Monthly Archives: March 2015

Celebrate Gudhi Padwa with Pune Heritage Walk March 21, 2015



Celebrate Gudhi Padwa with Pune Heritage Walk

ard Winning, Pune Heritage Walk is set to give you a fascinating experience of the Maharashtrian culture in its special walk organized this Saturday….. on the occasion of “Gudhi Padwa” !!

“Gudhi Padwa” which marks the beginning of a new Hindu year is celebrated on the first day of the “Chaitra” month of Marathi calendar! In the heart of Pune city, households are decorated with rangolis, marigold garlands and a “Gudhi” is hoisted outside the windows symbolizing the celebration. Join the Heritage Walk with your family and celebrate the Padwa knowing about the rich heritage of Pune city.

Starting point: Pune Municipal Corporation
Language: English
Fees: Rs 350/- (includes guide, comprehensive brochure, refreshment and cultural performance)

For more info call Suchitra on 020 2570 9013




Important: is in no way connected wih his walk. The above information is being shared only for the information of its readers.






Join a cycle ride to discover street art in Pune on 22nd March, 2015 by VIRASAT, Pune

Join us this Sunday for a special cycle ride in “Kasba Peth area

Last month, global artists came together to paint the walls of Kasba Peth with some interesting perspectives. The 2nd edition of the Pune Street Art Project was a great success.

Virasat Pune Club joins the Pune Street Art Project in a fun-filled cycle ride to see over 20 sreet arts in Kasba Peth and listen to the stories from artists themselves.

Sunday 22nd March
7-9 am
Rs 150/-

Meeting point: Under SM Joshi Bridge (Kothrud side)
End point: Shaniwar Wada
Distance: 7km

Need a bicycle?
We have arranged for bicycle rental at Rs 200/- (limited number)
Meeting for bicycle rental will be at 6.15am at Giant Store near Sangam bridge but you need to book ahead.”


This is being organised by VIRASAT, Pune ([email protected]), India and is only sharing it for the benefit for the readers.

‘Visit to the General Post Office, Bengaluru, India’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Bangaluru 580 40Bengaluru GPO. (Photo source-internet)

When I was in Bengaluru in January, one of my friends suggested that I visit the Bengaluru General Post Office (GPO). The building is nice, he said, and added that I must also visit their Philately Section.

the GPO building was imposing from outside and spacious, neat and clean from inside. The Philately Section on the first floor too was spacious and well organised. I took a number of photos but unfortunately later on,  while transferring those to the pen-drive something happened and I lost about 350 photos that I had taken in Bengaluru & in Chennai.

Anyway, I bought two sets of stamps from the GPO as small souvenirs. Take a look.  indian musicians stamp 640 66indiand lighthouses stamps 580 66

‘Respectful salute to 112 Indian soldiers who attained martyrdom at Neuve Chapelle, France on March 11, 1915′ by K.J.S.Chatrath

New Chapelle Memorial France Oct 15, 2009 049-580 75Memorial to Indian soldiers at Neuve Chapelle, France.

On this day, one hundred years back, on March 11, 1915, Rifleman Ait Singh Gurung (#4230-2nd King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles [The Sirmoor Rifles]), Sepoy Bachitar Singh (#4626- 59th Scinde Rifles [Frontier Force]), Sepoy Ram Sarup (#2435 – Jats), Sepoy Makhmad Ali (#4361-59th Scinde Rifles [Frontier Force]) and 109 other Indian soldiers died fighting at Neuve Chapelle, France.
Respectful salute to them.
Coming soon more details in my book ‘Indian martyrs of World War-I in Neuve Chapelle Memorial and Mazargues Cemetery, France’