Jaipur Jewellery Show 2011 is back: bigger and better!!!

One thing which is synonymous to Jaipur today is its exquisite jewellery. Jaipur’s quintessential jewellery is widely acclaimed not just for its superior craftsmanship but also for emotions that each creation is able to garner.

Jaipur Jewellery Show popularly known as JJS, the largest Jewellery Show in North India, has been proactively promoting different stones and Jewellery items as its theme. Kundan Meena… which was the main feature last year also, was the cynosure this year as well. Ingrained in 2004 with 67 stalls, JJS has taken a quantum leap with 451 booths this year.

This December show, from 23 to 26, was inaugurated by the General Manager, Diamonds, Sales and Markeing, Rio Tinto, Jean- Marc Lieberherr. The brand ambassador of this show is the very vivacious actress, SonalChauhan.

The venue for exhibition this year is “Rajmahal palace” which is located in the heart of the city. The stalls have been cleverly divided into two sections, Ratan Mahal and the Emerald Palace.The sub lanes have been aptly christened as Novahera, Zambian, Columbian, Russian and the main roads are interestingly baptized as Tripolia Bazar and MI Road.

The visitors are taking a look at enviable collections of not just “Kundan Meena” but also antique jewellery. The natural brilliance of diamonds and tasteful creations of perennial gold are leaving the on lookers awestruck. Eclectic array of silver articles, from custom made swings  to articles for auspicious occasion are also enjoying all the attention showered on them.

The display of jewellery was also unique and different at every booth. Some used Rock stones pieces to grab the eyeballs while someothers settled for traditional boxes and goblets.

One thing that became talk of the town was Jadau set dedicated to Anna Hazare, at Narayan Agarwal’s stall. It’s a colorful piece, enamelled in gold, kundan and semi precious stones, with Anna’s full name carved on it !

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Networking dinner and musical evening at Entertainment Paradise had  starlets like Mugdha Godse, Sonal Chauhan and model Jesse Randhawa walking the ramp for various brands.

Guys if you don’t visit it, you are going to miss something great! Jaipurites you have two more days to go, two more days to be a part of our rich heritage.

Catch a glimpse, before it elopes for a year…




Times Food Awards : Jaipur

Known as the “Food Oscars”, the Times Food Award was organized at Le Meridien on 10th December at Jaipur. The first awards function also coincided with the launch of Times Food Guide. This comprehensive food guide is well compiled and written by famous food writer Dharamendra Kanwar.

TV and movies star who mistook the handy food guide with a chocolate bar , Aman Verma, launched the food guide. The event had all the who’s who of jaipur as guests.

The awards were given by leading personalities such as Aakash Chopra, Asha Pande, Col Garcha etc

The host of the show kept the guests in good spirits with his internet jokes and spontaneity.

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Although all the stalwarts of Jaipur food industry were awarded, it was good to see some new entrants such as Marriott and Mocha getting recognized.

The best part was the food counters of all these award winners offering huge culinary choices to the guest.

The final List of awards was :

North Indian : Peshawari, Rajputana Sheraton and Handi

South Indian : Sankalp

Rajasthani : Jal Mahal, Rajputana Sheraton and Sangri, Chokhi Dhani

Chinese : Dragon House, Country Inn and Niros

Italian : Little Italy and Okra, Jaipur Marriott

Continental : Copper Chimney and Marble Arch, Taj Jal Mahal

Coffee Bars : Mocha

All Day Dining : Chandravanshi Pavilion, Rajputana Sheraton

Bakery : Jaipur Baking Company, Jaipur Marriott and Bake Hut

Mithai : LMD Mithai Shop

Multicuisine : Jal Mahal and Niros



Jaipurites bid adieu to hookahs!!!

One thing that today’s youth mandatorily need to strike a conversation is hookahs.

Restaurants, lounges or coffee shops are often the witnesses to the sight, where youth are seen spending fun moments with their pals, passing hookah pipe through a circle of friends.

But alas! From today hookahs have been banned in the city.

Jaipur Police imposed bans on ‘hookah bars’ stating that they were serving tobacco molasses containing nicotine which is injurious to health of the people, affecting youngsters especially college students and youth.

