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A Complete Yoga Guide for a Healthier Life

To be awake is to look within. When you work on your inner self no outside energy can influence your peace of mind and to achieve that you need to integrate your mind, spirit and body through the practice of yoga.

As we all know Sunday will be celebrated as International Yoga Day, and the practice of yoga is the best way to deal with stress and strive for a disciplined life. Yoga was started in Northern India over 5,000 years ago and currently it is being practiced all over the world. So with Yoga gaining its popularity around the world and if you’re thinking to start practicing yoga daily then this complete guide will help you. Jaipur Beat in association with the Yoga practitioner Snehal Singh presents few asanas for you to commence on a new journey towards a healthier life.

  1. Vrikshasana (Tree pose)

3. Vrikshasana

Steps for Asana:

  • Stand straight with hands at your side and feet close.
  • Concentrate on a point 5 ft in front or on floor. Slowly, fold your right leg and hold the ankle. Place the foot on the root of left thigh.

(Do not place the foot on knee joint)

  • Maintaining balance, inhale and raise your arms and join the palms.
  • Stay there for 30-60 sec. And slowly come back. Repeat the same on other side.

Benefits:

It brings calm and steadiness in mind, improves concentration and memory.

Tones thighs, arms and abdominal muscles.

 

  1. Trikonasana (triangle pose) 

2. Trikonasana

Steps for asana:

  • Stand with feet about 3-4 feet apart. Hands at your side.
  • While inhaling raise your arms at your sides at shoulder level, parallel to ground.
  • While exhaling bend from your waist to right. Touch your right hand to right ankle. Try to not lean forward
  • Stay there for 15 – 30 sec. Then, while inhaling bring your arms parallel to ground again. Repeat on the other side.

Benefits: 

Massages abdominal organs and improves digestion.

Strengthen knees and ankles.

Relieve stress and anxiety.

 

  1. Adho mukh savasana (Downward dog)

4. Adhomukhsavasna

Steps for Asana:

  • Come onto your fours. Form a table such that hands and feet form the legs of the table.
  • While exhaling lift the hips up, straightening the knees to form an inverted V-shape with the body.
  • Keep hands shoulder width apart, feet – hip width apart and toes pointed ahead. Lengthen your spine.
  • Hold the pose for 30-60 sec. Take long deep breaths. Then return back and relax.

Benefits: 

Lengthen the spine and improves posture.

Strengthen and tones muscles of arms, shoulders and legs.

 

  1. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Lord of fish pose)

5. Ardhmatseyndra asana

Steps for Asana:

  • Sit with your legs extended. Fold your right leg and place the foot near to left thigh crossing the left leg. Knees facing the sky.
  • Fold your left leg and place the foot close to right hip. Knees facing front.
  • Keeping spine straight, place your right hand at the back. Inhale, raise your left arm and while exhaling twist to right side and hold right foot with left hand.
  • Keeping breathing slow and deep. Stay there for 15- 30 sec. Then repeat on the other side.

Benefits:

Stimulates digestive fire and is very beneficial in destroying toxic elements in the body.

 

  1. Uttanpadasana (Raised legs pose)

6. Uttanpadasana

Steps for Asana:

  • Lie flat on your back. Keep your hands at side with palms facing downward.
  • While inhaling, raise your legs up straight at 90° from ground.
  • Don’t lift your shoulders or lower body. Stretch toes downwards.
  • Stay there for 30- 60 sec.

Benefits: 

Tones and strengthens the pelvis, hips, lower back, abdomen and legs.

Corrects knee joint pain and back problems.

 

  1. Salamba Shalabhasana (Locust pose) 

7. Shalabhasana

Steps for Asana: 

  • Lie down on your stomach. Bring your hands in front and place it under your chin.
  • Fold your right leg from the knees. Pushing away the ground, raise your left leg.
  • Now, place the left thigh on the right foot. Adjust accordingly and breathe normal.
  • Stay there for 15-30 sec. Then relax and repeat on the other side.

Benefits: 

Reduces belly fat.

Tones arms, thighs and hips.

Therapeutic for back pain.

