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Indian Political League V/s Indian Premier League : The 15 similarities between them.

The days of the IPL are on! By IPL, we at Jaipur Beat not only mean the Indian Premier League that’s one of the most sought after cricket event every year, but also, the Indian Political League. The Lok Sabha elections take place every 5 years and serves the same purpose that of a league as a lot of parties participate and face-off each other. Eventually, there’s only 1 party that emerges as the winner, the same happens in a league.

Both these events have some similarities and we’re sure you can’t but agree with all of these 😉

1. They last for almost 2 months.

 

 

2. Spread throughout the country in different states

 

 

3. Local teams (parties) are represented by local talents (leaders)

 

 

4. Both provide some serious non-stop entertainment

 

 

5. Enraged discussions take place Face to face or on Whatsapp.

 

 

6. Teams (parties) buy players from other teams in cash, if needed.

 

 

7. Speculation of being fixed is always there with them.

 

 

8. Bollywood plays a major and integral part in both

 

 

9. People look forward to the final result

 

 

10. Social and Electronic media plays major role in both

 

 

11. Alcohol brands make merry in both

 

 

12. Corporates have a serious role to play in terms in finances

 

 

13. One would get routinely notified about them, whether voluntarily or involuntarily!

 

 

14. Both take over the newspapers, one takes the first half and the other, the latter half.

 

 

15. If you’re a person living in the country and don’t follow either of the two, there’s a great chance of you being called an anti-nationalist.

 

 

 

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5 Big Brands Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary in 2017

ICYMI, 2017 is turning out to be a milestone year for many. A whole lot of brands, events, companies are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary this year and although we are still wondering about how many brands made their debut in 2007, here are a few that either belong or are connected to our own city of Jaipur and are celebrating their successful ten years with pride and joy !

1. Jaipur Literature Festival

A festival that began from being a small and classy literature event at Diggi Palace in Jaipur, Jaipur Literature Festival aka JLF has turned into a world famous & grand affair in the last 10 years. What started in 2007, went through controversies, popularity, attracted every single genre from authors to musicians to celebrities to foodies and is now an event that has become a style symbol for all ! Happy 10 years of awesomeness JLF 🙂

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2. Volkswagen

The German automaker and the candy of our eyes – Volkswagen is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2017 and to make the nation a part of its success, they also ran a special discount offer on the Volkswagen Vento, Polo and Ameo. Not only this, we saw a beautiful video and a series of photographs of Volkswagen shot in Jaipur in 2017.


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3. IPL – 10 Saal Aapke Naam

You must all have either a crystal clear or a vague memory of the first time Indian Premier League went live in 2008 and the words ‘Tu laga Daav’ echoed in our ears all day long ! There was a fresh wave of energy for all the cricket fans and even the ones who did not have the patience to sit through 50 overs or test matches, have been seen glued to televisions during the IPL season ever since. It has gone through controversies, stories of match fixing with Rajasthan Royals & Chennai Super Kings expelled till 2017, but has proudly completed 10 years with 8 teams playing right now in April 2017 🙂

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4. Anantaya

A globally recognized lifestyle design studio in Jaipur by the leading architects of India, Anantaya showcases UNESCO award-winning luxury decor objects, furniture, textiles and accessories and is right now hosting the cultural event ‘Maahi Roj’ and celebrating its 10 years of preserving ancient crafts 🙂

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5. Vogue

One of the leading fashion magazines in the world, Vogue entered its 10th year in 2017. To celebrate the decade of fashion in India, Vogue curated a special show titled Sari 24/7, showcasing the works of 60 leading designers at Amazon India Fashion Week in March. The highlight was the models on the runway donning the jewellery of a Jaipur based jewellery designer – Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers.

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Watch.Treat.Freak, At This Sports Cafe In Jaipur!

Jaipur City may boast of umpteen cafes on different themes but there are just few cafes that have carved out a niche for themselvesWatch Treat Freak a.k.a. WTF sports café is one amongst all such cafes. That’s why, when Jaipur Beat got an invitation to come and experience this Sports Bar, we couldn’t resist and agreed. 🙂 cafe view fullAfter spending a really good time at the café and getting flabbergasted with every element of it we couldn’t resist to share the experience with our fans. WTF sets the stage for an entirely new way to watch and admire sports in a social environment.

People looking for a sports bar experience and even those looking for a restaurant that has sports viewing can find this place exciting one. walldecorThe ambiance of the cafe is wrapped in the color of sports. . Whether it is the sport shoes hanging from the ceiling or the flag of different sporting nations, wherever your eyes wander, you can easily catch some or the other element of sport and yes you just can’t miss that poster of the cricket sports star M.S Dhoni 🙂shoes and flags Moving ahead from the sporty ambiance there are many sports that you can play as well at the café, which include but are not limited to Billiards, Pool and Air hockey.

