Do you wonder what a world!!
I always wonder.
I love to admit that I am still mesmerized by the world… Even if it is just my world that I’m considering-where I’ve been eating, walking, sleeping, feeling, I think living. Jaipur has so much to offer to a storyteller (that I wish I was), to a camera, to anybody who loves life. It is definitely (and thank God) not a night city. It is a day city, wakes early-sleeps early. In winters very early. The only thing that can make a Jaipurwala remain awake is either Diwali or a Marriage party. We don’t waste our good-night-sleep for any damn thing except that.
If you feel it seems very very conservative–may be it is. But fortunately my city doesn’t seem to be a part of the blind race of becoming LA, Dubai, Bangkok or some great ‘Night-life-wonder’. It is just Jaipur. An old fashioned, laid back, non-happening city but nice. Interestingly it seems to be rejecting pub culture or discos and multiplying the new genre of festivals. Food, fashion, jewelery, craft, art, music, dance, literature.
There is one coming in January ’13 –Jaipur literature festival.
And surprisingly, even for the most non- happening ones (like myself) it still has something. Like our Wonder Bazaars.
See this shop full of beautiful brass utensils. The other day, I was strolling in the markets (for no good reason), just for pleasure. And to my delight I crossed these tiny shops with millions of utensils stuffed like brass flowers.
Enlarge the image to see the items in close–tongs, diyas, temple bells, wind-chimes, what not all. Wonderful craftsmanship.
If you ever visit to Jaipur, make sure to come to Tripolia Bazaar for these wonder utensils.
The bazaars are a visual delight. But do watch your step!.
Enjoy! Be Safe! Be Happy!