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Hidden Treasures enthralled Jaipurites with unique shopping and entertainment experiences


We are almost ready for entering the spring with fresh energies and new wave of fashion and lifestyle.  With this, Jaipur is finally witnessing the buzz that started in December about ‘Hidden Treasures‘ and today we can say it is no ordinary lifestyle exhibition but something to vouch for. Each aspect of this fashion and lifestyle exhibition brought a whole new dimension to the entire visual experience at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.


On its very first day, fashion and lifestyle enthusiasts from different parts of the city and neighboring cities poured into the enigmatic venue of Diggi Palace and we’re sure that the glimpses of its first day will leave you mesmerized.

Get a feel from the first day of the exhibition –


With the lovely and unique collection at display from remotes of the country and abroad, Hidden Treasures exhibition was surely a treasure trove of exciting stuff for self and home. Each stall of the exhibition was flourishing with beautiful jewellery, accessories, clothing from various brands, shoes, home and furnishing, stuff from the ones supported by NGOs, children wear, kids accessories, health & beauty products and what not.

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Not to miss, the engaging activities like live music, open mic and drool worthy food stalls, were added perks to smartly spend a weekend afternoon at the exhibition that had everything to offer viz shopping, music, dance and most important food !

VenueDiggi Palace

Date: 23rd-24th February






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7 Truths You Must Know About Jaipur Literature Festival Before It Begins

Here’s the beginning of a new year and Jaipur is set to invite thousands of enthusiasts from all around the globe to tag along the lines of literature. It is the season of Jaipur Literature Festival!

The most awaited, five-day fest woos people from all walks of life to emerge in the most intellectual set up of the city. The air is charged with skills & ideas and colours exude the scene to merge in with the pink of Jaipur.

But let’s call a spade a spade here, not all the flock that gears up for the festival belongs to the house of literati. There are boatful of people who don’t even bother attending sessions and while we’re at it, not every speaker or writer has knowledge enough to claim to fame.

Here’s the truth about JLF:

1.     Rule of the jungle

If you’re not in a typical Kurta, with a not-so-necessary Jhola, a Bindi, which you probably stole from your mother’s collection or those tiring, heavy jhumkis, are you even into literature at all?

What’s more important than being on time for the session is being on point with your attire. Heavy ornaments, thick fake accents and fusion of traditional with contemporary fashion have become the code for JLF.

2.     A selfie sees no time and place

You will easily find people standing in the middle of the way while you’re getting late for the session, clicking selfies oblivious of all the “may I pass?” that come along during the extremely important photo shoot. There’s always a person who will stop anywhere for a perfect selfie.

3.     Save me a seat….oops! too late

It is impossible to find a seat for that one session you decided to attend the minute the schedule was out. Unless you come hours before and attend the sessions before it, just to save that seat, a nice place to sit is unattainable.

4.     Photographers & Bloggers’ paradise

JLF has so many genres that the presence of your favourite one is a definite. Be it fashion, food, decoration, people, art, music and obviously, literature, photographers bloggers will find endless topics to fill their blogs with the most trending stuff out there.

5.     Chance to spot your role model

JLF is a house full of eminent people. It has celebrities for its speakers and guests. There’s a chance that you could catch a glimpse of your role model but there’s also a possibility that that is all their bodyguards will let you see of him/her.

6.     Secretly, we all know it’s ridiculously overpriced

The stalls sell everything at such high prices that all you can do is window shop and pretend that you’ll buy it later. But when you’re starving, unfortunately, you’ll have to pay 250 for a 50 rupee Vada Pav.


Even after all this, it is the excitement to be a part of the fest that makes everything justifiable. So, this razzle dazzle starts making sense and the wacky getup becomes a new trend and makes people fonder of the festival. It doesn’t matter then to indulge into literature with the likes of those who actually have the understanding of it but indulge equally into the extraordinary ambience that the place gushes.

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5 Events In Jaipur That Will Make December A Memorable One

Winter comes, summer fades, sky appears of different shades. Let us welcome cozy December where you are in the mood to sip a hot cup of tea, read your book in calm and peace. But this month has quite an exciting list of events which you can’t afford to miss. They will force you to get out of your blanket and leave your ready to be sipped tea to offer you an amazing experience of your lifetime!

1.       Campout Festival

Seeking for adventure this winter? Flybolt Events brings to you a “Campout Festival” for all the adventure lovers on the outskirts of Jaipur. This two day festival has more than 20 thrilling adventure sports along with live music and bonfire. Join India’s First Adventure Festival and have the time of your life!

Date: 9th-10th December

Venue: Valleys of Aravalli Hill, Kukas

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2.       Woman Up! Summit

A big shout out for all the women out there, lets introduce you to the 3 day summit wherein you will get a chance to interact with professionals from all walks of life, whether it is sports, food, fashion, performing arts and what not. Some interesting cultural performances are also lined up for you, so don’t skip this one!

Date: 1st-3rd December

Venue: JKK

Time: 11a.m. onwards

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3.       Jaipur Art Summit

Creativity is something that nobody can take away from you. Exposure to art forms like traditional, folk, tribal and contemporary in and around the globe will be at display at Jaipur Art Summit. Moreover, you will meet the best of the artists performing dance, music, poetry and conversation for individuals to experience art.

Date: 14th-18th December

Venue: Ravindra Manch

Time: 9a.m.-6p.m.

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4.       Kahaani Festival

Kahaani festival is a place where story comes alive. For all the children, parents and educators, here is your chance to explore the art of storytelling through role play, craft work, music and puppetry. Perk up the imagination of your children and join this enchanted fun-filled journey.

