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Jaipur Literature Festival

Sucheta Dasgupta | JLF 2021: Tharoor skewers Sandel

It’s not just about creative writing; the Jaipur Literature Festival is a festival of ideas

28 Feb 2021 4:35 AM

Being a wannabe, being a writer, being a bit or a lot of both

Namita Gokhale writes this novel with a gaze that is remarkably dispassionate, throwing open a literary cocoon to artful scrutiny

15 Mar 2020 2:14 PM

Dia’s ‘tear’rible save

Dia’s breaking down while speaking at the “climate emergency” session, brings home internet trolls by the hundreds.

29 Jan 2020 12:45 AM

Hope I will never be a ‘former writer’: Shashi Tharoor

A “book of words” by him, with anecdotes attached to each of them, will be published by Penguin sometime in the first half of this year.

25 Jan 2020 6:28 AM

Short and lively first look at Jaipur 2020

The festival began with the launch of Namita’s novel, Jaipur Journals.

13 Dec 2019 2:17 AM

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Part of tree falls at Jaipur Literature Festival, 4 hurt

The festival organisers said four people were administered first aid. The statement said precautionary measures have been taken.

25 Jan 2019 5:20 AM

Polls will be battle for India’s soul, says Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor, at Jaipur litfest, says fundamentally different idea of nation being advocated.

25 Jan 2019 12:01 AM

Of UK’s ‘Jaipur litfest’ & ‘vintage ball’

One of the highlights was an interaction between Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi with Saif Mahmood on Jan Nisar Akhtar and Kaifi Azmi.

11 Jun 2018 5:12 AM

Constitution, Deen Dayal can’t go together: Tharoor

Mr Tharoor said Upadhyay believed the Constitution “rests on the flawed premise that the nation is a territory of India and all the people on it”.

29 Jan 2018 1:15 AM

Constitution and Upadhyay cannot go together: Shashi Tharoor to Modi

Tharoor said there was a dire need for Hindus to stand up and recognise what was being done 'in their name' and speak out against it.

28 Jan 2018 6:55 PM

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Manto is so relevant today, his work is best way to respond to contemporary times: Nandita Das

Das said she chose Manto as a subject for her film not because of his religion or nationality, but for what the writer stood for.

28 Jan 2018 10:05 AM

Oxford Dictionaries chooses ‘Aadhaar’ as Hindi word of 2017

The word gained popularity due to Aadhaar card, which was in news in 2017 and is likely to remain in highlight in 2018 as well.

27 Jan 2018 7:41 PM

Sanjay Leela Bhansali invites Karni Sena for pre-screeing of ‘Padmaavat’

Founder of Karni Sena said he might see the film on a condition that it would be shown to all those people who were not shown earlier.

20 Jan 2018 8:15 PM

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit pens autobiography

The book also sheds light on how Ms Dikshit never wanted to be in politics.

19 Jan 2018 12:58 AM

Authors shy away from talking about sex at JLF

The one thing that strikes about the event is the sense of fellowship that extends beyond readings.

23 Jan 2017 6:16 AM

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Rajini’s daughter takes the bull by horns in Jaipur

With two more days to go let’s keep fingers crossed. The last session of the fest is reserved for a political debate.

22 Jan 2017 4:36 AM

Bollywood personalities rule second day of JLF

After the grand opening day, and the buzz that has garnered reams of newsprint and television coverage across the world.

21 Jan 2017 5:31 AM

Asia’s biggest literary festival kicks off in style

JLF has always attracted hordes of teenyboppers trying to catch a glimpse of Bollywood celebs who have become regulars here.

20 Jan 2017 6:54 AM

JLF to focus on 70 years of Independence

Rajasthan CM will formally inaugurate the Jaipur Literature Festival along with lyricist Gulzar and American poet Anne Waldman.

19 Jan 2017 6:58 AM

Much that’s left behind

Namita Gokhale revisits memories and family. Histories to recreate days in Nainital during the colonial era, which stood on the cusp of change.

15 Jan 2017 6:40 AM

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