Jaipur Literature Festival

  • 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...
  • 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

    CNNIBN 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: Crossborder 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 IndiaPakistan 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 EditorinChief 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. ...
  • JLF: Did the Rajasthan govt fail to protect artistic freedom? January 25, 2012

    CNNIBN's Sagarika Ghose and writer Anurag Anand discuss the row over Salman Rushdie's video link cancellation. ...
  • Rushdie controversy about politics and not free speech? January 24, 2012

    Rushdie was given permission to address the Jaipur Lit fest through video link but was forced to cancel the appearance after protests. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 25, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • JLF: Has the state of Rajasthan bowed down to protestors? January 24, 2012

    Lawyer Akhil Sibal, AIMPLB memberlawyer Zafaryab Jilani and social activist Shabnam Hashmi discuss the Salman Rushdie video conference row. ...
  • Rushdie video cancellation not a big issue: Singhvi January 24, 2012

    Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said on Tuesday that the media was losing a sense of proportion and balance in the Salman Rushdie video conference issue. "We are losing a sense of proportion and balance in this issue. It is not such a great issue for us to exercise over minds...
  • JLF: Activist Kavita Srivastava slams Milli Council January 24, 2012

    Human rights activist Kavita Srivastava on Tuesday condemned the organisations which disrupted Salman Rushdie's video link that was supposed to take place at 3.45 PM. Slamming the Jaipurbased Milli Council, she said the threat to the author and the Lit Fest was very disturbing. ...
  • Freedom of speech needs a relook: Rahul Bose January 24, 2012

    In the ongoing Rushdie row at the Jaipur Literature Festival, actor Rahul Bose drew attention to the limitations in the Constitution concerning freedom of expression in the country. "We need to take a look at 'Freedom of Speech' under the Constitution of India. We need to campaign for change," he...
  • Rushdie is welcome to visit Delhi: Sheila Dikshit January 24, 2012

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said she did not want to get into a controversy and that Delhi welcomes everyone. ...
  • I don't believe in the idea of banning books: Konkona Sen January 24, 2012

    Actress Konkona Sen said that she was disappointed, but not surprised by the cancellation of Rushdie's video link. ...
  • Do we need to redefine democracy, people at JLF question January 24, 2012

    People at the festival, who had come for Salman Rushdie's video conference were angry over the cancellation of the link. ...
  • Rushdie link cancellation not a govt decision: Raj Home Secy January 24, 2012

    Rajasthan Home Secretary GS Sandhu said that the government had given clearance and had no role in the cancellation of Rushdie's video link. ...
  • 'Freedom of speech not an absolute right' January 24, 2012

    Pavan Kumar Varma, writer and diplomat from New Delhi, said on Tuesday that the Freedom of Speech was not an absolute right. "If one criticises Salman Rushdie, it does not mean that you are criticising the freedom of expression," he said. ...
  • Threat to Rushdie makes us look like cowards: Shekhar Kapur January 24, 2012

    Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says that if at all there is a threat, we should think about everyone at the venue, not just an individual. ...
  • Best of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 January 24, 2012

    In this special CNNIBN show, we bring to you the best moments and personalities of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2012. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 23, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Is reading out portions of a banned book an act of mischief? January 23, 2012

    A complaint has been filed against four writers for reading out from the banned 'Satanic Verses' at the Jaipur Literature Festival. ...
  • JLF: Suspense prevails over Rushdie video address January 23, 2012

    The Rushdie controversy continues to cloud Jaipur's Literature Festival. The author is unlikely to be given permission to mark his presence through video conferencing at the festival tomorrow. According to sources, the police may reject the organisers' request for Rushdie's video conference session citing law and order concerns. A police...
  • Not illegal if I read from Rushdie's book: Jeet Thayil January 23, 2012

    The four writers who read excerpts from 'The Satanic Verses' left the Jaipur Fest amidst speculation that they may be arrested. ...
  • Rushdie has been unjustly vilified: Deepak Chopra January 23, 2012

    Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra says that 'Satanic Verses' doesn't deserve a ban. ...
  • Exclusive: Oprah speaks about India, Rushdie January 23, 2012

    Celebrity talk show host Oprah Winfrey is in India and also made an appearance for a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN's Suhasini Haider, she spoke about her experience in India and the Salman Rushdie controversy. ...