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5 Events You Must Not Miss in Jaipur this June

Amidst the raging temperature in the pink city and a few rain showers, the city dwellers have many reasons to step out of their homes this June. Right from colorful exhibitions to new launches and DJ parties, the month is packed with celebrations for people of Jaipur. 🙂 Here is what you should look forward to in the month of June.

1.) F Bar & Lounge, Jaipur- 1st Anniversary

The famous bar and lounge of Jaipur has completed its first year in the city and to celebrate the same with its patrons, F bar has come up with an amazing weekend plan, filled with great music and performers. So get ready to be dazzled with the mixology music and magical nights as F Bar celebrates its one year anniversary. The bar will host DJ Gouri on 1st June, Ankur & Ghalat family on 2nd June and Dance Republic (Nikhil Chinapa + Rohit Barker) on 3rd June.

Venue: F Bar & Lounge,Hotel Golden Tulip.

Date: 1st June-3rd June ’17F bar final2.) Coffee Culture –Opening, Jaipur

The 11 year old coffee brand is all set to spread its wings in the pink city Jaipur and to add glory to their celebration, they are giving the first 300 customers FREE FOOD for the entire year. Coffee Culture Cafes are superior cafe lounges with quirky ambiance & lively atmosphere. Their cafes serve as everyday hangouts for all segments of the society. The place has been known for its coffee, beverages and some great food items like Sizzlers, Pizzas & Burgers. So get ready to explore this new hangout in Jaipur.

Venue: Opposite Genpact, Malviya Nagar

Date: 4th Junecoffee culture final3.) Urge Exhibition

To keep up with the latest trends in apparel, accessories, home décor and jewellery you need to visit this exhibition. We are sure that all the fashionistas and shopaholics of Jaipur will definitely be here to keep their wardrobes updated. To add entertainment to this amazing exhibition, a tarot card reader will also be there for those who are interested.

Venue: Holiday Inn

Date: 9th June – 10th June’17urge4.) Jhalak- Wedding & Lifestyle exhibition

One of the most famous lifestyle exhibitions, Jhalak, is back again with another edition of fabulous style, amazing designs and leading designers. The exhibition has already made a name for itself in the city and has become a go to place for many fashion enthusiasts of the city. If you have never been to this one, make sure to not miss out on it this time.

Venue: Holiday Inn

Date: 21st& 22nd June’17  jhalak5.) Hi Life Exhibition

This is definitely a month dedicated to fashion and lifestyle in the Pink city as yet another fashion exhibition is here to lure fashion lovers. Hi Life, a national level lifestyle exhibition, will be here in Jaipur to present a fashion and luxury extravaganza showcasing premium fashion designers and renowned labels from across the country. The exhibition will host the most desirable designers and their creations from India in furnishing, home decor, handbags, fine jewellery, art and much more.

Venue: SMS Convention Centre

Date: 23rd June – 24th Junehi lifeGiven such an interesting line up of events in June, we are sure you are looking forward to the month with more enthusiasm now. 🙂

 

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Swing in The Celebration of Ramadan in the Walled city of Jaipur

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You can smell festivity in the air and devotion on faces because it’s just the beginning of the month of Ramadan! Observed annually by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), Ramadan is followed by the entire Muslim community in order to get closer to God and to remind them and live the life of the less fortunate ones.

Did you know that the word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness ? Because the time right now is of peak summer and that makes this fasting even more difficult and challenging to follow.

Though Ramadan is followed and celebrated in all the areas of Jaipur, the festival’s real sheen is seen in the walled city, especially Ramganj Bazaar. The market was named Ramganj after Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II who was the one to bring modernization in the architecture of Jaipur. The name Ramganj, Ram + Ganj (meaning area) reaffirms that this area is the soul of the city as it houses the oldest mosques that smoothly blend in the wise architecture of the walled city of Jaipur. Along with a plethora of mosques, the city’s most authentic Mughal cuisines are found in Ramganj Bazaar and the nearby lanes (galiyan). Ramganj Bazaar is equivalent to the Char Minar of Hyderabad & Jama Masjid of Delhi.

