Events in Jaipur · Fairs & Festivals · Hot in Jaipur · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Happenings · Photography Contest · Politics · Talk Journalism

11 exciting sessions for those looking to carve a space in the media industry at #TJ19|Jaipur Beat

In the fast-developing era of technology, the media space is changing like never before. There is a need for a platform where professions, trends related to it, technological advances, challenges are discussed and debated.

The stage for the same is getting ready at the biggest Media Festival on 20th September 2019 at Fairmount Jaipur-

Talk Journalism

Talk Journalism has seen a successful run of five editions and now it is coming up with its sixth edition which is scheduled on 20th-22nd September 2019. The festival has been mainly designed to benefit all the professionals, students and enthusiasts of journalism.


Talk Journalism is an initiative of The Vox Foundation which aims at bridging this gap and takes a step towards initiating the media dialogue. The only dedicated festival that celebrates Media and Journalism and gives a platform to the aspiring media professionals to discuss and debate about related issues. The festival attracts the pioneers in media and lets them share their experiences about the industry with the audience. It is the most enriching experience in a journey of being a journalist.

For the students of Mass Communication and Journalism, this is a great platform where the students can meet these speakers and hear the words of wisdom from them. Aspiring media professionals can meet experts and can attend workshops by Google, Twitter, Facebook. Be a part of the Photography Competition and Quizzes. And the most important thing #TJ19 will be having HR Representatives of leading Media Houses and they will be on the lookout for interns at the event.

For those looking to carve a space in the media industry, here are few Talks and Workshops at #TJ2019 they should not miss-

  1. Restoring Faith in Journalism– Session by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Sheshadari Chari, Pritish Nandy, Yashwant Vyas and Seema Chisti.

SEEMA .jpg

  1. Is Sports Journalism more placid than Political Journalism – Session by Ayaz Memon, Sharda Urga and Navneet Mundra.
  2. State of Satire- Cyrus Brocha a TV anchor, comedian, political satirist, columnist, podcaster and the author in conversation with Anant Jha.


4. Speaking Truth to Power- The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner and the Managing Editor of NDTV India Ravish Kumar and Eugene Robinson an associate editor of The Washington Post


5. Dateline Kashmir: Post article 370- The scrapping of Article 370 and the mixed thoughts about it will be discussed by the Rajesh Raina and Praveen Dhonti.

6. Is Serious Journalism Sustainable on Digital -Akash Banerjee, Govind Raj, Prasanna, Vignesh, Shivendra and Jairaj will be moderating.

7. Perils of being an Editor- A session by Siddhart Vardrajan, Srinivasan Jain, Prafulla Ketkar, Meenal Baghel and Arijit Sen.

8. Political Journalism: Is it all about access -Rahul Shrivastav, Narendra Nath, Mahesh Langa, Marya Shakeel and Tribhuvan.

9. Tackling Information- In a world where misinformation can lead to dangerous results, it is important to know how to tackle them. Jency Jacob, Prateek Sinha, HR Venkatesh and Trushar Barot will be taking this session.

10. Presentations- Facebook Presentation by Trushar Barot, Twitter presentation by Amrita Tripathi and Google workshop by Surabhi Malik

11. The Language of Journalism- Ashwani Pareek, Rahul Dev and Sandeep Purohit

Registrations for the event is entirely free.

20 – 22 September @Fairmont, Jaipur


Cultural festivals · Fairs & Festivals · Jaipur

Experience ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ celebrations in Jaipur!

Can you still find your roots in a city where you were just born but never lived? Here I am, more than three decades after being born in this beautiful city called Jaipur, trying to discover its land & by-lanes, memorize its countless darwazas and make sense of this incredible chaos and these colours which are all around me.


As I wonder as to where to begin cracking this maze, very aptly and like a divine sign ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ pops up on the Calendar. After all, every new endeavor in India starts with dear Lord Ganesha. So this was perfect. Almost as soon as I thought perfect, I wondered aloud to all and sundry, why were we actually celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi here in Jaipur, a festival to my knowledge mostly associated with Maharashtra. Maybe this was not a sign, after all?

As I walk up the ramp to Moti Doongri (small pearl on a hill) temple to find such answers, I see the beautiful Moti Doongri fort almost floating above the temple answering some of them. The section itself is beautiful. Abutting the main Road, the road ramps up to the temple built on a 2 Square Km plane, with the green hillock rising up in the background and the fort perched high above. Dating back to the 18th century, this 255-year-old temple was constructed by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal and the King of Mewar (idol).This famous temple, Garh Ganesh and their centuries old traditions is why Ganesh Chaturthi is such a revered and famous festival here in Jaipur.


