Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pune Events Listings

Here are the latest events happening in Pune. Choose the favourite for a great time…


INDULGE IN A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING FARE @ CONRAD PUNE
Celebrate this Thanksgiving at Coriander Kitchen at Conrad Pune with the lavish buffet with traditional turkey recipe & desserts. The meal also includes delicacies like sweet potato hash, roasted butternut squash with hash, braised chicken drumstick with apple and more. There will be a soup station with hand pulled noodles and a turkey craving station with varied gravies & stuffing. Also relish the desserts like pecan nut tart, pumpkin cheesecake, sweet potato & nutmeg pie and cranberry cobbler.
WHERE: Coriander Kitchen, Conrad Pune, Mangaldas Road
WHEN: November 24, 2016
TIMING: 7.30 PM Onwards
FOR RESERVATIONS, CONTACT: 020 67456745

TEDX COMES TO PUNE WITH SOME ECCENTRIC INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS
TEDx Pune has organized a gathering with speakers and entertaining activities that will provide intellectual food for thought with a theme, #WhyNot.  8 speakers from all walks of life have a story to share. A Virtual Reality Zone and an Electric Car will also be showcased for a mesmerizing experience.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency, Nagar Road
WHEN: November 26, 2016
TIMING: 12.30 – 6 PM
TO REGISTER, VISITwww.tedxpune.com/register/


LEGO TOWER BUILDING CHALLENGE BY FUNSKOOL FOR KIDS 
@ LANDMARK, SEASONS MALL

Funskool India alongside Landmark is organizing a unique LEGO Tower Building challenge for children between 5 and 10 years of age. Try & build the tallest LEGO Tower using individual LEGO bricks within 120 seconds! The ‘builders’ with the tallest Lego tower from the preliminary  rounds will then go to the final round and the winner will win a round trip to LEGO LAND in Malaysia!!
Photo Credit: www.onthewight.com 
WHERE: Landmark, Seasons Mall, Magarpatta Police Station Road, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar
WHEN: November 25-27, December 2-4 & December 9-11, 2016; FINALS: December 18, 2016
TIMING: 4 – 7 PM
FOR DETAILS, CONTACT: Shilpa – 8087000169 / 020 67070100

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE FEATURING JAMEER & SAVIO AT BOTTLEROCK PASHAN
Be there to listen to such talent at Bottlerock Pashan on Friday Night Live. Jameer Kharkongor, a soloist, song writer, composer & a cover artist, has collaborated with guitarist Savio Pasannah. They will perform collective fusion of almost all form of genres. Enjoy the night with your food and drinks.
WHERE: Bottlerock- Restaurant and bar, Plot No 106, Vardayani Society, Sus Road, Pashan 
WHEN: November 25, 2016 
TIME: 7 PM Onwards 
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 020 69701177/ +91 9168413139

COEXIST LINEATION – A PAINTING EXHIBITION BY VARSHA & RAMCHANDRA @ ART2DAY
Art2Day presents ‘Coexist Lineation’ – an exhibition of recent artworks by young talented couple Varsha & Ramchandra Kharatmal. Ram & Varsha have developed their own distinct styles and yet you can observe the ‘different similarities’ or the ‘similar differences’ that make both their art so captivating!
WHERE: Art2Day Gallery, 805, The Reverie, Above Skoda Showroom, Bhandarkar Road
WHEN: Till November 30, 2016
TIMING: 11 AM – 7 PM (Gallery Closed on Monday)
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 7276000027 or Visit www.facebook.com/art2day

FUN WITH CALLIGRAPHY – A UNIQUE WORKSHOP @ ART2DAY
Art2Day is conducting unique one day workshop ‘FUN WITH CALLIGRAPHY’ with Architect Sanjeev Joshi, who is been practising calligraphy for last 10 years. Joshi will guide how one can make simple writing interesting with easily available tools. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning art of writing.
WHERE: Art2Day Gallery, 805, The Reverie, Above Skoda Showroom, Bhandarkar Road
WHEN: November 26, 2016
TIMING: 4.30 – 8.30 PM
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 7276000027 or art2daypune@gmail.com


