The Dance of Democracy

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Jyoti Kiran, Manvendra Singh, Pavan K. Varma and Sachin Pilot in conversation with Kota Neelima By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   A heated and provocative debate unfolded on the last day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, as four distinguished politicians and political writers discussed the questions most pertinent to democracy… Read more »

Why Being Fair Matters, Especially When it Doesn’t

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Jyoti Gupta in conversation with Puneeta Roy with recitations by Jovan Mays and Melizarani T. Selva   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger It is shocking how the presence of one pigment in the human skin can create so many discriminating lines. The narrative of skin colour is not new, especially in the… Read more »

America Trumped: How Did This Happen?

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Matt Frei introduced by Suzy Hansen By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger author of Only in America and made a documentary called the Trumps: From Immigrant to President How did Donald Trump become President of the most powerful country in the world? British journalist, author and documentary maker Matt Frei explained the… Read more »

The Perils of Celebrity

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Soha Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Indians are obsessed with the Khans of Bollywood. Over the years, numerous news reels have shown an ocean of crowds going wild, as one of their favourite Khans make an appearance. The ZEE… Read more »

The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History and Civilisation

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Martin Puchner in conversation with Homi K. Bhabha By MedhaviDhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   In a world that is becoming more connected at an unprecedented rate, it is crucial to examine how technology is influencing the cornerstone of human civilisation: literature. MartinPuchner, Professor at the Harvard University’s Department of English, alongside academician… Read more »

‘दिलवालों की दिल्ली’

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By Urmila Gupta, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   ज़ी जयपुर साहित्योत्सव में तीसरे दिन, दिल्ली की तीन कार्यकालों तक मुख्यमंत्री रहीं शीला दीक्षित ने अपनी किताब “Citizen Delhi : My Times, My Life” और दिल्ली की अपनी लाइफ पर चर्चा की| किताब का लोकार्पण  टीमवर्क के प्रोड्यूसर संजॉय रॉय और वरिष्ठ पत्रकार विनोद… Read more »

The Yuva Ekta Foundation Performance and Audience Discussion


AU Bank Samvad   28th January, 12.30pm The Yuva Ekta Foundation has returned to the city of Jaipur for the 11th consecutive year to curate and facilitate the Youth Outreach Program at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. The Jaipur Literature Festival celebrates the ideas enshrined by the freedom of expression. For years now, it has… Read more »


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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 »

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 »

Spotlight: The Hunt for Truth

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Michael Rezendes in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain Presented by The Telegraph By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official Zee Jaipur Literary Festival Blogger   Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Michael Rezendes has come to command immense international respect for his pathbreaking work. For the uninitiated, he is a member of Boston Globe’s famous Spotlight Team, under which he uncovered… Read more »

The Hit Man: Anurag Kashyap in conversation

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Anurag Kashyap in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo Presented by Dainik Bhaskar By Akunth, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The title The Hit Man refers not only to the hits that film maker Anurag Kashyap consistently delivers, but also the subjects he keeps hitting at in his films. Kashyap’s latest offering Mukkabaaz has garnered… Read more »

Mira Nair: The Personal and the Political

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Mira Nair in conversation with Vir Sanghvi   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger “It is a sign of social change that we are in a room full of people with a woman who made a movie on Kamasutra,” journalist and talk show host Vir Sanghvi observed. It was an apt way to… Read more »