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What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘Lingerie’? Sexy, hot, bold, something really intimate or just meant for actresses, models, or girls who have a svelte figure?

Well, hear what Miss Lingerista has to say, and it will probably change your perception towards lingerie and self-love.

We’ve come so far in terms of a modern and liberal society, but women still avoid discussing this beautiful necessity openly. And, when someone calls for it, the only thing you can hear is, Sssshhhh… it’s not meant to be discussed publicly!! Why is a necessity defined as an unspeakable?

A girl from Jaipur, Miss Lingerista, shakes these thoughts. And, while having this conversation with her, we came to know about many things, myths, and her thoughts about lingerie in a unique way.

  1. Tell us a brief about yourself?

“I’m a computer engineer by education, a writer by profession and a body positive, lingerie blogger by passion. Born in Jaipur, brought up in multiple cities, and finally settled in NCR (yeah… for now).”

  1. Behind your concept and name of Miss Lingerista, who is your inspiration?

“I have an unhealthy fixation with lingerie pretty much. About 2 years ago, I was browsing through a couple of blogs to educate myself about bra sizes. I realised that not a single lingerie blog was dedicated to Indian women. That’s when I decided to indulge myself in my addiction a little more and create a platform to talk about it.

And since I’m a devoted follower of lingerie, hence, the name, Miss Lingerista.”

  1. What do you often hear, when you introduce yourself as Miss Lingerista?

“It’s funny because I usually have to repeat it at least once because people doubt what they just heard. Then, it’s astonishment because this is the last thing anyone would possibly expect you to say- ‘Hi, I’m a Lingerie blogger!’ But I guess, it doesn’t take them long to realise how significant it is to educate everyone about this apparently ‘unspeakable’ niche.”

  1. Tell us about some of the most unusual challenges you went through while sharing body positive thoughts?

“Lol! If you’re expecting me to talk about haters and stalkers, my apologies. Thankfully, that’s not happened yet. Believe me! My audience is actually acknowledging my work, and it isn’t that difficult. It’s just that no one is willing to take the initiative. And, I’m grateful that both, men and women, who have gone through my content, comprehend it.”

  1. Don’t you feel awkward while doing Lingerie Shoots?

“I’ve been very lucky! All the photographers I’ve collaborated with have been amazing. It isn’t about “exposing my body”, but about two artists working together to create something beautiful and meaningful. Besides, one has to break out of his/her comfort zone to grow.”

  1. What were the reactions of your closed ones, when they came to know about your concept of promoting lingerie brands?

“They know it when I set my mind, heart and soul on something; nothing can really stop me from doing it. I enforce my stubbornness at its highest level (*facepalm*).”

  1. Do you receive a positive response from males as well females asking for your bits of advice about lingerie shopping advice or your work on social media platforms?

“Oh yes, absolutely! It’s encouraging to see how women, as well men, want to know about it. Frequently, I have witnessed that they are curious to know why lingerie is must have, what are the best buys, and much more.”

  1. As per your thought process, how far your initiative towards body shaming and other stereotypes related to intimate wears has evolved till date?

“Regarding intimate wear, people have begun to contact me for advice and views. And, I most definitely answer all such queries. And, as far as working towards breaking body stereotypes is considered, I’ve recently started this campaign #HateLoss, which is grabbing the eyeballs. The idea is to convey the message – all bodies are good bodies. And, to communicate that I’m featuring regular women on my Instagram profile along with their sense of beauty and why they love themselves. Those pictures and conversations are moving beyond the surface level.”

  1. Any message that you want to bestow among the readers?

“If you aren’t in that place where you want to be, work for it. You’ll get there eventually. Change takes place, but not overnight. If you want to feel good about yourself, begin with not feeling sorry for yourself or your body. You’re a product of the universe. You are energy.”

Thank you so much, girl! For bringing up something worth to know and sharing your thoughts with us. As we can call it a revolutionary step towards body shaming and being bold enough to take pride in your shape.

