March is here and so are the physical events that we have missed more than ever! After the year of pandemic, we are hoping the event industry bounces back with a bang. Though virtual events ruled the year 2020 successfully, but we definitely missed dressing up and networking face-to-face. Let’s welcome the month of celebrations which includes festivals like Holi, Gangaur, Rajasthan Day, Women’s Day and whatnot!! Here are 11 events in March that you will probably love to attend.
P.S. Don’t forget to mask up and sanitize your hands.
1. Bougainvillea Fair Date: 19th to 21st March 2021 Venue: Vanashraya by Living Stone
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2. Dahleez Exhibition 2nd-3rd March at Fort, Lal Bahudur Nagar, JLN Marg 5th-6th March at Birla Auditorium, C Scheme
3. Jhalak- Spring & Summer Edition Date: 11 & 12th March Venue: Hotel Holiday Inn, Jaipur
4. Lagan Mandap Exhibition Date: 17th-18th March 2021 Time: 9:00 UTC+05:30 Venue: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre
5. Punchliners Standup Comedy Show ft Rajat Chauhan Date: 6th March Time: 7 pm Venue: Aisle Clarks Stage, Hotel Clarks Amer
6. Punchliners Comedy Show ft Pratyush Chaubey Date: 14th March Time: 7 pm Venue: Aisle Clarks Stage, Hotel Clarks Amer
7. Punchliners Factory Reset ft Vikramjit Singh Date: 21st March Time: 7 pm Venue: Aisle Clarks Stage, Hotel Clarks Amer
8. Akcent Live at Stardust Date: 20th March Time: 8 pm Venue: Stardust, Lal Kothi
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
9. Gulal 4 (Celebration of Women’s Day & Holi) Date: 7th March Time: 11 am – 2 pm Venue: Indiana Hotels, Jaipur
10. 7th Rajasthan International Film Festival – RIFF 2021 Date: 20th March (Opening Ceremony) Venue: Entertainment Paradise (EP) – Miraj Cinemas, Jaipur
11. Dineout SteppinOut Food Festival | Jaipur Date: 21st March Time: 12pm – 10pm Venue: Grand Uniara Heritage Hotel, Jaipur
For the art connoisseurs of Jaipur, the newest bespoke furniture & interior store ‘Jaipur Furniture’ by Yojna Jaisingh is the latest foray into the world of furniture, décor & interior spaces. Dealing in the international and national market for past 14 years as a manufacturer and exporter of furniture, Jaipur Furniture has opened the gate to a retail business in the Pink City this weekend. The 2000 sq. ft boutique store is endowed with an impeccable sense of aesthetics and unbridled craftsmanship. Along with creating finest art, the brand makes bespoke furniture along with house art and décor items by some of the most talented artisans across the country.
Drawing historic inspiration from India, the brand not only crafts furniture, it bequests tradition, comfort, and timeless designs for different spaces. It curates the finest interior and luxury living spaces to match the taste of the modern lifestyle yet rooted with traditional aesthetics. From crafting superior hospitality furniture for hotels, resorts, restaurants, cafes, bars, and lobbies, executive cabins, common spaces for corporate world to creating interior and décor for homes, Jaipur Furniture embellishes your space like its own.
The store exhibits a wide mixture of furniture and décor where the entire product range is enthused with traditional Indian crafts. The collection is admired for its bold use of colors, one-of-a-kind designs, extraordinary accuracy and craftsmanship.
