Gambits and Game Changers: Relooking the Indian Economy

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Mihir S. Sharma, Ram Gopal Agarwal, Aruna Roy and Surjit Bhalla in conversation with John Elliott By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   On November 8 last year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of all banknotes of Rs500 and Rs1,000 denominations, effective from midnight that night. The Indian government cited the need to clamp down… Read more »

The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

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Emma Sky, Robert F. Worth and Hardeep Singh Puri in conversation with Jonathan Shainin   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘Iraq is the unwanted child of a negligent occupation,’ said Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, who served as the President of the UN Security Council twice, and was on stage… Read more »

The Tamil Story

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Imayam Annamalai, Kannan Sundaram, Perumal Murugan, and Subhashree Krishnaswamy in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The short story in Tamil has had a much briefer history than the poem or the novel; it was created through the influence of European literature and then subsumed… Read more »

Baahubali

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Anand Neelakantan, Prasad Devineni, S.S. Rajamouli, and Rana Daggubati in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature 2017 Festival Blogger   Despite India’s long and varied association with mythological story-telling, it was a surprise when Baahubali, a 2015 South Indian historical epic, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Indian… Read more »

Man Tiger

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Eka Kurniawan in conversation with Deborah Smith   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Eka Kurniawan’s star has been rising slowly but steadily over the past few years, and he has been hailed as the successor to literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel winning author famous for ‘magical realism.’ His… Read more »

Before We Visit the Goddess

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in conversation with Shrabani Basu   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The jam-packed crowd gathered early for Indian-American novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s session was testament to the allure of her words. A luminous smile, gracious acknowledgement of every question, passion and compassion exuding from her responses:… Read more »

The Sellout

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Paul Beatty in conversation with Meru Gokhale   By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   American novelist and hip-hop poet Paul Beatty took the literary world by storm after winning the 2016 Man Booker Prize for The Sellout, a scathing and hilarious novel on racism in America. Marking his debut at the… Read more »