Thirsty Monkey and Modern Science.

Thirsty Gray langur and Modern Science.
Gray langur are common in India and so is the thirst for Water. It’s not just about the India but most of the countries in World are going through the crisis of clean water. Water is the basic necessity and after so much modernization, industrialization and so on . . . World is still going through the crisis of clean water? 

Just think about it are the Scientists from around the globe are so dumb that they can come up with innovations we can’t even imagine but they can’t come up with a solution for our basic necessity clean water? Even these Langurs in India have evolved and urbanized so much that they know how to open a tap to drink water and then when they are done they close the tap. But Scientists are still in the search for the solution of clean water or is someone stopping them from providing us the solution?

Exhibition - New Traditions: Influences and Inspirations in Indian Textiles.

Exhibition - New Traditions: Influences and Inspirations in Indian Textiles.
A unique textile exhibition titled ‘New Traditions: Influences and Inspirations in Indian Textiles, 1947 – 2017’ opened its doors to the public at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur on Friday. Showcasing artwork from over 50 artists and designers who have been dynamically influenced by cultural, political, social, economic and scientific conditions, the exhibition will remain open to the public till 31 July 2018.

Weeding Vastra Heritage Look Book Shoot 2018.

Weeding Vastra Heritage Look Book Shoot 2018.
Few shots from Weeding Vastra Heritage Look Book Shoot 2018.
Designer - Abhi Sharma
Model - Priyank Sharma, Muskan Golash and Garima Dhingra
Photography - Manav Singhi
Location - Castle Kalwar

Backstage.

Shot Taken for FashionVeda.com before the Trunk show at polo lounge on Saturday 29-April-2018. Show Director Gaurav Gaur - Models Akanksha Bhalla, Ridhima Godha, Nupur Jhankal and Mona Gautam.

Astha Naayika

Sneha Chakradhar Bharatnatyam
On the occasion of "World Dance Day" Jawahar kala Kendra, Jaipur presented "Astha Naayika" a treat for Dance lovers.

Astha Naayika explores the different Avastahas (State) of a Naayika towards her Nayaka (Lover, Hero), told through the tale of eight Naayikas, showcasing eight Bhavas (emotion) of a woman in love, depending on the situation.

She is the bold one or the repentant, the annoyed or the separated, the expectant or full of pride. The visualization of myrid moods of nayika entwined in music, dance and poetry.

Performing Artists: Lipsa Satpathy Odissi, Sneha Chakradhar Bharatnatyam and Rashmi Uppal Kathak.
Lipsa Satpathy Odissi 
Rashmi Uppal Kathak

Bharatanatyam

Bharatanatyam
Today on the Eve of World Heritage Day Bharatanatyam performance was presented by the Students of Aakechak Society at the Albert Hall, Jaipur.

Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan

Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan
Scene from the play, "Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan" which was staged on the second day of Theatre Olympics on Monday evening at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur. 

Directed by Salima Raza, Salima Raza also played the role of Alys while Banwari Taneja played Faiz. the play is a dramatised reading of the letters exchanged between Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Pakistan’s poet laureate and one of the most important litterateurs of Urdu language, and his wife Alys, when he was imprisoned in Pakistan between 1951 and 1955.

The Stronger by August Strindberg.

The Stronger by August Strindberg.

Today I went to see a Play “The Stronger by August Strindberg” as a part of ongoing “Jaipur International Theatre Festival” at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. I was 3min late and just missed the Introduction of play so I was not having any Idea about what the play will be about. The language was Greek so it was kind of impossible for me to understand it.

The above pic was from one of the first scenes of the play and rest of the pics is in the sequence of the play. It was the interesting play and the acting was beautiful. “According to me” the whole play was about the fight over these bellies and in the end both the women divided the bellies.

Faag Utsav.

Kathak performance by Yashika Singh at Govind Dev Ji Temple, Jaipur. On the occasion of  Faag Utsav 2018.


Something is between Us.

Took this shot of Arvind Jodha on 06-May-2016 at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
“Something is between Us” is series of three pictures.
Took this shot of Arvind Jodha on 28-Dec-2017 at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Took this shot of Arvind Jodha on 24-Jan-2018 at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Rajasthan Style Fest.

Rajasthan Style Fest.
Model - Garima Chouhan.
Campaign Shoot for Rajasthan Style Fest, Location Amber Fort, Jaipur.

Republic Day.

Republic Day.
26 January - Republic Day Jaipur. #StreetPhotography #MobilePhotography

Waiting!

A shot from Sunday Jaipur old walled city photowalk.
Three shots from Waiting! Series. 
Shot last Sunday at Jaipur old walled city PhotoWalk.
Three shots from Waiting! Series.

Three shots from Waiting! Series.

Monkey Thieves Jaipur.

Latest video of Monkey Thieves from Jaipur. Shot today at our city PhotoWalk.

Hum Gunge Hain.

Shaksham Khandelwal presented his Solo Play “Hum Gunge Hain” today evening 19-Jan-2018 which was Writen, Directed and Acted by him only at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur. The story of this play revolves around how to make human out of man and the casteism and hatred which is growing day by day in society.

Old Potter.

Old Potter.
It was a cold winter night and I caught an old potter in the middle of his dinner. He lives in this space which he calls "home without walls" with his Son, Daughter in law and a Toddler Grandson.