India with its rich history behind its textiles and crafts and each region’s indigenous products, with their own very unique identity- be it Rajasthan’s peacock, Jodhpur’s blue, Jaisalmer’s bright golden yellow, or nature & wildlife inspired rustic style, Victorian influence from Kolkata, the tribal prints from Assam holds so much essence that connects us with our roots. To create a global reach for Indian traditional crafts, Jaipur Furniture works as an umbrella where artisans and craftsmen hailing from different parts of the country are contributing with their unique products to the store’s collection, today.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: A bachelor of fine arts and a doctorate in temple architecture, Yojna Jaisingh with her passion for transforming creativity into an art piece is a successful furniture maker and an entrepreneur who caters to the global market. Weaving interesting stories with a plethora of colors and designs, Yojna has carved a chronicle of luxury in the Land of Kings. She has unleashed her creative genius with such marvellous intricate designs, that each piece echoes a tale of unparalleled style and sophistication. While conceptualizing the furniture & decor for her boutique store, she endeavoured to find the right balance between the traditional Indian infusions with earthy & rustic feel into the modern & trendy designs.
Yojna believes that bringing the furniture to your home is one thing but bringing art is something extraordinary. Her signature design style is a seamless blend of Indian traditions, color, craftsmanship with an infusion of western ethnicities, thereby marrying the East & West in one piece of art. According to her, traditional Indian crafts and art never go out of style, in fact, they are much celebrated in today’s living. Their imprint can be found in various masterpieces around. And it is our responsibility to carry forward this legacy. Yojna continues to design and create intriguing new concepts that define her unconventional yet rooted style of thought. She affirms that design is an emotion that connects us with our customs, thus she adds soul to the exquisite pieces by upholding such time-honoured traditions. Embracing perfection in designing, Yojna makes sure each product is put together with creativity, attention to detail, expertise, and thus superior quality. Masterful craftsmanship is visible in the intricate cuts, rich colors, quality material, and detailed finishing.
It’s National Tourism Day and when we talk about tourism, how can we miss talking about our beloved Jaipur City?
The city, that welcomes visitors from all over the world. The city, that has a good number of heritage sites in the country and has a rich saga of folklore and tales to tell. The city, that has exquisite culture and legacy that has attracted generations after generations. The city, that wins the hearts of travellers from across the globe for its old-world charm including heritage, culture, landscape, cuisines, and a lot more.
The Pink City has all the things/experiences to offer for travellers of all kinds making it one of the “Best Destination”. So let’s have a look at what’s in store for you depending on the kind of traveller you are.
Let’s enjoy the beauteous Pink City through Jaipur Beat’s blog.
The History Lover
For its arcade and royal architecture, Jaipur has always been on the heritage list and a top destination for history lovers. It’s wondrous architecture, be it the Wall City, Bazaars, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, UNESCO sites Amer Fort & Jantar Mantar, and many more places which attract locals as well as travellers. Also, the Havelis and heritage hotels of Jaipur illustrate the rich architecture and grandiosity of the royal era of Rajputana. These heritage sites are worth seeing and experiencing.
2. The Culture Enthusiasts
You simply could not have found a better place to travel than Jaipur if you want to experience culturally rich cities. Jaipur will give you a chance to explore and experience its culture from close quarters. Taking a simple walk to Jaipur’s bazaars, the Rastas will offer you to witness the glorious traditions that are surviving and now thriving in the beautiful heritage city. Plus there is always the typical Rajasthani way of living where men & women in their traditional attire can be seen. So all in all, the Pink City represents a cultural feast. Some of the most popular places to visit like City markets, Johri Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Tripoliya Bazaar, etc. will help you dig deep into the cultural heritage. The colourful city becomes even livelier and lovely with the festivals celebrated here in a flamboyant way. The city observes different fairs and festivals at different times of the year like Gangaur festival, Teej festival & Kite festival.
3. The Nature Lover
Jaipur is a storehouse of exotic flora and fauna, green spaces, surrounding lakes & unique wildlife, set to be discovered by any nature lover. One of the best ways to see and enjoy the abundant nature in Jaipur is to visit places like Man Sagar Lake, Chandlai Lake, Barkheda, Maota in Amer. The avian beauties will capture your attention and you won’t be able to resist photographing them.
For such are the treats in store here that it’s hard to think of a place that is more rewarding to the nature seeker.
