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WHAT TO SEE, EAT, SHOP IN JAIPUR DURING R-DAY WEEKEND AND JAIPUR LIT FEST 2018

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It’s not the Foucault’s Pendulum we are known for, we have the incredible Jantar -Mantar, the largest in the country. As you get knee deep into the Maha-Kumbh of Literature & music, there is a reason its setting could be none other than the beautiful Pink City. The capital of music, culture, literature and art, Jaipur is the home of ‘LekhakiKalakaari and the Kaarigari‘. The quiet & the solitude that this city can offer contrasts with the bursts of colors, its long winding bylanes of history, the languid green hills, placid water bodies, the intricately carved architecture, soulful rustic music and over 1000 temples,  it is aptly called the ‘Paris of the east’ and ‘Choti Kashi’ in the same breath.

You are now in the middle of this beauty as it’s a long weekend and the entire world is rushing to inhale the gyaan, literature, music at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival in the city. To avoid the confusions and dilemma, here are some quick hacks for you while you eat, shop, drink, & breathe in the pink city 🙂

The picture perfect postcards of Hawa Mahal, Amer fort, the old city, and the gorgeous Jal Mahal have described Jaipur for ages. We bring you some of the lesser known yet exquisite places to see in Jaipur.

Ghat ki Ghuni Complex: Sisodia Rani Bagh+Vidhyadhar Ka Bagh
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It is located 8 kilometers from Jaipur on the Agra road. Laid out in Mughal style, it is painted with the legends of Radha and Krishna. The garden is multi-tiered and has fountains, watercourses, and painted pavilions. Vidhyadhar Ka Bagh, the Architect of Jaipur is also abutting this complex.
Galtaji: 
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Galtaji is an ancient pilgrimage center in Jaipur. Set amidst low hills and packed with locals and tourists alike, the attractive spot has temples, pavilions, and holy Kunds.
Panna Mian Ka Kund:
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Built in the 16th century, this 8 story Kund or Step well was used actively by the community around as a source of water, it was also the place of community gathering where people would come to chat, relax or swim in the cool waters.
 Nahargarh Baoli:
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This stunning organic steps of this ‘Baoli’ are mesmerizing, to say the least. It is located inside Nahargarh fort where the song  ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’ from the movie ‘Rang De Basanti ‘was shot.
Jantar-Mantar
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The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. It contains fourteen geometric devices, designed to measure time, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun.
Maharaniyon Ki Chattri
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This is a tomb/ Chhatri for the women belonging to Jaipur’s royal family and is located on the way to Amber fort. This crematorium has several exquisitely carved cenotaphs built to commemorate them. The magnificent beauty and the historical significance of Maharani ki Chhatri makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jaipur.
Isar Lat :
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Ishwar Lat, also known as Swarg Suli is a 60 feet high grand minaret in Jaipur. Also called ‘Swarg Suli‘ or ‘heaven piercing minaret’, this tower near Tripolia Gate was built by Raja Ishwari Singh in 1749 A.D to commemorate a grand victory against his brother Madho Singh in the Bagru war. Ishwar Lat offers a breath-taking view of Jaipur.
Jawahar Kala Kendra:

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Built by one of the most famous Indian Architects of India, Charles Correa, it is an art & cultural center based on the 9 square ‘Vastu Purusha Mandala’ that Jaipur’s walled city plan is based on. Do try the Daal-Baati at their ‘Padharo Sa‘ restaurant.

City palace:
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The City Palace is a splendid example of the foresight that Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II had. As the founder of Jaipur, he took pains to create a magnificent walled city that encloses marvels such as the City Palace. The palace is a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture.
 Govind dev Ji temple.
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The Krishna temple is a rare spireless temple and houses the idol of Govind Devji that Sawai Jai Singh brought from Vrindavan. It is built in the style of Diwan-e-Khas or the court of the ruler as Sawai Raja Jai believed Govind dev Ji to be the ruler of the city & he his instrument. It is based on ‘Bhakti style’of architecture with wide corridors all around.
EAT, what Jaipur eats – The historical notes in the ‘ruaab’ of Jaipur:

Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar, Johari BazaarFamous for its dahi bade, rasgulle, rasmalai, and especially paneer ghevar, LMB is ready to serve you with whatsoever is on your list !

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Mahaveer Rabri Bhandar, Chandpole:

Known for their Rabri, Mohanthaal, Bejar Ki roti and Aloo Pyaz ki Suzi.

Handi: (MI Road & Vaishali Nagar)

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One of the older award winning restaurants of Jaipur. Number one recommendation for Rajasthani non-vegetarian food. Try the Laal Maas, Junglee Maas or the famous Handi Maas from their menu.

Once upon a time: (Nahargarh Fort): 

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The most romantic and incredible view of the Jaipur City as you dine in an ambiance of bygone times.

The Forresta Kitchen & Bar, Bani Park

Located in Bani Park, The Forresta Kitchen & Bar boasts of a fresh green ambiance  along with a rich array of drinks and a scrumptious variety of cuisines. Try Keema Baati and Italian food for the best experience ever. 

Tapri (C- Scheme): 

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 It’s a ‘Chai shop’ with a difference.With all things Chai and delicious light snacks, it’s ideal for breakfast or evening tea.

Muslim Musafir Khana :

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It completely reminds one of Karim’s at Jama Masjid, Delhi in its ambiance. The food is delicious, affordable and unforgettable and the flavors are very different from Karim’s, Delhi.

 

Tattoo Cafe:

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A fairly new restaurant in town, it is located bang opposite Hawa Mahal and is a good choice for breakfast or a cup of coffee. The view of Hawa Mahal early morning as the sun lights up the beautiful monument is priceless and the bonus as the name suggests, get awesome tattoos here. Instagram Alert!

SHOP – City of the handcrafted, you said?

Anokhi Museum:

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At a mere ten-minute walk through the cobbled streets of Amber lies the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Located in a magnificently restored haveli (mansion), the museum displays a varied selection of block-printed textiles alongside images, tools and related objects – all chosen to provide an in-depth look into the complexity of this ancient tradition.

