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The Unusual Hendrick’s Brunch -An Ode To The Feats Of The Marvellous Few At Jaipur Literature Festival

A mundane afternoon was turned into a glorious one when a curious few uncommon literati reveled at an unusual Hendrick’s brunch on the pristine environments of The Rajmahal Café, SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace. While these remarkable individuals were marking their attendance in Jaipur Literature Festival, Hendrick’s and SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace decided to play host to their spectacular feats and oddities, in a most unusual way. Centered upon the partaking of whimsically marvelous offerings such as Hendrick’s & Tonic with CucumberHot Spiced Apple, The Lesley Gracie and Hendrick’s Gin Buck, in an atypical brunch setting, the sublime titillations were enjoyed by Rajesh Ajmera, Rajeev Arora, Tarang Arora, James Pennefather, Angad Singh Gandhi, Abhilasha and Vipul Bhandari among others.

Saloni Goyal and Shikha Dulabhji
Saloni Goyal & Shikha Durlabhji
Rajesh Ajmera, Rajeev Arora, James Pennefather and Tarang Arora
Rajesh Ajmera, Rajeev Arora, James Pennefather and Tarang Arora
Kirti and Nikhil Madan with Yogita Totuka
Kirti and Nikhil Madan with Yogita Totuka
Kirti and Bikhil Madan with Siddharth and Yogita
Kirti and Bikhil Madan with Siddharth and Yogita
James Pennefather with Mr. and Mrs. Gilara
James Pennefather with Mr. and Mrs. Gilara
Akshat Bhardia, Sammy Nicole Lowe, Sara Rana and Angad Singh Gandhi
Akshat Bhardia, Sammy Nicole Lowe, Sara Rana and Angad Singh Gandhi

For those bursting at the edge of ordinariness, the unusual Hendrick’s Gin is infused with the curious, yet marvellous, essences of rose and cucumber, delectably supported by no less than 11 botanicals from the four corners of the world. Created in 1999, this whimsical concoction produces a wonderfully refreshing gin with a delightfully floral aroma.

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About The Rajmahal Café:

The Rajmahal Café is set in the sprawling grounds of SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace and brings a new slice of Italian inspired cuisine to the Pink City. The alfresco, all day dining experience, celebrates carefully sourced, seasonal Italian produce with much-loved classics and some special fusion interpretations of traditional recipes. Stylish, yet easy-going, The Rajmahal Cafe brings a welcome freshness to the Jaipur restaurant scene.

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About Hendrick’s:

Hendrick’s is a delicious super premium gin, made with a number of unusual twists to deliver a most curious arrangement.  Unlike ordinary gins, Hendrick’s is distilled in Scotland in two utterly dissimilar sorts of still – Victorian Bennett and rare Carter-Head still, under the watchful eyes (and nose) of Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie. www.hendricksgin.com

Hendrick’s is made by William Grant & Sons – an award-winning, independent, family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1886 and still controlled by the fifth generation of his family. The Company distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s favourite single malt Glenfiddich, , the handcrafted range of ‘The Balvenie single malts’ and the world’s third largest blended Scotch Grant’s, as well as selected other spirits, including Tullamore Dew and ‘Sailor Jerry’.

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7 Things To Shop For When In Jaipur

Shopping, shopping, and shopping! Yes, no vacation is complete without shopping and when you come to Jaipur, then going on a shopping spree is a must. Buckle up everyone as Jaipur Beat is all set to give you “Things to Shop for When in Jaipur”.

  1. Magnificent Mojaris

The best part of owning magnificent mojaris is that you can pair it up with your denims as well as ethnic wear. Shop the exclusive vibrantly hued Mojaris of soft camel leather that are both comfortable and lasts longer from Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.

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  1. Dazzling Gota Patti Sarees

Change your look this wedding season and look trendy with Jaipuri Gota Patti sarees. Brides take pride to have it in their trousseau, so why not shop for your favourite coloured saree from Johari Bazaar and add a touch of glamour to your look.

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  1. Vibrant Leheriya

Right from DDLJ’s Simran to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’s Kavya in leheriya Dupatta, we can’t simply stop drooling over it. Buy it at this time of year and pair it with your plain kurtis and we are sure your dupatta will become the talk of the town amongst your friends.

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  1. Pulsating Jewellery

Visiting Jaipur for your wedding shopping and not buying jewellery from here is no less than a crime! Yes, we mean it. Jaipur being a hub for jewellery market, be it Kundan, Meena or Polki, you have to have a look at them and we assure you won’t leave the market place without carrying bags full of jewellery.

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  1. Speldid Lac Bangles

With a zillion of colour combinations and precious & semi-precious stone embellishments, Lac Bangles at Maniharon Ka Rasta is surely not to be missed. We are sure you will be stunned to see the gazillion variety of bangles that this place has.

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  1. Comfy Quilts

The perfect souvenir for your loved ones who stay in cold places is Jaipuri quilts. Yes, Jaipur has a quilt named on it. Made of pure cotton fabric, they help you keep cozy and warm in cold winter nights. Don’t forget to look for them in Bapu Bazaar.

 

  1. Brilliant Blue Pottery

Be it a house-warming gift for your loved ones or a décor item for your own house, handcrafted Blue Pottery is a perfect idea for all. So go on and explore your choice of artefacts at Blue Pottery Art Centre situated at Amer Road and you will definitely get handful of them back home.

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Happy shopping 🙂 

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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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Jaipur Literature Festival Kick-Starts In Pink City Today !

