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Stories from Pune. Meet the people, live the history and discover not just a city, but a whole way of life.

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Stories from Pune. Meet the people, live the history and discover not just a city, but a whole way of life.

    Satish Khade - the 'Aqua Man' we need

    Satish Khade - the 'Aqua Man' we need

    Satish Khade, a civil engineer, has been a water activist and has been working in the field of water conservation for more than a decade. He is the editor of the monthly 'Jalsanvad' publication running from last 17 years & dedicated to Water issues only. A true Punekar at heart, he's been guiding several govt and non govt organizations to create awareness and actionable steps in this domain. His contribution as a member and president of the Rotary club has been exemplary.
    He is a core Team member of Jalbiradari, Maharashtra and is the district director for water and sanitation for 2021-22. He's also the author of the book 'Abhinav Jalnayak'.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Kaustubh Radkar - Iron Man from the non-cinematic Universe

    Kaustubh Radkar - Iron Man from the non-cinematic Universe

    Dr. Kaustubh Radkar a 27 time Ironman finisher across all continents, the Only Indian to do so; with the vision of creating a healthy platform for Indians but rest of the world to train for different sports.  A Johns Hopkins trained rehabilitation specialist Dr Radkar moved to India in December 2013, and has worked selflessly in motivating people across all age groups, walks of life to take up an active lifestyle.
    He was the only Indian to finish Ironman World Championship at Kona in 2017. A former Indian national swimming champion for 1995-2000, Kaustubh was also the fastest Indian at the Comrades Ultra marathon in 2016; and holds the record for the Fastest Debut for an Indian at Ultraman Florida. The Ultraman Triathlon is a 3 day event which consists of 10 km swimming, 423 km cycling and 84.4 km running spread over 3 days with a hard cut off of 12 hours each day. Kaustubh Radkar has also been selected as one of the Fit India Ambassador, which is part of the Fit India Movement, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • 19 min
    Ar.Avinash Nawathe - 3 decades of changing Pune's skyline

    Ar.Avinash Nawathe - 3 decades of changing Pune's skyline

    Ar. Avinash Nawathe approaches design like a poet, for him it all starts with the words, the underlying concept that is to be put to meter in form of a 'sketch'. His ability to connect architecture with the essence of life, i.e. human emotion, is what made him the stalwart he is today. There were many who influenced him, not just with his career but in every sphere of life that gave him the vast reservoir from where his ideas manifest. Afterall life and architecture are inseparable, both are interdependent and influence each other greatly. As a master in his craft, working tirelessly in the stubborn Pune market, he understands that the major challenge in architectural creations, is maintaining your architectural intent without any compromise in the midst of multiple demands of different disciplines including the local byelaws.

    The seed for "AvinashNawathe Architects", was sowed in the year 1985, it burst open in Pune's real estate scenario with dynamism and creativity, strengthening its roots in a market that has a reputation for being demanding and having an uncompromising attitude towards quality. 
    Today it stands tall and proud with 1000+ completed projects, over 300+ number of ongoing project. ANA now has a robust team of 75 highly qualified personnel, working cohesively in a progressive, rigorous & challenging environment.

    • 31 min
    Shivkumar Javdekar and the joy of creating iconic landmarks in Pune

    Shivkumar Javdekar and the joy of creating iconic landmarks in Pune

    Having the urge and inquisitiveness to learn and explore, Shivkumar Javdekar earned his Civil Engineering degree from Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Pune. Getting the perfect head start, Shivkumar started his career as a Junior Engineer with the esteemed Shapoorji Pallonji at their Mercedes Benz (c/o Tata Motors) plant in Pimpri, Pune. Discovering his interests in construction, he went on to work with eminent names in the real-estate industry.

    He then co-founded Pandit Javdekar with Rahul Pandit, who shared his vision and passion for excellence and achievement. A stickler for perfection, Shivkumar personally scrutinizes every aspect of the construction and business at large to make sure that as the business grows, the fineness and innovations are enhanced to suit the scale. Through his perseverance and actions he attests, ‘We are in this business not just because it is lucrative, we are here for the joy of creation.’

    Shivkumar is a fountain of innovative business ideas and often takes on the role as a leader of the business – assuming full responsibility for its performance, success, or failure.

    An avid reader, Shivkumar is also an enthusiastic traveler. He loves to explore and takes the time to travel across the world to appreciate prominent structures and buildings.

    • 21 min
    Shrirang Godbole

    Shrirang Godbole

    Meet the man behind films like Harishchandra chi factory and Chintoo.

    In 1979, he Shrirang started his career as a stage actor when he joined Theatre Academy, Pune. He acted in Jabbar Patel's Ghashiram Kotwal, Padgham and Satish Alekar's Mahanirvan, Pralay, Bhint, Atireki. In 1986, he started writing his own plays. He started writing for Grips Theatre Movement in India. Godbole has directed many TV serials and films. Many events including Award Ceremonies, Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, The PIFF Bazar are coordinated by him.

    Working as a Producer, Writer, Director for Films, Television, Theatre, Children's Theatre & Theatre in Education, Innovative Educational Solutions and Online Educational Content. 

    He has received many awards including National as well as Maharashtra State Awards for Feature Films and Theatre, Zee Marathi Awards, Zee Talkies Awards, Maharashtra Times Ma.Ta. Sanman awards and many more.

    • 26 min
    Rahul Solapurkar - journey from theatre, films and a globally renowned orator

    Rahul Solapurkar - journey from theatre, films and a globally renowned orator

    Rahul Solapurkar is an actor par excellence and has contributed as an actor in marathi cinema with the films like Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Rajmata Jijau, Dhumakool, Jai Hind and Natha Pure Aata. Also v.well know for his portrayal of Taklya Haiwan in Thartharat (1987). For the last 40 years he has been working as a professional actor on stage, television & films. Being part of more than 100 marathi films, 6 hindi films & many television serials & programs, he has also delivered lectures on different subjects all over the world. Being a true Punekar at heart, he is also active in a lot of social causes.

    Credits:

    Amit Dharma - interview host

    Vardhan Deshpande - sound engineer

     

    • 28 min

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