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 »

Writing the Arab World

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Alia Malek, Rabih Alameddine , Raja Shehadeh  in conversation with Susan Abulhawa By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger In these times of crisis in Syria, Palestine, and other parts of the Arab world, it was timely to have a session celebrating Arab culture, and the impact of its literature in speaking… Read more »

परंपरा की जड़ में लोकभाषा

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By- Aditya Narayan, Officially Blogger Jaipur Literature Festival भारत की राजभाषा, आधिकारिक भाषा और लोक भाषा के अंतर्द्वंद एवं अंतरसंबंधों को लेकर आज़ादी के बाद से ही तमाम बहस संसद के अन्दर तथा बाहर होते रहे हैं| संविधान की आठवीं अनुसूची में निहित 22 भाषाओँ के अतिरिक्त अभी भी समय समय पर विभिन्न लोकभाषाओं को… Read more »

Why Being Fair Matters, Especially When it Doesn’t

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Jyoti Gupta in conversation with Puneeta Roy with recitations by Jovan Mays and Melizarani T. Selva   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger It is shocking how the presence of one pigment in the human skin can create so many discriminating lines. The narrative of skin colour is not new, especially in the… Read more »

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong

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Angela Saini, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Lisa Randall in conversation with Namita Bhandare   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Science and technology have evolved at a rapid pace. The drivers behind this growth, however, have traditionally been men, or at the very least, it seems as though men have been credited with most… Read more »