10 Tea Cafés in Jaipur To Give You The Feels This Monsoon

A roadside thadi, or a fancy cafe, all you want in monsoon is a cup of chai. In fact, not just one, you can go up to 10 cups a day sometimes 😉 Is there any better comfort beverage than tea during rains ? We don’t think so. Monsoon has finally arrived and the only thing that can make us come out of our homes, leaving aside our laziness, is a steaming cup of tea. Luckily for us, we have amazing no. of tea cafés spread out in the city. Here is a list of some topmost tea cafés that serve a plethora of teas in different flavors to give you some real fun time in monsoon 🙂

  1. Tapri – When we think about tea cafés in Jaipur, the first name that pops up in our heads is definitely Tapri. With its amazing and witty menu and a beautiful mix of traditional and contemporary elements in its ambience, who will not like to spend their evenings there sipping tea, having Parle-G and binging on their special vada pav !!

Location: C-Scheme, Lal Kothi


2. Thadi – A cool rooftop café in Raja Park, Thadi is an amazing hangout place for those living in the area. In case you plan to spend some time there by yourself sipping on coffee then you can do so at Thadi.
P.S. – They provide wifi.

Location: Raja Park


3. Chaisa – Chaisa is definitely the first choice for students and youngsters for hangouts, firstly because it’s located in Lal Kothi, a hub of education in the city and secondly because there couldn’t be a better way to have group studies then over a cup of steaming tea. 😉

Location: Lal Kothi

4. Chaaypani – For all sports lovers this can be the best hangout place in winters. You get to enjoy some sports on the roof top of Orbit mall while sipping your favorite tea.

Location: Civil Lines


5. Ketli – To have your favorite tea along with your favorite pasta or Manchurian is definitely a new and amazing way to celebrate winters. Well, if this how you plan to spend evenings this season then we recommend you to head out to Ketli Lounge and café in Malviya Nagar.

Location: Malviya Nagar


6. Thirstea – The TeaTeria – If you are an ardent tea drinker or if you like to explore different types of teas then this is the place for you. With options like Irani Chai, Pushkar Chai, Nathdwara Chai, Chocola Tea, Gud ki Chai and many more options in their menu we are sure that your tea buds are sure in for a treat here.

Location: Malviya Nagar


7. Talk over Tea – There is no doubt that tea cafés in Jaipur are spread across the length and breadth of the city. Talk over Tea, a tea café located in Sitapura is a cool hangout joint for those who work in one of the farthest and industrially populated corners of Jaipur.

Location: Sitapura


8. Chai Factory – As the name suggests this café is a complete factory of different types of teas. Plan a hangout at this café if you are looking forward to good time with friends accompanied by a hot cup of your favorite tea and snack.

Location: Vaishali Nagar


9. Tea Connect – A cup of tea accompanied with a bowl of maggi, an exotic pizza, a lip smacking vada pav, a steaming aloo paratha and well the list is endless. We suggest you choose your favorite snack (which might take some time given they have an elaborate and delicious menu) to go with tea and enjoy your winter evening here.

Location: Mansarovar


10. Tea Tradition – With three outlets spread across the city, tea tradition is another famous hangout for young Jaipurites these days. If you enjoy your tea with samosa then we suggest this is the place you should head towards.

Location: C-Scheme


Now that you have the list you can select your favorite and ask friends to join you over a cup of steaming tea on a Monday evening !

Happy monsoons 🙂

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Pouring sessions on Day 2 at Talk Journalism in Jaipur

It was the day to mingle with senior journalists and to interact with media industry players at Hotel Fairmont in the beautiful rain swept Jaipur. The pleasant weather and the rain creates a more intense experience. In its 4th edition Talk Journalism nurtures a fabulous journalist community but it also brings in a spontaneous momentum and energy in the Pink City. On its second day, the festival saw a tremendous blend of participations from journalists and media students.

The morning started with well known celebrity journalists Barkha Dutt’s session which continuos with more sessions by media giants like Shekhar Gupta, Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghosh and also actor Piyush Mishra.


