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7 Reasons Why Rajasthanis Love Saawan So Much

Rajasthan is a land of many festivals. We enjoy our festivals with great pomp and fervor. As the state is all about colors, there is no wonder that it becomes even more vivid during festivals. Rajasthanis have a special place for Saawan in their hearts as the whole month is full of festivities. Saawan can be touted as the longest festival as every day is a celebration in this month. Besides sprinkles of rain, here are more reasons why we Rajasthanis go crazy about Saawan-



Saawan is the time when the lovely ladies of Rajasthan can show their love for lehariya every single day. Women adore this traditional print but cannot wear it all the time as no one wants to commit the fashion faux pas of repetition. Saawan is the perfect excuse to flaunt vibrant Lehariya prints every day.




This month brings back Jhoola on trees. All of us love to swing high on the jhoolas and our inner child becomes really happy in Saawan. Swinging on decorated Jhoolas with friends makes this rainy month special.


3.Mehendi and Bangles

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The custom of henna comes back in Saawan. Hands adorned with fragrant orange colors look just beautiful. Every lady loves the jingling sound of bangles but hardly anyone wears them in today’s times. In Saawan, women get to indulge in their love for colorful bangles without having to worry about dress codes.



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The weather turns cooler and there is greenery everywhere. This makes for the perfect setup for picnics with family and friends. So many well maintained, lush gardens in Rajasthan make picnics marvelous.




Ghewar is a delicacy that makes Rajasthanis wait one whole year before they can gorge on it again. We love to gorge on the decadent flavors of this sweet every day in Saawan month.


6.Saawan Ke Geet

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Dancing on the tunes of Saawan Aayo Re is always fun in this rainy month. Songs related to Hindola (swings), teej, Sawan Ke Jhoole Pade flow in the air of the state throughout Saawan. Ladies sing these folk songs while enjoying rides on a swing.




Teej brings all elements of Saawan together. The festival which pays tribute to Nature is all about women enjoying themselves. They dress up in lehariya, apply henna, bedeck themselves with jewellery and sing while swinging on beautiful jhoolas. Then there is teej procession which splashes cities with many more colors. The dances and other folk performances in teej procession lure not just Rajasthanis but people from every corner of the world.

What’s not to love about Saawan!


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Let’s Barter India Brings Jaipur’s Bookworms Together

Let’s Barter India and Truly Madly, with Jaipur Beat as their digital media partners, came together to bring an interesting and unique event Book Barter Social. The event, organized on June 18, at Jaipur Marriott, was open for all Jaipurites. The main idea behind this extraordinary event was not only to barter books, but to meet book-lovers from all around the city, interact and share the love of books with one another and barter thoughts. Quite unique 🙂


After attaining grand success in Delhi, Let’s Barter India decided to bring an event for all the hidden nerds and book-lovers of Pink City and gave them a chance to barter their books and thoughts with people of their own kind.


The event started at 7 p.m. with people coming with some of the best books ever written, leaving them for others to read, discuss and socialize over beer and snacks. And how would you feel if you come across a person, sitting and reading your favorite book, willing to discuss it with you? Only a true Kitabi-keeda would understand the feeling that Book Barter Social gave rise to inside many.  As they say, a lot can happen over books and beer 😉 Jaipurites were seen having the time of their life while spending time with book-nerds having same interest like theirs.


And the fun doesn’t end here. A social event is incomplete without some masti and no Jaipurite would ever say no to it ;). To make the evening all the more fun and groovy, activities like arm wrestling and beer race were also organized for our lovely book-lovers. Okay! Gone are those days when people used to call readers boring. They surely knew how to enjoy and they proved it by winning 😉


“We aim to bring people close by this barter system. And nothing is better than books because you not only share your book, you share the thoughts too. And it gives book-aficionados a platform to come forward and meet people whom they have never met before”, quoted Pooja Bhayana, CEO of Let’s Barter India when asked about the main reason behind the idea of the event. Adding further to it, she said,” We have received an overwhelming response from Jaipur. We’re hoping to return with some similar events very soon.”