If you also want to know more about Miss Lingerista, then you can check out her blog https://misslingerista.com/

Or, you can also follow her on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misslingerista/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miss.lingerista/

World Poetry Day

Left : Rj Ravindra – Right : Praveen Jha

जयपुर शहर में हल्ला मचा हुआ रविन्द्र सिंह (वज़ीर) और प्रवीण झा (निज़ाम) का और इनकी सुपरहिट जुगलबंदी का, जैसे-जैसे लोगो तक उनकी ग़ज़लें और नज़्में पहुँच रही है वैसे वैसे ही लोग उनको और और सुनना की तमन्ना जाग रही हैं और आज 21 मार्च वर्ल्ड पोएट्री डे (विश्व कविता दिवस) पर इन दोनों शायरों की एक ख़ास नज़्म आप सबके लिए पेश है । अगर इन दोनों शायरों को सुनना है लाइव तो आईये द पोएट्री रिसाईटल्स के अगले सेशन में और लुत्फ़ उठाइये ग़ज़लों और शेरों का ।

World Poetry Day

यूनेस्को (संयुक्त राष्ट्र शैक्षिक, वैज्ञानिक और सांस्कृतिक संगठन) ने 21 मार्च, 1999 को कविता दिवस के रुप में मनाने की घोषणा की थी। उसके बाद से ही कवियों को प्रोत्साहन, कविता लेखन को आगे बढ़ाने के मकसद से हर साल 21 मार्च को विश्व कविता दिवस के रुप में मनाया जाता आ रहा है।

Poems on Ravindra Singh and Praveen Jha, Founders of The Poetry Recitals

  • रविन्द्र सिंह (वज़ीर) | Ravindra Singh
    Ravindra Singh

    Rj Ravindra

मत पूछो चरागों की उम्र क्या है
ढ़ेर हुए पतंगो का हाल
सब कुछ बयां कर देगा

हिरनों का झुंड़ कितना ही भाग ले
आदमखोर
बदकिस्मत का शिकार कर ही लेगा

अब वो बड़ा हो चुका है
गाली भी देता है पर
वक्त आने पर बेटे की मदद
बाप कर ही देगा

हां तु सही टोकती थी
मेरी गलती होने पर
मां के जाने के बाद
बेटा तस्वीर पर
दो आंसु गिरा ही लेगा

बाहर के मौजों की हवा लग चुकी है
बीमार हुआ
तो घर की ओर चल ही देगा

और जो प्यार तु दूसरों में ढ़ूंढ़ता रहा
घरवालों की छुअन से उसे
महसूस कर ही लेगा

जो ताउम्र हुस्न को देखकर भटकता रहा , उसे सच्चा इश्क कौन देगा

जिस मुहब्बत के लिए तु सबसे ज्यादा रोया था
खंजर भी उसी का होगा
जान भी वही लेगा

झुक जाया कर कभी कभी
बड़ों के सामने
झुका हुआ पेड़ ज्यादा ही फल देगा

 सुबह उठकर छू लिया कर मां बाप के पैरों को , जन्नत ही मिलेगी गर तु
ये काम रोज़ाना कर लेगा⁠⁠⁠⁠
  • प्रवीण झा( निज़ाम⁠⁠⁠⁠) | Praveen Jha
    Praveen Jha

    Praveen Jha

रातें झूठी दिन भी झूठे,
सपने झूठे यें सावन झूठे..

यें धूप हैं झूठी ये छाँव हैं झूठी,
सारे शहर ये गाँव हैं झूठे..

‘इस अंधकार की बारिश में
कुछ शाखों से पत्ते टूटे’

मैं भी झूठा तुम भी झूठी,
दोनों के ज़ज्बात हैं झूठे..

वो पहली मुलाक़ात है झूठी,
वो दिल की हर बात हैं झूठी..

कसमें झूठी वादें झूठे,
फ़िक्र के सारे आँगन झूठे..

“एक तुम्हारा दिल हैं सच्चा
बाकि सारे सच हैं झूठे” I

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As we were meandering through the journals to find an inspiring and influencing personality for our “Influencers of Jaipur” section, we came across Mr. Madhur Bumb, the Principal Architect of the firm MB Consulting.

The role of an architect is to take the needs and wants of the client, comprehend them and then prepare a concept that is followed by construction. The architect needs to go through a fully accredited training and accrue relevant field experience to be successful in his or her area or specialty. As mentioned in the article below, Architecture is an art and needs devotion of utmost sincerity.

We had him answering a few questions for us. Read forth what it is like knowing such a persona!!

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Tell us something about yourself. Also, when did you start MB Consulting?

I am a Xavierite from St. Xavier’s School, Jaipur where I was a General sports captain and also had the honour of setting a national record in swimming for Rajasthan and my school. Among other things, this is the place that taught me the most important lesson in my life; nothing can beat hard work and dedication.

I studied architecture at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and then I went on to do my masters in Construction Project Management at the University of Manchester where I led the class and was awarded a Gold Medal for academic excellence.

My aim had always been to come back to my hometown, so after working for a few years, I returned to Jaipur and set up MB Consulting in 2015.

 

What inspired you to pursue Architecture?