From News media has become noise now.

“Hum Khabrein nahin dete hum khabron ko kis terah se thod marod kar usko drama banade hai us per hamara focus hota hai”

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“Aaj ke zamaane main jo bikta hai who chalta hai”

When TV came people said news paper will be finished, when Digital Media came people said TV will be finished- Never write obituaries in a country as large as India- reply that came from Rajeev Sardesai on a question put by the audience. 

Shekhar Gupta founder of The Print

“There should be ‘holy cows’ but should there be unholy pigs”


People think I was the first Indian woman reporter to cover war but my mother did that some 3 decades ago- said Barkha Dutt.

On having Talk Journalism happening at Jaipur, Barkha said- I am glad that we have broken the hegemony of Delhi which lot of us are guilty of.


Piyush Mishra session left the the audience entertained and awestruck with his sometimes witty comments and other times with his deep thoughts especially when he presented excerpts from his treasured trifles-O Husna.

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कहते हैं जिसको ,दूजा मुल्क उस
पाकिस्तां में पहुंचे , लिखता हूँ ख़त में 
हिन्दोस्तां से, पहलू-ए हुसना पहुंचे 
ओ हुसना

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Sagarika Ghose- In an attempt to bring Indira Gandhi the only woman Prime Minister of India, Sagarika Ghose speaks about her book- ‘Indira, India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister’


And guess who all walked up to the Digital Corner and showcased their love for Jaipur Beat.  Christina Lamb co-author of I am Malala and Nick Davies from The Guardian, USA.


Last but not the least the students of journalism participated through out the day in workshops designed for the festival and we too had some tete-e tete with them. And here’s the prove –

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Stay tuned for the Day 3!

Apart from the celebrities there will be lot of learning sessions about different genre of media. How the Digital media is shaping the future of media industry, students must listen to Mr. Gaurav Hajela, (Founder Jaipur Beat ), Pioneer of Social Media in Rajasthan, during his session on Jaipur Goes Digital  at 3.45 pm. His talk on how the role of Digital Media industry is shaping up in this city is sure to help students in finding their place in this industry.



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Listen to Piyush Mishra’s Magical Words at Talk Journalism in Jaipur

Piyush Mishra wears many hats. He is an actor, writer and composer. He has a way with words and says profound things that hit you intensely. He writes about love and life in general. It will surely be a treat to hear such a person live and now you are getting a chance at it. Piyush Mishra will be speaking at the ongoing media fest Talk Journalism in Jaipur tomorrow.

We thought you would enjoy reading some of his best quotes to set your mood for his session. Here you go-











Feeling enchanted already? Don’t miss Piyush Mishra at Talk Journalism 2017 tomorrow. Register now for free- http://www.talkjournalism.in/tj-online-registration/

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Here’s What the Youth of Jaipur Will Gain From Talk Journalism 2017

Talk Journalism is the next big thing happening in Jaipur and it starts in few hours. With the advent in technology the biggest hike the biggest amount of technology startups have definitely happened in the media industry. The reach of media has now penetrated every nook and corner of the country and none of us have been left untouched by the same.

The youth of the country, which also accounts for largest part of population in India, is the biggest user of the mass media. Not only is youth a receiver but also the biggest contributor in the same too. Today a large no. of start ups in India are being run by the youth itself. Many more youngsters are trying to make a name for them in this huge and ever evolving media industry. Luckily for the youth of Jaipur, Talk Journalism 2017 is coming up with so many amazing opportunities to learn and make a place for them.

For those looking to carve a space in the media industry, here are few Talks and Workshops at #TJ2017 they should not miss-

Workshops by Google, Youtube and Twitter

Who better then these media giants to give you an insight about functioning of digital media?  Youtube and Twitter are two of the biggest social media platforms in today’s time and have an undisputed global reach. Similarly Google is the largest search engine in today’s time and learning from people running the show at the back end of these companies is nothing short of excellence.