Along with books, some exciting gifts were in store too. The nerds of Jaipur surely loved the event since they got to take the books home for free! An opportunity a book-lover would never miss 😉

Food · Jaipur

7 Best Places for Chocolate Ice Cream in Jaipur

“A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at bay.” If you don’t believe us, try it now 😉 Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and this day is celebrated on 7th June to make you eat even more chocolate 😀 We can never have enough of the bittersweet flavour so this day provides another excuse to indulge. You have to get your fix of chocolate ice-cream today and we are making it easier for you. Jaipur has many amazing chocolate ice-cream spots, head there today and you can thank us later for a heavenly treat in this summer 😉

  1. Jalmahal Ice Cream parlor

    Be it in the form of a small cup, or a huge meal equivalent Chocolate pizza, the chocolate ice cream of Jalmahal – Jaipur’s oldest ice-cream parlor at MI Road offers really yummy ice-creams. Jalmahal might be very old but the admirable part is that you will see it as crowded as ever and taste of their chocolate ice cream is totally drool-worthy 😀


  2. Flavors

    You will find this ice-cream heaven in MGF Mall. The tastes and variants of chocolate ice-cream here justifies the name of the parlor. The serving style makes ice-creams here even more appetizing, and for best mood results, try the Sundaes 🙂


  3. Statue Circle

    Statue Circle is not just about coffee! The chocolate ice-cream from small shops here is truly delightful especially when dipped in the chilled cold coffee 😀  Not to mention the feel of Statue Circle that comes free with the ice-cream 😉

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  4. Igloo

    Cute name, ain’t it? Well yes Igloo is a snow hut in reality, and here it is a place where you can go and cool off ! This newly opened ice cream place near Panchvati circle, is innovative and serve some delicious ice cream ! When the owner is a lady who loves ice creams, you know how passionately she will love to prepare them and serve you 😀 .

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  5. Saras Parlor

    The good old Saras Parlour never fails. It is the best place to enjoy yummy and pocket-friendly food. The chocolate ice-cream here comes in basic cones but the taste is definitely superb. Indulge your chocolate ice-cream fantasies at Saras Parlour in Malviya Nagar or C Scheme!

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  6. NIBS

    Nibs is all about chocolate so the chocolate ice-cream here has to be incredible. The rich chocolate flavor at Nibs Café will satiate your taste-buds like no other ice-cream. The good thing is that there are two Nibs Cafes in Jaipur- one in Hotel Ratan Niwas Hathroi and the other new one near MGF Metropolitan Mall in Baisgodam !

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  7. Softy Corner

    This popular place is located in the narrow lanes of Raja Park. Softies are reminders of our childhood and a chocolate ice cream entices too much. Their chocolate chips ice cream is definitely the highlight and will cool you down just at its first sight.

    Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day 😀

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11 Things You Did Not Know About Jaipur Metro

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Jaipur Metro completes one full year today. Our Metro runs between Chandpole and Mansarovar providing hassle free commuting to a lot of Jaipurites. We are very happy with the successful completion of a year and wish many more to Jaipur Metro!
Now that it has been running for quite some time, we thought that you would like to get acquainted with some facts about our beloved Jaipur Metro that you might or might not know 🙂 Here they are-

1.Number of commuters is quite high

Initially, many people were apprehensive about the number of passengers in Metro considering Jaipur is not that big a city and traffic is not too bad. All of them were proved wrong very soon as 96 lakh people traveled in Metro in its first year.

2. Revenue
A high number of travelers translates to high revenue and Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) earned a revenue of rupees 10.12 crores in first year.
JMRC’s average daily revenue is 2.77 lakh rupees. We are impressed!

3. First Metro in a tier II city
It is believed that all the modern development takes place only in the 6 metros in India. Jaipur proved it wrong and became the first tier II city to get a Metro train.

