Jaipur, as we all know, is a hub of art and one such art is blue pottery that was on its verge to get extinct. While there is one such couple Girdhari and Sharada, who are working hard to not just keeping their family business alive, but also, saving the dying art of blue pottery. Girdhar opened a new factory near his house and started teaching many people in and around their neighbourhood about the various processes of the art form.
They would have to depend on brokers to decide the price as they were the ones taking the products to places. Soon, their business went online on Amazon which made them the owners of their products in every sense and they reached customers nation-wide.
It was their faith in each other and dedication that paid them off and the growth of their business.
Jaipur is renowned for its cultural heritage, magnificent architecture all over the world and the list can go on and on. Many successful startups have sprung out of Jaipur. And yet another venture of Pink City has proved the talent which the city entails. Jaipur’s own company Club First introduced their Humanoid Service Robots Sona .5 and Sona 1.5 on June 16, 2019. The company proudly claims that they are the first to introduce such Robots in India, which does not follow a magnetic-path to reach its destination, and what makes you feel even better is that it is completely manufactured and designed in India itself. The unique feature of both the robots consists of its design, algorithms and it having a human-like spine, which is also first in the world (developed by Neelima Mishra CEO, Club First).
Bhuvnesh Mishra, Managing Director says that their journey started in 2013 and from that day there was no turning back. But this journey had its own ups and downs; the biggest challenge was to develop a navigation technology which will facilitate the robot in mapping the location like humans do, in order to reach their destination.
Sona .5 and Sona 1.5 though quite similar are different from each other in terms of some minor features like heights and weights. It works in the range of 60 meters and has 2 GB RAM and 8 GB of storage capacity which can be utilized as a mapping storage. The robot use wireless technology and auto-charges itself. It has various types of sensors like vision, ultrasonic, touch, laser and heat helps it adapt to its surroundings, the robots are completely harmless and developed as per the Conformity of European Standards.
Club First didn’t want to introduce a product that will force the industry to modify their ambiance according to the machine instead they wanted a machine that will adapt to work in any environment. Furthermore, they want that the technological market should not be owned by the foreign developers rather Indians should take initiative and work towards development of the country. Indigenous manufacturing not only adds to the development of the country but also makes replacement feasible. Club First assures you replacement of any parts of the robot. They wish to initiate the introduction of their robots with restaurants as it will provide a better interaction opportunity with the customer, in future they wish to extend their venture for army purpose, disaster management, hospitals as well as offices.
Jaipur Beat appreciates ClubFirst’s initiative and hope they will inspire others to work towards innovative ideas for a brighter future and be welcoming to the change that will come with the new innovative technology.
Famous for majestic forts and palaces, Jaipur has its own significance in terms of its brave warrior stories. The stories when Kings of Rajasthan were fighting with bravery at the battleground. Not to forget that the ultimate charm of Pink city lies in its brave stories of the bygone era.
People travel through this city and explore the heritage while hearing the legends of the brave heart of the city. The one such story is of HH Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC of Jaipur’s royal family.
Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh was the last Maharaja of Jaipur, as the princely states dissolved at the time, he took the throne. The legacy of Jaipur royal family has been widely acclaimed around the world, but is in no way limited to palaces, Bhawani Singh Ji proved his mettle in the war against Pakistan in 1971. Bhawani Singh Ji commanded the 10th Parachute Regiment and captured Chacharo, Sindh, he pulled a crucial plug from Pakistan’s regime which ultimately led to India winning the war.
This was the biggest territorial conquest in terms of territory. The Chachro Raid of 1971 was Indian Army’s biggest Surgical strike in Pakistan for four days, the battalion infiltrated deep inside enemy territory and carried out raids on enemy positions. For his bravery and courage, the Maharaja was awarded the Mahavir Chakra.
Then were the times of newspapers, an article was published a day before his arrival to Jaipur after the war, about Bhawani Singh Ji arriving the next day. As Bhawani Singh Ji arrived at the Sanganer Airport, the people of Jaipur were overjoyed and welcomed him wholeheartedly, it took Bhawani Singh Ji the whole day as people all over Jaipur went out to congratulate him.