INTERACTIVE SESSION ON ‘THE ART OF LOOKING AT ART’ BY ABHAY SARDESAI
As a part of the upcoming Pune Biennale, Pune Biennale Foundation brings an interactive session on ‘The Art of Looking at Art’ by art critic & journalist Abhay Sardesai to touch upon aspects of art and its dynamic interpretations.
WHERE: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Center, Ghole Road
WHEN: November 26, 2016
TIMING: 6 - 8 PM
PRICING: Open for All

For listings, email all details to sapnasarfarejournalist@gmail.com

Friday, November 18, 2016

Deciphering Pakistan’s ISI

Political scientist & historian Dr. Hein G. Kiessling speaks to Sapna Sarfare in an interview about his book Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan on the world’s most unknown yet heard secret service



Some books just catch your fancy. One recently did that for me. It was a book called Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan by Dr. Hein G. Kiessling and published by HarperCollins Publishers India. It happens to be the first comprehensive account of the ISI, Pakistan’s secret service organisation. The book delves into an organisation established during Indo-Pak independence and came into flowering with its involvement with the CIA during & after 1979. Political scientist & historian Dr. Kiessling has made an attempt to reveal things about Pakistan’s secret service. The book is a vital one to understand intelligence agencies especially the one which has kept India, South Asia and the world thinking. Dr. Kiessling gives us an insight into the book, ISI and more.

What aspects of ISI made it a worthy subject of your book?
Over the last 40 years in reports about developments in Afghanistan, Pakistan & India, ISI was mentioned often as one of the main players. From these reports, it became clear to me that deeper knowledge & information about the agency were, most of the time, not available. Until recently, there was also no English book on it existing. These were the motives for me to write my book.

It may not have been an easy subject to research, considering the nature of the organisation and that it is quite unlike other such agency. What were the highs & lows and frustrations?
Access to intelligence agencies to insiders, informed people & valuable information is naturally not easy. I worked hard on it and think I was successful to some extent. I got what I expected to get! For me, there were no real disappointments (lows) over the years in doing research. In contrast, I felt sometimes ‘high’ after successful meetings with big shots, both in Pakistan and India.
Looking back, frustration came up end of 2015 & spring 2016. It would have been a perfect publishing time. The book should have been at the same time in the markets in GB, USA and India. For some reasons, this did not happen - water under the bridge now.

The name intrigues me: Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan. How did that come about?
On airport road from Islamabad to Pindi, you find “Faith-Unity-Discipline” in big letters on a hill. You can see or read it even at night time. As the motto for Pakistan, it was created by Mohammed Ali Jinnah and later on, changed in sequence by Zia-Ul-Haq. Pakistan’s Military & Intelligence people feel strongly committed to this motto. My publisher in London, Michael Dwyer at Hurst, discussed the title question with me and we agreed it would be a good title for the book.

Reading the kind of news we do about Pakistan, it must have been interesting staying there for around 13 years.
I lived 4 years in Balochistan (Quetta/Loralai) and 9 years in Islamabad. Having a permit for the tribal areas, I traveled a lot. It was fascinating to meet people with different ethnic, religious & cultural background. By the way, over the years I was also at least 20 times in India. All together, the years in South Asia were a highlight in my working life.
"The man (Pakistani) on the street does not feel a direct ISI hold, but is often confused by reports & statements about the agency."
How much hold does ISI have over Pakistani politics & life?
There is no doubt that ISI has a strong hold on Pakistan’s, Afghanistan & India/Kashmir politics and also in the country’s security and fight against terrorism. Politicians, academics, journalists, columnists & mullahs knew this and must keep it in mind. The man on the street does not feel a direct ISI hold, but is often confused by reports & statements about the agency.

On a global level, how would you rate & place ISI as an agency?
The ISI is strongly organized, works effective and is probably the best intelligence agency in Asia.