Talk by Gaurav Hajela, Co—Founder of Jaipur Beat (Digital Magazine)

Jaipur Beat, today is the biggest digital platform in the pink city Jaipur and the students of mass communication and journalism in the city will get an opportunity to listen to Mr. Gaurav Hajela, Pioneer of Social Media in Rajasthan, a Social Media and Branding Consultant and also a seasoned photographer and ad film maker. His talk on how the role of Digital Media industry is shaping up in this city is sure to help students in finding their place in this industry.


Storytelling Workshop by Kommune

Kommune, a leading community of artists, producers, patrons and art lovers will be presenting a storytelling workshop at the event. The session followed by a workshop will have artists like Tess Joseph, Shamir Reubena and Hussain Haidry. In case you are interested in sharing your stories, this is the best platform.


Student Newsroom

Apart from all the learning that youngsters will get at the event, they will also get a chance to showcase their talent too. Student newsroom, a contest by Talk Journalism, gives the students of mass communication and journalism a chance to submit stories, created by them and the winners will get a chance to be published nationally within a month from the event.


Apart from the amazing contests, workshops and talks the youth of the city and media enthusiasts have a chance to network with the high profile people of the industry. We are sure that you are not going to miss this chance. 🙂 

Venue: Fairmont Hotel, Jaipur

Date: 28th July – 30th July 2017

Register Online: http://www.talkjournalism.in/tj-online-registration/





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Film Appreciation Workshop at JKK Which No Movie Buff in Jaipur Should Miss

A 5-day film appreciation course began at JKK today. The course is being held in collaboration with Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in Pune.  IMG_6569On the occasion, Ms. Sood said that this is for the first time a film appreciation course is being organized in Rajasthan. The course aims to promote film literacy and generate awareness of the cinematic culture. A poster exhibition is also being organised to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of India. These posters have been received from the National Film Archives.


Film Appreciation Course

On the first day of the course the students were given in-depth knowledge on film appreciation and the language of cinema by Ms. Bela Negi and Mr. Subhamoy Sengupta. There was also short feature film screenings to analyse and discuss cinema content.IMG_6561

IMG_6568Indian Cine Poster Exhibition

Before the course began, Indian Cine Poster Exhibition was inaugurated by Director General, JKK, Ms. Pooja Sood; IIS, Director, FTII, Mr. Bhupendra Kainthola; Administrative Officer, NFAI, Mr. Dhirendra Kumar Sharma; Course Director, Ms. Bela Negi and Mr. Subhamoy Sengupta. The exhibition will remain open for public viewing from 11 am to 6 pm from 26 July to 20 August at Rangayan Foyer in JKK. The theme of the exhibition is ‘Azadi 70 Saal, Yaad Karo Kurbani’. IMG_6543IMG_6542IMG_6504Film Screening

JKK has also arranged public screening of various Indian and Foreign films. Today evening popular Italian film, Bicycle Thieves will be shown at 7 pm. The film is set in post-World War II Italy and follows the story of Antonio Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed economy. With no money and a family to support, Ricci is desperate to find work. Eventually he manages to land a job hanging up posters with a condition of ‘No Bicycle, No Job’. Unfortunately, Ricci’s bicycle gets stolen by a thief while he is hanging up posters.IMG_6546Other popular films like –Mother, No Country for Old Men, La Dolce Vita and Bhuvan Shome will also be shown. These films will be screened daily at 7 pm at Rangayan for the duration of the course (26 July to 30 July).  🙂 The entry for these film screenings is free of cost and seating is on first come first serve basis.

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14 things about India’s 14th president -Ram Nath Kovind

Today, India got its 14th President- Ram Nath Kovind just now took oath in the Central hall of parliament to become India’s 14th President. Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar administered the oath of office to Kovind.
After taking oath, Ram Nath Kovind exchanged seats with current president Pranab Mukherjee. A 21-gun salute was also fired in honour of the new president.


