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Bidding Adieu To Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 Until We Meet Next Year !

Once again the twelfth edition of Zee Jaipur Literature Festival has come to an end. Yet again this year’s festival was an upgraded version of the previous year. Starting off with well-organized things like no on the spot registration for any day thus, resulting in fewer crowds on the weekends and second, putting up the sign boards to guide people with the sessions being held in which area. The rest was the same like dressing up the Palace with colors, Book Store- to buy books that are being launched at the festival, Food Stalls- to munch on your favorite dish and Bazaars- to add more stuff to your closet. Now without further ado let’s talk about the sessions and the speakers and give you a brief summary of what all happened at 2019’s JLF.

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Day 1- As per the rituals, this year started off with Shruthi Vishwanath’s Morning Music of a wonderful rendition of spiritual poet Tukaram. The inaugural session opened the Festival’s Session with Sanjoy K. Roy, the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts; accentuated the need to respect the writers in today’s world.

Right after the inaugural session Sachin Pilot was in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain and was asked questions on the recent nature of politics and also shared his views on freedom of expression. Germaine Greer talked about her book On Rape and Nirbhaya case in a session Beyond The Female Eunuch. After the lunch hour, AJ Finn expressed his stirring journey of writing his bestseller The Women in the Window.

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Day 2- With the melodious voice of Usha Uthup, the second day of the festival kick-started the power packed sessions. In the session, Adi Shankracharaya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker, Pavan K. Verma spoke about Shankaracharya in the context of understanding the complex form of Hinduism. Egypt’s profound writer and cultural lecturer Ahdaf Soueif in a session The Battle of Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution, talked about how people protested to end the Governance of President Hosni Mubarak.

Venki Ramakrishnan shared his views about the human side of science and also of his recent book Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome.

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Day 3- Saturday morning started with an uplifting performance by Vidya Shah followed by a thought-provoking session where Rajdeep Sardesai discussed the number of issues on journalism and how its nature is changing in India. Moving on to the next session of the bestselling novel Call Me by Your Name, the American Writer Andre Aciman talked about writing and romance.

In a book launch of Every Vote Count: The Story of Elections in India, Navin Chawla stated that why it is a prime concern to take immediate action in increasing the number of women Members of Parliament.

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Day 4- Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, in conversation with Jerry Pinto, shared his thought of how he wrote this book in an attempt to understand the curious phenomenon called faith. In a book launch of Ria Sharma’s Make Love Not Scar, she discussed the dreadful phenomena of acid attack with her partner and acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi, who shared her painful story of the attack.

In an inspiring session of Women and Power that brought together, feminists from around the world and each talked about the relation of women with power.

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Day 5- The last day of JLF was also packed with powerful sessions. A session on Kumbh: the Greatest Gathering on Earth, where Deshna Mehta said that no other place than Kumbh to understood the importance of life. Nigerian poet and author Ben Okri talked about how reading Rabindranath Tagore changed his life. He also said that the freedom to ask the question and examining reality in depth will make people more aware.

Manisha Koirala shared her views on how people expected her to look beautiful all the time in the session Breaking Free: A New Kind Of Beautiful. There were two or more sessions that talked about politics and the battle between Congress and BJP for the 2019 election.

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To sum up this year’s Literary Festival, which was partly heated discussions, inspiring sessions but most importantly to bring together people from all over the world under one roof in the name of Literature.

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New Facets Of Art At “Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree”

Handicrafts and Jaipur have always had a close relationship from the ancient art of Blue Pottery of Persia to puppetry, Jaipuri Jootis, Jaipuri block printing and what not!

To celebrate this enriched culture of Jaipur, here’s a creative festival called “Crafts Stories Under the Mango Tree” that engulfs traditional arts by showcasing Indian heritage from an artisan’s point of view. A large number of skilful craft-designers, accomplished scholars and talented artisans are going to be a part of the festival.

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Jaipur Beat brings you a glimpse into the roots of “Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree” that extends itself into Fashion, Films, Market Gallery, Spotlight Exhibition, Dialogues, Workshops, Performances and Space making crafts.

 

  1. Spotlight Craft

The Spotlight Craft event at Crafts Under the Mango Tree concentrates in “Living Traditions related to Crafts-arts of India”. Paintings depicting the classic Indian tales through symphonic folk style based on the Narratives “Preserving the History through the Art of Story-telling” and “Sacred Geometry in Contemporary Miniature Arts.”

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  1. Crafted Fashion

Crafts and Fashion go hand to hand. At Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree, the Spearhead designers of India’s fashion industry showcase their crafts through exclusive programs including “Clothing as Identity: Fashion Show” and “Clothing as Identity: Exhibition”.