The wait is over ladies and gentlemen, the greatest literary show on earth, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 begins today and we are already loving it. Hosted against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital of Jaipur, Jaipur Literature Festival has entered the beautiful Pink City. Gone beyond literature, you can see people decked up in their best attires, clicking selfies, sipping on a hot cup of tea right in the morning, and shopping quirky little things from the Festival Bazaar. A colourful festival is right here in your city awaiting your arrival.

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Day 1 at Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

Let’s have a quick glance at what this year’s JLF has in store for all of us and we’re sure these pictures will make you want to attend it now !

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Quirky Decoration at The Entrance at Diggi Palace
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The must-have schedule of JLF 2019
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In dilemma, which session to attend?
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But First, let me update my social media with colourful JLF pictures
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Mornings are incomplete without Diggipuri Chai
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Pick up your brush and let’s paint it!
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The colourful Pool Bazaar
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Wait, we have 2 separate bazaars ?
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Pretty Jaipuri designed notebooks at Festival Bazaar
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Oh look what we found! Shot glasses with Jaipur’s print on it
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The Deputy Chief Minister- Sachin Pilot sharing his views on Democracy
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That beautiful smile of Gulzar Sahab is worth all the pain to enter JLF
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Look at the crowd ! Oh my my !
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Just before we leave, one last picture of the matki+pagdi decor is a must click
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Can’t leave the place before looking at this colourful beauty
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Bidding adieu to the JLF with these auto-rickshaws

 

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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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6 Essentials To Be Carried Along At Jaipur Literature Festival’ 2019

“You could be wherever you are, and still be at every other place in the world, all at once. That’s the magic of literature.”

The breeding ground for ideas and a splendid feast for bibliophiles is here again, and no Jaipurite has ever stopped obsessing over it!

Jaipur Literature Festival, our very own literature festival that has grown to be the most colossal one in the world is knocking at our door with its 12th Edition. Here’s your checklist of things to carry at JLF with you!

  1. Winter Trends

You’re definitely not going in summer outfits, so what could be a better occasion to show off that super trendy sweater, or a cap you bought this year? Or maybe those original merchandise hoodies, T-shirts of your favourite book series which has always felt too good to be worn? Now is the time!

 

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  1. Camera and Mobile Phone

Because JLF is the place where you are going to get some amazingly good pictures to grace your social media feed for some months! Also, if you’re a hardcore bookworm, you surely have some cute phone covers to boast around!

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  1. Notebook and a pen

With the legendary line-up of speakers at JLF 2019, we don’t even need to ask you to carry this because you know we know you know! 😉

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  1. That ever-so-hungry instinct

When you go to JLF, do carry that hungry, foodie side of your personality along with you because there surely are some amazing food options waiting for you to roll your tongue at!

 

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  1. The Map, Schedule and Registration Number

Who wants to be lost at the venue when you can totally get lost in books and discussions with the delegates! Do carry the map, schedule, and registration code for JLF 2019, so that you don’t miss the sessions you have long awaited.

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  1. The three B’s

Do carry a handbag, or a backpack, for you are going to need it when you see books around you!

Books! Because why not? You’re going to “The” Literature Festival of the year!

And don’t forget the latest trend of boots, they look super chic with almost anything western!

 

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What are you still waiting for? Start ticking off those essentials and buckle up!

What: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

When: 24th- 28th January 2019

Where: The Diggi Palace, Jaipur

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The Line Up Of Jaipur Music Stage 2019 Is Out !

“The earth has music for those who listen”- Shakespeare

Gear yourself up to listen to the best of the music performers across the globe right in our very own city. Yes, we are talking about the Jaipur Music Stage that runs parallel to ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. This year, the Jaipur Music Stage celebrates “All Things Music” with a diverse music genres coming together on the same platform.

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Jaipur Music Stage 2019 is like no other music festival in the entire nation. Be it world music, ghazals, funk, rock or the Blues, it has it all. Apart from some breath-taking performances by the international and national artists, Jaipur Music Stage 2019 has interesting workshops, masterclasses, talks, and sessions giving the music enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with their favourite musicians.

Let’s take a sneak peek as to who is coming this season.

  • Jasbir Jassi in collaboration with Kutle Khan– The never seen before fusion of Rajasthani Folk and Punjabi Folk by Jasbir Jassi and Kutle Khan will perform live at Jaipur Music Stage 2019.

Date: 24th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  • The Nooran Sisters– The “Tung Tung” and “Patakha Guddi” famed Jyoti Nooran & Sultana Nooran, with their powerful Sufi performances will set the stage on fire.

Date: 25th January

Time: 7:00p.m.-  8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Indian Ocean– With their unique blend of traditional Indian folk and Indian instruments, with rock ’n’ roll, jazz and fusion, Indian Ocean will definitely touch your soul.

Date: 25th January

Time: 8:20p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • L. Subramaniam’s Global Fusion- Get ready to experience a fusion fever with L. Subramanian’s brand new “Global Fusion” performance that will leave you mesmerised.

Date: 26th January

Time: 7:00p.m.- 8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Midival Punditz- The Chemical Brothers of India, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj will make the audience crazy with their pulse driving electronica.

Date: 26th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Dub FX ft. Mahesh Vinayakram- Dub FX, or Benjamin Stanford along with Mahesh Vinayakram will definitely set you up for the night and be worth to listen.

Date: 27th January

Time: 7:00p.m.- 8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  • Soulmate- The Blues pioneers of India, known for their passionate live performances, Tipriti’s deeply honest songwriting and Rudy’s effervescent guitar playing will make the crowd stop and listen to them.

Date: 27th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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The line-up is out, book your tickets now: https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/jaipur-music-stage/ET00091827