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Q&A: Devdutt Pattanaik on the dangers of a world that does not value imagination

Jan 23, 2015

Q&A: Devdutt Pattanaik on the dangers of a world that does not value imagination

Devdutt Pattanaik says what we miss in the rush to prove the historicity of myths or debunk them is the enduring power of human imagination. The obsession becomes about proving something scientifically in order to prove its superiority. #Q&A #Devdutt Pattanaik #imagination #Myth #Jaipur Lit Fest #Jaipur Literature festival 2015
If Modi doesn't fulfil his promises, Congress will be waiting in the next election: Tharoor

Jan 23, 2015

If Modi doesn't fulfil his promises, Congress will be waiting in the next election: Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had won a "phenomenal mandate" for a shining India, but asked did he really have a "game plan". #Politics #Congress #BJP #TheySaidIt #Shashi Tharoor #Jaipur Literature Festival #JLF #Sunanda Pushkar #PM Narendra Modi #Swachh Bharat
Rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756: Travel agencies ready to fleece tourists during Jaipur Lit Fest

Jan 05, 2015

Rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756: Travel agencies ready to fleece tourists during Jaipur Lit Fest

With the Jaipur literature festival all set to begin on 21 January, travel agencies are all set to fleece foreign tourists. #Life #India #BeatThis #Tourism #Rickshaw #Jaipur Literature Festival #Jaipur #Travel agency #Pink city
A tale of 3 protests Doniger, Rushdie and 'Ocean of Tears'

Feb 16, 2014

A tale of 3 protests Doniger, Rushdie and 'Ocean of Tears'

It wasnt surprising that when a group of Delhi liberals gathered yesterday afternoon to read out aloud from banned or pulped books outside Penguins stall at the Delhi World Book Fair, at Pragati Maidan, a bunch of Hindu Sena members shouted them down. #CultureDecoder #Salman Rushdie #Jaipur Literature Festival #Pragati Maidan #Hindu Sena #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History #Delhi World Book Fair #Bilal A Jan
Mary Kom cancels scheduled visit to Jaipur Literature Festival

Jan 21, 2014

Mary Kom cancels scheduled visit to Jaipur Literature Festival

Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom cancelled her scheduled visit at the Jaipur Literature Festival here #Sports #Boxing #Jaipur Literature Festival #Jaipur #Mary Kom
Photos Authors, celebrities and readers flock to Jaipur Literature festival

Jan 21, 2014

Photos Authors, celebrities and readers flock to Jaipur Literature festival

Jaipur Literature Festival saw eager readers snapping up books, chatting to authors and celebrities hobnobbing. Here are the images #Literature #Books #Jaipur Literature Festival #Jaipur #authors
Amartya Sen and his seven wishes at the JLF

Jan 17, 2014

Amartya Sen and his seven wishes at the JLF

Sen, who opened the JLF, can always be relied onto speak his mind and that makes him a political hot rod. #Economy #India #Amartya Sen #Education #TheySaidIt #Nobel Prize #Jaipur Literature Festival #Jaipur #AAP
Amartya Sen's keynote speech kicks off Jaipur Literature Festival

Jan 17, 2014

Amartya Sen's keynote speech kicks off Jaipur Literature Festival

The seventh edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, a mega annual gathering of litterateurs kicked off here today with a keynote speech by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen. #Literature #Books #Amartya Sen #William Dalrymple #Jaipur Literature Festival #Jaipur #authors
Why we needn't stand in defence of Ashis Nandy

Feb 04, 2013

Why we needn't stand in defence of Ashis Nandy

If anyone else made a similar statement in any other setting, he could be liable to face a case under the Prevention of Atrocities Act for making a comment against the Dalit community. #India #Jaipur Literature Festival #GoodReads #Ashis Nandy #Dalit community #Sociologist