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We've heard Modi talk but we need to see some action, says Shashi Tharoor at Jaipur LitFest

Jan 23, 2015

We've heard Modi talk but we need to see some action, says Shashi Tharoor at Jaipur LitFest

Tharoor has gotten into trouble with his party for appearing to not be "Opposition" enough to Modi. But at Jaipur LitFest he made it a point to attack Modi for not walking the talk. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Shashi Tharoor #RSS #VHP #Literature Festival #Jaipur LitFest #Politics of Identity #Politics of Performance
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
Jhumpa Lahiri bags $50,000 DSC Prize for her book 'The Lowland'

Jan 22, 2015

Jhumpa Lahiri bags $50,000 DSC Prize for her book 'The Lowland'

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri on Thursday won the USD 50,000 DSC Prize for Literature, one of South Asia's top literary awards for her book "The Lowland." #NewsTracker #Jhumpa Lahiri #The Lowland #DSC Prize for Literature
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

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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
What writing can do that nothing else can Naipaul

Nov 05, 2011

What writing can do that nothing else can Naipaul

If there is a grand old man of letters at the Goa Thinkfest it's undoubtedly VS Naipaul. When he appeared on stage, chatting with Tarun Tejpal, he was in a kindly grandfather mode, happily playing a twinkling indulgent Yoda to Tejpal's Hans Solo. #Literature #V. S. Naipaul #Charles Dickens #ThinkFest #VS Naipaul