Mawla Group, Pune

Mawla Group, Pune. Contact Dinesh 9890774748

Thursday, April 12, 2007

We will be back

The group isn't doing much for past few months due to busy corporate lives of the moderators. However, its time to come back. We will be back soon. Keep in touch with the blog.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Night trek and cleanup campaign at Lohagad

Photograph by: स्वच्छंद™

Mawla Group, Pune will be arranging a night trek to Lohagad fort on 10 and 11 June, 2006. We will be climbing on 10th June (Saturday) night and will be back by Sunday afternoon.
This protector of Bhor Ghat resides close to Lonawala. So the trek will be convinient to both Punekars and Mumbaikars.

Cleanup activities will form a major part of the trek.
Those who are interested please mail us or call Dinesh at 9890897198.

Mawla Group, Pune
Cleanup campaign at Tikona
Feedback from participants

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Reactions about Tikona Cleanup

Hello friends
It had been long time after our cleanup campaign at Tikona. We have recieved quite good appreciation from various people about the activity. I would like to thank them all for their appreciation. We would also like to thank "Tekdi" and "Sahyadrilovers" people for their support to our activity.

Here we put up few reactions we received.

Indeed a great efforts and very commendable too. I am proud that we have young generation like this which takes part in such creative activity. Bravo guys and gals that you do such wonderful act of preserving our historical forts.

great achievements. pass by time and need not mention they have their essence in the air.

Capt Gajanan B Karanjikar
Master Mariner, MNI

Great job guys keep it up...


I am really very impressed by the way your team has worked for the cleaning of the Tikona fort. Photographs clearly reveal of the efforts taken by your team in completing these endeavors are tremendous.

KshitiZ Group

Good work! Keep it up!

Sudarshan Bhat

I really feel proud to see your photos of cleaning Campaign of Tikona Durg. Gr8 Job. I will be very happy and thankfull, if i can join for next movement.

Yogesh Pathak

I want to join your group for further movements. Please let me know the plans.

Arti Kulkarni

I really appreciate the novel movement started by you guys.... I saw the photographs posted wherin the Tikona was cleaned ... In future if you have any ideas as such please do Inform me as I too would like to join you....

Vishal Chaudhary

All we have to say is lots of thanks for your kind words.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Feedback of Tikona Cleanup Campaign

Here is the feedback we received from the participants of Tikona Cleanup campaign.

Kishor Bagde: organization and food was great. I liked the idea of fort cleanup.

Pradnya Purke: It was a good and learnable experience. The idea of cleaning is very nice.

AmolAmol Katare: This was first time I've enjoyed so much in my life. I was amazed to see the energy shown by all. It was one of the most thrilling experience in my life. I thank Dhiraj and Dinesh for organizing the trek so well.

Ameya Shete: This has been a learning experience. Hope together we can create and maintain our history.

Tushar Dhage: This experience was so amazing. I met with lot of new friends.

Nikhil Sawe: It was a great experience. Hope we keep up the zest.

Deepmala Chavan: This was first adventure of my life and that was awesome. Thanks for being such great trek mate. Enjoyed with all.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Photos of Tikona Cleanup campaign

The photos of Tikona Cleanup Campaign has been uploaded. Check out here

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Report about Tikona Cleanup Campaign

A trek and cleanup campaign at fort Tikona was organised by Mawla Group, Pune on December 17th and 18th, 2005. The campaign was a big success. Here is a brief report about this campaign.

Need of the campaign

The following images clear the need of cleanup campaign

The cave before the cleanup

The temple before cleanup

What We did

Cleaning the floor

Repairing the risky route that goes to the caves

Cleaning the caves

Cleaning walls

Cleaning Cave walls

Because we had a passion to clean it, at any cost

We can manage any problem (Repairing the torn bags)


Caves after cleanup

Temple after cleanup

Other activities

Campfire (We didn't cut a single wood for campfire)

Enjoying the food

What is a trek without little mischief

The team

1) Dinesh Soni
2) Dhiraj Jain
3) Tushar Dhage
4) Amol Katare
5) Kishor Bagde
6) Pranali Bharambe
7) Nilesh Chaudhari
8) Deepmala Chavan
9) Pradnya Purke
10) Nikhil Salve
11) Ameya Shete

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Seats filling up fast

The limited seats for Tikona trek and cleanup campaign scheduled on 17th and 18th December, are filling up fast.. Confirm your seat as soon as possible..
Contact Dhiraj @ 9890793853
            Dinesh @ 9890897198
Dinesh H. Soni

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Green Pune Movement

Green Pune Movement organised a peaceful protest march at Alka Talkies Square on Nov 27. The march was to appeal for saving the hills and developent of Bio-Diversity Park.

These are the words of organisers of this protest march

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) took a monumental step towards ensuring a sustainable future for Pune for the next quarter century and beyond on 21 March 2005 when it approved a Pune city Biodiversity Park on designated hillsides throughout the city, green areas along the banks of the rivers, etc. The Planning Committee newly set up to review the DP has now recommended a floor space index (FSI) of 4 per cent on hill slopes/ hill tops and complete scrapping of the bio-diversity park. The Planning Committee further recommends that farmhouses and educational institutions should be permitted to avail of the 4 % FSI. The FSI would then rise to 25 to 30 % if areas required for roads and other facilities is taken into account.
The public representatives cry hoarse to convince us that they would do anything in the interest of Punekars. However, their stand on indirectly granting huge FSI and scrapping of the Biodiversity Park exposes the depths to which they would go to please the ‘builders lobby’.

Around 500 Punekars and 50 organisations actively participated in this Protest March. Also these citizens filled up the protest form..
You can also help by filling up this protest form. The protest form can be filled at here . You can also download and distribute the flier of the movement from here . Come forward..
Save our Hills !
Save our city !
Save yourselves !!

Green Pune Movement : Crowd in action
Green Pune Movement : Crowd in action

Human chain formed by the Activists for Green Pune Movement Protest March, Alka Talkies Square, Pune
Human chain formed by the Activists

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Trek and cleanup at Tikona fort

Mawla Trekkers will organize a cleanup campaign at Fort Tikona on 17th and 18th December, 2005 on non-profit basis.

Awesome view of Tikona Fort
Awesome view of Tikona Fort

Here are the details:
Fort Tikona
17th and 18th December, 2005 (Saturday and Sunday)
Trek and Fort Cleanup along with Lots of fun
Around 200/- (Non profit basis)
Cost Includes:
Transport and Food
What to bring:
Hiking shoes, Drinking water, Extra pair of clothes, Torch, Tiffin for 1st day lunch, Bags for garbage collection
Punekar: 6:00 AM at Pune station (SBI ATM)
Mumbaikar: Can take 7:20 AM Local from Lonawala and get down at Kamshet Station at 7:37 AM

9890897198 (Dinesh)

These images are self explanatory towards the need of cleanup..

Dirty caves of Tikona
Dirty caves of Tikona

Names written on walls of temple at Tikona
Names written on walls of temple at Tikona

Names written on walls of temple at Tikona
Names written on walls of temple at Tikona

Previous Efforts by Mawla Group
Previous Efforts by Mawla Group

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Quit Smoking

After previous two posts about disadvantages of smoking (here and here), here is one more..

A healthy human lung, left, and a smokers lung injected with a polymer preservative are on display during a press preview of 'Bodies...The Exhibition,' Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 in New York. The exhibit which feature 22 whole body specimens, as well as more than 260 additional organs and body specimens opens at the South Street Seaport Nov. 19, 2005. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Will you still continue smoking and let your lungs die of smoke? Its your turn to think...

News Source: Yahoo News