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Prominent Indian authors share what it takes to write for children, and keep them engaged.

Children’s Day: What do kids want? A lovely story, say these authors

By Henna Rakheja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 01:08 AM IST
Ahead of Children’s Day (November 14), prominent Indian writers Anand Neelakantan, Devdutt Pattanaik and Ravi Subramanian, talk about how they are dabbling in the genre of children’s literature, and the challenges they have encountered.
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The campaign by Penguin Random House India in partnership with Jaipur Literature Festival saw a series of videos and virtual meets by marquee authors over a fortnight.(Unsplash)
The campaign by Penguin Random House India in partnership with Jaipur Literature Festival saw a series of videos and virtual meets by marquee authors over a fortnight.(Unsplash)

Penguin, JLF’s #ReadForResilience campaign sees participation of marquee authors

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Kabir Bhandari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Over 30 authors from across different genres of literature participated in a #ReadForResilience campaign, sharing their personal stories and anecdotes with readers.
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Regardless of the testing times, the show will go on, JLF Producer Sanjay K. Roy asserts though there may be changes in the format.(www.jaipurliteraturefest.org)
Regardless of the testing times, the show will go on, JLF Producer Sanjay K. Roy asserts though there may be changes in the format.(www.jaipurliteraturefest.org)

Jaipur Literature Festival will continue, irrespective of its format: Sanjoy Roy, JLF Producer

By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by Saumya Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 11:28 AM IST
Regardless of the testing times, the show will go on, JLF Producer Sanjay K. Roy asserts though there may be changes in the format.
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Elizabeth Gilbert was thrilled to be in India recently after 17 years. Location courtesy: Taj Palace, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik and Veenu Singh; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivamm Paathak)
Elizabeth Gilbert was thrilled to be in India recently after 17 years. Location courtesy: Taj Palace, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik and Veenu Singh; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Elizabeth Gilbert and the art of living

By Shunali Khullar Shroff | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:03 AM IST
The writer of Eat Pray Love owns it all: her highs, her lows, her joys, her sorrows, and everything in between.
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Dia Mirza during Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Dia Mirza during Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Trolls target Dia Mirza for crying during climate change discussion at Jaipur Lit Fest, she replies ‘It’s called having a heart’

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 04:19 PM IST
Trolls called Dia Mirza ‘dramebaaz’ for breaking down while speaking on climate change at Jaipur Literature Festival.
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RK Narayan inspired me to write about my own life: Author Perumal Murugan.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
RK Narayan inspired me to write about my own life: Author Perumal Murugan.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

RK Narayan inspired me to write about my own life: Author Perumal Murugan

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:23 AM IST
One of his earlier works, translated into English as Seasons of the Palm, he added, was inspired by RK Narayan’s writings.
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Dia Mirza gets emotional during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace, in Jaipur, Monday.(PTI)
Dia Mirza gets emotional during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace, in Jaipur, Monday.(PTI)

Dia Mirza breaks down at Jaipur Literature Festival on hearing of Kobe Bryant’s chopper crash

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Dia Mirza got emotional at the Jaipur Literature Festival as she was disturbed after learning of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter’s death in a chopper crash.
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JLF director Namita Gokhale releases new book titled Jaipur Journals.(https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/)
JLF director Namita Gokhale releases new book titled Jaipur Journals.(https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/)

JLF director Namita Gokhale releases new book titled Jaipur Journals

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Set against the backdrop of the vibrant, multi-lingual festival, which is touted to be the largest free literary event in the world, the book chronicles the inspirations and heartbreaks of being a writer.
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Writer Jokha Alharthi at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020.(ianslife_in)
Writer Jokha Alharthi at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020.(ianslife_in)

When we don’t trust the imagination of women

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Omanese writer Jokha Alharthi is in a strange land again. This time, talking about the first book by any Arab to win the prestigious Booker at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020.
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Ashwin Sanghi in conversation with Shashi Tharoor during the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Ashwin Sanghi in conversation with Shashi Tharoor during the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

My most ambitious book yet: Ashwin Sanghi on ‘The Vault of Vishnu’

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 06:30 PM IST
The book, which will be officially launched at the 13th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival on January 23 by Sanghi and popular Bollywood actor and author Sonali Bendre Behl, tells the story of three travellers who keep moving along an ancient trade route in “search of answers”.
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An event taking place at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
An event taking place at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Jaipur Literature Festival, India Art Fair and more: The 2020 Culture Calendar

