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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
Proud that I have a voice because I'm a filmmaker in India: Karan Johar

Jan 28, 2016

Proud that I have a voice because I'm a filmmaker in India: Karan Johar

Karan Johar says he is not scared of anyone and is proud of his opinions and about having a voice #Akshay Kumar #Karan Johar #Aligarh #JLF #Anupam Kher #Intolerance #Shatrugan Sinha
'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
If Modi overcomes Hindutva agenda, he will create a place in history: Shashi Tharoor

Jan 23, 2015

If Modi overcomes Hindutva agenda, he will create a place in history: Shashi Tharoor

Attacked by detractors within the party of praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor today accused Modi of maintaining "silence" on his ministers comments on controversial issues and conversion campaign by groups like VHP. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Shashi Tharoor #RSS #JLF #VHP #Conversions
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". #Congress #BJP #TheySaidIt #Shashi Tharoor #Jaipur Literature Festival #JLF #Sunanda Pushkar #PM Narendra Modi #Swachh Bharat #Politics
SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech

Feb 02, 2013

SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech

The Supreme Court may have grand Ashis Nandy a stay against arrest, but its observations did not do the cause of free speech any good. #Free Speech #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013
Caste and corruption Ashis Nandy has the right to be wrong

Feb 01, 2013

Caste and corruption Ashis Nandy has the right to be wrong

The only appropriate response to an idea - even if it's as horribly skewed as Nandy's original proposition and his equally bizarre clarification - is to challenge it intellectually and disprove it. #Corruption #Mayawati #Freedom of Speech #Dalits #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013
Ashis Nandy's corruption theory is a load of bull

Feb 01, 2013

Ashis Nandy's corruption theory is a load of bull

Ashis Nandy is in the dock for allegedly insulting OBCs and SC/STs as most corrupt. What he should be criticised for is bad theory #ThatsJustWrong #Corruption #JLF #JLF 2013 #OBCs and SC/STs #Upper Classes
Pillorying of Ashis Nandy His critics need hearing aids

Feb 01, 2013

Pillorying of Ashis Nandy His critics need hearing aids

Dalits and OBCs are treated as sacred cows. We provide them with an official identity kit while trampling their life chances. Nandy was trying to break through that hypocrisy, but unfortunately got caught in a fly trap of populism. #ThatsJustWrong #Corruption #Dalit #OBC #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #JLF #JLF2013
Ashis Nandy controversy HC stays arrest of JLF organiser

Jan 29, 2013

Ashis Nandy controversy HC stays arrest of JLF organiser

Jaipur Literature Festival organisers today got interim relief from Rajasthan High Court which stayed the arrest of the event producer Sanjoy Roy in connection with author Ashis Nandy's controversial remarks regarding Dalits. #NewsTracker #Sanjoy Roy #Ashis Nandy #JLF2013