But how exactly do they go about the fasting?

Every Muslim, mostly after he/she turns 12, considers it their farz (duty) to fast during Ramadan but are excused in case of special circumstances like illness, pregnancy, travel etc. Ramadan is the ninth pillar of Islam and is practiced in reverence of Allah. The month generally consists of 29-30 days depending on the visual sightings of crescent moon and all the followers follow the timetable of Mecca. They eat before 4 a.m. and post that, they don’t eat or drink anything throughout the day, including water. The meal that they have in the morning is called Sehri. As the day proceeds, they recite namaaz at mosque (masjid) in the evening and at around 7:15 i.e. after sunset, they open their fast with something natural like fruits, dates (khajur), milk, water – basically anything which isn’t cooked over fire. Dates are popularly eaten to open the roza for their distinguishing quality of providing instant energy after a day full of fasting. The meal served in the evening is called Suhoor or Iftaar.

After Iftaar, the devotees visit Masjid at around 9 p.m. where Quran is recited for around 1.5 hours and all the people sit there listening to it. After 29 or 30 days, the Eid-Al-Fitr celebrations are in full swing when mosques are decorated, the lanes are dazzling in lights and folks visit each other to wish and exchange sweets especially Sevayian Kheer as it’s also known as Meethi Eid. The night of spotting the moon and ending the fasts is known as ‘Chaand Raat’ or the night of the moon 🙂

Sevayian Kheer Jaipur Beat
Sevaiyan Kheer

Eid Mubarak 🙂

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8 Ice Cream Places In Jaipur That Will Help You Forget the Heat

Despite of the sudden rain storms in the city, the heat during the day time is quite unbearable. Temperature is soaring and all you need is some respite in any form. Now for the moment of truth, AC Fans sab apni jagah hai but ice cream ka kaam ice cream hi karti hai 😉 Isn’t it ? The only thing that can make you forget the heat and love summers is a scoop of melting ice cream 😀 So let us list out some of our favorite ice cream places in Jaipur that will put the blazing heat in the back seat for sometime and take you to a cooler world 🙂

  1. Iscream Social

    Opened recently in one of the most buzzing areas of Jaipur, every corner of Iscream Social literally screams of ice creams with their colorful interiors and innovative ice creams. The highlight here is the Nitrogen ice-cream & pan flavored ice-cream which is different from the rest and something to look forward to.
    Location : G-8, Neelkanth Tower, Near MGF Mall, C Scheme, Jaipur

    2. Naturals

    A blessing to Jaipur in terms of fruit flavored ice creams, Naturals Ice cream parlor is like a magnet for the seasonal fruit lovers ! Known for their ‘natural’ and delicious fruit flavors especially Mango, Tender Coconut, Cheeku, Strawberry and many more, Naturals has now decked up its interior in the palette of Jaipur’s cultural richness complementing the colors of its flavors 🙂
    Location : A 5, Ground Floor, Suryavanshi Pearl, Sarder Patel Marg, Near Chomu House Circle, C Scheme, Jaipur


    3. Habitz

    A comparatively new kid on the block, Habitz comes like a cold wave of relief in this crazy summer. It has some great ice cream flavors but if you really want to experiment, go for their Green chilly Habitz or Ginger Habitz that feels cold in the beginning and changes once inside your throat. Interesting isn’t it?

    Location : 11, Near Nanak Plaza, Opposite Lane 4, Raja Park, Jaipur



    4. Jalmahal

    Now for the name which might have your childhood memories attached – Jalmahal. If you are a 90s kid, you must have gone to Jal Mahal hundreds of times and come back with a balloon from the sellers who still set outside the parlor on M.I. Road. After so many years and so many ice cream parlors, you will find a rush inside this one typically between 10:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. Ice cream pizza, ice cream sundaes and now ice cream cakes are the desserts to always choose here 😀

    Location : Shop No 85, MI Road, Near, Panch Batti, Jaipur

    5. Thanco’s

    A little like Naturals, Thanco’s is an ice cream parlor on one of the most crowded streets of Raja Park where you can pause and gorge on its fruit flavors and sinful Belgian Dark Chocolate.

