South Asian Sufi Festival.

Dr. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, Trustee, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust and Grand Daughter of Mahatama Gandhi
There isn’t much difference in the spirit of the Pakistani folk singer Reshma and the mystic poet Mirabai, whose devotional poetry resounds in the various corners of Rajasthan. With these thoughts, Dr. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, Trustee, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust and Grand Daughter of Mahatama Gandhi inaugurated the 5th South Asian Sufi Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Friday.

Auto Ride.

Auto Ride Eyes
I took this auto from Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur to my home. The driver looked very sad to me, his eyes looked like they have many stories to tell. But he didn’t told me anything and nor had I asked.

Donkey Fair.

I took this shot somewhat after midnight at “Animal Fair” locally known as “Donkey Fair” which yearly take place near Looniavas village near Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Nayantara Parpia.

Lovely Kathak performance on the eve of 29sept at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur by Nayantara Parpia.
Lovely Kathak performance on the eve of 29sept at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur by Nayantara Parpia.

Message of the Mahatma.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - Charcoal on Paper.

Art Camp and Short Film Screening on 100 years of Champaran Movement of Mahatama Gandhi.


Rajasthan Adult Education Association in association with White Canvas organised one day painting camp and 4 days sculpture camp on the theme 'Message of the Mahatma'. 70 Painters and 15 sculptor artists  from all over India created on this theme. Artists depicted different forms of Gandhi and Gandhian values on different medium. 

The camp was held at in the lush green lawns of Rajasthan Adult Education Association (RAEA), situated in Jhalana, Jaipur. In the morning  of 5th September an orientation lecture was held for the artists which was done by Chairman of RAEA Ramesh Thanvi. Also a short film ‘Kalamkhush’, by Himanshu Vyas depicting Gandhi was screened for the artists and participants at 9:30AM. 

"There is a meaningful relation between education and art. This event is an experiment of linking the Gandhian idea with various art forms. As  Mahatama ji said "my life is my message", he himself was the embodiment of values and ideals. All artists were free to pick up any message from his life, either symbolize it or recreate it, may be real or in abstract form,”  Ramesh Thanvi, Chairperson of RAEA said.

The painting and sculpture camp was held to mark the 100 years of Champaran peasant movement a part of the wider struggle for independence, by Gandhiji when returned from South Africa. The Champaran peasant movement was launched in 1917-18.

The ongoing sculpture camp was also got over on September 5th which was started on 2nd September 2017. Camp was inaugurated by famous art critic Varsha Das on September 2nd.

The senior artists present at the camp were RB Gautam, OM Thanvi, Daniel Connell, Ranbir Sinh, Harishankar Balothia and SK Bhatt. Senior artists while interacting with the participants told them about the idea of art for GandhiJi.

Sanjana Sen

Sanjana Sen
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Aparna Singh

Aparna Singh
Miss Rajasthan  Contestant Aparna Singh, Makeup by Silverine Spa and Salon.

Breakfast at Tapri, Jaipur.

Breakfast at Tapri, Jaipur.
Recently me and my wife went for Breakfast at Tapri, Lal Kothi, Jaipur. I ordered Poha & Masala Tea and my wife ordered Vada pav. In the meantime our food was getting prepared I was telling my wife that Your choice of Vada pav as breakfast is not good. You should have gone for something less spicy or healthier and so on. . . Our food came and I started preparing my Poha with Bhujiya and my wife interrupted, for me Vada pav and spicy are bad but for you bhujiya is ok for breakfast? I said :-  “Haven’t you read it in school that Bhujiya is staple food of Marwadis”.

After that we enjoyed our Breakfast which was Hot, Fresh and Tasty. It cost us 400Rs which was not very pocket friendly for me. But If price is not an issue for you then you should surely give it a try.

Address: Tapri - 43, Tonk Road, Everest Colony, Lal Kothi, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302015
Hours: Open today · 7:30AM–8:30PM
Phone: 0141 410 1712

Guilty.

It was drizzling and my car was parked just in front of these two near World Trade Park, Jaipur. The reason why I am sharing this shot is that, this woman was scolding this dog and he was listening to her like he was guilty of something. That’s what caught my attention and I tried to capture it.

Dancing the Gods - Kathak performance by Rashmi Uppal

Dancing the Gods - Kathak performance by Rashmi Uppal
"Times Jaipur Festival"
Dancing the Gods - Kathak performance by Rashmi Uppal at Harishchandra Totuka Bhawan, Jaipur.