Kite Festival 2018.

Makar Sankranti or Kite Festival 2018.
Hopefully this pic is my last pic related to this seasons Kite Festival Jaipur.
Mobile Photography Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Miss Geetannjli.

Fashion Shoot for High on Persona Magazine.
Fashion Shoot for High on Persona Magazine.
Designer - Buzjay
Model - Miss Geetannjli
Makeup - Poornima Goyal

Winter Morning – Tea, Sugar and Sunshine.

Winter Morning – Tea, Sugar and Sunlight. At Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Winter Morning – Tea, Sugar and Sunshine. At Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Makar Sankranti or Kite Festival 2018.

Makar Sankranti or Kite Festival 2018.
Yesterday I got up at 5am and started covering the festivity of Makar Sankranti or popularly known as Kite Festival of Jaipur. Entire day I clicked many pictures some beautiful portraits, actions and events which I might share in future. But when I sat for selection of pictures today morning for the post, I got stuck to this picture and somehow I felt that this picture has summed up my entire Makar Sankranti or Kite Festival of Jaipur 2018 for me.

Fire Breaks Out Near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur.

Today 11 Jan 2018 around 3pm fire breaks out at one of the banquet hall "Rose Garden" of Entertainment Paradise near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur. At least Ten fire tenders on the spot No casualties reported yet.

Decorations.

Decorations Captured at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.
Decorations Captured at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.

Gender Story a Photographic Exhibition.

Selfie with friends at the Inaugration of “Gender Story” a photographic exhibition
A Selfie with friends at the Inauguration of “Gender Story” a photographic exhibition by Young photographer and friend Jainish Vig. If you are in Jaipur then you can check it out tomorrow also at Parijaat II Gallery, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Life at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Life at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Mobile Shot of Life at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Opem Mic Jaipur

A Shot taken today at “Opem Mic Jaipur” performance, a part of “Rang Rajasthan Theatre and Folk Festival” Which is going on at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. Both of these guys are young and Hobbyist but the performance was good.

India Industrial Fair.

India Industrial Fair.
Mobile shot taken at India Industrial Fair which is one of the largest industrial trade show in Rajasthan. It is going on from 5th-8th January, 2018, at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

I did not found it very interesting and it was very immature. For example the only exit is at the end of second exhibition hall so if you had entered the first hall and didn’t like the exhibition you can’t escape. When I asked the officials that how can I exit in between they said you can’t. You have to go through the entire exhibition cover even the empty stalls of both the halls and then only you will be able to escape which was a long boring walk.

Rang Rajasthan - 2018

Rang Rajasthan - 2018
The 4th edition of the week-long colorful Rang Rajasthan Theatre and Folk Festival, began at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) on 05 January with enthusiasm and vigour. Curated by Rang Mastaaney and presented by JKK, the festival offers 14 main stream productions, 7 Rajasthani folk performances and 7 celebrity talk shows. Also in store are 7 young directors’ plays, school outreach programme, open mic sessions and morning ragas this season.

On the first day of the event there was folk music and dance, staging of Rajasthani plays as well as a talk show with renowned folk artiste Mame Khan. It is to be recalled that the programme has been curated by Rang Mastaaney and is being presented by Jawahar Kala Kendra.

Mix of Rajasthan performs at Open Mic Jaipur
The day began with a performance by ‘Mix of Rajasthan’ band at the Open Mic Jaipur session in the Kendra’s Indian Coffee House. They rendered popular Rajasthani folk songs like Kesariya Balam, Chaudhary, Nimbuda Nimbuda, Mast Kalandar, among others.

Play Re Gailyaa by Kapil & Priyadarshini
A musical drama ‘Re Gailyaa’ by Kapil and Priyadarshini was staged in Rangayan. The play was based on a folk tale and revolved around the story of an absent minded and illiterate boy ‘Bhomya’. He neither studies nor goes to the school despite of his mother’s scolding. One day Bhomya gets a stomach ache due to which he has to go to another village. Over there a tragedy ensues with Bhomya which becomes a laughing stock for the audience.

Play Anjali Sharma Urf Anji by Rajendra Panchal
‘Anjali Sharma Urf Anji’ was based on the Hindi adaptation by Dr. Vasant Dev of Marathi play ‘Chi Sau Ka’ written by Vijay Tendulkar. Anji is undaunted by the fact that she is getting on in years. Determined to find a right match, she sets out to search her dream man herself.  During this journey Anji comes across several funny as well as difficult situations. The climax persuades the play’s audience to re-examine its value system especially the one concerning women.

Folk Performance
The day concluded with folk fusion music and dance performances. The highlights of the performance were Bhawai by Murari Lal & Group, Ghoomar by Jyoti Bharti Goswami and Shekawati Chang by Shyam Sundar & Group.

Talk Show with Mame Khan
Mame Khan shared his life journey from early childhood to his various performances across the globe and experience of singing for Bollywood films. Singing, he said, is in his blood. He also threw light on the origins of the Manganiyar community.

A Kathak Night by Gurus.

Manisha Gulyani
A beautiful performance by Manisha Gulyani yesterday on the full moon night with the backdrop of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur. Occasion was an event “A Kathak Night by Gurus” Organised by Jaipur Kathak Kendra.

Selfie.

Manav Singhi
Let's start the New Year with a Selfie at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.