 

  1. Bhujangasana (cobra pose) 

8. Bhujungasana

Steps for asana:

  • Lie flat on the stomach with the legs straight, feet together.
  • Place palms flat on the floor at side of the shoulders.
  • Slowly raise the head, neck and shoulders. Straightening the elbows, raise the trunk as high as possible.
  • Gently tilt the head backward and hold the final position for 15-30 sec. And then relax.

Benefits:

Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen. Strengthen spine.

Tones the buttocks.

 

Happy International Yoga Day!

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Seasonal Fruit Nutrition: You should not miss on!

Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” This saying stands so true especially in these times of Covid-19 for ‘jaan hai toh jahan hai’! And thankfully, we Jaipurities are blessed for Jaipur has a bundle of local fruits available that are high on nutrition and vitamins and a great way to boost up your immunity; thus, letting you fight all kinds of viruses. Jaipur is also called ‘Gulaabi Nagari’ for all the good reasons. It is a city that is home to fruits of all colours, thus making our refrigerators and plates colourful.

Ever wondered why doctors and nutritionists always insist on eating seasonal fruits and vegetables? We at Jaipur Beat bring to you the fruitilicious nutrition you should munch on and can locally source in the Pink City – Jaipur! In this blog, we tell you the local fruits you should grab on from the city and why:

  • Mangoes: Widely known as the ‘king’ of fruits; mango is the king in terms of the health benefits it offers too. Starting from prevention to serious illness like cancer and anaemia; mangoes aid in weight loss, help in building the immune system and are a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and other B Vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper and healthy fibre.

 

  • Muskmelons: This potassium-rich fruit is widely available in the streets of Jaipur and is good for eyesight, is packed with skin-friendly collagen, it also improves hair growth, regulates blood pressure, promotes digestion and is a good source of Vitamin A and C – enough to support your bodies daily requirements.

 

  • Jamun (Blackberries): Rich source of iron and Vitamin C, Pink City thellas (stalls) are filled with these sweet and sour delicacies. This tasty summer fruit replenishes your body with high energy levels and is an excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, potassium and few phytochemicals. Ayurveda strongly recommends this berry for treating various conditions related to heart, arthritis, asthma, stomach pain, bowel spasm, flatulence and dysentery.

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  • Phalse (Falsa): Tangy and sweet in taste phalsa (falsa or Grewia Asiatica), when eaten with a little salt and black pepper or in the form of juice, acts as a natural cooling agent for our bodies. This fruit helps in treating pain, diarrhoea, rheumatism, and arthritis. It also relieves vaginal burning and other urinary troubles has an antibiotic effect and relieves skin inflammations. Luckily available in Jaipur, consume it at least once a week.

 

  • Bel (Wood Apple): This sweet aromatic natural healing fruit is again locally available in Jaipur during summers and makes for a great juicy retreat. A boaster for your digestion, bel helps in preventing and curing several stomach ailments like constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, ulcer, piles. It is also a natural detoxifying agent and thus, prevents kidney and liver dysfunctions.

 

  • Coconut water: It is like having 5 medicines or just one coconut water – that’s the strength it holds. With very little fat and 90% water, coconut water is supremely rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, sodium, vitamin C, protein and fibre too. So after a sweaty day, if you wish to rehydrate, have chilled coconut water (place it in the fridge in the morning and have it by evening) to reduce your anxieties and stress.

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  • Litchis: Primarily composed of water and carbs, litchis are super juicy-licious and a great way to tantalize your taste buds. Summer is at its peak and having a bunch of these cool summer fruit is the best way to deal with the heat. Litchi like other citrus fruits is a good source of vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, potassium and copper.

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All these summery fruits are very watery in nature in order to keep our bodies rejuvenated and hydrated in this scorching heat. Apart from this, eating food out of season makes little sense economically, environmentally, nutritionally and you are also benefiting the society in large especially local farmers whose livelihoods depend on the local produce they do. Thus, phal khao, sehat banao aur garmi se raahat pao!

