Morning Music – Shruthi Vishwanath

  • Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger
  • Jan 24, 2019
  • 2019, 2019, Author, Blog

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival entered its 12th edition with its characteristic festive fervour. Early risers flocked to grab seats at the Front Lawn and catch their favourite speakers and musicians do what they do best: create great art. Having braved the chilly Jaipur morning, they were welcomed by the melodious voice of ShruthiVishwanath.  … Read more »

Of Words and Book Thieves

There is a story in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. The Führer, a little man with a desire to conquer the world, decides to plant great forests of words so that they take root in the minds of people until everyone starts believing in them. Yet in that same forest a little girl nurtures tree… Read more »

Bookpacking the World

I don’t want cutting-edge gadgets or a mansion. I don’t want Louboutin-clad feet or the newest Mercedes. What I want is to see the world.   I want to toboggan down the Great Wall of China. To make friends over tapas in Madrid. To go on a ‘Sound of Music’ tour of Austria. To witness… Read more »

Waiting for her Knight: Gender Stereotypes in Fairytales

Our childhoods are drenched in pretty princesses, courageous knights, evil witches and magical creatures. Fairytales are oftenthe very first kind of literature that young readers are acquainted with, andas such, the first place where children first encounter the differences between “male” and “female”. Why do we give books to children? Common answers to that question… Read more »

What is the role of the worker when their work is done by AI

Probably we are tapping the zeitgeist when it comes to comfort and convenience that isdata driven and analytical. Probably intelligence will cease to be a characterizing and distinguished human trait. Probably intelligence itself will convert most human beings into artificial existence. Probably in no time our limbs will become useless beyond fingers. One thing for sure,… Read more »