14 Things to know about our India’s New President –

1. Born on Oct 1, 1945 in Kanpur

2. A Commerce Graduate and a Lawyer by profession

3. Practiced in Delhi High Court and Supreme court for  16 years

4. Served as private secretary to then PM Morarji Desai in 1977

5. Lost Lok Sabha Elections twice in 1990 and 2007.

6. Became President of BJP Dalit Morcha from 1998-2002

7. Also, the President of Koli Samaj

8. Member of the board of Governors of IIM-Kolkata

9. Served consecutively 2 terms in Rajyasabha from 1994-2006

10. Represented India in United Nations General Assembly in 2002

11. He had donated his ancestral house in his native

village in Kanpur as  community house to the village.

12. He was appointed as Governor of Bihar in 2015

13. 20 July2017 Elected as President of India

14. 25th July 2017 takes oath as 14th President of India

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Fairs & Festivals · Jaipur

7 Reasons Why Jaipurites Love Saawan!

Though we love every season for all the reasons but when it comes to Saawan month, it has a very special place for the people of Jaipur. No other state welcomes rain as we Jaipurites do. With the arrival of monsoon showers, there is ample happiness all over which is celebrated by dancing, singing and feasting.

When it comes to women of Jaipur there is no other festival like Saawan when they are cheerfully clad in enchanting Lahariyas (multi-colored tie and dyed saree), put henna on their palm, keep fast for their love and seek blessings for a happy and long married life.

Saawan is not about one day but the whole month is full of festivities. Saawan can be touted as the longest festival as every day is a celebration in this month. Besides sprinkles of rain, here are more reasons why we Jaipurites go crazy about Saawan-




Saawan is the time when the lovely ladies of Rajasthan can show off their love for lehariya every single day. Women adore this traditional print but cannot wear it all the time as no one wants to commit the fashion faux pas of repetition. Saawan is the perfect excuse to flaunt vibrant Lehariya prints every day.




This month brings back Jhoola on trees. All of us love to swing high on the jhoolas and our inner child becomes really happy in Saawan. Swinging on decorated Jhoolas with friends makes this rainy month special.


3.Mehendi and Colourful Bangles

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The custom of henna comes back in Saawan. Hands adorned with fragrant orange colors look just beautiful. Every woman loves the jingling sound of bangles but hardly anyone wears them in today’s times. In Saawan, women get to indulge in their love for colorful bangles without having to worry about dress codes.




The weather turns cooler and there is greenery everywhere in Jaipur. This makes for the perfect setup for picnics with family and friends. So many well maintained, lush gardens in Jaipur make picnics marvelous.



Ghewar is a delicacy that makes Rajasthanis, especially Jaipurites, wait one whole year before they can gorge on it again. We love to gorge on the decadent flavors of this sweet every day in Saawan month.

6.Saawan Ke Geet



Dancing on the tunes of Saawan Aayo Re is always fun in this rainy month. Songs related to Hindola (swings), teej, Sawan Ke Jhoole Pade flow in the air throughout Saawan. Ladies sing these folk songs while dancing and enjoying rides on  swing.




Teej brings all elements of Saawan together. The festival which pays tribute to Nature is all about women enjoying themselves. They dress up in lehariya, apply henna, bedeck themselves with jewellery and sing while swinging on beautiful jhoolas. Then there is teej procession, which splashes the cities with many more colors. The dances and other folk performances in Teej procession lure not just Rajasthanis but people from every corner of the world. Jaipur to witness the Teej procession on 26th and 27th July, 2017 starting from City Palace and passing  through the Old City of Jaipur with chariots, folk dancers and performers that will culminate at Taal Katora.

What’s not to love about Saawan!

If you have celebrated Saawan, do share your pictures with us on jaipurbeat@gmail.com.

Image Credit- The City Club

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Jaipur’s Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers Present an Ode to Indian Bride at India Couture Week 2017!