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Bar Counter #WTF

We can’t miss the food part 🙂 Of course the focus is also on delivering good food in a fun, sports-oriented atmosphere. We were served some mouth watering delicacies and before we talk about them we warn you that if you are on a diet then please do not read anymore.  Barbeque Paneer Panini, with fresh pieces of paneer coated in spicy fillings and covered with two layers of bread,  WTF house of nachos, which is probably the best Nachos dish served in Jaipur city, Cigar Rolls, which had some amazing filling wrapped in a corn flour coating and Dahi Kebabs were some dishes that actually tasted well.  We also tried Peshawari Aloo, Crispy Paneer, Kadak seekh Kebab, and the preparations were all upto the mark. panininachoscigarApart from the delectable food, sporty vibe and fun games that you get to play at WTF, there is another thing that will tempt you to visit this café as soon as possible. That is the introduction of live screening of the IPL tournament. Now that’s the way you would want to roll this IPL season with amazing drinks, great food, a sporty vibe everywhere and with people who consider IPL a religion as much as you do.billiardsWe suggest that you should pay a visit to WTF soon and share your experience with us. 🙂

 

Location- 3rd Floor, Man Upasana Plaza, C-44, Sardar Patel Rd, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Phone: 0141 411 4049

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5 Places to enjoy Live IPL screening in Jaipur

The Indian Premier League is here and we can already feel the enthusiasm for the tournament in the air. We guess that a lot many cafes and restaurant across the city also realize the importance that this cricket event means to people in the city, which is why they have come up with live screening of the event. 🙂 So get ready to experience an amazing mix of food and sports at these cafes as we share with you the 5 restaurants that are hosting Live IPL screening.  

1.) Jaipur Adda – A new adda that has opened up in Jaipur for food, hangouts and fun, will soon have IPL screenings for its visitors. With an amazing view of the pink city from the top, scrumptious food delights, in company of other food enthusiasts, watching your favorite cricketers showcasing their skills on the cricket field should sure be a fascinating.

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2.) WTFWatch Treat Freak a.k.a. WTF sports café is one of the most popular sports café in town. With a beautiful ambiance that talks about sports and only sports it will be fitting to watch a good game of cricket while surrounded by an amazing and sporty vibe. P.S. – You can also play some amazing sports like Pool and Billiards during the break time.

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3.) Lounge 18 (Hotel Marriott) – If you wish to enjoy the most celebrated tournament of cricket world while enjoy your favorite drink in a luxurious setting then Lounge 18 at Jaipur Marriott is the place to be. The Lounge has unlimited snacks and drinks in the offering for its visitors. So go ahead and check out their amazing offers.

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4.) Hithbhuk Mithbhuk – What will you say to a Live IPL screening with daily new offers, great Sheesha and amazing food? Well we would say yes. 🙂 So, if these are the elements that you are looking forward to while enjoy your game then Hitbhuk Mitbhuk should be your choice this IPL season.

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5.) Warehouse Café – The café is already popular for its flawless ambiance that has replaced the interiors of previous warehouse that this place used to be. Above that the café boasts of some luxurious food delights that can serve as an amazing companion for your IPL journey.

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If you know some more cafes that are hosting live IPL screening, do share with us in the comments. 🙂

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Down the memory lane with Jaipur: Alvida 2013 !!

As we are all set to enter the new year, let’s go down the memory lane and reminisce all that happened in pink city in 2013 🙂

Jolly January

The year 2013 began on a positive and clean note when Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Jaipur for Chintan Shivir. Even though the motive was to ‘connect’ with the urban middle class, Jaipur got a great deal as the entire city was spick and span, a view that we hardly get to see 😀

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At the same time, there was one thing that sure was loved by us; Inauguration of Ghat ki Ghuni tunnel in Jaipur by Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi on January 19th. This 2.8-km long tunnel in Jaipur offers an alternative route to connect Pink City with Agra. The tunnel has sensors for controlling air pollution, display boards and cameras for checking vehicles’ speed !

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Jaipur Lit Fest, Asia’s leading literature event that happens every year in Jaipur was this time graced by the great Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who came and enlightened us with his knowledge and superb wisdom.

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Classy February

Royalty, class and pride, hail the Indian army !! The civilians of Jaipur got a golden chance to witness the 61st Cavalry’s annual parade, an elaborate cavalry drill organized by the army for the first time in the history of pink city.