    Location : hop No-31-32, 12, Gurunanakpura, Raja Park, Jaipur


    6. Indian Falooda

    One more from the lanes of nostalgia and something that redefines evergreen, Indian Falooda Ice cream parlor is a cute little place on the city streets where some old time couples must have shared their first ice cream together. All sizes of the classic Falooda with rabdi, kulfi, noodles and rose sharbat are available here and nothing can take its simple charm way 🙂

    Location : Shop No 28, Link Road, Bapu Bazar, Pink City, Jaipur

    7. Giani’s 

    Right from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, Giani’s has made its way to various parts of Indian and now in Jaipur as well. With exceptionally rich and fulfilling ice creams, the best ones are Red Velvet, Belgian chocolate and the cold stone sundaes that are a rare find in the city 🙂

    Location : Devraj Niwas, Near Moti Mahal Cinema, Khasa Kothi Crossing, Gopalbari, Jaipur

    8. Softy Corner

    Remember when we did not even know the exotic names of ice creams and all we cared about was ‘Softies’ ? Whenever you want to go back to that feeling of ice cream being filled in your cone by the machine in a spiral shape, visit the Softy Corner which still serves the creamy delicious softy cones 😀

    Location : Shop No. 222, Raja Park, Jaipur


    Let’s scream for Ice Cream 😀

 

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Jaipur Rugs Roll Out The Red Carpet For Rural Artisans At Arcasia Jaipur

A few kilometers away from the hustle bustle of the city, in a far away village, lies a community of artisans who use their gifted hands in making India’s finest hand knotted carpets and a company that bridges the gap between these local artisans and global community – Jaipur Rugs.

One of India’s largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs, Jaipur Rugs has this time partnered with Arcasia – a forum that has gathered experts and professionals from the architectural industry, to discuss potential methods that could help incorporate green elements and green technology in the project design and construction process progresses. The 3 day event started on 23rd May and Jaipur Beat took the opportunity to meet the artisans at Jaipur Marriott.

The most interesting part of the forum was a setup that offered a live experience of watching the extremely elaborate process of carpet weaving by the rural artisans. Out of the 86 processes that are carried out in this highly skilled art, 5 processes were on display and the feeling was nothing short of bewilderment and admiration to watch 5 women happily carrying out the 5 processes of map making, spinning, Rafu, hand knotting and embossing.

“The idea is to bridge the gap between grass root heroes and global delegates.” said Kavita Chaudhary, the Design Director at Jaipur Rugs. Having been the only Indian company to have won an accolade in the esteemed Carpet Design Awards 2017 and the only Indian company to consecutively win 3 awards at German Design Award, Jaipur Rugs aims at uplifting the grass root level weavers and introduce them to the end consumers and global architects at this event.

Kavita Chaudhary , Design Director of Jaipur Rugs

Headquartered in Jaipur, the 1978 establishment – Jaipur Rugs sells hand-knotted rugs via retail stores and online portal – http://www.jaipurrugsco.com/. Mr. NK Chaudhary, the founder of Jaipur Rugs, came up with this idea after some conflicts of interest with his family which now makes for an interesting background story.

“I get the maximum of my design ideas while travelling. The best ideas come to you when you are in a relaxed mood and the windows and doors of your mind are open.” said Kavita Chaudhary (D/o NK Chaudhary). When asked about her inspirations for such unique and pleasant designs, she said ‘I love Europe. It’s not just the architecture, but the moods of the spaces used in the interiors that in turn inspire the moods of our carpets”.

Each of the women carrying out their tasks earnestly in the colorful setup at the event was a treat to watch. Not only this, every weaver had a lesson to share and story to tell.

Jaipur Rugs

Jaipur RugsJaipur Rugs’ operations span across 20+ branches, 6 states and 600 villages in India with distribution to over 40 countries with its independent base of over 40,000 artisans. The company also has a large distribution base in Atlanta, United States.

