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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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Techno Fans Popping Up In Jaipur !

“I don’t like music”- said no one ever.

With all the genres of music taking hold in our city with celebrity concerts and band performances every now and then, the newest one popping up is the ‘Techno Music.’ And now, we have an exclusive techno fest for the same!

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Earlier this year a techno fest called “Locals DISTRICT” celebrated its first edition of techno madness at Castle Kalwar with all kinds of laser and light show, 72 hours non-stop dancing to the techno rhythms, camping and what not!

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We Jaipurites are welcoming new cultures, all kinds of traditions and choices in music and dance forms with open arms; from classical music to Electronic Dance Music, Psychedelic to Punk and romantic to metal music. One such unique genre is Techno music which is being welcomed by Jaipurites with all the love and excitement.

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With an increasing craze for the frenzy all around, Techno music finds its own set of audience that loses itself to the feel and fun of this form of technological spirituality.

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A new season of “Locals DISTRICT” is brewing up for March 2019 and it’s all ready to set a mood for some exhilarating experiences.

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Date: 1st-3rd March’ 2019

Venue: Castle Kalwar 

The theme for this year is Origami.

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6 Not-To-Be-Missed Dandiya Nights In Jaipur This Navratri !

Navratri and Dandiya go hand in hand. The Navratri brings with itself an air of festivity and how is it Navratri if you did not go for Dandiya and show some Garba moves? So here we have some must-go Dandiya events taking place this Navratri in Jaipur !

 

  1. Bhaskar Abhivyakti Dandiya Mahotsav- Been the talk of the town for the last 14 years during Navratri, you just can’t miss this one if you love to groove to the tunes of Garba.

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Date: 12th-15th October’18

Venue: Sanghi Farm House, Durgapura, Jaipur

  1. Patrika Panbahar Dandiya Mahotsav- The very eligible alternative to the Abhivyakti Garba is the Patrika Panbahar Dandiya Mahotsav. With various games, competitions and excitement around the corner, you just need to take yourself here for a really good time!

 

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Date: 13th October’18

Venue: Entertainment Paradise, Jaipur

 

  1. Dhol Baaje Re- This event is taking place at our most beloved and classic epitome of Rajasthani culture- Kanchan Kesari. Never too far for us to reach, this event is surely one of the best this Navratri

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Date: 14th October’18

Venue: Kanchan Kesari, Jaipur

  1. Dandiya Fusion Night- Presented by My FM, this elegant yet exhilarating Dandiya Night is going to take place at one of the most beautiful and reachable banquets of Jaipur. If you are looking for something uptown, this is the place to be at.

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Date: 13th- 14th October’18

Venue: Pratishtha Banquets

  1. Kalaneri Dandiya Night- Presented by Kalaneri Academy, Jaipur this event is a mesh of colourful minds and people. Dance to the sound of Dandiyas clicking in the air!

 

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Date: 15th October’18

Venue: Kalaneri Art Gallery

  1. Navrass Dandiya’18– Last but not the least, one of the biggest Dandiya events of Jaipur and this just cannot be missed. Take time to go and enjoy with your family and friends on any day during Navratri!

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Date: 10th– 18th October’18

Venue: Heritage Village Resort, Jaipur

 

So what are you waiting for?

Just bring out your prettiest Garba Outfits and the best dance moves and just get going !

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5 Things Not To Be Missed During the Rajasthan Festival

Being in Jaipur during the end of the month of March brings to you to celebrate with us the Foundation Day of this majestic Land of Kings. Exactly 69 years ago on March 30, 1949 Rajasthan was united to become a republic state of India. Being the largest in terms of area in the country, Rajasthan differs from east to west and north to south.

If you are in Jaipur, these 5 things are not to be missed during the ongoing Rajasthan Festival.

  1. Children’s Film Festival

CFFTo start with the youngest, Rajasthan Festival has something to connect to every age group. There are a few films like Bhago Bhoot, Gili Gili Atta, etc. screened for children on 29th and 30th March to enjoy and learn at Inox Cinema Hall, Crystal Palm, Jaipur.