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  1. Craft Souk

Textiles ranging from Bandhani, Block Print, Embroidery, Weaving and various other options to choose from, witness beautifully designed products from artisan fashion designers at Craft Souk.

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  1. Craft Bioscope

An exclusive film fest, hosting the unique hand skills, the lives and desires of artisans would be something to watch out for. Anchoring the ancient knowledge of traditions, culture and arts, these moving images are one of the highlights of Crafts Stories Under the Mango Tree.

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  1. Craft Speak

Witness engrossing dialogue sessions with prominent panellists sharing their opinions on crafts, architecture, fashion and design.  The panel discussion includes but not limited to: “Textiles Tradition of Kutch”, “Neo-Miniature Art of India”, “Narrative Art of India”, “Crafts in Interior and Architecture”

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  1. Craft Manch

Creating an admirable balance of performing arts with craft, Craft Manch highlights the folk performances and contributes to craft skills through its different facets like “Theyyam,” “Kerela Shadow Puppets,” and “Pabuji ka Phad.”

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  1. Craft Karkhana

From Charkha Spinning to Leather Puppet Making, Mata ni Pachedi and Kavad making, The Craft Karkhana at Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree is all about workshops and hands-on-experience from well-versed artisans.

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  1. Space Making Crafts
    This section includes the science of being an artist who relates to tangible and intangible aspects of crafts accounting to embellishing architectural elements and interior décor.

 

Bringing together like-minded people, the festival dwells into the euphoric experiences of Indian material culture. It talks about creativity, shares stories and encounters diverse aspects of crafts and Indian material culture.

So while there’s still the Jaipur Literature festival going on for the hardcore literature enthusiasts, Craft Stories Under the Mango tree is a welcome change for the creative heads.

Dates: 25th– 28th January’ 2019

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

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5 Events In Jaipur Around ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Weekend is nearing guys and girls! Get ready to call your friends to one of the most happening city of India, Jaipur because this weekend the PinkCity is all decked up with glamorous events. Want to know which event, simply read on.

  • Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree

Are you one of those who are fond of crafts and would love to know more about the art of its creation? Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree brings to you the established and emerging artisans and craftsmen who will share their rich hands-on experience about the processes of craft creation. Not only this, Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree spreads its branches into fashion, film, market gallery, spotlight exhibition, dialogues, workshops and performances along with space making crafts. This is a one-stop destination for all the art lovers, don’t miss it for sure.

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Date: 25th-28th January

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra

Time: 11 a.m. onwards

  • Book Preview with Wine & Cheese

Hold your breath ladies and gentlemen as the Indian politician and writer himself, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is coming to town for his book preview “The Paradoxical Prime Minister” at the recently launched Trove café. A wine & cheese session with Dr. Shashi Tharoor is awaiting your arrival, so wait no more, get your tickets now !

Date: 24th January

Venue: Trove Café at Devraj Niwas

Time: 8:00 p.m. onwards

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  • Womenweave Pop-up

With Womenweave Pop-up the way you look at fashion, will definitely change. Witness a huge range of fabrics, sarees, stoles, dupattas, and towels which are elegantly designed and carefully hand woven that will definitely make you shop till you drop. Pick up your bags and just get going.

Date: 24th-28th January

Venue: Anokhi Basement & Jaipur Modern

Time: 11 a.m. onwards

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  • Locals DISTRICT performing at Club Trove

Yes, you read that right. It has just been a year that Locals DISTRICT marked their entry in techno-music events in Pink City and they are already geared up for their next season. You can watch the action go live in Club Trove much before the scheduled event in March and set the mood for the night. Just be there.

Date: 24th-25th January

Venue: Club Trove

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  • Heritage Evenings at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Get ready to be charmed by the music, fashion, and dance performances at the two heritage evenings at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • Clothing as identity at Jawahar Kala Kendra– The artisan designers all the way from Kutch will be showcasing their traditions, costumes, and culture via their designs on the ramp.

Date: 25th January

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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  • A majestic evening at Amber Fort– A mix of enthralling music and dance performances that will bring together art, and culture is ready to give you an unforgettable evening at Amber Fort.

Date: 26th January

Time: 7:00 p.m. onwards

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A Day Through Jaipur’s Walled City Market

No matter what transport you choose to reach the walled city market, but once you step out of it, a gush of local air filters through you and gives you the major feels of the city. From the street vendors all around trying to sell you ethnic jewellery, clothes, toys, bed sheets, handkerchiefs, edibles and what not, to the truly colourful shops loaded with Jaipuri jootis, block print and leather handbags, wedding outfits, vibrant Jaipuri lehengas and much more- the markets of Jaipur are truly engaging.

