5 Sports Spaces That Brought Sports to Mainstream in Jaipur

“India wins Olympics under Dhyan Chand’s captaincy”

“Dhoni finishes of in style with a six”

“What a smash by Sania Mirza”

“Rajyvardhan Rathore wins silver at Olympics”

……the list is never ending. Indian athletes never fail to make us proud; no matter they win or lose. Their hard work and dedication towards the nation is beyond comparison. But what makes them unbeatable is the opportunity or platform provided to them. On the ‘National Sports Day’, let’s appreciate those platforms of Jaipur that did not let the sports keeda inside us die 🙂

  1. Sawai ManSingh Stadium

From Dhoni’s phenomenal 183* in ODI and Rahul Dravid’s no loss in 2013 to the record of being the most unbeatable home ground for Rajasthan Royals, this stadium has given us the memories to cherish. The cries of “Indiaaaa-Indiaaaaaa” and “Halla Bolllll” probably still echo here and our “Le Panga” cheers will still be heard as Kabbadi matches continue to be played here.



Additionally, the statue of Arjuna in front of SMS stadium stands as a symbol of pride and honors the sports history of our country. The huge idol that stands out completely represents the excellency of the best warrior of all times.

  1. Rajasthan Polo Club

Rajasthan Polo Club, formerly known as Jaipur Polo Club was established in 1918. Since then it has extensively contributed to sports all over the world. It has had the privilege of hosting teams of South Africa, Zimbabwe, UAE, to USA, Australia, Argentina, UK & Brazil. Apart from Sawai Man Singh, RR Hanut Singh and other local heroes, the matches here have been witnessed by Queen of England, Princess Charles, Princess Diana, Mrs Jacqualine Kennedy and many others. Many of Polo club’s members have achieved the success that is desired by all at international championships. Furthermore, the club has organized several tournaments like Federation International Polo Ambassador Cup, India Independence Golden Jubilee Cup.

  1. Rambagh Golf Club

The origin of the Rambagh Golf Club dates back to 1944 with its history steeped in Royal BackgroundRajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur is the founder of the Club. After she returned from Gulmarg in October 1944 from a holiday where she got keen on playing golf, she asked for the allowance of Late His Highness to lay a Golf Course on the Rambagh Palace grounds. Talking of contemporary world, lately one of its young budding golfers made it to the top ten India ranking. This club has had a major hand in the growth of golf in India.

  1. Chaugan Stadium

Home for teej celebrations and elephant festivals, Chaugan Stadium is one of the ancient and most valued places that have sustained Jaipur’s cultural and sports roots. The word ‘chaugan’ means open land and the arched end of a hockey stick. The sports ground has 3 octagonal stands, that is to say, the “Chini ki Burj” (on the north-west region of the stadium), “Shyam Burj” (on the north) and “Moti Burj” (towards north-east). During the ancient times, each of these areas once served for a specific reason and carry on doing it even today. Not only that, elephant polo matches are also played here.

  1. Rajasthan University

Rajasthan University is the biggest and central university of the state Rajasthan which has built a modern sports complex after the revamping done in 2013. The university has a provision of a variety of games like, chess, carom, volleyball, kabbadi, badminton, table tennis, cricket, swimming, and athletics. Most importantly, the outdoor games are open to public which makes it easier for those who do not have facilities or feasibility to build their own private courts.

We hope that gems continue to emerge from these grounds and wish y’all a very happy ‘National Sports Day’!


MINI On Tour In Pink City

When they say ‘Good Things Come In Small Packages’, it’s not merely a shallow saying but golden words that have been proven time and again. One of the good things that not only reiterates this saying but takes you on a revolutionary ride every time you meet it is BMW’s MINI COOPER. The small economy car that changed into a luxury car especially bought by those who love to flaunt a style statement – Mini Cooper paid a special visit to the pink city this weekend.

Starting from Delhi, MINI has commenced an interesting event – ‘MINI on Tour’ to spread more awareness and share important and fascinating information about their cars while letting you do a test drive of its 4 leading models and guess which city was their first stop ? Jaipur !!

The perfect combination of British legacy and German mechanics – ‘Mini On Tour’ is a go-karting tour across 18 cities in India, namely, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Agra, Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Mangalore, Mysore, Kochi, Coimbatore, Salem, Vijayawada and Bhubaneshwar. The tour began from Jaipur on 24th August and is expected to end in Bhubaneshwar in December 2017.

