It’s already three months since we are locked down in our houses due to the rising COVID situation. Can you believe it’s been 3 months without going out for parties or events that too when the celebartory month of Saawan is going to start very soon?
Jaipur is a cultural heaven, always brimming with action has now adapted to the new normal through Virtual Events in Jaipur. In Jaipur too we have multiple virtual events and conferences for you to attend. So, you can be anywhere in the world and attend events online. Let’s have a quick look-
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!
A skyline of golden vastness, the sprawling ramparts and intimidating palaces: Jaipur the land of gracious hosts and sumptuous feasts has inspired a whole range of creative people.
No doubt, the reason that the city has made it to the UNESCO’s Creative City Network as City of Crafts and Folk Arts in the year 2015.
Going back to 18th century, Jaipur city was called the House of the 36 Industries (Chattis Karkhanas) for being a historical trade centre largely supported by crafts and folk art, including painting, carving and jewellery and sustaining its rich cultural heritage, through its traditions, culture, festivals and fairs.
Since Jaipur is known for its vintage-inspired yet the exquisite style of jewellery across the world and from being an emerald cutting destination to the hub of fine art like meenakari, jadau and gemstone jewellery, the city has come a long way!
In virtue of this, Jaipur also attracts global jewellery business houses as well as designers through the grand and distinctive jewellery shows like JJS December Show and JAS the Jewellers Association ShowApril Show that is taking city’s gems and jewellery to newer heights.
Jewellers Association Show is the one among the most prestigious jewellery shows, which is hosted in Jaipur in the month of April! Being one of the largest B2B & B2C shows in North India, JAS promises plenty of opportunities to network and connect in a healthy business environment every year.
What makes JAS2020 more intriguing is the launch of JEA- Jewellery Eminence Awards! A jewellery competition that’s unique, exciting and grander than ever and is open to students, designers, jewellers and artisans, isn’t it wonderful!?
Launched in a flamboyant evening at the Royal Orchidon Monday, 3rd February 2020 amidst a grand gathering in Jaipur, JEA aims to celebrate the magnificence of jewellery designing with great craftsmanship and innovative ideas. Watch it to belive the grandiosity of JEAwards.
Why JEA Jewellery Eminence Awards,unlike any other design award?
Appreciates and promotes creative talent
Participation in 23 categories
Selection of best jewellery designs through impartial, technical and scientific methods
Industry experts in the judging panel
Recognition at the extravagant Gala Awards Night
Exclusive Photoshoot for the winning jewellery
The hype on Social Media through bloggers and influencers
Notably, JEA is a wonderful opportunity for the creative minds of the jewellery industry in Jaipur as it invites all those who believe in themselves.
No wonder, the upcoming JAS’20 will be remembered as one of the most compelling and prestigious Jewellery Design Competition – Jewellery Eminence Awards that JAS will host this year. A fabulous idea and a wonderful platform to bring out the best talent from the industry.
Stay tuned for the upcoming JEA that will soon follow. This competition is for designers and people who want to create and inspire.
If you think your design needs recognition, and the world is waiting to see it, the prestigious JEA is calling out the entries from Students, artisans, and jewellers. The last date of design submission for Students, artisans and designers in 24th February 2020 and the last date of submission for Jewellers is 27th February 2020.
Wait no more and participate in JEA by JAS2020 where the most brilliant jewellery houses and designers will showcase their outstanding creations and beyond ordinary jewellery ideas.
As we enter into the new month of February with the feeling that the Jaipur Literature Festival and Jaipur Music Stage is over, here we look forward to super-thrilling events that will take place in February. The most romantic month is upon us with Valentine Day coming up and also it has 29 days so people who were born on 29th Feb will celebrate their actual birthday 😛
So people, brace yourself up cause below we have listed down super-fun events to be a part of and make February a happening month.
Date- 1st February 2020
Time- 10 am – 8 pm
Venue- Holiday Inn
Bachpan- A standup Solo by Rajat Chauhan
Date- 1st February 2020
Time- 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue- Club Colaba
AU Jaipur Marathon
Date- 2nd February 2020
Time- 6:30 am – 9: 30 am
Date- 2nd February 2020
Time- 4 pm
Venue- Maah間, S-18-19, Adinath Nagar, Jaipur
Chess Tournament- Little Millennium
Date- 2nd February 2020
Time- 11 am onwards
Venue- Little Millennium Pre-School, Hathi Babu Marg, Behind Radha Damodar Temple Bani park
INDIAN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMMUNITY FLAGGED OFF THE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FEST
What started as a movement to attain social empowerment through digital technology has become larger in dimension and has reached to INDIAN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMMUNITY. IIEC launched EMPOWERMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP 2020 to manifest youth and women empowerment and unleash agenda that works towards eradicating the problem of unemployment, encourage entrepreneurship and startups in Jaipur and Rajasthan. Under the umbrella Festival of empowerment aims to train, guide and motivate youth, especially Engineering students who are below the average and response of society remains of disapproval towards them.
