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Celebrate World Food Day with Feeding Hands!

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa

Today is World Food Day!

When we talk about food, we end up thinking about the food that we love, the delicacies we cherish, the cuisines we find delectable to relish but how often do we think about the Food that helps to fight hunger to the less privileged?

We all are very well aware that access to adequate and nutritious food remains a challenge for many. But there are a few good souls who walked the extra mile to feed those in need.

Today, on World Food Day, Jaipur Beat decided to meet the men behind the ‘Feeding Hands’ – an initiative to feed the underprivileged in Jaipur.

These gentlemen are no celebrity or a public icon, but shining stars with a promise to provide sufficient food to the less privileged people so that none sleeps empty stomach.

We went to meet Mr Timmi Soni and Mr Yogesh Narula, the flag bearer of the initiative but they are not alone. 14 more compassionate people are backing them up in this noble mission.

Here goes the conversation with Mr Timmi Soni and Mr Yogesh Narula of Jaipur-

JAIPUR BEAT – Tell us about the beginning of Feeding Hands 

Feeding Hands- “It started with my father, Iqbal Soni, (Father of Timmi Soni ) on 12th January 2018,  who used to occasionally donate food to widows.

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On his birthday, we decided that we could do something similar to what Annapurna vans in Jaipur were doing. Hence, I decided to visit one of their vans at SMS Hospital. After I spoke to the boy who was selling meals there for Rs. 8, I realized that not many people can afford even those 8 rupees. It was then that I knew I had to adopt one of their vans and start donating food. I found it difficult to cook and arrange and then look for people to feed. The idea was germinated to adapt an Annapurna Van for 365 days.

About Annapurna Vans– An initiative by the Rajasthan Government, Annapurna Vans are the mobile kitchens that serve food at nominal prices in food trucks parked in different areas of the city . These Vans maintain the quality, quantity, and cleanliness while preparing the food.

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Jaipur Beat– Who was your greatest support while establishing Feeding Hands?

Feeding Hands– Our greatest supports are the people around us, our contributors and sponsors. Without their support, we wouldn’t have been able to continue for longer.

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Jaipur BeatHow do you receive support in terms of people, finances, etc.?

Feeding Hands- “Initially it felt difficult, rather impossible. Contributing 6300 rupees out of your pocket daily isn’t easy. However, we valiantly decided to give it our best. We started speaking with friends and were gradually able to attract people into giving us funds. Sometimes, people drop out, but we always find someone new who is willing to donate”. We are receiving donations as high as 3 Lacs to as low as Rs 10 as well. These people gave us confidence. There are people from Jodhpur, Bhopal and other parts of the country who are contributing to the cause.

Jaipur Beat- Tell us about the challenges that you’ve faced while establishing Feeding Hands?

Feeding Hands- The biggest challenge was to create a situation where people cultivated good habits like washing their hands before eating, not wasting food and more importantly not smoking around it.  If we find someone wasting the food, we charge the full amount from that person. Secondly, sometimes sponsors can be a bit unsure about whether or not the money is going into the right hands.  Every day at Gate no. 5 SMS hospital 7 am morning till 8 pm, 300 breakfast and 350 lunch and dinner meals are distributed. The initiative is so transparent that anyone can go and check how the funds are being utilized. Thirdly, finding the time to juggle between our own separate jobs and Feeding Hands was tough initially.

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Jaipur Beat-  365 days without a miss? How did you make this happen?

Feeding Hands– On special occasions like Holi & Diwali when the Van is not available, we still make it by alternative sources. We get the food from Dhabas or restaurants and sometimes even prepare at our homes. The contributions come from various sources, from family, from friends and acquaintances so that no one sleeps hungry. We ask donors to contribute sweets on the occasion of Diwali as well.

Jaipur Beat- What are your plans for Feeding Hands’ future growth or change?

Feeding Hands-  We want to have our own Vans.  Apart from that, we want to create awareness among households. If they contribute the leftover chappatis to our cause of wasting zero food, there would be a day when no one in Jaipur will sleep empty stomach.” Right now we are focused on that no van should be closed.

