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-
Now June 1 onwards we will step out of our homes as the government has eased out on the lockdown, indeed a happy news but Jaipurites need to get accustomed to the ‘NEW NORMAL’; yes, life is not going to be the same. We no longer can roam around in the streets of Bapu Bazaar and hand-pick those juties and kurtis, nor can we enter the World Trade Park just to take a stroll, or munch on the pani-puri of nand, kachori at Rawat or simply have that pao bhaji outside Birla Mandir; as we did earlier and mind you – we can’t even have the house parties going life before. Everything has come to a full stop!
Remember these 5 new thumb rules:
The essentials: Your bag of essentials need to be modified – carrying a sanitizer, gloves, mask are your first set of essentials you need to have no matter where you go. You can skip the lip-gloss or your colonel, but missing a mask would be like risking your own life. Masks are new normal rather the new abnormal and need to be used as mobile phones – we won’t be able to do without it.
Visiting / Inviting home: For the sake of our own and our loved one’s life, we will have to be extra cautious of who we invite and whose home do we visit. It’s like the more people you avoid the more you gift yourself the number of days to live. For the vaccine is still 12-18 months away and even if it comes, how many will it reach out of the 7.8 billion on this planet is a task in itself to calculate. So when you go to meet someone, you will be “clad” in a mask and so will they be – a compulsory accessory and a critical part of our attire, it will be now.
Meeting and greeting: Handshakes, hugs were the old normal. However, the new normal can’t be there. All you do when you meet your friends, parents, colleagues and acquaintances is a ‘namaskar’ as you start to step out.
Visiting the malls/theatres/restaurants/offices: We all have visited the malls just for a stroll or to binge on our favorite food and movie. However, digital is the new normal. Avoid visiting public places as much as you can and switch to online for all your needs. Having said that, in case you visit, ensure you maintain social distancing from people and not hang over them. Imagine gallivanting in the World Trade Park or Gaurav Towers and hundreds of people walking around with a mask on. It’s not going to be a normal feeling; however, we need to get used to it. In case you are the shop owner or are visiting an office, ensure you sanitize everything before having to use it.
Ordering online: Yes, this seems to be the new normal, however, having stuff delivered at your doorstep is equally risky. So when you order, please do not touch the box/parcel and simply put it aside for at least 48-72 hours. Once done, pick up the packet, open it and sanitize and wash the items thoroughly and do not forget to rinse your hands too.
Though we know when living in a cosmopolitan city like Jaipur where people like to meet and greet and hang around, limiting yourself in every sense will surely be a big lifestyle change for us. Isn’t it Jaipur? We hope we could get you close to the new normal, for we don’t want to scare you but make you aware for we value each one of you and want everyone to be safe and healthy.
Never before our camera captured the streets of Jaipur like this. The buzzing streets of our very own Pink City with vehicles, people, tea stalls, shops and even stray animals is now still. This calmness around the Rastas (term used in Jaipur for lanes) of Jaipur is helping the earth heal. As we sit inside our homes the nature is celebrating me time with blissful sight of blue skies giving the joy of breathing clean air. No doubt, we can ever stop falling in love with the beauty, people, culture, heritage, cuisine and most importantly, Colors of the Pink city.
But somewhere we miss the nostalgia that rings in the streets of our city. The day to day actions that keeps the city going has come to a halt. The above pictures depicts the very soul of a city is missing, thus, they are all in black and white.
But if we look at the bright side all the pictures it shows how we are fighting COVID19 together by staying inside which is the need of the hour. And let’s not forget the silent heroes that are risking their lives to save others such as, doctors, police, volunteers, nurses and all those who are stepping outside of the house to serve the people. So in return of their determination we all need to stay at home and save ours and everyone’s life.
Lastly, let’s hope that Jaipur city once again comes alive with the colors and everything comes back to the way it was i.e. to normal life.
The nationwide lockdown implemented to contain the spread of the novel corona virus has been extended till May 3. This means we need to ensure more safety measures and take precautions. Till this date, Jaipur has registered 453 cases leading to 1005 total cases in Rajasthan. The situation has become very serious and this time we have to be even more alert than before. Looking at the present situation, staying indoors is the only way we can stop the transmission of virus and if you worry about the daily essentials, well there’s a solution to that as well!
We are blessed to be living in a generation where internet has made our lives much easier and with that help you will get most of the essentials delivered to your doorstep without you going out and risking yours and everyone else’s lives.
