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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
Bengali infused pop to sufi qawwals: Dalrymple on his favourite music at JLF

Jan 22, 2015

Bengali infused pop to sufi qawwals: Dalrymple on his favourite music at JLF

It is January, and the five-day literary extravaganza that is the Jaipur Literature Festival is almost upon us. But festival co-director William Dalrymple is equally enthused about the line-up of music. #NewsTracker #Music #William Dalrymple #Festival #Jaipur #sufi #Jaipur Lit Fest #qawwals
On cosmopolitanism, Modi and AAP A conversation with Homi Bhabha

Feb 07, 2014

On cosmopolitanism, Modi and AAP A conversation with Homi Bhabha

"I may be in a minority, but I find his polemical rhetoric personally intimidating. I dont like that tone in politics a tone of aggression, a tone of militancy." #Narendra Modi #Q&A #Kejriwal #Homi Bhabha #AAP #Nido Taniam #lit fests
Naipaul says he won't write about India any more

Nov 01, 2012

Naipaul says he won't write about India any more

Nobel laureate VS Naipaul has flatly declared he would no longer write about India or its people, giving a shock to the who's who of Mumbai's literary circles and glitterati at the ongoing five-day literary festival here. #BuzzPatrol #VS Naipaul #Mumbai Lit Fest
Bhutan litfest saved by geography

May 29, 2012

Bhutan litfest saved by geography

It's hard to distinguish one litfest from another these days: the same old panels with the same old authors. But sometimes location can make a magical difference. #LitFest #Ali Sethi #Mountain Echoes Lit Fest
Beyond Rushdie Nine questions from the Jaipur Literature Festival

Jan 20, 2012

Beyond Rushdie Nine questions from the Jaipur Literature Festival

Do glamour and literature make good bedfellows? Or should they stop hooking up? As Diggi Palace opens its doors to the Jaipur Literature Festival here are eight questions to think about. (None involve Salman Rushdie). #William Dalrymple #JM Coetzee #Ira Trivedi #Orhan Pamuk #Kiran Desai #Jaipur LitFest 2012 #JLF2012
Why Salman Rushdie should not go to Jaipur

Jan 18, 2012

Why Salman Rushdie should not go to Jaipur

Rushdie should not attend the Jaipur Literary Festival he will be a pawn in the dirty business of politics and he should not allow himself to be used and discarded. #Salman Rushdie #ToTheContrary #Bal Thackeray #Shiv Sena #JaipurLitFest