Politics is ever changing. What keeps the political scientist & historian in you still excited about?
Seeing China working on a “New Silk Road”, on China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor (CPEC) and on getting control over the Indian Ocean. Seeing India’s efforts to counter it. Seeing the developments in Afghanistan and Iran. A fascinating region for a political observer. Though being already in retirement, in 2015, I was still once in India and three times in Pakistan.

What is the one factor about the book to describe the book and make a reader pick it up?
The book is based on open sources, many talks/meetings with real key players & my personal observations over the years. Special on the book are the fully included answers the ISI has given to me in writing in August 2015 on special questions like ‘First Nuke Use’, ‘Situation in Balochistan’, ‘R&AW in Afghanistan’, ‘Missing Persons’, ‘Memogate’, etc. In my mind, this makes the book interesting.

TITLE: Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan
AUTHOR: Dr. Hein G. Kiessling
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Publishers India
PAGES: 320
PRICE: Rs. 599

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pune Events Listings

Here are the latest events happening in Pune. Choose the favourite for a great time…


BEAT THE WEEKDAY BLUES @ INCOSIA’S EXPRESS LUNCH MENU
Weekdays got you down? Lift your spirits with INCOSIA’s delicious & elaborate Four Course Express Lunch Menu. Enjoy a wide array of choices that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face at just Rs.299! If all this is not enough, you can always add a pint of domestic beer to that meal for just Rs.99. 
WHAT: INCOSIA Express Lunch Menu
WHERE: INCOSIA, Bavdhan
WHEN: Monday-Friday 
TIMING: 12 NOON – 3 PM
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: +91 8806916619

ENJOY NEW MENU @ LEVEL 12 DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PUNE-CHINCHWAD 
The Roof- top Resto Lounge Level 12 is now open for all the food lovers in the city. The stunning panoramic view is a favorite among those who also enjoy scrumptious North Indian & Frontier cuisine. The new menu promises to rustle up delicious food that is different from the earlier menu. The restaurant also conducts theme nights every second & fourth Friday of the month.
WHERE: Level 12, DoubleTree By Hilton Pune - Chinchwad
WHEN: Daily
TIMING: 7 PM Onward
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 020 67313333

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS @ LITTLE NEXT DOOR KALYANI NAGAR
The Little Next Door Kalyani Nagar is celebrating their 2nd birthday in Pune and are all geared up for celebration. Join them for their party as they roll free shots every hour. Get bar menu with store prices and enjoy some delicious Mediterranean fare with Indian twist.
WHERE: The Little Next Door, Kalyani Nagar
WHEN: November 18, 2016
TIMING: 5pm Onward


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH JOINT VENTURE @ BOTTLEROCK PASHAN
Joint Venture, formed by Keith Castelino in 2013, is a grunge rock band, based in Pune, India. His music is an expression of his life, the stories he has lived and the memories he created. Staying true to the meaning of his songs, his purpose, his dreams and what drives him, is what Joint Venture is.
WHERE: Bottlerock – Restaurant and Bar, Plot No 106, Vardayani Society, Sus Road, Pashan
WHEN: November 18, 2016
TIMING: 7 PM Onwards
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 020 69701177 / +91 9168413139


MUSIC SESSIONS WITH DJ YUNG MADDY & VDJ CAS @ SIN ENVY PRIDE
Music Sessions is a concept synonymous for club nights, curating the best music from around the world lasting an entire season. Its major focus is to promote various genres of music ranging from House, Techno, Electro, Electronica and Pop-Rock to Classic Fusion. In the first session, the music being curated is HIP-HOP featuring DJ Yung Maddy & VDJ Cas at Sin Envy Pride. 
WHERE: Sin Envy Pride, Kapila Matrix, Koregaon Park Annex, Mundhwa
WHEN: Friday, 18th November 2016
TIMING:  9 pm onwards
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:  +91 7350502727 / 7588255098 

