The Day of the Dragon:China and the Future of Asia

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Humphrey Hawksley, Michael Vatikiotis and Tom Miller in conversation with Suhasini Haidar Ishan Kawley, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Moderator and diplomatic editor of the newspaper The Hindu, Suhasini Haider rolled out the session by announcing that China is such a strong force to reckon with, that the topic of the session could well… Read more »

The Three Zeros

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Muhammad Yunus in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma Presented by Aga Khan Foundation   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Muhammad Yunus needs no introduction. A Nobel laureate who founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and thus pioneered the micro-finance industry, was at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival speaking about his new book… Read more »

The End of Work: Automation and Entrepreneurship

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Alan Rosling, Carlo Pizzati, David McWilliams, and Rashmi Bansal in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma Presented by Dainik Bhaskar   By Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The world is in the midst of a remarkable technological revolution: humans are working towards their own obsolescence. The frenetic pace of innovation that has… Read more »

Swachh Bharat: Taking Responsibility for Change

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Angela Saini, Gurcharan Das, Hema Maira, Jeffrey Gettleman, and Uday Mahurkar in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra   By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or the Clean India Mission was launched by the central government of India in 2014 in a bid to make the country a cleaner… Read more »

A Conspiracy of Bones :

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Kathy Reichs in conversation with Amrita Tripathi by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   With over 26 titles and a successful TV series to her credit, best-selling crime author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs confessed that her writing journey was purely “accidental”. In a candid interview with Amrita Tripathi, founder-editor of The… Read more »

The Page is Mightier than the Screen

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Alan Hollinghurst, David Hare, Neil Jordan and Richard Flanagan in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury    By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The onslaught of digital media in the last decade has made printed fiction an endangered species. With technology redefining entertainment experiences at break-neck speeds, and a glut of content competing… Read more »

The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

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Emma Sky, Robert F. Worth and Hardeep Singh Puri in conversation with Jonathan Shainin   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘Iraq is the unwanted child of a negligent occupation,’ said Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, who served as the President of the UN Security Council twice, and was on stage… Read more »

Man Tiger

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Eka Kurniawan in conversation with Deborah Smith   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Eka Kurniawan’s star has been rising slowly but steadily over the past few years, and he has been hailed as the successor to literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel winning author famous for ‘magical realism.’ His… Read more »