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Will Jaipur Ever Be Free Of Open Defecation ?

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Mohan wakes up every morning before the roosters start crowing and goes to the spot where they meet daily. He starts flashing lights as a sign of calling everyone and after everyone’s attendance is marked, they start walking. They need to hurry up and get done with this before dawn.

Before the day breaks completely, people across Jaipur and other parts of India start with their daily missions. They carry lotas and continue to perform the ritual of defecating openly. This is the time when they talk about lives but never question their routine or reality. Defecating in open does not only mean polluting the environment, but is one of the easiest ways of getting infected.

According to Swachhta Status Report in 2015, more than half of the population i.e., 52.1 % of the country still defecates in open. However since 2014, the BJP government has managed to create 3, 37,679 individual toilets and 1, 28,946 community or public toilets. Rajasthan itself has witnessed establishment of 86,895 individual toilets and 3558 public toilets. Out of this, our pink city, Jaipur, still stands at 29th position among the other states in terms of cleanliness. It scares to visualize the condition prior to these developments.

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Even though, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan aims to end the health and sanitation problems by 2nd October 2019, there’s another significant issue that needs to be addressed on an urgent basis. Jaipur has numerous ‘open toilets’ situated on the main roads which serve as a platform for men (as for a women to defecate in front of everyone isn’t morally correct as per the society norms). There are all sorts of disposals near these areas which add to the smell of toilets.

The problem lies within people as well. Despite public buildings and few public toilets, people tend to urinate openly. It’s like when you know Ram Rahim is a rapist but your religious beliefs are too strong to let you use your conscience. Even though people are aware of the availability of certain number of washrooms, they prefer to avoid using one. This includes literate community as well. There are specific members of our society (most being men) that do not hesitate in performing the sin despite their knowledge and awareness. The society has been taking the issue very lightly and hasn’t been realizing the vicious circle of uncleanliness surroundings and crimes this menace has generated. It has been there since ages. Now is the hour to take actions as we cannot afford another Sushila or Sushma to fear getting raped or photographed without clothes on, early in the morning.

We surely need education, rigid rules and self-consciousness. Furthermore, rather than blaming people and being a pessimist, individuals should stop others performing such deeds as its high time the city needs change.

Let’s not confuse ourselves; every one of us has to raise voice against it so that the battle can be won.

Events in Jaipur · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Fashion · Jaipur Happenings · lifestyle exhibition

8 October Events In Jaipur That Are A Must To Attend

The month which brings the onset of festivals, events, and what not, October is approaching, and you are all confused where to start from. We, Jaipur Beat, bring to you a list of events and exhibitions which you can attend with your family or friends and shop for the upcoming festivities. Don’t think much, just come and join this joyful ride.

  1. Queens Diwali and Karwa Chauth Exhibition

A Pre-Diwali exhibition for Jaipurites where there will be huge display of home décor, clothing, accessories, food, gifting, tarot card reading, etc. Ladies out there, if you are planning to shop and get your future read this festive season, this is the exhibition to be at.

Date– 1st – 2nd October

Venue– Entertainment Paradise

Time– 10a.m.-10p.m.

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  1. Jaipur Flower Expo

Jaipur Shehar Flower Decorators Association presents a 3 day exhibit of wide variety of flowers and decorative items from around the world. If you are a nature lover, then surely visit this exhibition.

Date– 4th – 6th October

Venue– Royal haveli

Time– 11a.m. Onwards

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  1. Floraison Diwali Exhibition

A 2 day flea market, Floraison Diwali Exhibition, is a unique Diwali Exhibition. You will get to see hand-picked fashion brands bringing to you a well-curated exhibition that offers an easy shopping experience. Fashion, jewellery, home décor, and much more is waiting for you guys. Mark your calendar on these days, and just get going.

Date– 5th – 6th October

Venue– 114, Kailashpuri, behind khandaka hosp, tonk road

Time– 11a.m.-8p.m.

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  1. Tattle tales 4th edition

The 4th Edition of Tattle Tales brings to you some stunning designs to shop from, workshops to learn from whilst enjoying delicious food and melodious music all day long. There will not be a single minute, where you will get bored. Grab your bags and go.

Date– 9th – 10th October

Venue– Grand Uniara Hotel

Time– 11a.m.-9p.m.