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This took place in Rambagh Polo Ground where 130 officers; sardars and sawars dressed in ceremonial outfits were seen mounting the well groomed horses. But of course the audience was seen behind the cameras clicking pictures like there would be no tomorrow to those precious moments 😀

Merry March

The pleasant march came with something that is close to all our hearts: luxury and cars. The 15th Edition Vintage and Classic Car Rally was held and people were seen mesmerized as it included rare cars like a 1923 Austin 7 Chummy, 1956 Thunderbird and a 1941 Packard that happened to be the first AC car that greeted the visitors at Hotel Jai Mahal Palace.

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March came with a little hitch though. The much acclaimed Elephant festival this year was a little disappointment for the tourists as the major highlight “Elephants” were missing due to the ban by Government.

Exciting April

Our very own Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur proudly and gladly welcomed its first match of IPL Season-6 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Jaipur was seen overjoyed as the cricket freaks for whom cricket is more of a religion, could show their love by screaming and jumping in the stadium seeing their own team play.

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With this, Jaipur also got a taste of Kingfisher beerup !! The famous Kingfisher Beerup event that happens every year, for the first time was also experienced in pink city.

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Beer games combined with live screening of IPL, lots of food, dance, music and Jaipur blasted with endless masti. It was organised at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar and encashed really well on social media with the twitter world buzzing with hastag KFBeerup.

May dismay

As the summers were on the peak, every creature had their own way to deal with it. In an unusual incident, while two Italian tourists were having a happy elephant ride in Jaipur, the elephant decided to jump in the Maota Lake below the Amber fort to escape the terrible heat !!

Scorching June

The super hot June came with the sight of the largest Supermoon of the year!! Coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, the term “supermoon” means a bigger and brighter full moon. Many Jaipurites clicked and sent their pictures of Supermoon to Jaipur Beat.

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In this glorious month, our historic beloved Amber fort made it to the UNESCO’s world heritage list in the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee. A proud moment that was 🙂

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Progressive July

Bidding goodbye to summers, came July with some relief from the heat !! Along with this, The Jaipur International Airport also bid farewell to its international terminal, Terminal 1 and all the domestic and international flights to and fro are now taken care of by the Terminal 2 😀

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Jaipur created its own textile park called ‘Jaipur Integrated TEXCRAFT Park Pvt. Ltd.’ The Park has been created to prevent and control the pollution caused in Sanganer and nearby areas due to the chemical disposition from dyeing and painting of clothes in a large scale in the area.

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A two-day weekend festival called ‘Jaipur by Nite’ was held to promote Jaipur as an all-year destination. The colorful event saw the main historical monuments all decorated and the famous bazaars situated within the city walls were open till late night.

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Included in the itinerary were two cultural evenings showcasing live music, fashion show, sound and light show, shopping, food and drinks at the City Palace and Hotel Clarks Amer.

The happening August

As the rain showered Jaipur, the Teej celebrations filled the pink city with joy and Jawahar Kala Kendra pepped up with a lot of folk dancers performing to this cheerful festival !!

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Apart from these celebrations, there was one more thing that was seen rising and rising high: the onion prices. This was followed by a weird incident where an onion laden truck was robbed by a group of three armed men at Shahpura village on Jaipur-Delhi highway, believe it or not !!

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In this month itself, one of the best schools of Jaipur; Maharani Gayatri Devi (M.G.D.) Girls school, that changed the way of girls’ education and took it to a new level, completed its 70 years.

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Run September

With a lot of noise and excitement came chugging the Jaipur Metro with its first trial run on September 18 that was done between Mansarovar and Shyamnagar stations. The metro when it begins will hopefully ease off a lot of traffic issues and transport facilities in the pink city.

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Along with this, to the delight of Jaipurites, started a tourist bus service namely ‘Hop on Hop off’ connecting all major tourist spots and market places of Jaipur.

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Sporty October

Even though we love October for a plenty of reasons, this time it was for Indian cricket and the great wall of India. Yes, you got it right ! The gentleman of Indian cricket and then skipper of Rajasthan Royals, Rahul Dravid, retired after winning every match that he played in the S.M.S Stadium, Jaipur in 2013.

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Moreover, in the ODI series of India vs Australia, Jaipur became the city to host India’s biggest ODI victory so far against the Kangaroos 😀 India recorded its highest successful run chase in this match scoring a 362 against 359 by Aussies with 9 wickets and 39 balls remaining.

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Sweet November

As the cold winds entered the domains of Jaipur, it celebrated 286 years of its foundation on November 18 with a lot of dhoom-dhaam !!