As I reach the temple steps through the complex, I am surprised to find that a stage has been set up right in front of the temple. The explanation – As Lord Ganesh is supremely fond of music, fine arts and the performing arts he will be invoked by Classical Singers from Jaipur and Gwalior in a Dhrupad Sabha in the evening. This itself was exciting. But first the ‘Aarti’.


As the sun hits the last note of the day and sets, the dusk envelopes the city. From the brightly lit halogen lamps outside to the oil lit lamps inside the temple, the world seemed to have come to some mystical apparent agreement. With the clanging silver bell in the Chief Mahant’s hands in sync with the 6 brass bells at the entrance, the bright orange hue of the brightly lit lamp for the aarti , the ‘Nobat’ on the gallery above with its deep reverberating beats , the fragrant waft of the incense mixed with the marigold flowers and the peaceful faces of those praying inside, I sat mesmerized through the powerful aarti. On cue, as the aarti got over, almost instantly the Dhrupad Sabha started.


A city steeped deep in its culture and roots, this was the distinct flavor to experience and savor. I had heard (or tried not to hear the Bhajans and Kirtans) of the usual kind in most temples /cities and not been too impressed ever so far to sit through them. This was something else. Enthralled as the evening progressed Lord Ganesha, the audience and I were treated to a spellbinding performance by various talented classical singers in Raag Yaman, Maulkans and Bhairavi in ‘Stuti of Lord Ganesha’. With the Pakhawaj accompanying the singers at such fervor and tempo, in between it seemed almost as if the gods too had descended on this earth to be a part of the festivities and celebrations. I was equally exhilarated and surprised to have experienced my first cultural mouthful of this city. This was Jaipur just warming up to usher in Ganesh Chaturthi in a way I hadn’t experienced before.


This is not all, the festivities actually started on 30th august itself and will go on until the 6th of September. The Panchamrit Abhishek and the thousands of ladoos ( of some weighing 251 kgs) have already been offered to Lord Ganesha since then. Up ahead are Kathak Performance (Jaipur Gharana) by Kathak Kala Kendra , the Mehedi/ Shinjhara Jhanki of lord Ganesha , Janmotsav on the 5th followed by the Shobha Yatra which will go through the ‘Parkota’, on to Garh Ganesh. Visarjan will take place at the ‘Maota’ lake in front of the Amer Fort on the 6th of September.


Indeed, the way Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in Jaipur is truly Special.

30.08.2016 : Panchamrit Abhishek of Ganeshji

31.08.2016 : Modak Jhanki / Shastriya

01.09.2016 : Dhrupad Gaayan

02.09.2016 : Kathak performance by Kathak Kala Kendra

03.09.2016 : Kathak performance by Kathak Kala Kendra

04.09.2016 : Mehendi Jhaanki / Shinjhara

05.09.2016 : Janmotsav

06. 09.2016 : Jhaankiyan from Moti Doongri Ganesh temple till Garh Ganesh

Artists: Parsram Nehar on Harmonium, Ajay Choudhary on Taanpura, Dr Praveen Arya on Pakhawaj, Bhupendra Singh Aggarwal, Khushaal Nanda, Lakshya, Varun Jain, Lalit Dewra,  Jyotsna, Ajay Choudhary and Shri Abhijeet Sukhdaane.


Blog Courtesy: Tanushree Gulati,  Planner, Philosopher, passionate writer, a foodie and a traveler.

(For countless years, Ahmadabad had been her muse and now Delhi for over 14 years now. She understands people and psyches through its art, culture, history, food and its flavors. This overlap of the old and the new and its paradoxes really fascinates her.)

Events in Jaipur · Hot in Jaipur · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Fashion · Jaipur Lifestyle

9 Events in Jaipur not to be missed this September

Every month brings with itself a new sense of excitement. You look forward for spending the month in the most happening ways but you are not always aware of the events happening around you. So we thought we’ll help you out. Below is a list of 9 fun filled events in Jaipur that you probably shouldn’t miss. Have a look!

1. “Fashion Closet” The Designer Pop Up Show
Prepare yourself for fun interactive sessions with 10 selected Lakme Fashion Week designers and some very reputed fashion brands. Get to know what cuts and designs suit your personality and maybe that’ll completely change the way you dress. With so many designer brands to choose from, it’ll be a shopping experience like never before. So don’t miss this opportunity and be there at Diggi Palace on 1st and 2nd of September.