On 24th August and 25th August, they set up an exhibition at Jaipur Club and then moved to Gaurav Tower for the weekend where they displayed their 4 most iconic designs along with one in a MINI Truck !

  • MINI S 3 Door

The Mini hatch has the most exciting seats. This is surely an irresistible and glamorous car.

Price- 29 lakh

  • MINI 5 Door

The car is all about fun and function. It has more legroom and 30% more luggage space.

Price- 32.5 lakh

  • Mini convertible

Its vintage look never goes out of vogue. It has classic headlamps and unbeatable style. The sun roof serves as icing on the cake.

Price- 34.7 lakh

  • Mini Clubman

It is the biggest and most sophisticated Mini ever built. The clubman makes an unforgettable impression with its exemplary and clever functionality.

Price-37.9 lakh

The best part remains that you can customize your own Mini. They have a variety of accessories that add the personal touch and make your car stand out from the crowd. These could be either styling related or gadget related.

Mr Aditya Srinate, Sales Product Genius told Jaipur Beat in an exclusive interview that Jaipur’s response has been stupendous as people are looking for something royal yet modern. “They are willing to pay for this quality car”, he added. However, Mr Uday Bisht, Marketing Manager, said that there’s no plan for a Mini showroom in Jaipur anytime soon.

Jaipur’s beat team saw a large mob at the breathtaking display by the real MVPs of automobile industry and it was enthralling to see a lot of them taking it safely for a test drive !

Let’s hope MINI comes to add grandeur to the pink city soon 🙂

Events in Jaipur

Take Time Out for ‘A Conversation’ – Reality Storytelling Documentary Workshop In Jaipur

In one of the unique moves and kind of events in Jaipur, Documentary Resource Initiative (DRI) is organising a reality storytelling documentary workshop in the city – ‘A Conversation‘.

All set to start on 31st August – ‘A Conversation’ is a part of one of DRI’s year-round activities : Documentor – a unique initiative to evoke quality discourses through intense exchanges and workshops. It intends to create an awareness and exposition of high quality artistic content of actuality storytelling among the young aspirant filmmakers and aims at taking the artistic ways of reality storytelling to various regions and platforms.

An interesting and rare concept – A Conversation brings renowned filmmakers and acclaimed documentary films with in-depth discussions on various genres, enriching minds with the creative visions of masters as well as encouraging them to delve into new ways of expressions to voice issues they feel strongly about.

The incubator for inquiring for 18–80 year olds keen to engage with media studies in an open, creative environment. Here, you can kickstart your latent imagination and develop creative and technical excellence through practicable interface with informed mentors, storytelling, hands-on workshops and real life experience.

Workshop Highlights

  • Reality storytelling and trends of international documentary – in-depth inquiries into the creative treatment of reality.
  • Intensive session with filmmakers after screenings
  • Different genres and approach to documentaries – critical deconstruction of internationally acclaimed films.
  • International collaborations in documentary

– Sharing of creative thought and styles of treatment across the globe.

– Interactions between various cultures and their different stances and attitude.

– An insight into positioning a film for successful international co-production.

– Case studies of successful global co-productions.


Duration :4 days

Fees: Rs.5000 (Including all meals at the workshop)

Sessions :9

Venue – The Open Space Society (TOSS) Jaipur – School of Film Photography and Writing, 

Day 1

Session 1 / Morning / 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Orientation and introductions

Session 2 / Evening / 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Musical performance


Session 3 / Morning / 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • An introduction of the objectives of the programme.
  • Reality storytelling and trends of international documentary – In-depth inquiries into the creative treatment of reality.

Session 4 / Afternoon / 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Introduction of a feature length documentary film by the filmmaker
  • Screening of the film.
  • Intensive session with the filmmaker – authorial approaches: analyses and critical deconstruction of the film – content, structure, narrative treatment and creative strategies.


Session 5 / Morning / 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Different genres and approach to documentaries – excerpts from some internationally acclaimed films and their critical deconstruction – intent, directorial innovation, cinematography and editing.

Session 6 / Afternoon / 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Introduction of another acclaimed documentary film by filmmaker.
  • Screening of the film.
  • Intensive session with the filmmaker –authorial approaches: analyses and critical deconstruction of the film – content, structure, narrative treatment and creative strategies.