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Jaipur Beat urges you to mark this Food day differently and come forward to support the noble cause of feeding the hungry by contributing to the service of the underprivileged.

All you have to do is –

Join “Feeding Hands” and contribute for feeding the less privileged people, daily feeding 900 persons FREE at SMS Hospital Jaipur.

They serve 900 meals per day at a cost of 6300/-

To be part of the initiative, you can sponsor-

300 breakfast @ Rs 5/- each Rs 1500
 350 lunch @Rs 8/- each Rs 2800/-
 250 dinner @ Rs 8/- each Rs 2000/-

Also, one can celebrate Birthdays and Anniversaries or remember your loved ones by feeding the less privileged. If you want to donate, find the details for giving your contributions-

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Let’s take a pledge that no one sleeps hungry!

For further details, please contact-

  1. Yogesh Narula 9829062103
  2. Pankaj Jain 9829066111
  3. Timmi Soni 9828015867

Follow their Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/feedinghand/

Events in Jaipur · Exhibitions · Fairs & Festivals · Festive Season · Food · Food Festival · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Happenings

Events to look forward to this October | Jaipur Beat

The Pink City is already buzzing with lots of action with the arrival of the festival season. From dandiya nights, workshops to exhibitions and lots more! This month has a sack full of fun-packed events to make this festive month even more exciting. So brace yourself as the fun is about to begin and we are sure you don’t want to miss out the electrifying events happening in our very own Jaipur. Get set to experience the city at it’s vibrant best.

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1. Abhivyakti Garba Mahotsav

Date- 1st – 5th October

Venue- Housing Board Ground

3. Dandiya Raas “JAIPUR JALSA-2019”

Date- 5th October

Venue- Hotel Jaipur Heritage

3. Jaipur Garba Night

Date- 6th October

Venue- Jai Club Children Lawn

4. Dhol Baje Re Dandia

Date- 6th October

Venue- Kanchan Kesari Village Resort

5. Amazon Great Indian Festival

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Date- 29th September- 4th October

6. Flipkart Big Billion Days

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Date- 29th September- 4th October

7. A Touch of Class

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Date- 2nd – 7th October

Venue- JECC, Sitapura

8. Jaipur Youth Festival

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Date- 5th – 7th October

Venue- Tamara Garden, Durgapura

 

9. Gourmet Getaway Food Festival 2019

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Date- 9th – 13th October

Venue- Multiple Locations

10. Woman Up Jaipur Summit 2019

 

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Date- 14th – 16th October

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

 

Mark your calendars as the October month is about to get super interesting with the event listed above!

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beauty · Events in Jaipur · Exhibitions · Fairs & Festivals · Fashion Beat · Festive Season · Hidden Treasures · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Fashion · Jaipur Happenings · Jaipur Lifestyle · lifestyle exhibition · Lifestyle exhibitions in jaipur

Lifestyle Exhibition in the Festive Month of October|Jaipur Beat

The festive season is around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited about it for its festive spirit is all around the city. The city is drenched in colours and is buzzing until late at night especially the markets. Festival season means buying new things for your home and for yourself and that is why there’s a boom in the markets at this time of the year. If you have already explored the city markets, you can check out these mind-blowing lifestyle exhibition. So, make some space in your wardrobe and go shopping at-

 

1. Varam

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Date- 30th Sept – 2nd Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue- D-2 Janpath, Shyam Nagar

2. Jaipur Lifestyle Expo 2019

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Date- 1st – 2nd October

Time- 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

3. The Craft Collective

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Date- 1st – 2nd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue- Ritu Kedia For Exclusive, Civil Lines

 

4. Jhalak Fashion Exhibition

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Date- 1st – 3rd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue- Jaipur Marriott Hotel

 

5. Festive Fever Jaipur | Funky Fish

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Date- 3rd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Holiday Inn

 

6. India Shopping Expo 2019

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Date- 4th – 6th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- B. M. Birla Auditorium

 

7. The Urban Thaat

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Date- 4th – 5th Oct

Time- 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Hilton, Hawa Sadak, Jaipur

