charankanya on March 18th, 2009

A friend’s maid is beaten up by her drunk husband…yet again.   How can we help stop this?  Most people say don’t get directly involved, or her family can be targeted.  So, what next? We helplessly watch a woman being battered?  Does anyone know how she can be helped?  Are there any shelters for battered women in […]

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charankanya on March 18th, 2009

Restaurant: Ccasanova Cuisine: Italian Cost: Expensive Location: Kalyaninagar, Pune. Contact Info: +91 20 2660 8888 Pros: Very nice decor.  Great ambience.  Good food.  I would recommend the Tomato soup.  The Minestrone Soup is good, but it would be more apt to call it “French Beans and Vegetable Soup”.  The Pizzas are quite good, and so […]

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charankanya on January 19th, 2009

If your child is in an IB school or you are considering putting your child in an IB school, you MUST read this. In my opinion, IB Schools in Pune are probably one of the biggest scams around.  The IB affiliation by the International Baccalaureate Organization is offered for three different programmes:  PYP (Primary Years […]

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charankanya on November 10th, 2008

There will probably be some local mom-&-pop DVD/CD rental shop which will rent out the latest movies to you.  The problem with most of them is that the prints are pirated, and very often not of good quality.  The other issue with them is that since the DVD’s are pirated, they do not maintain a […]

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charankanya on October 7th, 2008

Sunday October 19: ‘Celebrations‘ – A Diwali Program (A Poona Music Society Event) An Indian dance event performed by Revanta Sarabhai, grandson of Mrinalini Sarabhai, son of Mallika Sarabhai. Time: 7:00 pm Location: Ishanya, Amphitheatre, Opp. Poona Golf Course, Airport Road. Tickets: Members of Poona Music Society: Rs. 200, Public: Rs. 250 Available from October 9th at: Oceanic […]

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charankanya on September 15th, 2008

While browsing I came across this very well written article by Mahipal on Ten things one must be ready for while living in India. It’s a must read for those of you who are thinking of moving back to India. Mahipal is planning to return to India in 2010 with his family, and some of the insights he has, has hit the nail on the head. He writes that:

Quality of life is not just decided by the inside of your house or office…it is a sum of every thing that you face and come in contact with on a day to day basis.

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charankanya on September 12th, 2008

This is a list of fun places that kids will enjoy in Pune. It includes a variety of places from mini-golf and gaming arcades to a snake park and an old fort.

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charankanya on September 11th, 2008

Most, if not all, want to send their children to the “best” school possible.  If you are new in a place it is very difficult to find out what is the “best” school.  Also, with all the different education boards the choices are many.  Here I list two schools that I consider to be the […]

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charankanya on September 5th, 2008

The following two places offer some of the best thin crust pizzas.  If you love good NY style pizza, then these are definitely the places to go to.  If your idea of good pizza is Pizza Hut type of Pizza, then you’d be better of sticking with one of the other Pizza places. Ccasanova at Kalyaninagar La […]

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anand on August 20th, 2008

I am an art-collector wannabe. I have been casually looking for original art that I could procure and display, primarily at my home and some at my office. Of course, Indian artists make the most sense due to the price, the themes and the possibility of potentially meeting the artists too. Visiting various art gallaries […]

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