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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
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
'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
Tough country to speak about personal life: Karan Johar weighs in on intolerance debate

Jan 23, 2016

Tough country to speak about personal life: Karan Johar weighs in on intolerance debate

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has said that India is a "tough country" where speaking about personal life can land people behind the bars and he did not want to fight the "governance" by talking of issues like "intolerance". #Karan Johar #TheySaidIt #Jaipur Literature Festival #Jaipur #Shareworthy #Shobaa De #Poonam Saxena #An Unsuitable Boy
Writers should stay away from activism: says Booker Prize winner Marlon James at Jaipur Lit Fest

Jan 22, 2016

Writers should stay away from activism: says Booker Prize winner Marlon James at Jaipur Lit Fest

Writers run the risk of didacticism if they turn into activists, says Marlon James, the first Jamacian to win the Booker Prize in 2015. #BuzzPatrol #Jaipur Literature Festival #Booker prize #Marlon James
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 wasn’t surprising that when a group of Delhi liberals gathered yesterday afternoon to read out aloud from banned or pulped books outside Penguin’s 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