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The new normal – life after lockdown l Jaipur Beat

Now June 1 onwards we will step out of our homes as the government has eased out on the lockdown, indeed a happy news but Jaipurites need to get accustomed to the ‘NEW NORMAL’; yes, life is not going to be the same. We no longer can roam around in the streets of Bapu Bazaar and hand-pick those juties and kurtis, nor can we enter the World Trade Park just to take a stroll, or munch on the pani-puri of nand, kachori at Rawat or simply have that pao bhaji outside Birla Mandir; as we did earlier and mind you – we can’t even have the house parties going life before. Everything has come to a full stop!

Remember these 5 new thumb rules:

  1. The essentials: Your bag of essentials need to be modified – carrying a sanitizer, gloves, mask are your first set of essentials you need to have no matter where you go. You can skip the lip-gloss or your colonel, but missing a mask would be like risking your own life. Masks are new normal rather the new abnormal and need to be used as mobile phones – we won’t be able to do without it.
  2. Visiting / Inviting home: For the sake of our own and our loved one’s life, we will have to be extra cautious of who we invite and whose home do we visit. It’s like the more people you avoid the more you gift yourself the number of days to live. For the vaccine is still 12-18 months away and even if it comes, how many will it reach out of the 7.8 billion on this planet is a task in itself to calculate. So when you go to meet someone, you will be “clad” in a mask and so will they be – a compulsory accessory and a critical part of our attire, it will be now.
  3. Meeting and greeting: Handshakes, hugs were the old normal. However, the new normal can’t be there. All you do when you meet your friends, parents, colleagues and acquaintances is a ‘namaskar’ as you start to step out.
  4. Visiting the malls/theatres/restaurants/offices: We all have visited the malls just for a stroll or to binge on our favorite food and movie. However, digital is the new normal. Avoid visiting public places as much as you can and switch to online for all your needs. Having said that, in case you visit, ensure you maintain social distancing from people and not hang over them. Imagine gallivanting in the World Trade Park or Gaurav Towers and hundreds of people walking around with a mask on. It’s not going to be a normal feeling; however, we need to get used to it. In case you are the shop owner or are visiting an office, ensure you sanitize everything before having to use it.
  5. Ordering online: Yes, this seems to be the new normal, however, having stuff delivered at your doorstep is equally risky. So when you order, please do not touch the box/parcel and simply put it aside for at least 48-72 hours. Once done, pick up the packet, open it and sanitize and wash the items thoroughly and do not forget to rinse your hands too.

Though we know when living in a cosmopolitan city like Jaipur where people like to meet and greet and hang around, limiting yourself in every sense will surely be a big lifestyle change for us. Isn’t it Jaipur? We hope we could get you close to the new normal, for we don’t want to scare you but make you aware for we value each one of you and want everyone to be safe and healthy.

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All you Need to Know About the New Rules for Flyers | Jaipur Beat

India resumes domestic flights from May 25 after 2-month hiatus due to Covid-19. You might have a lot of questions about the new rules. What time should we reach the airport? How much luggage should we carry? Can we carry our own food?
All the above questions might have crossed your mind and so we have listed down all the
answers/ queries that will guide you on dos and don’ts as you embark on a flight.

Primary rules you need to follow

Wearing a mask and gloves at the airport and during air travel is mandatory. You cannot miss on that otherwise you won’t be allowed to travel. Passengers will have to undergo thermal screening and those who are showing no symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to travel. Also, every passenger must install Arogya Setu app.

Self-monitor after travel

After you reach your destination you are advised to self-monitor your health for 14 days and in case you start to develop any symptoms of coronavirus you need to inform the district surveillance officer. If you are found with any symptoms you will be isolated and those who have moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated COVID Health facilities. The ones with mild symptoms will be given the option of home isolation or isolate in the COVID Care Centre.

After Exiting from the Airport

Passengers should use the authorized taxi and are advised to follow social distancing. You should adhere to the guidelines prescribed by the State/UT government.

New Protocol to be followed in the aircraft

Passengers will have to minimize face to face interaction and any non-essential movement in the aisle will not be allowed. No meal service, newspaper magazine will be available inside the aircraft except for the water bottle.

