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Sameer Khan

  • Timeless tonga of Pune

    Pune has come a long way since India's independence. Today the city has taxis, rickshaws, Bus rapid transport system (BRTS) and there are plans to start Metro rail. But some generations ago, the only mode of transport available in the city was horse drawn carts or Tonga's

    Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 7:54pm
  • Pune's Parsi heritage is irreplacable

    In his quest to discover the hidden, forgotten and invaluable historical sites of Pune, Sameer Khan finds their legendary landmarks

    Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 8:09am
  • The walking dead of Pune's Holkar Bridge cemetery

    Sameer Khan in his quest to discover the hidden, forgotten and invaluable historical sites of Pune finds an old, isolated and supposedly haunted cemetery.

    Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 12:09pm
  • Taking a sip of Pune's very own cold drink : Ardeshir's raspberry soda

    Ardeshir’s cold drinks, popular among the citizens of Camp and MG Road Pune, has, in my opinion, been the favourite local soft drink for generations. The brand whose only retail outlet is located in the Sharbathwala Chowk was started in 1884 by Ardeshir Irani and hence the name.

    Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 10:24am
  • Dilemma of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh

    Muslims of Uttar Pradesh have had a bitter, sweet relationship with Samajwadi Party led by Mulayam Singh Yadav for more than last 25 years. The was around late 1980’s that Mulayam Singh Yadav had realized the combination of his own Yadav caste with 18% Muslim population of Uttar Pradesh can take...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 6:00pm
  • AAP makes an impression at rally in activism-rich Pune

    While most TV channels were busy with the coverage of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally held at the historic SP College grounds in Pune, they missed another significant rally, that of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Yogendra Yadav, who had come to Pune in support of the party’s Lok...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 3:26pm
  • Development or no development: Narendra Modi will not get the Muslim votes?

    As an Indian Muslim, born and lived in the country my entire life, I am still surprised at the misinformation and nebulous ideas majority of Indians have about Indian Muslims. First and foremost, one should remember that Indian Muslims are the descendants of those Muslims that volunteered and chose...

    Friday, 11 April 2014 - 2:06pm