Review: ‘One with Nature’, Fun Nature Fest for Kids and Parents!

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar


Pic Curtesy: Beyond Academics

One of Pune’s biggest landmark, Empress garden in camp has been a host to numerable kid friendly activities over the past few years. One such fun fest was organized by Beyond Academics in December 8th and 9th 2018 called the ‘One with Nature’ which the twins attended (They were 5 years old then). With a Sprawling garden specializing in regional plants, with rare trees, flowers and a kids’ area, it was a day well spent with lots of kid oriented fun activities.

‘ONE WITH NATURE’ is an annually organized fest by ‘Beyond Academics’ held in Pune and Mumbai. They had an exciting line up of free activities to reconnect kids with nature like: Storytelling, Nature Games, Art and Craft, Yoga, Scavenger Hunts, Recycling and much more. These activities were conducted free of cost in a common open arena surrounded by the beauty of nature. Picture4I personally liked the Yoga session which was specially designed for kids integrated with different stories.  They also had paid activities like: Adventure sports, Science & Nature, Art & Craft, Sensory Play and to top it all, Mouth-watering Food Stalls, Pop Up Stalls & much more!!Picture3

In adventure sports the main attraction was the ‘Zip- Line” which the twins tried for the first time, since then they make a beeline for it wherever they come across it. The twins also tried their hand in pottery which was yet another interesting activity. Obstacle course was also pretty much adventurous.


The tickets were available on bookmyshow.com with discounted rates. Ample parking was present in Empress garden. Since it was in December, the weather was cool and pleasant.

One with Nature – Pune – Edition 2(Click on the link for more details) will be held on Jan 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM – Jan 12, 2020 at 6 PM at Empress Garden. Don’t miss it.

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Review: ‘Bumble Jumble’ Play centre at Undri, Pune

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar


Spread over an area of 10,000+ sq. ft., Bumble Jumble will enchant your little ones with a vivacious assortment of age-appropriate and gadget-free games and activities. Peppered with dollops of bright colours from ceiling to floor overlooking the in-house restaurant separated by a glass partition, the entire play area is a visual treat.

Ratings: ★★★★ ½ (4.5 out of 5)

Location: 5th and 6th Floor, Dorabjee’s Royale Heritage Mall, Next to Vibgyor School, Mohammadwadi, NIBM Road, Pune

Contact: +91 96088 08808

Parking: Has ample parking space in the basement of the mall and charges Rs 20/- for a four wheeler

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/bumblejumblepune

Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm all days

Charges: Rs 499 on weekdays and Rs 599 on weekends for one child accompanied by one adult. for an hour. Ideal for all ages: 1-13 years

Socks are mandatory, you can also buy them for Rs. 50/pair

Attractions: There are two levels t Bumble Jumble, hence twice the fun. Picture9Picture8Picture7Picture6Picture4Picture3Picture5On the first floor, there are games and activities like toddler’s play area, magic sandbox, interactive piano, sensory wall games, sand pit, ball pool, role play zones, doll house and balloon room. But, if your kids want to get more adventure rush, then they can experience it with car track, football dart and a play structure with a 20ft slide on the second floor.Picture2Picture10


Attraction for grown-ups: The best part of this play center is it’s adjoining pure veg, multi-cuisine restaurant ‘Hunger House’ which serves delectable goodies that leave you craving for more. The glass partition ensures that you can keep an eye on your kids in case you don’t join them. After the kids are out of the play area, you can treat them to yummy delights and refuel their energy! Bumble Jumble also doubles up as a birthday party venue. I celebrated by twins’ 5th birthday at this venue herePicture1

Safety: The play areas are baby proofed and most of the other games are safe. .

Hygiene: The play area is very well maintained and clean. Washroom is available inside the store.

Staff: The staff is friendly and helpful and keep an eye on the kids.

Other attractions in the mall: The mall has a variety of branded stores which give a good shopping experience. The mall also has a toy train on the second floor. Crossword is also right across, on the same floor.

Overall a must visit!!!!

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School Admissions (Part 1): Types of school boards in India

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela

Education plays an important role in the progress of an individual’s mind and country. Education being one of the most important factors responsible to shape the personality of an individual.

Quality is the most cherished goal in human endeavour and especially in the field of education, hence choosing the right board and school for your child becomes a very important factor. Education in India is very highly dependent on the syllabus offered and most parents choose schools based on the syllabus it offers rather than on the kind of education imparted by the school. There are lot of factors which determine school admissions, so in this post I have discussed  basic points about the types of school boards in India. Continue reading