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  1. Dahleez Exhibition

The most awaited festive season along with the most awaited shopping season is round the corner, which comes with the Biggest Diwali & Lifestyle Exhibition, Dahleez. Awaken your fashion enthusiasm, get dressed, and get ready to explore this exhibition.

Date– 9th – 10th October

Venue– Utsav hall, Vidhyadhar Nagar

Time– 9a.m.-10p.m.

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  1. International Wedding and Lifestyle Exhibition

Wedding bells are going to ring soon, and you are still not sure what to wear. Head towards this Wedding and Lifestyle exhibition, and you never know, you might find something just what you are looking for.

Date– 14th – 15th October

Venue– Holiday Inn

Time– 10a.m.-9p.m.

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  1. Colorstrokes

Make your Diwali more vibrant and festive, by joining this amazing shopping spree at Colorstrokes. A fun Festive Edition which you can go with your family as well as with friends.

Date– 14th – 15th October

Venue– Diggi Palace

Time– 11:30a.m.-11p.m.

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  1. The Jaipur Kala Chaupal

Art lovers, if you want an exposure of international art forms, then Jaipur Kala Chaupal is the event for you. A tremendous opportunity for the Indian artists to interact with a global artistic community will be here, so don’t miss this one.

Date– 20th October- 4th November

Venue– Residency- Diggi Palace 20th-30th and Exposition- 1st-4th November

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Happy shopping! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOSS Photo – A Photobook Making Workshop In Jaipur

In the age of digital photography, most of our memories and artistic experiments stay contained within computers and storage devices. The idea of this workshop is to create something you can touch, smell and feel.

The Open Space Society (TOSS) Jaipur – School of Film Photography and Writing, brings you a collaborative workshop where participants help each other in creating narratives and photographers are invited to bring a work in progress that they would like to translate into a photobook.

It’s a 5-days workshop, starting from 10 am to 6pm everyday from September 29- October 03, 2017.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
-Camera
-Laptop with Adobe inDesign software (If you don’t have one, we can help you buy the license at student discounted prices)
-Glue, paper, scissor, cutter, tape, pen, scale
-30-40 loose A4 sheets
-Small prints of pictures

AGE GROUP
18 onwards

FEES
Rs. 5000

AIM OF THE WORKSHOP
– To take the participants closer to his/her desired photobook
– The participants will have a dummy of their own photobook by the end of the workshop

 
Course mentor
 

Anubhav Syal is a visual artist from India, with a Masters in fine art photography.

He has worked as a Filmmaker, photographer and a journalist since 2008. He has self published his graduation project Handmade disaster (a commentary on the refugee crisis) along with Sharda (a memorabilia of his grandmother) and Syaahi – a short film he produced got a special mention at the 63rd National Film Awards, India. This work has been showcased at various festivals and venues abroad and at home.

He enjoys collaborating with Photographers and help them develop their narrative in the form of a photo book. In his works he likes to explore the idea of time, light and human tendencies, this exploration as he says is to answer the riddles of his own mind.

So get ready as the workshop begins tomorrow !

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Get set for the Navratri Food Trail in the city of Jaipur

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As the days are filled with the auspicious Navratri vibes, a nine day long significant festival that is celebrated by Hindus across the country. This celebration of “nava ratris” epitomizes the devotion and love which people have for Goddess Shakti, the supreme cosmic energy!

During Navratri, people all over the country perform several pujas, offer delightful bhog and Prasad to Goddess Durga, wear colourful traditional dresses, sing folk songs and indulge in other fun activities like playing Garba and Dandiya. So, while puja and rituals mark the day, the evenings are for exulting in the dancing thrills.

And while talking about Navratri, how one can miss the most important ritual of Navratri, fasting. Many people keep fast during Navratri, as it’s a very good time to make progress in your spiritual practice or to invoke the energy of mother goddess or to purify mind and body.

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Although Navratri fast rules differ from community to community, but those observing the fast refrain from consuming any cereals, non-vegetarian food and alcohol and prepare their daily meals for vrat with special ingredients like buckwheat flour, fresh fruits and sendha namak.

