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What to do in Pune this weekend

From music to food to art. Here’s what Pune has in store for you this weekend.

pune Updated: Sep 29, 2017 19:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Spanish for Tree of Light– an esoteric sculpture, unifying the elegance of glass and the brilliance of light.
Spanish for Tree of Light– an esoteric sculpture, unifying the elegance of glass and the brilliance of light.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Young minds at work

Three Pune youngsters, Anvam Nagpal, 17, R Siddharth, 24,and Anvika Nagpal, 12 came together to create ‘Árbol de la Luz’ (Spanish for Tree of Light)– an esoteric sculpture, unifying the elegance of glass and the brilliance of light. A unique representation of one of nature’s great marvels, created by utilizing used glass bottles and different lights and other materials. Who knew recycling could be so much fun?

Árbol de la Luz is nine feet tall, uses over a 100 bottles, weighs more than a tonne, contains at least 250 lights and presents a cleaning nightmare for all concerned. 

“Assembling and fitting each layer of the tree, then adding lights to individual branches, snaking them through the gaps, was the most difficult part of the project. However, it was great fun overcoming the challenges, watching it grow slowly, over 6 months, from just a few bottles to a full fledged tree, complete with branches and fruits,”beams Anvam. 

“Coming up with the structure, including the support for the glass, yet keeping it flexible so that the design could evolve / change as it developed was what I found the most fascinating. Factors such as the contours of a bottle, the availability of different bottle types, the bottle colour etc. all had a role to play in finalizing the design – and there was no shortage of opinions from various sources,” adds Siddharth.

Getting the bottles to stick is what preoccupied young Anvika. “Several tests were carried out using superglue, silicone, clay and even wire, and in the end, thanks to the variety of bottles and shapes used, a combination of multiple agents was used, especially at different parts of the tree”, she explains.

Dr S.B. Mujumdar, Founder and President of Symbiosis, will unveil this fascinating work of art.

Where: 81, Clover Hills, NIBM Road, Pune

When: September 30, 8 pm


Ketan Patwardhan (Left) and Reshma Karkhanis
Ketan Patwardhan (Left) and Reshma Karkhanis ( HT PHOTO )

Where: Tilak Smarak Mandir, Sadashiv Peth 

When: October 1, 5 pm


Poppy Burger
Poppy Burger ( HT PHOTO )

The ‘Kingsman’ Fever kicks in at Hard Rock Cafe with their newly introduced ‘Poppy Burger’. The Poppy Burger is a dangerously delicious take on the man-made burger prepared by the motion picture’s villain, Poppy, played by Julianne Moore. 

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Pune, Koregaon Park

When: Ongoing till October 

Chinese Moon Festival
Chinese Moon Festival ( HT PHOTO )

The Chinese Moon Festival comes to Pune with Chinese and Thai food in a form of set menus with a motive of getting all your families and friends together. 

Where: Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune, Next to Aga Khan Palace

When: October 1 to October 12, Lunch and Dinner

Vietnam - Pho.
Vietnam - Pho. ( HT PHOTO )

Where: Shizusan, Upper Ground Level, Phoenix Marketcity Pune

When: Ongoing, 12 noon to 12am


Pune Fashion Fiesta
Pune Fashion Fiesta ( HT PHOTO )

Where: East Court, Phoenix Market City 

When: October 2, 5:30 pm

Vivaah- A royal exhibit by Pratha, a magnificent exhibition of handwoven, pure silk sarees for weddings. Exquisite bridal sarees and tastefully handpicked sarees for the entire wedding family

Where: Kavita Koparkar Studio, Erandawane

When: September 30, 11 am

First Published: Sep 29, 2017 19:52 IST

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