Stall of Jaipur Rugs at Arcasia, jaipur

Stall of Jaipur Rugs at Arcasia, Jaipur

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Polo is just not a sport but a Royal Tradition of Jaipur!

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Padmanabh Singh at City Palace

Among the world’s most ancient sports, the game of Polo is as “Exclusive as Elusive”, in the cities of Jaipur & Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The very name invokes vision of aristocracy and excellence, of style and rare athletic prowess. Polo is a game that signifies glamor, intelligence, power, adventure, elegance, graceful teamwork, class and above all – Royal Tradition.

Since the days of Emperor Akbar it has been the Indian Maharajas that have given this game its Royal Tradition. The history of Polo in Indian is full of proud achievements. Since 1887, this fascinating game has been greatly influenced by the traditions of Rajasthan. It is a matter of pride that most of the high handicap players produced in India have been from Rajasthan. While the 61st Cavalry also based in Jaipur, has kept it alive in the army.  Here, the game is not just played on horses; there is camel polo, elephant polo and even bicycle Polo. As time passed, the polo scene has changed but Jaipur and and Jodhpur still lead the way and are considered to be a perfect destination for Polo has become a part of the royal heritage of Rajasthan which is being forward now with new generation of the royals of Jaipur.

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Living up to this family tradition, the 18-year old HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, Pacho as he is fondly called by his friends, has been selected in the Indian Polo Team. He is the youngest ever player to represent India in a World Cup match.  The XI World Cup Zonal Play Offs are scheduled to be held in Iran from 29 June to 7 July this year. It is to be recalled that the last time India had won the World Cup was in France in 1957 under the captainship of late HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur, and now it’s his great grand son Maharaja Padmanabh Singh who becomes the second player from the erstwhile Jaipur Royal Family to represent the country in the World Cup. Isn’t it true that history repeat itself 🙂

It is also to be noted that the present World Cup is now known as ‘Jaipur World Cup’. It was presented by late HH Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh in Buenos Aires in 1982.

Maharaja Man Singh II

Image Via Google- Maharaja Man Singh II

Polo Tradition in Jaipur

In Jaipur, the polo tradition dates back to Raja Man Singh Ji, King of Amber, who in the 16th century had taken a keen interest in chaugan while staying in Akbar’s court. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, three generations later, famous for shifting the capital from Amber to Jaipur, built a sophisticated polo field next to his palace, starting a long tradition of opening elaborate grounds in which to play the game.But it was Sawai Man Singh II, in the mid 20th century, who brought the Jaipur polo tradition to its climax as he became one of the most celebrated international players, reaching a level 9 handicap. Maharaja Sawai Man Singh built polo ground in his own palace, Rambagh, Maharaja Sawai Man Singhji wanted to create a sport complex for his city around the polo grounds. With this in mind, he gave a large piece of land to this city to build a stadium. Today, we know it as the Sawai Man Singh stadium,Jaipur

Game of Polo is back and we are sure that the long standing legacy of Jaipur for this game will be alive. With young Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, Polo lovers will once again witness some thrilling action on the field of Iran this year.

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A New Breakfast Haven in Jaipur – Begin your day with ‘Namak Ishq Ka’

‘Khaane mein namak kam hain, thoda upar se daal do’, ‘I think it’s too salty’, every thing we taste every day is driven in taste by one thing – namak. But there is one type of namak you would be dying to taste but will always be at the crossroads is ‘Namak Ishq Ka‘ 😉 Well, not anymore ! Opened as a kiosk of all things savory, ‘Namak Ishq Ka’ in Tilak Nagar is a small haven for all the salty and spicy food lovers 😀

Like the name goes, Namak Ishq Ka is blooming with a namkeen menu like namak paare, samosas, bedmi aloo, but what’s so special about them? They are cooked in desi ghee, yes.

