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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". #Politics #Congress #BJP #TheySaidIt #Shashi Tharoor #Jaipur Literature Festival #JLF #Sunanda Pushkar #PM Narendra Modi #Swachh Bharat
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
Nandy made bad statement with good intentions: Kancha Ilaiah

Jan 28, 2013

Nandy made bad statement with good intentions: Kancha Ilaiah

IIaiah's statement comes a day after Nandy was booked by Rajasthan Police under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for his comment. #NewsTracker #Kancha Ilaiah #JLF #Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 #Ashish Nandy
Nandy and the plight of the original thinker in Twitter age

Jan 28, 2013

Nandy and the plight of the original thinker in Twitter age

Ashis Nandy's eminence is not worth a vote for Mayawati, Paswan and others baying for his blood.#Mayawati #A Raja #Mulayam Singh #JLF #JLF 2013 #Caste & Corruption
Not surprised as I have faced this situation before, says Nandy

Jan 27, 2013

Not surprised as I have faced this situation before, says Nandy

The sociologist and author explains his statements about corruption at the Jaipur Literature Festival in an exclusive interview with Firstpost editors Lakshmi Chaudhary and Sandip Roy. #Corruption #Q&A #Ashis Nandy #JLF #Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes #Jaipur Literature Festival 2013