24yr old moving to Pune ...Easy to meet people?

#1 Jan 7th, 2008, 21:42
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I may have the opportunity to work in Pune for 8 months. I'm moving from the UK, 24 years old, and slightly worried about the likelihood of meeting people and having a social life out there.

I get the impression that many people in Pune, especially expats, will be families. Wondered if anyone could give me an idea of how likely it would be for me to meet people of a similar age for socialising, nights out, etc? I would be moving out there more for the experience than the work itself, so this would be really important to me.

I'd appreciate any help/opinions.

Thanks
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Pune was always pretty cosmopolitan, and with the IT boom there, even more so.

If you are only looking for expats, your options may get slightly limited. Else your workplace should be a good start for meeting some people.

Pune has a lot of young IT crowd, not just families.

Maybe there are expat gatherings too, somebody in Pune may be able to help there.
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Thanks for your reply. Yeah, I was hoping that the job would be a good place to meet people - I'm not concerned about meeting expats, rather socialise with locals if possible.
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how did it go?

i'm in a similar boat to the one you were in last year mate, mid 20s moving to pune for a year maybe, how did you find the social scene?
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Originally Posted by tel890 View Post i'm in a similar boat to the one you were in last year mate, mid 20s moving to pune for a year maybe, how did you find the social scene?
@tel890 Do PM me in case you need any help.

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I am moving to Pune too. I will live in a village (Paud) at Mahindra United World college. I am 27 years old and I'll be teaching Spanish and French.

Any tips? I want to buy a second hand bike and I love pop, rock music (Frnaz ferdinand, Beach Boys, The Smiths..), any good clubs in Pune?

Thank you,

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Originally Posted by MariaOvelar View Post I am moving to Pune too. I will live in a village (Paud) at Mahindra United World college. I am 27 years old and I'll be teaching Spanish and French.

Any tips? I want to buy a second hand bike and I love pop, rock music (Frnaz ferdinand, Beach Boys, The Smiths..), any good clubs in Pune?

Thank you,

Marķa
The chance of you experiencing any of the music you love, in a village near Pune is so remote, it's not even funny.

On the other hand, you will love Pune - a very nice mi-size town/city with plenty to do.

I don't know if you have been to India before, but please be aware that the bucolic experience of a Western village differs vastly from that of an Indian one.

Best wishes, like I said I think you'll have a blast!
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Well, thank you for your reply. The place where I'll be living differs from a Western and an Indian village. Here is the campus:

www.muwci.net

Also I will buy a bicycle to have a way to get to Pune.

Thanks!

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I love pop, rock music (Frnaz ferdinand, Beach Boys, The Smiths..), any good clubs in Pune?

Thank you,

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You can try "Cafe Down Under" which is at MG road. It is a nice place to hang out with good rock music. Also you can try "The Hard Rock Cafe" at Koregaon Park.
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try not to visit pune for next 2 months.
if you could postpone your visit by couple of months things would stabilise on H1N1.
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Originally Posted by MariaOvelar View Post Well, thank you for your reply. The place where I'll be living differs from a Western and an Indian village. Here is the campus:

www.muwci.net

Also I will buy a bicycle to have a way to get to Pune.

Thanks!

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As far as I see, it is 40 Kms away from Pune city. How can you manage to come so far each time with bike..
And apart from campus area, it would be a typical Indian village although it is located in a naturally beautiful area.
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Originally Posted by haringp View Post try not to visit pune for next 2 months.
if you could postpone your visit by couple of months things would stabilise on H1N1.
Don't spread panic, condition is not even 10% of what UK/US is suffering.

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Originally Posted by Ben.W View Post I may have the opportunity to work in Pune for 8 months. I'm moving from the UK, 24 years old, and slightly worried about the likelihood of meeting people and having a social life out there.

I get the impression that many people in Pune, especially expats, will be families. Wondered if anyone could give me an idea of how likely it would be for me to meet people of a similar age for socialising, nights out, etc? I would be moving out there more for the experience than the work itself, so this would be really important to me.

I'd appreciate any help/opinions.

Thanks
Well not in Pune though but moving by jul this year. Once there in Vimannagar near airport and will be there only.Now in Dehradun. Ask for anything.
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Originally Posted by resarko View Post Well not in Pune though but moving by jul this year. Once there in Vimannagar near airport and will be there only.Now in Dehradun. Ask for anything.
Ben posted years ago !
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im going to be in india only for two weeks - i would love to meet up with some people and find out good places to hang out - i suspect i will end up in india quite often from now on but dont want to live out of my hotel, would much rather find some people to hang out with - and explore the city

have lived in numerous countries already so would love to include some of you amongst my foreign friends :-)

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