JLF 2019 to feature a host of powerful women who have transformed the lives of many

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019  is a tribute to the unflinching power of the woman – a force that has remained constant not just in today’s empowered and digitally-charged world, but one that has played out over eras, generations and geographies with a dogged determination to survive against unbelievable odds. The themes aren’t manifestly feminist…

Here’s what JLF 2018 has in store for you

The Jaipur Literature Festival is back again with its 11th edition at Diggi Palace from 25 to 29 January 2018. This year, the Festival will welcome over 250 writers, thinkers, politicians, journalists and popular cultural iconsfrom over 35 different nationalities. It will feature a spectacular line-up of speakers representing the major awards including the Nobel,…

Here are 6 reasons why we absolutely love Diggi Palace

Diggi Palace is a royal heritage haveli located in the heart of Jaipur. The magnificent 18-acre palace is surrounded amidst an array of fresco painted ‘deodis’ (doorways), ‘durbars’ (banquet halls), ‘havelis’ (palace wings) and lush green gardens. The resplendent Diggi Palace was built by Shri Thakur Saheb Pratap Singh Diggi in 1860. The Diggi family owns…

Book Review: ‘The CEO in Making’

Budding writers in their teens often come up with a gem when they dare write about ‘adult’ topics. Twenty-year-old Pakhi Dixit, a second year B.Tech student is one such writer whose first book – The CEO in Making – is based on a success story in the face of failure. The book is a biography of Vipul Madhani, CEO of PustakMandi.com and his journey to the top Despite many failures he doggedly…

Book Review: ‘Things to Leave Behind’ by Namita Gokhale

Namita Gokhale doesn’t need an introduction. Under her directorship, the Jaipur Literature Festival is now touted to be the “greatest literature fest on the Earth”.  Namita’s new novel ‘Things to Leave Behind ‘ chronicles the mixed legacy of the British Indian past and the emergence of a fragile modernity. Namita’s new novel ‘Things to Leave Behind’, is a rich, panoramic historical novel set in Kumaon, in Nainital, Almora and Sat Tal, in…