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‘Jaipur By Night’ concludes on the glittering notes

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The 5th edition of the three-day cultural festival ‘Jaipur by Nite’ concluded on Saturday late night with a unique night marathon. Around 1500 runners participated in the marathon. It was flagged off by brand ambassador for the marathon Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of erstwhile Jaipur royal family at 10 pm.

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‘Jaipur By Nite’ was jointly organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Young Indians (YI), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Department of Tourism (DOT), Government of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Khadi & Village Industries Board and the Department of Archaeology & Museums also supported the initiative.

On the occasion Swaraag Band performed the musical programme while Ms. Neela Singh performed scintillating ‘Zumba’.

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The unique night marathon began from the City Palace. There were two categories – for 10 kms run (with timing chip) and for 5 kms (without timing chip). The route for the 10 kms run was from City Palace to Gandhi Circle on JLN Marg and back and that for the 5 kms run was from City Palace to SMS Hospital Gate No. 6 and back. The marathon, like last year, was a distinct activity and unique initiative wherein the participants joined from various parts of the country to witness and promote beauty and heritage of Pink City at night. Ambassadors of Fiji, Poland; three senior diplomats from Greece; diplomats from Kongo and Uganda as well as participants from Indore, Gurgaon, Mumbai and many other places took part. IAS officer Kuldeep Ranka and his wife Poornima Ranka participated in the 10 km marathon while Ashwani Bhagat and his wife participated in the 5 km run.

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The winner of the 2nd edition of Jaipur By Nite Marathon was Mr. Ajay Kumar (34.39) while Mr. Abhimanyu Gurjar (36.22) and Mr. Shivendra Singh (36.47) finished second and third, respectively. In female category, Ms. Kiranjeet (51.02) finished first.

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Members of the Indian National Polo team Mr. Angad Kalan, Sidhant Sharma, Pranav Kapur including National Coach Uday Kalan and Fitness Coach Ajay Singh also participated in the marathon.

The two-day food festival entitled ‘The Bite Fest’ concluded yesterday. The fest had stalls from Burger Farm, Decked up by ‘Garden Café’, Fat Lulu’s, Crunchy Gourmet, TGIH, Papa Cream, Keventers, What a Patty, Liquido, Zarpar, Clarks Amer, Hilton and Chokhi Dhani.

The other attractions for the evening were Rajasthani troupe performances like Kachhi Ghodi, Bhope Bhopi, Dhol wale, Ghoomar dancers, Kaalbelia, astrologer and mehendi artists,etc.

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Tourism in Jaipur affected owing to curfew

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Normal life and tourism in Jaipur is affected as indefinite curfew in more than four areas of Jaipur’s walled city continued for third day on Sunday after Friday night’s violence, arson and firing that also claimed one life.

The curfew-bound areas of Jaipur- Subhash Chowk, Galta Gate, Ramganj and Manak Chowk, the areas that are dominated by the minority community are also the major roads leading to the maximum tourist destinations of Jaipur.

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The Tourism has also been affected as Jaipur’s main attraction Hawa Mahal, major temples like Galta, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji and way to Jal Mahal, Nahargarh, Jaigarh and  Amber Fort are either closed or the tourists are diverted through long routes. These are the main draws for tourists, especially foreigners. Though, armed force is camping and monitoring the situation minute to minute, but it is advised to postpone your travel plans for Jaipur in the current time looking at the sensitivity of the atmosphere.

We suggest you all to stay away from these areas and stay safe.

 

Museums of Jaipur to have Government Souvenir Shops

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Sightseeing bhi aur Shopping Bhi – all at one place!  Now the domestic and foreign tourists in Jaipur will be able to make their Jaipur visit memorable and can also take back the fond memories in the form of mementos and souvenirs without hogging different places.  The Rajasthan Tourism Department is planning to open souvenir shops at all the museums where tourists will find gift items that represent the culture and heritage of the city. They include puppets, T-shirts and coins.

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“As part of a pilot project, we began a souvenir shop at one of the museums. We got tremendous response. We are now planning to open such shops at all monuments and museums,” said a tourism department officer.