Session 7 / Morning / 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Participants’ feedback and open discussions with the mentors and filmmakers present.

Session 8 / Afternoon / 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • International collaborations in documentary – the sharing of creative thought and styles of treatment across the globe; interactions between various cultures and their different stances and attitudes; an insight into the positioning a film for successful international co-production.Case studies and co-pro mapping – Two examples of successful global co-productions.

Session 9 / Evening / 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Musical performance

Daily Evening Screening: Open to all

Maximum Number of Participants – 25-30

So mark your calendars for an event full of stories, drama, intellect and an experience you will never forget 🙂


Documentary Resource Initiative (DRI) is a nonprofit institute that actively supports the storytellers with alternative voices by providing them with training, invaluable exposure to contemporary documentary trends and initiating tangible dialogue. We inspire visual storytellers who dare to risk, innovate and take up challenges for bringing untold truth for public discourses free of commercial or political pressure.  We encourage independence of an artist who tackles complex issues and sensitizes others with unique points of view. DRI in its year-round endeavor, brings many such filmmakers of diverse culture and geography in a platform for mutual enrichment. We keep on discovering new talents, nurture & empower them by providing factual and artistic knowledge, help develop skill, advance the co-production possibilities.



Jaipur’s all set to whoop “Ganpati Bappa Morya!”

Dharti ambar sitare
Uski nazare utaare
Dar bhi usse dara re
Jiski rakhwaliya re…
Karta saya tera

Jai deva Shri Ganesha
Deva Shri Ganesha
Deva Shri Ganesha…”

It’s that time of the year again when India celebrates the birthday of its legendary god by grooving on these beats. There’s fun, madness and passion in this festivity. But if you contemplate, aren’t festivals something you desperately wait for? C’mon, who does not want a paid leave from work ;). Jokes apart, this is the best way to spent time with your families and a reason to go all traditional.

Festivals are symbolic of jubilation and togetherness. Now that Ganesh Chaturthi is round the corner, Jaipur has already begun the celebration of this grand festivity. Its temples have lighted up with colours of joy.

You can see hundreds of beautiful idols created across the streets of Jaipur (thanks to the efforts of these skilful artists!).Whether it’s JLN Marg or Ajmer Road, Bappa is making appearances everywhere.

And certainly, this celebration is incomplete without the magnificent arrangements at Moti Dungri Ganesh Mandir. They’d started with their proceedings on 20th August 2017, which last till 26th August 2017. Since then there have been many events at the temple. Local talents have got the opportunity to showcase their flair. Every day, graceful kathak dancers start their performances at sharp 7 pm. The event continues till 10 pm.

The temple is flooded with devotees who are always donating their love in the form of our cutest deity’s favourite modaks. Not only that, honey and milk is offered in bulk as well. The priests’ plan to present Bappa with half a million ladoos weighing 11, 21 and 51 kgs reveals the spirit of the occasion.

Moreover, tomorrow there’s going to be ‘Shringar Mehndi’ event, where the idol will be adorned with henna. In addition, as a practice, people will do the same on their hands.

In the end, after the spesh day, on Saturday, 26th August 2017, Jhaankiyan or processions from Moti Dungri will leave for Garh Ganesh.

People from different parts of India come to Jaipur to visit this grand festivity. The fondness and dedication is beyond one’s imagination. The number will be pretty big but ease up, it’s obviously not kumbh ka mela 😛 Furthermore, what makes it more interesting is the fact that the decorations have been massive as 141 works of gold have been done. It took 8 months to get the work done. That sounds insane right?! The temple looks like a fantasy land. The brightness of gold makes it highly alluring for eyes.

Every one of us has grown up hearing the stories of the broken tusk and elephant head and adores Bappa for who he is! Indian festivals not only bind families with joy but also usher positivity and peace.

The whole team of Jaipur Beat wishes you and your whole family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi 🙂


Kitchens of India Meet Streets of Italy at ongoing Food Festival ‘Go Indiano’ in Jaipur

What happens when two of the most popular and loved cuisines come together ? It’s a gourmet’s paradise ! And this paradise is currently finding its abode at The Lalit Jaipur with its ongoing food festival – Go Indiano.

