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Jaipur-based designers steal the show at Rajasthan Fashion Week-2012

Rajasthan is known for its elegant taste when it comes to fashion and styling. Tie-and dye (bandhani), colour-blocking, jodhpuri pants, achkans, bandh-galas, mojaris (that inspired ballerina flats) are among many things that made their way from Rajasthan to International runways.

The Marriott, Jaipur witnessed a 3-day extravaganza recently that celebrated the fashonist spirits of Rajasthan. The Rajasthan Fashion Week-2012 featured collections of 24-30 renowned designers with a team of 30  top models across the country, giving a chance to upcoming talents as well.

Among those who showcased, Jaipur-based Kirti Rathore and the Designer duo, Rohit-Abhishek caught attention of many.

Kirti Rathore presented a line of jodhpuri achkans and supported an NGO- RAYS- Asha ki ek kiran, as the show stopper, Vivek Oberoi, walked the ramp with HIV positive kids from the organization.

Kirti’s regal collection for men

Rohit-Abhishek showcased their collection, ‘The Dance of Life’ and made Rajasthan Royals Players walk to their tunes.

Aussie Shane Watson with Rohit-Abhishek


The grand finale of the fashion week was presented by designer Vikram Phadnis, whose collection was glamorous, chic and stylish. His collection truly showed how Indian sensibilities can be gracefully merged with western moods.

With these Jaipur-based designers basking in lime-light, the Rajasthan Fashion Week 2012 was a perfect amalgamation of a regal cultural tradition and modern tailored perfection.

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A New Store in Town B.A.G.S!

Books Activities & Games Store (BAGS) also known to be ‘bagfulofjoy’ brings you Jaipur’s biggest Family Library and its first Hobby Ideas Store – B.A.G LIBRARY & STORE.

Jaipur has many book stores but BAGS is certainly making a statement because of its unique concept. Owner of BAGS Jayesh Shah and Subhadra Shah realized that families and children in Jaipur were missing out an opportunity to visit “Family Friendly Libraries and Hobby Centers”.  It is with the idea to fill this gap, they decided to create a friendly store for families to come, borrow books, buy books, indulge their children, and themselves in a choice of creative hobbies together with lots of fun.

With over 5000 books & 500 toys for all age groups, BAGS offers you to borrow these books & toys.

Isn’t it interesting that your child is playing with different toys and you are saved from making a tough buying decision due to its short term utility as children outgrow the toys?

Hobby Ideas Section at BAGS has more than 2500 “Do it yourself’’ hobby kits and hobby materials for various hobbies that your child can pursue.

There are trained instructors available for the continuous guidance & demonstration for the use of the kits which is always a troublesome activity for most of the parents due to lack of time.

It also has a Book Corner in association with Rajat Book Corner (renowned in Jaipur) where you could buy your favorite titles and best sellers.

BAGS will also conduct workshops and demonstrations to fine tune your art.  The hobby ideas will be a fun place where the children and adults alike will be drawn away from the aura of computers, mobile phones and other gizmos and indulge themselves creatively.

Members at BAGS can have fun along with pursuing your hobbies. They also plan to have Library Parties, Scrabble tournaments, theatre workshops, book review, storytelling sessions, Mom’s talk time sessions and many more.

there is So Much to Know and So Much to Do at B.A.G. LIBRARY & STORE” so come on over.

All the very best to B.A.G.S from the team Jaipur Beat!!

Visit BAGS at – Basement, Jajoo Towers, A-7/9, Hawa Sadak, Civil Lines, Jaipur

Coming Shortly in Rajapark also!

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International flick, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel captures Jaipur like never before !

Jaipur has been captured by a phenomenal number of cameramen for both national and international flicks and a new entrant on this list is International movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The movie  is a  gentle, touching story of lost souls who choose to live out their recession-buggered pensions in titular dilapidated Jaipur hotel. Featuring James Bond series renowned star Judi Dench, Slum dog Millionaire cynosureDev Patel, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, this flick captures the essence of the Pink City in an unsurpassable manner.

Releasing today, it’s not only a must watch for those who are looking out for some fun but also for those who want to sneak a peek at a rather un discovered Jaipur….

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Jaipur Kawa Brass Band and Kawa Musical Circus to Perform with Olympic Torch

Jaipur Kawa Brass Band and Kawa Musical Circus will be performing in Belfast (UK) with Olympic Torch.

Jaipur till date has not lost its rich heritage and cultural nuances and has been spreading its affinity toward music worldwide. This is the reason why British Council invited this Indian group to perform with Olympic torch.

The Brass Band and Musical Circus will be performing at Shrewsbury (UK) with Olympic torch on May 30, 2012 on the invitation of Access All Areas.

The Jaipur Kawa Brass Band includes Hameed Khan Kawa (founder and artistic director), Siraj Khan (bass drum player), Najikali Damami (side drum player), Manish Chauhan (trumpet player), Chand Mohammaed Damami (clarinet player), Mohammed Shafi (euphonium player), Hakam Ali (euphonium player), Govinda (performer) and Chandni Sapera (dancer).

The Kawa Musical Circus has Hameed Khan (founder and artistic director), Pooja (dancer), Harji Nath (musician), Vian (acrobat), raju (pole vaulter), Rajan Singh Nat (funambulist) and Monu (performer).

Kawa Music, founded by Hameed Khan “Kawa” in the year 2000, is dedicated to promote the music and all other forms of performing arts of the North India particularly from Rajasthan.

Kawa Music in September 2007 teamed up Alessandro Maria Torboli, Herve Vital and Hameed Khan “Kawa” to present Kawa Circus. This special creation celebrates the street performers of India, arguably the bearers of one of the most ancient mystical and magical circuses for centuries.

Proud moment for Jaipur as both the bands are ready to spread the magic of music internationally and making a prominent space globally.

Three Cheers!!!

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International tourist centre likely in Jaipur

In order to provide high standards facilities for the tourists coming to the Pink City, the civic bodies will be looking into the possibility of setting up an international tourist centre at Chaura Rasta in the Walled City area here.

The centre will be one of its kind as tourists can avail facilities like money exchange, banking and primary heath facilities under one roof. To provide information and assistance, literatures on tourist places of Jaipur will be available at the centre. The bathroom in the centre will be maintained as per the standards of a five star hotel.


A New Store In Town…..’Happy Store’

As you pass by Prithviraj Road, C-scheme, a name will certainly grab your eye balls… i.e. Happy Store !!!

Know more about this uniquely named store …..


Happy Store , an initiative of Swati (NIFT graduate) and Neeraj (Environmentalist) who believe that the creation of a platform for quality handmade products will not only support talent and long standing traditions, but also improve livelihoods of unknown Indian artisans.

The artisans from around the country are selected after thorough understanding of their skills and needs.  The artisans work from their homes or own units and get a share in the profits. One thing that sets them apart from the other stores working in the similar lines is that they are trying their level best to revive the art at verge of extinction due to lack of patronage.

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The store offers an eclectic mix of products including garments, jewelry, accessories, bags,pottery, home linen, home décor items and much more. The artifacts here are yet traditional yet contemporary – fashionable, vibrant and at the same time colorful and happy :).

As the name suggests, the products at Happy Store are made with such thoughtfulness and care that it will leave you smiling… or shall we say “Happy”.

Come, explore the Happy Store: there is something for every one here:)