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PURSUING THE PASSION FOR BREWING, ONE WINE AT A TIME

Varang Bombaywala is pursuing his passion for brewing, one wine at a time

The 24-year-old Varang Bombaywala from Jaipur is a self taught home brewer who eats, breathes and sleeps wine. Experimenting with fruits as diverse as kiwi, passion fruit, strawberry and black currant to make exquisite brews, he loves sharing his knowledge of fermentation and brewing with his YouTube family of 38 k subscribers. Arbit brewed a conversation with him on what got his interest in this unconventional passion and how he plans to transform it to a full time profession.

Vegan food in Jaipur

Pink City goes vegan friendly

Veganism has been gaining momentum globally. A vegan diet is essentially plant-based and abstains from the use of any animal products or by-products. While health and wellness are the prime reasons for choosing such a diet, sensitivity towards animals also has a major influence in making people turn into vegans. The growing popularity of veganism has led the eateries of Jaipur too to introduce vegan dishes and even entire menus that comprise only plant-based eats and beverages. To find out how easy or difficult it is to get vegan ingredients and food in the city, we spoke to some vegans as well as some café owners about the challenges they face and how they overcome them.

BRINGING AGE OLD FAMILY RECIPES TO THE FORE

Pratap Bhawan Cuisine: Bringing age-old family recipes to the fore

Started by Himanshu Rathore and his wife Deepti, Pratap Bhawan cuisine is an ode to the culinary prowess of Himanshu’s mother, Jaikirti as well as the traditional cooking techniques and age old recipes of their family hailing from Chomu and Nimaj in Rajasthan. Khadh Raan, Khadh Maas, Bhunwa Maas as well as Chicken and Mutton Pickles are some of the specials on their menu.

To take her mind away from the negativity and anxiety which was rampant due to widespread suffering and deaths during the second wave of the pandemic, Jaipur’s Gurdeep Soni started her own home kitchen ‘Dadi’s Kitchen Tales’ and became an entrepreneur at the age of 87. In an exclusive conversation with Arbit, the octogenarian entrepreneur talks about her love for food, cooking and much more.

This 87 Y.O. Dadi from Jaipur started her own home kitchen in the pandemic

To take her mind away from the negativity and anxiety which was rampant due to widespread suffering and deaths during the second wave of the pandemic, Jaipur’s Gurdeep Soni started her own home kitchen ‘Dadi’s Kitchen Tales’ and became an entrepreneur at the age of 87. In an exclusive conversation, the octogenarian entrepreneur talks about her love for food, cooking and much more.

Food festival in Jaipur

Take a culinary excursion through Shekhawati at this food fest in Jaipur

Hailing from Mumbai, Chef Akshay Pandit was always inquisitive about the local food and culture of Rajasthan. Ever since he took the role of the Executive Chef at Crowne Plaza in 2019, along with his team of culinary experts, he has been exploring the lesser-known pockets of the state to move beyond the usual dal, bati and choorma that one often associates with Rajasthani food. In their quest to find out about the popular local delicacies of the region, the team has been on many a culinary excursion throughout Rajasthan. After a long hiatus owing to the pandemic, they have curated a 10-day food festival ‘Excursion Through Royal Shekhawat’at their Global Cuisine Restaurant, Socorro.

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#CURTAIN RAISER With the curation of the first-ever Rajasthan Literature Festival, scheduled to be held from 25 March to 27 March in Jodhpur, the Jaipur Virasat Foundation will give an impetus and a new energy to Rajasthani language and literature.

CELEBRATING RAJASTHAN’S LITERARY TRADITIONS

#CURTAIN RAISER

With the curation of the first-ever Rajasthan Literature Festival, scheduled to be held from 25 March to 27 March in Jodhpur, the Jaipur Virasat Foundation will give an impetus and a new energy to Rajasthani language and literature.

#ART EXHIBITION With the objective of inspiring, promoting, and supporting the art caliber of the former students of Mayo College, the Mayo College Alumni Artists have organize a week-long art exhibition at the Welcome Art Gallery of ITC Rajputana.

MAYO ART MARVELS

#ART EXHIBITION

With the objective of inspiring, promoting, and supporting the art caliber of the former students of Mayo College, the Mayo College Alumni Artists have organize a week-long art exhibition at the Welcome Art Gallery of ITC Rajputana.

#FOOD REVIEW A hidden gem for fine dining in Crowne Plaza, Jaipur is offering their guests an opportunity to indulge in the splendour of traditional delicacies of the Thar region.

FORGOTTEN RECIPES OF THE THAR

#FOOD REVIEW

A hidden gem for fine dining in Crowne Plaza, Jaipur is offering their guests an opportunity to indulge in the splendour of traditional delicacies of the Thar region.

The Jaipur Riding & Polo Club is organizing the JRPC Polo season at Bindaiyka from 8 March to 26 March. While making an effort to revive Jaipur’s Golden era of equestrian glory, they are also taking steps towards encouraging young polo talent for a global platform.

REVIVING EQUESTRIAN GLORY

The Jaipur Riding & Polo Club is organizing the JRPC Polo season at Bindaiyka from 8 March to 26 March. While making an effort to revive Jaipur’s Golden era of equestrian glory, they are also taking steps towards encouraging young polo talent for a global platform.