4. The Food Lover
Did someone just say “Food”? 😛
If you think of yourself as a food lover, there will be something to keep your palate occupied throughout your stay in Jaipur. The best way to enjoy Jaipur’s culture is through its food. Jaipur is well known for its royal hospitality and its mouth-watering delicacies including chats and kachoris which are also every local’s favourite. Not to miss the royal thali of Rajasthan, which is hot, spicy, and tempting all at the same time. The national and international tourists always make sure to try the authentic Rajasthani flavours – Dal, Baati, Churma and an authentic non-veg specialty – ‘Lal Maas’ – the best dish to savour amongst the other Rajasthani cuisines. And how can we miss Jaipur’s special sweet delicacy Ghewar?!
5. The Religious Kind
The landscape of Jaipur is dotted with various temples and pilgrims. The temples here have a royal touch & splendour and are highly praised for their architectural beauty & faith by the tourists. Whether it is the visit to the Govind Devji or Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji, or Galta Ji or Khole Ke Hanuman Ji, Jaipur is the land of spiritual incarnation. Each year, several thousand pilgrims descend to the royal land to offer their prayers and seek blessings. It is said that a prayer offered at these holy temples does not go unanswered!
6. The Adventurous One
Jaipur has some ultimate wildlife and adventure kind of stuff for adrenaline junkies. One can get up close with leopards and venture deep into the dense Jhalana Forest or Nahargarh Biological Park for a lion safari. The zone of the lion safari lies in the Aravali foothills with hillocks that offer a panoramic landscape. One of the most popular tourist attractions to enjoy in Jaipur is the elephant safari. For jeep safari, there is the famous Ranthambore National Park, which is a 3-hour drive from Jaipur. It is home to tigers and also Sariska National Park which is just 2 hours away. Those looking for adventure can cycle and trek to the Nahargarh hills, or play golf at the Golf or Polo club.
7. The Shopaholic
Jaipur’s markets, Johri Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar are world-renowned for their authentic gold and silver jewellery as well as for textile, leather craft, and other traditional handicrafts. People from all over the world love to shop here. Shopping for Jaipur’s exquisite crafts is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have especially if you are a shopaholic. From a wide range of handicrafts – blue pottery, block print, carpets, jewellery, gemstones, juttis, clothes to puppets, and a lot more. Some of the most authentic shopping experiences can be provided by the city’s old Bazaars/ Markets, an experience that is amongst the most authentic of all things to do in Jaipur.
If you are active on social media, it’s impossible you have missed the memes of a viral picture of Bernie Sanders taken at the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris inauguration. Sitting cross-legged on a chair with his warm winter coat and knitted mittens on, Bernie Sanders became an internet sensation in seconds. Here is Jaipur Beat’s take on Bernie Sanders!
Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is taking a virtual avatar this year due to the pandemic. This is the 14th edition of JLF and we will definitely miss the vibrancy of the physical event in the city. Despite this, it makes us proud to tell that the Jaipur poet, Jagdeep Singh, will be featured at this virtual edition in February. A video of his reading some of his poems from the first collection ‘My Epitaph’, will be shown in the category of ‘New Writers Short Series’.
The anthology, published by Writers Workshop in Kolkata, comprises of poems, which are about a variety of topics like vagaries of life, the inevitability of death, the pangs of love, and even on the struggle of writing poetry. One special feature of the poems is that some of them are on well-known personas like Hemingway, Hamlet, Sylvia Plath, and even the protagonist of the well-known novel, Catch-22, ‘Yossarian’.
Dr. Ananda Lal, the man behind the Writers Workshop, Kolkata, which is fastidious about the Indo-English poetry they publish said for his poems: “Apart from their originality and sensitivity, they have the rare quality in an Indian poet of irony and readiness to laugh at oneself or about otherwise serious themes.”
The anthology will be officially launched at physical book events at the end of February both in Jaipur and New Delhi.
