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Be a graduate from the prestigious -Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Jaipur!

Heritage, culture, traditions have been the USP of the Pink City but do you know the jewellery hub Jaipur is also a  world-class education hub?

A skyline of golden vastness, the sprawling ramparts and intimidating palaces: Jaipur the land of gracious hosts and sumptuous feasts has inspired a whole range of creative people.

Going back to 18th century, Jaipur city was called the House of the 36 Industries (Chattis Karkhanas) for being a historical trade centre largely supported by crafts and folk art, including painting, carving and jewellery and sustaining its rich cultural heritage, through its traditions, culture, festivals and fairs. Since Jaipur is known for its vintage-inspired yet the exquisite style of jewellery across the world and from being an emerald cutting destination to the hub of fine art like meenakari, jadau and gemstone jewellery, the city has come a long way!

In virtue of this, Jaipur also attracts global jewellery business houses as well as jewellery education centres that are taking the city’s gems and jewellery to newer heights.

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It is the city where ideas are imagined, produced, exchanged and marketed. To carry forward this, Jaipur institutes have always imparted the right educational skills to the people of Jaipur and also to those coming from different parts of the country.

Jaipur as a jewellery hub provides a good scope to prospective jewellery designers to pursue their dreams, and gives chance to learn the art of Jewellery making straight from the jewellery industry leaders.

Industrial Leaders

Here we areintroducing you to one of pioneer institute of gems & jewellery, Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery Jaipur a project of Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council situated in Jaipur, Rajasthan. 

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Campus IIGJ Jaipur

The institute is mandated to promote Education, Training, Research and Development in specialized areas of Gems and Jewellery sector for the industry at all levels. Every year students who prepare for higher education in art of jewellery making strive hard to be part of this institution. Founded in the year 1998 the institute offers courses in Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs. The institute is affiliated to Rajasthan ILD Skill University (RISU), which adds to its credibility.

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Upholding its fundamental value system, the institute has evolved with the constantly changing business environment. The curriculum of IIGJ Jaipur has been designed keeping in mind the dynamic business & economic setting of the current times. Along-with academics special focus is being given to the extracurricular development of its students.

The institute aims to leverage on technology and is equipped to deliver top-notch education through online classes as well. Facilitating varied online programs IIGJ Jaipur has always maintained the goal of empowering the talent by means of constant practical exposure through industry visits and tours. The field trips in and around Jaipur give first hand exposure to the students.

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Hostel for boys and girls at IIGJ Jaipur 

The institute also boasts of a highly equipped infrastructure includes air-conditioned library, state of the art computer lab and hostel facility for both girls and boys with a capacity to accomdate 250 students. The hostel provides wi fi facility, gymnasium, activity room for the holistic development.

The affordable fee structure is the highlight. It is a matter of great pride in acknowledging the fact that, thousands of illustrious alumni of IIGJ are serving the country and abroad in various capacity and bringing laurels to the Institute.

For all of you, who are willing to be a part of this glorious institution, get ready as the admissions are open for Bachelors and Masters Degree programs.

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Jaipurites favourite ‘The Forresta Kitchen & Bar’ reopened with a fresh new concept| Jaipur Beat

Great things last forever and The Forresta Kitchen and Bar has aptly proven it. As one of the favourite spots of Jaipur for over a decade, this multiple time winner of Times Food & Nightlife Awards, is all set to welcome you and yours in the new normal but with an all-new refreshed concept.

The Forresta

The new normal forces us to be more alert about ourselves and our loved one’s safety, hygiene and overall well-being. Jaipurites favourite fine dining restaurant The Forresta Kitchen & Bar, have started afresh with a unique concept of the drive-in and we are all super excited about it. So let’s dig in to know what’s so unique here apart from its all-time desired food 🙂

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Socialize with Social Distancing at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar

Drive-in? That’s definitely a new term ever used in the restaurant business and when we at Jaipur Beat got to know about it, we felt it truly wonderful, unique and of course the safest way to eat out in these testing times.

So all you have to do, simply drive down to The Forresta Kitchen & Bar and this is probably one restaurant in the city having ample parking space in its own premises that too in the green open surroundings. Cool, isn’t it as you don’t’ have to leave your car anywhere else or to the valet?

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Lush Green Surroundings at the Forresta Kitchen & Bar

Get scanned for temperature, park your car, look through the digital menu, order your meal, make digital payment and relish the delicacies right in your car or get inside to enjoy the lush-green seating that has been designed keeping in mind the norms of social distancing. This also means that you don’t have to be anxious about the common use of air-conditioners as you will be sitting amidst the greenery or in your car as per your choice.

