We The People of India

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Ashok Desai, Madhav Khosla and Pratap Bhanu Mehta in conversation  with Chintan Chandrachud   Apekshita Varshney, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   What is the one thing that separates Indians from Americans? If a lousy white joke came to mind, you’re wrong. It is having a basic knowledge about their country’s constitution. Most Indians stop thinking about… Read more »

कितना कुछ जीवन: मानव कॉल, स्वानंद किरकिरे संग संवाद सत्यानन्द निरुपम

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वृषाली जैन, अधिकृत ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल   साहित्यिक उत्सव कहानियों, किस्सों और कविताओं का ऐसा समागम होता है, जहाँ आब डूब तो सकते हैं पर निकलना बहुत मुश्किल है| इस मेले में बहुमुखी प्रतिभाओं के ऐसे दिग्गज आते हैं जिनका न ओर है न छोर| स्वानंद किरकिरे और मानव कौल दोनों ऐसे ही बहुमुखी प्रतिभा के… 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 »

आज़ादी मेरा ब्रांड: वॉकिंग फ्री

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अनुराधा बेनीवाल संग संवाद स्वानंद किरकिरे     उर्मिला गुप्ता, ऑफिशियल ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   यूं तो इतिहास में अक्सर आजादी को हासिल करने के लिए आंदोलन हुए हैं, बड़े-बड़े संग्राम हुए हैं, लेकिन गहराई से देखा जाए तो आज़ादी इन सबसे बढ़कर खुद पर लगाईं सीमाओं, अपनी बंधी हुई सोच से निकलने… Read more »

Imagine: The Freedom to Dream

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Anne Waldman introduced by Puneeta Roy   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Anne Waldman is a poet, professor, performer, author and activist. Her poetry travels through one’s blood. The ‘rage’ that propelled her through her early years of poetry could scorch the sun, but her wit and affection can… Read more »

ग्लोबल हिंदी: द देसी डैस्पोरा

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अनु सिंह चौधरी, दिव्या माथुर और नन्द किशोर पांडे संग संवाद फिलिप ए. लजेंडोर्फ़   उर्मिला गुप्ता, ऑफिशियल ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के दसवें संस्करण का आगाज शिलोंग चैम्बर कॉयर की मन के तारों को छेड़ जाने वाली धुनों के साथ हुआ| उसके बाद हर दिल अजीज़ गुलज़ार साब ने साहित्योत्सव… Read more »

Saakshi: The Witness

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S.L. Bhyrappa and Vivek Shanbhag   Apekshita Varshney, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   S.L Bhyrappa’s writing is irreverent. His latest book, Uttara Kanda, has already gone for its third print and is flying off the shelf as you read this. While some writers’ work doesn’t travel beyond their homes, Bhyrappa has found devout… Read more »

Plenty

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David Hare in conversation with Raja Sen   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘It seemed that everybody understood the world and I didn’t,’ said Sir David Hare, the BAFTA winning playwright, when asked what had prompted him to pick his pen up and write. ‘What drove me was bewilderment…. Read more »

जयपुर साहित्यिक उत्सव: प्रधान उद्घोष

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गुलज़ार एवं एन वॉल्डमैन वृषाली जैन, अधिकृत ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   “मैं उस ऊंची कुर्सी पर बैठते हुए घबराता हूँ जिसपर पाँव लगते नहीं ज़मीन पर| आपके पाँव तो नहीं मैले होंगे लेकिन जब पांव मैले नहीं होते तो कलम भी स्याही चखना बंद कर देते हैं|” ये अल्फ़ाज़ हैं गुलज़ार साब के… Read more »

Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy

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Sadhguru in conversation with Sanjoy K.Roy   By Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Guest Blogger   We have 20 years to save the world from an epidemic of mood-altering chemicals. This was the stirring message of Sadhguru, the yoga guru and author of Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy, speaking at… Read more »

Of Black Swans and Intellectual Fallacies

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb in conversation with David McWilliams    By Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   There is a worldwide rebellion against the incompetence of experts, according to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, polymath author of Black Swan and Anti-Fragile. ‘People are fed up with serial incompetence’, said Taleb at the ZEE Jaipur… Read more »