Started by Mr. Vivek Chaturvedi – Founder & Chief Mentor at WIWO.Global, a creative agency, ‘Namak Ishq Ka’ endeavours to bring the taste of Uttar Pradesh to Rajasthan.

“Rajasthan has an arid environment and has a dire need for people to consume desi ghee  in their diets according to the weather conditions here”, said Vivek.

Vivek and his entire team belongs to Uttar Pradesh. All the spices used to cook the food are directly called from UP especially hing or Asafetida that changes the basic taste of everything is specially brought from Uttar Pradesh. The most distinctive dish of this place is its mouth watering Bedmi AlooA full meal with crispy puris, Aloo accompanied by Kulhad Chaach made with bundi, Bedmi Aloo is a dish that belongs to Mathura, Agra and other Western parts of U.P. A plate worth just Rs. 50 is a full meal at any time of the day. Also, it is served in a special thali and you can really have your buds feeling like their rolling on the taste of Nawabs and culture of Rajasthan.

Bedmi Aloo

When asked about the quirky and fun name of the food place, Vivek chuckled and said ‘I don’t have a sweet tooth and am very fond of savory items. Also, I love the popular song from the movie Omkara and hence came up with Namak Ishq Ka.’

All things aside, let us share with you what made us fall for this place, the samosas. Made in shuddh desi ghee, the samosas were hot, crispy and they absolutely melted in the mouth unlike a lot of refried oily samosas we sometimes encounter. Also, the samosas are just worth Rs.15 per piece and the permanent accomplice – Kulhad Chai soothes your soul.

Healthy, hygienic and succulent, we had our breakfast meal sorted with Namak Ishq ka, it’s your time now 😉

 

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5 Unfiltered Poems About Indian Society You Need To Hear Right Now

Everyday when we pick up the newspaper and read about latest developments that are happening in our city we feel proud. However off late, with every passing day, the city is seeing a rise not only in the crime rate but also in the brutality with which these crimes are being committed. The same story runs across the whole country and it’s time that we stop here and take a strong stand against these crimes. Especially when the law holders in the country are quiet, it is time that some of us take the initiative to speak, what is unspoken.

Luckily for us, the young generation is taking up this duty and how? In a poetic manner, something that neither can be suppressed nor forgotten. Taking up this responsibility further, we are sharing some ‘Unerased’ poetry that not only won our hearts but also spoke about matters that no one has had the guts to speak.

1.) A brown girl’s guide to gender 

Slut shaming, acid attack and marital rape, so these words ring a bell. Well why not they have been making rounds on the internet and the media for a while however our society fails to will recognize these words because marriage  means a license to sleep with your spouse even if it is against her wishes and there is no harm in calling a girl, who wears short dresses, a whore. Do you tend to disagree with this?  Then you will definitely agree with this millennial who talks about these sensitive topics and more.

2.) Before you commit suicide

Depression and fear of failure have taken more lives in our country than any other accidents. The pressure that many and specially youngsters feel everyday that sometimes pushes them to end their lives 😦 in order to run away from it, is huge. To all those who have gone through such days here’s a poem that talks about all that you have been through and probably many others like you.

3.) Pyaare baba – Who hasn’t heard about Nirbhaya. We all know the plight that she went through. The saddest part of her story wasn’t that it happened but the fact that it is happening again and again. The worst part is that thousands of people came together for a candle light march to raise voice against the incident and then… WENT BACK HOME. The point is that such incidents create a stir for a while but later on people just move on. We bet that the pain in every word of this poetry will create a hurricane in the society, which will end only with the end of such brutality. 

4.) The legal Rapist – Marital rape strikes again and why not? After being subjected to this crime not just for days or years but for centuries, finally someone has had the courage to speak it out loud. You need to listen to this one till the end.

5.) Sex Talk – The topic of the poem is enough to create a hullabaloo about it but there is more to the poem than its title. The young poet has brought up many topics around sex that are completely avoided by our society. Whether it’s the matter of LGBTQ or talking about sex with your children, this young poet has done justice to these issues with her subtle words.

If like us you also think that it is important to share these messages then kindly do so.