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Engulf In The Five F’s Of Navratri

Navratri Sthapna marks the beginning of the festive season and for the next month or so, it is all about food, festivity, faith, fasting and a lot of fun! Navratri brings a new zeal with itself and there is a wave of new beginnings all around.

Jaipur Beat brings you the five F’s of this beautiful season of love, happiness, colours and light.

  1. Faith– The first and foremost thing that Navratri is about- Maa Durga’s love and blessings. The elaborate ‘puja’ and ‘havan’ during the Navratras cannot be forgotten. Moreover, it’s that time of the year when we finally start visiting the temples quite often due to Navratri. Visiting Amer’s Shila Mata temple is the most important #ThingsToDO which every Jaipurite tries to achieve ditching the tight schedule.

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  1. Fasting- It’s the first question we ask – Are you on fast? That’s the most important part of Navratri. Some do it for faith, some to meet out their weight loss goals, and some do it for de-toxication but some like us are always after the best Falahaari delights. No matter the reason, we all believe in fasting and choose to instil some healthy eating habits during these nine days of Navratri.

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Pic courtesy: Falahaar

  1. Food– Even though Navratri is about fasting, yet food is the constant love. We always find substitutes for what we cannot eat during Navratras. From fruit- chaat to Saabudana Khichdi and Kuttu Ki Puri we keep all the sweet to salty options at hand. And for those who are not fasting, festive season brings a new enthusiasm for the same old spicy food.

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  1. Festivity- There is an air of festive mood in the weather with all the festive discounts, shopping spree, family functions and wedding functions lining up. You can see light and decorations wherever you turn your head.

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  1. Fashion- Last but not least, fashion always makes the place for itself when it comes to the festivity. We have all tip-topped ourselves with glittery Gujarati or Rajasthani lehengas and Angrakhas some time or the other for the epic Garba and Dandiya night or even taking out our traditional Indian outfits.

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The best time of the year is right here. Let’s enjoy it to the most!

Wishing you all a very Happy Navratri ! 🙂

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Pedal Down All Your Worries With Pink Pedals, Jaipur

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty close.” – Anon

Have you tried going back into time and re-cherish your life? Riding in the morning sunny skies or the hazy winter lights of Central Park, pushing pedals briskly at JLN Marg trying to beat your friends while feeling the cool breeze arouses nostalgic sentiments in the times of fast growing Jaipur.

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The city of surprises has never let its people down and so hasn’t Jaipur Beat. So amidst the busy urban life, we want you to trace your steps back towards a healthy lifestyle with cycling and revive the memory lane.

Give a rest to your lethargic minds, as Pink Pedals Jaipur takes up a bold initiative towards motivating the Jaipurities to give a test ride to their happiness. It is a unique concept associated with providing bike rentals to the people of each generation; from tiny-tots to grandpas and grannies and taking a step towards a greener and pollution-free Jaipur. This ingenious bike rental strategy has gathered 25,000 followers in a short span of time with the motto of of riding towards a sustainable and salubrious environment.

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Located at Jawahar Circle, bicycle riding in the labyrinth of greenery leaves a mesmerizing and ever- lasting experience.

These user- friendly bikes has a wide variety of range; from gearless to geared, tiny bikes for kids to higher handles for the older, and branded to non-branded, appealing  to the customer’s comfort level at a minimal rental cost of 20Rs./20min (gearless) and 60Rs./20min (geared).

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So gear up and tighten up your knots as bike riding in Jaipur now has a new ‘no excuse’ propaganda!

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Come and join them with Pink City’s first ever ‘Juniors Cyclothon’ on 17th June and let your child unleash the joy of riding. Pamper them to win the amazing hampers and exciting gifts with an unforgettable experience in bask of nature. Register now!

For further details contact 072299-42277.

Content credit– Muskaan Kasat

Photo credit– Aparna Natha

Both are working as an intern at Jaipur Beat. 

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Fortis Brings The Best in Women Healthcare to Jaipur Through Fortis La Femme

Fortis La Femme expands its footprint in the most spectacular and culturally vibrant destination of the country, Jaipur also known as The Pink City. La Femme will provide mother and child healthcare services to Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur under a medical service arrangement.

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La Femme offers a comprehensive; tailor made, clinical and holistic care just for women; caring for their complete health and wellness needs in warm and nurturing spaces. It is designed to gift women medical care matching international standards through a pool of clinical specialists, superlative nursing, care and efficient hospital staff who are equipped to manage all patient needs with empathy and warmth.

Fortis La Femme Jaipur is a 30 bed unit within Fortis Escorts Jaipur with specialized departments of Obstetrics and High Risk Pregnancy, Minimal Access Gynecology Surgery, Neonatal Intensive Care (Tertiary Care Level 3 NICU),Skin Clinic and Dermatology.lf4The key driving force behind bringing in La Femme as an exclusive service provider is the singular enhanced focus on women’s health. From improved infrastructure to exemplary service & aesthetics with priority on patient privacy and clinical excellence will lead to a much enriched patient experience.

La Femme also takes pride in delivering its first patient through the water birthing procedure by Dr. Smita Vaid, Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dr.Satyen K Himrajani, Senior consultant Paediatrics and Neonatology along with a specialized team at La Femme. This was the 3rd water birth in the hospital.

