Literature

  • Bonanza for book lovers this election season March 9, 2014

    It is the election season and politics has taken the centre stage everywhere, even in the world of literature. There is a galore of options for book lovers in this election season to chose from. ...
  • Outrage over December gangrape led to more awareness: Gloria Steinem January 19, 2014

    Iconic feminist, activist and writer Gloria Steinem says that the Delhi gangrape was a very important incident that helped in fighting violence. "I think it's very important and it helps all of us, because we are all fighting violence in general and specifically female violence whether its in war...
  • Gulzar cuts short Pak visit, skips Karachi Literature Fest February 14, 2013

    Gulzar was meant to be a keynote speaker at the Karachi Literature Festival that starts on February 15. But decided to return to India. He was in Pakistan on a private visit with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj recently. ...
  • Unfortunate that courts need to tell artistes what or what not to say: Sanjoy Roy on Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    Sanjoy Roy, the organiser of the Jaipur Film Festival also said that it was not enough to provide relief to Ashis Nandy by telling the police to not arrest him. The courts needed to do more, he said. ...
  • News 360: Intelligence reports link ISI to LoC killings January 29, 2013

    CNN-IBN has accessed intelligence reports linking Pakistan's ISI to the recent killings of the two Indian soldiers on the Line of Control, resulting in tensions between the two countries. ...
  • Writers roundtable: Cross-border dialogue January 29, 2013

    In this special discussion, a panel of writers from India and Pakistan talk about the growing intolerance in various section of Indian society and India-Pakistan relations. ...
  • Nandy hounded: Is no honest critique of Dalit politics possible in India today? January 28, 2013

    Ashis Nandy faces up to five years in jail after an FIR was filed against him following his remarks on Dalits at the Jaipur Literature Festival. ...
  • The Last Word: How should we respond to Ashis Nandy's statement on SCs, OBCs corruption? January 28, 2013

    Socialist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm when he said SCs, STs and OBCs are responsible for corruption in the country. ...
  • Ashis Nandy a criminal, should be arrested: PL Punia January 28, 2013

    Condemning sociologist Ashis Nandy's controversial remark against SC, ST and OBC, National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairman PL Punia on Monday said that he is disgraced people with his comment and should be arrested. ...
  • Should play Pak more, but politics and cricket do mix: Rahul Dravid January 27, 2013

    Rahul Dravid was at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He was speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Controversies at Jaipur Literature Festival this year January 22, 2013

    Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off this week but not without controversy. A group of Islamic clerics has protested the presence of any of the authors who read from the 'Satanic Verses' last year, while the RSS and BJP are reportedly asking for Pakistani participants to be kept out. ...
  • No change in Jaipur Literature Festival's schedule: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Sources in the Rajasthan Police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the state were opposing the participation in the event by seven Pakistani authors. ...
  • William Dalrymple on Salman Rushdie's works January 19, 2013

    William Dalrymple, co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival talks about Rushdie's work and expresses his desire to see Rushdie attend the festival in the coming years. ...
  • India born doctor wins Guardian First Book Award December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Another honour for India born doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee. He has bagged the 10 thousand pound Guardian First Book Award for his book on cancer. 'The Emperor of All Maladies' which won the Pulitzer prize earlier in April, was the only work of non-fiction on the shortlist. Mukherjee is...
  • Author Mirza Wahid talks about his debut novel January 27, 2011

    His book 'The collaborators' is set in Kashmir, author talks about his experiences of growing up in the valley. ...
  • Writers write because they have an itch: Naqvi January 28, 2011

    Winner of DSC Literary Award for South Asian Literature, HM Naqvi and other authors from across the border speak to CNN-IBN....
  • Minister Kapil Sibal dons the poet's cap January 27, 2011

    Kapil Sibal takes the centerstage for a different reason all together. Sibal read out poetry from his book 'Kis-Kis Ki Jai Ho' a books of mobile poems written as text messages. ...
  • I have an itch for writing: author HM Naqvi January 24, 2011

    CNN-IBN speaks to the winner of DSC Literary Award at Jaipur Literature Festival. ...
  • Regional writers find a place at Jaipur lit fest January 23, 2011

    Bold regional writers are drawing lot of takers at the festival across age, region and language. ...
  • My children led me to write: Roddy Doyle June 15, 2010

    The Jaipur Literature Festival has been hit by travel issues and cancellations. However, among the big names to visit the Festival, there is Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle. Amrita Tripathi spoke exclusively to the renowned Irish novelist. CNN-IBN: You started writing children's books when your children were born. Roddy Doyle: Yeah,...
  • Jaipur Literature fest over, visitors enlighted January 25, 2010

    Jaipur Literature Festival promises to pack in a lot and this time too, none of the 30,000 visitors were disappointed. ...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival Day 1 January 22, 2010

    The annual Jaipur literature festival has put Rajasthan on the world's literary map. Though initially fog in the capital played spoilsport with travel plans, the literary buzz though is now hard to ignore. ...
  • e-stop: The French love SRK and all about Jaipur lit fest January 28, 2008

    King Khan gets French honour and writers, readers come together in Jaipur. ...
  • Jaipur literature festival ends with spirit of tranquility January 28, 2008

    Jaipur: The annual Jaipur Literature Festival draws to a close this weekend. And it has crossed several boundaries, over the last five days. ...
  • Aamir 'literally' knows the art of being a show stealer January 27, 2008

    Aamir Khan brought some Bollywood gamour to the Jaipur Literature Festival. And as always he stole the show as soon as he arrived. Amrita Tripathi tells you more. ...