One of the top luxurious 5 star hotels – The Lalit Jaipur is hosting a food festival with a menu that has inhaled the spices from kitchens of India and picked some flavors from streets of Italy to put them all together in a way never done before. You must all have had paneer on a pizza, and love it, but this menu at Go Indiano goes beyond the cliches and fuses together the most eccentric veggies of both countries to create dishes you would yearn to give a try.

Pumpkin Canneloni with Makhani Sauce

When Jaipur Beat had a word with Executive Chef Lenin Sreedharan, his expertise in Italian cuisine could be tasted in his knowledge of ingredients and spirit to experiment by mixing the most unusual vegetables, fruits, sauces and the like to form the menu of Go Indiano.
The recipes were as interesting to hear about as they were while eating. One of them was ‘Bharwan Kumb‘ – Kumb meaning mushroom stuffed with spinach ricotta and mushroom soil, fried artichoke & parmesan fondue.

Our favorite among all these was the Uttapam Lasagne ! It has layers of Uttapam because ‘Lasagne’ means layers of pasta sheets mixed with sauces, here it were the Uttapam layers topped with curry leaf pesto, loaded with cheese and served with the tri-color sauces.

The menu is a concoction of flavors of all parts of India i.e. East, West, North, South blended with those of Italy therefore giving your tongue a tour of both countries. With interesting choices like Kadai Paneer Pizza, Spaghetti with Almond Paste, Parmesan Creme Brulee (A mix of sweet & savory), the menu of Go Indiano is a well-thought and quite a daring one when it comes to experimental cuisine.

After a whole-hearty full meal, it’s time to entertain your sweet tooth, but there is no place for a simple & usual dessert in the dictionary of Go Indiano ! So last but not the least, the most creative dish of the menu – Tea-Ra-Misu was served. The popular coffee-flavoured Italian custard dessert – Tiramisu is made at The Lalit Jaipur with strong Masala tea flavors – just like an Indian likes it. Chai flavored dessert, what else could you ask for ?

The food festival is on only for 5 more days. So this week, don’t just go Indian or Italiano, Go Indiano  😀


Go Indiano Food Festival
Date –
18th August – 27th August, 2017
Time – 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Venue – 24/7 Multi Cuisine All Day Dining, The Lalit Jaipur
Pocket Pinch – Starting at Rs. 425 plus taxes





Jaipur · Weekend Getaway

Tour de’ Mandawa- A Breathtaking Destination Near Jaipur

Want to get a taste of new place, different culture and meet beautiful people but you don’t want to travel a long distance for this? Well Jaipur Beat have solved this problem with this bit of work, where you can just pick up your camera and get set go to explore one incredibly and impressive destination situated 190 km off Jaipur in the north; take a tour to admire the beautiful murals in the magnificent havelis (large stately homes) lining the streets of this town- Mandawa

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Beautifully adorned walls with traditional Mandana paintings

The drive through dusty streets and painted house walls leads to this splendid semi arid desert town of Mandawa, in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, which is the gateway to the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Once a trading outpost for ancient caravan routes in Shekhawati , the township of Mandawa, over the time has grown into an ‘Open Art Gallery’ for art lovers. The mesmerising frescoes, exquisite carvings and mirror work add to its beauty. Today, the world comes to this storybook town to see its colourful frescoes on every subject under the sun that is, ranging from the religious to the erotic; from copies of popular English prints to witty social satire, rendered in the inimitable style of the local artist.

Heritage Hotel- Castle Mandawa

And perhaps the best place to discover the legacy of Shekhawati is from the comfort of Castle Mandawa, a fortress, built in 1755 AD now converted into a luxurious heritage hotel known for its architectural brilliance and famous for its royal hospitality. Like many historic homes, Castle Mandawa is a curious mixture of the old and the new. Medieval turreted towers, palanquin-roofed balconies, blend with modern comforts in old-world rooms. Family portraits, antique cannons and arms add to the charm of this family-run resort where tradition still runs strong.IMG_5890 (1)The walls of suites and rooms in the Castle are adorned with mesmerizing frescoes and paintings. The carvings and mirror work deserve special mention. One of the rooms named Durbar Hall is the most fascinating with its wonderful paintings, carvings and antiques. The Castle Mandawa offers breathtaking views of the town. Here one also gets a chance to see the royal costumes of the kings and their war weapons.IMG_5804IMG_5852 (1)Mandawa Sight Seeing-

Mandawa Town is also famous for its fresco trails and painted havelis. From royal architecture to lavishly painted suites, beautiful paintings touching various themes and exquisite carvings, all can be seen in these havelis. Some of the must visit havelis are jhunjhunwala Haveli, Bhagchandika Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Lakshmi Narayan Ladia Haveli and the Newtia Haveli. The other major tourist places are Harlalka Well, Thakurji Temple, Raj Well, Tanu Manu Saraf Haveli, Harlalka Chattri, Murmuria Haveli, Chowkhani Double Haveli, Akhramka Haveli, Sonthalia Gate, Goenka Double Haveli, Goenka Chattri and the Saraf Haveli.

