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7 Things We Find During Diwali Cleanliness Drive At Home!

They say Diwali is all about lights, festivity, and celebration. But is it just about that?

Diwali is also about cleaning the whole house like never before; it is also about nostalgia on finding out old stuff, and about remembering the old Diwali days. Jaipur Beat takes you on a trip to find the lost treasures that we only find out and remember about in “Diwali ki Safai”. Here follows a list of things that we find during our Safai Mania!

  • The Memories!

There are always some pictures from childhood that our parents took of us having made the mess. There are also the pictures from family trips to hill stations or simply to Amber Fort in Daddu’s lap or papa’s shoulders. Good times!

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  • The Money

We all have that secret place for keeping extra cash that we never told anyone about. Moreover, we ourselves forgot about having kept it there! And Tada! It pops out of nowhere during Diwali Safai.

  • Toys

Those childhood treasures, miniature cars, teddy bears, dolls, planes and whatnot. Those toys are just there to stay and be admired year after year, and you smile thinking about the tantrums you used to throw at losing them for the shortest span of time.

  • Clothes

The long forgotten dress that used to be your favourite but you grew out and eventually forgot about it. It’s about time you donate them at the Mother Teresa Home or Neki ki Deewar in Jaipur

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  • Home Décor Items

Year after year we buy new stuff to decorate our house on Diwali, and the old stuff just gets dumped in the storeroom, only to be noticed on next Diwali safai!

  • Cards

Birthday cards, wedding cards, written letters and messages that you kept under the mattress and forgot about.

  • Trivial things

That lost jewellery piece that you kept safely in your drawer only to take it out now, or the coins and pennies in nooks and corners.

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Diwali is the biggest festival of the year and the most exciting one too, but the “Diwali Safai” also has its own advantages, that bring along a lot of things that we loved and lost, or forgot about during the year!

Did you start your Diwali Safai yet? What did you find? Let us know in comments!

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Reviving the Lost Art of Blue Pottery

From booming Jaipuri prints to authentic leather jootis, Kathputlis, and stone carving to glittering lac bangles, Jaipur has always been a hub for handicrafts and traditional arts.

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Having travelled through the generations of royal art and culture is one of the most prolific arts of our Jaipur city, the art that encapsulates the spirit of painting, carving and moulding altogether; Blue Pottery. Embellished in floral motifs and beautiful hand-drawn designs with natural colours and substances, Blue Pottery is one of a kind traditional art of Jaipur.

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We have all heard about it, seen it, bought it and used at home for décor as well as for culinary purposes, but it is a rarely known fact that the amazing art of Blue Pottery is a handicraft and all the items are totally handmade.

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Emerging from Persian Chinese roots, Blue Pottery was introduced in India by Maharaja Mansingh I and was carried on by his ascendants. This unique art of making colourful earthen wares is exclusive to our city Jaipur but is losing its identity day by day. Jaipur Beat took an initiative to talk about and try to revive such lost arts of our beloved city Jaipur.

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Team Jaipur Beat visited the Blue Pottery Art Centre of Jaipur and tried to look deeper into the making of blue pottery items.

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The raw material used to make blue pottery items includes quartz, glass, rock salt, and natural gum from trees. The first three ingredients are finely churned in a traditional manual ‘chakki’ to ensure that the powder is grinded finely. Then the gum is added to the powder to make a paste that is put into different moulds. The paste is then left to set in the moulds for some time and a white coating is done on the items. Later they are run through the furnace where the chances of breakage are 60%!

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And now this is where the real magic happens! The brown colour on the earthenware turns to sky blue with the rising temperature and further to a darker shade of blue and we finally get the traditional blue pottery items.

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Blue pottery is not just limited to the making of pots and dishes, but it’s almost like you name it and it’s possible. From chandeliers to bathroom tiles and soap dispensers, showpieces of all kinds to bottles and corks, lamps and lucky charms, everything is available in breathtaking designs in blue pottery with different flowers, animals and other designs hand-painted on them.

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So in this festive season, you know what to do about re-decorating your home.

Where to find blue pottery in Jaipur?