The people of Jaipur have always embraced bravery and patriotism, be it 1971 when Maharaja Bhawani Singh Ji came back to his home town Jaipur after capturing Chachro, or Abhinandan Varthaman’s homecoming in 2019. The blood of citizens of Jaipur will never run dry when it comes to celebrating the soldiers of India, every Jaipurite salutes the bravery of Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh Ji then and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman now. We have wholeheartedly celebrated the homecoming of our heroes.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Jaipur, the city known for its rich heritage and culture is also recognized for its handlooms, crafts and traditional weaves. Not only this when it comes to fashion the pink city has its own style of doing it, leaving everybody inspired. The highlight of fashion in Jaipur, the capital city of the state of Rajasthan is that it sees an amalgamation of art from different places in the state like Kota, Churu, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Barmer and many more. For fashion lovers who want to see what the state of Rajasthan holds in terms of fashion, nothing can be a better example than the ‘Rajasthan Heritage Week’
‘Rajasthan Heritage Week’, is a unique initiative created to celebrate the traditional artisans and to revive the art of handloom and traditional weaves. The second day of the five day event saw the initiation of Rajasthan Fashion Week. This fashion week unlike others was done with a twist and the pink City would never have had it any other way.
The designers who showcased their collection used fabrics made by handloom, khadi and other weaves famous in Rajasthan. The famous textiles of Rajasthan like tie &Dye, Shibori and block printing were also clearly visible in the designs.
On the first day of the fashion week 12 national and international designers showcased their designs amidst amazing folk performances like Ghoomar, Kaalbeliya and live folk music.
The fashion show opened with none other than city’s very own designer Swati Ubroi presenting her amazing gotta patti work to the viewers. The show saw many amazing designs by the celebrated designer Rohit Bal, Menswear by Ajay Kumar, Vidhi Singhania’s traditional zari gotta designs and the show ended on the high note with Raghvendra Rathore’s collection for men and women.
Rajasthan Heritage Week is also promoting local artisans through ‘Handmade in Rajasthan’ exhibition which is going on at Diggi Palace and will last till 4th December’16. The Rajasthan Fashion Week has more to come with the upcoming two days of Fashion week which will see designers like Rohit Kamra, Bibi Russell, Paridhi Jaipuriya, Ayush Kasliwal, Wendell Rodricks and many more showcasing their designs on traditional weaves of Rajasthan.
Many a times, people see others who are less fortunate than them and sympathize with them as well as plan to do something for them one day when they have enough resources. In such times it is great to hear stories about people, who move out of their comfort zone to help their less fortunate brothers and sisters, without any resources but a strong will to bring a change in the society.
One such story is of Ashwini Parashar, a 3rd year medical student of S.M.S. medical college, Jaipur. Recently we learned that he goes around the streets of Jaipur city at night and helps those in need, by distributing clothes among them. Ashwini sources old clothes, gets them cleaned and ironed and then distributes them among the needy.
On being asked how this initiative started he mentioned that while having tea with his friends at a tea stall, late night, he saw a poor man sleeping in his innerwear. He approached him and asked him if he didn’t have clothes to which the guy replied that obviously he doesn’t. Ashwini arranged some clothes for him and that was when it struck him that there may be so many people in the city just like that man he had helped. From that day onwards there was no looking back. Ashwini started collecting clothes and distributing them.
Another reason that has given him encouragement to pursue this is the deteriorating situation of medical ethics. He expresses his grief over the fact that due to certain activities, like strikes by Doctors or greedy practices by a few among this huge community, people have started doubting the integrity of this profession. Ashwini believes that this practice of his can bring about a change in that attitude.
Many people have joined Ashwini’s initiative, after learning about his mission some doctors from Delhi have said that they are happy about it and they will initiate it in the national capital as well. Ashwini himself is very excited that people are coming up to help him in this endeavor. He says that name and fame doesn’t affect him, all he cares about is that this initiative should not stop. He states that he wants to pursue this forever, the arrangement of his service may change in future but he is never going to give up on this ever.
Creativity is the key to success these days. A Jaipur based company enTRIPreneur.in founded by four young Jaipurites Anuj Agarwal, Jahnvi Sharma, Swapnil Soni and Rachna Ghiya recently took 15 entrepreneurs from across India on a trip to rescue them from the hustle bustle of their entrepreneurial lives.
This trip was planned with a purpose of rejuvenating an entrepreneur’s mind and encouraging interaction with local community members igniting entrepreneurs with new ideas. There was no age criterion for the trip. As it is said, age is no bar to stop one from pursuing what he really wants to. This applies in the case of a young enthusiastic entrepreneur of age 11 and another of age 65, who accompanied others and was the youngest and oldest of the group respectively.
When such people come together, magic has to happen. This trip did not just involve exchanging ideas, interaction but also adventurous activities such as hiking, camping, rappelling, river rafting, exploring untrodden ways and more.
Such innovative ideas are always appreciated. This initiative by Jaipurites really helped entrepreneurs to take time for themselves to think, ideate, innovate, build up new contacts and understand the minds. Moreover, the much needed break with like minded people.
And we second the notion that an idea can really change your life!
Kudos to you!! Team Jaipur Beat wishes you all the good luck for your future endeavours!!