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Rest in Peace, Om Puri (1950-2017): Acting & Controversies

Om Puri, gifted actor and a celebrated figure in India’s parallel cinema movement, passed away yesterday, that is on January 6, 2017. He was 66.An actor with unconventional looks, Puri made his 1976 debut in the Marathi film Ghasiram Kotwal. He established himself as the critic’s favourite with stellar performances in  Ardh Satya, Aakrosh, Mirch Masala, Ghayal, Narsimha and Jaane Bhi D...

Was He Equally Good as a batsman, as a Wicket-keeper and as a Captain?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is arguably the best Indian Cricket Captain ever. Dhoni’s recent decision to step down as India’s ODI and T20 captain bring back many memories. One persistent, contentious factor has been Dhoni’s alleged favoritism in matters of team selection. MS Dhoni always had his way with team selection. This aspect has caused many cricketing controversies over the decad...

Demonetisation Journey: Rule Changes During Implementation

The demonetization drive had lead to a slow, snail-paced transition to cashless transactions. Meanwhile, here is a chronological document of the demonetization drive in December 2016: Dec 1-Dec 7 Use of old 500 notes ceases at petrol pumps and airline ticket counters. Market stabilization bonds limit raised to 6 tln rupees (for imbibing additional liquidity). Previous order to banks for placing de...

One Day Trip to Visapur fort

Malavli is a popular weekend destination for Punekars. Located enroute to Lonavala, Lohagad is the more popular of the two fort remains located at Malavli. But Visapur is the more mysterious, alluring of the two locations. Visapur is a good choice for trekking and camping. Its height and geography makes for a relatively easy trek. Monsoon can be challenging time for a hike though. You must cut acr...

Looking for Quiet and Serene place? Visit Vembanad Lake Kerala!

Vembanad is quite simply, India’s longest lake. It is a staggering 96 kms in length and 14 kms wide in width. It is also less popular than Alappuzha and this is surprising becasue this lake is a marvel to look at. Vembanad Lake is surrounded by Cochin, Alappuzha and Kottayam. To experience the best of Vembanad, book a hotel near its banks at Kottayam. Travel booking websites provide lucrativ...

Punekar going to kerala For Vacations? Don’t miss Varkala

Before we proceed to Varkala, here’s an insight to Kerala. Early December to February end is probably the best time to visit Kerala. You wouldn’t be hounded by Kerala’s infamous humidity as much during this time. The Pune traveler can discard their sweaters though. Unless you are visiting Munnar, Periyar or parts of Wayanad, winter is at most, a 2-hour early morning season for most of Kerala...

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