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Weekend Delights in Pune: Exploring Pride Month and Culinary Delights

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to the exciting events and culinary experiences awaiting you in Pune this weekend. Discover the vibrant atmosphere, cultural diversity, and mouthwatering street food that make Pune a city like no other. Whether you're a music lover, an art enthusiast, or a foodie seeking delectable treats, we have something special in store for you.

Embracing Diversity and Empowering Stories

“Homeless: Growing up Lesbian and Dyslexic in India” Book Launch

When: June 10 

Contact: 9890992470

We invite you to an intimate conversation with K Vaishali, the author of the captivating memoir “Homeless.” Delve into the author’s personal journey as she navigates her sexuality and dyslexia in a society that often struggles with acceptance. Joining us for this enlightening session is Shyam Konnur, the esteemed founder of Mist LGBTQ Foundation and Mr Gay India 2020. Together, they will shed light on the challenges faced by the queer community and the path to a more inclusive future.

An Exploration of Ecosophies and Sociopolitical Conflict

Where: Pagdandi Bookstore, Baner 

When: June 11 

Contact: 9890992470

Discover the thought-provoking book “Ecosophies of Freedom” by Milind Wani and Sucharita Dutta – Asane. Engage in a stimulating discussion led by Anil Menon, a renowned writer and editor, and Priya Sarukkai Chabria, a distinguished translator and writer. Unveil profound insights into the root causes of human suffering and the quest for equilibrium in our society. This captivating dialogue will challenge your perspectives and ignite a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

Enriching Cultural Experiences

Stage Play Writing Contest: Unleash Your Creativity

Where: Online Google Form on Facebook page- Sanhita Manch and Instagram Page Being Association 

When: Till June 30 

Contact: 07038708893, 09168012997

Calling all aspiring playwrights! Sanhita Manch 2023 presents a nationwide stage playwriting contest open to participants from across the globe. Express your creativity and originality through plays scripted in Hindi, Marathi, or English. Esteemed theatre personalities like Atul Tiwari and Purva Naresh will carefully evaluate the submissions. Seize this opportunity to showcase your talent and contribute to the thriving theatre scene.

Unveiling Pune’s Culinary Tapestry: The Snack Walk

Where: JJ Garden, Camp 

When: June 11 

Contact: 9405591758, 9011040773

Embark on a culinary adventure as you join Jayesh Paranjpe on a delightful Snack Walk through the vibrant Camp area. Immerse yourself in the rich fusion of traditional and authentic flavours, tantalizing your taste buds with a myriad of savoury treats. Explore the diverse street food scene that defines Pune’s gastronomic identity, and uncover hidden culinary gems that will leave you craving more.

Celebrating Art and Legacy

Venus Traders’ 50th Anniversary Art Fest

Where: Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery, Ghole Road 

When: June 9- June 11 

Contact: 9689308745

Join us in commemorating 50 glorious years of Venus Traders with an extraordinary Art Fest. Immerse yourself in the world of art as you witness over 100 exquisite paintings created by veteran artists, college students, and talented hobbyists. This grand event provides a platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to showcase their artistic prowess. Be captivated by the creative expressions and celebrate the power of art in our lives.

Musical Extravaganza and Photo Exhibition

Where: Yashwantrao Chavan Sabhagruha 

When: June 10 and June 11

Contact: 992290780

In honour of the legendary Padma Vibhushan Pandit Kumar Gandharva’s birth centenary, we present an enchanting musical treat. Indulge your senses with mesmerizing performances by renowned artists such as Vidushi Prabha Atre and Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande. Lose yourself in the musical journey, immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of classical music. Additionally, a captivating exhibition of rare photographs from the esteemed Kumar Gandharva Pratishthan collection awaits your exploration, offering a glimpse into the maestro’s life and legacy.

As the weekend approaches, Pune beckons with its vibrant cultural scene and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the enriching Pride Month events and explore the city’s core through its diverse street food offerings. Delve into empowering stories, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and witness the artistic brilliance that Pune has to offer. Join us on this captivating journey, savouring the flavours, melodies, and experiences that make Pune an extraordinary destination. Embrace the weekend’s delights and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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