“The Power to create”. It is one of the most impactful tools that enable and exemplify the growth of a society, an economy and a civilisation as a whole. In fact, that’s what inspires me every day to create iconic buildings that will signify the times that we live in. My work is my contribution to the people of my city, and perhaps someday people around the globe, which will continue to stand even long after I am gone.

 

You are the first architect in your family. Was your family supportive of your choice of career?

Well, of course, it’s a noble profession as old as civilisation. They were, in fact, encouraging, especially my father.

 

How were your initial days as an architect, what hurdles did you face?

Transitioning from the UK to India, struggles were to understand the Indian style of working. So I had to start with analysing the pros and cons and replacing the cons with more pros. Today I have a wonderful team comprising of junior architects, civil engineers, project managers, site managers, contractors, consultants who have swiftly adapted to a new, organised and more productive style of working, all dedicated to meet our common goals. And well the rest is history; we are creating some phenomenal buildings in record time and budget.

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We’ve read that your firm practices ‘Lean Construction’. Tell us something about Lean Construction? How does it differ from Green Design?

Green Design and Lean Construction are two completely different things!

The underlying focus of Lean Construction is to maximise value and minimise waste. In my opinion, it is a field of study that has revolutionised construction on many levels and we are proudly the only firm in Rajasthan employing the principles of Lean Construction. The emphasis is on extracting maximum value from the resources at hand whether it’s material, time, manpower, machinery or space. In fact, I have written a book on Lean Construction as well and had the honour of meeting Mr Lauri Koskela, the father of Lean Construction, to discuss prospects of collaborative research in the field.

Green Design has become an umbrella term encompassing several broad and abstract topics, mainly bearing an ecological connotation.  While a green design may be achieved in several ways, the methods of lean construction enable it, amidst other goals, through a more focused deployment and utilisation of social, financial, technological, environmental resources and TIME!

I believe it to be a path-breaking field. We live in a wasteful society with limited resources. Everything must be accounted for – every brick, every litre of water, and every hour!

 

What challenges do you have to face due to the changing trends in architecture?

Being one of the firms bringing about the change in architecture, I firmly believe that it is coming about for many reasons that are in fact essential and fruitful for all of us.

The challenge lies in the resistance to that change due to lack of knowledge, awareness and to some extent a myopic vision. I want to bring about that awareness, give the people of the city more than they thought possible. Therefore, one of my major goals has always been to change how the city perceives architecture.

While fortunately every client has been enamoured by our designs, the first instinct is ‘Oh! That looks expensive, it must be expensive.’ People need to understand that a good design is not expensive; it is a bad one that costs! We are fortunate to have our clients who are embracing our works with open arms and minds.

That is also one of the reasons why we majorly take on ‘Design and Build’ responsibilities to not only ensure that our designs are brought to life immaculately but also to train the local workmen to understand technicalities of their work that they never before did and quite frankly who have never been engaged in anything like this.  

The aim is to ultimately build cities that are smart, humane and well, happy.

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What is your design philosophy? Also, how do you perceive architecture?

My design philosophy rests on the classical Vitruvian Principles of utilities firmitas venustas (function, quality and delight). In order to achieve it, I religiously follow, what I call, The Process.

One has to consider 360 degrees and all planes, be attentive and intuitive to the needs and desires of the client and study the surrounding built environment. When I finally sit down to design it always begins with a pencil sketch and is further built upon using state of the art 2D and 3D software. We pride ourselves on the exactitude of our digital visualisation which ultimately is brought to life on site to perfection and with precision.

Architecture is an art, a science and everything in between. It is an extremely powerful tool impacting every person of the society whether it’s the user, the architect, the workmen building it or even the passers-by. Its effects ripple through all realms of existence – personal, psychological, social, cultural and economic.

 

Would you like to tell us some of your prominent projects?

To be honest, all of our projects are prominent to me regardless of type or scale. While our villas are redefining luxury living with their aesthetics and exclusive character, our commercial buildings and hospitality projects have been instrumental in enhancing business opportunities and the brand image of our clients. Years ago, I created a design for micro-housing for the city of Prato in Italy to meet the needs of heavy migration and space scarcity in urban areas among other challenges. We are excited to be implementing a similar design philosophy for township plans under the “Housing-for-All” scheme of the government. We are quite certain that they will truly be one of their kinds, holistic townships in Rajasthan, promoting well-being and social integration.

 

How do you see the changing and growing architectural designs and infrastructure of India?

It is a mixed emotion; a sigh of relief with a hint of disappointment sometimes. It’s encouraging to see our society embracing the change and evolution but I believe that the empty glass boxes, which supposedly identify with contemporary architecture, do no justice to it. Contemporary architecture is so much more than that and I think the people deserve to be introduced to it and experience it.

