Book launch: Masterchef India Cook Book

Vikas Khanna, the hottest chef in the country enthralled the audience in Char Bagh at the launch of the Masterchef India Cookbook. The book, a collection of all the recipes that have been a part of the three seasons of Masterchef India, was unveiled to massive cheers from the audience. Khanna said that he believes ‘books are like immortality’ and expressed… Read more »

Indian And Global Languages At The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

William Dalrymple, co-founder of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, says “We have two missions at Jaipur: to showcase Indian writing to the world and to bring the greatest writers in the world to India.‿ ZEE JLF is the largest free literary festival in the world, and since it started has been an equal champion of marginalized and mainstream… Read more »

The Immortals: Amish Tripathi In Conversation With Meru Gokhale

Million dollar author of the Shiva trilogy, Amish Tripathi was greeted by a loud round of applause by the audience at the Google Mughal tent as he entered the platform for his session. Tripathi began by saying that he had always wanted to be historian but history wasn’t a wise option. He worked in the banking industry for 14 years, since he… Read more »

Endangered Languages: The Written Word Speaks Volumes

In his essay on Indian Literature, Marxist theorist Aijaz Ahmad says that a pre-nineteenth century Indian author wrote in at least three languages. He cites examples of Guru Gobind Singh who wrote in Persian, Braj, Rekhta and Khayal; Guru Nanak Dev who wrote in Persian, Sanskrit, Kafi and Lahndi; and Miran wrote in Gujarati, Rajasthani… Read more »