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Ah, we love Holi! Let’s get drenched in mouth-watering delicacies |Jaipur Beat

With the outburst of Coronavirus, everyone is rethinking about their Holi plans. Who would know that the disease will spread like a bushfire and blot out every major event leaving us all bummed out, especially when Holi is around the corner?

The first festival of the New Year that excites every soul in India thinking of ways to play Holi with friends and family, targeting that one person who refuses to play, all and all having a ball of a time. The children too are super excited to try their colour-filled hands on everyone’s faces but alas all the enthusiasm has been washed out by the sudden outbreak of Corona Virus.

But if we look at the bright side we all got a chance to play Holi like we used to in our childhood days. Yes, you guessed it right, Pichkaris! As the infection spreads with touching you can avoid playing with your hands and instead use pichkaris and water balloons.

Still, if you want to be on the safer side and avoid playing Holi this year, well worry no more because where there is a will, there is definitely great food! As with the celebration, we also look forward to binge eating all mouth-watering delicacies unique to this occasion prepared by our sweet mommy.

No one can imagine Holi without the ever delicious sugar syrup dripping gujiyas. Native to Rajasthan, gujiyas are sweet dumpling filled with yummy cardamom flavoured mawa and dry fruits are specially made on Holi.image1_tonemapped

Along with gujjiya’s you can also prepare moong dal ka halwa, gulab jamun and shahi tukda that’ll just make your festival hip and happening.

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Another Holi munching treat is stacking up the plates with crunchy besan garlic papad to balance off all the sweetness. As Indians are very fond of Papads it is a perfect snack to indulge in.

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No one can miss the classic Holi special recipe made with milk, nuts and spices like saffron, fennel– Thandai!

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Don’t miss to try some colourful mocktails perfect for the spring season.

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Everyone’s favourite ‘Kheer’ always hits the right notes no matter whatever the festival is.

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Steaming hot puris with aloo ki sabzi is quintessential to this festival.

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Ah, how can we not celebrate Holi! Let’s get drenched in most mouth-watering delicacies.

Jaipur Beat wishes you all a Happy Holi 🙂

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Much Awaited March Is Here

Can you believe it we are about to enter into the third month of 2020?! Our excitement is soaring high for the festival of colours ‘Holi’ and International Women’s Day is almost here. The month of March is all about sunshine, fun activities and thrilling events that we all await for very eagerly. So basically this month looks like a vacation, doesn’t it?! Like every month we have listed down some of the events that are going to happen in the Pink City. Let the celebration begins!

  1. Biz Expo 2020

 

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Date- 29th Feb – 1st March

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

  1. Women Car Rally 2020

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Date- 1st March 2020

Time- 8 am – 1 pm

Venue- Albert Hall

 

  1. Crafting International Design Careers

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Date- 4th March 2020

Time- 3:30 pm

Venue- Pearl Academy Jaipur

 

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Date- 4th March 2020

 

  1. AMPM By Ankur & Priyanka Modi | Jaipur Trunk Show

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Date- 5th & 6th March 2020

Time- 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Venue- Chrisalis, 24 Goyal House, Ajmer Road, Jaipur

 

  1. Masti Ki Pathshala

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Date- 6th March 2020

Time- 4 pm onwards

Venue- Plot No. 9 Devi Nagar Vistar, Opp. Tree House School, Shyam Nagar

 

  1. Arrived – A stand up special by Lovejeet Singh Chauhan

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Date- 6th March 2020

Time- 5 pm

Venue- August House Café, Vaishali Nagar

 

  1. Jhalak Summer Soairee 2020

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Date- 6th – 7th March 2020

Time- 11 am – 8 pm

Venue- Hotel Marriott

 

  1. ThinkVid YouTuber’s Conclave

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Date- 7th March 2020

Venue- Hotel Clarks Amer

 

10. Rang De Pinkcity

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Date- 9th March 2020

Time- 6:30 am

Venue- Pink Pedals (Gate No. 2 Jawahar Circle)

 

11. Dhulandi Festival

 

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Date- 10th March

Time- 10 am – 1 pm

Venue- Khasa Kothi Hotel

 

12. Dahleez – Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 13th & 14th March 2020

Time- 10 am – 9 pm

Venue- Utsav Bhawan, Vidhyadhar Nagar

 

13. The Shared Closet

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Date- 14th March 2020

Time- 10 am – 8 pm

Venue- The Maker’s Space, Lal Kothi

 

14. Kidzie Fashion Week – SS 20 – JAIPUR

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Date- 21st – 22nd March 2020

 

15. Lemons And Peaches feat. Gursimran Khamba

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Date- 28th March 2020

Time- 7 pm

Venue- Mojo’s Irish Pub

 

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Sankranti Shabdkosh | Jaipur Beat

The most awaited festival of the year in Jaipur, Makar Sakranti is here and we can see the kites romancing the winds all across the city.  While we all fix are music systems on our terraces and our mothers prepare steaming pakoras for us there is one more thing that defines the Makar Sankranti culture in our pink city and it is the unforgettable shabdkosh that springs up this season. Everybody, who has lived in this city have heard words like Pench Ladana, Wo kaata during this season. Just in case any of you have missed on the vocabulary that should be used during this season here’s a quick revision of the same.

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1. Wo Kaata – While driving through the streets of Jaipur during this time very often you get to hear these words and the pitch at which these words are spoken you can obviously make out that they suggest victory over the opponent. In a ‘kite fight’ when one kite loses its battle and leaves the winds to take back its place on the ground that’s when the whole mohalla can hear the sound of, ‘wo Kaataaaa’

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2. Tang Dalna – Before the kites take off for their journey, we peg them up properly with strings and so that it becomes easy to hook it up with manjha. We think that the term ‘tang dalna’ introduced by a young kid, who was quite upset with the fact that all he got to do during the event is to peg the kite when asked by his elders and who hardly ever got a chance to actually fly one. Hmm…makes sense.

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3. Chutti Dena – Remember while you were young and preparing to learn kite flying. Yes at that time ‘Chutti’ given to your kite by your friend, cousin or sibling was enough to let your kite soar high. Since the term is mostly used by young kids the name of the term justifies itself.

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4. Pench Ladana – Now what fun can be attributed to kite flying unless two kite flyers get a chance to show their kite flying skills by entangling their kites and managing to hold on to them while the kites battle to stay in the sky. Makar Sankranti sees a lot of ‘pench ladana’ both in the sky and on the roofs while young boys get to woo their beautiful neighbours.

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5. Dheel dena – The most important person in the whole kite flying activity is the one who is handling your Charkhi. He is the one who is at the back and call of the kite flyer. Probably he is the one who hears this the most: ‘Zara Dheel Dena’

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6. Lapetna – Another Sankrant terminology that is quite popular in the pink city is Lapetna. Unless you don’t know how to roll on the most important accessory of kite flying, manjha/sadda, then you are not a proper quite flyer. Apart from Sankrant the other place you hear the term ‘lapetna’ is when you are not able to swallow the big lies hurled at you by a show-off friend.

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7. Thudda Modna – Remember how you need to shape up everything before you use it. Now that kite flying is such an important activity you definitely need to prep up your kite before it goes up to make its place in the winds. Remember how you see young kids placing kites on their heads and bending them by the sides. Yes, that’s called Thudda modna or getting your kites ready.

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8. Dangal Ladane – Those who haven’t heard about this word have never been a part of an up class battle that people fight from high rise buildings and battle with others to let their kites soar high.

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9. Patang Lootna – If you haven’t done this you are not a true patang baaz. All of us buy a plethora of kites during this time but that cannot match the happiness one gets from one looti hui patang !

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10. Anti banana – Now this is one trick you need to learn if you wish to keep your manjha aur sadda in the proper place. Remember all you need is your fingers placed apart and rolling on the thread between them at ease but still at a fast pace. Who said that kite flying is an easy task? Yes, you have to learn all the tricks in order to place your accessories properly.

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Although most of you must have heard of all these terms earlier we are sure that while reading this blog you must have realized that the festival of Makar Sankranti or for that matter kite flying is not as simple as it looks, there is so much science behind it. We have shared a few terms that we knew if you know some more then don’t forget to add them in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

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Here winter is not a season but a festival|Jaipur Beat

The scent of winter fog,  waft from tea stalls, hurried traffic crossing the mild sunshine, the sight of travellers exploring the hilltop Amer fort and locals wandering the narrow streets in traditional Rajasthani attire is a riot of delightful things for the senses at any time of year, but none more so than during the winter months.

We love the rush with which winter arrives and suddenly changes our lives with its aroma, and we never want these winter days to pass.
Winter is the best time to experience Rajasthan’s ‘Pink City’. For the people around, winter is just another season but for a Jaipurite it is a festival in itself.

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Festival to indulge in the traditional delicacies, to enjoy gala events, to take pleasure in the legendary Polo game, to celebrate patang baazi, and to participate in the world’s biggest literature festival, the list goes on.

Winter Delicacies

Walk into any part of the city’s bazaars, the one thing that you cannot resist is the tandoori kulhad chai with pakoras.

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Samosa, kachori, jalebi, Mirchi-vada and kadhai doodh at night is just the perfect ending note to the day. A true Jaipurite never leaves an opportunity to taste the variety served on its streets. Winters add an extra charm to almost everything we get on the streets and we don’t even miss the outdoors as the city has abundant rooftop bars and cafes.
Not to be missed, the winter chill is best enjoyed at bonfire nights.

Festivals and Events

The World looks up to Jaipur as it hosts some unique events and festivals, which no other city has to offer in winters.

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This is the time for Jaipur Winter Polo Season, Children festival, kite festival, Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur International Film Festival, Rajasthan International Film Festival and the one that needs no introduction- Jaipur Literature Festival and its Music stage. Too much on the platter, yeah?

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The time for winged wonders. Gazing at the beautiful migratory birds, that travel from far lands to Mansagar lake, Barkheda and Chandlai lake is one of the kind experiences that we Jaipurites look forward to every year in winters.

Monument Hopping

 

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The list is never complete without the three must-sees being the towering Palace of the Winds, the hilltop, marble-decked Amber Fort and the sprawling City Palace complex.
The mild winter sun makes the palace hopping a lot more fun.

Get closer to nature

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This is the best time to enjoy Safari at Jhalana and enjoy the wilderness from close corners.  You never know when you stumble upon a black panther.

Kite Flying

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For a true Jaipurite, kite flying is not a game but a religion.  When hundreds of kites dance in the sky and people dance on their terrace is a sight to behold. This is one of the most favorite and zealous festivals in Jaipur. And every Jaipurite has beautiful memories of Makar Sankranti.
So if you ever plan to visit Jaipur during winter, make sure you don’t miss the intoxicatingly enthusiastic vibe of Makar Sankranti!

 

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Decoding the Significance of the Festival of Lights

 

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Diwali, as we all know, is the grand festival that is celebrated all over the country with new full zeal every year. It is also one of the most important festivals for Jaipur and Jaipurites, as here it is observed for a full 5 days. During this time entire Pink city is decked up, and all monuments and buildings are lit up which makes the city truly beautiful and full of splendour. The preparations start almost a month ago when Jaipurites starts cleaning the house, and decorating it because Diwali is not just a day-long affair for us but it is a complete five-day long event. And we believe to celebrate each and every day of Diwali with full passion. But did you know the significance of all these five days?

Let’s get a bit of knowledge about our favourite 5 Diwali days-

Dhanteras

Dhanteras which is also known as “Dhanvantari Trayodashi” is the first day of the five days of Diwali celebration. The legend behind celebrating Dhanteras is that the ocean was churned by Gods and demons to get Amrita or nectar. Dhanvantari (known as physician of Gods) had emerged out with a jar of elixir from the ocean. That is why this day is celebrated as Dhanteras.

It is believed that buying things such as gold or silver coins, jewellery, new utensils or other new things is the sign of Lakshmi coming home whole year. On this day Jaipur markets like Tripolia Bazaar, Johari Bazaar gets all bustled up with the people as everyone is busy buying the things.

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Roop Chaturdashi

The second day is Roop Chaturdashi which is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas or Choti Diwali. After a month-long cleaning of the home, it is time to deck up ourselves. It is believed that on this day it is very important to take care of one’s body and also improving one’s appearance through external means. In the old days, women used to apply ubtan to get that natural glow and now they go to parlours to get the festive look.

Whatever you opt for, this day signifies that you need to glow & shine like Diwali lights.

Diwali

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This is the main day and marks the return of Lord Rama along with wife Sita to their kingdom from 14 year-long exile after defeating Ravana. When Rama, Sita and Lakshaman were back, the people of Ayodhya celebrated the return of their king by illuminating the earthen diyas and bursting firecrackers. Hence, Diwali is the celebration of Homecoming. We light up homes, wear new clothes, prepare lots of delicacies and offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi. No matter where you are Jaipurites love to come back home to be with their family, and this is the true essence of this festival of Diwali.

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Govardhan Pooja

The fourth day is Govardhan Pooja or Annakoota, people show their gratitude towards Lord Krishna by offering various types of food. The story behind this day is that, once Lord Indra got angry for the villagers had stopped offering him lavish meals which in return he promised good rains for their crops. So he flooded the village and soon it was underwater. Lord Krishna then came to their rescue by lifting the huge Govardhan Mountain on his little finger.