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What has been your life’s ‘Mantra’?

Well, it has always been to work harder than I did yesterday.

 

What are your future plans for developing your firm?

We are an integrated consultancy for architecture, interior design, project management, lean construction and construction financial advisory. In a nutshell, our work stretches to all aspects of a real estate project. The plan is to definitely keep up with this and continue to cater to a large and diverse clientele. Further, we are also planning on expanding to development work of our own, a products line and a few other avenues that we can discuss the next time we talk.

 

Any piece of advice you want to give to the young and budding architects?

Studying architecture and practising architecture are two entirely different ball games. While creating new buildings is an absolutely enthralling experience, it is a work of grave responsibility faced with innumerable challenges. Architecture is not an isolated discipline; students must, therefore, study and expand their horizons beyond simply designing.

Most importantly, as a student of architecture, one believes that the sky is the limit when it comes to innovation in design and I want them to know that with well-rounded knowledge and constant learning that is actually true. I aim to lead by example.

 

Taking motivation from his life’s Mantra, “Work harder than you did yesterday”, Mr Madhur Bumb truly is an inspiration for all the young and budding architects. Following his visionary directions can help a lot these architects in order to achieve the best results.

For any queries related to MB Consulting or Mr. Madhur Bumb reach them on http://www.mbcon.in/contact/

 

This was the first article in the series – Influencers of Jaipur, If you feel that you know any influencer worth knowing or featuring on JaipurCityBlog.com – Email us on info@jaipurcityblog.com

People with great passion make the impossible happen

The quote holds true for Shobhit Tiwari, a 23-year old  Jaipur-based who, led by his passion created history by making a Guinness World Record for Most Number of Light Orbs i.e. 900 in a Single Photographic Image. Shobhit & his team broke the record of an American team by a massive difference of 700 orbs thus becoming the first Indians to do so. This World Record holder marked Jaipur at global front & gave it an identity written in golden words & which will inspire the future generations to contribute something to their city.

JCB: Throw some light on how you made it to the Guinness World Records ?

ST: It took six months of  hard work , planning & years of practice along-with designing our own tool which was first of its own kind. Since we were not happy with the results of our first attempt & wanted to break the previous record phenomenally, we reinvented our idea & its execution. It worked in our best interest & we established a new benchmark for photographers aspiring to break the record.

JCB: What is LPP ? When & how did you develop an interest in it ?

ST: Light painting is a technique of  long exposure photography where you capture the motion of light to create different images. Analogically speaking, it is similar to painting where Darkness becomes the canvas & the light source becomes the brush.

It was in late 2013, when I was left awestruck by a stunning LPP on Internet that my curiosity took me over & I started researching on this technique. I was so mesmerized that I couldn’t believe such an image could be produced without using Photoshop.

But, once when I started doing LPP & got the desired results, I was convinced that this is what I want to do & the fact that a great painter, Picasso was also associated with technique & incorporated it in his paintings inspired me to do something extraordinary.

JCB. What are the Real World implementations of LPP ?

ST: Light Painting has quickly gained recognition on an International level & is being used by world’s biggest corporate houses like Microsoft, Apple, Nike, Red Bull, Honda etc. In India too, we are trying to promote it on many levels & I am happy to say that now, people as well as different stakeholders are trying to incorporate it in their ventures.

JCB. What was the reaction of your folks when you told them about your passion ? Were they supportive ?

ST: There is a funny story behind that. Initially, my family was unaware of the fact that I was secretly practicing Light Painting in the basement of our house but once they got to know what I was doing, they were greatly excited & extremely supportive especially my elder sister, who gifted me my first camera & always encouraged me to do something great. Even my friends got fascinated by this entirely  new dimension of photography I introduced them to.

JCB. What are the equipments required for creating an LPP? How did you arrange the tools for creating different images ?

ST: Tripod is a must. Then comes the shutter release, flashlights, different colored LEDs etc. Lately, I have been designing my own tools to create desired shapes. These include Dome tool, Light Wand, Flexi-glass made by soldering LEDs.

JCB. Are you into teaching light painting as well ?

ST: Yes, I have been conducting workshops to educate people about Light Painting techniques, the most recent & successful being the one at Jodhpur InstaMeet where the amazing response of audience, the perfect synchronization of members, inspired me to hold many more workshops for beginners as well as Light Painters who wish to learn at an advanced level. The goal is to make LPP familiar to everyone who loves Light, Art & Photography as this is an exceptional skill to possess.

