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Swapnal Tilekar

  • Children celebrate Raksha Bandhan with soldiers

    On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, Sadhu Vaswani International School of PCMC organized Rakhi making activity in their school. The students from Standard II went to the Paraplegic Rehabilitation center, Khadki to tie these self-made rakhis to the war injured soldiers and war veterans and also offered...

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 4:06pm
  • Malin Landslide : Father hopes against hope for daughter

    Shivram Gengage is 59 and does not know where to look for his lost daughter who had gone rice grazing at her aunt's place in Malin to earn some extra money. Deserted by her husband, Mrunal Walkoli with her 13-year-old daughter Sakshi, had started staying with her father in Gorhe Budruk village....

    Monday, 4 August 2014 - 5:40am
  • I lost 20 of my relatives in a flash, says Pune landslide survivor

    Like some desperate seeker for miracles, 65-year-old Narmada Zanjara goes around the flattened Malin village. Often looking to the heavens for succour, sometimes incredulously at the slushy mud that swallowed the village. Narmada like hundreds of others have little to get from the heavens actually...

    Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 6:05am
  • A woman who lost 20 of her relatives

      Malin  No of dead so far: 63 Total houses: 67  Houses destroyed: 47  From Narmada Zanjare, who lost 20 of her relatives, to Kiwji Vithbud, whose wife had lost her brother and family, relatives are pouring in to Malin, hoping that they would get to see the bodies of their kin. 

    Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 7:10am
  • Trivia and comedy: New elements to Pune's nightlife

    Move over DJs and band gigs! Pune nightlife gets a makeover as fun quizzes and standup comedy are becoming the new favourites in pubs and nightclubs. Suitable for people of all ages, the quizzes and comic acts hosted by these venues have become very popular as a trend. Suketu Talekar, the co-...

    Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 8:07pm
  • Here is how music drives these puppies to adoption

    Pune: A stray puppy wandering on a roadside with no place to live and no food to eat; not only has to undergo an everyday battle of survival but it also has to face regular hatred and mishandling of many who do not recognize his existence. But, it does not mean that the strays have no right to lead...

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 10:59am
  • No top secrets for this Bond

    Famous Indian author and Padma Bhushan awardee, Ruskin Bond, enjoys guiding enthusiastic young children as much as he enjoys writing stories for them. Currently at his Mussoorie house, Bond is giving tips and tricks of writing to 5 children from across the country who aim to write their own book...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 3:51pm
  • Pune Running Group trains for the upcoming marathons on the weekends

    Pune: Always wanted to participate in a marathon and did not know how to participate in it, like professionals. Here is a solution, Pune Running Group has invited enthusiastic runners to join their 'Leap of Faith' program where their volunteers will train the runners for next three months. The...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 11:21am
  • Q & A: Padma Bhushan winner, author Ruskin Bond shares with dna about his journey, writing book and more

    Pune: Famous Indian author and Padma Bhushan awardee, Ruskin Bond, enjoys guiding enthusiastic young children as much as he enjoys writing stories for them. Currently at his Mussoorie house, Bond is giving tips and tricks of writing to 5 children from across the country who aim to write their own...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 11:01am
  • Homemakers attend classes to become masterchefs

    Lately, the city has been hosting a number of culinary masterclasses which has become a rage among food lovers as they get to interact with expert celebrity chefs, learn a few tricks and taste international dishes in a few hours long workshop. Homemakers are becoming the regular members of these...

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 7:24am