Jaipur Beat · Servitude

Serving water to the thirsty!

It is said that the best charity is giving food to the hungry and water to the thirsty. The latter is especially true in the hot summer months, when a parched throat can make life feel miserable, and nothing is more welcome than a glass of cool water.

As a drop of water to the thirsty

All over Jaipur, there are many people who take this literally, and serve water on the roads in summer, free of cost. There are some who place earthen pots of water by the side of the road, under a shady tree and make sure it is re-filled, while others set up water coolers at public spaces. Many even place water-filled earthen bowls for birds in their lawns.

Water-bowls for birdies

You can also observe little bamboo huts all over the place, especially near road intersections with an earthen pot of water inside. There’s a person inside in attendance, serving the people who came to quench their thirst, and re-filling the pot when necessary. These water-serving places are locally known as “Pyaau”.

A “pyaau” on streets of Jaipur

An appreciable way of performing a service to those in need, wouldn’t you agree?

Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Happenings · Mango Festival in Jaipur

City Hotels Celebrating Mango Mania!

Come summer and it is time to savor mangoes. Succulent, fleshy, juicy and sweet, this seasonal fruit adds flavor to the otherwise sultry, long and hot summers.

Keeping this popular sentiment in mind, hotels and restaurants in Jaipur are hosting Mango Festivals to celebrate the season with the ‘King of fruits’.

The Mango Mania at ‘The Fern- An Ecotel Hotel

It’s time for taste buds to bloom into little mango flavors. Hotel The Fern presents a month long ‘ Mango Mania‘ started from 15 June to 15 July. Tongue tickling drinks & desserts of mango delicacies to entice your plate. Get exotic dishes with a slice of mango.

Laccha Rabri, Kulfi Falooda, Mango Panna Cotta, Mango Delight, Batida mango & more says Executive Chef Brijesh Singh at the Fern Hotel.

  

This season, Hotel Lalit is also hosting- The Mango Festival from June 15 to 24, 2012.

The guests can gorge on scrumptious delicacies especially made with Mango in various forms. This ten-day festival offers food lovers an opportunity to try some innovative and enduring delicacies of mango prepared by the Chefs 24×7 – an all day/all night dining restaurant.

Indulge yourself with a mango treat, from the traditional Ambi Panna and the Mango Lassi to a cool Mango Milkshake. Soak up the sun with Mango mock tails like the Mango Mint Cooler, the Frozen Mango Daiquiri, Mangotini and a Mango Lime Sangria.

The Mango Mania continues with a wide variety of delectable desserts for you too choose from: the Diced Mango TerrineMango TiramisuMango Cream BrueleMango Pannacotta, and Mango Diced with Vanilla Ice Cream to a Baked Mango Cheese cake says sous chef Rajeev Khullar at Hotel Lalit.


Chef of Ramada Hotel Jaipur came up with a fusion of different Cuisines like Mango paneer Potli, Mango biryani also using raw mango in different drinks. Alfanzo is the perfect for deserts says Gaurav Makhija executive chef  Ramada.,

The Mango Festival is on!!!

So come now for a whole lot of gastronomic indulgence in your very own city of Jaipur!!

Children Film Festival In JAipur

Children Film Festival Starting From Today!

First time in Jaipur-

Children Film Society of India is organizing  ‘Summer Bonanza’

In a world that is cluttered with violent content for children, Children Film Society of India  is bringing cinema to your city that is humane and non-violent, and yet delightful and fun!

For four days, city kids can enjoy watching award winning children films at Pink Square mall.

Starting from today, this four day event is free for kids.

Some of the films to be showcased are-

Hayat                                                                                 

 

Hayat is a 12 year old girl who lives with her family in a village in Iran. She is looking forward to give an exam in the    village school and is preparing hard for it. The night before the exams, her father falls ill and has to be hospitalized. Hayat is distraught at having to babysit her infant sister on the most important day of her life. But she is not a girl to give up that easily. With some well-wishers helping her along the way Hayat, whose name means life, makes a desperate attempt to give her exam. Would she succeed?

Liliki

Poverty forces little Lilkee, originally from Nainital, to become a domestic help for architect Bela in Mumbai. She has difficulty in adjusting to city life. To add insult to injury she is humiliated by a gang of four girls from a rich family. Later, when the girls come to know of her plight, they not only befriend Lilkee but try to raise money to help her go back to Nainital. But full of self respect, Lilkee politely refuses. One day, the girls ask her to accompany them to the sea during school hours. Lilkee informs her employer but the other girls don’t tell their parents. When the children don’t return for a long time, the parents get worried. After being found, they scold their girls but Lilkee’s sense of responsibility wins over Bela who admits her to a school.

Krish Trish Balti Boy

Discover folk wisdom presented in an artistic manner through magnificent folk art and watch how this magnificent art comes alive through the medium of animation.

Charan Das Chor

Charandas the thief, after swearing to always tell the truth is adamant in his resolve to follow it. Before committing any theft he tells his victims of his true motives. He scolds his loyal partner Buddhu whenever he lies. In the course of his profession as a thief, he encounters rulers and artists, businessmen and religious gurus, each of whom ironically pale before the honesty of Charandas – the thief.

Karamati Coat

Raju is a poor rag picker. One day a magical stranger gifts him a red coat. Raju discovers that whenever he puts his hand in the coats pocket, a rupee appears. Later he realizes an important lesson that easy money comes with its own problems and cannot be enjoyed for long.

Jaipur Beat

Quench your thirst at Lassiwala

Ah! What if you been to Jaipur and not tasted its famous Lassi, Lassiwale ki Lassi. The Lassi wali ki shop at MI Road is the oldest and famous Lassi shops of the city.

“The Lassiwala”  Kishanlal Govind Narayan Agarwal  at Panch Batti Chowk, MI Road is a well known face here or say an institution in Jaipur. He starts churning out lassi early in morning by 8-9 a.m. It is advisable to get there early as every last glass is sold by 4-4:30p.m. at his place.

Its Lassi has both the taste and has the well balanced nutritional values. Since the decades Lassi wala has been able to make its place among the famous lassi shops of the city.

Whenever you are busy around MI Road and feel like sipping a refreshing drink, Lassi wale ki lassi shop is just the minutes away.

The preparation of Lassi is simple; it’s just the combination of milk, sugar, mawa, and baraf.

The lassi usually is served in earthen glasses called“kulhads” and indeed a  perfect refreshment during hot summer afternoon. There are some other ‘lassiwalas’ nearby, but real Lassi wala is only one.

It’s the one that says ‘Shop 312’
No other Lassi Wala has been able to churn out lassi the way he does with a thick layer of malai on top. There is no seating place so you have to have the Lassi while standing on the street.

Beleive me, if you can, go for a snooze after having one, it will be one of the best naps you will ever have in your life.

Must visit ‘Lassiwala‘  for amazing gastronomic experience!!