Apart from Havelis, the desert town of Mandawa caught our attention for many wonderful reasons like one can enjoy Camel ride,  Horse ride and ATV ride upto the sand dunes as there’s no better way to explore the rugged terrain other than this.

Horse Riding at Mandawa

Mandawa has preserved its Rajasthani charm and grandeur and is the ideal destination to visit on a one day trip from Jaipur.

Castle Mandawa

One must visit this place at least once and come back completely mesmerized by its architectural beauty and pleasant aura.Come; share a glimpse of the past with your feet firmly in the present.

Happy Weekend






Jaipur · World Photography day

Journey of Jaipur’s Famous Photographers – From Old-School to Digital Era

Do you remember playing darkroom as a child ? Yes we are talking about the game you would play with friends or cousins where you would shut all the lights of a room and try to find and recognize each other. Let us tell you all that this term was not just a play thing but the life of a photographer during 19th century when there were no ‘Point and Shoot’ cameras and definitely no SLRs and DSLRs. This is not it. There have been a lot of terms, struggles, hard times and victories faced and experienced by the photographers who followed their passion at a time when it wasn’t a cakewalk as there was no digital technology and mobile phones were not even invented, leave alone having cameras. Among these respected old-school photographers, Jaipur Beat picked up four ace photographers from Jaipur, who haven’t just been the heroes of their time, but the ones who never rested on their past laurels but walked this tough & competitive path to shine through the journey and still stayed ahead of many who jumped on the bandwagon much later. On World Photography Day, let’s know their nostalgic journey and what they think about the passion cum fashion called photography that prevails in this digital era 🙂

  1. Sudhir Kasliwal – The Richie Rich with an Undying Passion
    The head of Jaipur’s leading jewellery house – Gem Palace, Sudhir Kasliwal refused to let go of his penchant for photography despite being in a family business. He identified his passion at a tender age of 12 and went on to capture Rajasthan’s spellbinding life, landscapes and heritage at a time when availability of photography material & cameras was scarce and difficult. It was a time when having photography as a passion came at a cost but what is a passion that doesn’t go through the test of fire ? Due to high costs of printing and developing, Sudhir Ji set up his own darkroom at home to develop and print his photographs.
    “Earlier photographers were more disciplined . Today, with the ease of cameras and particularly phone cameras, everyone is a photographer but there is always a photograph and there is good photograph with aesthetic sense and spirit.”
    ~ Sudhir KasliwalThe man who started with a Kodak box camera, the one with 12-Exposure roll, went on to click Rajasthan like no one else has till date. With a heart full of passion and eyes beaming with art, he captured the beauty of his home town in black and white colors with his first box camera, that stays like a memoir in the chapters of Rajasthan.
    Panch Batti clicked through his first box cameraOne of his first SLR clicks included the City palace in 1980s while the first celebrity to be clicked by his Nikon 35 mm SLR camera was Rajmata Gayatri Devi in 1985. He became a sensation and won accolades for his 255 rare clicks of Rajmata exhibited at Jaipur Jewellery Show later in 2009.
    Quoting the famous quote of Ansel Adams-” You do not take a photograph but make it”, Sudhir Ji went on to say that earlier photographers were more disciplined but today’s photographers just take pictures and leave everything else to post-editing. There are exceptions, but this is where the majority lies today.

    His Message to the present & future photographers-
    “Keep clicking but good photographs are not made by good/ expensive cameras. Good photographs come out of your head. It is a way how you perceive and view your subject. So, think and plan before releasing the shutter of your camera. Like painting, photography is also an art. Merely clicking recklessly with your  modern motor driven digital cameras will not make you a photographer!”