Mayori Clothing  (Bhawani Singh Road, C-Scheme)

With a fresh international take on Jaipur hand-block printing, Mayori clothing amalgamates the traditional printing techniques with modern silhouettes and creates beautiful garments with 100% cotton and a soothing palette of pastels. if you’re a cotton aficionado, explore trendy chic clothing at Mayori.

Blue Pottery, (Kripal Kumbh, Banipark)

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One of the oldest and the most well-known Blue Pottery studios, it was started by Late Shri Kirpal Singh Shekhawat known as the founder of Blue pottery. they are known for their incomparable quality.

Chameliwala Silver Market, MI Road.

20161214_135445The silver market just abutting MI Road is a silver haven. You can pick up semi-precious stones, get them dressed and have them inlaid in silver.Apart from that there is meenakari work on Silver, traditional, contemporary and tribal silver jewelry is available in a huge variety.

Take Back some memories & a little something more

Rajasthali: A Rajasthan government-run emporium which also features works of Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell. Apart from creative and unique items crafted by rural artisans,you will find exclusive designer collection for men and women.

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Jagmohan/ Chandrahas / Kesar Kasturi: the incredible royal liquors of Rajasthan.Infused with many spices and condiments, these come in the category of collectibles.

Jaipur Watch Company:  

jaipur-watch-company-2Custom made, Bespoke luxury Watches from Jaipur.

Trunk Company, Jaipur: Bespoke, handcrafted trunk furniture from Jaipur.

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Rajputana Custom Motorbikes:

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Rajputana: A labor of love, handcrafted bike restoration/ customization Mecca.

Now, the basics

Traveling to & from Jaipur:

Air: Jaipur International Airport connects Jaipur to all major cities in the country as well as major international destinations. The capital of India, New Delhi is merely 250 Km from Jaipur. If you cannot get a direct flight to Jaipur, get one to Delhi as there are multiple daily connections between the two cities. The easiest way is to go to makemytrip.com or yatra.com and book your flights.

Rail: Jaipur Junction is a well-connected station with trains from all across the country. The easiest way to travel from Delhi is by the Double Decker train or Rajdhani.To book your train tickets, click here

Road: There are many Public and private operators of Buses as well as taxis in the city. Rajasthan government run RSRTC is a very good option or try the private operators for traveling to and from the Jaipur.

Getting around Jaipur: It is mostly a square.

Taxis: Uber or Ola: There are plenty of Uber and Ola Cabs easily available for within the city travel through the phone apps. They are the safest, fastest and most reasonably priced mode of transport. For Intercity travel Hippocabs is providing an exclusive for the JLF. Rajputana cabs.  You also have an option of using Rajasthan government run taxis for within and outside city tours.

Rickshaws: E/Cycle /AutoThere are plenty of Rickshaws in the city be it e-rickshaws, cycle (shorter distances) or auto rickshaws. They easily navigate the city through the traffic be it the old or the new city. They are available 24 X 7 and outside most hotels and public places. Negotiate & settle the fare before taking the ride as they don’t use meters. Use google maps whenever in doubt.

Buses: Low Floor buses / Jaipur Safari / Pink Pepper. The comfortable seating, a wide network of bus stands & the low prices of the government run low floor buses make it an ideal companion to travel around the city. The city also offers interesting open air private tour buses to savor the beautiful scenic view the city provides. Click to book Jaipur safari for ‘Jaipur by the night’ tour or the day Safari tour. You can also ride the Pink Pepper buses which doubles up as a restaurant.

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Metro: If you are located anywhere between Mansarover or Chand pole, take the Metro to get to JLF. The nearest Metro stations to the Diggi Palace, the venue for JLF, are Sindhi Camp Station and Jaipur Railways station. From outside the metro stations, take Rickshaws or cabs as convenient.To check the route, fares, and stops, click here.

Take this slice of Jaipur back with you in these few days of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Who knows, once you fall in love with the city, the next time you return back here not in the audience but right up on the stage.

Till the next time, so long and thanks for all the love.

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Programme Schedule

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The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is just a couple of days away (19-23 January 2017), and you are one of those who don’t want to miss any important reading, interview session at any cost. So, here’s a list of all the sessions including cultural and musical evenings at Diggi Palace, Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal and other venues . Enjoy 🙂

Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

19th Jan Thursday COX & KINGS CHARBAGH FRONT LAWN MUGHAL TENT BAITHAK DURBAR HALL SAMVAD
9:15-9:50   Morning Music: 
Shillong Chamber Choir
       
