Poems on the Road by Walking BookFairs

Poetry readings by Akhil Katyal, SohiniBasak, R. Cheran, and UlrikeAlmutSandig, introduced by AkshayaBahibala and Satabdi Mishra   Imagine an open sky, imagine vast, open earth below, and imagine the air between them, visibly shaking with a plethora of ideas and emotions!   If you were at Poems on the Road by Walking BookFairs, the concluding… Read more »

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 »

Convergences: Languages, Markets and Readers

Convergences: Languages, Markets and Readers Jayant Kaikini, Manasi Subramaniam, Ravi Singh and UdayanMitra in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal Juhi Matta, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger If there’s one word that sums up life and times in the 21st century, it’s ‘convergence’. The coming together of people, ideas and markets has shaped our present,… Read more »

Writing for Children, Writing as Children

Writing for Children, Writing as Children Anoushka Sabnis, Maja Lunde, Paro Anand, Rohini Chowdhury in conversation with Manisha Chaudhry by Arinnya Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger It is very apt that a session on writing for children and writing as children featured perhaps the youngest author to ever speak at the ZEE Jaipur… Read more »

LGBTQ Writes: Differences and Consensus

LGBTQ Writes: Differences and Consensus Akhil Katyal, Jerry Johnson, Nandini Krishnan, and Urvashi Butalia in conversation with Arpita Das Presented by Seagull School of Publishing Swastika Jajoo, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The term ‘LGBTQ Writing’ appears to have gained popularity only recently, owing to the Supreme Court of India’s iconic judgement decriminalizing gay… Read more »

Bookpacking the World

I don’t want cutting-edge gadgets or a mansion. I don’t want Louboutin-clad feet or the newest Mercedes. What I want is to see the world.   I want to toboggan down the Great Wall of China. To make friends over tapas in Madrid. To go on a ‘Sound of Music’ tour of Austria. To witness… Read more »

Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 Highlights

The twelfth Festival begins tomorrow with the inaugural keynote by Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society and author of Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome. It also features Man Booker-winner Ben Okri; Pulitzer-awardee Colson Whitehead;  Yale Professor and renowned astrophysicist  Priyamvada Natarajan; best-selling and prolific writer Alexander McCall… 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 »

LGBTQ राइट्स: डिफरेंसेस एंड कांसेंसस

LGBTQ राइट्स: डिफरेंसेस एंड कांसेंसस अखिल कात्याल, जेरी जॉनसन, नंदिनी कृष्णन एवं उर्वशी बुटालिया का अर्पिता दास संग संवाद सीगल स्कूल ऑफ़ पब्लिशिंग द्वारा प्रायोजित दरबार हॉल वृषाली जैन, ऑफिशियल ब्लॉगर, ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल प्रेम, प्यार, मोहब्बत, इश्क़– कहाँ परिभाषित कर सका है कोई इन्हें? दुनिया इन्हें कितने किस्सों में बांटना चाहती है, कभी… Read more »