If you are still worried to eat out keep reading because what ‘The Forresta’ is offering is something more than what you can imagine.

Needless to say masks, sanitizers are a part now like your breath, the disinfectant washing of groceries, hand-picking the best and distant cooking is also a part of the kitchen norms now which is keenly supervised by the owners Pallavi & Maniesh Devraj.

They are making sure that staff is following great safety inside of the kitchen as well. The restaurant has also limited the staff at one given point. If you’re stressed about the plates and spoons sanitization, worry not because you will get your food in a brand new disposable cutlery. How cool 🙂

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Just like legacy is not about being noticed but about being remembered – The Forresta Kitchen & Bar is your one-stop for the finest gourmet experiences even NOW! And with the legacy that’s a result of years of experience, the restaurant has utmost service and safety while having food at its heart.

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It’s not a restaurant, but a second home where there is a table you can call your own.

So, drive-in for a drive-licious evening folks amidst surreal vibes and for the upscale experience only at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar

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Opening Timings- 12 PM- 10 PM

AddressThe Forresta Kitchen & Bar

Devraj Niwas, Bani Park

Follow it Social Media and stay updated about deals

FB link-https://www.facebook.com/theforresta/

Instagram link-https://www.instagram.com/theforrestakitchenbar/

 

Teej · Teej In Jaipur

Make your Teej Ghewar-licious! Jaipur Beat

Along with the traditional ghewars now one can savour ghewars with a twist that are sure to complement your taste buds. 

The bond of ghewar and Jaipur goes a long way. Made specially during the month of saawan (July/August) – monsoons and around local festivities like Teej, Gangaur, Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) and Makar Sakranti; ghewar is Pink City’s renowned sweet that is eaten in three forms – plain (which is brought home and dipped in sugar syrup or as we call it chashini), plain sweet (but is topped with chopped nuts) or rabri ghewar. Which one do you drool on most?

CAULDRON SISTERS flavoured ghewars

However, as times are evolving, so is this traditional mithai (sweet dish). Pink City girls – Ratika and Richa better known as the Cauldron Sisters, started baking coin ghewars 2years back and on popular demand have ventured into full-size ghewars for this festive season. With a spread of varied flavours to satisfy your palate, these ghewars are a must-try for all those who love the essence of it yet want a refreshing twist to it. And, attention all the chocolate lovers, if you swear by chocolate, you surely can’t resist this scrumptious delight – chocolate ghewar, which is a perfect mix of Jaipuri ghewar flavour and divine chocolate.

Must-have is the Chocolate Ghewar

This disc-shaped sweet looks like honeycomb and is made out of maida (refined flour) and ghee (clarified butter). This batter is further dropped from a height in hot boiling pan of ghee or oil and deep fried. Once golden brown, it is either kept raw or dipped in sugar syrup in case of plain sweet ghewar.

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What is interesting to note about this lip-smacking aromatic mithai is that Jaipur’s ghewar is world famous and is even exported globally. Infact, Paneer Ghewar was invented by Jaipur’s Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar in 1961, after experimenting with kilos of maida and quintals of milk. Not only this, when it comes to gifting specially to a wedded daughter, ghewar tops the mithai list.

Delicious rabri ghevar

This Rajasthani festival Dessert is always a chart topper and savored in different styles. So, this Teej, Jaipur it’s time to try your hands on some chocolate, thandai, rose or mango ghewar’s and bring in some freshness to this traditional sweet dish. And as we said above, if you love chocolate and ghewar, this sinful combo is a must-have!

When you order yours, don’t forget to click a picture and tag us @jaipurbeat

Where to buy: Ghewar is available on almost every sweet shop of Jaipur but for those looking for a Ghewar with a twist, get it from

CAULDRON SISTERS
Contact:
Ratika 9829151769
Richa 9660667781

You can find them on Instagram @ www.instagram.com/cauldron_sisters

Happy Teej to all! 

 

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Unique Experiences in Jaipur | Jaipur Beat

Jaipur is a city that has a lot to amaze both the locals and the tourists. From being a perfect mélange of old and new, traditional and modern to royal and chic; Jaipur has everything.

We at Jaipur Beat bring to you top 5 unique experiences you can have in Jaipur.

