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Jaipur LitFest 2016: Fear and loathing in a sea of prose, poetry and tea (real or imagined)

Jan 31, 2016

Jaipur LitFest 2016: Fear and loathing in a sea of prose, poetry and tea (real or imagined)

Once every year, book-lovers from around the world gather in Jaipur like a cult gathering for some sacred annual ritual. This year I went to the city to cover this ritual, the "world's largest free literature festival", the Jaipur Literature Festival. #TheLongView #William Dalrymple #Jaipur Literature Festival #Jaipur #JLF #Stephen Fry #Colm Toibin #2016 #Margaret Atwood #Marlon James #FWeekend #Christophe Jefferlot #Don McCullin #Jonathan Shainin #David Grossman
Smart cities: Govt dismantling Nehruvian model, success depends on smart citizens

Jan 29, 2016

Smart cities: Govt dismantling Nehruvian model, success depends on smart citizens

Centre’s largesse for cities in form of direct monetary grants (such as the smart cities program) should not be surprising at all. #Infrastructure #Jaipur #smart cities #JNNURM
Sanskari actor: The contradictory life and tolerant times of Padma Bhushan Anupam Kher

Jan 27, 2016

Sanskari actor: The contradictory life and tolerant times of Padma Bhushan Anupam Kher

But, with his politics of convenience and flip-flops, Padma Bhushan Anupam Kher has weakened the very basis of the raison d'être of his popularity: his track record as an actor. His impressive body of work alone would have entitled him to the country's love, respect and top awards. #India #BJP #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Anupam Kher #Kirron Kher #Jaipur Lit Fest #Intolerance Debate #tolerance debate
It is upsetting that we can't talk about pressing issues on social media: Stephen Fry at JLF 2016

Jan 25, 2016

It is upsetting that we can't talk about pressing issues on social media: Stephen Fry at JLF 2016

According to Stephen Fry, arguments and debates on social media often take an ugly turn making it difficult to have a discussion on important issues #Stephen Fry #Jaipur Literature Fest #The Fry Chronicles
Delighted! Noted author Ruskin Bond joins Twitter during Jaipur Lit Fest

Jan 23, 2016

Delighted! Noted author Ruskin Bond joins Twitter during Jaipur Lit Fest

Noted author Ruskin Bond, who has kept himself aloof from social networking sites like Facebook, has finally opened an account on Twitter. #Twitter #NewsTracker #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ruskin Bond #Shareworthy
Intolerance and Section 377: Karan Johar's click-bait lines are perfectly timed for his upcoming biography

Jan 23, 2016

Intolerance and Section 377: Karan Johar's click-bait lines are perfectly timed for his upcoming biography

Speaking at the Jaipur LitFest on his upcoming biography An Unsuitable Boy, Karan Johar said: "I feel bound on every level, be it what I put out on the celluloid or what I say in print. I feel like there is always some kind of a legal notice awaiting me everywhere I go." #Karan Johar #Salman Khan #Sanjay Dutt #InMyOpinion #Intolerance #LGBT community #Jaipur LitFest #An Unsuitable Boy
'No intolerance in Bollywood': At JLF, Kajol suggests people seem to be oversensitive these days

Jan 23, 2016

'No intolerance in Bollywood': At JLF, Kajol suggests people seem to be oversensitive these days

Choosing to play down the intolerance debate in India, actress Kajol on Saturday said there are no such dividing lines in Bollywood. #Bollywood #Karan Johar #TheySaidIt #Kajol #Jaipur Literature Festival #JLF #Intolerance