JAZZ WORKSHOP BY KAMAKSHI SAXENA @ THE DANCE FLOOR PUNE
Jazz, a popular & well-known form of dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps. The jazz workshop will conclude with a fun & energetic choreography. Dance artist Kamakshi Saxena has trained at the Alvin Ailey School, New York and The DanceWorx, New Delhi and has performed extensively in India and abroad. PHOTO CREDIT: www.vimbly.com 
technique
WHERE: The Dance Floor Pune Camp
WHEN: For Adults – November 18, 2016; For Kids – November 20, 2016
TIMING: Adults – 8.30 – 10.30 PM; Kids – 5 – 7 PM
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: 9822536789, 8983508551



AZU – THE NEWEST ROOFTOP AL FRESCO RESTAURANT 
@ THE FERN RESIDENCY MIDC
The Fern Residency MIDC Pune at Bhosari recently opened their rooftop al fresco dining restaurant, AZU – Food Drink Music which has an amazing panoramic skyline of the city. Equipped with a well-stocked bar, live music & casual dining, the 100 seater contemporary open air global cuisine restaurant has food & drinks carefully handpicked for young clientele. Largely a la carte menu, you get subtle morsels of tasty appetizers neatly portioned, apart from dishes compiled after careful research. The small plates’ concept for each course will let you experience a number of dishes. The Entrees will be pre-plated or one-pot meals. Purdah Biryani will be a prominent addition here.  
WHERE: The Fern Residency MIDC Pune, BGP 10/14 & 10/15, BG BLOCK MIDC, Bhosari
TIMING: 7 – 11 PM
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: Rajib Das – +91 20 30793079

CONCERT OF SITARIST SAMEEP KULKARNI & VOCALIST SANIYA PATANKAR
Head for the 758th solo & Jugalbandi concert of real brother & sister duo Sameep Kulkarni & Saniya Patankar. Sameep is a renowned Sitar player whilst Saniya is also a known vocalist. 
WHERE: Shri Krishna Dhyan Mandir, Bhakti Marg, Off Law College Road
WHEN: 26 November, 2016
TIMING: 6 – 8 PM
PRICING: Entry Free for All

For listings, email all details to sapnasarfarejournalist@gmail.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pune Events Listings

Here are the latest events happening in Pune. Choose the favourite for a great time…

‘ENJOY THE CHILD IN YOU’ BRUNCH @ COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
 PUNE CHAKAN
Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan brings back the nostalgia of childhood with a special brunch to celebrate Children’s Day. A special fun filled circus ambiance will be created along with dessert specially prepared. Join for “The Child in you Brunch” and enjoy a variety of delicious food which will certainly bring an unforgettable smile on your face.
WHERE: Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan, Plot P-7, MIDC, Talegaon Chakan Road, Khalumbre
 WHEN: November 11, 2016
TIMING: 12.30 PM – 4 PM
CONTACT: 02135666666 or  Glance at https://www.facebook.com/events/186181595173035/

FUN WITH CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP @ ART2DAY GALLERY
Art2Day is conducting unique one day workshop ‘FUN WITH CALLIGRAPHY’ by Architect
Sanjeev Joshi. It is designed for amateurs & young or old. Those interested in the art of writing are welcomed. Joshi will guide everyone on how one can make simple writing interesting with easily available tools around.
WHERE: Art2Day - Deccan, 805, The Reverie, Bhandarkar Road, Above Skoda Car Showroom
WHEN: November 1​2,​ 2016
TIMING: 4.30 PM – 8.30 PM
CONTACT: +91 72700 0027, 9822041899 or Email art2day@gmail.com or Visit www.art2day.co.in

INTRODUCING FARM TO TABLE BRUNCH @ THE CAFÉ, HYATT REGENCY PUNE
This November, Hyatt Regency Pune brings you a healthy dining option with the all new Farm to Table Brunch at The Cafe! Bring the freshness of fields, farms and artisanal foods directly to your plate. Enjoy a freshly prepared spread of delectable winter specialties as our chefs harvest organic ingredients on property. Savor a delicious spread of fresh fruits, vegetables, cage-free eggs, herbs, cheese, grass-fed lamb, pasture-raised chicken and pork for a hearty Sunday Brunch.
WHERE: The Café, Hyatt Regency Pune
WHEN: Every Sunday 
TIMING: 12 Noon – 3 PM
CONTACT:  020 66451619, 9158893844

