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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

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Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Jan 27, 2013

Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Really, why do we feel so easily hurt? Can there be benchmarks for any collective identity since all groups -- religious, ethnic, income or gender -- have all shades of people? #HowThisWorks #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #Kamal Haasan