  1. Police Tattoo Show

OpeningArmed men have always attracted people and so does their work. With the opening ceremony which starts today from 5:30 pm at JDA Polo Ground, the Police Tattoo Show are ought to leave you spellbound with their acts. Do not miss the Motor Bike Show by ‘Seema Bhawani’ Women Cammando team of BSF.

  1. The Trio’s Mega Concert

Shankar-Ehsaan-LoyShankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa- the greatest trio of music industry often called as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy will leave you breathless against the mesmerizing backdrop of Albert Hall on the 29th of March 7:00 pm onwards.

  1. Grand Closing Ceremony

vidhan-sabhaCelebrations can go on without any reason but to start something new the previous have to finish successfully. With more to come in the next few months, the grand closing ceremony which will take place at Janpath on 30th March from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm adding much grandeur to the evening with divisional tableaux of folk performances and much more.

  1. Lit Up Jaipur

Amer -JBHow can one forget the beauty of this captivating city. With lights on at all the forts, museums, government buildings, the fabled city enhances its beauty even more from every corner when lit up. If you are least interested in attending any of the events taking place, do not forget to drive through the streets of Jaipur during this time of the year. It beholds a totally different feeling and a sight not worth missing 😉

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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!

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The Literally Grand Experience Called Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

JLF start hone wala hai, have you registered ? One more time, one more year , same conversations, different speakers, varied faces, same unwavering energy – another edition of Jaipur Literature Festival, draws to a close.

What started on 25th January (Day 1) at Jaipur’s Hotel Diggi Palace, with loud drums, folk dancers dancing ecstatically, the new colorful decor theme of Rajasthan’s window with tassels and peacocks, and a warm welcome by the founders and organisers of the most gigantic literature festival in the world – Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 finished its 5 day stint today and it felt like a beautiful yet hectic winter break.

Let’s quickly rewind-

Day 1– Though the CM of Rajasthan, who was supposed to inaugurate the literary extravaganza, gave it a miss, the festival of words kept going with thousands of people in this mini university. The Canadian poet, artist, illustrator and performer of Punjabi descent, rupi kaur, managed to leave hundreds of people awestruck by her poetry during the session “milk and honey” at JLF.  It was rather a very proud moment to find out that we, the people at Jaipur Literature Festival had the fortune of catching her first ever live performance held in India. She also read excerpts from her book “the sun and her flowers” and touched the hearts of each and every member of the audience just using her words. She left with a promise of coming back to the Jaipur Literature Festival another year, and we are definitely looking forward to it.

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Day 2 of Zee JLF which fell on 26th January and was bound to get flooded by the crowd from not just Jaipur but all across the South Asia and beyond.

The king of imagination and valour of Indian cinema and music – Film Director Vishal Bhardwaj warmed a chilly morning with his intense insights on his films, Shakespeare, life and his father  in a session called ‘Revolutionary Poets: On Hamlet, Haider and Shakespeare’s Ability to Speak Truth to Power’. While he talked about the hidden philosophies in the most powerful & mysterious clips of his favourite film ‘Haider’, the highlight of the session was his rendition of Chod Aaye Hum Woh Galiyan as requested by a passionate fan in the crowd.


Before the session of Swachh Bharat was held, its impact could already be seen sheathing the festival from all sides. Starting from the murals across the road at the venue to the paper glasses sloganed with ‘Clean India Green India’, the effect of clean Jaipur campaign echoed in its benign power, without even its signature song alarming your ears.

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Another empowering & genuine session for the day was Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Manto : The Man and the Legend, where actor & director Nandita Das talked about her upcoming biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto – a writer celebrated for his stories on India’s partition, casting Nawazuddin as the protagonist.

However, it will be an understatement to say that on Republic Day at JLF, there was freedom to speech, food, fashion, conversations, but the only freedom that took a beating was the freedom to breathe. Given all the cleanliness and a well-organised event, the crowd was beyond control and post afternoon, there was no place to move and glide between any two halls.