Despite the pandemic, let’s celebrate the joy of knowledge in a digital avatar at JLF 2021!
Rajasthan, known as the Land of Kings is famous for its architectural marvel, either its forts, palaces or the magnificent temples which reflect the rich Indian history and culture. So, if you are planning a trip to Rajasthan, consider going to Pushkar, one of the oldest cities in India. It is also one of the five pilgrimage sites for the Hindu in a small town near Ajmer.
It has many religious sites and picturesque gems hidden for both, the devotees and tourists. One such place is the Savitri Mata Temple which attracts millions of tourists every year. The temple is one of the gems of Pushkar city located at a high altitude on a hillock amidst expansive greenery. Located near the popular Brahma Temple, only one in India, it is said a trip to Pushkar is incomplete without a visit to both the Brahma temple as well as Savitri Mata temple, not only for religious reasons but also for the majestic views. The view from the Savitri Temple is literally the best viewpoint in Pushkar!
Now imagine you can take the ropeway to the Savitri Temple too which is constructed at such a great height and offers unparalleled views.
It gives a bird’s eye view of the entire town of Pushkar. The ropeway has been making the holy journey to the temple convenient and memorable with its aerial passenger ropeway system erected on difficult terrain. The Aerial Ropeway constructed at a height of 202 metres, covers a distance of 720 meters in just 6 minutes, easing the strenuous climb for all age-groups of devotees and letting them be close to the divine. Ropeway has been built and continues to be operated and maintained by Damodar Ropeway & Infra Limited.
So, are you ready to rope your way to Savitri Mata Temple to witness the panoramic and scenic view of Pushkar?
Jaipur, the city of jewels made history by organising India’s first virtual jewellery award show,Jewellery Eminence Awards in conjunction with the largest jewellery shows in Asia, JAS (Jewellers Association Show) on 4th December 2020. With the theme “Colours of Royalty- Emerald and Ruby” and 22 categories, JEA scintillated screens with jewellery that was recognized by industry experts. The cherry on the cake was the talented & gorgeous Dangal Girl, Fatima Sana Shaikh and the versatile actor & Mirzapur’s Golu Shweta TripathiSharma announcing the winners!
Here are the winners under the 22 categories of JEA:
1. Best Diamond Ring of The Year- Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Jaipur
2. Best Emerald Ring of The Year- Sanskriti Jewels, Mumbai
3. Best Ruby Ring of The Year- Canarys Jewellery, Jaipur
4. Best Polki Ring of The Year- Sparsh Jewellers, Mumbai
5. Best Accessory Jewellery of the Year- Enshine, Surat
6. Best Diamond Bangle/Bracelet of The Year-
OPH Jeweller, Delhi
Awesome Sparklers, Surat
Canarys Jewellery, Jaipur
7. Best Emerald Bangle / Bracelet of The Year- Sanskriti Jewels, Mumbai
8. Best Ruby Bangle/Bracelet of The Year-
MRK Jewels Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur
Canarys Jewellery, Jaipur
9. Best Polki Bangle/Bracelet of The Year- Motisons Jewellers, Jaipur
10. Best Diamond Earrings of The Year-
Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Jaipur
Canarys Jewellery, Jaipur
11. Best Emerald Earrings of The Year-
Angel Gems, Jaipur
Jewel Saga, Jaipur
12. Best Ruby Earrings of The Year- Angel Gems, Jaipur
13. Best Polki Earrings of The Year- Charu Jewels, Surat
14. Best Gold Necklace of The Year-
Heeralaxmi Jewellers, Mumbai
C. Krishniah Chetty & Sons Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru
15. Best Diamond Necklace of The Year (Below Rs. 5,00,000)– Motisons Jewellers, Jaipur
16. Best Diamond Necklace of The Year (Above Rs. 5,00,000)- Charu Jewels, Surat
17. Best Emerald Necklace of The Year (Below Rs. 5,00,000)- Jewel Palace, Jaipur
18. Best Emerald Necklace of The Year (Above Rs. 5,00,000)- Umrao Jewels, Jaipur
19. Best Ruby Necklace of The Year (Below Rs. 5,00,000)- Raniwala 1881, Jaipur
20. Best Ruby Necklace of The Year (Above Rs. 5,00,000)- Tara Fine Jewels, Mumbai
21. Best Polki Necklace of The Year (Below Rs. 5,00,000)- Umrao Jewels, Jaipur
22. Best Polki Necklace of The Year (Above Rs. 5,00,000)- Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Jaipur
ISN’T IT STUNNING?! The conceptualization and making of the film was done by Pathfynder.