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 03:33 PM IST
If you’re an art and cultural junkie we map out the next twelve months of the year, so you can culture-hop from city to city.
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Also returning is the five-day Jaipur Literature Festival at the British Library from June 14, for its sixth edition in London.(HT Photo)
Also returning is the five-day Jaipur Literature Festival at the British Library from June 14, for its sixth edition in London.(HT Photo)

Cricket, culture: It’s raining ‘India’ in London

By Prasun Sonwalkar | London
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 01:23 AM IST
Walk around central London during summer months and you are most likely to run into prominent Indians, with family in tow, shopping or just taking in the many delights of the capital.
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The attentive audience at the final debate at JLF 2019 on whether liberalism stifles debate.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The attentive audience at the final debate at JLF 2019 on whether liberalism stifles debate.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

JLF2019; At the Mahakumbh of literature

By Manjula Narayan | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 08:07 PM IST
As always, this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival was where Established India came to rub shoulders with Nobel laureates, Pulitzer prize winners and an adoring reading public
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Call Me By Your Name is a film that received worldwide critical acclaim.(&PrivéHD))
Call Me By Your Name is a film that received worldwide critical acclaim.(&PrivéHD))

My book is more than a story of gay romance, says Andre Aciman at JLF 2019

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 03:37 PM IST
Set in the Italy of the 1980s, Call Me by Your Name explores the romantic relationship between a 17-year-old American-Italian Jewish boy named Elio and a 24-year-old American Jewish scholar named Oliver who visits his house for the summer.
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AR Rahman and Gulzar have worked together on multiple songs including Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho.
AR Rahman and Gulzar have worked together on multiple songs including Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho.

Gulzar credits AR Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho winning Oscar

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 03:12 PM IST
Lyricist Gulzar spoke at the recently held Jaipur Literature festival where he gave credit to AR Rahman for Jai Ho winning the Oscar.
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A tree breaks down during the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on January 24.(PTI Photo)
A tree breaks down during the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on January 24.(PTI Photo)

Four injured as tree falls on visitors at Jaipur Literature Festival

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 03:13 PM IST
The incident occurred at the Diggin Palace in Jaipur, the venue of the literature festival.
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Celebrated author Jeffery Archer, author of books such as Dark Angel and Heads You Win, will be attending a literary event in India for the first time.
Celebrated author Jeffery Archer, author of books such as Dark Angel and Heads You Win, will be attending a literary event in India for the first time.

The Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, an arts and literature stupor

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 03:13 PM IST
The Jaipur Literature Festival is going to have the perfect ambience complete with music, art shows, talks and handicraft bazaars.
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A bookworm, Sonam Kapoor loves reading fantasy and fiction, and also autobiographies(Getty images)
A bookworm, Sonam Kapoor loves reading fantasy and fiction, and also autobiographies(Getty images)

Bollywood Bookshelf: The books on Sonam Kapoor’s mind right now…

By Zuni Chopra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 12:37 AM IST
The actor’s preference of books reflect her choices in life: strong, classic and ones that look good on screen, just like her!
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VS Naipaul, known for his timeless books and unsparing views, made his last public appearance in India in January 2015 at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), where he spoke at length and was even moved to tears at the overwhelming reception he got.(AP/File Photo)
VS Naipaul, known for his timeless books and unsparing views, made his last public appearance in India in January 2015 at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), where he spoke at length and was even moved to tears at the overwhelming reception he got.(AP/File Photo)

‘Beta, leave India to Indians’, Naipaul was once told by mother

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2018 04:29 PM IST
After writing two celebrated books on India, “An Area of Darkness” and “A Wounded Civilization”, Nobel laureate VS Naipaul’s mother had asked him to leave India.
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Felix Stefan Kaye(Sourced)

British sitar player who fell in love with India wins reprieve to stay here

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Felix Stefan Kaye has been allowed to stay in India by the Delhi high court after the Foreigners Regional Registration Office had directed him to leave the country on the ground that his visa had expired.
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Martin Puchner (R) in conversation with Homi K. Bhabha (L) during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at Diggi Palace in January.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Martin Puchner (R) in conversation with Homi K. Bhabha (L) during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at Diggi Palace in January.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

JLF plans to expand international footprint with permanent presence in Toronto

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 04:53 PM IST
JLF’s co-founder and festival producer, Sanjoy Roy, announced he is looking at making the festival a fixture in Toronto.
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