Pugmarks

Parents Feedback of Summer 2022

Dear Parents    Pugmarks has been organizing Summer Camps for young people since 1999. Over the years we have grown by focusing on the feedback received from the campers and their parents and making necessary changes in our programs.    Initially we collected the feedback by means of printed paper forms. At the end of each season, our Pune and Mumbai offices used to have stacks of the filled up forms. As soon as the season ended we would pore over them and make notes for the next season.   Since 2020 we […]

Covid Safety and Protocol for Camping

Since March of 2020, Coronavirus has devastated the world. In just a matter of weeks, entire countries completely locked themselves down and closed their borders to visitors. For the first time since World War II, travel — an industry that relies on human movement and employs 10% of the global workforce — completely stopped. As […]

How Pugmarks helped me get into IIM Ahmedabad

What do you think is the one thing that MBA admission interviewers look for in a candidate? Their academics? Their entrance exam score? Their work experience? The answer is something far more basic and intuitive; they’re looking for someone who’s done something different. And that’s where Pugmarks came in for me during my B-school interviews. […]

THE AWARD THAT TOOK ME PLACES!

THE AWARD THAT TOOK ME PLACES! The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award or the International Award for Young People (IAYP) has been an adventurous milestone in my journey. Split into three levels- Bronze, Silver and Gold- the award encourages the youth to accomplish a variety of personal and impersonal development goals. It provides a balanced, […]

Pugmarks Camp Categories

For the convenience of our fellow adventurers, we have divided our camps into 3 basic categories. The segregation is done based on the activities of each camp. While in some camps the physical activities might not be very intense and you would get more leisure time, the others might be a bit more focussed on […]

Poem from the Mountains

Manali A journey once again goes well, Listen carefully, what I’m going to tell, Everyone filled with high exuberance spell, The journey has ended with sweet memories as a caramel. We boarded our bus at late night, When the whole city was sleeping tight, We were ready with our bags freight, Hullabaloo was of ours […]

God Of Small Things – Tadoba

‘Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise’ I had read this somewhere, but could only fathom it when I got the opportunity to spend a whole night in the forests of  Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. Sitting on the machan, squeezed between my companions, I readied myself for the unexpected! Our […]

Leh-Ladakh Road Trip

थकवणारा नाही तर थक्क करणारा प्रवास! Unknown Explorers- (अनोळखी अन्वेषक) The Leh डायरी Unknown Explorers या व्यतिरिक्त दुसरे कुठलेही नाव या समूहाला असूच शकत नाही, प्रवासाला सुरुवात केली त्या आधी खूप मोजकी लोकं एकमेकांना ओळखत होती आणि प्रवास तास बऱ्यापैकी मोठा आणि आव्हानात्मक होता. अनोळखी प्रदेश आणि अनोळखी लोकं तीही वेगवेगळ्या पार्श्वभूमीतुन आलेली एकत्र येतात काय आणि लेह-लदाख ला जायची योजना आखातात काय हि कल्पना ऐकायलाच किती मनोरंजक वाटते ना, हि कल्पना सत्यात उतरवायला आम्ही मनाची तयारी करत होतो. बघता बघता तो दिवस आला ज्या दिवशी प्रवासाला सुरुवात करायची होती. काही मंडळी मुंबईतून तर काही मंडळी पुण्याहून चंदीगडला पोचली. ठरल्याप्रमाणे दिल्ल्ली मार्गे चंदीगड विमातळावर सर्व एकमेकांना भेटले. अनोळखी आणि उत्सुक लोकं एकमेकांना भेटत होती आणि एकमेकांना समजून घेण्याचा प्रयत्न करत होती. पुढचे ९ दिवस ज्या लोकांबरोबर हा स्वप्नवत प्रवास करायचा होता त्यांचाबरोबर चांगला सूर जुळणं खूप गरजेचं होतं कारण समुद्र सपाटी च्या आसपास राहणारी आम्ही सर्व मंडळी साधारण १७ ते १८ हजार फुटांच्या उंचीवर जाणार होतो आणि येणाऱ्या काही दिवसात मानसिक, वैचारिक आणि अश्या विविध पातळ्यांवर एकमेकांना एकमेकांची गरज लागणार होती याची प्रत्येकालाच कल्पना होती.

SPECIAL SUMMER CAMPS FOR CBSE CLASS X

Dear Class X students   After March 22nd 2020, India was forced to coop up indoors and your school was forced to shut down due to the pandemic.  CBSE and ICSE board cancelled some papers of the Class  X board examinations. I am sure you all must have felt a great deal of uncertainty. This […]