10am- 11am   1. Keynote Address: Gulzar & Anne Waldman        
11:15am – 12:15pm 2. One Child: The Past and Future of China’s Most Radical Experiment:
Mei Fong introduced by Suhasini Haidar
3. Plenty:
David Hare in conversation with Raja Sen
4. Jawai: The Land of the Leopard
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Jaisal Singh and Ruth Padel in conversation with Meru Gokhale
5. Migrations:
Lila Azam Zanganeh, Sholeh Wolpé, Vladimir Lucien and Valzhyna Mort in conversation with Tishani Doshi
6. Global Hindi: The Desi Diaspora:
Anu Singh Choudhary, Divya Mathur, Nand Kishore Pandey and Francesca Orsini in conversation with Philip A. Lutgendorf
7. Wordsmith:
Patricia Forde introduced by Nandana Sen
12:30pm – 1:30pm 8. Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary:
Simon Winchester introduced by Jonathan Shainin
9. Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy
Sadhguru in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy
10. Saakshi: The Witness:
S.L. Bhyrappa in conversation with Vivek Shanbhag
11. How Green Was My Valley:
Naseem Shafaie and Neerja Mattoo in conversation with Neelesh Misra Presented by Kashmir Loom
12. A Life With the Trilobites:
Richard Fortey introduced by Valmik Thapar
13. Imagine: The Freedom to Dream:
Anne Waldman introduced by Puneeta Roy
1.40pm – 2.20pm 14. The Enigma of Amma
Vaasanthi in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand
14A. Eternal Cities: Encounters and Inspirations
Abhay K, Amruta Patil Marcos Giralt Torrente in conversation with Rob Schmitz
Presented by Mahindra World City
14B. Book Launch: State of India’s Environment, 2017, released by Sunita Narain   LUNCH 14C. Lady Driver: 
Chand Sakshi, Meenu Vadera and Poonam in conversation with Urvashi Butalia Presented by Azad Foundation
2:30pm – 3:30pm 15. Of Black Swans and Intellectual Fallacies:
Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced by David McWilliams
16. The Sellout
Paul Beatty in conversation with Meru Gokhale
17. Cultural Encounter: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court:
Audrey Truschke introduced by Kavita Singh
18. Azaadi Mera Brand: Walking Free
Anuradha Beniwal in conversation with Swanand Kirkire
19. Marks of Identity:The Romance of Spanish:
Javier Montes, Marcos Giralt Torrente, Marina Perezagua and Sheila Cremaschi in conversation with Guillermo Rodríguez
20. Negotiating the Net in the Teen Years:
Clare Azzopardi in conversation with Anu Singh Choudhary
3:45pm – 4:45pm 21. The Foreign Correspondents Club:
Dexter Filkins, Luke Harding, Madeleine O’Dea, Mark Tully, Mei Fong and Robert F. Worth in conversation with Suhasini Haidar
22. The Legacy of the Left:
Timothy Garton Ash and Mridula Mukherjee in conversation with Patrick French
23. The Roots of Yoga:
Mark Singleton and Jim Mallinson in conversation with Sudha Gopalakrishnan
24. Lost Kingdoms: The Hindu and Buddhist Golden Age in South East Asia:
John Guy introduced by Kavita Singh Presented by Avid
25. The Quest for life: Spiritual and Material Strivings of Rural Rajasthan: Bhrigupati Singh and Hari Ram Meena introduced by Ashutosh Varshney 26. Big Cat Story:
Anjali Singh and Sanjna Kapoor in conversation
4.45pm – 5:15pm 26A. 26B. Book Launch: The Sari of Surya Vilas by Vayu Naidu 26c. BOOK LAUNCH31 Miles by Vinita Bakshi TEA TEA 26D. Book Launch: EKAM:The Supreme Oneness by Sangeeta Gupta released by Keki Daruwalla
5:15pm – 6:15pm 27. We The People of India:
Ashok Desai in conversation with Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Madhav Khosla
28. Kitna Kuch Jeevan:
Manav Kaul and Swanand Kirkire in conversation with Satyanand Nirupam
29. In Search of a Muse: On Writing Poetry:
Anne Waldman, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Ishion Hutchinson, Kate Tempest, Tishani Doshi and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Ruth Padel
30. Blood and Flowers:
Amruta Patil introduced by Namita Gokhale
31. Amrutara Santana: The Dynasty of the Immortals:
Chandrahas Choudhury, in conversation with Jatindra K. Nayak
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32. Poetry Hour 7×7: Kavita Nirantar:
Ambika Dutt, Angélica Freitas, Madhup Mohta and Nandana Sen, moderated by Sukrita Paul Kumar
7.30pm EVENING PERFORMANCE            

 

 

 

 

 

20th Jan Friday COX & KINGS CHARBAGH FRONT LAWN MUGHAL TENT BAITHAK DURBAR HALL SAMVAD
9:15-9:50am   Morning Music        
10:00am – 11am 33. Suspected Poetry: Gulzar and Pavan K. Varma in conversation 34. Ginsberg and the Beat Generation
Anne Waldman and Kunga Tenzin Dorji in conversation with Pragya Tiwari
35. W.B. Yeats: The Arch Poet:
Roy Foster introduced by Tishani Doshi
36. Navras: Understanding Indian Aesthetics:
Alka Pande, Harsha Dehejia, James McHugh and Makarand Paranjape in conversation with Mrinal Pande
Presented by Getty
37. How Bitter the Tale of Love: Pleasure in Ottoman IstanbulCemal Kafadar introduced by Vedica Kant 38. Mamma ki Diary:A Mother’s Tale:
Anu Singh Choudhary in conversation with Deepa Agarwal
11:15am – 12:15pm 39. Kohinoor:
Anita Anand and William Dalrymple introduced by Swapan Dasgupta 
Presented by Getty
40. Before We Visit the Goddess:
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in conversation with Shrabani Basu
41. The Heart Has Its Reasons:
Ira Trivedi and Ravinder Singh in conversation with Lucy Beresford
42. Across the Rivers: Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb:
Saeed Naqvi in conversation with Pavan K. Varma
43. The Heart:
Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Amrita Tripathi
44. Do Tigers Drink Blood and Other Mysteries of Nature:
Arefa Tehsin
12:30pm – 1.30pm 45. Man Tiger:
Eka Kurniawan in conversation with Deborah Smith
46. Main Shayar Toh Nahin
Rishi Kapoor in conversation with Rachel Dwyer
47. The Poetry of Amazement:
Vikram Chandra in conversation with Tishani Doshi
48. Look Back in Anger: Writing and Remembering:
Ajay Navaria and Hari Ram Meena in conversation with Anu Singh Choudhary
49. By Steppe, Desert and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia:
Barry Cunliffe introduced by Tim Whitmarsh Presented by Aga Khan Foundation
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Aspire: The Freedom to Dream:
Mridula Koshy in conversation with Puneeta Roy

