Jaipur's got talent
The festival's young and hip crowd was in full attendance to show what they've got at the open mic night - Jaipur's Got Talent. Sonakshi Babbar reports from Jaipur Literature Festival.books Updated: Jan 24, 2011 15:37 IST
The modern lover
Not your typical Byron, this student from IIT, Chennai, recited a love poem entitled I love you from all my heart; as an ode to all the girls in his life. To say I love you with all my heart is an incomplete truth, for I love you with every organ, my brain won't stop dreaming about you every day, deep down my genitals love in their own special way, he recited as the audience giggled at his sexual innuendos.
The unpublished author
Amidst a crowd mainly consisting of PYT's and dudes, this old man in a white hat boldly came on stage to read excerpts from his upcoming book. Oblivious to the crowd's silent boos, he finally left the stage after the vuvuzela alarm rang out.
The wannabe rock-star
With messy hair, John Lennon-ish glasses, a musician burned the stage and won the hearts of many girls with a Chris Cornell cover. Lost in the guitar riffs, he forgot the lyrics and sang, I don't remember the next line to an un-amused audience.
The cheeky poet
A representative of the outspoken youth recited an Ode to the DD Commentary - a satirical take on DD Channel's sleep-inducing commentary during Commonwealth games.
The social critic
A shy looking Jaipur localite imparted social commentary on the differences between different social classes in a clever dialogue between the upper class, middle class and the innocents of the world.