Interview with Peter Bergen

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By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Peter Bergen is one of the world’s greatest experts on Osama bin Laden. The acclaimed journalist produced bin Laden’s first television interview in 1997, in which the latter declared war against the United States to a Western audience for the first time. Since 9/11, the… Read more »

A Rendezvous with Leïla Slimani

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Jaipur Literature Festival Interview Series   By  Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The Franco- Moroccan writer began her career by studying political science and media at Sciences Po, Paris. She worked briefly as a journalist for the newspaper, Jeune Afrique. In 2014, she published her first novel Dans le Jardin de l’Ogre, which was… Read more »

Closing Debate: #MeToo: Do Men Still Have It Too Easy?

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Bee Rowlatt, John Freeman, Pinky Anand, Ruchira Gupta, Sandip Roy, and Vinod Dua moderated by Namita Bhandare By Akunth, Medhavi Dhyani, and Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Bloggers When the #MeToo movement took the world by storm last year, there was an eruption of voices from across the world: many came to support… Read more »

Anil’s Ghost

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Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury By Archita Mittra, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Sri Lankan-born Canadian author, editor and filmmaker Michael Ondaatje needs little introduction. Yet despite being one of the most celebrated writers of contemporary times, the Man Booker Prize winner still feels that he is one of those “doubtful” writers,… Read more »

The Rohingya Crisis

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Jeffrey Gettleman, Nick Perry, Praveen Swami and Shelley Thakral in conversation with Salil Tripathi   By Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Rohingya refugee crisis is one of the largest humanitarian crises of the 21st century. The Rohingya people are a Muslim minority group residing in the western state of Rakhine,… Read more »

Not the Nine O’Clock News

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Matt Frei, Odd Harald Hauge, Pavan K. Varma, Ruchira Gupta, and Sujatha Gidla in conversation with Seema Sirohi By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   According to senior journalist Seema Sirohi, the definition of ‘burning issue’ changes with each individual, and it may not or may not be reflected by what the… Read more »

The Afropolitans

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe and Nadifa Mohammed introduced by Abeer Y. Hoque By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Africa is portrayed around the world as a continent plagued by the classical problems of developmental economics: poverty, hunger and unemployment. The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival invited four upcoming African writers, who… Read more »

The Dance of Democracy

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Jyoti Kiran, Manvendra Singh, Pavan K. Varma and Sachin Pilot in conversation with Kota Neelima By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   A heated and provocative debate unfolded on the last day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, as four distinguished politicians and political writers discussed the questions most pertinent to democracy… Read more »

‘बदलती मीडिया’

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By Urmila Gupta, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   ज़ी जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के पांचवें दिन ‘राजस्थान बदलते माहौल में मीडिया’ सत्र में बदलते माहौल और उसके मीडिया पर पड़ते प्रभाव पर चर्चा हुई| ये बदलाव समाज की वजह से मीडिया में आया है या मीडिया ने समाज को बदलने में कोई भूमिका निभाई है?… Read more »

The Fictional Leap

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Kiran Nagarkar in conversation with Vivek Shanbhag   By Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Kiran Nagarkar feels he is not popular. In earlier interviews, he has stated that he cannot inspire readers. This self-deprecating assessment was proven utterly wrong as people flocked to ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival to listen to him… Read more »

‘कल्पना की डोर’

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ज़ी जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के पांचवें दिन “द फिक्शनल लीप” सत्र में किरण नागरकर से विवेक शानबाग़ ने बात की| किरण नागरकर भारतीय उपन्यासकार, नाटककार, फिल्म व ड्रामा क्रिटिक और स्क्रीनराइटर हैं| वो मराठी और अंग्रेजी दोनों भाषाओँ में लिखते हैं| किरण आजादी के बाद के महत्वपूर्ण लेखकों में एक हैं| उनके उल्लेखनीय कामों में ‘सात… Read more »

‘हिंदी मीडियम’

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ज़ी जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के पांचवें दिन “हिंदी मीडियम” सत्र भाषा और उसकी कुलीनता पर बात की गई| बात करने के लिए सत्र में मौजूद थे फ़्रांस में हिंदी पढ़ाने वाली प्रोफेसर एनी मोंटो; पत्रकार, लेखक और हाल ही में रिलीज हुई ‘अनारकली ऑफ़ आरा’ के निर्देशक अविनाश दास; लोकप्रिय युवा लेखक सत्य व्यास; वरिष्ठ संपादक… Read more »