charankanya on December 24th, 2011

Flipkart:  Excellent online bookstore.  Great collection. Even have option for Cash-on-Delivery for most items. Landmark:  Can also order online.  Also has many store locations.  Some stores (like the one at Camp) are HUGE.  Good collection.  Gift certificates (Rs. 300 or more) come in a “card” form – the type with a magnetic strip, and is […]

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charankanya on November 19th, 2009

Christmas is around the corner, and where does one go to buy toys in Pune?  When I first moved here, I sure did miss the huge Toys R Us stores.  However, there are some pretty good places here in Pune where you can get a wide variety of toys under one roof. Lifestyles (at Kalyani […]

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charankanya on July 10th, 2009

Whenever I visit other countries I’m always looking for souvenirs to bring home – from fridge magnets to coffee table books.  Sadly, most of the places I’ve travelled to in India it’s not been easy to find good quality souvenirs.  INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) has opened two shops in Pune, which […]

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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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charankanya on August 13th, 2008

For many months after I moved to India, many would ask me what it is that I miss the most about the US. The top two things were my friends and some foods. One of these was cheese. Firstly, let me say that I am no big connoisseur of cheese. I use basic cheeses such […]

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