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Jaipur Litfest Day 5: Socrates to the CA

I took a quick, cold shower on Sunday morning, the last day of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The previous night, I had transferred from a comfortable hotel, walking distance from the festival venue Diggi Palace, to a cheaper location. The temperature inside the new hotel room was not artificially controlled. So I dried myself fast [...]

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An area of light: Naipaul in Jaipur

“India had not worked its magic on me. It remained the land of my childhood, an area of darkness; like the Himalayan passes, it was closing up again, as fast as I withdrew from it, into a land of myth; it seemed to exist in just the timelessness which I had imagined as a child, [...]

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, Day 3

  • Niranjan Kunwar
  • Saturday, January 24, 2015
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editor’s note – It has been brought to our notice that our blogger is struggling to keep up with the deluge of simultaneous sessions spitting out ideas ranging from the sublime to the mundane. There is, apparently, Just Too Much Going On. A few hastily written notes, marred with metaphysical coffee stains (or whisky?) have nonetheless [...]

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, Day 2

  The steady morning rain didn’t dampen the extraordinary spirit of the 2015 Jaipur Literature Festival on Day 2, even though some sessions were cut short and there was a bit of initial confusion around rescheduling. There were moments that grabbed me. Right at the beginning of the day, moderator Arshia Sattar posed this question [...]

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, Day 1

  • Niranjan Kunwar
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Despite headlines that tell us people read less these days due to social media and television, more and more people are reading, claimed William Dalrymple during his keynote speech to the Jaipur Literature Festival on Wednesday, 21 January 2015. Dalrymple is a prolific writer and a Festival Director of the five day mega-event, which has [...]

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