Let Them Eat Chaos : Kate Tempest in Performance

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Kate Tempest introduced by Tishani Doshi   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival   Today, on the final day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, Kate Tempest performed her album of poetry, Let Them Eat Chaos to a spellbound crowd. At the end, she received a standing ovation: only the second speaker out… Read more »

पोएट्री फॉर मासेस: कविता लोगों के लिए

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प्रसून जोशी संग संवाद अनु सिंह चौधरी वृषाली जैन, अधिकृत ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल   “बाबुल मोहे लोहार के घर दे दीजो, जो मोरी जंजीरें पिघलाए, बाबुल मोरे जिया घबराये…” कुछ इन शब्दों पर ख़त्म हुआ था एक गीतकार, कवि, लेखक प्रसून जोशी का कविताओं पर, जन-कविताओं पर आधारित सेशन| मानते हैं, अंत से किसी… Read more »

Remembering the Raj

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Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Michael Dwyer and Dr Jon Wilson Presented by Patrika Game Changers Series   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The charisma of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival regular Shashi Tharoor and the passion of Dr Jon Wilson, author of India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos… Read more »

At Home in the World

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Angélica Freitas, Eka Kurniawan, Kyoko Yoshida, Vivek Shanbhag and Yassmin Abdel-Magied in conversation with Helena Kennedy, introduced by Sunil Buch   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘The most important thing for me is the translation of unsaid things,’ began Vivek Shanbagh, author of the acclaimed Kannada novel Ghachar Ghochar…. Read more »

The Colour of Money

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Ashwin Sanghi, Binod Chaudhary, Hindol Sengupta, Sanjay Agarwal and Suhel Seth in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra Presented by AU Financiers   By Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger   India should do more to support the emergence of a South Asian free trade zone, according to Binod Chaudhary, the richest man in… Read more »

Standing on an Apple Box: Memoirs and Memories

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Aishwaryaa Rajnikanth Dhanush in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand The Real Women Series presented by Dove   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Aishwaryaa Rajnikanth Dhanush has a fortuitous name. Within it, the force of her individuality is shadowed by two men: men whose influence has shaped some of the most significant… Read more »

A World of Disruptions

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Emma Sky, Ha-Joon Chang, Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Sadaf Saaz in conversation with Patrick French   By Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger Jules Evans   Disruptive events are the new normal, according to a panel of thinkers at the Jaipur Literature Festival. And it will continue to be an unstable global system unless… 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 »

Main Shayar Toh Nahin

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Rishi Kapoor in conversation with Rachel Dwyer   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   While waiting for Rishi Kapoor to arrive, one could overhear conversations in a plethora of languages including Bengali, Punjabi, English and Hindi. This is testament to the popularity of the veteran actor, whose fan base expands across India…. 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 Legacy of the Left

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Maidul Islam, Mridula Mukherjee, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Patrick French   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   With the election of Narendra Modi in India in 2014, the victory of Donald Trump in the United States in 2016, and right-wing political leaders ascendant all over Europe,… 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 »