In this interview with Firstpost, KR Meera discusses how she visualises chapters, the influence of her journalistic background on her work, breaking patriarchal norms, and how writing can require immense physical stamina too.
Zee JLF 2020 Day 4: On stage — Abhijit Banerjee, climate change and travel writing; off stage — a rowdy crowd
Overhearing a fellow attendee at Day 4 of the Zee JLF 2020 tell his friend, 'Celebrities dikha raha hai toh bol, warna time waste mat kar', I hoped the rather dramatic session featuring Rajdeep Sardesai and Sachin Pilot lived up to his expectations | Harsh Pareek writes
Zee JLF 2020: On Day 2, a wide-ranging discussion on surveillance and data, and Howard Jacobson's musings on writers
A somewhat muted Day 2 of Zee JLF 2020 kicked off with Howard Jacobson sharing quite a bit of wisdom and advice with the morning audience. The day's most compelling session was the one featuring Martin Goodman, Jairam Ramesh and David Wallace-Wells.
Zee JLF 2020: Inspiring personalities, present-day challenges, poetry and food dominate Day 1 conversations
Marie Colvin to Susan Sontag, the greatest challenges confronting humanity today, Krishnendu Ray and Asma Khan's food stories — Day 1 of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 had many engaging moments
Portuguese politician and author Bruno Maçães and playwright and novelist Damian Barr will be among the speakers on Day 2 of the Jaipur Literature Festival
Monkey business at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: An exceptionally handy guide to the 13th edition
The 13th edition of the JLF to kick off on 23 January, featuring over 200 sessions spread across five days.
48 life-changing lessons from the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019; or, the One Listicle to Rule Them All
Lesson No. 2: At the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, free water and career advice are always just around the corner. Both served matter-of-factly by strangers.
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Man Booker Prize winning-author Yann Martel spoke about his book The High Mountains of Portugal and his upcoming book based on the Trojan War; his writing process and advice for budding writers.
At the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, artist Nishant Jain's project SneakyArt captures ordinary yet evocative moments
US-based freelance writer and illustrator Nishant Jain's SneakyArt project showcases the beauty in everyday urban life through ‘sneaky spots’ in public places, from cafés and bars to museums and parks.
Perumal Murugan: 'Our society doesn’t have the right attitude towards reading and engaging with a book'
Today, with six novels, four collections of short stories and four anthologies of poetry in his folio, Perumal Murugan is not only a crucial voice in Tamil literature, but also a professor of the same.
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Audrey Truschke, assistant professor of history at Rutgers University, spoke about her latest book Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth; the social-media backlash that followed upon publishing of the book, and the resulting impact.
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Literary conversations, underwhelming debate bring Day 5 to a close
The final day of the 12th (and among the coldest) edition/s of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 kicked off with a conversation between Irvine Welsh and Chandrahas Choudhury.
Author André Aciman on writing a love story, rejecting labels and turning a fashion story into a treatise on longing
Ben Okri on his novel The Freedom Artist, fight for justice in society, and relationships among writers
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Man Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri spoke about his latest novel The Freedom Artist; the need to fight for justice in society, and the collaborative relationships within the writing community.
James Crabtree on his book The Billionaire Raj, meeting Indian industrial magnates, and economic reforms for a better India
In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, author and journalist James Crabtree spoke about his latest book The Billionaire Raj; his observations on the Indian conglomerates and corporate magnates, and economic-political reforms that can spearhead India to a prosperous and stable future.
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Adaptations, power differentials in gender dominate conversations on Day 4
Andre Aciman, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Irvine Welsh and Yann Martel discussed adaptations of their works on Day 4 of the Jaipur Literature Festival
Markus Zusak's latest and most anticipated novel, Bridge of Clay, follows the journey of five brothers coming to terms with their father’s disappearance.
Simon Sebag Montefiore on need for accessible scholarly work, the question of accuracy in historical TV shows, films
Simon Sebag Montefiore, whose works are being adapted by studios like Universal, Netflix and Fox, speaks about his interest in Stalin and why studying gossip is important to historians
ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid, Sagarika Ghose to discuss liberalism on last day
On the last day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Sohaila Abdulali, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape, and journalist Namita Bhandare will be addressing the issue surrounding violence against women
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: On Day 3, discussions about need for atypical gay love stories, travel writing
The third day of the Jaipur Literature Festival saw a packed audience waiting to listen to Jeffrey Archer, and André Aciman speaking about Call Me By Your Name