4. No Mishaps
Well, touchwood! There have been no accidents in the first year of Jaipur Metro and we hope that it will always stay this way.

5. On time every time
Yes, in a country where trains are infamous for impunctuality, Jaipur Metro has been punctual 99.9% time. We are sure that 0.1% will be covered this year!

6. Empowering Women
Jaipur is the first city to have a Metro station where the staff consists of only women. Shyam Nagar Metro station is taken care of by women from cleanliness to running every other operation.

7. Unique Fare Model
This model won Jaipur Metro the ‘Best Emerging Metro 2015’ award. Ours is the only metro that has separate fares for peak and non-peak hours.

8. Peak Hours make it a good earner
The ridership in Metro during the peak hours is 33% so the higher fare charged during this time gets more revenue. Revenue of Jaipur Metro has increased by 30% during the rush hours.

9. Cheaper Operations
The swanky Jaipur Metro operates at a very nominal cost. Our Metro’s Operational Cost is just Rs. 4 crore/km compared to Rs. 10 crore/km in Delhi and Rs. 7 crore/km for Bangalore.

10. Women Friendly
Jaipur Metro has not only empowered women but it is also more supportive. There are two rooms for lactating mothers on 2 Metro Stations. We are sure that more will come!

11. It’s Strict
The Metro in Pink City is serving people at its best but it doesn’t mean that there is no penalty. Littering at stations is strictly prohibited and there is fine for litterers. 1200 commuters have been fined for littering so far. It will really help in maintaining the cleanliness.

Happy birthday Metro ! Wish you a long and safe life ahead 🙂


30 Shades of Jaipur

Pink city, city of colors, capital of Rajasthan, the first planned city of India, isn’t Jaipur known to people all across the world for its various shades ?  Unlike Christian Grey, all the shades of Jaipur are gorgeous and worth watching 😉 So here you go !

1. Metro

One of the fastest implementations in the Metro sector, Jaipur Metro is the first metro in India to run on Double-storey elevated road and Metro track. The first line of the Jaipur Metro, called Phase 1A, comprising 9.63 kilometres of route from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar, was opened to public by Vasundhara Raje, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, on 3 June 2015, and thus, it became the sixth rapid transit system in India. Now, we proudly call ourselves a Metro city !

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2. Jaipur Literature Festival

World’s largest free literary festival happens in Jaipur ! Every year, everyone, not just in Jaipur, but from all around the world visits the pink city especially for this magnetic festival that keeps getting better every time like the old wine. To get a taste and a glimpse of the literary geniuses from all genres, people swarm in to the Jaipur Literature Festival with a footfall of around 2 lakh in 5 days. Apart from literature, one gets to witness the latest fashion trends, the best eateries, all kinds of cuisines, and a whole new shopping experience at JLF.

3. Makar Sankranti

Celebrated on 14th Jan every year, Makar Sankranti is a festival that brings out the highest level of zeal and voices especially in the city of Jaipur ! While some men and women gang up at the roof tops and fly their kites as soon as the sun rises, a lot of women are seen passionately cooking the delicious dishes for the day. Friends come together for the day and even strangers meet at the flying get-togethers and are seen having the time of their lives.

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4. Gigantic Forts & Palaces

Amber (pronounced Amer), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur, is the classic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. Along with an elephant ride to the fort , you will see its various shades every evening when an exemplary saga of culture & heritage of Rajasthan comes to life with its Sound & Light Show and now it’s also open for night tourism 🙂

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The highest fort in Jaipur where Aamir Khan shot ‘Pathshaala’ from the famous Rang De Basanti and also the shot from where they all fall down 😉  Nahar meaning Tiger and Garh meaning fort makes this name as Tigers used to roam in the area and people say that you can still spot a leopard or a tiger if you are lucky ! From the top of this fort, Jaipur looks like a twinkling gem at night.

