The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man

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Luke Harding introduced by Samanth Subramanian   By Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger   Luke Harding, Guardian journalist and the author of The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, transported the audience of the Jaipur Literature Festival into a world of intrigue, espionage and danger, and… Read more »

Passage to America

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Raja Mohan, Devesh Kapur, Hardeep Singh Puri, Shivshankar Menon and Robert Blackwill in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Literature Festival Blogger   ‘International Politics don’t work on the basis of trust,’ remarked C. Raja Mohan, Director of Carnegie India, and acclaimed foreign policy analyst. Today’s talk took place under the… Read more »

News and Views: The Truth of the Newsroom

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Rohit Gandhi, Suhel Seth, Sudhir Chaudhary and Teresa Rehman,  in conversation with Palki Sharma Upadhyay   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Typically referred to as the fourth pillar of democracy, the media in recent times has attracted feelings of distrust and cynicism, not just in India but all over the world…. Read more »

Ojas Art Award

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Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The tenth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival marked the third year of their collaboration with Ojas Art in presenting the Ojas Art Award. This year’s recipients were Ladubai and Subhash Amaliyar Bhil, who are practitioners of the Bhil Pithora Art Form, a tribal artform of… Read more »

Brave New World: The Virtual Economy and Beyond

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Amitabh Kant, Aruna Sunderarajan, Mihir Sharma and Ashok Wadhwa in conversation with John Elliott   By Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger   Within three years, cash machines in India will be completely irrelevant. This bold prediction of Amitabh Kant, CEO of the government body NITI Aayog, was greeted with a mixture… Read more »

Olympus

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Devdutt Pattanaik introduced by Amita Tripathi   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Like a master storyteller, Devdutt Pattanaik illustrates his arguments with ornamental stories but explains them with pin-point precision. His mischievous references to contemporary issues make the crowd laugh, and his laughter makes them laugh harder. At a jam-packed… Read more »

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 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 »

In Search of a Muse: On Writing Poetry

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Anne Waldman, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Ishion Hutchinson, Kate Tempest, Tishani Doshi and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Ruth Padel By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   ‘Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.’ ~ Marianne Moore Where does poetry come from? How do poets find their words? What… Read more »