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This time, Jaipur hosted its first Art Summit at Jawahar Kala Kendra 😀 It was a true pleasure to watch the royal Rajasthan’s art being expressed in the forms of canvas, visual and digital art, sculptures, interactive art and other contemporary and folk-centric expressions.

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For the first time ever, Jaipur hosted an electric concert ‘Rahmanishq’ by none other than the Oscar winning and soul touching music maestro A.R. Rahman, who came and sizzled the city with his voice.

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Chilly December

Like it is said ‘Last but not the least’, this year December was surely the month that changed everything for the pink city. Rajasthan State Assembly Elections were held on 1st December with a voter turnout of approx. 74%, that was the highest ever for the state. With clear majority, BJP won the elections and Vasundhara Raje replaced Ashok Gehlot as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

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Along with the new CM, came vrooming into our lives the brand that defines what bikes are all about; Harley-Davidson. Harley opened its first showroom in Jaipur at Sahakar Marg, while the owners celebrated it with a huge launch party and a rally of bikes.

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 After an eventful 2013, just hold your breath and get set for another year, that is about to begin !!

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IPL charm casing the Pink City in its colors!

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Spin, Wide ball, it’s a Six, Halla ‘bol’!! Yes the season is back again with a bang! The cricket fans are thrilling and already going gaga with the anticipation of IPL 2013– thrilling than ever, zealous than ever and crazier than ever. IPL matches are meant to take the cricket insanity to a next level.

This year, nine teams are vying for the one ultimate title and their fate lies in their very own hands (of course! On their performance). The year is going to add more action, more zeal and more competition to the IPL. This year each and every team is balanced and has capabilities to clinch first spot.

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IPL 6 is expected to be a huge success, in fact, the most successful IPL season ever. The crowd has continued to fill the stadiums and TRP (television rating percentage) is rising continuously. In fact internet viewership has risen up to 56 percent this year. And fashion is not lagging behind anywhere. Designers have already predicted the style codes for this IPL season. Delhi based designer Malini Ramani quotes “I think it’s great to be well-attired while watching the game, but one has to feel good as well. I’d vote for wearing something that blends into the energy of the game. Since this is summer, women could go for a classic crisp white shirt and denims. A white shirt dress with big aviators, light shoes to match and a tote also makes for cricket chic,” Cricket TV show host and game aficionado Mandira Bedi feels what one wears depends on where one is sitting in the stands. “If it’s in the special invitee box, you should go with wide-leg trousers, a smart top and few accessories. But if you’re in the stands, then jeans and a casual shirt or top will do.”

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Beside fashion IPL is strongly connected to the tourism industry. During IPL cities are hit not just with Indian tourists but with inflow of foreign tourists as well. Some decide to watch IPL during their trip or some land down especially to watch IPL matches. Particularly, Australian tourists are lured by their favorite Australian cricketers. They come to watch their favorite cricketers. Overall, cricket, particularly, IPL seems to contribute a lot to the tourism industry of India.

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Let’s now peep into the real game. Well, we are talking about the performances of our team at IPL. Our “Rajasthan Royals” have been playing well till now. By far, “RR” led by Indian player Rahul  Dravid has played five matches and has carried the day in four of them,. At the moment its leading the charts and we hope that it keeps the ball rolling.

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The team will have its next match in Jaipur on 27th April at the Sawai Man Singh stadium. We are keeping you updated with the schedule of matches that Rajasthan Royals will be playing on home grounds. Let’s have a look:

Date Time Teams Venue
27.04.2013 16:00 IST Rajasthan Royals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
29.04.2013 16:00 IST Rajasthan Royals VS Royal Challengers Bangalore                    Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
5.05.2013 20:00 IST Rajasthan Royals VS Pune Warriors India Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
7.05.2013 16:00 IST Rajasthan Royals VS Delhi Daredevils Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
12.05.2013 20:00 IST Rajasthan Royals VS Chennai Super Kings Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Will Rajasthan Royals come home with flying colors? Will the team repeat the history? Will 2013 trophy belong to royals of Rajasthan? Fingers  crossed!!

Halllaaaa Bollllll……….Zor se Bolllll!!!!!

 

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No IPL matches in Jaipur ?

This news might just not be a good news for cricket enthusiasts in the pink city. Tug of war between Rajasthan Sports Council (RSC) and Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) due to investigation against players of Rajasthan Royals and unpaid rent of stadium, has raised questions on IPL matches to be played from April 6 in Jaipur. According to sources connected to the RCA and Rajasthan Royals, in  case the high level government did not intervene soon, then the IPL matches in Jaipur, can be shifted to Ahmedabad .