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Pune Loksabha Elections – AAP Subhash Ware’s Interactions With DGPS & NSCC

On 17th March 2014, Deccan Gymkhana Parisar Samiti (DGPS) had invited Mr. Deepak Paigude (MNS) and Mr. Subhash Ware (AAP) for an interaction. Mr Paigude did not attend.

On 8th April 2014, National Society for Clean Cities (NSCC) had invited 4 candidates, Mr Vishwajeet Kadam (Congress ), Mr Anil Shirole (BJP), Mr. Subhash Ware (AAP) and Mr. Deepak Paigude (MNS) for an interaction. Mr Kadam, Mr. Shirole and Mr. Paigude did not attend.

So while the intent was to record & share videos of all candidates, because of the no-shows, ended up with only videos of Mr. Subhash Ware of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Loksabha Elections 2014 -> Pune votes on 17th April.

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Pune Hill Roads – Consider, Analyze, Evaluate And !! Act !!

The map below shows the two roads and the tunnel proposed in the Draft Development Plan for Old Pune Municipal Corporation limit. Before you read the rest of this piece, I would suggest that you go through the map and try to form an opinion about the impact of the roads on traffic, the hills, the affected neighbourhoods, etc. I have marked out the key landmarks so as to facilitate your analysis.
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DGPS “Meet The Nagarsevaks” Annual Review Meeting – Prabhag 36, Pune

Mr. Rane & Mrs. Sahasrabuddhe were elected to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) from Prabhag 36 in February 2012. Deccan Gymkhana Parisar Samiti had organized the annual nagarsevak review meeting on 10th March 2013. The agenda of the meeting was

A) Review their work over the past year
B) Highlight & discuss the various issues of the Prabhag
C) Know more of their future plans for the Prabhag
D) Status update on any election promises
E) See how DGPS could better work with them on finding solutions for the Prabhag

Below is the playlist of videos from the event, organized into segments (Introduction, Garbage, Traffic, Encroachments, Water, Stray Dogs and Q&A)
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Pune Water Crisis – Dams at 95% capacity. Why the water cuts?

Pune Water CrisisSajag Nagrik Manch had organized a discussion on Pune’s Water Crisis on Sunday 4th Nov @ 5pm at IMDR, BMCC Rd, Pune-4.

The speakers were Pune MLAs – Neelam Gorhe, Madhuri Misal, Bapusaheb Pathare & MNS Leader Vasant More.

Vivek Velankar & Jugal Rathi of Sajag Nagrik manch coordinated the discussion

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Pune Citizen’s Participatory Budget – You Get 5 lakhs To Develop Your Locality

Pune Corporation has invited citizens to submit project ideas that will help improve their locality and help solve a public problem. Under the participatory budget, citizens can suggest civic works upto Rs. 5 lakhs for their ward. This year, each electoral panel has been allotted a total Rs. 50 lakhs. Last date for filing of applications is 10th Sep 2012 Continue reading Pune Citizen’s Participatory Budget – You Get 5 lakhs To Develop Your Locality

Monthly Citizens / Mohalla Committee Meetings At PMC Ward Offices

The PMC Garbage Collection Van on Ghole Road Pune
The PMC Garbage Collection Van on Ghole Road Pune (Photo credit: Ravi Karandeekar)

Do you know that all Pune Municipal Corporation ward offices are supposed to host a monthly meeting with citizens / mohalla committee for the area? At this meeting, citizens can bring up any issues concerning their ward and get answers from the concerned department or the ward officer.

The mohalla committee meeting for the Ghole road ward office (Prabhag 36 & more) includes Deccan Gymkhana, Prabhat, Bhandarkar, Agarkar road is scheduled on 29th March at 12 noon at the Ghole road ward office.

Kothrud’s Moholla Committee meeting is also being held tomorrow at 11 am at the Kothrud Ward Office behind Paranjpe School.

src: Deccan Gymkhana Parisar Samiti & Parivartan

PS: The Ghole road ward officer has changed the timing for the meeting at the last minute from 10am to 12 noon. You might want to call the Ghole road ward office before you head out.

 

Kundali (Horoscope) burning at Mahatma Phule Wada. Protest against Astrology!

The Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti in a protest against astrology has undertaken a mass Kundali (Horoscope) burning event at 11am on 27th Feb 2012 at the Mahatma Phule Wada in Pune. Youngsters from across Pune will destroy their kundalis (horoscopes) in a symbolic protest against the growing influence & menace of astrology.

Along with a rejection of astrology, these youngsters will proclaim their belief in their own ability to chart their futures & their disregard & disbelief in any birth timings or star & planet positions based predictions.

The backdrop for this protest is the recent astrology driven family suicide in Pune. In case you wish to know more about why astrology is a sham & what’s the rationale & need for the rejection & protest against astrology, I would highly recommend that you watch these videos on “Astrology Examined” by Dr. Narendra Dabholkar. Continue reading Kundali (Horoscope) burning at Mahatma Phule Wada. Protest against Astrology!

36+ Social – Cultural Events in Pune Today!

(aka – Why Pune is easily the most culturally & socially vibrant city in Maharashtra and arguably in India.)

Sakal (the most widely read Marathi newspaper in Pune) lists 36 social – cultural events for the day ! The events range from lectures & discussions on China, Savarkar, Religion, Poetry, Literature & even Quasars!

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Save Our Tigers Rally, 3:30pm – 25 Feb at Bal Gandharva

Tiger in South India
Save Our Tigers! Click the Tiger to Join In!

Children today are very aware of the imminent threat to tigers from poachers and from the loss of their jungles. We hope, respectfully, to remind adults to protect and preserve this vital heritage for generations unborn. As always, a key focus for Kids for Tigers will be to “protect the protectors” by winning public support for our brave forest guards and others working to save wild tigers on a daily basis. In the process, virtually all plants and animals that share the tiger’s habitat will receive protection.

With this spirit of wildlife conservation, Kids for Tigers, Pune along with the Vasundhara International Film Festival 2012 and with ‘Sakal’ newspaper group, is organising a ‘Tiger Rally’, the purpose of which will be to raise awareness about the importance of saving the tiger and its forests on Saturday, February 25th 2012. Continue reading Save Our Tigers Rally, 3:30pm – 25 Feb at Bal Gandharva