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Yogesh Pawar

  • Devil's advocate Jethmalani doesn't mince words

    He maybe a nonagenarian but that's done little to dent lawyer-politician Ram Jethmalani's propensity at not mincing words. In full flow he had the 2000 plus audience at the ZeeJLF venue eating out of his hand as he lashed out at the everyone from veteran BJP leader L K Advani to Union...

    Monday, 26 January 2015 - 6:01am
  • Writers decry censorship and its many avatars

    "Writers aren't warriors. They need support from the intellectual elite, the media and the secular state to stand up for them and protect them," said writer-publisher Urvashi Butalia. She was speaking at session — Ankahee: What Must Not Be Said —at the packed Front Lawns...

    Monday, 26 January 2015 - 6:13am
  • Discover dancing like a man at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival

    "You have to be, as Virginia Woolf says, bisexual to write," said Australian author of Greek heritage Christos Tsiolkas, who was part of a panel at a packed session on gender identity in literature and performing arts – Dance Like a Man: Refiguring Maculinity on the fourth day of...

    Sunday, 25 January 2015 - 5:50am
  • Zee JLF: Shashi Tharoor praises Narendra Modi, Congress in a tizzy

    Shashi Tharoor who has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, proved his penchant for controversy by doffing his hat at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for shifting politics of this country from identity to performance, at a packed-to-the-gills session - India Shastra - at the Diggi Palace...

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 7:15am
  • Fanciful to think India intel led to Rajapaksa rout: Romesh Gunesekera

    British author of Sri Lankan origin, Romesh Gunesekera who is on the Council of the Royal Society of Literature was at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. Yogesh Pawar caught up with him to discuss his latest book Noontide Toll and the implications of the recent poll results in the island nation...

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 7:10am
  • Rainbow comes out at ZeeJLF

    Steady rain through the night which threatened to wash out the second day of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (ZeeJLF) did anything but that for thousands of literature lovers who thronged the Diggi Palace for the literary carnival. Those who gladly accepted venue change to dry areas and shorter...

    Friday, 23 January 2015 - 6:28am
  • 'Pak must save itself from a descent into chaos, says author Ahmed Rashid at Zee JLF

    "Modi has won the elections on a 'vikas' card. Both he and the leadership in Pakistan need to understand that this is what our region needs, not war."

    Friday, 23 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Zee JLF to be set in a book

    450 writers, spread over nearly 240 sessions at the Kumbh Mela of books with a footfall in the excess of 2 lakh—If you thought the only word apart from mammoth that must come to mind is books, think again. The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (ZJLF) is now to be the topic of a book, Literally...

    Friday, 23 January 2015 - 5:45am
  • Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: Lessons from the Crusade- A Croatian prince speaks

    The director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and senior research fellow at Worcester College Peter Frankopan who specialises in the history of the Byzantine Empire in the 11th century, is at the ZJLF to promote his book The First Crusade: The Call from the East. Yogesh Pawar caught up...

    Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 7:20am
  • Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: Capella choir, Sufi-Gospel music leave audience spellbound

    “Choir group Vocal Rasta’s specially composed national anthem left my hair standing on end,” admitted Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia leading to a huge applause from the gathering at the opening ceremony of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. The chief minister...

    Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 7:30am