Boarding rules you need to follow

Passengers will be provided with the safety kit by the airlines and are advised to pay attention to the boarding announcements. You will have to self-scan the e-boarding pass and will have to show an ID card to the airline staff at the boarding gate.

Web Check-in

Passengers should do a web check-in, should obtain a boarding pass online and download baggage tag.

Time to reach the airport

Passengers should reach the airport 2 hours before the departure and only those passengers will be allowed to enter the terminal whose flights are within 4 hours.

Number of bags/suitcases

Only one check-in bag and one cabin bag will be allowed and the use of baggage trolleys has to be minimized.

Getting to the airport

Personal vehicles are allowed inside the airport premises; however, only selected cabs will be allowed to take passengers and staff to and from the airport.

Have a safe flight!

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The Best Gift for your Mother during Quarantine

Looking at the present scenario, many of us are at home with family. Let’s face it its quarantine time. It’s better to forget the mother’s day celebration ideas like movie date, dinner date, spa dates or shopping dates with your Mom. This year has come out with unique circumstances but that does not mean the idea of celebrating the moments can be left, in fact, it is more meaningful than ever.

And if you are still hunting to look for the ideas to celebrate the Mother’s Day in a perfect way, look no further. All the ideas mentioned are approved by Moms 🙂

 

  1. A virtual party

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Sign in to Zoom, Google Meet, Duo or any virtual app. Ask all your mother’s friends to be part of the virtual party. She is definitely going to love when the celebration happens with friends. You can plan some fun games like Antakshari, a recipe that you recently learned, or can recite a heartfelt poem to her.

 

  1. A Mother’s Day Slideshow

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We know it’s going to be a no travel year so, why not just live with the memories you have collected while travelling with your Mom. Take out an album or a hard disk to check out all those fun travel moments. You can prepare a slideshow of pictures and you’ll get to refresh your childhood memories. The ones who are not with their mother can send it online and then have a video call.

 

  1. Watch a Mother Daughter Movie

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Play her favourite movie or shows based on mother-daughter bonds like Gilmore Girls, Jane the Virgin or anything that interests her. Call the entire family and just spend dedicated three hours watching a movie with a bucket of popcorn or Nachos (get it from the market) and a cold drink.

 

  1. Treat her with a fancy meal

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Why not prepare something via virtual cooking class to prepare an exotic meal for her. Take your family together in this. Make a video what all happened in her absence from the kitchen during this trial period. She would definitely enjoy watching it and of course, tasting the final outcome.

 

  1. Serve Her Breakfast in Bed

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She is the one who served most of the family members breakfast in the bed but do you remember when the last time she got such pampering. Mother’s Day is the perfect day when you can not treat her for a fancy meal at a hotel or restaurant but still make her happy more than ever. It’s simple than you think- a cup of tea/coffee, some nuts and fruits and pancakes or anything that you feel she prefers in breakfast and if you can make it. If you aren’t there you can order from her favourite local spot and have it delivered.

 

The bottom line is whatever you choose to do spend some time with her and give her a day off if possible. After all, time is the best and most comforting gift of all.

Jaipur Beat wishes all the super moms a Happy Mother’s Day!

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6 tricks to survive the greatest literary show JLF | Jaipur Beat

After a long one year wait, JLF is back with a bang. Readers, writers, authors, intellectuals, columnists, celebrities, fashion evangelists and the citizens will be in action for the next 5-days of the biggest literary show in Jaipur.
Date- 23-27 Jan 2020
Venue- Diggi Palace
1. Most of you must have done the online registrations. If not, then there is no scope. Just reach the venue and get on the spot passes. (Be prepared to pay from your pockets)
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2. Having a pass does not secure you a seat 😉 Reach the venue early and grab your seat.
All the sessions are jam-packed; secure your seat well in advance or be ready to stand at the back.
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3. Be aware of the different venues in advance to avoid rushing at the last minute for your most awaited session. Take a note that session hopping is not going to be an easy task.
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4. Be ready to capture – You might run into your favourite celebrity author while strolling around the cafe or bookstalls. Don’t miss to click a selfie with them and a copy of your own book signed!
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5. Dress smartly yet comfortably as you will be spending the whole day at the festival, standing, walking and loitering.
But, it’s fun to dress quirky. Because you never know, when your style became the talk of the town the next day on print and social media!
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6. Take a cab or an auto to reach the venue. Avoid taking your own vehicle for the parking woos as so many literary and fashion enthusiasts will flock the venue in huge number every day. And, if it happens to be the day of a popular celebrity’s session then own vehicle is a definite no no.
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6 Types of Events to Adorn a Kurti

