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17 Things Everyone Experiences When They Move To Pune

"Sunday? Cookout scenes, bro."

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1. As soon as you move to Pune, the first thing you'll probably notice is that the weather is infinitely better than most places you've been to.

Where have you been all my life?
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Where have you been all my life?

2. Within no time, you'll have determined where you go for your misal pav, and where you go for your S.P.D.P.

Bedekar for misal pav, and Kalyan Bhel for S.P.D.P, no doubt.
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Bedekar for misal pav, and Kalyan Bhel for S.P.D.P, no doubt.

3. You'll also be very well-versed in the places you need to visit right after your meal.

Kayani's for the Shrewsbury, and Chitale Bandhu for the bhakarwadi, no doubt.
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Kayani's for the Shrewsbury, and Chitale Bandhu for the bhakarwadi, no doubt.

4. But the morning starts with just one combination: a plate of poha and a steaming cup of chai.

Why change anything so perfect?
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Why change anything so perfect?

5. You'll learn how to play good cop-bad cop with autorickshaw drivers, depending on the time of day.

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6. OR you'll get yourself some kind of two-wheeler, so that you can chill whenever the hell you want.

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7. You'll soon realise that calling someone dada/maushi goes a looooong way if you want something on the double.

Literally the best life-hack you need in Pune.
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Literally the best life-hack you need in Pune.

8. If you like painting the town red, Pune's young-ass crowd will ensure that you always have someone to party with.

Challenge: You won't be able to hit up all the places in Koregaon Park in just one night.
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Challenge: You won't be able to hit up all the places in Koregaon Park in just one night.

9. And even if you're not a club-dweller, you'll feel right at home because Pune celebrates every damn festival there is.

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10. And if that's not your cup of tea, all you need to do is drive to the outskirts of the city for some instant peace and quiet.

We suggest you try the view from atop Sinhgad Fort, for starters.
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We suggest you try the view from atop Sinhgad Fort, for starters.

11. It won't take long for you to find out that all the beer you've ever had is basically garbage, because Pune is where it's at.

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12. And the same goes for the coffee.

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13. You'll soon be able to wax eloquent on all things music, what with the weekly trips to Toons, as well as the annual pilgrimage to the NH7 Weekender.

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14. Your ability to speak Marathi will increase tenfold every time you have to speak to a cop.

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15. If, at any point, you think you know the city, all you need to do is visit the various "peths", and get lost in the labyrinth of streets there.

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16. Sundays are almost guaranteed to be reserved for just one thing – "Cookout scenes, bro."

17. And if you're ever leaving Pune, you can rest assured that the city will always welcome you with open arms, just the way it always has.

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