Date: 22nd-23rd December

Venue: Amroodon Ka Bagh

Time: 8a.m. onwards

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5.       Dunes Music Festival

Dunes Music Festival is all set to come to our very own Pink City on the eve of Christmas. Finally the wait is over and you can book your tickets to attend the first of its kind stage with enthralling sound effects and spectacular light. Get ready to be lost in the fantasy world of music.

Date: 24th December

Venue: Heiwa Heaven Resort

Time: 11a.m.-10p.m.

dunes music festival

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Jaipur Lit Fest turns 7 today!

Today, it turns seven and looks even more bright, colourful and intellectual with the previous year! We are talking about the seventh edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, which begins today at Diggi Palace.


Fashion.jpg 1Just before you make up your mind to visit it, please know that at the Jaipur Literature Festival, fashion walks the ramp of literature! What we mean is, one better be ready to encounter chic and crisply dressed up people all around. So while you are googling books, look up for some dressing-up-for-a-literary-occassion tips too 😉

Inaugurated by Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva and the Keynote Address by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, the literature festival has over 250 authors and 175 sessions to host. The theme of this festival has five days of debate and discussion, from fiction to biography, history to music, theatre and Bollywood to media, and social agendas, set across more than one venue in a very cultural yet liberating setting!



If speakers like Indrajit Hazra, playwright and journalist Cyrus Mistry, Indian TV anchor and journalist Ravish Kumar, fashion designer and restauranteur Bina Ramani, boxer and winner of an Olympic bronze, Mary Kom and many, many more are flying into the Pink city from all over the world, one can safely say, there’s something for everyone! Exactly that’s why there are fans of literature and music flying in too from all over the country and the world, to be a part of the seventh edition of the JLF. So there are chances of you running into a lot of non-localites, maybe ex-classmates, or once upon a time co-workers, you know.



Music at Jaipur Literature Festival could never take a back seat. Infact, it has a special venue reserved exclusively for the lovers of music. At Clarks Amer hotel, starting today from 19:30 hrs, the Music Line-Up would go on till January 20th; you can book the tickets online at!


For the registration and program details, find the Zee JLF at

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DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 announced

–   The annual festival scheduled for 24th – 28th January, 2013, at Diggi Palace, Jaipur

–   Music stage to shift to a new venue at The Clarks (Amer) Lawns

–   Online registration and press accreditation has begun

The much-awaited sixth annual DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, where literary talents flaunt from across the globe, has been scheduled from 24th to 28th January, 2013, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The five-day festival will encompass a wide range of activities including debates, discussions, readings, music, and workshops for the audiences.

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is considered to be Asia’s leading literature event, celebrating national and international writers, and encompassing a range of activities including film, music and theater.  The festival has already hosted some of the best-known national and international writers including Orhan Pamuk,Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Tartt, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, Mohammed Hanif, Paul Zacharia, among many others.

This year, too, the Festival will showcase the diversity of writing in Indian languages with over 16 languages represented, including Hindi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Punjabi, Bangla, Malayalam, Gujarati, Sindhi, Kannada, and Kashmiri. A special emphasis will be on the transition of Maithili and Bhojpuri literature from the traditional to the contemporary.

The themes and session strands at the Festival will focus on a wide range of topics, some of which are: The Buddha in Literature, The Republic of Ideas (a Republic Day focus on ideas of India), Re-imagining the Kama SutraHindi-English Bhai Bhai, Alternative Sexualities, Lok Geet Folk Geet, Bollywood ki Nayi Sanskriti,and Bibliodiversity Dialogues. The session, Remembering Sunil Da, will pay tribute to the late Sunil Gangopadhyay, who had once again accepted our invitation to attend the Festival in 2013 before his tragic demise. International sessions at the Festival will explore Russian literature, the Jewish novel, Shakespeare, Kipling, cricket writing, the New Africa, Iran, and writing on the contemporary art scene.

Glimpses from previous edition

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Like all its previous editions, this year’s Festival is open to all. A new venue, the Char Bagh, has been added to the existing venues at Diggi Palace to expand its capacity by another 5,000 people per hour. The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival continues to be the largest free literature festival and among the five largest such festivals in the world, with a unique visitor registration of 57,000, and a footfall of more than 122,000 in 2012.

Registrations for the Festival’s 2013 edition have begun for delegates, members of the media, and the general public. Details on registration and accreditation are available at the following link on the Festival’s website, While on-the-spot registration will be available at the venue, guests are encouraged to register online in advance to avoid long queues. Special rates at hotels associated with the Festival are available for those seeking accommodation. Online booking closes on 21st January, 2013.

Some of the authors who have confirmed their presence at the Festival in 2013 are: Ambai, Benyamin, Bhalchandra Nemade, Diana Eck, Elizabeth Gilbert, Erica Jong, Frank Dikkoter, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gulzar, Hisham Matar, Homi Bhabha, Howard Jacobson, Javed Akhtar, Kancha Ilaiah, Kunwar Narain, Linda Grant, Madeline Miller, Michael Sandel, Michel Houellebecq, Nadeem Aslam, Neelesh Mishra, Orlando Figes, Pico Iyer, Reza Aslan, Simon Armitage, and Zoe Heller.

In 2012, the Festival hosted around 258 speakers, including 250 international and Indian authors, and over 100 performing artists from across the world.

For further details contact:

Imtiaz Alam

Mob.+91 98102 27818

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