Closing Debate: #MeToo: Do Men Still Have It Too Easy?

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Bee Rowlatt, John Freeman, Pinky Anand, Ruchira Gupta, Sandip Roy, and Vinod Dua moderated by Namita Bhandare By Akunth, Medhavi Dhyani, and Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Bloggers When the #MeToo movement took the world by storm last year, there was an eruption of voices from across the world: many came to support… Read more »

The Afropolitans

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe and Nadifa Mohammed introduced by Abeer Y. Hoque By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Africa is portrayed around the world as a continent plagued by the classical problems of developmental economics: poverty, hunger and unemployment. The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival invited four upcoming African writers, who… Read more »

The Art of the Novel: On Writing Fiction

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Amy Tan, Chika Unigwe, Helen Fielding, Joshua Ferris and Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   A novel is one of the most distinctive things humans can create. “It feeds a feeling for life, for language and a need to tell a story,” said moderator… Read more »

The Dancer and the Dance

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Sonal Mansingh in conversation with Sujata Prasad By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The celebrated danseuse began the discussion by asking her biographer Sujata Prasad, “Why did you choose me for your book?” Prasad replied, “I plunged into your life because it was a place of refuge away from my intense and… Read more »

ना बैरी ना कोई बेगाना

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Book launch Na Bairi Na Koi Begana by Surendra mohan Pathak in conversation with Poonam saxena BY- Aditya Narayan, Official Blogger, Jiapur Literature Festival.   अपनी कलम से सुनील, सुधीर और विमल जैसे किरदार को जिन्दा करने वाले तथा अपनी सादगी से सबका दिल जीतने वाले सुरेन्द्र मोहन पाठक ने आख़िरकार अपनी जीवनी को अपने… Read more »

‘वाद-विवाद-संवाद’

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By Urmila Gupta, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   26 जनवरी, ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल के दूसरे दिन का समापन Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech in India सत्र से हुआ| ‘वाक्पटुता’ के इस गणतंत्र में हर कोई अपने हिसाब से चीजों को मरोड़ रहा है| ‘रसोई में क्या पकेगा’ से लेकर ‘फिल्म रिलीज’, ‘क्या… Read more »

Adaptations

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Amy Tan, Michael Ondaatje, Mira Nair, Nicholas Shakespeare and Tom Stoppard in conversation with Chiki Sarkar By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Literature Festival Blogger Five of the most eminent novelists and screenwriters of contemporary times gathered to reflect upon one of the most persistent questions in the creation and recreation of art: cinematic adaptations of… Read more »

Bridget Jones’s Diaries

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Helen Fielding in conversation with Meru Gokhale By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Acclaimed English novelist and screenwriter Helen Fielding has been hailed by the BBC as one of the most influential persons in British culture. In a session with Editor-in-Chief of Literary Publication at Penguin Random House Meru Gokhale, Fielding talked… Read more »

‘मंटो, मंटो’

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By:  Urmila Gupta, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल का दूसरा दिन, दोपहर को फ्रंट लॉन में मंटो पर आधरित सत्र| 26 जनवरी का दिन| बात करने आये थे नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दकी, नंदिता दास और विनोद दुआ| तो जैसा कि अनुमान था पूरा डिग्गी मानो खचाखच भरा था| डिग्गी के बाहर… Read more »

Nude : The Poet Within

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Vishal Bhardwaj in conversation with Sukrita Paul Kumar Presented by Red FM By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger   Talaash karta hun khudko par nahi milta Main apne mein hi kahin door jaake khoya tha (Indeed I search for myself, having lost myself within me.) Seven times National Film Award winner… Read more »

Ojas Art Award

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Presented to Anwar Chitrakar and Uttam Chitrakar, by B.N. Goswamy By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 saw the fourth Ojas Art Award presented to Anwar Chitrakar in the Master Category, and his nephew Uttam Chitrakar in the Protégée Category, both of whom are Pattachitra artists from… Read more »

The Great Survivor

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Hamid Karzai in conversation with William Dalrymple   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   “Congratulations to India on their Republic Day,” former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai exclaimed at the start of today’s session. Karzai’s association with India goes as far back as 1976, when his cousin brother Masoom was a student… Read more »