JCB. Can you suggest a few Camera Settings & simple techniques for our readers trying to do LPP at home ?

ST: You can start with very simple tools such as keychain LEDs, mobile torch, toy lights etc. Usually, the camera is in Manual Mode & the settings are:

f -7.1, shutter-BULB, ISO-100

Once you get to know the technique, you can vary these values as per the light source.

You can connect with with Shobhit Tiwari on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shobhittiwari3.0

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shobhit3.0

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Certificate of Guinness World Records

Photography by Guinness World Record holder Shobhit Tiwari

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Dussehra in Jaipur

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Hey friends, Myself Harish, being a writer I always wanted to reveal the stories of unknown places and forts but this time i am writing about stories of some unappreciated workers and artists of Jaipur, yes friends in this article you will read about the problems and efforts of these workers.

Ravan mandi, Jaipur is famous market of colorful ravan puppets, the main market is situated at mansarovar. I always wanted to have a chat with them regarding their problems, so i personally visited them and took an interview of a person named Suresh (representative from basti). All these workers lives in a basti in mansarovar.

Dussehra in Jaipur

Q1. What are the major problems you face ?

Suresh – The major problem is
1. If the rain persists, it ruins all the puppets and our business stops as rain starts.
2. We have to take permissions from the municipality for covering the half way of the roads as puppets increase day by day.

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Q2. How do you make such beautiful puppets in such short period of time?

Suresh –  This is our art that is given by our four-fathers as blessing to us because we have to make earning of full year in just navratri days, so we are thankful to them.

Dussehra in Jaipur

Q3. Usually what are the rates of ravan puppets?

Suresh – If Customer wants a structure of puppet then the rates are cheap and economic. But when we talk about complete puppets it starts with 7k – 20k or more.

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Q4. What you do if rain persists?

Suresh – When rain persist, our full basti starts to hide the puppets under the metro bridge but its impossible to hide all the puppets, it ruins our business.

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Q5. What do you do when its off season for you “unlike navaratri”?

Suresh – We make chairs, tables and baskets of some material and sell them but the core business runs in navratri as Vijaya dashmi arrives.

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Picture Credits : Shobhit Tiwari

“Dance like no one is watching” and this quote suits well on the technique of Zumba workout which is regularly headed by the young Zumba Instructor “Miss Shefali Jain”. Being passionate about fitness and dancing, Shefali teaches Zumba at her Shefali’s Dance and Fitness Studio. Apart from appealing personality, she is a beautiful soul with lots of energy which has led her to the best of both worlds.

Zumba Trainer - Shefali Jain Jaipur

Check out what she has to exclaim about her life and her journey as a Zumba instructor which is still more ahead: 

When did you discover Zumba?

“By watching regular fitness videos and magazines, I came to know about Zumba. So, one year back I thought to grab a Zumba license. From my pocket money, I somehow managed to attend the two days workshops in Mumbai of 10hrs a day where I also got certifications. On 18th March 2016, I professionally received the permit.”  

You chose it out of your fitness passion or was it a random catch of your life?

“My urge of dance drags me to learn Zumba as dance is one of the best way to achieve fitness. So, you can say that it’s out of Fitness passion☺.”

Shefali’s Dance and Fitness Studio

Apart from Zumba, what are your other interests that you follow on a regular basis?

“I have been into Yoga, Aerobics and Wedding event choreography too. And, I have also done Visharad in Kathak. When I was in 7th class with the studies, I joined the dance and continued Kathak also for 5years. So, along with Zumba, I also look up at all these activities on a regular instinct.”

Who was your support system when you came up with your Shefali’s Dance and Fitness Studio?

“My best friend and my family encouraged me that I should go on with my passion and built it as a profession. As when it’s my part of education, I am a qualified CS (company Secretary passed from ICSI), so people always have this question why you are not doing a job as you are CS why you are teaching Dance? And, they also go with the typical words that Itti padhai ki kyon thi agar dance hi sikhana tha toh.

But, my best friend and my family always said that follow your passion for dance and fitness don’t listen to others. In short, I can say they are my strength. ☺”

Shefali’s Dance and Fitness Studio

Do you have any certifications of Zumba dance?

“Yes! I am Level 1 certified by Zumba Fitness, LLC which is based in Hallandale (US). And, I also used to attend workshops regularly. So, you can say that there are more certifications I want to achieve. 

How many calories can an individual burn in a Zumba Class?

“Approximately, a person can burn 800-1000 calories in a Zumba class.”

Out of curiosity, how remunerative is a career as the Zumba Instructor?