The Souvenir shops at the museums of Jaipur like Albert Hall, Amer and Nahargarh will be operational from the International Tourism Day i.e. September 27, 2017. The museums which have enough space will have these gift shops indoors, while mobile carts will be used to sell souvenir where there is less space.

It is also informed that the tourists can buy the stuff for a reasonable price at these souvenir shops.

 

Revel in the festivities of Krishna Janmashtami in Rajasthan

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Lord Krishna is loved and worshiped across India, and in fact abroad for the qualities that are attributed to Krishna.  At the simplest level, Krishna is protector and savior.   At the most complex level, he is the epitome of unconditional love, oneness,  as the only way to true happiness, self discovery and liberation. So the Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with tremendous fervor, especially in Jaipur.  And the epicenter for these celebrations being Govind Devji Temple.

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With the melodious sounds of flute and bass of drums, Janmashtami festival brings the air of cheer and happiness in each Radha Krishna temple in Rajasthan.

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For the celebrations of Janmashtami i.e on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the magnificently adorned idols of Radha Govind ji are placed in a specially decorated swing and the temples explode with colors and energy.

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In Jaipur, thousands of worshipers flock the temple and celebrate the festival with an outpouring of ecstatic music, dance and poetry in both classical and common languages amid the tranquil sounds of temple bells.

The Govind Devji temple of Jaipur will follow new time schedule on 15th August, 2017. According to this Gwal Jhanki will be open at 5.45 pm, Sandhya Jhanki at 6.30 pm and Shayan Jhanki at 9.30 pm.

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Revel in the festivities of Janmashtami at Govind Devji temple in the City Palace of Jaipur where adorned markets, decorated temple compound, beauty of performances, devotion of people and sight of Murli Manohar Lord Krishna will steal your heart.

 

 

What you should look forward to at Talk Journalism

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Talk Journalism is the next big thing happening in Jaipur and it starts in tomorrow. With the advent in technology the biggest hike the biggest amount of technology startups have definitely happened in the media industry. The reach of media has now penetrated every nook and corner of the country and none of us have been left untouched by the same.

The youth of the country, which also accounts for largest part of population in India, is the biggest user of the mass media. Not only is youth a receiver but also the biggest contributor in the same too. Today a large no. of start ups in India are being run by the youth itself. Many more youngsters are trying to make a name for them in this huge and ever evolving media industry. Luckily for the youth of Jaipur, Talk Journalism 2017 is coming up with so many amazing opportunities to learn and make a place for them.

For those looking to carve a space in the media industry, here are few Talks and Workshops at #TJ2017 they should not miss-

Workshops by Google, Youtube and Twitter

Who better then these media giants to give you an insight about functioning of digital media?  Youtube and Twitter are two of the biggest social media platforms in today’s time and have an undisputed global reach. Similarly Google is the largest search engine in today’s time and learning from people running the show at the back end of these companies is nothing short of excellence.

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Talk by Gaurav Hajela, Co—Founder of Jaipur Beat (Digital Magazine)

Jaipur Beat, today is the biggest digital platform in the pink city Jaipur and the students of mass communication and journalism in the city will get an opportunity to listen to Mr. Gaurav Hajela, Pioneer of Social Media in Rajasthan, a Social Media and Branding Consultant and also a seasoned photographer and ad film maker. His talk on how the role of Digital Media industry is shaping up in this city is sure to help students in finding their place in this industry.

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Storytelling Workshop by Kommune

Kommune, a leading community of artists, producers, patrons and art lovers will be presenting a storytelling workshop at the event. The session followed by a workshop will have artists like Tess Joseph, Shamir Reubena and Hussain Haidry. In case you are interested in sharing your stories, this is the best platform.

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Student Newsroom

Apart from all the learning that youngsters will get at the event, they will also get a chance to showcase their talent too. Student newsroom, a contest by Talk Journalism, gives the students of mass communication and journalism a chance to submit stories, created by them and the winners will get a chance to be published nationally within a month from the event.