8. Dahleez Diwali Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 9th – 10th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Fort Lounge, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Adinath Nagar, Jaipur

 

9. Lagan Mandap Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 10th – 11th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Holiday Inn, Jaipur City Centre, Jaipur

10. Desi Bazaar: Indian Designer Haat Bazaar with Festive Vibes

 

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Date- 10th – 11th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue- Bhatia Bhawan Jaipur

11. Hidden Treasures Winter Festive Edit

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Date- 11th – 12th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Diggi Palace

12. Shimmer- Diwali Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 12th – 13th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Sarovar portico

 

13. Blooming Tassels

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Date- 14th – 15th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Bais Godown, opp godown no.5, Jaipur

14. The Luxury Living

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Date- 15th – 16th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Holiday Inn Jaipur city centre, Sardar Patel Road

15. Labels Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 17th – 18th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

16. The Royale Flea

 

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Date- 17th – 20th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 09:30 PM

Venue- Barwada House, Jacob Road, Ajmer Road, Civil Lines

 

17. City Flea | City Shor

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Date- 18th – 19th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Home Café By Mr. Beans

 

18. Patola Bandhej- Banarasi Diwali Exhibition

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Date- 18th – 20th October

Time- 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Venue- KK Square, Prithviraj Road, C-Scheme

19. Numaish Premium Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 19th – 20th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Royal Orchid, Tonk Road

 

20. DOR – A Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 19th – 20th October

Time- 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Gulabi Nagari, Bani Park

 

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Jaipur · Music Festival

Best Music events to experience this October|Jaipur Beat

“The earth has music for those who listen”- Shakespeare

Jaipur has seen many aesthetic music shows from folk music to rock concerts and Jaipurites seem to love it. The month of October is packed with exciting events, festivals and of course music. So, gear up people and experience the beats drift into your ears in our very own city. Check out the musical bucket list-

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A special evening for our elders. On the occasion of International Day for Elders, Jaipur will witness the re-creation of O.P Nayyar’s mesmerising Music. The members of Super-60s Club will present the gripping Duets of the Songs composed by the magic Weaver O.P Nayyar.

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When- 1st October

Where-Maharana Pratap Auditorium

 

2. Rajasthan Kabir Yatra 2019

Rajasthan Kabir Yatra is a travelling folk music festival which will journey over 6 days in and around the Jaipur & Shekhawati regions from October 2-6, 2019. The opening event will be held in Jaipur on 2nd October.

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When- 2nd – 6th October

Where-Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

3. Gandhi Utsav

Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Bapu, the Gandhi Utsav is a festival bringing painters, musicians, folk instrumentalists etc together on one platform to present their art form’s unique link with Bapu.

Relive Bapu with devotional music, art, paintings by world-renowned artists.

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When- 2nd – 9th October

Where- Central Park

 

 4. Raymond MTV India Music Summit 2019

India Music Summit which started in 2017 is a congregation of music lovers and musicians who come together not just to listen to but to engage with music. The Summit is a deep dive, going beyond the surface offering an immersive and incredible musical journey to all music aficionados.

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When-4th-6th October

Where- Fairmont Hotel

 

5. Ananya Birla India Tour 2019 | Jaipur

Ananya has announced her tour across five cities in October 2019, coinciding with the launch of her latest single ‘Day Goes By’ and guess what she will be performing in Jaipur as well. So consider yourself lucky if you get there!

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When- 5th October

Where- Asteria, Jaipur

 

6. TaBlu Music Fest

Celebrating its anniversary Tablu Music Fest is back again with Madboy Mink and Astitva.

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When-11th & 12th October

Where- Hotel Clarks Amer

 

7. Awaaz Studio Festival

Let’s celebrate local art, with artists, performers, craftsmen & good folks. They are mixing music, poetry, crafts, culture, desserts, conversations, laughter, and happy vibes. Pop-up souk and F&B zone to add aroma to this fest.

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When- 12th October

Where- Birla Auditorium

 

8. Gaana Crossblade Music Festival | Jaipur

A supermassive PUNJABI MUSIC FESTIVAL spanning over 2 days to bring alive the ethos of PUNJABI culture through a combination of music genres.