Bars, which would serve hookah and remain jam-packed with teenagers, from now on, will wear a deserted look. While the decision certainly disappoints Gen Y, parents and schools have heaved a sigh of relief..

This step might just divert their future on the right path but the question which arises is… Why is today’s youth just glued to hookahs ?

Is it probably because they are unwilling to commit, and hookah is a happy medium. Risky enough to be considered fun, but safe enough to easily leave behind.  Today’s twenty something’s are free moving, and if the hookah is ready to be smoked, they’ll flock right to it.

Whatever the reason might be , the ringing sounds of “Bombay pan masala, mint, green apple ” have ceased for a while !!!


Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers: Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of its Flagship Store in Jaipur City

Birdichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers started its journey from ‘Johri Bazaar’ and moved to another busy shopping area of the city- ‘Mirza Ismail Road’.

Birdichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers are an important part of Jaipur tradition. Times change, people change, craft techniques change but some things are eternal….like the designing brilliance of Birdichand Ghanshyamdas jewellers. The passion, artistic flair and intuitive eye for the traditional style forever invite us to their store. A family tradition that was not only kept alive but enhanced by each generation that followed and each of them brought their own unique touch to the product. A legacy that assured customers of unmatched quality and innovative designs that did not allow any compromise with honesty and reliability.

Today, Birdichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers is a name to reckon with. New designs, new techniques, new products and constant innovation and channelling of their creative skills has pushed them way ahead of others in the field.

Peep into their amazing world of experience, attitude, perception, approach, passion, creativity and perfection.

Join them in celebrating 5th anniversary of their flagship store with creativity and colourful pursuit.

Visit Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers Store at 9, Laxmi Complex, M.I. Road, Jaipur, 302001 Ph. 14123792283+911412379226  http://www.bgjewellers.in http://www.facebook.com/birdhichand, http://www.twitter.com/birdhichand

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The Oscars in Jaipur

While the world discusses the five senses, Jaipur is all ready to sync with its ‘sixth sense’ – its unparalleled love towards food. Jaipur is a favourite place to eat. The food here is varied and rich. From the Chaat of link road to the local & international cuisines that the restaurants of the city have mastered…one has got no dearth of choices for a die-hard foodie here.

As more and more people from all over the world are coming to Jaipur, to live and work, they all look for the places where they can find the tastes of home, and the best food for all types. This is where the Times Food Guide comes in; giving the best food options that Jaipur has to offer. This guide is designed to help them.

Times Food Guide Jaipur 2012, authored by Dharmendra Kanwar makes life easy because you can just flip through them and decide on a place to go. What is more appreciated about this guide is the fact that it recognise even the smallest of places – a really popular dhaba or a small joint that makes it to the guide adds a whole lot of quality to the way we eat out or party.The launch of the Times Food Guide 2012 is an event that Jaipur’s foodies and the city’s social circuit is eagerly waiting for, because there’s no better food, no better crowd, and certainly no better way to discover the best food that city has to offer!

This launch party is going to be the highlight of the Jaipur’s social calendar.The evening will see the top culinary talents from across the city in the different food categories being awarded – there will be 22 awards in 15 categories. Times Food Guide 2012 gives you the opportunity to make choices. It’s about variety. Going out will be much more easier now with lot many options in the hands.

Meanwhile, the Times Food Guide 2012, published by Times Group Books, has hit the stands. Time to get it now!


Jaipurites Jaago Rey !!!

Jaipur  marks  the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1, Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS), is going to launch a special drive in city colleges and offices to make people more aware about this issue. 

Red Ribbons Clubs have been formed in different colleges, more than 6,000 college students are its members. These students who are the members of these groups have been deputed to different colleges and offices both private and government, where they will spread awareness about the AIDS.
For this year the theme of World AIDS Day is zero. Which means zero new HIV infections,zero discrimination and zero Aids related deaths. Members of these groups will distribute red ribbons and wrist bands to create awareness on HIV/AIDS & its allied issues.
Expanded access to counseling and testing, Safe blood supplies, develops strategies to combat stigma and social exclusion connected with the global pandemic. The AIDS society has also felicitated the opening of Center s for women and children.