Jaipur Diary: Fortnightly Reflections of the City

THE’ GROWTH’ TO ‘SMART’ CITY For decades we Jaipurites hung onto an analysis made by a leading news magazine ( 1981) that next to Bangalore, Jaipur was the fastest growing city in the country. Boy!  Were we ecstatic! 1981, incidentally, was also the year when Jaipur was ravaged by an unprecedented deluge – thanks to…

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Backpackers Hostels : The smart way to stay

It is a fact undeniable that Rajasthan is a hub for tourists – both international as well as domestic. Tourism contributes significantly to the income of the state as well as employment opportunities. The large number of hotels and resorts in the state are a reflection of this fact. While Rajasthan, especially Jaipur, is known…

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‘Navras’: Performing Arts Festival in Jawahar Kala Kendra from March 15

Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) will present ‘Navras’ – a high quality performing arts festival from 15 to 22 March.  The week will witness a mélange of cultural performances by way of contemporary dance, Sufi music, fusion music, classical instrumental, classical vocal and theatre from across India. Some of the most well known cultural and theatre programmes like ‘The Manganiyar Seduction’ (directed by…

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