Forever Connected: Bhutan and Boulder

July 26, 2017

By Debra Nicholson, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck’s profound belief in the connections between people, across borders of time and space, has forever joined Bhutan and Boulder. Her Maje...

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Black Lives Matter: The Wake-up Call

July 26, 2017

By Debra Nicholson, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger Arthur Flowers opened the session, “Black Lives Matter: A Dream Deferred,” with a blow of a horn and a call to “walk on the holy ground of this conversation.” Carolyn Finney, Marcia Douglas, a...

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Messy, Messy Democracy

July 26, 2017

by Debra Nicholson, Official Blogger for the Jaipur Literature Festival/Boulder In short we are likely to preserve the liberty we have obtained only by unremitting labors and perils. –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Phillip Mazzei, 1796 A populis...

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Recapturing the Marginalized Voices : Echoes of the Other World

July 26, 2017

By Akanksha Gopinath, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The task of keeping alive the indigenous traditions in a modern day world is a challenge that no member of the First Nations is unaware of. Scattered across the nation, these native...

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Pleasing Pollinators

July 26, 2017

By Debra Nicholson, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger/ Boulder Pollinators are dying out, and they have no choice. About 200,000 pollinator species, including over 20,000 species of bees, and various species of flies, butterflies, mot...

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Postwar Reflections : The Art of Deconstructing Memories

July 26, 2017

By Akanksha Gopinath, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Against the backdrop of perpetual war in our world, it is hugely important that each war is analyzed: to ascertain its moral deviations and inhuman perpetrations, and in so doing, lea...

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The Royal Queen Mother of Happiness

July 26, 2017

Photo Source: Bhutan By Debra Nicholson, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Imagine a country that measures “Gross National Happiness (GNH),” rather than “Gross National Product.” What a cosmic reorientation of governmental prior...

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Freedom Lost, Freedom Gained: Gun Laws in America

July 26, 2017

By Akanksha Gopinath, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The rising wave of gun violence can seem hopeless when you look at in the staggering number of firearm ­related killings over recent years. According to the Gun Violence Archive, som...

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The Bipolar Feminist: Dissecting the Nuances of Modern Day Feminism

July 26, 2017

By Akanksha Gopinath, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger What is feminism anyway? It is a movement that advocates gender equality in an inherently patriarchal society, and condemns lopsided gender power equations. Yet, this simple ideology has evolved int...

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How to Read a Graphic Novel?

July 26, 2017

By Kanupriya Dingra, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger How to read a graphic novel? The question itself is misleading: the reader must go from panel to panel, and from bubble to bubble, using a layered cognition that requires much more i...

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