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Conference on Carbon Capture and Its Utilization

December 14-15, 2018, CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

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    CCU 2018
    CCU 2018 is organized by CSIR-NCL, Pune.
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    The Venue
    CCU 2018 will be held at CSIR-NCL, Pune.
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    View the programme schedule of CCU 2018.
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    Confirm your place as Pre-Registration closes on 15 November, 2018
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    Discover Pune
    Know the sights and travel details about Pune.

Culture & Entertainment


Ganesh Festival

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of the lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.
It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day when Ganesha was born. Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel.
The festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 19 August and 20 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).


In food, as in all else, Pune believes in tradition. All-time Maharashtrian favourites include Puran Poli (a paratha stuffed with jaggery and dal), Aamti (masala dal), and Alu chi Vadi (steamed arbi leaves, fried in an unusual sweet and spicy masala). Also popular are the wholesome Pithla Bhakri, Varan Bhat, Matki Ki Usal and Thali Pith.

Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale

Few tourists leave Pune without a sizable parcel of bhakarwadis from Chitale Bandhu. This shop is also popular for its fresh shrikhand, pedhas and modaks.

Laxmi Narayan Chiwda

While the Chitales also make a great chiwda, the real specialists are the Laxmi Narayan Chiwda people. Laxmi Narayan Chiwda is now available across the globe, but Pune is where it comes from.


Tulsi Baug, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar (Deccan Gymkhana), Juna Bazaar, Laxmi Road , Mahatma Gandhi Road those are well known places for shopping.

Tulsi Baug

This is the noisiest market area of Pune. Filled with temporary stalls and lined shops, you can find household items as well as cosmetic jewellery here

Juna Bazaar

Find a treasure trove in the aptly-named Juna Bazaar or Old Market. Antique coins are casually sold along with mundane accessories like necklaces, screw drivers and door hinges. Many Puneites are unaware that antiques are sold here for a pittance, but umpteen foreigners and amateur coin collectors are familiar with this street. You can find anything here

Laxmi Road

A visit to Pune is incomplete if you have not visited Laxmi Road at least once. Laxmi Road is he real heart of Pune -- a fact attested by the crowds and the hustle and bustle on this road as well as on any of the countless narrow side streets that crisscross it.
Over 90 percent of its length is literally lined with shops on both sides. It is mainly famous for its garment shops, suitable for all climates and purses. Jewellery shops take a distant second. Laxmi Road is closed on Mondays and in the afternoons.

Music, Movies and Theatre

Western music performances and rock shows are held throughout the year. Such information can be found in the local dailies. Most of the colleges here have very professionally organised annual festivals offering a gamut of Western and Indian music competitions, fashion shows and fun games. Also the famous Gandharva Mahotsav held here every December attracts serious music lovers. You can hear great performers of Indian classical music at a very nominal price.
Empire Cinema, Connaught Road and West End Cinema on Moledina Road both show pulpy English language films, while West End also screens Bollywood flicks in the afternoon. The Film and Television Institute of India, Law College Road is known for its many famous alumni and offers more serious movies, though you have to be a member. Nehru Memorial Hall, in the Cantonment area, and Bal Gandharva Theater, Jangli Maharaj Road, stage performances of Indian drama, music and dance.

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