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5 Not-To-Be Missed Writers At ZEE JLF 2018

Tis’ the season of the year when the greatest literary show on earth will step once again in the city of Jaipur and bring the best of the literature laureate under one roof. Jaipur Literature Festival also known as the “kumbh of literature” showcases a range of voices from India and abroad. A wide mélange of about 250 speakers from 35 different countries will talk and it will be difficult to choose which session you would like to attend. No worries, we, Jaipur Beat have compiled a list of speakers who will make it worth your while.

  1. Rupi Kaur

She is a poet, she is an artist and yes she is a performer. You must be wondering how one can be jack of all trades and yet manage to be the king rather queen of all. Gaining fame in such a short span of time Rupi Kaur the poet of the verses in “Milk and Honey” which by the way she self-published while studying at the University of Waterloo and she has become an international phenomenon since. A strong advocate of feminism, domestic violence, loss and healing, her talk will revolve around these topics and it will surely be an eye-opener for many.

When: 25th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 5:15p.m.-6:15p.m.

  1. Anuja Chauhan

With over seventeen years of experience in the field of advertising, Anuja Chauhan an advertiser turned author has mesmerized the world with her five best selling rom-com novels. Writing beautiful campaigns for colas, chocolates, and chips, three out of her five novels have been procured by Bollywood Studios and one was adopted into a daily soap on the ZEE Network. She will talk about her most recent piece of work “Baaz: India’s most fearless”, gear up for the most riveting session.

When: 29th January

Where: Baithak

What time: 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.

  1. Era Tak

A prominent artist having her roots from the city of Jaipur, Era Tak has now taken a step forward in the field of literature. Already taken part in about 8 art exhibitions individually and in groups, this will be her first time in JLF. Short story collection Raat Paheli, novel Risk@Ishq and book of poetry titled Mere Priye, Anchua Khwaab are some of her prominent writings and she will be seen sharing her thoughts on poetry. You will surely love it.

When: 29th January

Where: Durbar Hall

What time: 4:15p.m.-5:15p.m.

  1. Sujatha Gidla

Born and dealt with untouchability throughout her life, Sujatha Gidla has tremendously grown and moved on from that phase of life. In her first book, Ants Among Elephants, she talks about her family and her life entangled between her caste and identity and won many hearts all over the world. She might as well win more hearts over and create a ripple effect with her thoughts at JLF.

When: 29th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 10a.m-11p.m.

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  1. Gurmehar Kaur

Gurmehar Kaur is that rare creature who cannot just be claimed to be a writer and an activist. She is brave and kind and curious about the nation’s happening, ready to stand by her thoughts, you name it she has it. She is a student activist, martyr’s daughter, online campaigner, peace protester and yet so much more. The author of Small Acts of Freedom, she narrates the story of three strong single women of her own family. Attend her session as she shares her experiences of life and beyond.

When: 26th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 12:30p.m.-1:30p.m.

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7 Truths You Must Know About Jaipur Literature Festival Before It Begins

Here’s the beginning of a new year and Jaipur is set to invite thousands of enthusiasts from all around the globe to tag along the lines of literature. It is the season of Jaipur Literature Festival!

The most awaited, five-day fest woos people from all walks of life to emerge in the most intellectual set up of the city. The air is charged with skills & ideas and colours exude the scene to merge in with the pink of Jaipur.

But let’s call a spade a spade here, not all the flock that gears up for the festival belongs to the house of literati. There are boatful of people who don’t even bother attending sessions and while we’re at it, not every speaker or writer has knowledge enough to claim to fame.

Here’s the truth about JLF:

1.     Rule of the jungle

If you’re not in a typical Kurta, with a not-so-necessary Jhola, a Bindi, which you probably stole from your mother’s collection or those tiring, heavy jhumkis, are you even into literature at all?

What’s more important than being on time for the session is being on point with your attire. Heavy ornaments, thick fake accents and fusion of traditional with contemporary fashion have become the code for JLF.

2.     A selfie sees no time and place

You will easily find people standing in the middle of the way while you’re getting late for the session, clicking selfies oblivious of all the “may I pass?” that come along during the extremely important photo shoot. There’s always a person who will stop anywhere for a perfect selfie.


3.     Save me a seat….oops! too late

It is impossible to find a seat for that one session you decided to attend the minute the schedule was out. Unless you come hours before and attend the sessions before it, just to save that seat, a nice place to sit is unattainable.

4.     Photographers & Bloggers’ paradise

JLF has so many genres that the presence of your favourite one is a definite. Be it fashion, food, decoration, people, art, music and obviously, literature, photographers bloggers will find endless topics to fill their blogs with the most trending stuff out there.

5.     Chance to spot your role model

JLF is a house full of eminent people. It has celebrities for its speakers and guests. There’s a chance that you could catch a glimpse of your role model but there’s also a possibility that that is all their bodyguards will let you see of him/her.

6.     Secretly, we all know it’s ridiculously overpriced

The stalls sell everything at such high prices that all you can do is window shop and pretend that you’ll buy it later. But when you’re starving, unfortunately, you’ll have to pay 250 for a 50 rupee Vada Pav.

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Even after all this, it is the excitement to be a part of the fest that makes everything justifiable. So, this razzle dazzle starts making sense and the wacky getup becomes a new trend and makes people fonder of the festival. It doesn’t matter then to indulge into literature with the likes of those who actually have the understanding of it but indulge equally into the extraordinary ambience that the place gushes.

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Our Tribute to Lady of the Harley through her pictures

Love for bikes is something meant for boys only. But this woman changed the game.

Veenu Paliwal, a resident of Jaipur, the 44-year-old bike enthusiast was named the Lady of Harley (Dunes Harley-Davidson) and HOG Rani since she was the only female biker in Jaipur, that too one driving a Harley Davidson. Shockingly, she died in a tragic accident. The daredevil biker was famous for driving her Harley Davidson bike at 180 kmph.

Our tribute to Veenu Paliwal through these pictures-

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May your soul rest in peace Veenu, though we lost you too soon 😦