Festival Director’s Roundtable

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Alexandra Büchler, Ameena Saiyid,Cathy McCullough, Chandra Prakash Tiwari, Cherilyn Parsons, David McWilliams, Geoffrey Taylor, Janhavi Prasada, Kathryn Baird, Maina Bhagat,Meenakshi Alimchandani, Mita Kapur, Namita Gokhale, Oliver Møystad, Prashant Kashyap,Ravi Deecee, Sanaz Fotouhi, Sian Smyth, Smita Parikh, and Shyam Parikh moderated by Sanjoy K. Roy by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Can… Read more »

Stormbreaker

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Anthony Horowitz in conversation with Paro Anand Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger In his book, Murder is the Word, Anthony Horowitz writes, “The modern writer has to be able to perform. Almost like being a stand-up comedian except that you always end up telling the same jokes.” Writer of the bestselling teen… Read more »

The Future of New Writing

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Charmaine Craig, Kaya Genç, Jeet Thayil, Joshua Ferris, Nadifa Mohamed and Rabih Alameddine in conversation with Amitava Kumar Presented by Amity University By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger “With each passing year, it struck me as a diminishment for literary culture to peer into the future of writing but immediately restrict its… Read more »

Bridget Jones’s Diaries

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Helen Fielding in conversation with Meru Gokhale By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Acclaimed English novelist and screenwriter Helen Fielding has been hailed by the BBC as one of the most influential persons in British culture. In a session with Editor-in-Chief of Literary Publication at Penguin Random House Meru Gokhale, Fielding talked… Read more »

The Travel Session

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Hugh Thomson, Pico Iyer, Raja Shehadeh, Redmond O’Hanlon, Bee Rowlatt, and Robert Dessaix in conversation with William Dalrymple Presented by Ford By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Travel, as festival Co-Director William Dalrymple aptly describes, is “the oldest form of literature.” Be it in the form of the wonderings of the Pandava brothers during the… Read more »

Julia Donaldson: On Page, On Stage and On Screen

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Julia Donaldson, Daryl Shute and Malcolm Donaldson in conversation with Nupur Paiva Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   In a session that delighted children and adults alike, renowned children’s writer Julia Donaldson brought to life one of the most endearing children’s stories of all time – The Gruffalo. The session was an… Read more »

In Denial: Betrayals of the Earth

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Jeffrey Gettleman, Pankaj Sekhsaria and Prerna Singh Bindra in conversation with Amita Baviskar By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Imagine a world where people die because of poisonous air, polluted water and chemical laden food. This grim picture might seem straight out of a science fiction movie, but because of climate change,… Read more »

The Joy Luck Club

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Amy Tan in conversation with Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi Presented by the Telegraph By Akunth, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Amy Tan is not your ordinary author. She makes marijuana milkshakes, buys leather outfits from BDSM stores, takes her puppies to the White House and is part of a rock band. She is infinite shades of… Read more »

Jaisalmer Boys, Real Sugar, and Shilpa Rao

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By Akunth and Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Bloggers   Performances at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival’s music stage have always seen the best of western and Indian music. It provides a platform for folk and indie musicians from across the globe to come together and work their collaborative magic on the audience…. Read more »

Under The Stars at Hawa Mahal

Humphrey Hawksley, Michael Vatikiotis and Tom Miller in conversation with Suhasini Haidar   Ishan Kawley, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Moderator and diplomatic editor of the newspaper The Hindu, Suhasini Haider rolled out the session by announcing that China is such a strong force to reckon with, that the topic of the session could… Read more »

The Day of the Dragon:China and the Future of Asia

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Humphrey Hawksley, Michael Vatikiotis and Tom Miller in conversation with Suhasini Haidar Ishan Kawley, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Moderator and diplomatic editor of the newspaper The Hindu, Suhasini Haider rolled out the session by announcing that China is such a strong force to reckon with, that the topic of the session could well… Read more »

जीवन : व्यक्तिगत और सार्वजनिक

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BY Aditya Narayan, Official Blogger Jaipur literature Festival   मानव के विकास क्रम में जिस प्रकार मानव ने आज एक दूसरे के बीच की दूरी को कम किया है इससे विश्व में सूचना के क्षेत्र में एक बहुत बड़ी क्रांति सामने आई है| सूचना के क्षेत्र में आये इस सुनामी के बाद जिस प्रकार सूचना… Read more »