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When- 19th & 20th October

Where- JECC, Jaipur

 

9. Supermoon ft. Prateek Kuhad Winter Tour 2019 – Jaipur

Hosting the India leg of Prateek Kuhad Winter Tour, Supermoon is all saddled up to venture into the world of music. Are you excited yet?!

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When- 20th October

Where- Nirmala Auditorium

 

10. Soul Connect 

Soul Connect is a temple music revival series. Through this, we recreate Morning Ragas as a contemporary cultural phenomenon, tracing authentic Indian performing art and artists. It is an hour-long music session at historical (often forgotten) temples in the city, one Sunday a month.

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When- Every Sunday

Where- Brijraj Bihari Temple

 

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Cultural festivals · Fairs & Festivals · Jaipur

Five Essentials of Navratri Festival 

The most widely celebrated 9-day long Hindu festival, Navratri is celebrated to honour the goddess Durga. This festival holds great significance among people as it is associated with the blessings of Goddess Durga, which represents Shakti, the cosmic energy that animates all beings. Navratri is celebrated in four seasons but the one follows the season of autumn is considered as the most auspicious of all and it also marks the beginning of the festive season. This is also the time when Maa Durge is getting ready to enchant the Pink City in her aura. But do you know what are the 5 essentials of Navratri festival?

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Let’s have a look-

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Fresh Start– Navratri brings a new zeal with itself and there is a wave of new beginnings all around. Be it a new business, new home, a new car or furnishing, transforming into a new self, starting a healthy lifestyle or starting a new relation, we all wait for this time cause we know to embark on a fresh new journey with the blessings of Maa Durga will turn into a success.

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Faith– Of all the stories from folklore, there’s one thing in common- the victory of good from the evil which is why we celebrate Navratri. It’s that time of the year when we finally start visiting the temples quite often to seek the blessings. It’s this time of the year when every Jaipurite takes out some time to visit Amer’s Shila Mata temple. On all these nine-day Navratra festival the Shila Devi temple at Amer Fort holds special significance. Thousands of people from Jaipur and surrounding areas come here to pay offerings to Shila Devi. It is said that Maharaja Mansingh of Jaipur brought the statue of the goddess Shila Mata from Jessore “Bangladesh” in 1604 and till date the idol is placed here and worshipped.

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Fasting– We believe that fasting during Navratra is a way to get spiritually closer to the almighty. There are no fasting rules, everyone has its own reason to fast. Some fast for o it for faith, some to meet out their weight loss goals and few do it for de-toxication. Whatever your reason is fasting is something that we all believe in.

Feasting-  While some people fast, some people eat all the Falahari delight during Navratra. From fruit- chaat to Saabudana Khichdi and Kuttu Ki Puri we keep all the sweet to salty options at hand. The festive season brings a new enthusiasm for the people who are fasting and who is not.

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Fun Unlimited- An how can we miss the ultimate fun. People get into the mode of festivity in full swing. Adorned in glittery Gujarati and Rajasthani lehengas, playing Garba with friends, is all fun and exciting and the most vivid sight of this entire festival. Thousands of Jaipurites of all age groups can be seen stepping together on the beats of Garba & Dandiya music in many places around the city.

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So, if you are in Jaipur during this season you are lucky enough to explore the city in its own uniqueness 🙂

Happy Navratri to you all!

 

 

Forts & Monuments · Jaipur · Rajasthan tourism

Explore Jaipur and its culture- it’s World Tourism Day!

“Which city manages to attract, sustain and grow visitors’ year after year?”

“Which city has a good number of heritage sites in the country?”

“Which city has a rich saga of folklore and tales to tell ?”

“Which city has exquisite culture and heritage that has attracted generations after generations from across the world?”

“Which city has the hospitality tradition ingrained amongst its’ domiciles so deep ?”