Dairy Products- As we mentioned in one of our blog earlier, Lotus Dairy is offering delivery services. There are few dairies also available on Swiggy and Zomato. Lotus Dairy Contact No. 9829258061
Groceries- Firstly, check whether your neighborhood grocery store is offering delivery service. Otherwise, Big Basket and Grofers are delivering within 48-72 hours, also DMart is delivering in part of the city. In case of urgent requirement some of the items are available on Swiggy and Zomato, delivering within 2-3 hours.
Confectionery- There is Mafix, OMG By GreenDesk and Swiggy that are offering the delivery of confectioneries. Swiggy now has some excellent confectionery shop on their group panel, and you can get different types of bread/burgers/pizza base etc. Further, bread walas are coming in major colonies on their cycles selling bread, butter, eggs etc. Mafix Contact No. 9001094669, OMG By GreenDesk Contact No. 8078641228
Vegetables/ Fruits- As we all know regular vendors are coming in your colonies but have limited options. So in that case you can turn to Swiggy as they are delivering fresh vegetables with substantial options within 3 hours.
Non Veg- Big Basket is delivering freshly cut chicken and frozen non-veg such as sausages, seekh kebabs etc., delivering within 2-3 days.
Medicines- Few online websites are delivering at your doorsteps like Dawakart or Dawa24 or else you can ask your local medicine shop whether they are doing home delivery. Dawakart Contact No. 9829059922, 6009830098, Dawa24 Contact No. 9828993990
Toiletries- This is easily available at your neighborhood grocery store and you can request them to deliver it at your doorstep. The other option is Swiggy, Zomato, Grofers, Big Basket and DMart with limited options.
Now that we have sorted out on how to get essentials at your doorstep, there are few safety measures to keep in mind-
After you get your packets or plastic bottles delivered keep it out in the open for 2-3 hours and then clean it with warm water.
For vegetables and fruits, leave them in a bowl of warm water for some time and then rinse them again with fresh water.
Prefer Online payments to avoid any transmission through currency as well.
Please ensure that your leaving the house should be a matter of life and death now. By staying inside, we are immensely helping the team fighting this pandemic.
Let us all be a silent soldier in this battle and do our bit.
The decision of lockdown might stop the spread of coronavirus but it has brought some drawbacks with it. It got us all thinking about how will we get everyday supplies? Although the departmental stores will be open but it is not safe to step out as every other human being will be there to buy stuffs for them. Hopefully there are some people who have come forward in delivering supplies like medicines, food, groceries and many more at our door steps. Even people have teamed up to deliver food to those who can’t afford it. Kudos to these people for showing humanity at this point of time!
Here is the list of verified home delivery available in Jaipur
Now that we can’t go out how would you get your medicines?
Well, your concern is understandable and seeing that Dawakart which is a Pansari Medical Venture is still continuing to deliver the medicines at your doorstep with a flat 15% discount on MRP.
Contact No. 9829059922, 6009830098
Mafix is offering a no-contact delivery which is hassle-free and safe to order breads, cookies and toast that you can enjoy while your quarantine time. You can order on Whats App or Swiggy and can pay through digital payment platforms like Paytm. The driver will deliver your order at the specified location maintaining the distance until you receive your order. Isn’t that amazing!
Contact No. 9001094669
As milk is an essential part of our daily routine, Lotus dairy are offering home delivery services. You can place your order a day prior of milk & milk products and they will deliver it on your door step without any extra charges.
Contact No. 9829258061
Delivery in Jaipur
Delivery in Jaipur are serving groceries and home essentials which will be hygienically packed. All you have to do is share your lists or a picture of your requirements and then they will send you a revised price along with delivery charges. The payment will be done online via any e-wallet.
Timings: 7am-9am (early batch)
7pm-9 pm (late batch)
Contact No. 7023766234
Oh My Greens! By GreenDesk
Another home delivery in Jaipur by On My Greens that are delivering grocery items from vegetables, fruits to organic and gourmet food products so that you still get to enjoy healthy food items at home.
Contact No. 8078641228
Not to mention that with 21 days of lockdown we all can survive but those who can’t?
Now is the time to lend a helping hand and show some support by donating a meal box of ₹30/- which will have 5 puris and aloosabzi. The meal will be prepared in house and will be given to gurudwaras and police stations from there it will be delivered to the needy.
Open your hearts and make a difference!
Contact No. 9983399033, 9829099033
All the above mentioned list are doing an amazing job at this time of captivity and we thank them for taking up this responsibility that comes with a risk!
