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Maahi Roj: A One of its Kind Eco-Festival

Maahi Roj: Earth Day started with a Seed, imagined by Geetanjali Kasliwal to grow around World Earth Day. Her vision was to celebrate and preserve our earth not just on one particular day but it should be celebrated every day. In fact, the word Maahi Roj literally means “EARTH DAY EVERYDAY”. The 10-day celebration hosted by AnanTaya is from April 19 to 29th, 2019 with this year’s theme WATER: The energy force of Nature.

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The event is an ongoing experience where like-minded people will share new ways of living and celebrating our bond with the Earth and its element that makes us, sustain us and keeps the cycle going. It will showcase innovative crafts representing ethical fashion and lifestyle products.

Immerse yourself in talks with Dr Rajendra Singh: India’s Waterman, recipient of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize, water walks which will be the most enriching cultural experience and an idea to promote water conservation with the help of various activities.

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Explore the best at Maahi Roj, in a unique setting of AnanTaya, The Kanota Courtyard, Narain Niwas Hotel, reflecting heritage roots through historic craftsmanship. An opportunity to meet diverse & experienced talents through events including interacting workshops, inspiring talks, heritage walks & cultural tours, just to bring awareness and understanding on how we can pay tribute to Planet Earth.

Join environmentally concerned citizens of Jaipur and the world, to be mindfully respectful of Water’s importance, Every Day.

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5 Little things to plan on Rajasthan Day

 

 

Known for its rich heritage and royal forts & palaces, Rajasthan with its rich flavors, beautiful people, and heritage sites is every travel enthusiasts’ dream.

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Rajasthan a state that truly lives up to the saying “Atithi Devo Bhava”, where the walls of the magnanimous palaces tell the tales of our glorious past that is filled with valor and heroism.

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This is our Rajasthan. Let’s experience the colorful Rajasthan today on the 70th Rajasthan Diwas through the eyes of Jaipur Beat!

  1. Visit magnificent forts and palaces

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Rajasthan is the land of forts and palaces. Whether it is the Amer or Jaiagarh Fort of Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur or the royal Chittorgarh Fort or the magnificent Kumbhalgarh Fort, these forts and palaces are world famous for their ornate architecture.

These forts and palaces are worth a visit if you want to experience and know more about the royal history of the majestic Rajasthan.

  1. Stay at one of the luxurious havelis

 

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Relive the charm of royal times as you stay at the royal homes converted into heritage hotels now.

These havelis still breathe the times of yore and give travelers a taste of royalty with warmth. The beautifully restored havelis reflect the style and elegance of royals.

  1. Visit the vibrant markets 

 

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Rajasthan is a fun and frolic state and so is its clothing. The traditional outfit usually comprises a colourful Bandhej or Lehariya dupatta for the women and a vibrant Bandhani turban for the men. Jaipur, being the capital of Rajasthan, is also the fashion capital of the state.

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Every tourist in Rajasthan knows that Johri Bazaar and Bapu Bazar are globally popular for their authentic gold and silver jewellery as well as for the traditional handicrafts. Take a tour of the market and get your hands on exquisite pieces of art and jewellery here. The market is a tourist attraction in its own right.

  1. Taste the royal Rajasthani cuisine 

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There is nothing that can match the royal Rajasthani cuisine. Taste the authentic Rajasthani flavors with a touch of warm hospitality. Traditional Dal Baati Churma, Ker Sangri, Gatta Curry, or the none vegetarian Lal Maans along with mouth-watering kachoris or Mirchi Bada have always been every local’s favorite.

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  1. Get in tune with the melody of its Fairs and Festivals 

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The colorful kaleidoscope of Rajasthan is filled with multitude of fairs and festivals. Throughout the year numerous festivals are being held in different parts of the state. Be it Teej fair of Jaipur, Marwar festival of Jodhpur, Pushkar Camel fair, our Rangeela Rajasthan allows you to soak into the tunes of vibrant melody and foot tapping dance moves.

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Aren’t we so fortunate to be able to be residing in Rajasthan, the marvelous destination that has so much to offer to everyone?

Happy 70th Rajasthan Diwas to all!

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6 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss Playing Holi

Holi, the joyous festival of colours and celebrations is one of the most awaited festivals in Jaipur. Everywhere you can spot Jaipurites purchasing different shades of colours, pichkaris and how can we miss everyone’s favourite water balloons! In every temple, you can see Phaag utsav being celebrated with great razzmatazz.

You must be thinking that every Jaipurite loves this festival, you got that wrong! Some people believe that the colours of Holi are not good for the skin and they are harmful to the environment too. But guess, what with proper precautions taken, this festival is as healthy as you can think. Here are the reasons why.

–          Playing Holi makes you summer ready

After a long, tiring and lazy winter that we all face, the singing and dancing at Holi makes us all summer ready. Our body loosens up a bit and we become more active after the celebrations.

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–          A colourful Holi protects you from diseases

You think colours are harmful to the skin, let’s give you a different perspective today. Playing with Holi colours and the fire that is burnt on Holika Dahan cleans the environment and protects us from various diseases.

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–          Get drenched in colourful selfies

This is the only day when the craziest and colourful selfie wins. Funny tongue out poses, quirky poses fill our social media profiles that day and honestly, we love them !

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–          Enjoy some toothsome Gujjiya

Without Gujjiya, Holi seems to be incomplete. Seeing the sight of Gujjiya right after playing Holi is blissful for all.

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–          Don’t need to dress-up for Holi

Holi is that festival for which you can wear any clothes without thinking twice. So dress as you like and you are Holi ready.

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–          Officially go crazy with friends and family

Getting permission from parents is a big task, but on this day you are officially allowed to go as crazy as possible be it with your friends or family.