1:40pm – 2:20pm 51.Writing Our Times:
Manu Joseph and Karan Mahajan in conversation
51A. Baahubali:
Anand Neelkantan, S.S. Rajmouli and Prasad Devineni in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand
Presented by Westland
51B. Book Launch: Living With Tigers by Valmik Thapar, released by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje with readings by Sanjna Kapoor 51C. Matters of Faith
Ruth Padel and Ravi Shankar Etitheth in conversation with Vayu Naidu
LUNCH 51D. Book Launch:Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying by Chitra Soundar released by Sayoni Basu
2:30pm – 3:30pm 52.Queen Victoria:
A.N. Wilson introduced by Shrabani Basu
53. The Line of Beauty:
Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury
54. The Tamil Story:
Imayam Annamalai, Kannan Sundaram and Subhashree Krishnaswamy in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand
Presented by Westland
55. On Disparity Among Indian States:
Prerna Singh and Antara Ganguli introduced by Ashutosh Varshney
56. Uttara Kanda: Searching Sita:
Arshia Sattar and Volga in conversation with Vayu Naidu
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57. Learning to Learn: Creativity and Happiness:
Lucy Beresford and Shubha Vilas in conversation with Shazia Omar
3:45pm – 4:45pm 58. The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq:
Emma Sky, Dexter Filkins, Hardeep Singh Puri and Robert F. Worth in conversation with Jonathan Shainin
59. Narasimhanomics and the Legacy of Reforms:
Vinay Sitapati and Sanjaya Baru in conversation with Surjit Bhalla
60. Captives:
Linda Colley introduced by Sunil Khilnani
Presented by BBC History
61.The Pleasures and Perfections of Sanskrit:
Jim Mallinson, S.R. Bhatt and Sudha Gopalakrishnan in conversation with Vikram Chandra
62. The Master:Vivekananda and his Teachings:
Hindol Sengupta and Reba Som in conversation with Makarand Paranjape
 
4.45pm – 5:15pm 63A. Book Launch: The Promise of Beauty & Why it Matters by Shakti Maira, released by Geeta Chandran, Namita Gokhale and Ruth Padel 63B. Book Launch: Sahitya Alochan ki Adhar Bhoomi by Nand Bhardwaj Released by Justice Shiv Kumar Sharma, C.P. Deval, Hari Ram Meena and Durgaprasad Agarwal TEA TEA TEA 63C. Book Launch:Naad Anunaad: Haiku Anthology edited by Kala Ramesh, Sanjuktaa Asopa and Shloka Shankar
5:15pm – 6:15pm 64. Of Saffron and the Sangha:
Dattareya Hosabale and Manmohan Vaidya in conversation with Pragya Tiwari
65. A World of Disruptions:
Emma Sky, Ha-Joon Chang, Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Sadaf Saaz in conversation with Patrick French
66. Gambits and Game Changers: Relooking the Indian Economy:
Mihir S. Sharma and Surjit Bhalla, in conversation with John Elliott
67. The Craftsman:
Richard Sennett introduced by Kavita Singh
68. “I Resemble Everyone But Myself”: Understanding A.K. Ramanujan:
Guillermo Rodríguez in conversation with Philip A. Lutgendorf and Arshia Sattar
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69. Poetry Hour 7×7: Kavita Nirantar:
Harsha Dehejia, Monica Gaur, Pierre Joris and Shanta Acharya, moderated by Keki Daruwalla
7.30pm EVENING PERFORMANCE            

 

 

 

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21st Jan Saturday COX & KINGS CHARBAGH FRONT LAWN MUGHAL TENT BAITHAK DURBAR HALL SAMVAD
9:15am- 9:50am   Morning Music: 
Padmini Rao
       
10:00am – 11am 70. The Page is Mightier than the Screen:

Alan Hollinghurst, David Hare, Neil Jordan, Richard Flanagan and Ritesh Batra in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury

 

71. The Biographer’s Ball:
A.N. Wilson, Andrew Roberts, David Cannadine, Lucinda Hawksley, Roy Foster and Suzannah Lipscomb in conversation with Anita Anand
72. Civil Wars: From Antiquity to ISIS: David Armitage introduced by Vedica Kant 73. Traditions of Healing: Travels Through Indian Medicine: Aarathi Prasad introduced by Bhrigupati Singh 74. The Tartan Turban: A Scots-American at Ranjit Singh’s Court: John Keay introduced by William Dalrymple 75. Not Yet!:

Nandana Sen introduced by Arefa Tehsin

11:15am – 12:15pm 76. Magna Carta: The Spirit of Justice:

Claire Breay, Chintan Chandrachud, David Carpenter and Helena Kennedy in conversation with Patrick French

 

