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Diwali: Then Vs Now

Nostalgia is a beautifully relaxing feeling. Every time we think of the good old days, they leave our faces with a chipper yearning grin. Now is the time for Diwali, we want to take you back into the good old days – we want to make you smile, enjoy and laugh. We want to remind you of how celebrating Diwali with family was as compared to what it is now. So, let’s reminisce the memorable moments and see how amusingly life has changed, and how adulting has changed us:

Freedom to eat- 

Then: Literally gorging on every other mithai.

Now: No more sweets please for me! I am on the Keto Diet.

sweets at holi

Celebrating with family

Then: Looking like a family straight outta Hum Saath Saath Hain.

Now: Trying to juggle between marriage/work/college life and family life.

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Enjoying Holidays

Then: At least 10 days holiday from school.

Now: Getting barely 3 days holiday at work.



Bursting crackers

Then: Bursting crackers till 2:00 am.

Now: Realising we were unaware of the environmental damage it did and shifting to No crackers wali Diwali.


Receiving gifts 

Then: Receiving lots of chocolates and sweets from all the uncles, aunties and padosies.

Now: Worrying about giving gifts to everyone!


100 metres away from Rangoli rule

Then: “Do not play near the rangoli!”

Now: “Rangoli banane mein madat karna zara”


No-makeup rule

Then: Dreaming of wearing mom’s makeup.

Now: Wearing your own collection!


No tension of cooking snacks and decorations

Then: Playing in the streets.

Now: “Beta baazar jaakar 2 kilo gende ke phool le aa!” or Let’s do some decorations


Buying earthen diyas

Then: Buying earthen diyas and decorating them at home.

Now:  Buying readymade fancy diyas. Who has got that much time?



Visiting family and friends

Then: Being dragged to others’ homes by mom and dad for Diwali Milan

Now: Sending WhatsApp wishes.



Times may have changed but we still cheer up when it’s Diwali time while fondly cherishing some old memories.

Tag your family and remind them of your beautiful festive journey! 😀


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8 Gifts You Can Get In Jaipur For Your Sister On Rakhi

However much you may love you sister but all the year round you will spend a lot of time fighting with her or teasing her until the day of Rakhi comes. This is the day when you want to show her how much you care for her and love her. Not just you but your sister too waits for this day, when she gets to tie Rakhi on your wrist and knows that today is the day when you will not tease her for anything and rather show your love in form of beautiful gifts and make up for the whole year. Given the importance of this occasion, Jaipur Beat decided to help the brothers in Jaipur to find out the perfect Rakhi gift for their sisters.

1.) Kurtas

Every Indian girl treasures kurtas! Traditional yet voguish, this colourful garment never goes out of rage. Available in diverse ranges, these go with every body type and can be purchased from the nearest Gulaab Chand stores. However, if you prefer the fascinating range of dyed and block printing fabrics which are quality of textiles of Rajasthan, run to Sikar Market.kurta2.) Junk Jewellery

Not only is it responsible for complementing attires, but is the sole reason behind enhancing the beauty of a woman. The splendor of junk jewellery adds to their charm. Which place other than our very own wall city could be better for the purpose? Grab the best junk jewellery of Jaipur from Chandpol Bazaar, Kishanpol Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and of course Johari Bazaar.junk3.) Sarees

Indeed the most beautiful piece of cloth that adds to the Indian grace, a gift that would never fail to impress a girl. Always worth your money, give your sisters the elegant collection of Janank Nandini. For fabulous synthetic collection and party wear, make your way to Paras Sarees. For Bandhej, a print that Japurites crave for, visit M.S. Bandhani. At the same time, if you strive for unique patters, then Sattva sarees can fulfil your wish.saree4.) Hampers

All in one, that’s the best deal! Send her rakhis, cards, flowers, cakes, chocolates along with ladooooos. YES! You heard it right. Ferns n Petals are offering rousing wide-ranged packages. Make your sister feel special this hamper5.) Customized Gifts

Who does not dote on personalized gifts? Give your sister the cutest surprise ever by getting her photo printed on a mug, cushion, or a t-shirt. If you cherish such ideas, Apeksha Art and Frame in MGF Mall is your ideal destination. Hurry up and place your orders before the special day!!customised6.) Treat

Is she a foodie? Does she believe in the notion of ‘Good food, good mood’?  If she does, nothing could be more exciting than taking her out for a bite. Moreover, having a picturesque atmosphere would make your day even more joyous. If you want to nosh in front of a breathtaking show of hot air balloons, stunning Hawa Mahal or aesthetics of Amer Fort, rush to The Tattoo Café, or The Stag Roof Top. Trust us; you would want to savour such moments!treat7.) Books

If your sister is a bibliophile, then gifting these would make her absolutely gleeful. Crossword is where you’ll find the latest book collection. From RomComs to Fictions, they have it all there!books18.) Spa Vouchers

Being the reason behind your sister’s relaxation is also a nice idea. Be unique and give your sister a luxurious spa in O2 Spa, Seven Seas Spa, Zivaya or any other nearby spa.spaHope this will save you a lot of time and help you find the perfect gift. 🙂