Bhai Dooj

Last day is called Bhai Dooj which celebrates the love of brother and sister. On this day, women pray to God for the long and prosperous lives of their brother and apply ‘tilak’ on their foreheads. According to mythology, on this day Yamraj visited his sister Yami, where she welcomed him with an aarti, applied tilak and offered sweets. Moved by his sister’s love he declared that any brother who received ‘tilak’ from his sister shouldn’t be afraid of death.

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Now, that you know the significance of the five days of Diwali, go ahead and take part in the rituals and celebrations this Diwali with great enthusiasm. But remember to play eco-friendly Diwali and avoid bursting crackers for the sake of our environment.

Wishing you all a Joyful & Safe Diwali!

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Fun-Filled Events in the Month of September

With the monotonous life routines what keeps us going are the frolicsome events that release the stress off from our mind for time being. Beyond culture and heritage, Jaipur is also growing into an entertaining hub and with the blend of culture, art and modernity Pink City has become one hell of a happening place. And that is why every month we bring to you the list of all the events happening around the city.

So, buckle up as the upcoming month is going to be Legen-wait for it…Dary! LEGENDARY!

  1. Awaaz Studio Original Covers

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Date & Time: 1st September, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Venue: Clarks Amer

 

  1. Ganesh Chaturthi

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2nd September

It’s that time of the year again when the world celebrates the birthday of its legendary god by grooving on these beats. There’s fun, madness and passion in this festival of Ganesh Chaturthi  in Jaipur.

 

  1. The Underdogs |Jaipur 2.0

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Date & Time: 1st September, 5 pm

Venue: Fat Lulu’s

 

  1. NAAV September Soiree’

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Date & Time: 6th – 7th September, 11 am- 8 pm

Venue: 130, Frontier Colony, Adarsh Nagar

 

  1. The Monsoon Festival Design Mela

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Date & Time: 6th – 7th – 8th September, 11 am- 8 pm

Venue: Jaipur Modern Kitchen

 

  1. AM:PM Trunk Show

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Date & Time: 6th September, 11 am- 7 pm

Venue: Grand Uniara Hotel

 

  1. Stage Adda Presents – Sundeep Sharma Live

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Date & Time: 7th September, 7 pm- 9 pm

Venue: 360° Jaipur

 

  1. Baatein, Expressions Workshop

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Date & Time: 7th– 8th September, 11 am- 5 pm

Venue: Olive Restaurant

 

  1. Aadab Arz Hai!! Open Mic 5.0 Jaipur Chapter

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Date & Time: 8th September, 2 pm- 5 pm

Venue: Royal kitchen

 

  1. Rajasthan Box Cricket League

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Date & Time: 13th – 16th September, 4 pm- 9 pm

Venue: Rishikul Vijay School

 

  1. India Kids Fashion Week 2019

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Date & Time: 15th September. 11 am- 8 pm

Venue: Jaipur Marriott

 

  1. Fold Unfold- Basics of Origami

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Date & Time: 18th – 22nd September, 3 pm

Venue: The Open Space Society

 

  1. Punchliners Comedy Show ft Anirban Das Gupta

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Date & Time: 21st September, 8:30 pm

Venue: TA-BLU, Clarks Amer

 

  1. Jaipur By Nite

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Date & Time: 27th September, 6 pm- 11 pm

Venue: City Palace

 

  1. Navyata Exhibition

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Date & Time: 29th – 30th September, 10 am- 9 pm

Venue: Rajput Sabha Bhawan

 

  1. Aspiration Diwali Edition

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Date & Time: 30th Sep – 1st Oct, 10:30 am- 6 pm

Venue: Rambagh Palace

 

 

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Things every brother and sister can relate to-Happy Rakshabandhan!

There’s no better bond than of a brother and sister who have grown up together with lots of fights and being each other’s partner in crime. Every year on this auspicious occasion sister ties a sacred thread on their brother’s wrist and he vows to protect her from all adversity.

This festival celebrates the bond of siblings that holds a special place in our heart despite all the fights. But, are we celebrating it the right way or just carrying on the old tradition?

Happy Rakshabandhan

Over the years we have been fighting over the patriarchy and making this world a gender-neutral place, so how can we celebrate this festival that goes against the will of women empowerment. Through this festival, we are setting an example for our children of how women will always need a man’s protection. Raksha Bandhan needs to move on from the old age tradition to a non-patriarchal and gender-neutral way.

Happy Rakshabandhan

This year tie a rakhi on your sister’s wrist and the two of you can take a vow to love each other & have each other’s back and can exchange gifts between the two.

Happy Rakshabandhan

Let’s make this festival a celebration of sibling love!