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So Guys and girls, don’t miss playing Holi this year because it’s fun and guess what, healthy too ! 😀

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Valentine Alert: Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday

Valentine’s Day is here and lovers around the world are gearing up for the annual celebration of love. This is the day to tell the one, they are on your mind. But there’s a minor glitch.

This valentine may not be the ideal day to plan an over the board romantic date since it falls on Thursday! But don’t let that stop you from showing your partner a good time. Wondering what special can you do on a week day? We have got you some ideas that can make your Valentine’s Day in pink city make the cut. Checkithow !

For married couples and those living in, nothing can beat the intimacy of breakfast in bed. Prepare a healthy meal of things your partner loves. Decorate it nicely on a tray with a good morning note and some coffee or juice. A healthy kick start is best before the cheat meals that await you later in the day.

For those young love birds who live apart, a nice morning walk will suffice. Go to her place, wake her up with a sweet call, tell her to come down and walk along the streets. The fresh morning breeze, chirping of birds and motor sounds of the rising city will make the perfect companions for you two.

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If you can arrange a car, then it’s even better. Take them on a drive to Jal Mahal or along the Central Park, the two prime locations of Jaipur that look absolutely stunning in the morning. Go another mile and take them on a long drive to Nahargarh Fort, watch the sunrise bring the whole city to life which is mesmerizing to watch. Bring a hot insulated mug of coffee and Maggi for a cozy breakfast. Share your food and spend some quality time in quiet together. Go home and come back to drop them off at work. Before they leave, gift them a nice outfit for dinner later in the evening. Don’t let them open the gift until later. Let the anticipation build for good!

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At lunch, arrange for a dessert to be delivered at their desk. Order anything sweet they like. It can be a sweet, a cupcake, cookies or even ice cream. The thoughtful surprise will surely woo them. Add in some fresh flowers as well. Everyone loves a fragrant reminder of love on the most romantic day of the year. She will fall for your gestures over and over when her colleagues swoon over your little surprises!

For later in the evening, plan a happening night at a bar or lounge. Keep it a secret. Tell them to wear the gift you gave them earlier in the morning. Bars and pubs offer some exciting offers on Valentine’s Day for party lovers that you can take advantage of. Make time to browse in advance and book yourself before it’s too late.

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Drink your fill and dance your hearts out with your lover in your arms. Let the party animal in you unleash itself. Have fun, sneak in some spontaneous romantic kisses, make the night count. Most of all, keep it all about both of you.

If you are not the party wild kind, then a quiet dinner at a lavish eatery can make a good choice. The Stag Café opposite Amber Fort is a chic place to eat under the starry sky. Take in the view of the brightly lit Amber Fort along with the intoxicating smells of food and cool night breeze.

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Eating out may seem like a routine for long dating or married couples. So how do you spice it up? Recreate your first date! Take them to the same place, order the same menu and revisit your memories. Take pictures of the night. Make a deal of recreating your outings every once in a while. A cozy dinner at rooftop of your apartment, or the balcony can be a good option as well. Indulge in conversations.

Talk about the time that has passed and the future that awaits. Couples living apart can make a romantic night out of Valentine’s Day by packing take out dinner and going to some open public space to eat. This is good time to talk about your feelings. Say it out! Tell them how you feel. You’ll surprised how well it turns out without the mandatory lavish hangout at a restaurant or bar. After all it’s not the place but the person you are with who makes things special and out of the ordinary, isn’t it?

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Guest Post By: Ankit Jain

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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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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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Here’s what awaits you at the Grub Fest in Jaipur

You cannot buy happiness, but you can buy food and that’s as good as it!

Buckle up Epicureans! To prickle the hearts of foodies in Jaipur, the biggest food festival is almost here!

Ready to be held at the venue that takes you on a dreamy ride through the past- The Diggi Palace, The Grub fest is going to be India’s Premier Food Festival in Jaipur.

The Grub Fest with its first edition in Jaipur would bring together more than fifty restaurants ready to give you a hysteric food experience with their signature delicacies that you’d remember for a very long time. The culinary treasures from the most colloquial cores of India as well as the exquisite food delights from International cuisines would be on a platter for you to taste and relish.

Who can attend-

The event is going to be a wonderland for the food lovers as it’s the perfect chance for them to take in the aromas, try out interesting cuisines, fill their baskets with unique gourmet products, indulge in mouth-watering desserts and learn some of the best-kept food secrets from the most talented chefs from the country.

The organic products market at the fest is surely going to give you some diet goals and make you want to adopt a better lifestyle.

All you have to do is buy the tickets from Rs. 199 onwards on the spot or online!

Here is a quick link for the tickets 🙂

Why this is one of the best Fest ever-

Apart from the palatable food that’s going to get you grubbing, this fun fest is will be grooved up with the eventful evenings of stellar performances by well-known artists and uniquely designed games like Garry Knock out and the Sassy Ring Toss among the others.

As the evenings wrap up for the two-day fest a line-up of artists like Lisa Mishra, Musical Doctorz, the very talented Kutle Khan and none other than Bohemia are going to set the stage on fire!

This is not all! At the Grub Market, you can expect a whole variety of homegrown and organic products to stock up your kitchen with homemade jams, peanut butter, pickles and much more.

What to look apart from Food-

Why just food, Grub Street is also going to lure your heart with chic junk jewellery, pretty ethnic and western wear, traditional footwear, stationery items and much more- name it and they have it all!

And lastly, with so much to look forward to, who would want to stay up cuddled in their blankets on a weekend? Come on Jaipurites, gear up for one of the best food fests ever to be held in the Pink city. ❤

Date:15th-16th December’ 2018

Venue: The Diggi Palace

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