Jaipur

  • Decompressing post-Jaipur

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Every January, for the past 7-odd years, I've been one of those lucky enough to hit the Jaipur Literature Festival. Usually we get to soak...

  • Decompressing post-Jaipur

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Every January, for the past 7-odd years, I've been one of those lucky enough to hit the Jaipur Literature Festival. Usually we get to soak...

  • I'm not watching Rahul Dravid's last match from the stands, am I not a true fan?

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    Rahul Dravid is playing his last match today. At the Ferozeshah Kotla Grounds. In Delhi. I stay in NCR and I'm not going for the...

  • By giving corruption a caste gloss, Ashis Nandy does not make it redemptive or acceptable

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers', a true account spun off as a novel, about life in Annawadi, a slum adjoining Mumbai airport, author Katherine Boo...

  • Rushdie row takes one back to the politics of 1980s

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Is 2011-12, 1988-89 all over again? The near farce over Salman Rushdie's non-appearance in Jaipur, whether in person or even in a videolink, would suggest...

  • Rushdie row: fought on TV, by the mullahs

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    For the last few days, Salman Rushdie is in the news. Some are speaking in his favour and some against. A controversy is on. His...

  • It's a wrap : On the Jaipur Lit Fest, fatigue and censorship

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Festival fatigue has indeed set in, but I must remember not to keep asking people if the massive crowds leave them feeling wiped out! The...

  • India: Literature festival central

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    What is it about literary festivals? The thought of one can drive some people into rhapsodies, or have others pull their hair out, and that's...

  • Jaipur Lit Fest: We coulda danced all night

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    I have to announce right at the outset, that I've been to the Jaipur Literature Festival so many times, I have to double check whether...

  • Where the world is a stage...

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    It's impossible to sum up the Jaipur Literature Festival in a few words -- it's stunning, sun-drenched, sublime and chaotic all at once. You ...