Stunning monuments: There is no dearth of monuments to visit in Jaipur. While you are aware of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely – Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and the majestic Amer Fort; there are a handful of other monuments to be amazed at. From Galta Ji Temple (Monkey Temple), Hanuman Temple (Khol Ke Hanumanji), Jal Mahal, Gaitore ki Chhatriyan, Panna Mina ka Kund, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall, to Chand Baori Abhaneri and Anokhi Museum (90kms away from Jaipur); get on with these each day and relive the royal bygone era.

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Exquisite crafts: Shopping for Jaipur’s exquisite crafts is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have especially if you are a shopaholic. From a wide range of handicrafts – blue pottery, block print, carpets, jewellery, gemstones, clothes, juttis, to puppets, and more. Some of the most authentic shopping experiences can be provided by the city’s old Bazaars/ Markets, an experience that is amongst the most authentic of all things to do in Jaipur.

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Abundant nature: While Jaipur is rich in its history and culture, the city is a treasure house of nature too. One of the best ways to see the sights of Jaipur is to start off on an early morning cycling ride or a quad biking. You can also head to witness some untamed wildlife at Nahargarh Sanctuary via a Jeep safari, do zip-lining. Or you can simply trek the Aravalis that are crowned with lush green trees. In case you are someone who loves a long drive, strolling across the city, walled city and outskirts can be quite a nourishing experience for you.

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Delicious food: Owing to its arid and dry climate, Jaipur’s cuisine is a foodie’s paradise. Cooked with rich and tasty ingredients and an amalgamation of various techniques – both old and new; Jaipur food is to die for. Whether you have a sweet tooth or have a knack for something tangy, you have a wide range of delectable to pick from. Must try are its kachori, jalebi, ghewar, gajak, chaats, typical Rajasthani cuisine comprising of dal-baati-churma and ker sangri ki sabzi.

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Colourful culture: Just as the name suggests – Pink City, the culture of Jaipur is also very vivid and colourful. Full of vibrancy, you can see a perfect blend of cultures in the city strolling across like one. All festivals in the city are celebrated with extreme zest and almost every month has one of them and has its own specific food and attire associated with it.

 

 

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Jaipur Crafts That Enrich Our Lives | Jaipur Beat

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Capital of Rajasthan – Jaipur is known worldwide as Pink City and is famous for its iconic fort, palaces, food, hospitality, people, shopping and not to miss handicrafts. This cultural center of the state not only amazes and enriches its locals every day but tourists from the world over too. The handicrafts of the city truly signify the culture and the essence this city is known for. Let’s have a look at the crafts of Jaipur that truly is a delight and enriches our lives-

Bapu Bazaar by Jaipur Beat market

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Blue Pottery: Blue pottery tops the lists of handicrafts and especially when it’s about carrying souvenirs. Whether you want to accessorize your little corner with a vase or accentuate your wall with hanging plates, these Turko-Persian blue potteries of Jaipur are one-stop-shop for you. The blue color which is used to die the pottery is eye catching and name blue pottery comes from the dye blue color only. Some of the potteries are semi-transparent and are beautifully decorated animals and birds are made on it.
Where to buy: Though there are many shops in different parts of the city but the show rooms at Amer Road offers a wide variety.

Puppets – that showcase the real culture of Rajasthan

Puppets: Found hanging in the busy markets of the walled city or inside a traditional set-up with a live puppet show on, these Rajasthani puppets are one of the most inexpensive gifts to carry along. These are made with painted wooden heads, draped with dresses made from sequined old fabrics and stuffing rags in them. With a typical representation of a Rajasthani man and woman, these puppets have a distinctive style that is difficult to pass by. If you are a visitor or even a local, stopping by to see puppet show could be one of the most refreshing cultural things to do when in Jaipur and Rajasthan.
Where to buy: Visit the market around Hawa Mahal or Link Road 

 

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Carpet in making

Carpets: Known for the finest hand-made rugs, mats and carpets, Jaipur is the hub for all your carpet desires. From rich colour patterns, motifs, sizes to material – wool, silk or cotton, there is a carpet for every need and for every room of your home. These are generally hand-knotted woolen products and have a great resemblance with the Persian Carpets.
Where to buy: Tripolia Bazaar, Jaipur Rugs

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Jewellery: Known as the hub of folk, metal, gold and gemstone jewellery, Jaipur is all things jewels. Whether it is working with precious metals like silver, gold and diamond or doing meenakari, jadau and kundan artworks, one can find the most stunning jewellery pieces in town. Also, Jaipur is the world’s largest gem cutting center welcoming tourists – national and international. Every year the city hosts two big jewellery shows- Jaipur Jewellery Show and Jewellers Association Show where visitors and traders from all over the world come.
Where to buy: Johari Bazaar, JJS & JAS