Here- Blue Pottery Art Centre, Amer Road, Jaipur, 302002

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6 Reasons To Attend Awe-Inspiring Aarzoo In Jaipur

Summers in Jaipur are about to become all exciting especially for art lovers. The city is all set to host an evening like never before where some awe-inspiring artists and performers will mesmerize you with their brilliant performances. Let’s have a look at what all you can devour at one-of-its-kind art showcase Aarzoo by Awaaz Studio.

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  1. Recitals and Music

The multi-potentialite lyricist, poet, scriptwriter, actor and musician, Piyush Mishra will illuminate the evening with his hypnotizing poetry recitals fused with music. This is the much coveted performance and we are going bananas about it!

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  1. Poetry and Spoken Word

One of the major highlights of the event is poetry performance by Mukkabaaz lyricist Hussain Haidry and National Poetry slam winner Shubhra Awasthy. And to double up the magic, Jaipur’s very own poet & theatre artiste, Bappadittya Sarkar will be performing his astonishing spoken word masterpieces.

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  1. Visual Storytelling

Jeetendra Ajmera or as we all know him, Jeetu, will entertain you with his trademark theatrical storytelling. Poignant storytelling blended with his charismatic persona and compelling narrative is the best art-fix ever!

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  1. Folk Performance

Reminiscing the local art & culture of Rajasthan, India’s Got Talent fame Juma Khan will strike the chords of ‘Bhapang’– a single stringed instrument. Khan & his troupe is popular for their satirical musical repertoire and poems.

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  1. Rap & Western Singing

Rajat Singh aka Ruhaan will entrail the audience with his rap performance lining unexceptional stories in exceptional manner. Hritisha Rewadia, Rajasthan’s first Opera singer will light up the do with her melodies.

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  1. Art Souk

And just to take you on art-high, Aarzoo has got a lot more than these excitable performances. The organisers have curated an art souk featuring hand-picked artists and brands – all in the heart of Pinkcity.

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Well well, we’re sure you’ve got enough reasons by now. So, don’t waste time anymore and book your tickets right away: https://www.townscript.com/e/aarzoo

Where: Birla Auditorium

When: 15th June

What Time: 5:00 p.m. onwards

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7 Upcoming May Events In Jaipur

Summers is not the time to sit indoors under your the AC moving with full swings. There is a lot of activities happening outside in Jaipur. So, here’s a look at the events happening to make the month of May joyful.

     1. Pearl Portfolio Jaipur

Jaipur fashion scene is getting happening day by day! Uncovering one such extravagant event by Pearl Academy is Pearl Portfolio Jaipur- an annual showcase of designs by the students. The exhibition will showcase unique designs made by the students of the academy from Jewellery design and Interior & Spatial design. This will be followed by a fashion show that has been exclusively curated by the fashion design students.

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When: 4th May

Time: 4:00 p.m. onwards

Where: Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Center (JECC), RIICO Industrial Area, Sitapura

  1. Sports Utsav 2018 by Decathlon

Come, be the part of one of the biggest ‘Run & Ride’ festival in Jaipur. Organized by Decathlon to promote good health among Jaipurites, the fest is a premier cycling and running event. And the best part of the fest is that you can win many attractive prizes and goodies. So hurry up, what are you waiting for!

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When: 5th May- 6th May

Where: Albert Hall, Jaipur

  1. Acting Workshop by Meet Lover’s 

Do you have it in you to be the next superstar of Indian Film Industry? Yes or No, in any case, we help you to unleash the actor in you! The theatre and acting workshop by Meet Lover’s is organizing intensive acting sessions for platforms like stage, radio, tv, and films. Meet Lover’s Theatre group, this time is offering only 25 seats as per first come basis. So, hurry up and register now to learn the art of acting.

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When: 21st May – 21st June

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

With the summer vacations about to start, all the Jaipur mothers are wondering where to engage their young ones in this hot weather? Don’t worry Moms, Jaipur Beat has curated some of the fun events for your kids as well as for the adults happening right in your lovely Pink City.

  1. St. Xavier’s Summer Hobby Camp

If you want your kids’ to learn the best, do send them to the best mentors in the city. St. Xavier’s is organizing the most innovative and engaging summer hobby camp for your teens. From Cartooning to Theatre to Caligraphy and Digital Photography, your young teens can learn these amazing arts under a single roof!

