Author: Violet Vaz

Brewing A Trend ! 0

Brewing A Trend !

    “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” -Benjamin Franklin Puneites certainly seem to reverberate the words of Franklin. Be it the lagers, ales or draught,...

Leave encashment a distant reality for teachers 0

Leave encashment a distant reality for teachers

Margaret Carvalho (name changed), a retired teacher from a reputed English medium school in Pune has reached the end of her tether running to and fro from the Zilla Parishad to encash the ‘earned...

“I have only heard about the watershed management” 73

“I have only heard about the watershed management”

The lush green hills you pass as you approach the small village of Dolasane , in Ahmednagar district will make you wonder if this was the same place which was under severe drought last...

Iftar in Pune’s Cantonment Area 145

Iftar in Pune’s Cantonment Area

{Photos: Violet Vaz} As the sun sets on Pune and the muezzin’s call for the evening prayer rings out signifying the end of the day’s fast, the party begins in Camp situated in the...

An Open Letter to Edward Snowden 287

An Open Letter to Edward Snowden

Dear Edward, I have always wanted to visit Moscow and not just move around as a ghost in the transit lounge at the Sheremetyevo Airport where I understand you are as I write. So...

The ‘ugly’ side of Bollywood 112

The ‘ugly’ side of Bollywood

Bollywood stars , the male breed in particular have been ruling the hearts of millions, for years. They have always made the headlines for their on-screen antics,  larger than life portrayal of the good...

Delightfully Deli-cious! 1

Delightfully Deli-cious!

  Deli Down The Lane is a hidden gem located on Pune’s Dhole Patil road. Tucked away from the bustling city, this relatively new restaurant does little advertising, bringing in business by mere word...