Jaisalmer Boys, Real Sugar, and Shilpa Rao

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By Akunth and Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Bloggers   Performances at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival’s music stage have always seen the best of western and Indian music. It provides a platform for folk and indie musicians from across the globe to come together and work their collaborative magic on the audience…. Read more »

Under The Stars at Hawa Mahal

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… Read more »

Music Stage featuring Trippy Sama, Barmer Boys and Kailasa

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By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger The first night of the Music Stage at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off with an electric fusion of traditional and contemporary folk music, an art form that is totally in keeping with the beautiful city of Jaipur. Trippy Sama, a world music project… Read more »

A Life in Music

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Zakir Hussain and Nasreen Munni Kabir in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain is revered in Indian and international music circles. The Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan awardee is not only known for playing Hindustani classical music but also for being… Read more »

Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles in India

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Philip Norman and Ajoy Bose in conversation   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Philip Norman, biographer of the world’s most famous band, The Beatles, and Indian journalist Ajoy Bose, researcher of The Beatles’ years in India during the 60s, took the audience on a rocking 50-year-old magical mystery tour through the iconic… Read more »

On Tour with the Rolling Stones

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Christopher Sykes introduced by Alex Ross   Rahul Nair, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Rolling Stones need no introduction. They were the pioneers, they were the unruliness of rock and roll, and they were a phenomenon beyond comprehension, serving as a beacon of hope, passion and revolution for millions across the world…. Read more »

Mujre Se Multiplex Tak @ Hawa Mahal

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Vidya Shah with Luke Kenny   By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, was built to serve as a high screen for the women of the royal household to observe street festivals while remaining unseen from the outside. From the moment they entered the courtyard… Read more »

Music Stage featuring Bombay Basement and Inna Mojda

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Rahul Nair and Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Bloggers   The transformative and unifying power of music, art, and culture was on display on the second night of the Music Stage, with performances that energized the senses as music seeped into the soul. The electronic-infused dub of Bombay Bassment had the crowd jumping… Read more »

Shillong Chamber Choir Interview

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By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Shillong Chamber Choir shot to fame after winning India’s Got Talent in 2010. The group has performed for political leaders such as former Indian President Pratibha Patil and outgoing US President Barack Obama. It has also won awards for its spellbinding performances in a… Read more »

10 Years of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

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By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   In 2006, India’s Pink City hosted a fairly unremarkable event, where 100 or so people gathered to listen to some 20-odd writers talk about literature. Some of them ‘appeared to be tourists who had simply got lost,’ quipped Co-Director William Dalrymple about the festival’s humble… Read more »