- Jan 27, 2013 21:44 ISTLitGoss
The Public Philosopher session by "rockstar philosopher" Michael Sandel focussed on the December 16 rape and the protests that followed. For once, many more women than men participated in the discussions. HT reports.
- Jan 27, 2013 19:05 IST
"I don't think technology is a bad thing as far as spirituality is concerned. I just fear the instant means of communication today is drowning our voice," Pico Iyer tells me at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Jairaj Singh reports.
- Jan 26, 2013 22:23 ISTLitGoss
Writer Ravinder Singh (I Too Had a Love Story) ruffled some feathers in the audience, when he said blasting Yo Yo Honey Singh tracks from his car was part of his Punjabiyat. HT reports.
- Jan 25, 2013 21:23 IST
In a session presented by Hindustan Times, author Victor Chan, activist Siddiq Wahid and Sri Lankan scholar Ranjini Obeyesekere talked about their encounters and experiences with Buddhism. Praneta Jha reports.
- Jan 25, 2013 14:25 ISTHT @ Jaipur Lit Fest
The second session of the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Laughter Weeping Writing, presented by the Hindustan Times, had the audience rolling down the aisle with laughter. Jairaj Singh reports.
- Jan 25, 2013 15:50 IST
The sixth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival is running on a negative budget of over Rs. 1.5 crore (approx $278,000) with several sponsors pulling out in the last three weeks citing financial constraints, said organisers.
- Jan 25, 2013 16:25 IST
A quarrel over religion broke out between Bollywood lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and Dalit activist and writer Kancha Illaiah at the Jaipur Literature Festival today.
- Jan 25, 2013 21:10 ISTJaipur Literature Festival
The second session of the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Laughter Weeping Writing, presented by the HT, had the audience rolling down the aisle with laughter. Jairaj Singh reports.
- Jan 26, 2013 08:58 ISTThayil thrills
Poet and first-time novelist Jeet Thayil has won the DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2013 for Narcopolis at the Jaipur Literature festival.
- Jan 26, 2013 13:55 IST
Sociologist Ashis Nandy today said that his statement on corruption was misquoted and apologised saying he did not mean to hurt people.
- Jan 26, 2013 19:37 IST
Sociologist and author Ashis Nandy on Saturday stirred a hornet’s nest by saying those from the SC/ST and OBCs were 'the most corrupt'. As angry reactions poured in, a police case was registered against him, though Nandy later clarified he’d been misquoted. HT reports. Ashis Nandy clarifies
- Jan 26, 2013 21:59 ISTJaipur Literature Festival
Young and talented cricketers are hailed as celebrities when they simply haven't played enough, feels former skipper Rahul Dravid. Jairaj Singh reports.
- Jan 28, 2013 16:30 IST
How many Monday mornings do you start with a Big Bang? Or, more precisely, how many Monday mornings do you start by listening to a guy with a spiky Mohawk and full-moon glasses, explain the how’s and why’s of the Big Bang theory? Zehra Kazmi sheds light on his session at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2013.
- Jan 28, 2013 20:53 IST
Activists of a caste-based non-political organisation today staged protest demonstrations in Patiala against the controversial remarks made by sociologist Ashish Nandy on SC and STs at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
- Jan 28, 2013 22:02 ISTJaipur literature festival
Five days at the Jaipur Literature festival can leave you feeling like you've snorted unmentionable substances and woken up the morning after in a bathtub with the ghost of GB Shaw declaiming selections from his most ponderous plays in your ears. Manjula Narayan reports.