Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passes away in Mumbai at age of 70. He was suffering from Cancer.. Son of famous choreographer Snehal Bhatkar. Serials Damini, Hello Inspector, Films.Ashtavinayak, Maherchi Sadi. Survived by Son Harshvardhan & Daughter In Law

An evening of piano music by the students of Lalrintluangi will be held on Sunday 3rd and 10th February 2019 at 4 pm at Mazda Hall.
Sardar Dastur School

Poona Music Society members are welcome to attend the programme.

AR Mrs. India ‘SHE CAN, SHE WILL’ beauty pageants auditions to be held in Pune

: Walk the ramp is a dream that every woman wishes in her life and if the opportunity is for married women then it is like a breathing space towards their hopes.

Here is a chance to make your dream come true. 1st AR Mrs. India ‘SHE CAN, SHE WILL’ beauty pageant is all set to come to Pune after their auditions at Lucknow and Nagpur.

This beauty pageant is a platform for married women who have always wished to stepping up in entertainment industry.

The audition will be taking place in Pune at Taj Vivanta Blue Diamond on 3rd February, 2019 from 12 to 6 pm.

TV Stars like Manish Raisinghani, Srishti Rode, Avika Gor, Vishal Aditya Singh and Nivedita Basu will be the Jury members of the audition. Desirous candidates can register themselves on the website.

AR Mrs India pageant is happening all over India and its produced and organized by Mr. Ashish Rai’s AR Entertainment Group and the CEO Mrs. Nivedita Basu.

“AR Mrs. INDIA ‘SHE CAN, SHE WILL’ is the pageant where we only believe in empowering women. We want to give chance to all the married women who have always wished in their childhood of wining the crown with all the fame, name and success. Unlike other pageants it’s the only pageant in India where we are only taking the registration fee of 2000rs from each contestant as it is affordable by lower-middle-class women.

There are no hidden charges or additional fees in case if the contestant is selected” said Mr. Ashish Rai, Owner, Producer of AR Mrs. India and AR Entertainment Group.

So hurry up and grab the opportunity….

When : Sunday, 3rd February, 2019

Audition Venue : Taj Vivanta Blue Diamond, Koregaon Park

Time : 12 to 6 PM

Poverty stricken Nepalese 16yr old Boxer from Pune-Aakash Gurav strikes Silver Medal in recently held ” Khelo India Youth Games ” held at Balewadi Stadium, Pune.

Monday, 4 February 2019 from 18:00-19:30
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Screenwriters Association India
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My dear friend & colleague
Shri Milind Pathareji
General Secretary
Bestowed with
Shiv Chatrapati Purruskar
As a Taekwondo Senior Instructor

Pune International Centre (PIC) cordially invites you to attend the Pune release and panel discussion of the book

“Leap Frogging to Pole-Vaulting” is a manifesto for the future, simplifying complex global problems and rendering none unsolvable. Through innovative frameworks and inspiring case studies, the book instils confidence in using our values and learnings to ‘pole-vault’ into a new future.

Prof. Amitav Mallik

Chairperson, Programmes Committee and, Trustee PIC

Mr. Arun Firodia

Chairman, Kinetic India and Trustee, PIC

Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar

President, PIC

Mr. Ravi Pandit

Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO, KPIT Technologies and Trustee, PIC

The programme will be chaired by

Dr. S. B Mujumdar

Founder and President, Symbiosis Society and Trustee, PIC
Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019

Time: 05:30 PM onwards
(Tea begins at 05:00 PM)

Venue: Auditorium, Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA), Baner Road, Pune

Entry is free and open to all

Times & Trends Academy’s Annual Fashion Show surprises Pune with Fashion of Tomorrow

Pune, January 2019: Pune remains speechless with delight following the grand and spectacular Fashion show – artha 2019 – a Union of passionate minds, which took place in January @ Liberty Square, Phoenix Marketcity, Pune. The excitement in the air was highly evident as crowds arrived to witness this wonderful event which was indeed the highlight of a mega fashion show in Pune. It was a starry evening event which witnessed the presence of some of Bollywood’s fashion icons Like Costume Designer Chandrakant Sonawane, Costume Designer Manasi Attarde, critically acclaimed Director Rima Amrapurkar, Founder of A&I Forum Mr. Amit Danait, Creator of Sholay 3D Mr Hemant Shinde. The event also had on its red carpet personalities like Hon. Mayor Ms Mukta Tilak and Hon. MP from Pune Constituency Shri Anil Shirole to mention.

Times & Trends Academy provided a wonderful platform to present the exclusive collection over a Grand Stage, prominent celebrities, elegant models, Finest Designers and Jaw Dropping Garments. Inspired by today’s Fashion and Vision for tomorrow’s Vogue, TTA artha 2019 collection was cleaved into 10 sequences. Featuring more than 100 designers from various regions, the Fashion Show showcased the latest collection of garments, fashion accessories, fabrics and clothing accessories. Artha – a union of passionate minds this year stood for the radiant ladies who are empowering India each day. Inspired by the multifaceted Women, artha-2019 collection was a perfect blend of past, present, and future. Visually hypnotic, timeless and sophisticated elegance is what this collection offered. Each dress is absolutely unique, both with regard to the design and the fabric.

The runway witnessed polished Power Dressing in the sequence of mesmerizing London, to the Mahabharat inspired collection. In sync with the theme of Women Empowerment, a theme was dedicated to journey of a life described through tree. Aura of mystery was created by the Aghori collection with the smoky touch and terrific music to woo the audience. Promoting womanhood and gender equality, this collection also celebrates the creation of life through the mellow moods of nature. Artha 2019 will also display the Jewels of African land, Cambodian Royalty and the Persian Fashion aroma. The dresses exude solar radiance, feminine grace, and poise celebrating the silhouette of gender equality. Hence, each collection includes men’s wear with the power of telling a story never heard before. Star-studded artha 2018 concluded with a fantastic collection from Popular TV series Games of Thrones.