Movement for 2020 was flagged off by Mr. Vimal Daga, renowned technology expert and educator Founder, IIEC today from GD BADAYA AUDITORIUM, SANSKRITI COLLAGE MAANSAROVAR. Joining them were Known personalities from Jaipur.
The youth of Jaipur and from across Rajasthan participated in the festivity of empowerment that not only educated, groomed and skilled them but also resolved crucial challenges they were facing in their way to becoming digital maestros. Youth participated in the event to become self-reliant and be part of a movement that launched pathbreaking technologies leading towards youth and women empowerment. Archana Jain, Ace dietitian and nutritionist from Jaipur conducted a special session on ” Importance of Healthy Lifestyle & diet ” in student life which was well received by students.
Last year IIEC had launched Jazbaa through which students reflected their passion towards doing exceptional work in launching digital projects on Women safety, Kids suffering from Autism, Eliminating hunger and poverty, helping blind people to lead a smooth life, containing incidents of thefts, improving agricultural yield, reducing traffic congestion from healthcare to environmental sustainability and many such pressing issues pose serious challenges and concerns before our society.
And the year 2020 will see the focus of IIEC on tackling the serious issues of unemployment, self-employment generation, tackling inadequate education opportunities, skills to ensure success, identifying chemical-laden eatables, environmental issues, traffic congestion, helping handicaps with technology, making educational opportunities accessible and many more.
During the event, renowned Fashion & Social entrepreneur, Deepa Mathur, stated, “This festival of empowerment is a Nobel Initiative which works towards achieving its vision of “Making India, Future Ready” while inculcating entrepreneurial skills in students.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Jaipur has always been linked with culture, heritage and art. Over the last few years, Jaipur has witnessed innumerable art festivals that broaden our knowledge about its culture and heritage.
Adding to that Red Earth- an art organization is having a special program featuring Open Studio (art/sarees/design); Inner City Heritage Walks, and a Pink City Feast name RED EARTH x JAIPUR. It’s a 5 day festival that will take you to a journey towards a newer understanding of culture. Let’s have a look at what five-day festival has stored in for you!
Walk: Vastu and Urban Planning (23rd January)
Jaipur exemplifies a practical living model of the ancient Indian architectural doctrine of Vastu-vidya. This walk will explore the scientific and methodical approach underlying the founding of the city, guided equally by ancient Indian architectural / city building Vastu principles, as well as late mediaeval / pre-modern contexts when the city was founded.
Walk: The Hidden Vrindavan (24th January)
Jaipur is often regarded as the “Hidden Vrindavan” because of the benign presence of four important Krishna deities. The walk features a visit to Govind Dev Temple: the most prominent temple of Jaipur, located within the royal precinct; and the other lightmaps of Caitanya tradition: Radha-Damodar, Shri Radha-Gopinath, and Shri Vinodilal – located in varying neighbourhoods within the walled city.
Walk: Night Walk, Chaura Rasta (25th January)
The city at night, a special walk that explores the night-life of Chaura Rasta, one of the main streets of Jaipur. Aimlessly wandering through this beautifully lit up avenue, we revel in architectural delights, sip on street-side Chai, get lost in secret interior alleys, visit temples, and soak in the glowing pink beauty of the city, which takes on a radically different flavour as the day ends, and the night ascends…
A special feast featuring regional and local specials (26th-27th January)
A special vegetarian Sattvik feast, featuring local and regional specials, along with an eclectic mix of pan Indian flavours! This special home-cooked meal (supplemented by some items from specialist outlets), using largely organic ingredients, presents an intimate view of “Rajasthani” cuisine, radically different from the standard Rajasthani platters presented at restaurants.
Explore the unique taste of locally grown vegetables, savour delicate and not so delicate flavours, all together. A humble but special gastronomy experience- to give you a home-style experience of food in the Pink City!
Be a part of this unique and special program to discover one of the least explored facets of the Pink city!
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.
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.
Walk into any part of the city’s bazaars, the one thing that you cannot resist is the tandoori kulhad chai with pakoras.
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.
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?
Watch for Migratory Birds
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.
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
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.
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!
As we have entered a whole new decade which brings new hopes, new resolutions, new start to everything and off course new events. We may have celebrated on NYE but we are for sure that January brings with it a lot of reasons to celebrate. Brace yourself because this month is going to be even more exciting!