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Jalmahal Palace

A water palace as it is called in a more English way, Jalmahal rests in the middle of Man Sagar lake like the pearl of its soul. Although it looks beautiful in the day time with birds by the side of lake and flying all the way to the palace to alight on its strong walls, the real magnificence of Jalmahal is witnessed under the blue starry sky at night when the water shimmers and the palace gives a perfect fairy tale feel to the beholder.

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5. India Ka Flag

Don’t get confused now because we Jaipurites fondly call the Indian flag in Central Park by this name. This fluttering flag is the tallest in India with a height of 206 feet and makes us feel proud every time we pass by it.

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6. Museums

Jaipur has some quaint museums to attract everyone. Albert Hall Museum is the oldest one in Rajasthan and is always bustling with curious tourists and guess what? It is now even open for Night Tourism ! The grand City Palace also houses a museum- Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. Both these museums have artifacts, costumes, armors and musical instruments etc. from the eras of different rulers.

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7. Jaipuri Razai

When the temperature drops in Jaipur, these special quilts come to rescue 😉 These razai or quilts have the power to keep you warm even in bitter cold. Brightly colored Jaipuri quilts are anything but boring. Buy them in cotton, chenille or silk to grace your home.


8. Jawahar Kala Kendra

If you are a Jaipurite, it has to be one of your favorite places to hang out. Jawahar Kala kendra aka JKK is the cultural hub of the Pink City. It hosts cultural fests, theatre festivals and art exhibitions. Not only this, you can taste Jaipur’s famous dal, bati, churma at Madhuban here 😀 For the lovers of South Indian food, Indian Coffee House of JKK is the coolest place !!

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9. Sarga Suli

A symbol of Jaipur’s victory , Sarga Suli is a tower located in Aatish Market that was once the highest in Jaipur ! Originally known as Ishar Lat., King Ishwari Singh got it built after defeating Madho Singh. Going to the top gives an amazing 360 degree view of the city and when it’s lit during Diwali, it looks beautiful with all the colors oozing out and spreading on the walled city.

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10. Chokhi Dhani

Chokhi Dhani – Chokhi meaning ‘good’ and Dhani meaning ‘village’, is probably the most popular ‘modern’ and visited tourist place in Jaipur. Tourists from across the globe come to Jaipur specially to visit Chokhi Dhani which is like an amusement park designed like a village. It gives you a glimpse of the culture of Rajasthan. You can enjoy camel rides here and dance with Kalbeliya dancers. It has a really huge variety of delectable Rajasthani food on offer. Here the food especially Dal Baati is served with lots of love and ghee just like you are dining at a village 😉

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11. Panch Batti

It literally means ‘5 lights’. It is basically a traffic signal that is too busy. Panch batti is a symbol of Jaipur just like its pink walls. You will find big showrooms, classy restaurants and high-end hotels near this point. And this is how it looks on a rainy day 🙂

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12. Baoris

Baoris aka Stepwells, are one of the most dramatic places seen in a lot of Hindi movies where lots of dance sequences have been shot. The most popular Baori is at Abhaneri near Jaipur. This one is called Chand Baori and is the biggest step-well. Hindi movie fans must have seen the beauty of this Baori in the movie Paheli.


13. Temples

Jaipurites are simple God-fearing people and this is proved by the large number of temples in city. Moti Dungri temple and Birla Mandir are full of devotees all the time. The huge Govind Dev temple is a landmark that is especially amazing on Janmashtami. If you want to see temples on hills, head to Galta Devi, Shila Mata at Amer, Khole ke Hanumanji, Choolgiri and Garh Ganesh temples.

14. Jantar Mantar

We have electronic clocks now but Jaipur had its very own clock way before. Jantar Mantar looks intriguing but is a popular place among tourists and locals alike.

