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Anupam Kher is not welcome in Pakistan, and Bollywood doesn't want to take any further risks

Feb 04, 2016

Anupam Kher is not welcome in Pakistan, and Bollywood doesn't want to take any further risks

Do we need Pakistan’s approval for what Anupam Kher or anyone else says in their home country before being invited there? #Bollywood #Pakistan #Anupam Kher #Bajrangi Bhaijaan #Anupam Kher visa row #Karachi lit fest
Sanskari actor: The contradictory life and tolerant times of Padma Bhushan Anupam Kher

Jan 27, 2016

Sanskari actor: The contradictory life and tolerant times of Padma Bhushan Anupam Kher

But, with his politics of convenience and flip-flops, Padma Bhushan Anupam Kher has weakened the very basis of the raison d'être of his popularity: his track record as an actor. His impressive body of work alone would have entitled him to the country's love, respect and top awards. #India #BJP #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Anupam Kher #Kirron Kher #Jaipur Lit Fest #Intolerance Debate #tolerance debate
Intolerance and Section 377: Karan Johar's click-bait lines are perfectly timed for his upcoming biography

Jan 23, 2016

Intolerance and Section 377: Karan Johar's click-bait lines are perfectly timed for his upcoming biography

Speaking at the Jaipur LitFest on his upcoming biography An Unsuitable Boy, Karan Johar said: "I feel bound on every level, be it what I put out on the celluloid or what I say in print. I feel like there is always some kind of a legal notice awaiting me everywhere I go." #Karan Johar #Salman Khan #Sanjay Dutt #InMyOpinion #Intolerance #LGBT community #Jaipur LitFest #An Unsuitable Boy
Intolerance and Bollywood: The unbearable lightness of being Karan Johar

Jan 23, 2016

Intolerance and Bollywood: The unbearable lightness of being Karan Johar

Celebrity directors came into the forefront after Karan Johar. Before him, even the greatest of filmmakers were unrecognizable. #Karan Johar #Agneepath #Student of the Year #Jaipur Lit Fest #Kaal #We Are Family
How the Bangalore Lit Fest was thrown off the rails by the chowkidars of literature

Dec 08, 2015

How the Bangalore Lit Fest was thrown off the rails by the chowkidars of literature

The Bangalore Literature Festival is a centrist event that should have been welcomed for not being “one more of the same”. Instead the intolerance of the ‘liberals’ almost killed the event. #InMyOpinion #Intolerance #Vikram Sampath #Bangalore Literature Festival #BlrLitFest
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