 

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Matching juttis to suit all your ethnic wear

Juttis: Better known as jootis or mojadis, juttis are a must-buy when in Jaipur. Even as a local, every household will have a pair of this traditional juttis for they are best suited under ethnic wear. Made from camel leather and embellished with stones and embroidery, these are colorful and hand-made by local artisans for whom it’s a way of their livelihood.
Where to buy: Hawa Mahal and Link Road

Other crafts that attract visitors and offer a livelihood to its people are Jaipuri quilt, block prints, bandhej and leheriya sarees, sanganeri and bagru print stuff, marble items, wooden furniture, gemstones, lac bangles and paintings. Stay tuned to this page for we are going to soon come out with more information about these. Until then, if you want to shop for the soul of Jaipur, shop for its crafts!

 

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Virtual Events to Attend from your Home | Jaipur Beat

It’s already three months since we are locked down in our houses due to the rising COVID situation. Can you believe it’s been 3 months without going out for parties or events that too when the celebartory month of Saawan is going to start very soon?

Jaipur is a cultural heaven, always brimming with action has now adapted to the new normal through Virtual Events in Jaipur. In Jaipur too we have multiple virtual events and conferences for you to attend. So, you can be anywhere in the world and attend events online. Let’s have a quick look-

  1. TOSS: Online Workshop Video Editing Basics

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Date- 27th – 29th June

 

  1. India Kids Fashion Walk – Go Virtual

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Date- 18th July

Time- 5.00 pm

https://allevents.in/jaipur/india-kids-fashion-walk-go-virtual/200019399890635

 

  1. DWM: Kathak Workshop with Madhuri Dixit Nene

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Date- 1st July

Time- 12.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/dwm-kathak-workshop-with-madhuri-dixit-nene/ET00133026

 

  1. Bollywood Comedy Night

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Date- 2nd July

Time- 10.30 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/bollywood-comedy-night/ET00133976

 

  1. Move & Flow with Seher

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Date- 4th July

Time- 11.00 am

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/dance-it-up-with-seher/ET00133505

 

  1. Fluid Scribbles Art Workshop

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Date- 4th July

Time- 3.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/fluid-scribbles-art-workshop/ET00133817

 

  1. Breath: For immunity, anxiety, and well being

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Date- 4th July

Time- 5.30 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/breath-for-immunity-anxiety-and-well-being/ET00131986

 

  1. Just Imagine: Child Personality Development with Ridhima Bedi

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Date- 4th – 5th July

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/just-imagine/ET00132024

 

  1. Saaz 20: A Musical Evening

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Date- 5th July

Time- 6.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/saaz-20-a-musical-evening/ET00134000

10. Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Jaipur

Keen to learn Jewellery designing? Find out varied courses offered by the IIGJ, Jaipur 

Date- 6th July

Time- 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Online Application form: – https://forms.gle/xGBtst6ReviVhMFq6

11. Basic Theater & Acting Workshop

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Date- 6th July

Time- 7.30 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/basic-theatre-acting-workshop-weekday/ET00132736

 

12. Creative Kitchen of Real MasterChef- Chef Gaurav

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Date- 11th July

Time- 3.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/creative-kitchen-of-real-masterchef-chef-gaurav/ET00132176

 

13. Pillow Talk- A Virtual Mind Reading Show

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Date- 11th July

Time- 5.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/pillow-talk-a-virtual-mind-reading-show/ET00133811

 

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Local brand – Ek Taara carving a niche | Jaipur Beat

We are half-way through 2020 and this year has made us all go through a lot – both negative and positive. But if we focus on the bright side of the coin as it resonates better with the spirit of Jaipur, there are a lot of good things that have happened too – one of the key being ‘realizing the importance of locally produced goods of all kinds.

Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly emphasized the need of the hour – be vocal for local, which would not only help us revive the economy but will help the millions who have lost their jobs in this pandemic. And Jaipur is a city that is full of art and craft, jewellery, garments, linen, handicrafts, traditional craftsmanship and some home-grown brands.

Ek Taara’s hot pink saree!

One such brand that is newly emerging and is a perfect blend of traditional and modern sensibilities is Ek Taara – A Timeless Journey! It is a brand that is authentically made in Rajasthan and has empowered the local tailors, artists, karigars and printers; who are painstakingly creating the traditional craft in a contemporary package and are making the ethnic collection absolutely fun to wear.