Day 3 of the festival saw a refreshing woman’s world at JLF where not only Helen Fielding talked about her much famous Bridget Jones’ Diaries, but there were other sessions like ‘Girls are Coming Out of the Woods‘ and ‘The Politics & Poetics of Women’s Work In India’s Northeast‘ which made their voice strong and clear and were also received with plenty of questions.
Highlight of the day – The session called Lok Bhasha : The Oxford Dictionaries’ Hindi Word of the Year declared Oxford’s Hindi word of the year, and guess what it is ? The one which is easier said than done – both literally and figuratively – Aadhaar 😀

Day 4 being a Sunday looked slightly spacious & lovely during the morning hours when some of the leading economists, entrepreneurs and novelists came together to discuss the New Wealth Of Nations and talked about the impact and place that education now holds in the current wealth status & GDP of the nations, and what it means and lacks in developing countries like India.


Since literature festival is about knowledge, wisdom, books, cinema, music and all things beautiful, how can poetry be behind ?

In a literary celebration of lyric poetry moderated by Poonam Saxena, at Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se, film actor Vani Tripathi Tikoo & Indian poet & editor – Yatindra Mishra, went down the memory lanes to talk about the time when poetry aka shayari was an indispensable part of lyrics & music in Hindi cinema. Midst the impromptu humming of an old song lyrics like ‘Aap ki aankhon mein kuch’, the duo shared a light moment while remembering Lata Ji’s reaction to the words Aapki Badhmaashiyo ke yeh naye andaaz hai and how there was more poetry and less explicitness in the songs written during their era.

In some more interesting sessions like Words Are All We Have, the Indian writer Leila Slimani ,a Franco-Moroccan writer and journalist, talked about the image of a female writer in people’s minds and the difficulties faced by not just a writer but also a writer’s companions.

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The last and final innings of Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 had to be an exciting one. There was an aura of peace and closure seen on the faces of people as they had made the most of this festival in every way. Though people were as eager to have another cup of Diggipuri chai and Chulha ki roti with spicy aloo sabzi as they were to inhale some more wisdom before they could depart for another year.


Tripti Pandey – an author & the tourism and culture consultant in Jaipur talked about her latest book India’s Elephants: A Cultural Legacy, eponymous to the name of the session, and once again reinstated our belief in our culture & legacy.

Like it’s said, all is well that ends well, but when it comes to literature, cinema or poetry, the end is something which should be the most powerful and hard hitting. A similar event could be seen at the Closing Debate at JLF – #MeToo : Do Men Still Have It Too Easy which was indeed an intense debate with the topic being the most rhetoric form of a social upheaval existing in India right now. But a serious topic never demands a serious explanation, and this was proved by Bee Rowlatt & Sandip Roy while pouring their minds and hearts out, and we needn’t mention which side of the debate they were on 🙂

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Relish Your Taste Buds At The Travelling Kitchen-Jaipur

Far from the hustle bustle of Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace, lies a peaceful event where food binds the bond between family. “The Travelling Kitchen“, a unique name with a n exclusive concept where the families celebrate together with music and entertainment with the core element of food. Very less crowded and a serene event for those who are tired of the noise and hubbub of other events in the city.
Lets take a quick run-through of the event.

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Entrance for “The Travelling Kitchen”
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Colourful entrance
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Beautiful bar setup
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Stalls from the Pink City

 

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Tempting food from Zarin, Fairmont, Jaipur
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Asian cuisine at Mamagoto
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Sushi from En
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Chaat corner from Le Chaat Factory
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Eagerly waiting families for their Chaat
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Sweet Nothings by Avanti Mathur

The leading F&B brands, —Mamagoto, En, Anandini Himalaya Tea, Bakermania, Jom Jom Malay, The Lalit Food Trucks from Delhi & Mumbai, The Boulangerie, Zarin by Fairmont, amongst many others offered an inclusive culinary experience!

A well curated travelling kitchen where a wide array of cuisine is available at your end. Sunday plans are sorted now?

Date: 27th-28th January

Venue: Paanigrahan Ground, opposite Rambagh palace

Time: 7:00a.m.-10p.m.

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