Morning Music – Shruthi Vishwanath

  • Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger
  • Jan 24, 2019
  • 2019, 2019, Author, Blog

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival entered its 12th edition with its characteristic festive fervour. Early risers flocked to grab seats at the Front Lawn and catch their favourite speakers and musicians do what they do best: create great art. Having braved the chilly Jaipur morning, they were welcomed by the melodious voice of ShruthiVishwanath.  … Read more »

Of Words and Book Thieves

There is a story in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. The Führer, a little man with a desire to conquer the world, decides to plant great forests of words so that they take root in the minds of people until everyone starts believing in them. Yet in that same forest a little girl nurtures tree… Read more »

Other Forms Of Storytelling

Other Forms Of Storytelling Jan Carson, Paul McVeigh, Cheran, and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Jayapriya Vasudevan Durbar Hall Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger What other modes of storytelling, other than that of a novel, do writers employ to express themselves, and how and why? These were the central questions explored in… Read more »

“Can women be fully empowered without partly disempowering men?”

Rukhmabai Raut,1864-1955, was the first woman to practice medicine in British India. She was also the first woman to oppose the institution of child marriage, herself having been married off to a nineteen-year-old Dadaji Bhikaji at the age of eleven. When taken to court, Rautdeclared that she preferred to stay in jail for six months… Read more »

Waiting for her Knight: Gender Stereotypes in Fairytales

Our childhoods are drenched in pretty princesses, courageous knights, evil witches and magical creatures. Fairytales are oftenthe very first kind of literature that young readers are acquainted with, andas such, the first place where children first encounter the differences between “male” and “female”. Why do we give books to children? Common answers to that question… Read more »

What is the role of the worker when their work is done by AI

Probably we are tapping the zeitgeist when it comes to comfort and convenience that isdata driven and analytical. Probably intelligence will cease to be a characterizing and distinguished human trait. Probably intelligence itself will convert most human beings into artificial existence. Probably in no time our limbs will become useless beyond fingers. One thing for sure,… Read more »


I will be convinced that technology is a Frankenstein’s monster the day I send a kiss to a loved one through a rubber pad, as the Kissenger promises to facilitate. But I will perhaps also be a grateful user of this technology, which adds a tactile element to the aural communication of the telephone, and… Read more »