Indigo saree to suit any occasion!
Ethnic prints with a contemporary freshness!

Boasting of prints that embody a touch of whimsy and traditions, Ek Taara gives due importance to upcycling and make products like dupattas, sarees and apparels, clutches, handbags, stoles, cushion covers and even toys. Their collection symbolizes a mix and match of different forms of tie-dye, block printing, screen printing and more.

Ethnic yet very modish dress!

So if we the Jaipurities put on our best foot (read as click) forward, we would help local business thrive like never before, thereby helping the artisans believe in us once again. And did you know there’s a reason why Jaipur, in Rajasthan, brings to mind rich textiles, colorful pottery, and bright bangles.

The Pink City is the handicraft capital of India, home to 4,000 sari makers, 35,000 marble workers, and 1,000 bangle makers. These industries have been alive since ancient times and, with our little push and help will still manage to exist in a fragile state today.

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A Complete Yoga Guide for a Healthier Life

To be awake is to look within. When you work on your inner self no outside energy can influence your peace of mind and to achieve that you need to integrate your mind, spirit and body through the practice of yoga.

As we all know Sunday will be celebrated as International Yoga Day, and the practice of yoga is the best way to deal with stress and strive for a disciplined life. Yoga was started in Northern India over 5,000 years ago and currently it is being practiced all over the world. So with Yoga gaining its popularity around the world and if you’re thinking to start practicing yoga daily then this complete guide will help you. Jaipur Beat in association with the Yoga practitioner Snehal Singh presents few asanas for you to commence on a new journey towards a healthier life.

  1. Vrikshasana (Tree pose)

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Steps for Asana:

  • Stand straight with hands at your side and feet close.
  • Concentrate on a point 5 ft in front or on floor. Slowly, fold your right leg and hold the ankle. Place the foot on the root of left thigh.

(Do not place the foot on knee joint)

  • Maintaining balance, inhale and raise your arms and join the palms.
  • Stay there for 30-60 sec. And slowly come back. Repeat the same on other side.

Benefits:

It brings calm and steadiness in mind, improves concentration and memory.

Tones thighs, arms and abdominal muscles.

 

  1. Trikonasana (triangle pose) 

2. Trikonasana

Steps for asana:

  • Stand with feet about 3-4 feet apart. Hands at your side.
  • While inhaling raise your arms at your sides at shoulder level, parallel to ground.
  • While exhaling bend from your waist to right. Touch your right hand to right ankle. Try to not lean forward
  • Stay there for 15 – 30 sec. Then, while inhaling bring your arms parallel to ground again. Repeat on the other side.

Benefits: 

Massages abdominal organs and improves digestion.

Strengthen knees and ankles.

Relieve stress and anxiety.

 

  1. Adho mukh savasana (Downward dog)

4. Adhomukhsavasna

Steps for Asana:

  • Come onto your fours. Form a table such that hands and feet form the legs of the table.
  • While exhaling lift the hips up, straightening the knees to form an inverted V-shape with the body.
  • Keep hands shoulder width apart, feet – hip width apart and toes pointed ahead. Lengthen your spine.
  • Hold the pose for 30-60 sec. Take long deep breaths. Then return back and relax.

Benefits: 

Lengthen the spine and improves posture.

Strengthen and tones muscles of arms, shoulders and legs.

 

  1. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Lord of fish pose)

5. Ardhmatseyndra asana

Steps for Asana:

  • Sit with your legs extended. Fold your right leg and place the foot near to left thigh crossing the left leg. Knees facing the sky.
  • Fold your left leg and place the foot close to right hip. Knees facing front.
  • Keeping spine straight, place your right hand at the back. Inhale, raise your left arm and while exhaling twist to right side and hold right foot with left hand.
  • Keeping breathing slow and deep. Stay there for 15- 30 sec. Then repeat on the other side.

Benefits:

Stimulates digestive fire and is very beneficial in destroying toxic elements in the body.

 

  1. Uttanpadasana (Raised legs pose)

6. Uttanpadasana

Steps for Asana:

  • Lie flat on your back. Keep your hands at side with palms facing downward.
  • While inhaling, raise your legs up straight at 90° from ground.
  • Don’t lift your shoulders or lower body. Stretch toes downwards.
  • Stay there for 30- 60 sec.

Benefits: 

Tones and strengthens the pelvis, hips, lower back, abdomen and legs.

Corrects knee joint pain and back problems.