“It’s splendid, right now I am Zumba instructor in JW Marriott, in Cambridge court world school, and now there are many upcoming corporate projects for Zumba that are coming on my list.”

What’s your proudest achievement in your field till date?

Professionally, I have started Zumba one year back. So, according to that, I can say future will be excellent. Whatever I am doing on a regular basis is proudest. My current work profile and dance studio everything is what I have dreamt of.

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Zumba is identified internationally. But, still many people are unaware of it. So, do you get routine inquiries and counseling session of this dance practice?

Yup, through my marketing I receive calls for Zumba but still, people are not aware of this form of exercise. They usually ask what Zumba is? How we do it? So, my motive is to make people crazy for this fitness trend.

Zumba is High-intensity total body workout, combining all elements of fitness-cardio, boosted energy, flexibility and lots of fun with loud music. I can say it is the most fun way to reduce weight.

What’s the best thing about your Zumba Sessions?

“My Zumba session is always stress-free and like we are having a party. We do it for one hour, and the entire duration is always like a breath of fresh air (many breaths actually). We let out our inner Indian streak and dance like no one is watching just like super crazy people. ☺

Generally, in my class people like Bollywood tracks and Zumba steps on Chammak Challo or Punjabi songs. Sometimes we add beats of Bhangra also in the latest Hindi party songs like Ladki Beautiful, Desi Look and lots more.

Apart from Zumba rhythms (Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Salsa, Belly Dance) I prefer Bollywood genre. And, it goes amicable too as the dance steps and the Latin/international rhythms that we use in Zumba fitness classes are sometimes unfamiliar to new students, and it can be intimidating to feel as though you’re the only person in the room who doesn’t know how to do the dance.

So, to connect people with dance and health, Zumba rhythms like cha-cha, soca, samba, etc. are not often heard in my classes.

Is there a niche group of Zumba like the early twenties or something?

No, there is no specification as such; Zumba is beneficial for all ages. Whether it’s a 50-year-old person or a 5-year old kid, every age group can do Zumba.

Any remarks for the people who want to pick Zumba as their career?

“Yeah! Go for it and you will surely love it because Zumba not only makes people happening but confident too. Zumba is not about being perfect; it’s about having fun and just moving your body the best you can to give yourself a lively personality.”

Shefali’s Dance and Fitness Studio - shefali jain

What are your plans relevant to Shefali’s Dance and Fitness Studio?

Just want to open more branches and want to take more certification courses in the field of dance and fitness both.  

Shefali! Wish you all the very best for your efforts and good luck with your plans relevant to your dance and fitness studio. To know more about Shefali and her Zumba classes, you can connect with her on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shefali.fitness/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shefuj_/

You can also visit her website www.shefalijain.zumba.com .

You can also reach her through email: shefalijain.93@gmail.com.

Jaipur, which was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, is the capital and the largest city of the Indian State of Rajasthan in Northern India. Jaipur has a total population of 3,073,350 out of which 78% are Hindus and in turn it is Marwari’s who dominate majority of the Hindu population. The Marwari or Marwadi are an Indian ethnic group that originates from Rajasthan region of India.  Many people from various Marwari castes migrated to distant states for business, agriculture and later became successful. The term “Marwari” caught on as a way to refer to a businessman from Marwar. It is rightly said that a Marwari is a true business man at heart and there are many Marwari’s who have emerged successfully as one.

Some Marwari businessmen who have touched exceeding heights in their businesses are:

1. Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal: 

Flipkart founders

Sachin Bansal is an Indian software engineer and internet entrepreneur originally from Chandigarh, is also a marwari businessmen. Similarly his business partner Binny Bansal is also from Chandigarh and from Marwari community. Both of them are the founder and CEO of the successful e-commerce company ‘Flipkart’. Flipkart was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters is in Singapore. In September 2015, both entered Forbes India Rich List debuting at the 86th position with a net worth of $1.3 billion each.

2. Mukesh Bansal:

mukesh bansal

Originally from Karnataka and educated at India Institute of Technology, Kanpur Mukesh Bansal is the founder and CEO of Myntra which is a leading e-commerce company of fashion and casual lifestyle. As of 25th April 2016, Myntra ranks as the top 4 startup for India in the Startup Ranking.

3. Rohit Bansal:

Rohit Bansal

Rohit Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur, cofounder and COO of e-commerce platform Snapdeal. Rohit was born in Punjab and belongs to the Marwari community. He got his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi.

4. Peeyush Bansal:

Peeyush Bansal

Peeyush Bansal is the founder of Lenskart and has completed his education from Indian Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Lenskart was founded by him in 2010 and since then is running rather successfully.