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When: 16th May- 31st May

Time: 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Where: St. Xavier’s School, C-Scheme

  1. Junior Summer Program at JKK

The most awaiting summer training camp is back! The  ‘Junior Summer Program’ by JKK is getting organized from 15 May- 30 June, focusing on areas like- Theatre, Storytelling and Contemporary dance. Also on the offering are Western and Indian Classical music; Drawing, Movie making and Photography. Perfect for your teens and young adults, these workshops are perfect to unleash the creative and IQ side of your kids’ personality.

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When: 15th May- 30th June

Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Where: JKK

  1. Summer House

Summer breaks could be boring for kids if they do not have enough activities to do. Luckily, Summer House has turned to be a saviour for the Jaipur mothers. A perfect camp for kids to learn and engage in activities like- gardening, cooking, mud construction, storytelling and many more, Summer House is a unique summer camp helping young minds to explore their imagination and creativity.

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When: 14th May- 26th May

Where: Adinath Nagar

  1. Summer Camp by Hunar

Summer Camp by Hunar is a fun camp for kids above the age of 9. Your kids can learn the unique art and crafts – Quilling, Iris folding, Punch Craft and many more. Also, special sessions on Yoga, Memory games, and on other life skills will also be conducted.  So, hurry up to book your seats today!

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When: 14th May onwards

Time: 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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Explore Chitransh, A Creative Art Exhibition In Jaipur

Life is an empty canvas, throw all the paint you can and paint the picture that’s perfect for you!  Believing in the same, Kalaneri Art Gallery presents to you the first solo art show– Chitransh!

‘Chitransh’ means a ‘part of a bigger picture’; is an exhibition of paintings spanning around mother nature, wildlife and Indian mythology is commencing at Kalaneri Art Gallery from March 25th onwards.

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A passionate effort to bring back the dying art of ‘Doodling and Zentangle’, the art exhibition is centred around the artist’s vision on flora and fauna, birds, animals and their amalgamation. The paintings also exhibit a social message along with recreating the forgotten world through the works portraying the life of young lovers and married couples.

With the exhibition, Harshi Agarwal, a young & aspiring artist, under the tutelage of her talented mother has explored her inner-artist by experimenting with plethora of colours and patterns on various mediums. Whether it is Acrylic oil, pen or ink, Harshi has splashed her intricate and traditional detailing on any surface she could find!

On day 1 i.e. 25th March, 2018, an exclusive workshop for the kids will be conducted by the artist herself between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,  where they will be provided with all the material and can take away the artwork created by them to their home.

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An open reception only for the invitees will be held on day 1 itself where they will be welcomed with food and drinks whilst they have a look at some of the exemplary pieces of art and paintings. 

A big shout out to all the art enthusiasts to get a chance to witness the fusion of traditional as well as contemporary art at this exhibition in our very own city, Jaipur.

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Date: 26th-30th March

Venue: Kalaneri Art Gallery

Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Spectacular ‘Navras’ starting on March 17 at JKK, Jaipur

A Great News for all the art and theatre connoisseurs of the Pink City !! NAVRAS, a live extravaganza of performing art, dance and music is finally here to warm the hearts of Jaipurites. The third edition of NAVRAS, starting from March 17- March 25, 2018, at Jawahar Kala Kendra, this year is back with even more fascinating performances of theatre, contemporary dance, fusion music and much more.

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The festival will commence with the mesmerizing performances of  Dhamaal,” a celebration of the drumming traditions across India. The days that follow will witness many artistic presentations including dance productions– “Thari, The Loom” by Padma Shri Malavika Sarukkai and the magical performance of  Attakkalari’s Bhina Vinyasa, combining movement and digital art will also hit the right note with the audience.

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However, the star performance of the event will be- “Ismat Apa Ke Naam” directed and enacted by actor Naseeruddin Shah with his wife, Ratna Pathak Shah and daughter Sheeba Shah will mesmerize the audience with their enthralling performances.

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The festival will also witness a prominent theatre play – “Khwab Sa” directed by Atul Kumar, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;”. The premiere of “Elephant in the Room” directed and enacted by Yuki Elias will also be part of Navras this year!

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The tickets for the events can be obtained now from the JKK reception. To know more- http://jkk.artandculture.rajasthan.gov.in/content/ArtandCulture/en/jawahar-kala-kendra.html

Come let’s enjoy the glorious and splendid performances at Navras, 2018!