In India, there are many celebrations. Thus you need to be well-prepped with different types of garbs that you can dress on these occasions. A Kurti among other Indian attires is popular clothing that most Indian women love. It is a versatile piece that spoils you for choice in what to pair it with as you plan to attend these never-ending events. On the other hand, it gives you an elegant, trendy and stylish look that boosts your self-confidence and fashion tastes. Therefore, with the many Kurti designs that are in the market today. It is important to have as many Kurtis in different forms and patterns that you can have on different occasions. Know how to dress it according to your body frame and how to pair and accessorize it well. All in all, although there are many Kurtis to choose from every Kurti type has an event that it is suitable for. Below are some occasions that you can wear a Kurti and the type of Kurti best suited for it.

  1. The Office party

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Does your office always have end year parties and small parties during the year for the employees? Then you have a reason to wear your Kurti outfit. The Kurti look is preferred by most women since it is descent and it is an easy look to balance. For the office party event, you need to avoid looking underdressed or overdressed no matter the position you hold. The Kurtis that you choose for this party can also be office wear if paired well but with fewer embellishments and shine. Some of the Kurtis you can choose are flared Kurtis, fusion Kurtis and asymmetric high low Kurtis paired with churidar to mention a few. Remember after the party work will go on and you need to portray a good impression with your outfit. Additionally, consider a long Kurti to the short ones for they are simple and outstanding.

2. The Cocktail party

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When you are invited to a cocktail party. It is time to get an excuse to wear your modern look, Kurti. Since cocktail parties are not as traditional and everyone today dresses up in the latest trends to look stylish around their peers. Especially as a woman you do not want to be left out as your friends show off their fashionable side. Therefore, choose a Kurtis that flatters your body shape even though it is a traditional piece you can pair with modern bottoms. Alternatively, you can decide to opt for the indo-western Kurti designs for they fit perfectly for this type of event. For instance, sleeveless Kurtis, off-shoulder looks among others that keep on evolving. Also, choose satin, chiffon and silk fabrics for your Kurti for they portray a fun party look.

 

3. The Wedding event

Weddings in India are a big deal when it comes to sartorial choices. This special event is common in India and one wedding event has various parties within it that all require you to look the part. Today, through various online stores you can get a designer Kurtis for a wedding that is a favorite among most women. After all, you need to stand out especially with all the selfies and pictures that are taken during the event. Therefore, choose the right designer Kurtis, one that is exotic that matches your style, colour and has the right pairing. Also, remember to wear according to the colour theme of the wedding you are attending whether the event is during the day or at night. Choose one with lovely embroidery and embellishments. One type of Kurti that is best for the wedding is the Anarkali Kurti due to how classy it looks.

 

  1. For Travel 

Have you ever travelled with a Kurti and felt how comfortable it is? If not, for your next travel choose a simple Kurti type and you will love the experience. Therefore, no matter the type of travelling you have to undertake. Whether you are travelling solo, with kids or colleagues for work. Travelling is an event and luckily there is a Kurti for this event as well. Such Kurtis is denim Kurti, poncho Kurti, Slit Kurti to mention a few of them. They are a comfortable and stylish piece that is suitable either for long or short distance travel. Therefore, ensure that the Kurti you choose gives you the freedom of movement and avoid fitting Kurtis for they can be uncomfortable especially if you have to sit for long hours.

 

  1. The Romantic event 

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This is another reason to must have a Kurti in your wardrobe. When you have to go out on a date, either the first time or the tenth time. A Kurti is a quick yet elegant outfit to get you all glammed up together with accessories for your romantic date. This event too has several Kurtis that you can wear. Most of them are the trendy ones that you can pair in many ways as you prefer. For instance, during the day a short Kurti off the shoulder with a pair of skinny jeans is perfect. While for a night date a dhoti Kurti with no bottoms, side slit Kurti with fitting pants is a superb choice. Nonetheless, it is important to avoid embellished or embroidered Kurtis for they make you look too serious and yet your date requires a classy and fun date.