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15. S.M.S Stadium & Arjuna Statue

This is the latest jewel in the crown of Pink City. An imposing statue of warrior Arjuna has been erected outside SMS stadium. Even many Jaipurites might not be able to tell you the full form, so popular is the name SMS. It is Sawai Man Singh Stadium where many sports events are organized including international cricket matches. SMS stadium is not limited to sports and witnesses a lot of other activities as well. The statue symbolizes sportsman spirit and is a sight that you simply cannot miss.


16. Vivid Festivals 

Teej festival falls during monsoon where women swing on swings decorated with flowers and processions are also taken out from Tripolia Gate to Chaugan Stadium while Gangaur sees large processions of ladies carrying earthen pots with lamps glowing inside on their heads. The seven day festival is especially visible inside the four walled city where people gather to see performances by Rajasthani artists.


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17. Hawa Mahal

Created in the shape of Lord Krishna’s crown, with 953 windows, this mesmerizing airy palace is one of a kind !! People come here to experience the wind. You need to walk quite a lot here and the wind feels really good afterwards. The palace is surrounded by shops now that sell everything associated with Jaipur 🙂

18. Jaipuri Prints

Whether it’s the block prints, leheriya, bandhej or Sanganeri prints, you will love each of them. Leheriya and bandhej are mostly bright while the block prints are more subdued and extremely classy.

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19. Walled City 

We have come halfway discussing the shades of Jaipur, so well, Pink has to be the most prominent one ! The walled city is all pink, whether it’s the walls or shops. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests and since then, Jaipur came to be known as the pink city 🙂

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20. Mojri

The traditional-style shoes from the city are called mojris. They can be worn with all kinds of outfits though. Mojris are mostly made of camel leather. Famous for being peppy and comfortable, you can buy some plain pairs or something that has multiple colors to suit any outfit !!

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21. Raj Mandir

Once called as the Asia’s most beautiful cinema hall, Raj mandir is the temple for cine-goers. It’s beautiful from outside and royal from inside. The carpeted floor and shining chandeliers make you feel like a royal. Even non-Hindi speakers come here to watch Bollywood movies just to experience the magnanimity of Raj Mandir.

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22. Jaivanna

The biggest cannon in the world lies in Jaipur and it goes by the name Jaivanna. It is kept at Jaigarh fort and the gigantic cannon astonishes everyone and reminds us of the old glorious days 🙂


23. Blue Pottery

Blue pottery is associated with Jaipur and you will see a lot of it here. The colors are not limited to just blue and you can sometimes see green, yellow and even brown. The fragile and lively pottery has the power to change the look of any room with its rich look !


24. Jewellery

A lot of to-be brides come to Jaipur to shop for their jewellery. This is proof enough of how exquisite our jewellery is. From Kundan and jadau to Meena work, everything is available here. Silver jewellery and gemstones from the city are also hugely popular and the most visited are the jewellery fairs especially JJS i.e. Jaipur Jewellery Show where visitors from all over the world come to see various types of jewellery displayed.

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25. Statue Circle

Built as a tribute to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Statue Circle is one of the most popular landmarks also seen as a very calm sight in the city. This circle isn’t ordinary and is surrounded by balloon sellers, coffee shops, ice cream stalls and a garden which is always beaming with people having a fun time with family and friends.

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26. Lassiwala

This is an iconic shop famous for its lip-smacking lassi. It is always full of people who want to have a taste of this cooling drink.

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27. Meetha Khana

Jaipur people have strong sweet teeth. Ghevar is the most loved sweet here. All kinds of Indian sweets are made extra yummy in the city but Churma from Jaipur is one of a kind. Food is incomplete without desserts here.

28. Spicy Food – Mirchibada & Pyaaz ki Kachori 

Every food item is a little extra spicy in the city full of sweet people. Whether you like kadhi or mirchibade, be sure that it has the power to make your face go red. Make sure to try the famous Sev from the shops on the streets that lead to Amer fort and the spicy Jaipuri treat – Pyaaz Kachori from Rawat !


