Mud Rushing in Pune…Wooohooooo

Honestly, there are so many festivals being held in India, that it’s difficult to say which one is worth your time and which is not. I’m sure there will be different reasons for people to like one festival over another as well. What set the Mud Rush apart from others, for me, is that it is held twice a year and in a different location, giving me an opportunity to have a blast and explore a new destination at the same time. Mud Rush, now an event that most people actually look forward to attending, was last held in February 2013, in Kolad, Maharashtra. Six months later, the venue was Fort Jadhavgadh in Pune, Maharashtra. Check out these pictures, taken at Fort Jadhavgadh, during the event. 

 

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It’s quite simple: Participants have to run along a muddy track and clear various levels of obstacles. You are considered and made to feel like a winner, provided you finish the run. The Pune edition, which took place on August 31, 2013, kept with the theme of the Fort and had people in traditional Maratha garb blow the trumpet and drums for those who finished the run and as they were presented with medals and a chilled can of beer. Awesome!

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What followed was a day of relaxation under the sun and grooving to signature beats of various DJ’s, throughout the day. The actual party, of course, began only once the sun began to set… and had even the most tired Mud Rusher tapping his feet involuntarily…

PSSTTTT…: Aamby Valley has been declared as the Mud Rush venue for February 2014. Start preparing already… 

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The Dogg to tour Delhi and Pune… makes announcement in Mumbai

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Popular American rapper Snoop Dogg is knows how to work up a crowd. He doesn’t wait to do that only during his concert but takes it upon himself to jazz up what would otherwise have been lackluster press announcements. In Mumbai, on Thursday, he told the media that he was definitely looking forward to see what India’s got in store for him as he tours Delhi and Pune for his concert this month. The Dogg humoured the audience as he announced, “I am excited to be performing in India with my first ever concert tour. India produces some bangin’ music and movies, and I have always wanted to visit and be a part of that, ya dig? I want my gigs to be the best party for my fans and I can’t wait to show the country some love! Get ready India, because here comes the King!” Even though the Dogg wore with his trademark straight face expression while making that statement, one couldn’t help but mentally picture him move his hands as if he were rapping, each time he spoke to the media. Well, like they say, you know the person is a star, when you tell the real from the make-believe persona… because they eventually unite to become one… and that, friends, is Snoop Dogg for ya’ll.

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Concert details:

Amanora Park, Pune on 11th January, 2013

Leisure Valley, Huda Grounds, Gurgaon on 13th January 2013