On Violence

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Maya Jasanoff, Tridip Suhrud and Upinder Singh in conversation with Patrick French By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Every year millions of people all over the world are displaced due to conflict. These conflicts happen for many reasons, from imperialistic politics to local community tensions. It is therefore imperative to discuss… Read more »

The Three Zeros

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Muhammad Yunus in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma Presented by Aga Khan Foundation   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Muhammad Yunus needs no introduction. A Nobel laureate who founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and thus pioneered the micro-finance industry, was at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival speaking about his new book… Read more »

Spotlight: The Hunt for Truth

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Michael Rezendes in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain Presented by The Telegraph By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official Zee Jaipur Literary Festival Blogger   Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Michael Rezendes has come to command immense international respect for his pathbreaking work. For the uninitiated, he is a member of Boston Globe’s famous Spotlight Team, under which he uncovered… Read more »

The Great Survivor

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Hamid Karzai in conversation with William Dalrymple   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   “Congratulations to India on their Republic Day,” former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai exclaimed at the start of today’s session. Karzai’s association with India goes as far back as 1976, when his cousin brother Masoom was a student… Read more »

The End of Work: Automation and Entrepreneurship

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Alan Rosling, Carlo Pizzati, David McWilliams, and Rashmi Bansal in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma Presented by Dainik Bhaskar   By Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The world is in the midst of a remarkable technological revolution: humans are working towards their own obsolescence. The frenetic pace of innovation that has… Read more »

Swachh Bharat: Taking Responsibility for Change

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Angela Saini, Gurcharan Das, Hema Maira, Jeffrey Gettleman, and Uday Mahurkar in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra   By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or the Clean India Mission was launched by the central government of India in 2014 in a bid to make the country a cleaner… Read more »

The Frontline Club

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Adrian Levy, Carlo Pizzati, Jeffery Gettleman, Peter Bergen and Suki Kim in conversation with Suhasini Haidar By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger As representatives of the transforming world of journalism, five eminent foreign correspondents brought to bear some of the burning issues facing frontline journalism in present times. The session saw the… Read more »

The Hit Man: Anurag Kashyap in conversation

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Anurag Kashyap in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo Presented by Dainik Bhaskar By Akunth, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The title The Hit Man refers not only to the hits that film maker Anurag Kashyap consistently delivers, but also the subjects he keeps hitting at in his films. Kashyap’s latest offering Mukkabaaz has garnered… Read more »

Women and Power

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Helena Kennedy and Margaret Alva in conversation with Arati Jerath By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Against the backdrop of a world where women are actively coming out and fighting for their rights, it is imperative to discuss the growing need for women in power. A panel comprising of two parliamentarians… Read more »

Dr. Ambedkar and his legacy

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Chintan Chandrachud, Christophe Jaffrelot, Manoranjan Byapari and Sukhdeo Thorat in conversation with Pragya Tiwari By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s quest for equality set the tone for the constitution of India. His vision, coupled with his tremendous scholarship, made him a timeless icon. On the 69th Republic day… Read more »

Mira Nair: The Personal and the Political

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Mira Nair in conversation with Vir Sanghvi   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger “It is a sign of social change that we are in a room full of people with a woman who made a movie on Kamasutra,” journalist and talk show host Vir Sanghvi observed. It was an apt way to… Read more »

milk and honey

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Rupi Kaur introduced by Snigdha Poonam by Archita Mittra, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger At 25, Rupi Kaur is already an internet sensation, a New York Times bestselling author and a feminist poet, whose work resonates with people across diverse cultures, countries and boundaries. Yet it was only two years ago that she attended… Read more »