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE BURROW @ PLAYBOY BEER GARDEN
Representational Photo; Credit: thelilacpress.com
Playboy Beer Garden brings to you Sunday Brunch at the Burrow where you get live grills, egg
station, live Asian counter, mimosa bar, sundae dessert counter, illusionist and foot spa. It will be kid-friendly event along with live music by Jameer Kharkongor.
WHERE: Playboy Beer Garden, Balewadi High Street
WHEN: November 13, 2016
TIMING: Noon – 4 PM
PRICING: Limited Packages Starting at Rs. 849*
CONTACT: 020 65335757/5858


JOIN NIKITA LALWANI TO UNVEILS HER BOOK 2 PEG KE BAAD 
Get all your questions on writing a fiction book answered as Nikita Lalwani will talk about the idea behind writing a fiction book & her journey of her transformation from a dentist to a writer. Her book 2 Peg Ke Baad is an take on people & funny incidents that take place after drinking 2 pegs. So come & enjoy some amazing stories this talented writer this Sunday! 
WHERE: SWAY Bar and Kitchen, Mundhwa
WHEN:  November 13, 2016 
TIMING: 1 PM

‘MOTOGP DATE NIGHT WITH YOUR SUPERBIKE’ @DECCAN HARVEST
Anchor Nitish Kamdar once again comes up with a concept to watch out for! For the first time ever
Powered by B.U.Bhandari Triumph to encourage super bike riders community presents ‘Bring Your Superbikes to the Table’ while you watch MOTOGP- Valencia Grande Prix on HD LED Wall over delicious food and cocktails. It is open invitation to all superbike owners irrespective of the brand with friends & people who love MOTOGP and superbikes.
WHERE: Deccan Harvest Restaurant, Opp. Tower 1 Magarpatta, Hadapsar
WHEN: November 13, 2016 
TIMING: 5.30 PM Onwards

CONTACT: 8888833934

For listings, email all details to sapnasarfarejournalist@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Translations & More

Author & translator Bhaskar Chattopadhyay speaks to Sapna Sarfare about translating Moti Nandy’s classic novel Shiva in English, his own debut novel & more



Translations are the best way of getting introduced to different cultures & mindsets. Bengali literature has always wowed non-Bengali, thanks to the content and of course, some superb translations. The latest Bengali classic translated into English Shiva, a book by reputed Bengali writer & sports journalist Moti Nandy. The story is about a poor seventeen-year-old Shiva who finds fame as boxer, faces hard times and returns as a true hero. Translation is done by author & translator Bhaskar Chattopadhyay and published by Penguin India. He speaks about translating Shiva, his connection with Nandy’s works, translations, his own book and more.

What is it about Shiva that made you want to translate it for a larger readership?
Shiva is a beautiful story of resilience, you see? That was what drew me to it. It is easy to write a story about a hero who rises from extreme poverty to infinite glory. But success can be very blinding and very tricky for those who don’t know how to handle it. To paint a hero in shades of grey is something that our fiction rarely does. I’d like to read a story about someone who does not know how to handle new-found success. Shiva is exactly that story, and more. It is about a boy who rises, falls, and rises again. That, to me, was a very interesting premise. Also, sports fiction has always been a much-neglected genre in our literature. As a writer, I would like to work with a wide range of subjects – and sports were something that I wanted to do pretty early on. Hence, Shiva!

What were the things you had to be careful while translating this book?
As you may be aware, ‘Shiva’ is actually a translation of not one, but two novellas written by Moti Nandy. Right from the beginning, when I was planning the project, I wanted to not only translate them, but to merge them into one wholesome novel. This was important because I wanted readers to know Shiva’s entire journey without a break. To do that, I had to make a lot of changes in the second novella, to ensure that the story moves seamlessly between the two halves. That was a very difficult process, and I had to be careful that I do not repeat or overstate anything. Also, the use of jargons from the world of boxing also called for a lot of careful consideration. It had to be an immersive experience, without sounding didactic. It had to flow from the inside out.