5. Manmohan Agarwal:

manmohan agarwal

Manmohan Agarwal basically from Delhi and a true Marwari businessmen has completed his studies from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is the founder and CEO of Yebhi. It is an Indian online shopping e-commerce portal which was launched in year 2009. It won 5th Loyalty Awards which were presented by AIMIA.

6. Dinesh Agarwal:

dinesh agarwal

Dinesh Agarwal is an Indian entrepreneur, founder and CEO of IndiaMART, an online B2B marketplace in India. Born to a business family in India, Agarwal completed his high school from Maharaja Agrasen Vidyalaya Inter College, Lucknow. As of 2015, IndiaMART claimed to have 3 million suppliers listed on its website.

7. Bhavish Agarwal:

Bhavish Aggarwal

Bhavish Aggarwal is an Indian entrepreneur and founder of Ola Cabs. Aggarwal was born in Ludhiana, Punjab. Ola started as an online cab aggregator in Mumbai, now based out in Bangalore. Ola bagged Startup of The Year award in Economic Times Startup Awards 2015.

8. Gaurav Agarwal:

Marwari Businessmen

Saavari an online cab booking aggregator has been founded by Gaurav Agarwal. He completed his education from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

9. Sandeep Agarwal:

Marwari Businessmen, Sandeep Agarwal

Sandeep Agarwal is the founder and CEO of shopclues.com. It is an online marketplace, headquartered in Gurgaon. It won India Best E-Commerce Site of the Year’ at Social Media Summit & Awards (2013), by Global Youth Marketing Forum.

10. Manu Agarwal:

mannu agarwal

Manu Agarwal is the founder of Naaptol. Naaptol is India’s leading online store. He launches this e-commerce company in 2008 and since then it is running successfully.

11. Ritesh Agarwal:

Ritesh agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal (born 16 November 1993) is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of OYO Rooms. He started his business career at age 17. He is the first resident Indian to win the Thiel Fellowship. More recently, he was named by Forbes in its “30 under 30” list in the consumer tech sector.

12. Deepinder Goyal:

Deepinder Goyal

Deepinder Goyal is founder and CEO of Zomato.com. He completed his studies from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Zomato is a restaurant search and discovery service founded in 2008. The company also provides cashless payment, online ordering, white-label apps, table reservation, and point-of-sale systems.

13. Ashish Goel:

Ashish Goel

Urban Ladder was started by Ashish Goel in 2012. Ashish Goel previously worked with McKinsey & Company and served as the COO of Amar Chitra Katha. He is a recipient of India’s National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2010. He was awarded on 3 December 2010 by President of India Pratibha Patil in New Delhi. In 2015, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Jaipur Nightlife

Team JaipurCityBlog decided to capture life of people in Jaipur who are working all night to make our life more comfortable and no one talks about them. These workers make sure our routines work like clockwork. We decided to showcase and salute their hard work.

These activities we captured with our camera are in Jaipur between 1.00 am and 4.00 am, and the locations were durgapura, mansarovar, gopalpura bypass, badi chaupar, tonk road, malviya nagar etc. All necessary permissions were taken from appropriate authorities before capturing this photo series.

This photo series is a tribute to hard work and dedication of these people, capturing their lives when the city of Jaipur sleeps and the motive of this is to make people realize that these are people who are working day and night just to make our lives much more comfortable, we find the packet of milk, newspaper etc, when we wake up early at morning. But, we’re too busy in our lives to acknowledge the back story so as to how it happened.

Changing our sleep cycle was the first step towards understanding their mind-set at that particular hour. Most of subjects didn’t sleep more than three hours a day, and yet remained mentally healthy. Their efficiency and discipline is something that has always inspired us and then we thought, why not go out for rounds to shoot them, and promote their professions that most of us are unaware of.

The reason we did not stop waking up every day, and go for the shoot is because,”We knew these guys were waking up before most of us, worked harder than most of us and were the family bread winners.
So, this series is a tribute to all these unsung heroes.”

