Debate: We Are Living in a Post-Truth World


Anne Waldman, Ashutosh Varshney, David McWilliams, Luke Harding, Shashi Tharoor, Prasoon Joshi, Suhel Seth, and Swapan Dasgupta moderated by Barkha Dutt Prachi Bhagwat, Rushati Mukherjee, and Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Bloggers   The tenth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival ended not with a whimper but with a bang, as nine… Read more »

A World of Disruptions


Emma Sky, Ha-Joon Chang, Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Sadaf Saaz in conversation with Patrick French   By Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger Jules Evans   Disruptive events are the new normal, according to a panel of thinkers at the Jaipur Literature Festival. And it will continue to be an unstable global system unless… Read more »

Of Black Swans and Intellectual Fallacies


Nassim Nicholas Taleb in conversation with David McWilliams    By Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   There is a worldwide rebellion against the incompetence of experts, according to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, polymath author of Black Swan and Anti-Fragile. ‘People are fed up with serial incompetence’, said Taleb at the ZEE Jaipur… Read more »