As a Bengali, have your read Moti Nandy’s works? What has been your experience?
Nandy used to be one of my favourite authors during my growing up years. His work in sports fiction is a unique contribution and has perhaps not been replicated anywhere else in India. At a time when most Bengali novels for young adults were busy taking them on fantastic adventures, Nandy came with a more grounded offering. He started writing about sports and ordinary boys & girls who made it big in sports through sheer hard work, determination & perseverance. He had some advantage, of course, because he was a sports journalist for several years. His language was beautiful and easy to understand, his ‘call to action’ impeccably effective and he taught a lot of youngsters to dream big and work hard. I, for one, have enjoyed his novels thoroughly, and not just his sports fiction. Even his other novels left an indelible impression in my mind with their richness. The first Moti Nandy novella I read was ‘Jiban-Ananta’, and my favourite novellas were of course the two Shiva novellas.

What is the toughest part of translating any book?
I’d say the toughest part is to retain the essence & message of the original. I need to be so much in love with the original story, that it becomes a part of me. Once that happens, translation is merely a process of penning it down in another language. As I always say, translation is a two-step process. In the first step, you make the original story your own. In the second, you tell the story in your own words. It’s a long, sometimes very painful process, and it’s just like falling in love – it happens to you. You can’t make it happen. If you force it, it will show, and the effects will be disastrous.

Bhaskar Chattopadhyay
Your debut novel, Patang, was recently launched. Tell us about it & the reason behind writing a thriller as your debut book.
Well, it wasn’t a choice that I had, really. I was asked to write a story for a film by a producer in Mumbai, and was told that it had to be a thriller. My second novel ‘Penumbra’, for instance, was a cosy crime mystery – a tribute to the golden days of detective fiction, featuring a ‘thinking detective’ rather than a gunslinger. My translations are from varied genres. But that is not to say that I do not like thrillers, though. ‘Patang’ is a thriller – a serial killer mystery based in Mumbai. And like any good thriller involving a killer and a cop, it is essentially a hunting story – a tale of a predator and a prey. The urban setting is merely happenstance.

How has the response been like?
‘Patang’ has been received very well; in fact, I wasn’t expecting this kind of reaction from my readers. It has been widely described as an intelligent thriller, an unputdownable book, a visual treat where you can not only see the vivid descriptions of the gritty locales in front of your eyes, but can even smell them! Another often repeated reaction that I have received is that they were completely dumbfounded by the way the mystery unravels at the end. For a writer of a mystery novel, there’s nothing more satisfying than that compliment.

Most writers have favourites in the genre they love. Tell us about yours.
I love the good old detective stories. Poirot, Holmes, Father Brown, Nigel Strangeways, our very own Feluda and Byomkesh Bakshi... I love the puzzles these stories pose, and I love solving them with the help of the clues the authors provide. My favourite detective story is Agatha Christie’s ‘The ABC Murders’. Outside the genre, I love adventure stories, hunting stories, and stories about expeditions.

You translated 14: Stories That Inspired Satyajit Ray. Any particular reason why you chose it?
Two reasons, in fact! First, the stories themselves are extremely powerful. Second, as a lover of cinema, I’m very interested in the art of cinematic adaptation. I love thinking about the ways a work of literature can & should be taken to the screen, and the many difficulties that this transfer would present. The two media are totally different, and yet Ray had taken such beautiful stories, and made such beautiful films out of them. If you think about it, it’s a very difficult feat to pull off. What may look good on the pages of a book may not necessarily look good on screen. How did he do that? How did he manage to retain – and sometimes enhance – the beauty in the stories? That was something that I wanted to spend some time on. That’s how ’14: Stories…’ was conceived and written.

What next from your pen?
In ‘Penumbra’, I created a detective of my own, and I’d like to tell a few more of his stories. Which is why, I decided to create a series with him. My next book would be the second book in the series. Readers can expect another baffling puzzle, with all the clues right in front of their eyes. Then comes ‘Nayak’, my novelization of Satyajit Ray’s famous film of the same name. It’s a project that is very close to my heart. I’m also planning to write another high octane urban thriller like ‘Patang’, and that should come out sometime next year.

