“Nisargaraya” – Ecofriendly Ganesh idols from eCoexist – 2017

It’s that time of the year again. eCoexist is back with its beautiful range of clay and paper mache idols.

Please find the catalogue in this post. You can download the PDF catalogue from the following Google Drive link: https://goo.gl/I1SEF8

ecofriendly ganesh clay idol by ecoexist

ecofriendly ganesh clay idol by ecoexist


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Do place your orders and reserve your idols to avoid last minute sold outs.


As of now all idols are available, you can reserve your idol by providing 50% of the MRP.


Following are the payment options:


  • Cash or Card Swipe at Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe, Regent Plaza, Baner Pashan Link Road.
  • PayTM to 7755908525
  • UPI to pagdandi@unionbank
  • NEFT/IMPS transfer to A/C Name: Pagdandi, Current Account No. 545901010050677 with Union Bank of India, Pashan IFSC Code: UBIN0554596
  • Online Gateway Payment from the link: http://instamojo.com/@pagdandi . Please be sure to indicate the model in ‘purpose’ field and


In case of using 2, 3, 4 or 5 please send us an email with the payment information and the idol you want to reserve.

Pagdandi Video by Cycling Octopus

Check out this Super Duper awesome Video on Pagdandi – Books Chai Cafe by Cycling Octopus as part of their Pune Stories project. We are simply blown away!! Thank you so much to the amazing team behind LMB Productions. Simply no words to describe our feelings and gratitude.


Zomato Highest Rated Restaurant Award

We were invited for the Zomato Summit 2015 at Westin Hotel in Pune yesterday on 22nd September.

Here is what we ended up coming back with!


Zomato Highest Rated Restaurant 2015


Zomato Summit 2015

Zomato Summit 2015


A big big heartfelt thank you to everyone who rated us, checked in, reviewed and posted pictures on Zomato . Feeling humbled and utmost gratitude to all of you!

Yourstory Feature

Our founders Neha and Vishal have been featured in Yourstory.

Situated inside an idyllic mall on Pune’s Baner Pashan Link Road is Pagdandi. It is an inviting place with a modest yet charming décor heavily featuring bamboo. The first things you notice on enteringareprobably the book-filled racks that extend till the ceiling, and the aroma of fresh chai being brewed.

What started as a book library-cum-café has now grown into a space that hosts a range of interesting events and activities that foster a sense of community and camaraderie among patrons. Only two years old, Pagdandi has received much praise and many media mentions, the latest it being listed in ‘Lonely Planet’ as a thing to do in Pune. Let’s hear more about Pagdandi from founders, husband-wife duo Neha and Vishal Pipraiya…

Follow the link to read the full article:


Pagdandi Featured in India Today

We are featured in the Pune edition of ‘India today’ this month of April 2015. Thank you so much for helping us reach here :).  We are humbled and motivated to work harder for making Pagdandi a place meant for people who have decided to take ‘the road less travelled’ 🙂

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We were featured inside the April 2015 Pune Special issue of India Today Magazine

Alif recorded a live track at Pagdandi

The Pune based Sufi Ethnic Rock Band ‘Alif’, previously known as ‘Highway 61’, recorded a live track at Pagdandi as part of their ‘Story a Song’ project. Check out the video below:


Tabla, Guitar & Djembe Jam

Impromptu Music Jam session featuring Tabla, Guitar & Djembe.

Newsletter 30.01.15

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Pagdandi.

This time our newsletter contains information regarding new books for sale, Pune Urban Village Unconference – a wonderful community event and the much awaited natural Holi colours.

  • Ananconda in my Backyard and other stories by Bina Thomas
  • Available for Sale at Pagdandi
“Bina Thomas says Anaconda In My Backyard and Other Stories, her first book for children, is to sensitise children to the world around them.” – The Hindu.

The 17 stories in the book touch upon social, civic, and environmental issues, through everyday normal instances in our lives. In the stories, its the children who observe, question and react to these common issues.



  • Bombay Mumbai life is life i am because of you by Amin Sheikh
  • Available for Sale at Pagdandi. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards Amin’s dream of making a library cafe. Also available in Marathi.
Amin was a boy like many others.
Tired of his life at home, he and his sister, Sabira, ran away.
They spent three years in Bombay’s stations.
Then, they were picked up by Sr. Seraphine and Fr. Placido Fonseca, who took them to Snehasadan, a home for homeless children.
This is Amin’s story, told in his own words. With the proceeds from this book, he hopes to open a library cafe for the kids of Snehasadan named Bombay to Barcelona.


  • Pune Urban Village Unconference (PUVU) at Thoughtworks
  • Saturday 31st Jan and Sunday 1st Feb, 10Am – 5PM
A space where people can meet as a local community. Bring your work, art, craft, ideas, games, music, organic produce, books, gifts, khana dabbas, recipes, healthy food, organization information, recycled art/craft/produce, songs, dances,conversations…anything that means a lot to you, and share it to your heart’s content.
There will be no registration fee! Feel free to share your gifts of time, talent, service, work, money, heart ,hand, mind, creativity.
  • RangDulaar Natural Holi Colours by eCoexist
  • Now accepting advance orders at Pagdandi
The Rang Dulaar natural Holi colours started as part of the Safe Festivals campaign under the Kalpavriksh Environment Action Group in 2004. This work began along with the women farmers of Vanastree and was then taken further by eCoexist from 2006 onwards.
The Rang Dulaar colours are made on the base of turmeric which is considered very good for the skin. Mixed with other natural ingredients such as indigo, these colours use starches such as rice and potato for fillers.
Flowers are not used in the colours as eCoexist believes that this could lead to over exploitation in the sourcing of these flowers from forested areas. Their ingredients are completely renewable and help provide a supplemental income to farmers.

Pagdandi in Pune Mirror

Pagdandi is in Pune Mirror today, Page 22. Featuring everyone’s favorite Adrak Chai, Hot Milk with Kakvi and Charity Chai. Thank you Shweta Kapur for featuring us, Nikhil Ghorpade for taking the photographs and all our Fans for their love and support! Check it out.

Pune Mirror

Pagdandi featured in Pune Mirror on Saturday, 24th January 2014, Page 22

Pagdandi featured in The Golden Sparrow, Pune

Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe featured in The Golden Sparrow ‘s today edition Saturday 20/12/14. Pg. 2 . Read the web article at: http://buff.ly/1zfacbs

Page 2 of The Golden Sparrow, Pune edition on 20th Dec 2014

Page 2 of The Golden Sparrow, Pune edition on 20th Dec 2014

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