Monday, 25 April 2016

A Comeback - Colors of Jaipur!!

Yes, I changed my blog name!! I cannot believe it either, I cannot believe that Nail Polishes don't interest me anymore!! SHOCKING? Not anymore actually?  A few years ago, my life revolved around which dress to wear my nail color.. I did a fairly GREAT job to amuse people on how much time I had to change my nail color everyday!! Poooof, someone maybe cast a spell on me :P :D

Well, I don't have paint my nails anymore.. MOST of my nail polishes are either thrown away or distributed to my friends with love..  But this basically means, I have grown as a business woman who explores the world and when I crave on having something on my nails, I get them done..

So, to stop my ramblings - I have transformed my blog to a lifestyle blog, that not only talks about nail polishes, but other things that add color to my life.. My life is now a rainbow - with a broad spectrum..

As a part of my work, I get to travel the world!! Isn't it cool?? Well, it's a mix of both.

I was in Jaipur last week, well for the gazillionth time, but this time - IT WAS DIFFERENT!!!  I was a local, wandering the streets, bargaining with local hawkers, eating street food - Isn't this the life, we all miss??

I stayed at the Jaipur Marriott, nothing new.. Same old property, good ambience, nice coffee shop, food available all the time, and what else do you need when you just need a bed to snooze..  I visited the famous street, every Jaipuri would be proud to call it their own.. Tadaaaa.. The Baapu Bazaar!!! Baapuji, though we have our differences, I love this place to pieces ;)

The first day, I reached there around 8:30 - owing to crazy Jaipur summer, hot winds and crazier traffic... Most of the shops were closed, but a glimpse of what I found..

I wish I was in college once again, but who said a working woman cannot carry a jhola??  Well, that would be ME :(

Busy Streets!!!

Neembu Mirchi (Lemon and Chilli)!! Well, that's what we need to shoo away the Evil Eye?? Isn't it ;)

Beautiful door hangings - would change any house to a ethnic palace :D

Well, Is it even fair to visit such a place without shopping for jewelry?? My bangles with a Bling :)

Day 2, was super fun.. I met some old lost friends - and wandered around the local street of Jaipur. From eating Kota Kachori, Gopal Singh ki Pataasi, Natraj's Rajasthani Thali, Eating Ice Pan, Getting Mehndi done on roadside and what not!!!

Paani Puri a.k.a Gol Gappa a.k.a Puchka a.k.a Pataasi - Every Girl from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari LOVES IT!!!

Gopal Singh Pataasi Bhandaar

Matke Malaai Kulfi..

And my Mehndi!!!

So, when you have visited all the mahals of Jaipur (hawa, jal, and what not) and you have time to explore, here are my recommendations for you :

  • Hing Kachori from Kota Kachori
  • Pataasi from anywhere , ask for suji puri
  • Annu Mobile Paan Bhandaar - Trivia: they supplied paan for Shahid Kapoor's wedding.
  • Mehndi on Baapu Bazaar.
  • Baapu Bazaar and Chaura Raasta
  • Nahargarh
  • DON'T forget the razaais and chaadar, and Bargain, Bargain and Bargain!!! As much as you can!!!!
  • Kundan jewelry - I mean any kind of jewelry.
I will come back with more ramblings, more on travel, lifestyle, cooking, DIY and just me talking.. Do let me know your comments..

P.S: I know Jaipur now as much as a local, and I know a bunch of crazy locals. I can answer almost anything you ask!

Cheers, Wasalam,



  1. Looks wonderful, great pics.. I am local Jaipuri and loved reading about Bapu Bazar..

    1. Indeed Jiya, Glad you liked.. welcome to my space :)


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