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Stroll through with a heart full of patience and excitement and you’ll surely find yourself drooling over the local delicacies including the famous Kachoris, Samosas, Mirchi vadas retrieved from the piping hot oil and put on little paper serving plates.

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Moreover, after you have had a long day of discovering the lanes of the walled city market, you can finally binge on the Rajasthani delicacies for dinner like Dal Baati Churma, Gatte ki sabzi, Laal Maas, and Ker Sangri.

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Further, while you stand right in front of the Palace of Winds, the legendary Hawa Mahal, you’ll realise that there actually are 953 windows in it. Located in the midst of the market and surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city, the place has an enchanting significance to it, which would surely lure you into seeing it inside out.

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You can further explore the local culture and the colours of Jaipur with the local market that offers Jaipuri leather items, junk jewellery, Jaipuri block print dresses and bedsheets, quilts, handicrafts including blue pottery items and traditional kathputlis, mirror work items, and much more.

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On the other hand, you may dive into Hindu spirituality with temples like the renowned Hanuman temple, the Govind Dev Ji temple and Garbh Griha.

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Next, when you have crossed through the booming traffic, the metro construction taking place at Badi Chaupad and the loud yet prismatic market, you are finally ready to enter the gates of the truly magnificent City Palace of Jaipur, which was once the abode of the royal Rajput rulers. For years and years, Jaipur has celebrated its legacy of having inherited this beautiful monument that presents itself as Jaipur’s crown.

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Witnessing the grandeur of living and lifestyle of Jaipur’s royals at the City Palace Museum, you’ll be taken back in time with the treasures of the bygone era. From the enticing Chandra Mahal to the mesmerizing Peacock Gate, Lotus Gate, Green Gate and Rose Gate; City Palace just never fail to bewitch you with its beauty.

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While you take away Jaipuri clothes, quilts, jooties and jewellery as souvenirs for your loved ones away with you, the most beautiful things you take along would still be the sights of the vivid liveliness of the city.

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11 Not-To-Be-Missed Events In Jaipur This December

The month of joy and happiness, December has knocked the doors of the Pink City and Jaipurites can’t seem to be more excited about it 😉

Lots of fun and jolly events are waiting ‘tis season, let’s have a look at these fun-frolic events.

1.       Bump & Baby- A Mommy & Child Lifestyle Exhibition

A big shoutout to all the mommies-to-be and mommies, father and their children to have an experience of a never seen before mommy & child lifestyle exhibition where exclusive kids clothing, jewellery, workshops, kids accessories, nursery décor, and much more will be exclusively displayed just for you. Hurry as it is only a single day affair.

Date: 1st December

Venue: Diggi Palace

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

2.       Bacardi NH7 Weekender Express

Get ready to be swayed by the tunes of Bacardi NH7 Weekender Express. Catch the Local Train, Parvaaz, Dhruv Visvanath, Dualist Inquiry and aswekeepsearching go live today. We’re super excited for this, are you?

Date: 1st December

Venue: JECC, Sitapura

Time: 3p.m. – 10p.m.

3.       Dunes Music Festival

With open air madness and the best line up of music artists, viz. Progressive Brothers and Karetus, Dunes Music Festival will set the city on fire. Have you booked your dates yet? If not, then book them now 🙂

Date: 9th December

Venue: Holiday Inn

Time: 4p.m. – 10p.m.

4.       The Grub Fest

Are you all ready to get grubbed in Jaipur? India’s premier food festival, the Grub Fest is all set to come to our Pink City for the very first time and it’s going to be big and exciting. There is going to be hearty food, good music and some of the best-kept food secrets that will be shared with you by the chefs from all across the country. So don’t miss it.

Date: 15th-16th December

Venue: Diggi Palace

Time: 12p.m. – 10 p.m.

5.       Story Telling & Hand Puppet Making

Is your kid inquisitive and creative? Then, you have arrived at the right place because this December The Reading Owl is organizing storytelling and hand puppet making workshops for the kids between the age group of 5 and 10 years. It’s going to be all fun learning, so book your seat now.

Date: 16th December

Venue: Bootee, H25 Chitrangan Marg, C-scheme

Time: 5p.m. onwards

6.       Sunburn Arena with Nucleya

This month is indeed for all the music enthusiasts out there. Yes, you read that right, Sunburn Arena with Nucleya is coming to Jaipur for the very first time and we can’t hold our excitement. There is going to be music, music and more music, so make your December a happening one.

Date: 16th December

Venue: JECC

Time: 5p.m. – 10p.m.

