The Punekar Podcast

The Punekar Podcast

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

Praful Chandawarkar - the man and his team behind Malaka Spice

Praful Chandawarkar - the man and his team behind Malaka Spice

Meet Punekar Praful Chandawarkar, Founder and Managing Director, Chiranjeev Restaurant and Foods Pvt Ltd (Malaka Spice Group). Praful's career spans more than 32 years post his Hospitality Management and Business Management academia. For the last 23 years he has owned and operated the brand that is ...

Live healthy ft. Avanti Deshpande
The Punekar PodcastAugust 10, 2021x
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00:12:4311.69 MB

Live healthy ft. Avanti Deshpande

A nutritionist with over 20 years of experience, Avanti advises and guides clients about not just weight loss, but also healthy living. In addition to this, she's an author and also has her own line of food products. How does she do so much? What motivates her? And does she have any food and healthy...

Bringing cycling back to Pune
The Punekar PodcastJune 21, 2021x
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00:13:4012.57 MB

Bringing cycling back to Pune

Pune's rich history of cycling had taken a hit over the years. But thanks to groups and initiatives like Speaking Wheels, cycling is being reintroduced to Punekars as a leisure activity. We speak with Amit Gadgil and Rahul Nene of Speaking Wheels who are on a mission to take cycling back to those wh...

Business, Cricket & more with Amit Paranjape

Business, Cricket & more with Amit Paranjape

Welcome to Season 2 of The Punekar Podcast. As a part of a large family run business, Amit Paranjape of PSCL has worked hard to find his niche and make a mark for himself. An engineer, MBA and almost an IPL cricketer, Amit's story is an inspirational one that all youngsters must listen to. Remember ...

Mukta Chaitanya on positive screentime
The Punekar PodcastDecember 21, 2020x
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00:21:5620.14 MB

Mukta Chaitanya on positive screentime

Mukta Chaitanya has completed Psychological First Aid course at Johns Hopkins University and worked as a member on the Cyber ​​Committee of the Women’s Commission. Mukta has received the Arun Sadhu Fellowship for 2019-20. Studies and research are being conducted under the Fellowship on 'Use and Cons...

Crafting the Beer Story of Pune
The Punekar PodcastDecember 15, 2020x
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00:21:3119.76 MB

Crafting the Beer Story of Pune

Saurabh Patvardhan is not a first-generation businessperson, but he's writing up a lot of firsts against his name. Founder of Kimaya Brewing Co. that's affectionately known as #PunyachiBeer (and rightly so!), he has blazed a trail that the traditional Punekar wouldn't have always thought of doing. T...

Arvind Gupta on science, teaching, parenting and turning trash to toys
The Punekar PodcastDecember 10, 2020x
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00:29:4127.21 MB

Arvind Gupta on science, teaching, parenting and turning trash to toys

Meet Padmashri Arvind Gupta, the man who revolutionized turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves while learning basic principles of science and design. He gave one of the most loved TED Talks of all times. Considered as one of Top50 innovators in t...

Umesh Krishna on Wildlife and Career Switching
The Punekar PodcastDecember 01, 2020x
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00:44:3640.88 MB

Umesh Krishna on Wildlife and Career Switching

Electrical engineer, PhD., gypsy driver and robot cleaner. Meet Dr. Umesh Krishna, the wildlife activist who now works for tribal welfare. If ever there was a rollercoaster life story this is it! This Punekar has pretty much seen it and done it all. Tune in and listen to him in conversation with Sid...

Indraneel Chitale on family businesses, growth and legacies
The Punekar PodcastNovember 23, 2020x
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00:28:3826.26 MB

Indraneel Chitale on family businesses, growth and legacies

As a fourth generation leader of one of India's legendary businesses - Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale - Indraneel Chitale is responsible for navigating the business through its next phase of growth, while at the same time retaining its core values and connect with what gave it legendary status. We speak ...