Celebrating the magnificence & valour of the glorious women of India, Jaipur’s Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers today presented their spectacular collection – Adaa on the opening day of FDCI at India Couture Week 2017 in an Installation Show by leading Indian designer Anamika Khanna, –‘Happily Ever After’ at Mehrauli.
The array of jewellery designs adorned by around 50 installations was a surreal walk through an Indian bride’s wonderland where she meets some wondrous rituals and unveils a different shade of her at every step. With allusions to ancient India in its hints of modernity, each design entwines in it a concoction of boldness and delicacy, just like a beatific Indian bride. 
The signature pieces of the bridal collection by Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers have been designed with inlaying of rose cut diamonds and other gemstones in bold pieces of emeralds & rubies adorned by various mannequins representing the different moods of an Indian bride. 
The customs & traditions of a wedding are woven in the jewellery designs and swathed in flamboyant colors enveloping all the pious ceremonies of an Indian bride.
Jaipur’s Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers stands as a paragon of innovation and panache for six decades in the segment of luxury jewellery houses with Yash Agarwal being the brain behind all the designing concepts and themes of new collections.
Yash Agrawal of Birdhichand with Designer Anamika Khanna
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7 Speakers To Look Forward To at Talk Journalism 2017

Talk Journalism the only dedicated festival that celebrates Journalism and gives a platform to the fraternity to discuss and debate about related issues, will soon begin its fourth edition in Jaipur City. Jaipur, after becoming popular for the biggest literature festival in India now has also become a huge platform to attract the pioneers in media and let them share their experiences about the industry with the audience. We are sure that the people of Jaipur are equally excited to meet these speakers and hear the words of wisdom from them. Jaipur beat brings to you the speakers that you must look forward to in Talk Journalism 2017.

1.) Arun Shorie – Arun Shorie, a leading economist and author has contributed a lot to the media industry as a journalist. Among the huge lists of his achievements he has been awarded with Ramon Magsaysay award and Padma Bhushan, has been an economist with World Bank and a consultant to Planning Commission of India. The veteran journalist speaker is for sure one of the biggest reasons why you should attend the event.   arun2.) Rajdeep  Sardesai – Now this is one name that needs no introduction. Rajdeep Sardesai is probably amongst the first few celebrated journalists of the country. Given his rise in the sphere of journalism from being a city editor at TOI to running his own channel, his session will definitely be an enlightening one for both the enthusiasts of journalism and the fraternity members.   rajdeep3.) Barkha Dutt – An undisputed leader in the Indian Journalism, Barkha Dutt is a pioneer of not only journalism in India but also of creating a space for females in this male dominated industry. For all the aspiring female journalists, we definitely recommend you to join Talk Journalism and get a chance to interact with Barkha Dutt.barkha4.) Sumeet Vyas– The man of the hour, the writer and actor of many a famous web series, Sumeet Vyas is one of the speakers at the event. The climb that this celebrity has seen lately in the media sure gives us a reason to listen to his journey to success and his idea about the current traits of media journalism.  sumeet5.) Piyush Mishra – A graduate from National School of Drama and a famous theater and film personality, Piyush Mishra-specially know for his recent roles in the films Gangs of Wasseypur and Gulal, is definitely the kind of speaker, whose opinions you will like to listen to when it comes to media. After having spend nearly three decades in the industry we are sure that his experience about the same must make a worthy session. piyush mishra6.) Sagarika Ghose – With a wide spectrum of experience in media spanning news anchoring, journalism and authoring two books, her session at Talk Journalism is definitely one of the most informative one to look forward to.sagarika7.) Christina Lamb – Co-author of ‘I am Malala‘, Chiristina Lamb is an author and the chief foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times.  Her presence at the event ensures that the platform will not only discuss Indian Journalism but also journalism across the globe.christinaNow that you are well acquainted with the speakers of the event, we are sure that you are looking forward to Talk Journalism as eagerly as we are.  🙂

Venue: Fairmont Hotel, Jaipur

Date: 28th – 30th July 2017

Registration for free at: http://www.talkjournalism.in/tj-online-registration/