Answer to all this is our beloved city- Jaipur

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The majestic land of Maharajas, Jaipur in Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant states in India. Well-known for its rich heritage, royal forts and palaces, Rajasthan’s rich food, culture, beautiful locales, and heritage sites, Jaipur is every travel enthusiast’s dream.

The incredible transformation of this city from a royal abode into a sprawling tourism hotspot is not a one-day effort. Jaipur and tourism go hand in hand for its rich heritage and culture that attract tourists from all over the world. As we are celebrating World Tourism Day on 27th September, let’s embrace the tourist mindset to learn and explore the places and people of Jaipur. Because tourism is not just travelling, it is a fresh sense of appreciation for the things that you encounter every day, right where you live. Uncover with us the variety of tourism sectors growing around us-

 

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Heritage Tourism

Replete with history, the city of royals symbolizes the pinnacle of Rajasthani cultural excellence and magnificent art in architecture of the streets, lanes, forts, palaces, and monuments.

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Heritage places like City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar never cease to amaze us with its bewitching architecture and not to forget the walled city painted in pink. And, that is the reason UNESCO inscribed Pink City as the World Heritage Site. It does not just stop here; Jaipur is world’s most Instagrammed destination amongst the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Having some of the best forts, palaces and monuments which are till date maintained in absolutely good conditions are very precious for the Jaipurites.

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Wildlife & Adventure Tourism

Jaipur city has some ultimate wildlife and adventure kind of stuff for adrenaline junkies. One can get up close with leopards and venture deep into the dense Jhalana Forest to encounter elusive Leopard or Nahargarh Biological Park for Lion Safari. The zone of the lion safari lies in the Aravali foothills with hillocks that offer panoramic landscape. One of the most popular tourist attractions to enjoy in Jaipur is an elephant safari. For jeep safari, there is the famous Ranthambore National Park, which is a 3-hour drive from Jaipur. It is home to tigers and Sariska National Park, which is just a 2-hour drive. Those looking for adventure can cycle and trek to the Nahargarh hills, or play golf at the golf or Polo club.

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Night Tourism

Jaipur city reveals its true colours at night when it’s drenched with bright colours making it a treat for eyes. The light and sound show at Amber Fort is truly a magical experience, which one should not miss while visiting Jaipur.

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Amber Fort, the 16th-century monument turns even more enchanting during the night. The different hues of light give a new perspective to the elegance of the fort.

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When the 953 jharokhas of Hawa Mahal aka Palace of Winds are lit up in varied hues at night, the drive around the walled city becomes an illuminated memory forever.

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Albert Hall, one of the oldest museums of Rajasthan looks even more enthralling as you pass by it at night.

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These illuminated monuments, gates and gardens just add to a visitors list and urge to behold their beauty amidst the darkest hour of the night.

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Wedding Tourism

Pink City- Jaipur has been listed as one of the most Romantic cities in the World! So, this place sets a dreamy ethereal mood for weddings. Jaipur has the most awe-inspiring, romantic getaways that instigate romantic aspirations among the couples in and visiting the city.

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Whimsical palaces and forts with the grandeur of Rajasthan’s royalty render a fascinating ambiance to this wedding destination.

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The city is dotted with heritage hotels that host the most magnificent destination wedding amidst the regal ambience. Jaipur is the ideal place to consummate a grand memorable wedding.

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Cultural Tourism – The colourful city becomes even livelier and lovely with the festivals celebrated here in a flamboyant way. The city observes different fairs and festival at a different time of the year like Gangaur festival, Teej festival, Kite festival.

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Jaipur is also the home to some of the most talented folk artists of our nation. Enjoy the lovely music and dance performances and we bet that the folk music and dance performance skills will completely blow your mind!

The best way to enjoy Jaipur’s culture is through its food. Jaipur is well known for its royal hospitality, and its mouth-watering delicacies are chats and kachoris which have been every local’s favourite. Not to miss the royal thali of Rajasthan, which is hot, spicy and tempting all at the same time. The national and international tourists always make sure to try the authentic Rajasthani flavours – Dal, Bati, Churma and an authentic non-veg speciality – ‘Lal Maas’ – the best dish to savour amongst the other Rajasthani cuisines. and how can we miss Jaipur’s Special sweet delicacy Ghewar.