This year Times & Trends Academy also launched a Fashion Calendar 2019 from the hands of Bollywood’s Favorite Costume Designer Mr Chandrakant Sonawane. Mr Sonawane is also Chief Mentor for Fashion Domain in India’ Premium Vocational Training Academy Times & Trends Academy. During the event, Chandrakant Sonawane said, ‘Times & Trends Academy has been producing Costume Designers who have gained expertise to meet the creative & technical demands of the Bollywood Industry. I am glad to be associated with the Academy that is the future of Entertainment Industry. I am very happy to share that I have chosen TTA students for my next Project film Modi.’

TTA Founder & Chairman Mr Amit Agrawal said, ‘With each year, India is progressing towards new thinking and new parameters are welcomed in a day to day life. TTA always believes that Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. Our Fashion Show was all about the showcasing each phase and celebrating life through the lens of past, present and future. Hence, we included jewellery of the past, our golden history, the trending power packed present and the forthcoming days of lives. At TTA, Each day is filled with new aspirations and a fresh step to achieve peace of mind, financial freedom and a career for life. This year Times & Trends Academy has also launched the Fashion Calendar for 2019 which is showcasing the best of our designer’s creativity and vision.’

Hon. Mayor Ms Mukta Tilak congratulated the organizers and the TTA Family for the successful event. Hon. Mayor emphasized that Academy’s like TTA is a perfect blend of the culture and the modernity offered to the students and Mr Amit Agrawal’s vision to promote vocational education and bridge the massive gap in the education system is commendable. Facilitating the Fashion Designers Hon. MP Shri Anil Shirole also congratulated complete management for the wonderful purpose that brought TTA into existence. Appreciating the creativity showcased by TTA Fashion Designers, Mr Shirole felicitated students with the achievement trophies for outstanding work in the Fashion Show. ‘Students of Times & Trends Academy are truly blessed with the Chairman like Amit Ji and the Management who work each day, each minute to provide students with the world-class education and exposure to the Industry Requirements’, said Mr Amit Danait Founder of A&I Forum. Mr Danait is also Chief Mentor for TTA’s Interior Design Domain.


The Poona Club Limited finished the first of its kind Poona club Golf league in style.

· Panchshil Aces became the first ever team to win the prestigious league.
· Sponsored by “Venky’s” & cosponsored by Syska.
· The teams were owned by renowned businessmen like Yohan Poonawalla, Vason Enginers Ltd, Westin Pune, Panchsil, Filtrum, Kalyani Group, Shirke and Syska.

Pune, January 2019: ‘The Poona Club Golf League 2019’ began on January 25th and was a 3 day affair that got over with much aplomb and fanfare. The 3 day league was attended by socialites, game enthusiasts and celebrities from the city. The league was played between eight teams at the magnificent Poona Club Golf Course which is the only 18 hole golf course in the city spread across about 100 acres of lush greenery. Andrew Pinto, Chairman of the league said, “We are proud that the first golfing league gained so much popularity and had raised awareness about this sport. Golf is gaining momentum in the country and we are happy that we provided a platform for budding players to hone their talent for the sport.

The league was played between eight teams with 12 members each. This platform also gave a big boost to women and junior players as it was mandatory for each team to have atleast one lady, one junior and one senior player in each team. The eight teams that competed against each other were Yohan Poonawalla Eagles, Roary’s Lions by The Westin Pune, Panchshil Aces, Filtrum Eye of the Tiger, The Holey Ones by Vascon, Amazing Albatrosses by the Kalyani Group, The Angry Birdies by Shirke and Swinging Sultans by Syska.

Some of the marquee players included Dr. Date for Poonawala, Rohan Dholepatil for Roary’s Lions, Pratik Nimale for Panchshil, Shishir Donde for Kalyani Amazing Albatrosses, Amit Bhattachrya for Vascon The Holey Ones, Jay Shirke for Shirke The Angry Birdies, Aaron Rocky for Syska Swinging Sultans, Col Dhar for Filtrum Eye of the Tiger amongst other talented players.
The organizing committee comprised of proficient members such as Swastik Sirsikar (Captain), Andrew Pinto (Chairman), Indraneel Mujgule (Committee Member), Aditya Deshmukh (Member) and Aditya Kanetkar (Tournament Director).

Winning Categories –
Closest to the pin on hole #4- Jaywant Thorat- Panchshil Aces
Closest to pin on hole #16- Jay Shirke- Audio Lounge Shirke Angry Birdies
Straightest drive on hole#3- Nitin Lunkad- Kalyani Amazing Albatrosses
Longest drive on hole #18- Pranav Mardikar -Yohan Poonawalla Eagles
Top 3 junior golfers- Ira Joshi – 11 points from Shirke -The angry Birdies & Rajvir, Urja-9 points each – Syska Swinging Sultan
Best lady golfer- Bhakti Thorat- Yohan Poonawalla Eagles
Best senior golfer- Col. Bhandarkar- Syska Swinging Sultan
Golfer of the tournament- Dinou Mahajan – Panchshil Aces

Winning order

1. Panchshil Aces
2. Yohan Poonawala Eagles
3. Syska Swinging Sultans
4. Shirke- The Angry Birdies
5. Filtrum- Eye of the tiger
6. The Westin- Roary’s Lions
7. Vascon- The Holey ones
8. Kalyani- Amazing Albatrosses