If you know any such home delivery, do let us know.
From the past few weeks, we have been listening to and saying the heavy-duty terms like isolation, social distancing, self-quarantine, and lockdown. Most of which are quite new to the people and not knowing what it means may result in ignorance and may not take it very seriously.
As the cases of COVID-19 are rising, it’s time that we once again awaken you and help you all understand that what these terms mean and why is it so important to practice these concepts- the only way to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
At this critical time, everyone should be practicing social-distancing, which means to avoid a physical encounter with other people to decrease the transmission risk. Refrain from forming or joining larger groups of people. Completely stop going to the movie theatre, concert, sports events, religious occasions, offices, mall and all sorts of non-essential social gatherings.
This doesn’t mean you have to sit at home all day; you could work from home, attend online classes, go to a grocery or go for a walk but with precautionary measures and must avoid interacting in groups or a sick person. So, this for the people who aren’t showing any symptoms of COVID-19 and have not been exposed to the virus.
Quarantine is for the people who have traveled from a foreign country and have been in close contact with a sick person; to put in simple term, people who have been exposed to the virus- these people should limit their time outside the home, avoid transit, and restrict all kinds of physical contact with others for 14 days to see if they are showing any symptoms of the virus. As Covid-19 symptoms take a while to appear, they need to make sure that is separated from others.
People who fall under this term should strictly stay at home and monitor the Covid-19 symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath or fever, daily.
Isolating oneself is advisable to those who have been tested positive for the virus. In this case, there should be no direct contact with your family members and one should isolate him/herself in a room. Their everyday necessity should be kept separately and must clean their surroundings on a regular basis. Their family members who are delivering supplies to them must take all the precautions to avoid getting the virus.
If the person of this group wants to go to a hospital, then they should inform public health and must avoid taking public transport.
A lockdown is intended when the cases of people being infected rise rapidly, to stop the movement of people. It is a government-imposed measure to slow down the flow of people. This means the Government could shut down theatres, restaurants, social event halls, railways & flight services, local and national borders. While you may find it uncomfortable with the disruption, these steps are extremely important for overall public health and following them is the only option for all of us to stay alive.
We hope the clarification must have cleared your confusion about what these terms mean and why is it very important to follow the health protocols introduced by the Government. In Jaipur there has been a complete Lockdown only essential services are open and a ban on all private vehicles on roads. We request you all to follow the rules and flatten the curve.
Let’s be responsible citizens and follow the safety measures.
The whole world is affected by Corona virus which has led the Rajasthan Government took this decision to close down schools, colleges, coaching centers, gymnasium, movie theaters and theater halls till March 30. The step has been taken to reduce the spread of corona virus. Since there are not many places to go to you’ve been stuck at your home which means you have got more time to kill and get to spend more time with your family. So why not mix it up and make the best out of it?!
Do you remember when was the last time you played a board game with your family or spend your time actually doing something that you like? Well, we bet your answer would be “long time ago”. Now that you’ve got enough time to revisit our childhood days when there was no internet. We aren’t asking you to give up social media but devote less time on it and more time doing productive things that can do wonders to you. (Just kidding, but definitely can make you happy)
So, below are some of the things that you can still enjoy at home!
The first thing you can do is go for a walk, actually admire the nature and that way you will adopt a new habit.
What could be more adventurous than going hiking with your friends? But make sure to limit the group to 4-5 people only and take safety tools along with.
Been thinking of gardening but couldn’t? Now is a good time to take care of your plants and give them the love and care that they need.
Playing in your garden in the evening were the best memories from childhood. Relive those days and make fun memories again by playing with your family or friends.
They say cleaning your wardrobe is a good stress relieving activity, so go ahead and give your wardrobe a new makeover.
It’s time that you pick up that half read book and finish it or pick a new one. Reading a book is always a good idea if you wanna stay at home.
Another activity involves eating good food but first you need to turn into a chef. Why not try out a new recipe with your mom or dad and have a good time eating it.
Family game nights were definitely the best part of childhood with lots a laughter and a little cheating.
Everyone love late night drives and eating their favourite food, so why not turn it into a driving lesson.
As you grow up and get busy in our own lives, you lose connections with your school friends. So this is the time you catch up on them by doing a group video chat.
The web series has taken over the internet by storm and as the government has closed down all the movie theaters you can binge watch some classic shows.
So, in a crucial time where social distancing is the only option to avoid the spread of corona virus, the above listed things can come in handy plus you get to relive your good old days!
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.