The big debate With its face-to-face advantage and nearly 20 new people signing up for each session, there's no questioning that the concept of speed dating is finding plenty of takers in the city.
But of course, to each his own and dermatologist Abhigyan Mukherjee, also a participant, felt that a few minutes was just not enough time to get to know the other person.
"Yes, there were instances where five minutes was more than enough time with a person, but otherwise, eight minutes is not enough time to get to know your date," insists 26-year-old Abhigyan.
According to the archeological evidence, Rashtrkootas dynasty ruled Pune at about 758-768 A. Pune also boasts several education institutes in India such as National Defense Academy, IUCAA, NCL, FTII and has also earned the fame as a leading centre of IT companies like Infosys, Satyam, IBM, Wipro, etc.
favorable climate and proximity to Mumbai makes Pune an ideal choice of living and business.
Being the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune has well-established manufacturing, and forging industries since the 1950-60s.
The city is also known for its various cultural activities and job opportunities that migrants and students from all over India and abroad.
Among the many participants of the event, organised by a Bengaluru-based group who are reintroducing the concept across Indian cities, was Sakshi Sharma*, the MD of a city-based educational institute.
Though she left a tad disappointed (her dates were either too young or too boring), Sakshi, 32, would consider speed dating again, if the organisers could promise better company (sorry Sakshi, we're certain they can't).
The city has also the largest green coverage among any other city in India.
Pune’s largest festival, The Ganapati festival celebrated yearly, has made the city’s mark on the tourist map of India.
Of price tags and orientations As expected, the 'eight minutes per date' time frame was not the only aspect of the event that drew divided opinions.