Few handy tips for fasting:

  1. Take small meals and do not starve. This will maintain blood glucose levels.
  2. Try to keep yourself hydrated. Drink lots of water and fluids.
  3. Combine high carbohydrates like potatoes and sabudana together, as carbohydrates are good source of energy.
  4. Try and adopt healthy snacking, you can even try fried makhana mixed with nuts.

But sometimes it could be tedious task to decide what to eat, so to make your fasting easy going and still the most delicious, we at Jeeman, a food trail by Jaipur Beat has crafted a small video guide to all that you can eat and enjoy even while fasting. And you would hardly believe but Navratri fasting can be a great time to experiment and try new delicacies. Go watch it!

Jeeman Season 2 – Episode 3 : Navratri Food Trail

So Stick to basics and we are sure you will have a great time while fasting and feasting. Happy Navratri!

Events in Jaipur · Jaipur · Rajasthan events

5 Festive Events You Must Attend In Jaipur This September

Navratri, Dussehra, Dandia nights and much more is in bucket for you this month. With Diwali coming up in the next month, the city is all set to celebrate it with beautiful colours and glowing lights. Let’s take a glance at these fun-filled events in September.

  1. Abhivyakti Garba Mahotsav

The city is set in the mood of celebrations with all the festivities happening around. Especially with the Garba Mahotsav, wherein participants who have gone through a professional one month training run by Dainik Bhaskar Group perform traditional dances of Garba and Dandia. So, take out your best traditional dress from the closet and spend a evening full of colours and dances.

Date– 22-25 September

Venue– Rajasthan Housing Board

Time– 6:30 p.m. onwards

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  1. The Story Tree

To encourage children to fall in love with books and with reading, take them to this 2 day workshop where magic will be weaved through stories. Children will be exposed to both Indian and western authors’ stories and poems and apart from these, various creative activities, games and play-acts will also be there to keep your children engaged throughout. It is suitable for children between the age group of 5 to 9 years and you can register on either JKK’s website or at their reception.

Date– 23-24 September

Venue– Jawahar Kala Kendra

Time– 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

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  1. Necklace Festival

Are you guys ready to witness the best Diamond and Kundan Meena collection of this festive season? Kalajee Jewellery presents a 10 day exclusive Navratra Necklace Festival which will showcase the season’s best assortment of necklaces. Don’t wait anymore, just grab your bags and get going.

Date– 21-30 September

Venue– Kalajee Jewellery

Time– 11a.m.-8p.m.

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  1. Jaipur Cycle Marathon

An initiative to promote healthy lifestyle and motivate Jaipurites to live in an environmental friendly world, Jaipur Cycle Marathon is Rajasthan’s biggest cycling event. If you are a fitness freak and love to ride a bicycle, then this is the marathon just for you!

Date– 24 September

Venue– Albert Hall Museum

Time– 5:00a.m. onwards

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  1. Workshop, baking class and Navratri special menu

Satisfy your Navratri cravings by heading towards Oven-the Bakery Café, as they have a Navratri special menu till 29th September.

On the last day of navratri, a baking class has been organized by them for all the bakery lovers. Learn to make cakes, cookies, and various desserts at Oven, sharp at 11a.m.

Apart from this for the curious painters in you, a Feather Canvas Painting Workshop is also in store for you on 30th September at 11a.m.

Venue– Oven- The Bakery & Café

Enjoy! 🙂

 

Jaipur · Organic Food Day

5 Places In Jaipur That Will Make You Want To Go Organic

On the 100th birthday of Asima Chatterjee – a great Indian organic chemist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine let’s remind ourselves of the saying – “What people eat can be medicine or poison,”.
Mindful eating and Veganism is a lifestyle many are adopting off late and finding a great place in Jaipur to eat which is as passionate about organic food is not that hard. Now we can see the growing flow of organic food & grocery items in the markets of Jaipur. And to save your time and make your life easier, we facilitate your search a little more by presenting to you the following outlets which supply some of the best organic groceries and food stuff in Jaipur.

  1. Poppin Organic Café

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With a huge range of organic dishes, that are both tempting and healthy Poppin Organic Café is becoming a brand that primarily serves healthy, organic and fresh food haute cuisine. So, while you still stick to your calorie meter, you now got a smart new way to trick everybody with their peppy looking healthy food.