7.       Jaipur Jewellery Show 2018

Reflection of royalty & creativity, Jaipur Jewellery Show is coming back with its 15th edition with all the jazz and glamour. Your wedding jewellery shopping is sorted for this season as some really cool and exquisite jewels will be at display.

Date: 21st-24th December

Venue: JECC

Time: 10a.m. – 9p.m.

8.       Confetti Box

Confetti Box is flying to Jaipur and guess what it is bringing along? Fun and games and interesting workshops, seminars, various learning activities along with exhibition for the mommies and daddies that will accompany their children in this kids festival. Come one, come all and give your kid  a chance to explore learning in an all new way.

Date: 24th-25th December

Venue: Diggi Palace

Time: 10a.m. onwards

9.       Lil’ Threads- The Christmas Carnival

Let your child grow in a unique way with Lil’ Threads, an exclusive Christmas Carnival curated especially for kids. All sorts of innovative and interesting things will be in store for your little ones along with a great exhibit of kids clothing, accessories, furniture and décor. So wait no more, mark your calendars now.

Date: 24th -25th December

Venue: Fort Jaipur

Time: 10a.m. – 11p.m.

10.   A December To Remember ft. Euphoria

Experience the music of independent artists from the 90s Indie pop scene come alive in Jaipur. Yes, we are talking about none other than Euphoria band that is going to make the heart beat of all the Jaipurites! One of the best music scenes is going to be created in Pink City, are you ready to make your way to it?

Date: 21st December

Venue: Asteria

Time: 9p.m. – 12 a.m.

11.   TTC Outbound Camp

Adventure, fun and learning are on your way Jaipurites, are you ready for it? An amazing campsite, friends to chill with, learning, adventure, endless talks, lots of music and dance, outdoor training activities, and lifelong memories will be created at the TTC Outbound Camp. Plan it now.

Date: 22nd-23rd December

Venue: Heiwa Heaven

Time: 9a.m. – 6p.m.

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Locals DISTRICT Is Coming To Steal The Nights Away In Jaipur

Winnowed out from all the different forms of music is a genre that attracts the lovers of abstract and imaginative, the lovers of the tunes that are like no other- Techno!

The psychedelic tunes of EDM music have lured the hearts of many over time. The techno music is a type of EDM that is a unique blend of influences from magic realism, fantasy, and science fiction.

With a developing craze for music festivals, youth is traveling across cities and countries to attend the events.  Jaipur too has a long-awaited Techno fest event queued up early in the coming year- Locals DISTRICT

Attracting the Techno music lovers from all over the nation, Locals DISTRICT is a one of its kind event where you can spend a few days away from the world of trivia and monotony and lose yourself to a world that’s lit up with dim lights and techno music!

Bracing to be back with a bang, the second episode of Locals DISTRICT will be held at Castle Kalwar on the outskirts of Jaipur.  You can enjoy 72 hours of non- stop techno music played by renowned DJs at this enigmatic event.

This is not all, there is an added festive yet mystic feel to the event with the garden tents for accommodation!

Locals DISTRICT is an unprecedented kind of Techno music fest that’s about to unveil its second season in Jaipur in March 2019 and we promise you, it’s a “Lose the night away” kind of a gala!

Dates: 1st- 3rd March” 2019

Venue: Castle Kalwar, Jaipur

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Charms Unfurled at Golden Thredz

This weekend at Jaipur was all about aesthetics of beauty, fashion and décor!

The biggest lifestyle exhibition in the city, Golden Thredz- A premium lifestyle exhibition was held at the resplendent venue of Jaipur, The Diggi Palace on 23rd and 24th November.

This exhibition turned out to be a surreal dream for women and kids. With over 50 exhibitors, exclusive designer wear to home décor, cosmetics, jewellery and even paintings and organic food, Golden Thredz proved itself to be one of its kind exhibition. 

As a cherry to the cake, Mandira Bedi Designs and Love Organically by Deepshikha Deshmukh were also a part of this exhibition.

While Deesphikha Deshmukh conducted a workshop on organic products, Deepika Bhansali told wonderful things about the art of painting including Zentangle Art and Fluid Painting. 

To spice up the things at another level, this lit exhibition also included a sizzling Fashion Show with a glamorous lineup of master artisans, designers and models, where Deepshikha Deshmukh also graced the ramp as the show stopper.

Various exhibitors arrived at Diggi Palace to be a part of the gala including Love Organically by Deepshikha Deshmukh, Fuchsia Bridal Couture, Poppies Kids Wear, Feza Bags, Sara Collections, and many more.

Th event wrapped up today evening with some beautiful memories to be carried along and a longing for its next season!

Until the next time! 🙂

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