Have you heard of jajam? These large patterned floor spreads coloured in traditional shades of red and black were once commonly found in Rajasthan. Here at the museum, we were familiar with these block printed textiles, however, until recently did not appreciate their cultural significance. A new exhibition at AMHP, Rediscovering Jajam , highlights a wide-ranging collection of …
A unique opportunity to explore the intriguing world of natural dyes and hand block printing.
Situated at the northern end of City Palace and Jai Niwas, Talkatora is an artificial lake, south of which is Badal Mahal, and is surrounded by broad sandbanks. The lake used to be home to a gorgeous garden known as ‘Paal ka Bagh’, on which the festivals of Teej and Gangaur culminated with the immersion ceremony …
There were new friends made, heartfelt exchange of life stories, experiences and lessons. Some shed tears, some stammered in opening up and some just kept smiling all the way through but if there’s one thing that surely happened was that everyone at one point in time on that day would have felt a certain joy of being in a place where the notion of “fitting in” ceased to exist.
Driving in Jaipur has been a smooth ride; annoying, confusing, crazy, yes but still, with its less traffic and well-maintained roads, far better than many of the cities I have lived in.
It’s utterly frustrating to have a preconceived notion generalized across all quarters of the female force. There are a lot of brash and impudent male drivers out there, but they find it easier to sleaze down at the women who’ve come out to make a change.
My opinion and experiences so far might be coming across as harsh, but I will also admit here that yes, not all men are aggressive, and not all women are good drivers. But is it fair to generalize and put all women in the same category?