 

  1. Salamba Shalabhasana (Locust pose) 

7. Shalabhasana

Steps for Asana: 

  • Lie down on your stomach. Bring your hands in front and place it under your chin.
  • Fold your right leg from the knees. Pushing away the ground, raise your left leg.
  • Now, place the left thigh on the right foot. Adjust accordingly and breathe normal.
  • Stay there for 15-30 sec. Then relax and repeat on the other side.

Benefits: 

Reduces belly fat.

Tones arms, thighs and hips.

Therapeutic for back pain.

 

  1. Bhujangasana (cobra pose) 

8. Bhujungasana

Steps for asana:

  • Lie flat on the stomach with the legs straight, feet together.
  • Place palms flat on the floor at side of the shoulders.
  • Slowly raise the head, neck and shoulders. Straightening the elbows, raise the trunk as high as possible.
  • Gently tilt the head backward and hold the final position for 15-30 sec. And then relax.

Benefits:

Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen. Strengthen spine.

Tones the buttocks.

 

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Food · Healthy Living · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · jaipurbeat

Seasonal Fruit Nutrition: You should not miss on!

Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” This saying stands so true especially in these times of Covid-19 for ‘jaan hai toh jahan hai’! And thankfully, we Jaipurities are blessed for Jaipur has a bundle of local fruits available that are high on nutrition and vitamins and a great way to boost up your immunity; thus, letting you fight all kinds of viruses. Jaipur is also called ‘Gulaabi Nagari’ for all the good reasons. It is a city that is home to fruits of all colours, thus making our refrigerators and plates colourful.

Ever wondered why doctors and nutritionists always insist on eating seasonal fruits and vegetables? We at Jaipur Beat bring to you the fruitilicious nutrition you should munch on and can locally source in the Pink City – Jaipur! In this blog, we tell you the local fruits you should grab on from the city and why:

  • Mangoes: Widely known as the ‘king’ of fruits; mango is the king in terms of the health benefits it offers too. Starting from prevention to serious illness like cancer and anaemia; mangoes aid in weight loss, help in building the immune system and are a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and other B Vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper and healthy fibre.

 

  • Muskmelons: This potassium-rich fruit is widely available in the streets of Jaipur and is good for eyesight, is packed with skin-friendly collagen, it also improves hair growth, regulates blood pressure, promotes digestion and is a good source of Vitamin A and C – enough to support your bodies daily requirements.

 

  • Jamun (Blackberries): Rich source of iron and Vitamin C, Pink City thellas (stalls) are filled with these sweet and sour delicacies. This tasty summer fruit replenishes your body with high energy levels and is an excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, potassium and few phytochemicals. Ayurveda strongly recommends this berry for treating various conditions related to heart, arthritis, asthma, stomach pain, bowel spasm, flatulence and dysentery.

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  • Phalse (Falsa): Tangy and sweet in taste phalsa (falsa or Grewia Asiatica), when eaten with a little salt and black pepper or in the form of juice, acts as a natural cooling agent for our bodies. This fruit helps in treating pain, diarrhoea, rheumatism, and arthritis. It also relieves vaginal burning and other urinary troubles has an antibiotic effect and relieves skin inflammations. Luckily available in Jaipur, consume it at least once a week.

 

  • Bel (Wood Apple): This sweet aromatic natural healing fruit is again locally available in Jaipur during summers and makes for a great juicy retreat. A boaster for your digestion, bel helps in preventing and curing several stomach ailments like constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, ulcer, piles. It is also a natural detoxifying agent and thus, prevents kidney and liver dysfunctions.

 

  • Coconut water: It is like having 5 medicines or just one coconut water – that’s the strength it holds. With very little fat and 90% water, coconut water is supremely rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, sodium, vitamin C, protein and fibre too. So after a sweaty day, if you wish to rehydrate, have chilled coconut water (place it in the fridge in the morning and have it by evening) to reduce your anxieties and stress.

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  • Litchis: Primarily composed of water and carbs, litchis are super juicy-licious and a great way to tantalize your taste buds. Summer is at its peak and having a bunch of these cool summer fruit is the best way to deal with the heat. Litchi like other citrus fruits is a good source of vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, potassium and copper.

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All these summery fruits are very watery in nature in order to keep our bodies rejuvenated and hydrated in this scorching heat. Apart from this, eating food out of season makes little sense economically, environmentally, nutritionally and you are also benefiting the society in large especially local farmers whose livelihoods depend on the local produce they do. Thus, phal khao, sehat banao aur garmi se raahat pao!