77. Standing on an Apple Box: Memoirs and Memories:

Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand

78. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World: A.N.D. Haksar, Alex Watson and Tim Whitmarsh in conversation with Arshia Sattar 79. The Heart of the Story:
Clare Azzopardi, Keki Daruwalla, Mark Tully and Mridula Koshy in conversation with Sunil Sethi
80. Far Districts and Sounding Ground: Two Caribbean Poets:
Ishion Hutchinson and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Tishani Doshi
81. Terribly Tiny Tales and Beyond
Anuj Gosalia and Chintan Ruparel
12:30pm – 1:30pm 82. The Secret History of Capitalism:
Ha-Joon Chang introduced by Sanjeev Sanyal
83. Brexit:
A.N. Wilson, Andrew Roberts, Linda Colley, Surjit Bhalla and Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Jonathan Shainin
84. On Cultural Appropriation:
Ajay Navaria, Jim Mallinson, Mark Singleton, Mrinal Pande and Yassmin Abdel-Magied in conversation with Pavan K. Varma
85. Kalidasa: The Eternal Poet:
A.N.D. Haksar and Bibek Debroy in conversation with Alka Pande
86. The Street of Eternal Happiness:
Rob Schmitz introduced Samanth Subramanian
87. Awakenings: Freedom to Dream:
Ornit Shani in conversation with Puneeta Roy
1:40pm – 2:20pm 88. Debate: Building a Country: Science or the Liberal Arts?:
Bohdan Krawchenko, Devesh Kapur, Dipankar Gupta, Michael S. Roth, Sukrita Paul Kumar and Tarun Khanna moderated by Shail Mayaram
Presented by Aga Khan Foundation and Wesleyan University
88A. The Kahaani Connection: Story of My Stories: Neelesh Misra introduced by Rahul Pandita   88B. Book Launch:Court Singing of Rajasthan: Mand and Rajasthani Folk Songs by Krishna Mohan Bhatt    
2:30pm – 3:30pm 89. Akbar: Kitna Itihas, Kitna Upanyas: Shazi Zaman in conversation with Ravish Kumar 90.Parikrama:
Narendra Kohli in conversation with Anant Vijay
91. Olympus: Devdutt Pattanaik introduced by Amrita Tripathi 92. Sur, Sangeet, Sahitya: Writing about Music:
Mrinal Pande and Yatindra Mishra in conversation with Vidya Shah
93. Naari Chetna: Naye Swar — Women Voices: New Writing from Rajasthan:
Manisha Kulshreshtha,Rajani Morwal, Tasneem Khan and Uma in conversation with Durgaprasad Agarwal
Presented by Mahindra World City
94. Quiz:
Siddharth Basu
3.45pm – 4.45pm 95. The Dishonourable Company: How the East India Company Took Over India:
Giles Milton, John Keay, Jon Wilson, Linda Colley and Shashi Tharoor in conversation with William Dalrymple
96. Things to Leave Behind:
Namita Gokhale in conversation with Mrinal Pande and Sunil Sethi
97. Winner or Loser? Does the 21st Century Belong to China?:
Dambisa Moyo, Madeleine O’Dea, Mei Fong and Rob Schmitz in conversation with C. Raja Mohan
98. Indica:
Pranay Lal in conversation with Pradip Krishen introduced by Richard Fortey
99. The Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century:
Alex Ross introduced by Ruth Padel
100. The Incredible History of India’s Geography:
Sanjeev Sanyal introduced by Hindol Sengupta
4:45pm – 5:15pm 100A. Book Launch: Litro Magazine by Erik Akoto, released by Shashi Tharoor 100B. Book Launch:Capitals by Abhay K, released by Ruth Padel 100C. Kanhaiya lal Poetry Award TEA TEA  100D. Dainik Bhaskar Award
5:15pm – 6:15pm 101. Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working:
Dambisa Moyo and Ha-Joon Chang introduced by Mihir S. Sharma
102. At Home in the World
Angélica Freitas, Eka Kurniawan, Kyoko Yoshida, Vivek Shanbhag and Yassmin Abdel-Magied in conversation with Helena Kennedy Presented by Zindagi
103. Writing the Self: The Art of Memoir
Bee Rowlatt, Brigid Keenan, Emma Sky and Hyeonseo Lee in conversation with Samanth Subramanian Presented by Getty
104. Dark Night of the Soul: Crime and Literature:
Franck Thilliez and Vikram Chandra in conversation with Mita Kapur
105.Translators: Centre Stage:
Arunava Sinha and Deborah Smith in conversation with Neeta Gupta
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106. Poetry Hour 7×7: Kavita Nirantar:
Winner of the Kanhaiyalal Poetry Award, Punam Chadha-Joseph, Dushyant,Kaajal Oza Vaidya, Naseem Shafaie and Neeraj Daiya, moderated by Sudeep Sen
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22nd Jan Sunday COX AND KINGS CHAR BAGH FRONT LAWN MUGHAL TENT BAITHAK DURBAR HALL SAMVAD
9:15-9:50am   Morning Music: Debashish Dey        
10:00am – 11am 107. Napoleon the Great:
Andrew Roberts introduced by Swapan Dasgupta
108. Ardor: On the Vedas:
Roberto Calasso in conversation with Devdutt Pattanaik
109. The Narrow Road to the Deep North:
Richard Flanagan in conversation with Manu Joseph
Presented by Getty
110. Channelling Creativity:
Christopher Merrill, Karim Alrawi, Kyoko Yoshida, Natasa Duruvicova and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury
111. Sons and Lovers: Artists and their Families:
David Park and Marcos Giralt Torrent in conversation with Mridula Koshy
112. Experiments with Truth:
Janhavi Prasada introduced by Madhav Khosla
11:15am – 12:15pm 113. Puranas:
Bibek Debroy and Pushpesh Pant introduced by Jim Mallinson
114. Remembering the Raj
Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Michael Dwyer
115. Fiction and the Spaces in Between:
Ashok Ferrey, Kyoko Yoshida and Marina Perezagua in conversation with Sunil Sethi
116. A Line in the Sand: Sykes, Picot and the Shaping of the Middle East:
James Barr, Christopher Sykes, Tarun Khanna and Robert F. Worth in conversation with Vedica Kant
117. Engaging with India: The ‘Margins’ and the ‘Mainland’:
Dhrubajyoti Bora, Sanjoy Hazarika and Teresa Rehman in conversation with Urvashi Butalia
118. Vikram and Betal:
Deepa Agarwal and Natasha Sharma in conversation
12:30pm – 1.30pm 119. Citizens and Borders: Migration and Displacement:
Reena Saini Kallat, Tania Bruguera and Tiffany Chung in conversation with Sean Anderson
Presented by MOMA
120. The Colour of Money:
Ashwin Sanghi, Binod Chaudhury, Hindol Sengupta and Suhel Seth in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra
121. Jack the Ripper: An Establishment Cover Up:
Bruce Robinson introduced by A.N. Wilson
122.The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness:
Lila Azam Zanganeh introduced by Chandrahas Choudhury
123. The Art of Rivalry: Friendships, Betrayals and Breakthroughs in Modern Art:
Sebastian Smee introduced by Anindita Ghose
Presented by Avid
124. Ideate: Freedom to Dream:
Prasoon Joshi in conversation with Puneeta Roy
1:40pm – 2:20pm 125. Why the Future of Free Speech Depends on India
Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Salil Tripathi
125A. Private Delhi:
Ashwin Sanghi in conversation with Ashok Ferrey
125B. Ojas Art Award 125C.The Camera in Jaipur:
Rahaab Allana and Sudhir Kasliwal in conversation with Giles Tillotson
LUNCH 125D. Book Launch:Rajasthani Stories Retold by Rima Hooja
2:30pm – 3:30pm 126. After the Angry Young Man, the Traditional Woman, What?:
Javed Akhtar introduced by Rachel Dwyer
127. The Art of the Novel: On Writing Fiction:
Adam Thirlwell, Alan Hollinghurst, Paul Beatty and Richard Flanagan in conversation with Manu Joseph
128. That Which Cannot be Said:
Hyeonseo Lee, Kanak Mani Dixit, Sadaf Saaz and Timothy Garton Ash and in conversation with Madhu Trehan
129. A Very Expensive Poison: The Story of the Murder of Litvinenko:
Luke Harding introduced by Jonathan Shainin
130. Celts from the West:
Barry Cunliffe introduced by Bryan Ward-Perkins
131. Teen Tales:
Anusha Subramaniam and Zuni Chopra in conversation with Ira Trivedi
3:45pm – 4:45pm 132. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn: The Lovers who Changed History:
Suzannah Lipscomb introduced by Swapan Dasgupta
133. Jai Hanuman:
Philip A. Lutgendorf and Shubha Vilas in conversation with Arshia Sattar
134. On Tour with the Rolling Stones:
Christopher Sykes introduced by Alex Ross
135. Rewriting History: The Art of Historical Fiction:
Adam Thirlwell, Alan Hollinghurst, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Shazia Omar in conversation
136.Lost in Translation:
Deborah Smith, Francesca Orsini, Paulo Lemos Horta, Sholeh Wolpé and Radha Chakravarthy in conversation with Adam Thirlwell
Presented by Harvard University Press
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137. The Girl Who Chose:
Devdutt Pattanaik introduced by Ashok Ferrey
4:45pm – 5:15pm 137A. Book Launch: Narratives of Indian Modernity: The Aesthetics of BM Anand by Aditi Anand and Grant Pooke, foreward by Alka Pande, released by Jay Levenson 137B. Book Launch: Half Life by nitu, released by Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) PVSM, UYSM, AVSM       137C. Book Launch:”So you can see in the Dark and other Indian essays” by Claudia Hyles released by William Dalrymple
5:15pm – 6:15pm 138. Mallika Dua: #nofilter:
Mallika Dua in conversation with Suhel Seth
139. The Art of the Screenplay:
Bruce Robinson, David Hare, Neil Jordan, Prasoon Joshi and Ritesh Batra in conversation with Raja Sen
140. Passage to America:
C.Raja Mohan, Devesh Kapur, Hardeep Singh Puri, Shivshankar Menon and Robert Blackwill in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra
141.Incarnations:
Sunil Khilnani in conversation with Pragya Tiwari
Presented by Getty
142. Aadha Aasma:
Kaajal Oza Vaidya and Manisha Kulshreshtha introduced by Salil Tripathi
143. Poetry Hour 7×7: Kavita Nirantar:
Aidan Singh Bhatti, Atul Kanakk, Sangeeta Gupta, Suraj Mal Rao, Tajendra Singh Luthra and Volga moderated by Sadaf Saaz
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23rd Jan Monday COX & KINGS CHAR BAGH FRONT LAWN MUGHAL TENT BAITHAK DURBAR HALL SAMVAD
9:15am-9:50am   Morning Music: East Meets Middle East        
10:00am – 11am 144. Manelists, Misogyny and Mansplaining:
Antara Ganguli, Anuradha Beniwal, Bee Rowlatt, Ruchira Gupta and Suhel Seth in conversation with Amrita Tripathi
145. Mother India: Indian Films and the National Narrative:
Imitiaz Ali, Javed Akhtar, Swanand Kirkire, Rachel Dwyer and Sudhir Mishra in conversation with Shubhra Gupta
146. The Ocean of Churn:
Sanjeev Sanyal in conversation with Sunil Khilnani
147. Being the Other:
Qaisra Shahraz, Saeed Naqvi, Sadia Dehlvi and Tabish Khair in conversation with Ornit Shani
148. Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: The Spice Trader Who Changed History:
Giles Milton introduced by William Dalrymple
149. The Joy of Yoga:
Ira Trivedi and Shazia Omar
11:15am – 12:15pm 150. The Girl with Seven Names:
Hyeonseo Lee introduced by Anita Anand
151. Between the Silences:
Neelima Adhar Dalmia and Vera Hildebrand in conversation with Salil Tripathi
152. The Fall of Rome and the End of Western Civilisation:
Bryan Ward-Perkins introduced by Tim Whitmarsh
153Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell and Perfume in Ancient India:
James McHugh introduced by Nidhi Dugar
Presented by Getty
154. A Syrian Warrior Poet in the Age of the Crusades:
Paul M. Cobb introduced by Max Rodenbeck
155. Rewilding a Rocky Desert:
Pradip Krishen introduced by Arefa Tehsin
12:30pm – 1:30pm 156. Footloose: The Travel Session:
Aarathi Prasad, Bee Rowlatt, Brigid Keenan, Nidhi Dugar and Simon Winchester in conversation with William Dalrymple
Presented by Aga Khan Foundation
157. Shakespeare’s Restless World:
Neil MacGregor introduced by Tim Supple
158. The Personal and the Political:
Manju Kapur and Tabish Khair in conversation with Ashok Ferrey
159. Adhunikta, Ek Khoj: A Search for Modernity:
Anu Singh Choudhary, Mrinal Pande, Nand Kishore Pandey and Saurabh Dwivedi in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal
160. Himal: The Rage of Nature:
Kanak Mani Dixit, Kunga Tenzin Dorji and Pushpesh Pant in conversation with Hridayesh Joshi
161. Explorations: Freedom to Dream:
Anuradha Beniwal in conversation with Puneeta Roy
1:40pm – 2:20pm 162. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz: A Message of Love
Imitiaz Ali, Reema Abbasi and Syed Salman Chishty in conversation with Sadia Dehlvi
 162A. 162B. Book Launch: Wisden Almanack 2017, Suresh Menon in conversation with Bishan Singh Bedi  162C. Poetry in Politics in Mogul India:
T.C.A Raghavan in conversation with Audrey Truschke
LUNCH  162D. Book Launch: Celestial Beings by Sidharth
2:30 pm- 3:30pm 163. In Many Tongues: Voices from Brazil, Iceland, Wales, Latvia, Mauritius, Luxembourg, Croatia and Macedonia:
Angélica Freitas, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Eluned Gramich, Inga Žolude, Issa Asgarally, Pierre Joris, Roman Simić and Rumena Buzarovska introduced by Alexandra Buchler
164. Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers:
Frank Trentmann introduced by Mihir S. Sharma
165. The Forever War: Dispatches from the War on Terror:
Dexter Filkins introduced by Max Rodenbeck
166. Leonardo Da Vinci:
Luke Syson