If you have missed the gala event, you can watch it here!
If you are quarantined and unable to cook or your entire family is quarantined, the first thought which will come to your mind will definitely be how to take care of your meals? That too, eating a healthy balanced diet is essential for your health especially when your immune system needs to fight back.
There are a few food outlets, and even home chefs in the city taking this as an opportunity to help the people & families suffering in these stressful times and in turn delivering quarantine meals. Helping others in their times of need is the best gift of humanity and there is no bigger lesson than this that 2020 has given us!
So, Jaipur Beat is here to share some quarantine meal services in Jaipur to help you and your loved ones amid this pandemic.
1. Spiced Up
Based in Bais Gowdown, Tiffin Tales by Spiced Up delivers home food, packed safely to your doorstep in these difficult times. From home style meals, to indulgent meals to international cuisines to snacks, they have it all for your home isolation. They offer breakfast lunch, snacks and dinner starting from Rs 99.
Serving thali for corona suffering families, Veena & Rajeshwari operate from a home kitchen. The duo have turned their cooking passion in this lockdown into a “Saas Bahu Ki Rasoi” and they cook comfort food that tastes just like home without compromising on the ingredients and products used for it.
You can add more to this thali of daal, roti & sabjee as per your choice or even customize your order.
Offering Sattvik food, the couple with the thought of helping those in need started to deliver food to quarantined people. You can book your breakfast by 10am and evening meal by 3 PM, as they deliver from 1 PM to 7 PM. Sattvic diet is considered very nutritious, and they provide a Rs.100 Tiffin with 2 sabjee & 2 roti.
Mr. Rajat Jain: +91 9875011998
Mrs. Tanvi: +91 8290660119
4.Arya Niwas Hospitality (Chitra Cafeteria & Amaltas by Om Niwas)
For those wanting Indian & International vegetarian cuisine, the restaurant customizes and prepares as per your taste. They analyzed that food is the major problem facing for quarantined families & individuals, especially for the elders who are skeptical about outside food. Hence already known for their homemade like taste, they initiated with this service.
2 months ago, Shefali Jain started this quarantine food service along with her husband and family. Professionally, a doctor & lecturer in Subodh College, Shefali aims to help the isolated people in these difficult times.
November 18 is marked as the Jaipur Foundation Day, and today we are celebrating Jaipur’s 293rd birthday. On this auspicious occasion, Jaipur Beat is sharing some interesting facts about the capital of Rajasthan.
1. The city was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amber who ruled from 1699 to 1743.
2. Jaipur gets its name from its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II, the great warrior and astronomer.
3. Vastu Shastra has guided the building of Jaipur.
4. Hawa Mahal is in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna with 953 jharokhas or windows.
5. It was one of the earliest planned cities of India, designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.
6. The pink colour denotes the colour of hospitality, as it was used to welcome the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, in 1876.
7. Jantar Mantar also features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
8. Constructed in the year 1876, Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum of Jaipur.
9. Known for its architectural marvels and vibrant culture, Jaipur made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
10. Jaipur houses 22 stepwells, out of which some are the largest and deepest in the world.
You can take Jaipurites out of Jaipur, but not Jaipur out of the Jaipurites. Isn’t it?