  1. Anokhi Café

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Attention Mindful foodies, Anokhi Café is a stellar food outlet that serves vegetables, herbs sourced directly from farms, breads baked in house and everything fresh and authentic. The Carrot Cheese Cake, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad, Organic Loose Leaf Darjeeliing Organic Tea are a few of the most appreciated picks from this brand.

  1. O2 The Plant Café

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While their starters and the main course is out of the world, you cannot afford to miss their extreme collection of organic teas, Lavender Tea, Rose White Tea, Moon Shine Tea are few of our favorite picks. Also, their smoothies and fresh coolers are something to look forward to.

  1. Down to Earth – Organic Shop

 

Now, this is bit different from the list above, it is a shop that is known for its widest portfolio of organic food products, from cereals, pulses, spices, condiments, fruits, vegetables, oils, dairy products to ready-to-eat snacks. Now finding what you want for your next organic delight would not be a painful task.

  1. Jaipurorganic.com

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One of the pioneers of organic food in the city, you just have to name and they have it, sorry, they deliver it. You got it absolutely right, now shop cereals, detox teas, veggies, breads and everything from the ease of your couch.

Stay healthy and Happy 🙂

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Top 6 Beauty Salons in Jaipur’s Vaishali Nagar

“You will never get a second chance to make a first impression” – Will Rogers

If that is so then why not make a better start accompanied by a smart, groomed look? Simplicity is always a treasure indeed, but good look is easily a bonus. As we are moving with time, a fashionable and a well-groomed look is always a plus-point. Living in So why not try out these 6 top picks of salon located in posh Vaishali Nagar area of Jaipur and we are sure that they will definitely jazz up your look quickly.

  1. Style N Scissors

Jaipur city plays host to a large number of fashion events. For such events, many turn to the salon services by Style N Scissors, which is now a Leading Luxury Salon and Spa Chain with 10 branches owned by Ritu Deswal. The one in Vaishali Nagar is the go-to salon for those who want a hairstyling session that is beyond excellence. Top-notch stylists keep a tab on the latest trends and make you feel right at home. They will understand your styling needs that define you, making you stand out and stylish.

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Address: Lane No. 12, Gandhi Path, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur

  1. F Salon

You know you’re in for the absolute best when Fashion TV is at the helm of affairs. With its first ever F Salon in India, that too in our very own Pink City, get ready to experience a bounce in both your step and appearance. With highly trained hair and make-up professionals, F Salon will give you a sharp and refreshing look that you can flaunt off. This three floor salon and huge luxurious mirrors leave no stone unturned to give you a glamorous look.

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Address: Gautam Marg, Nemi Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur

  1. Sizzlin Scizzors

A luxury hair salon & spa, Sizzlin Scizzors, is what will keep you up to date for all your hair care, skincare and beauty needs. Experience the richness of its interiors and the expert advice on the styling trends that will leave you captivated and always want you to return for the personalised care that it offers.

Address: 16, Gautam Marg, Nemi Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur

  1. Toni & Guy

When a British brand with almost 50 years of experience in hair cutting, comes to your city, you should definitely try it to see what the hype is all about. It not only has state of the art equipments for hair treatments but also some great styling and service skills on offer. It has hardly been a month that this salon has opened up in Vaishali Nagar, but we would recommend visiting this place and experiencing the luxury that it offers.

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Address: 1st floor, 1, Gandhi Path, Girnar Colony, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur

  1. Kulsum’s Kaya Kalp

Almost 30 years of legacy, started in Jaipur itself, Kulsum’s Kaya Kalp, needs no introduction. An Ayurvedic touch to your beauty needs, eco-friendly herbal products packed with nature’s best beauty ingredients will take you back to the times when royal Rajput women used these Ayurvedic concepts. The spacious salon and professional expert advice will leave you with a memorable experience.

Address: 1-2, Queens Rd, Veer Vihar, Bhan Nagar, Jaipur

  1. Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Salon

India’s leading hair and beauty salon chains, Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Salon, you will get range of hair services and styling  here. We all know Jawed Habib has the best of hair styling treatments available, so if you want a magical makeover to happen for your hair, head towards this one, as you will be in the hands of the expert professionals. A little pricey, but totally worth it.

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Address: 29-A, RSEB Colony, Opp. Inox & ICICI Bank, Near Park Avenue Showroom, Gautam marg, Jaipur

It’s time for a make over now. Right:)