introduced by Neil MacGregor
Presented by Getty

167. Rajasthani: Bhasha ki Manyata:
C.P. Deval, Geeta Samour and K.C. Maloo in conversation with Nand Bhardwaj
Presented by Mahindra World City
168. You Got Magic!:
Neel Madhav introduced by Mallika Dua
3:45pm – 4:45pm 169. 170. Let them Eat Chaos: Kate Tempest in Performance:
Kate Tempest introduced by Tishani Doshi
171. The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man:
Luke Harding introduced by Samanth Subramanian
172. Invisible Libraries:
Danish Sheikh, Lila Azam Zanganeh and Mridula Koshy in conversation with Rick Simonson
173. One Thousand and One Nights and Conference of the Birds:
Paulo Lemos Horta, Sholeh Wolpé and Tim Supple introduced by Paul M. Cobb
174. Dalit Chetna: Hasyae ke Swar:
Ajay Navaria, Hari Ram Meena, Leeladhar Mandloi and Ratan Kumar Sambhria
4.45pm – 5:15pm     175. Kaljayee Premchand: Timeless Legacy
Satyanand Nirupam and Kamal Kishore Goenka
176. Women Waging Peace:
Dhrubajyoti Bora, Naseem Shafaie and Ornit Shani in conversation with Ruchira Gupta
   
             

 

It’s not just literary big leagues; art and culture with heritage backdrop will jazz up the JLF sessions

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As we are already excited about the Jaipur Literature Festival, which will host some of the most renowned literary heavyweights, an announcement on Friday about two “Heritage Evenings” is all set to raise the bar of the event to a new level. Rajasthan Tourism has collaborated with the Literature Festival this year to showcase poetry and music against the backdrop of two of Jaipur’s heritage monuments — the Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal on January 20 and 21.

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Replicating an “East meets West” scenario, the celebrated American poet Anne Waldman and polular Bollywood lyricist Swanand Kirkire will mesmerize visitors with their readings in a session named “Rhythm and Rhyme.” This evening of poetry readings will be held at Amber Fort on January 20 and will bring voices from two sides of the globe, followed by a sarod Recital by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan,  India’s second highest civilian honour.

“Mujre Se Multiplex Tak,” will take the audience on a journey through the magical realm of entertainment at Hawa Mahal on the following evening.

Writer and musician Vidya Shah will reflect on these changes through song while actor Luke Kenny punctuates them with poignant poetry and quirky banter.

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“With the support of Rajasthan Tourism, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will celebrate the wonderful cultural and architectural heritage of the city of Jaipur through the Festival’s Heritage Evenings!  The exclusively curate evenings will offer an experience that uniquely places cultural performances within the context of the city’s built heritage and allows audiences to engage with these significant places in a new dimension.

This year’s list of speakers at the lit fest sees a host of Man Booker winners and nominees check out whom to listen in our next blog!

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 announced the list of speakers at Curtain Raiser in Delhi

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The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival to be held from January 19th -23rd, 2017 announces the list of 10 speakers coming to Jaipur in January as part of its weekly campaign. Some of the Themes of ZEE JLF 2017 include Freedom to Dream: India @ 70, The Magna Carta, Translation and World Literature, Women and Marginalised Voices, Sanskrit, and Colonialism and the Legacy of the Raj.

ZEE JLF offers an experience to mingle with authors, interact with industry players, relax in the Festival Delegate lounge and enjoy the live music concerts and Festival Fringe events. The Curtain Raiser of the event in Delhi gathered audiences to enjoy joyous musical performances, powerful dramatic readings and translated renditions at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

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With around 30 languages represented from India and across the world, the Festival will feature authors writing in Indian regional languages including the popular

  1. Volga in Telugu,
  2. S.L. Bhyrappa and Vivek Shanbhag in Kannada,
  3. Kaajal Oza Vaidya in Gujarati,
  4. C.P. Deval and Hari Ram Meena in Rajasthani,
  5. Kanak Dixit and Binod Chaudhary in Nepali,
  6. Dhrubajyoti Bora in Assamese,
  7. Gulzar and Javed Akhtar in Urdu,
  8. Jatindra K. Nayak in Oriya,
  9. Naseem Shafaie and Neerja Mattoo in Kashmiri,
  10. Arunava Sinha and Radha Chakravarty in Bengali
  11. Arshia Sattar, A.N.D. Haksar, and Roberto Calasso in Sanskrit.
  12. Writers in Hindi include Ajay Navaria, Anu Singh Choudhary, Manav Kaul, Mrinal Pande, Narendra Kohli and Yatindra Mishra.

Some of the International writers include

  1.  Winners of the Man Booker Prize Alan Hollinghurst and Richard Flanagan;
  2. NoViolet Bulawayo who was the first black African woman to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013;
  3. Laurence Olivier award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Sir David Hare, who makes his first visit to the Festival;
  4. internationally acclaimed poet Anne Waldman; bestselling author, poet, activist and teacher Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni;
  5. 2016 Emerging Voices Award winner Eka Kurniawan;
  6. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who predicted the 2008 global financial crisis;
  7. Writer, journalist and broadcaster Simon Winchester, OBE; the ‘literary institution of one’, Italian writer and published Roberto Calasso;
  8. Neil MacGregor, past director of the National Gallery London and the British Museum and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects;
  9. American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning Dexter Filkins;
  10. Alex Ross, the music critic for The New Yorker and the author of the books The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century and Listen to This;
  11. Ha-Joon Chang whose books, including 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism and Economics: The User’s Guide will have been translated into 40 languages and published in 43 countries;
  12. Linda Colley, award-winning historian, academic, author and broadcaster who specialises in post-1700 British history and author of Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 and Acts of Union and Disunion.