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On occasion of the launch, Ms. Anika Parashar, COO, Fortis LaFemme said “At La Femme, our focus is to nurture and care for women at every stage of their life from birth, adolescence, motherhood to menopause by prioritizing clinical excellence and patient privacy in a discreet female environment, leading to a much improved patient experience. Our specialties include Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatology, Dermatology to holistic wellness through our unique Mamma Mia offering. We also cater to a strong need for women to have the support of specialty clinics for Adolescence, Menopause and Breast Surgery.”

La Femme visions to be a globally respected woman and child health care provider known for exemplary clinical & holistic wellness care.

 

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5 Little Things Women In Jaipur Can Do To Emerge Stronger

We have been reading and watching hundreds of videos and articles about Women’s Day since a few days and even more since today morning. Some of them are exceptional, some average and some very heart-warming. All has been said, done and explained, hence, here we are talking about small things we as women can do and tiny changes we can make in everyday life to keep ourselves safer, equal and relish the unmatchable liberating feeling freedom every moment of life.

1.) Self-Defence                                                                                                                                        If you think that you are that Hindi film actress who will get into trouble and wait for her knight in shining armor to protect her from the goons, you are wrong. No one except you can protect you. So put aside everything, and take that class. There are numerous self-defence, Martial Arts, Karate classes in Jaipur which you might not even be aware about or have just been pushing it for another day. UrbanPro.com, Global Institute Of Self Defence & Martial Arts, Centre for Capoeira are a few examples of self-defense classes in pink city. Get up and learn to fight for yourself.

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2.) Chuck the fairy tales – Read the real ones                                                                        ICYMI, East India Comedy recently came out with a video ‘Fairy Fails’ and it’s on the point. Fairy tales are beautiful and dreamy to listen/read to a child, but they come with a heavy cost. All the women power and equality that a girl talks about, is peripheral as deep inside she might feel as the same tiny little princess who is awaiting her ‘Prince Charming’ to rescue her. Change the tales. Read out the tales of women who made it big – like Maharani Gayatri Devi, Jodha Bai who broke the conventions and went on to shine on their own.

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3.) Let go of the fear of travelling late at nights – Thanks to the special cabs & autos. We know that half of your life is judged by the time at which you get back home. But there is no need to fear if you are alert and a little bit smart in choosing your conveyance. Before entering an auto, check if it has a women’s helpline number and if you want to travel by cab, prefer a Woman’s Cab service like Sakha Cabs in Jaipur and always keep a pepper spray handy.

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4.) Give that bus/train seat to a needier man                                                                            One thing is for sure, if you want equality, you have to let go of a lot of privileges that you enjoy as a woman. One of them is to have that special seat on a train or bus even when there is perhaps a tired school boy, a man with his child in hand or an old man standing right in front of you. Give up that seat. It’s going to be one step closer to achieving gender equality.

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5.) Don’t let the small town mindset drag you down                                                                   If you look carefully at the right set of people, you will see your lovely pink city blooming with examples of women excelling in diverse genres and some of them are bolder than others. The female police of the city, women cab drivers, Apurvi Chandela, Chhavi Rajawat and a lot many examples prove that if you have it in you, nothing can stop you from reaching the sky.

Happy Women’s Day.

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4 Women of Jaipur Who Will Truly Inspire You to Follow Your Dreams

A newly born girl, a father’s daughter, a sister, a wife – at all stages is a precious piece of someone’s heart. A woman is one of the finest creations and an epitome of selfless love. This Women’s Day, let’s celebrate with the stories of women who have fought against all odds to shine and get equal recognition around the society.

  1. Manju

After her husband’s death, Manju took over his job as a coolie and is Rajasthan’s first proud women coolie. A mother to three earns for her family by working from 5pm to 9 pm at the Jaipur Railway Station. With the support of her male counterparts she is now a strong woman earning for her and her kids livelihood.

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Image Credit : http://www.ndtv.com/jaipur-news/meet-manju-rajasthans-first-woman-coolie-516701

  1. Veenu Paliwal

Seeing a woman bike rider that too of a bike like Harley Davidson, is a great story in itself. Veenu, the Lady of Harley (Dunes Chapter – Harley Davidson) has got down to break all the stereotypes and follow her passion, thus being an inspiration to all the others.

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Image Credit : www.bhaskar.com

  1. Meera Devi

Meera Devi, is another lady who has struggled in her life from a meek housewife to a confident businesswoman to keep her family stabilize by selling Kanji Bada in the walled city.

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Image Credit : http://jaipurwomenblog.org/

  1. Lady Cab Drivers

With the women taking on the wheels, Jaipur has a group of lady cab drivers – Sakha, who have been trained as cab drivers and chauffer services by the initiative of Azad Foundation. The women from poor background have come up strongly despite of their families concern to get independent and stand on their feet.

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Image Credit : azadfoundation.com

 

 

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Vivid Glimpses of Jaipur this Week!

The month of Bhadon or monsoon is full of celebrations, festivities and traditional hustle-bustle in Rajasthan. Especially, the week that was! With Eid-ul-Fitr, Sinjara and Badi Teej spanning the week, Pink City witnessed prayers, celebrations, preparation of traditional recipes and some very colourful cultural events in the city.

There’s no better way to experience the vibrant culture of fascinating Jaipur than attending the festival of Teej, and attending the traditional royal procession, called the Teej Maata Ki Sawari, led by decked up elephants, musical bands, chariots and folk performers through the walled city. Each year it begins from the Tripolia Gate of the City Palace in the evening, and ends with the immersion of the idol in a lake. This time the idol was ssubmerged in the Taal Katora pond. Here are some hues and highlights of the procession:

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Taal Katora: Pondrik Udyaan