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Apart from the amazing contests, workshops and talks the youth of the city and media enthusiasts have a chance to network with the high profile people of the industry. We are sure that you are not going to miss this chance. 🙂 

Venue: Fairmont Hotel, Jaipur

Date: 28th July – 30th July 2017

Register Online: http://www.talkjournalism.in/tj-online-registration/

Festivities of Eid-al-Fitr in Jaipur

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You can smell festivity in the air and devotion on faces because it is the festival of Eid after the month long fast of Ramzan! Observed annually by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), Ramzan is followed by the entire Muslim community in order to get closer to God and to remind them and live the life of the less fortunate ones.

Did you know that the word Ramzan comes from a translated version of Ramadan, which is derived from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness ? Because the time right now is of peak summer and that makes this fasting even more difficult and challenging to follow.

Though Ramzan is followed and celebrated in all the areas of Jaipur, the festival’s real sheen is seen in the walled city, especially Ramganj Bazaar. The market was named Ramganj after Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II who was the one to bring modernization in the architecture of Jaipur. The name Ramganj, Ram + Ganj (meaning area) reaffirms that this area is the soul of the city as it houses the oldest mosques that smoothly blend in the wise architecture of the walled city of Jaipur. Along with a plethora of mosques, the city’s most authentic Mughal cuisines are found in Ramganj Bazaar and the nearby lanes (galiyan). Ramganj Bazaar is equivalent to the Char Minar of Hyderabad & Jama Masjid of Delhi.

But how exactly do they go about the fasting?

Every Muslim, mostly after he/she turns 12, considers it their farz (duty) to fast during Ramzan but are excused in case of special circumstances like illness, pregnancy, travel etc. Ramzan is the ninth pillar of Islam and is practiced in reverence of Allah. The month generally consists of 29-30 days depending on the visual sightings of crescent moon and all the followers follow the timetable of Mecca. They eat before 4 a.m. and post that, they don’t eat or drink anything throughout the day, including water. The meal that they have in the morning is called Sehri. As the day proceeds, they recite namaaz at mosque (masjid) in the evening and at around 7:15 i.e. after sunset, they open their fast with something natural like fruits, dates (khajur), milk, water – basically anything which isn’t cooked over fire. Dates are popularly eaten to open the roza for their distinguishing quality of providing instant energy after a day full of fasting. The meal served in the evening is called Suhoor or Iftaar.

After Iftaar, the devotees visit Masjid at around 9 p.m. where Quran is recited for around 1.5 hours and all the people sit there listening to it. After 29 or 30 days, i.e today, the Eid-Al-Fitr celebrations are in full swing when mosques are decorated, the lanes are dazzling in lights and folks visit each other to wish and exchange sweets especially Sevayian Kheer as it’s also known as Meethi Eid. The night of spotting the moon and ending the fasts is known as ‘Chaand Raat’ or the night of the moon 🙂

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Eid Mubarak 🙂

Night Tourism to begin at Hawa Mahal and Chaura Rasta in Jaipur

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Rajasthan Tourism Department is leaving no stone un-turned to attract the tourists in Rajasthan. Days after the tourism department started night tourism at Vidyadhar Ka Bagh (Vidyadhar Garden), the state government recently announced that Jaipur’s  other attractions including Chaura Rasta and Hawa Mahal will become major tourism destinations for people who enjoy hanging out after dark.

It is announced that the Night tourism will begin at these two places by October. Rajasthan Chief minister Vasundhara Raje held a meeting of tourist department officials to review the ‘night tourism’ project in the city.

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The Parkota walls of the Pink City will be embellished with white mandana. Lights and decorations will enhances its aesthetic appeal and attract more tourists to the old part of the city. A clear focus is emphasized on the cleanliness and hygiene conditions of the surroundings. Attempts will be made to clean the bazaar. Besides, special arrangements will be made keep stray animals away so that tourists can enjoy the beauty of the city area on foot without any hussle.

The Pink buildings in the Walled City will also be decked up with beautiful lights, highlighting the marvelous beauty of heritage structures more prominently.