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Jaipur’s markets Johri Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar are world-renowned for their authentic gold and silver jewellery as well as for textile, leather craft and other traditional handicrafts. People from the world over love to shop here.

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Medical & Wellness Tourism

Jaipur, a city that is celebrated all across the world for its culture and heritage, has also registered its name in the world for its medical and wellness tourism. From Yoga,to Ayurveda to high-end wellness and spa centres, it is also a world leader in low-cost foot prosthesis known as Jaipur Foot definitely deserves a big mention whenever one speaks about the pink city.

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Spiritual Tourism

The landscape of Jaipur is dotted with various temples and pilgrims. The temples here have a royal touch and splendour and are highly praised for their architectural beauty and faith by the tourists. Whether it is the visit to the Govind Devji or Moti Doongri Ganesh Ji, or Galta Ji or Khole Ke Hanuman Ji, Jaipur is the land of spiritual incarnation. Each year, several thousand of pilgrims descend to the royal land to offer their prayers and seek blessings. It is said that a prayer offered at these holy temples does not go unanswered!

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MICE Tourism

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Culturally rich city, Jaipur, has a stylish high-class environment that caters to the business needs too. Thus, it is the most preferred destination for the MICE market that offers everything a business traveller wants.

The connectivity and the developed infrastructure make this the most preferred place to host big events and exhibitions. Jaipur Literature Festival, Vastra, Stone Mart, GITB- Great India Travel Bazaar, JJS, and JAS Jewellery Shows are to name a few.

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One of the most important ways to celebrate World Tourism Day is to pick a destination that you want to visit and visit it.

So are you packing your bags to embrace tourism?

 

Jaipur · Talk Journalism

Making it Click! Prominent photojournalists come together to talk about how is it being a photojournalist.

Jaipur, 22 September 2019

Camera for long has stood an icon of journalists identity. Pictures from war and revolutions have recorded history live from ground zero. Yet, between camera and action lies a long and risky pause that encompasses a photojournalist’s life. This behind the camera journey revealed ahead of the audience on the third day of Talk Journalism 2019 as senior photojournalists Purushottam Diwakar of India Today and Bhagirath Basnet of The Times of India went in a panel discussion with Gaurav Hajela, Founder and Managing Director of Pathfynder Solutions

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Each of these photojournalists over decades of their experience has earned a long list of admirers and been appreciated on various occasions. However, even these are not unknown to the disappointments that come in routine. 

While talking on the risks that a journalist dares for a perfect angle and shot, they happen to mention of few tragedies. Either of them though agreed on another persistent fear.

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“A photojournalist at times spends long hours waiting for the right picture. Even if he manages to capture it with great effort the same might not get published,” they agreed unanimously. 

A photojournalist though has to learn to think beyond the lights and technical aspects of photography and demand of the publisher while they click the shoot. They have to be constantly aware of their surroundings, at times this could literally a lifesaver. 

Diwakar narrated a lesson from his wealth of experience. It was during an expedition in the remote areas of Africa that he came across a tribe that has so far remained untouched by the modern world. No journalist has ever reached the tribe and less was known about them to the outside world. Diwakar was none the less excited to capture their story first. 

He couldn’t understand their language but tried to make the most of their gestures and expressions. It’s during this that he made a horrifying revelation.

“They wanted to kill me,” he said. 

At the moment he had to let go of the urge to record the tribe’s life and start thinking to save his own. A smooth exit and hasty descend from the hill helped him to stay alive to narrate the story. 

The discussion continued to highlight several other aspects of visual media and shared many interesting experiences. It was though the passion that seems to have kept the life of the photojournalists clicking.

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Capturing history live in their camera, a photojournalist brings their audience closest to the actual scene of action. The camera has for long been a symbol for media and the photojournalists are the torch bearers of the same. 

Courtesy- Newsroom at Talk Journalism

Text: Dr Kailash Gupta | Copy Edit: Niharika Raina |

Editorial Coordination: Rupali Soni & Niharika Raina 

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