TITLE: Shiva
AUTHOR: Moti Nandy
TRANSLATOR: Bhaskar Chattopadhyay
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House India
PAGES: 256
PRICE: Rs. 399 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pune Events Listings

Here are the latest events happening in Pune. Choose your favourite for a great time…


UPSOUTH EXPRESS – THE NEW SOUTH INDIAN QSR DESTINATION @ CAMP
Rejoice as the popular chain of South Indian cuisine, UpSouth, launched its fourth outlet at Camp called UpSouth Express. 
This no-frills, stand & eat outlet offers authentic & delicious vegetarian South Indian food at lightning speed service. Perfect for those in a hurry! 
WHERE: UpSouth Express, Sachapir Street, Opp. Karachi Sweet Mart, Camp

​​EXHIBITION OF MINIATURE WORKING MODELS OF TRAINS
Railway enthusiast Suhas Dixit is back with his 50th exhibition of working miniature models of
various trains that operates in India including the famous Deccan Queen. It will display the miniature model of Japanese Bullet Train and a documentary film on Indian Railways. The objective behind organizing this exhibition is to create awareness & generate interest about railways and their working in children.
WHERE: Dikshit Paramdham, 281, Narayan Peth, Kelkar Road
WHEN: November 4-8, 2016
TIMING: 5 – 9 PM (Duration of Each Show: 15 Minutes)
PRICING: Rs. 30 Per Head
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: Suhas Dixit @ 099233 67387

THE GRAND HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY @ HYATT REGENCY PUNE
Gear up for a super spooky Saturday night at Hyatt Regency Pune. Don your wildest outfits & head to Single Malt & Co. for a ghoulishly good time as Hyatt Regency Pune presents The Grand Halloween Costume Party. 
See thrilling performances, exciting offers, delicious food and foot-tapping music! What are you waiting for? Be the scariest best this Saturday and have a great time scaring others and getting scared too.
WHERE: Single Malt & Co., Hyatt Regency Pune, Nagar Road
WHEN: November 5, 2016
TIMING: 8.30 PM Onwards
CONTACT: 7875440414


AWARD-WINNING PIANIST JULIAN CLEF MAKES DEBUT @ MAZDA HALL
Kerala boy Julian Clef – a gold medal at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester – will make his debut at Mazda Hall. He has been selected by celebrated pianist Sir András Schiff to perform in his series in iconic venues such as  92nd Street Y in New York, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Tonhalle Zürich and across Germany in Frankfurt, Berlin and Düsseldorf.
WHERE: Mazda Hall, Dastur Primary School, Opp. Ladies Club, Camp
WHEN: November 4, 2016
TIMING: 7 PM
PRICING: Entry Free

SEAFOOD FESTIVAL @ JAI MAHARASHTRA
Enjoy “Authentic Maharashtrian Seafood” with Jai Maharashtra – Wadyawarla Jevan Seafood Festival with dishes like Surmai Tawa, Bombil Fry, Crab Tawa, Squid Butter Garlic, Fish Platter, Kombadi Wade, Malwani curry, Mumbai Masala, etc. Relish with fresh chapattis or warm bhakris and nice cold Solkadi.
 WHERE: Jai Maharashtra Wadyavarla Jevan, Undri, Kadnagar, Near Bishop School
WHEN: Ongoing
TIMING: 12.30-3.30 PM & 7-11.30 PM
CONTACT: 8698412020 / 8806920909


DJ SMITZ @ TEDDY BOY
Paint the town red with DJ Smitz who will guide the social atmosphere to the next level with her versatility and unique sound. Don’t miss her play at the newly launched Teddy Boy this Saturday.
WHERE: Teddy Boy, Baner
WHEN: November 5, 2016
TIMING: 8 PM Onwards

 FOR LISTINGS, EMAIL ALL DETAILS TO SAPNASARFAREJOURNALIST@GMAIL.COM