    2. Tikam Chand – The Preserver of Old Charm 

    Found on the busy colorful streets of walled city of Jaipur, is a man who is proudly preserving three eras of photography with his 1860 Carl Zeiss camera  – Tikam Chand. A box camera model that was gifted to his grandfather Pahari lal by the then Maharaja of Jaipur, was passed to him as a legacy in 1977, and he hasn’t looked back since then. From passport size pictures to candid clicks, from school kids to Government officers, all used to flock to him to get the instant black and white pictures clicked by him.

    Though the era of box cameras ended when colored printing & filming came into existence but his box camera still stands strong and unique among these colored cameras. The box camera doesn’t require any roll and has fixer and developer that print pictures immediately with the beautiful backdrop of Hawamahal !

    Renowned stars of Indian film fraternity like Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Shatrugan Sinha and the famous stand-up comedian Surendra sharma have gotten their pictures clicked by him, but unfortunately, he could not keep their negatives 🙂

    “The difference between photographers now and photographers then is that today’s crowd doesn’t understand the true significance or meaning of the art of photography, they take it casually. They think having a digital camera means being a professional”.

    3. Dinesh Bhargava – The One to turn Passion into Profession

    Owner of Mayur Studio, one of the most famous photo studios in town, with an unmatched quality when it comes to the segment of wedding photography, Dinesh Bhargava had a word with Jaipur Beat about his journey so long. Owning the 19th century Nikon f2, the second member of the long line of Nikon F-series professional level, Dinesh possesses a collection of cameras from Germany, Russia, and Japan which only few can dream of. He bought his first camera in 1971 which was a YASHICA MAT 124. Having stepped in the professional world of photography at a young age of 18, Dinesh has only come miles ahead of many. With a two-floor studio of his own and highly valued & updated equipment imported from all over the world and cameras with a fabulous mechanical structure, Mayur studio & color lab has been tasting success for 35 years now.

    Famous personalities hailing from Jaipur viz. Sanjay shah, Juhi Parmar, Smita Bansal, Delnaaz and Bakhtiyar have gotten their photo shoots done at his studio. His photographs have played a crucial role in the careers of these celebs especially Juhi Parmar and Smita Bansal who gained instant popularity after this photo shoot.

    Message on photography day

    “It’s a mixture of education and art. I request people to take it seriously. If one wants pursue the work, then he/she has to have an eye for it.  I request new photographers to avoid the current trend and not engage in any sort of malpractice. You’re the one who is getting fooled in real life”.

    4. Umesh Gogna – A Photographer On The Run

    A paragon of the kind of photography which right now is a rage among the youth – Umesh Gogna knew at the age of 26 that he wanted to club his two passions into one – Travel & Photography. Having started to click in 1997, Umesh took his first leap into the mountains in 1999 with his camera and knew that this was just the beginning.

    With no Google, no good education about photography and no mentor to guide, Umesh is a self-made man who started off with Pentax P30 as his first camera. That was the time when films and prints were an expensive deal, there was no instant preview at location and the only motivation was the excitement till he waited for the film to get developed and see the results. He could only carry a maximum of 10 to 12 film rolls on a tour which meant a maximum of 400 frames for complete tour while nowadays even 4000 frames are not enough.

    With less information about remote places, less transportation, less accommodation and low road network, practicing photography wasn’t as easy as it seems today. “The major difference in his opinion is that at that time we thought about visual first and then decide the time for shoot and had to be doubly sure about technical aspects because we had very few frames.” Today anybody can buy a good DSLR camera and just shoot and preview.

    Message on World Photography Day
    “Capture like an artist or professional and not like a layman. Fall in love with visual and not with the equipment”

    Happy World Photography Day !

Events in Jaipur · Jaipur

6 Events You Must Not Miss In August!

We have reached the middle of the month, when Prasoon Joshi just got on board with the Censorship and we hope he doesn’t cut our events short. Jokes apart, August has events in store for everybody whether it is for the creative people out there or lifestyle enthusiasts. Jaipur Beat has sorted a list of what all events you may attend in the remaining days of August. Let’s have a quick glance at what the entire city brings in the upcoming days.

  1. Wildlife Photography and Film-making Safari at Jhalana- 11th– 31st August

For all the photography enthusiasts, this is a must attend photography and film-making safari at Jhalana. First-hand experience from the Nat Geo awarded experts will take you inside Jhalana forest and teach you how to sight and shoot wildlife. It is ongoing for all 7 days of the week in two slots 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and you can book your tickets on Book My Show.

