ever happen to be in the west side of Pune, do check this place out or you can also follow them on Facebook. If you have books that you want to give away, I would recommend this place.
I had almost forgotten what it was to attend a book reading. The last one I attended was years ago and when I was invited to the book reading of Sita’s Curse by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, I decided not to give it a miss. Honestly, the reviews of the books were mixed with people comparing it 50 Shades of Grey and calling it erotica. I am not a fan of either, but the temptation to be a part of the book reading led me to the event. From understanding why the book got its title to listening to extracts, the whole event was interesting. I was intrigued enough to order a copy online.
That was wrapping up some of the events I attended and things I discovered in the past month in Pune. Are you aware of any events that I can promote or write about? Connect with me and let me know!
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