 

  1. The Puja event 

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Since the puja event is a prayer gathering. It is important to be decent and wear a traditional look. Fortunately, there are many types of ethnic Kurti looks that you can wear to this event. Therefore, look the part in this treasured event and during the small gatherings of the same that happen once in a while. As you choose the Kurti for this event remember it should be long, flared and with at least some embroidery and prints. Again, Anarkali Kurtis comes in handy as a perfect Kurti look for this ceremony. Alternatively, one long Kurti paired with palazzo pants and a dupatta will also be a complete look.

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12 Enthralling Events to Look Forward to in December

It’s the last month of the year and we aren’t over the fact that there will be so much fun parties to attend, as one has rightly said it that “life is just reality without any celebration”. This month surely has a lot more stored in for you with Christmas and New Year coming up and who would want to miss out a nice time hanging with their friends and family?!

So, without further ado let’s look at the list of the events!

  1. National Tribal Festival Aadi Mahotsav

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Date- 1st– 15th December

Time- 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Venue- Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

2. Madhubani on Kettle Workshop by JCC

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Date- 7th December

Time- 3:00 – 6:00 pm

 

  1. Farida Gupta Jaipur Exhibition

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Date- 7th & 8th December

Time- 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Venue- Royale Lalit, Amrapali Marg, Vaishali Nagar

 

  1. Blu Moon Fest at Tablu with Dream Note & Atrangi Funkaar

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Date- 7th December

Time- 8:30 – 11:00 pm

Venue- TaBlu – Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  1. Survival Instinct A New Stand up Special by Zakir Khan

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Date- 8th December

Time- 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Venue- Deep Smriti Auditorium

 

  1. Jealous of Sabjiwala – Standup by Abhishek Upmanyu

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Date- 8th December

Time- 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Venue- Nirmala Auditorium

 

  1. Shaadiyan: Bridal Fashion and Jewellery Show

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Date- 8th December

Time- 2:00 – 9:00 pm

Venue- Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  1. Dahleez Lifestyle & Fashion Exhibition

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Date- 13th December

Time- 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Venue- Fort Lounge, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg

 

  1. The Cultured Wedding Show

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Date- 13th & 14th December

Time- 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Venue- Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre

 

10.  Excuse Me Brother ft. Aakash Gupta

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Date- 15th December

Time- 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Venue- Indralok Auditorium, Jaipur

 

  1. Kitabay & Koffee – Books & Coffee Event

Book Fair

Date- 18th – 22nd December

Time- 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Venue- B.M. Birla Auditorium

 

  1. Jaipur Jewellery Show (16th Edition)

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Date- 20th – 23rd December

Time- 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Venue- Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre

 

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How Sambhar Lake turned into a graveyard for 18,000 birds?

India’s largest Saline water lake Sambhar lake, i.e home to both native and migrant birds and also one of the best places in the country for bird watching is facing a severe wildlife tragedy. The devastating news of the mysterious death of more than 18,000 birds at Sambhar Lake came out as a shock to everyone. It was the villagers and birdwatchers that began to notice the decomposed carcasses of the birds early this month that gradually increased the numbers in thousands. And soon it caught the world’s attention.

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After the scientists did the research it was found out that the birds were infected by avian botulism. This is caused by a neurotoxin protein produced by bacteria named Clostridium botulinum. It was all because of heavy rain in July that the lake became brimful with water leading to a reduction in its salinity. So, when the water evaporated and filtrated into dry soil, across the edges of the lake it increased the salinity. Hence, the low-levels of saline water provided an ideal location for the manifestation of botulism and that caused the death of thousands of birds.

The Chief Minister ordered to dispose of the carcasses appropriately so that it does not spread around the areas. And that precautionary step is being taken so that the migratory birds that migrate to Sambhar Lake during winters do not get infected.