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29. World Trade Park

World Trade Park is the symbol of modern Jaipur. The sprawling blue and silver building houses the biggest fashion brands. It has a stylish food court where youngsters and even the older generation love to hang out.


30. Lakes

Jaipur may not be the city of lakes but our Man Sagar Lake is a popular tourist spot. A palace is situated in the middle of lake and is rightly called Jal Mahal. People come here to just stroll here and soak in the beauty. We also have Chandlai Lake and Ramgarh Lake which need a little more care.


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6 Events In Jaipur to Bookmark This April!

Jaipur is a city where some or the other special event is always taking place. If you are a Jaipurite, your calendar must be full at all times. If you want to visit Jaipur then these events are the perfect invitations. April is no exception and you will be able to enjoy traditional as well as contemporary events this month. Here is what you should look forward to in days to come-

  1. Nayaab

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This is a fashion and lifestyle exhibition that will be held at World Trade Park from 8th to 12th April. Here, you will find not only Indian but designers from Sri Lanka, Dubai and Pakistan as well. A treat for shopping lovers, the exhibition will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

2. Kalascima Live

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Head to Bar Palladio on April 9 to enjoy some Italian music! Kalascima band is performing for the first time in Jaipur. The best part is that entry to this rocking event is free. Be there at 11:30 in the night.

3. Jaipur Dog Show

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A variety of breeds of dogs will make your day on 10th April at SMS Investment Ground. There will be many ‘doggy’ competitions like Fetch Your Luck and Dogster Chef (Master Chef anyone?). You can participate only if you are Indian but you can enjoy the cuteness overload regardless of your nationality. The timings are from 2 pm to 6 pm.

4. Rock Rulez Chapter 5

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The popular hangout place Forresta Kitchen and Bar is hosting Rock Rulez Chapter 5 on 16th of this month. You can sway to performances by DemiGod, Daira, Night Wings 3, SaaR and Joker Aims For Rabbit. Get there anytime between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

5. Startup Weekend Jaipur

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Have a unique idea for your startup? You can share it and get feedback in Startup Weekend on APR 22, 2016. This prestigious event is held all over the world and this time Jaipur is also getting an opportunity to host it. The event will be held from 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm at Startup Oasis in Sitapura Industrial Area.

6. Jaipur Models Audition

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If you want to make career in glamour industry, Dellywood is giving you the opportunity. You can audition for this modelling contest on April 30. For more details, checkout their Facebook page.


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Set Yourself Free In The Creative Aura Of Cafe Lazy Mojo

With booming cafe culture, Pink City has got so many hangout cafes to enjoy and relish the moments spent. May it be over a cup of coffee, a proper meal or even a kitty or birthday party – cafes have turned into a get together hub for everyone. But these days, going beyond the food and location, what is being seen is the upcoming and flourishing creativity that comes out when you step into a new cafe.

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Cafe Lazy Mojo – a bakery cum Italian café in Jaipur opened last year, is one of the most talked about places right now. Besides its quirky name and fine location, what’s drawing Jaipurites to this newbie is its peppy and thoughtfully created ambiance. With a small open area, a common inside sitting and an isolate area for parties – all are separated and well distributed and creatively done. The classy and colorful interiors with the soft peppy music, surely makes you feel a little lazy to relax and refresh.

While you look at the funky design of the menu card and choose your food from the wide variety, you will love the small sweet wait for your food to be served. Why? Because you will find yourself too busy reading the fun quotes on the walls and gazing at the meticulously done interiors, also adding a local touch with walls designed with paintings of Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and sketches of our freedom fighters.


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The menu has some delicious and lip – smacking dishes and drinks like Penne Arabiata, Oreo shake, Nutella Ice Cream Shake, Vegetable Thai Curry, Keema Pao and many more to offer which makes a visit to Lazy Mojo a wholesome experience.

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Set yourself free in the creative aura of Lazy Mojo 😉