Here are photos of Jaipur Night life – When Jaipur Sleeps

Jaipur Police

Jaipur Police working everyday, every night to ensure the safety of people of the City, A big salute to them.
Location : Mansarovar, Jaipur
Time : 1.15 am

Watchman in jaipur

Location : Durgapura
Time : 1.30 am

Jaipur Night life

Location : Badi Chaupar (Metro Construction)
Time : 1.45 am

Jaipur Metro

Jaipur Metro construction site city area
Time : 2.30 am
Location : Badi Chaupar

Jaipur Nightlife

“I’m working every night just to earn few bucks and serve my family with meals.”
Location : Main city area
Time : 2.45 am

Jaipur Night life, Nightlife in jaipur

“Swachh Bharat Mission” – A waste picker along with his wife, collecting waste at 3 am opposite Gaurav Tower in malviya nagar, Jaipur.
Location : Gaurav Tower
Time : 3.15 am

newspaper hawker in jaipur

There are many newspaper hawker who work hard to ensure we get our newspapers at our doorsteps before we wake up every morning. Massive respect for them.
Location : Gopalpura Bypass
Time : 3.45 am

Jaipur nightlife

Location : Gopalpura
Time : 4.00 am

Note : The visuals are copyrighted product and property of JaipurCityBlog.
Don’t reproduce any picture without permission and credits.

Pictures by : Dixit Chouhan (JaipurCityBlog)

Jaipur

Dost Arora is a very talented self-taught multi instrumentalist, beat boxer and composer from Jaipur who performs on more than 35 instruments, by the name Dost Arora One Man Orchestra. He is an ex topper of the commerce division of APS Jaipur, he also holds a masters degree in economics and is also php web developer, though now he is a professional musician.

His musicial achievements: Performed at Dubai Yoga Festival, Abu Dhabi festival, performed in Poland at a private wedding of one of admirers of his music.
Even nationally he has performed at: Art Of Living function where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was also invited, Iskcon temple Jaipur, Iskcon Bhajan Sandhya in Dubai. He also performed at many NGOs for fund raising events like Aashray working for animal rights at Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur.
He has been appreciated by BBC music journalist Ashanti Omkar based in London and best selling author and artist Amulya Malladi based in Denmark. Nationally he has been appreciated by Santoor legend Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and popular journalists like Arnab Goswami and Rajat Sharma.

In the end of December 2015 he released video where we can see not only talent and unbelievable skills of this artist on different instruments (both Indian and western) but also beautiful places and views of Jaipur.

After completing his economics hons and masters in economics, He was placed and he worked at KPMG it has been only three years since he decided to get into music professionally, so this is just beginning!

We are writing this blog to appreciate his talent on the occasion of his Birthday.. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Dost Arora from Team JaipurCityBlog and Agnieszka Ważna.

Here is a video of Dost Arora – One Man Orchestra performing at Jaipur

12 different instruments and music styles of the world in one video played by 1 musician !!!

Share if you also believe we can spread love and unity through music and culture.

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Check out his Youtube

Ankahi

Story of Ankahi – The Band

Ankahi, the band started it’s journey in 2011. Akash was already  playing  guitar in Jaipur with other music bands by that time.
It is then, when Aditya ( Vocalist ) realized his inclination towards singing and started jamming sessions with Akash, who happened to be aditya’s neighbour.
They were looking for musicians with same taste and eventually got in touch with somesh (Aditya’s classmate) and shaino ( Drummer) , thus, the band was formed.

The band started participating in band competitions happening across Jaipur . They had been winners for consecutively two years at clash of bands at SKIT, Jaipur.

Ankahi – the band, have been winners in band competitions happening at GIT, Maharshi Arvind, IIMET to name a few.
They also did an opening act for the pakistani band “Raeth” at BITS jaipur.
Meanwhile they did a cover of “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin ” on youtube and got noticed by people at HP India and was selected along with 11 other youtubers all over india, which gave them a chance to be mentored by the biggies of youtube including AIB , TVF and Kurt Hugo Schneider to name a few. They were the finalists of HP Bend the Rules contest. Also, they were the winners of motorola motospotlight contest and got the chance to share the stage with “The Local Train”.

Ankahi

The members of the band are not full time musicians and are committed to other priorities due to which they don’t prefer doing live shows . But it is the love for music which holds them together and despite all the odds they don’t miss the chance to practice and play music because they believe that it is that one extra percent effort which matters.
The band has been releasing youtube covers lately and plans to release it’s first original “Ankahi Ye Kahani ” by the end of this year.

GENRE : Hindi rock , punk , folk punk , pop

Members of Ankahi – The Band

Aditya Khandelwal – Vocalist of the band . A software engineer and currently going for mba at KJ somaiya , mumbai.
Akash Manghnani – Lead/Rhythm Guitarist of the band . An MBA and a music tutor.
Somesh Srivastava – Lead/Rhythm Guitarist of the band. A software engineer and running his own startup.
Shaino Thomas – Drummer of the band .  An MBA and working in HDFC bank.

Click here to check out their more videos

Connect with Ankahi :

Facebook : www.facebook.com/ankahiband
Instagram : @ankahibandofficialMusic In Jaipur

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