Shabana Azmi: The Word Set Free

Shabana Azmi in conversation with Sangeeta Datta Presented by ZEE Entertainment By Paula Van Hagen: Official ZEEJLF At The British Library Blogger I’m every woman, it’s all in me Anything you want done, baby, I’ll do it naturally I’m Every Woman, Chaka Khan Opening with these rousing lines from the legendary Chaka Khan was a… 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 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 »

Mother India: Indian Films and the National Narrative


Imtiaz Ali, Rachel Dwyer and Sudhir Mishra  in conversation with Shubhra Gupta   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   No form of art is ever isolated from the political climate in which it is produced. While some films are most valuable during the era they are made in, others speak to the… Read more »

Ideate: Freedom to Dream


Prasoon Joshi in conversation with Puneeta Roy Presented by Bhaskar Bhasha Series   By Sitamsini, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Prasoon Joshi defies categorization: an award-winning lyricist, a poet, an advertising executive who has won numerous awards in each of the fields he works in. In an insightful session at the ZEE Jaipur… Read more »

Main Shayar Toh Nahin


Rishi Kapoor in conversation with Rachel Dwyer   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   While waiting for Rishi Kapoor to arrive, one could overhear conversations in a plethora of languages including Bengali, Punjabi, English and Hindi. This is testament to the popularity of the veteran actor, whose fan base expands across India…. Read more »