Amid much fanfare, Shatrughan Sinha promoted his book, Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography on the last day of the Jaipur Literature Festival. On the panel of the session were Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, writer Bharathi S Pradhan, and adman Suhel Seth.
The picture presented by American activist and Vice columnist Molly Crabapple at the session entitled Eyeless in Gaza at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Monday gave the audience a fair idea of the situation in Gaza, which has only got worse after Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
“The crisis is not often what you think. It’s not necessarily the stroke. The most common crisis moment is the fall. They might have broken their hip, or they may have crashed a car,” said Atul Gawande, the US-based surgeon, writer and public health researcher, during a session on his book Being Mortal at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Sunday.
So how does longform journalism lift reportage and take it beyond pedestrian daily news coverage? That’s what was discussed during a session on the form that brought together some of its best practitioners.
Before debating whether there has been an end to privacy, individuals might need to ask themselves about what exactly constitutes privacy and also if they are at all concerned about it. The session Total Recall: The End of Privacy on the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival discussed just this.
The nine had died between August 31 and September 1 last year while protesting against the Manipur assembly passing three controversial bills allegedly aimed at depriving tribals of the right to their land, and benefitting only those living in the valley.
The detention of Santosh Yadav and Somaru Nag which their supporters see as unlawful and an act of intimidation, is snowballing into a faceoff between journalists and authorities as violation of human rights and free speech have come under the spotlight in this insurgency-riddled Chhattisgarh.
Nearly 70 years after Partition, the people of the enclaves along the Indo-Bangla border, can finally access schools, banks, healthcare. The Land Boundary Agreement is a game-changer. Now, for a reality check
Her usual way of deciding on a prospective date is to chat with the ones she likes for a while. Piyali doesn't let on if she is a wild sexter - someone who enjoys sending and receiving text messages with sexual content.
Britishers may have introduced polo to the world, but Manipur claims they taught them the game. The sport died out during the communist era, but is now catching up again. A look at the space it gets in the state's cultural calendar.
Donyi Polo Chhatrawas, run by the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram in Tirkha colony in Ballabhgarh in Haryana's Faridabad houses 41 children between the ages of 12 to 16 from north east. The students say that because the Christians are converting tribals across their region, their parents sent them to these hostels.
Largely populated by tribes, the Seven Sisters have always attracted proselytisers. With the ongoing debate on conversions, the work of the RSS and its affiliates in the north east raises questions about their attempts to bring tribal animists into the Hindu fold.
As if finding a piece of land to live on wasn't difficult enough, the search for an eternal resting place, those precious 'two-yards', is making many Muslims lose their sleep. Shrinking urban spaces and illegal land deals have made Muslim burial a costly affair.
Updated on Nov 16, 2014 12:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui with Afroz Alam Sahil, New Delhi
'Why is a gang-rape in Muzaffarnagar different from the gang-rape in Badaun?' ask riot-affected Muslims who have been fighting to bring justice to seven gang-rape victims who registered complaints in Sep 2013.