Venue- Jhalana Safari Park


  1. Fashionista- 18th-20th August

All the fashion enthusiasts in town,  get ready to attend this 3 day exhibition which showcases apparel, cosmetics and beauty products, gems and jewellery, home décor, etc. If you want to be up to date with the ongoing fashion trends and looking forward to deck up your interior, this one should not be missed!

Venue- Birla Auditorium

Time – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  1. Cocktail Tasting- 19th-20th August

Have you ever been to a cocktail tasting event in Jaipur? If not then this is the right opportunity to attend one where selected cocktails from exclusive menu will be featured along with live musical band performance to make you groove. If you are in a party mood, then just head towards this newbie in town and spend an amazing time with your friends.

Venue- Down Town- Bar & Lounge, Hotel Hampston Park, Collectorate Circle

Time- 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.


  1. World Photography Day Exhibition- 19th– 23rd August

Can this month get any better for all the photography fanatics? With World Photography Day coming up tomorrow, the second edition of this exhibition is a shout out for all of them. The exhibition is a platform to celebrate and explore ideas who have a photographic eye. Don’t miss this one for sure.

Venue- Lalit Kala Academy

Time- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  1. FORHEX Fair- 25th-27th August

The sixth FORHEX Fair with unrivalled range of products in the dining, giving and living areas is on its way this month. Unique craftsmanship along with inspiring ideas and the latest trends is what you should look forward to this time. Don’t think, just take your friends along and we are sure you will have a memorable time here.

Venue- Birla Auditorium

Time- 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


  1. Brush Calligraphy and Lettering- 26th August

As we said that this month offers events for every kind of people in town, this one is for the art lovers. Brush Calligraphy and Lettering workshop, organised by The Art Ghar, brings you the opportunity to learn the basics, play with brush pens and create beautiful lettering and no prior experience required. Try it for yourself this month.

Venue- Tea Tradition

Time- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Have fun 🙂


Food Festival · Jaipur


‘Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul’- Dorothy Day

Don’t we all agree with this notion? Jaipur has been witnessing a vogue of festivals and carnivals since past ten years. However, this excitement is doubled when there’s a Food Festival in town. Mr Dushyant Singh who is the proud owner of the Cafe’ On The House, and the brain behind the unique culinary affair The Gourmet Getaway,  following the successful inaugural edition of The Gourmet Getaway Food Festival held in March 2017, is all set with a spanking new season which is to be held in January 2018. IMG_9316On 17th August 2017, Mr. Dushyant founder Gourmet Getaway, organized a pre-event brunch at On The House for city bloggers and food connoisseurs. Professional chefs with an experience of more than 15 years from Rambagh Palace and Leela group of hotels were responsible for making the meals a proper delight. In the upcoming Gala Food Festival, there’ll be a wide range of cuisines and emphasis will be paid on those dishes that are not easily available in town- Mr. Dushyant added.IMG_9298IMG_9317What a sheer bliss! We were truly delighted to experience food where the creativity and ingenuity was at its best. There were some spectacularly baked marcoons and the pesto parmesan cheese rolls were over the moon! They simply added to the ecstasy. The happiness after sinking teeth into these dishes was similar to what you feel when you realise the coconut from which you just drank water has malai in it or when you chug coke after eating dominos. Now you surely have understood how heavenly the food was. No doubt we are excitingly waiting for the next season just announced 🙂IMG_9306IMG_9327In a conversation with Jaipur Beat, Mr. Dushyant mentioned that the event will be organized in the first week on January. He further announced that this’ll be a never seen before feast where international chefs would also be invited. He believes that the authenticity and traditional quality of food is what the people desire.

There will be gala event at Nand Mahal and other events based on unique themes which will be scheduled at different times. The venue for these places will be separate and decided accordingly. Moreover, the event will focus on an open market concept. The target would be to promote small entrepreneurs to bring their ideas and specialities forward.

His ideas seem absolutely stupendous and would make every Japurite savour this moment. The aim of Gourmet Gateaway is to usher a revolution in the food industry by bringing the best and the most professional chefs. The best part being that every month from now onwards, pre-events would be organised.IMG_9299So, prepare yourselves for this perfectly miraculous occasion this New Year!