 

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off amid vivid colors of Rajasthan

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Taking along all the paparazzi, speculations and expectations, the 9th annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival (January 21-25, 2016) kicked off amid soulful classical music wafted through the winter breeze at its favourite venue, luminous, sun kissed Diggi Palace, Jaipur by Rajasthan Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje along with the guest of honour Booker winner, Canadian poet, novelist and critic Margaret Atwood.

Jaipur Literature Festival, although, nourishes narratives and nurtures a fabulous literary community but also brings in a spontaneous momentum and energy in the Pink City for five days. Today, the festival saw a tremendous blend of celebrity participations, fashion updates and much more than just literature.

The vivid colors at Diggi Palace

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Talking about this year’s decoration, the vibrant Rajasthani puppets of all sizes appearing right from the entrance to the main lawn dazzled the visitors from each corner. Well, it doesn’t matter how dazzling the single literary stars be, the all decked Diggi palace eclipsed them all today. Draped in dramatic, pinks, oranges and blues, glinting with Rajasthani leheriya, bedecked with attractive jewels of food, books and beverages stalls, festooned with colourful Rajasthani Puppets and more puppets , and crossed and re-crossed by trails of  hippy fashionistas and long booted wonderful people, it’s a no overstatement that all the litterateurs of the world are digging on Diggi today!

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Charisma of Celebrities

The celebrities from B town to theatre, the renowned Rajasthani folk artists to international band players all flocked the festival. The special one was the session of renowned author Ruskin Bond. Besides, some celebrities were invited speakers while others were guests and performers, each celebrity appearance was giving a heavy voice to the event.

Aromas and flavours of Rajasthan

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What caught our attention apart from the literature was Food Zone!! The entire lawn was filled with the tempting aromas of various cuisines of Rajasthan and beyond. The Diggipuri Ki Chai is a must try, which instantly energises and instigates a desire for another cup of the tea. A visit to these inviting stalls at the food zone as well as book stalls was a perfect treat in between while shuffling sessions.

In spite of being a weekday, the First day of ZEE Jaipur Literature festival was tremendously crowded that at certain point of time it had become very difficult to stand and find place to sit for the readings.

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Yes, termed as Asia’s leading literature event, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a celebration of national and international writers which will host speakers from 20 countries. The festival programme with readings, talks, book lunches, debates, performances, school kids workshops and exciting activities is also the best place for self branding and virtual Social Networking!

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Selfies and more Selfies !

Oh Ya Selfies !! Every second turn of the all decked Diggi Palace was a venue for selfie freaks! Pouts and poses made it more fun for the entire day at Jaipur Literature Festival. And the vibrant and lively puppets made for a wonderful backdrop for colorful JLF Selfies.

Cultural Bonanza

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The cultural and Musical evening is just about begin at Hotel Clarks Amer Jaipur. Rajasthan’s famous folk performing artists Kutle Khan Project  and international musicians Yom & Wang Li are going to perform tonight for the guests.

This is all from the day one,  tomorrow once again the colorful puppets of Rajasthan would welcome you to ‪#‎ZeeJLF and the folk dance of Rajasthan will perk up your morning, you can pick up the newspapers from the stack and go by the Indigo Standard Time to spend your day there, or you could serenely read the schedule and begin your day by watching some enlightening literati talk!

 

 

Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 Schedule Announced

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The moment you’ve all been waiting for…

The official schedule for the 2015 ‪Jaipur Literature Festival is announced!

Check all the details of Schedule here… http://bit.ly/jlfschedule

All about the Festival…

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

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From a decent and fresh beginning in the year 2006, the Jaipur Literature Festival has grown into the largest and the most important literary festival in entire Asia-Pacific. In the year 2012, more than 100,000 people attended hundreds of sessions over the Festival’s five day duration. Such an influx of people means that it is important to start planning your trip a couple of weeks in advance, in order to get convenient accommodation and save on flights. Here we are sharing with you all the information you’ll need for an easy and hassle free visit to Jaipur for Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 .

The Festival is scheduled from January 21-25, 2015.

What is the venue of Jaipur Literature Festival

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The festival will take place at Diggi Palace hotel which is situated in Sangram Colony, Ashok Nagar, around 10 minutes walk from the Old City of Jaipur. As Diggi Palace and its venues were overflowing in 2012, the music stage has been shifted to a different venue at The Clarks Amer lawns (around 15 minutes drive south of Diggi Palace).

What Happens at Jaipur Literature Festival Festival

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Apart from renowned Indian authors those from abroad come to take and attend sessions at the Festival. The sessions include readings, discussions, and questions & answers. Some lucky attendees also get to buy the authors’ books and get them autographed as well. In addition, there’s a range of stalls selling everything from food to handicrafts. An outdoor lounge bar is also set up for relaxing. Music performances are also organized in the evenings, after the literary sessions are over. In recent years, the Festival has turned into quite a fashionable occasion, and attracts plenty of socialites from Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur.

Who Will Be Attending the 2015 Jaipur Literature Festival

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Where former Indian President and distinguished scientist, A P J Abdul Kalam will share his vision of India, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will add a flavor of Bollywood. Adding to that, around 77 authors have been announced. They include Nobel Laureate Sir. V. S. Naipaul, 2013 Man Booker Prize Winner Eleanor Catton, acclaimed novelist Hanif Kureishi, celebrated American travel writer Paul Theroux, and internationally-loved German children’s author Cornelia Funke. Leading Indian authors include prominent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh, current Man Booker Prize nominee Neel Mukherjee, best-selling novelist Amish Tripathi, and celebrated author and translator Arshia Sattar. The entire list of speakers can be seen here.

Jaipur Literature festival and Music Evenings

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Live performances will take place in the evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hotel Clarks Amer.  Tickets can be booked online. The music events are free for Festival Delegates.

Jaipur Heritage Walks

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Vedic Walks Organization will be offering eight heritage Walking tours to the festival attendees. These walks will take place morning and evening on January 21-24, 2015.

How you can get to Jaipur

Jaipur, one of the top tourist places in Rajasthan is easily accessible from Delhi. You can take the train or bus or direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai.

For Further Information you can log on to Jaipur Literature Festival’s Official website  http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/

See the link to check where to stay during Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 http://www.alsisarhaveli.com/