2. INDO PAK Lifestyle & Home Decor Exhibition
Be a part of Indo Pak lifestyle and home décor exhibition at World Trade Park from 1st to 4th of Sept, 11 AM onwards.  The exhibited products are a blend of both countries, India as well as Pakistan. Among the exhibited products, there’ll be handicrafts, jewelry, furniture, textile and many other items that depict the culture of both the nations. So don’t forget to attend this unique exhibition where you’ll get the taste of both the nation’s lifestyle at one place.

indo pak

3. Komedy Korner Open Mic #4
Limeshots is back with its 4th edition of Komedy Korner. With stand up acts funnier than ever, Komedy Korner is all set to make you roll on the floor laughing at a mere charge of Rs 100. So mark the date 2nd Sept. on your calendar and don’t forget to be there at The Urban Hub at 7 PM.


4. Travelling Trunk: Made in Bengal
For the first time in Jaipur, fashion designers from Bengal will come forth and showcase their designs depicting the diverse Bengali culture. It’s an initiative by ‘Stylegraph by Chikkygoenkaofficial’ to expose Jaipurites to the style and craftsmanship of Bengal. Join them at Anantaya Decor on 2nd and 3rd Sept, 10 AM onwards in their unique travel trunk show where you’ll find a completely Bengali setup.

5. Run India – Jaipur
Jaipur Runner’s Club invites you to run with Samantha Gash, an Australian runner who began her journey on 22nd August, to run nearly 4000 km across India and identify the barriers to quality education for children. She’ll reach Jaipur on 3rd Sept for a 30 km ( 21 km +5 km + 4km ) run. Join her at Hotel Fern at 4 AM and support her in her cause. Participants will also be awarded with a certificate after the completion of marathon.

run india

6. Humorously Yours
Youtubers Biswa (Pretentious Movie Reviews) and Zakir Khan (man behind the youtube channel *Zakir Khan*) are coming to Jaipur to entertain you with their show “Humorously Yours” at Manipal University on Sunday, Sept 4th. Book your seats now and don’t miss out on this one.


7.  Aamelia Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition
Get ready to spend your day with some of the most exclusive designers of the country. For the first time in Jaipur, Aamelia, a budding exhibitor, is hosting a fashion and lifestyle exhibition at SMS Convention Center, Rambagh on the 6th of September, starting at 10 AM till 8:30 PMDon’t miss this opportunity and join them to know all about the latest styles and trends.


8. Jaipur by Nite
Jaipur by Nite” is a two day carnival to celebrate the rich heritage, culture and unique art forms of the state of Rajasthan. On 16th Sept, 5 PM onwards, is the cultural night at Jaigarh Fort where famous bands like Euphoria and many other Rajasthani Troupes will be performing. There’ll be more fun filled events such as puppet show, magic show, live paintings etc for you to enjoy. On the night of 17th, it’s the marathon that’ll take place, starting from Hotel Clarks Amer. This carnival will be one of a kind and not something that you should miss. For tickets and more details log on to    

jaipur by nite

9. Jaipur Cycle Marathon
Jaipur Cycle Marathon 2016 is here with its 6th Edition to be held on 25th of Sept, starting from Albert Hall Museum at 5 AM. It’s an initiative to increase awareness about the need to change our lifestyle and to create a pollution free environment. By Cycling, you’re not only contributing towards a pollution free environment, but it’ll also help you stay fit as it’s a very effective cardio exercise. So don’t wait for the change and start working towards it. Lets help create the environment we all want to live in.   


Hope you find the event that suits you the best. 🙂

Written by our intern : Avni Mehta




Book Fair Jaipur · Events in Jaipur · Jaipur · Jaipur Happenings

Take a literary trip to National Book Fair in Jaipur!

Bookworms can now get ready for literary delights!

book fair

Yeh…it’s that time of year when Jaipurites come together for the love of books!

’10th National Book Fair’ invites all book lovers across the city to come and check out this amazing book fair that will have on display some of the best books, journals and other reading material. The pre – eminent event is counted as the best platform where books in all formats, the products, services and education that support the buyers and sellers of books will be displayed. Besides books, the fair raises possibilities for interaction between authors, publishers, book-sellers, distributors, librarians and book-readers. Various engaging event and activities make this grand event an exciting place to visit. So, if you wish to take home the best books and other reading material with you, make sure you go for it.

Venue: SMS Investment Ground, Ambedkar Circle, Jaipur

Dates: From Saturday, Sep 07 till Sunday, Sep 15, 2013

Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM