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New Facets Of Art At “Craft Stories Under The Mango Tree”

Handicrafts and Jaipur have always had a close relationship from the ancient art of Blue Pottery of Persia to puppetry, Jaipuri Jootis, Jaipuri block printing and what not!

To celebrate this enriched culture of Jaipur, here’s a creative festival called “Crafts Stories Under the Mango Tree” that engulfs traditional arts by showcasing Indian heritage from an artisan’s point of view. A large number of skilful craft-designers, accomplished scholars and talented artisans are going to be a part of the festival.

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Jaipur Beat brings you a glimpse into the roots of “Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree” that extends itself into Fashion, Films, Market Gallery, Spotlight Exhibition, Dialogues, Workshops, Performances and Space making crafts.

 

  1. Spotlight Craft

The Spotlight Craft event at Crafts Under the Mango Tree concentrates in “Living Traditions related to Crafts-arts of India”. Paintings depicting the classic Indian tales through symphonic folk style based on the Narratives “Preserving the History through the Art of Story-telling” and “Sacred Geometry in Contemporary Miniature Arts.”

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  1. Crafted Fashion

Crafts and Fashion go hand to hand. At Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree, the Spearhead designers of India’s fashion industry showcase their crafts through exclusive programs including “Clothing as Identity: Fashion Show” and “Clothing as Identity: Exhibition”.

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  1. Craft Souk

Textiles ranging from Bandhani, Block Print, Embroidery, Weaving and various other options to choose from, witness beautifully designed products from artisan fashion designers at Craft Souk.

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  1. Craft Bioscope

An exclusive film fest, hosting the unique hand skills, the lives and desires of artisans would be something to watch out for. Anchoring the ancient knowledge of traditions, culture and arts, these moving images are one of the highlights of Crafts Stories Under the Mango Tree.

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  1. Craft Speak

Witness engrossing dialogue sessions with prominent panellists sharing their opinions on crafts, architecture, fashion and design.  The panel discussion includes but not limited to: “Textiles Tradition of Kutch”, “Neo-Miniature Art of India”, “Narrative Art of India”, “Crafts in Interior and Architecture”

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  1. Craft Manch

Creating an admirable balance of performing arts with craft, Craft Manch highlights the folk performances and contributes to craft skills through its different facets like “Theyyam,” “Kerela Shadow Puppets,” and “Pabuji ka Phad.”

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  1. Craft Karkhana

From Charkha Spinning to Leather Puppet Making, Mata ni Pachedi and Kavad making, The Craft Karkhana at Craft Stories Under the Mango Tree is all about workshops and hands-on-experience from well-versed artisans.

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  1. Space Making Crafts
    This section includes the science of being an artist who relates to tangible and intangible aspects of crafts accounting to embellishing architectural elements and interior décor.

 

Bringing together like-minded people, the festival dwells into the euphoric experiences of Indian material culture. It talks about creativity, shares stories and encounters diverse aspects of crafts and Indian material culture.

So while there’s still the Jaipur Literature festival going on for the hardcore literature enthusiasts, Craft Stories Under the Mango tree is a welcome change for the creative heads.

Dates: 25th– 28th January’ 2019

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

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Jeffrey Archer Checking In For The First Time In ZEE JLF 2019

‘Tis the season to celebrate renowned authors in the city because world’s largest literary show on earth, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is about to begin in just a few days from today. Did you get a chance to check out the list of speakers who are coming this season? Any guesses as to who is checking in ZEE JLF 2019 for the first time ever ?

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It is none other than the bestselling author, Jeffrey Archer, the only author ever to be a #1 Bestseller in fiction, non-fiction and short-stories. Born in London, Jeffrey Archer is a former politician who has also served as a Member of the British Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. He was first recognised as a literary figure after the publication of his first book, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less in 1976. After that, there was nobody that could stop him in his rise.

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Have a look at his 5 Best reads:

  1. Shall We Tell The President?

It is a fast moving thriller about a plot to assassinate Edward Kennedy, while he was the President of the United States.

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2. Kane and Abel

The book tells the story of two men, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant who were born on the same date on the opposite sides of the world. Their paths cross each other only once and they end up becoming bitter enemies.

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3. Only Time Will Tell

Tale of Harry Clifton working in the docks of Bristol who learns the harsh reality of his father’s death that raises another question in his mind, whether he was his actual father or not?

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4. Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less

Jeffrey Archer’s first publication, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less is a page turning tale of fraud, revenge and determination as four men decide to stop at nothing to get back what was stolen from them.

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5. Heads You Win

Story of no ordinary child who was destined to lead the countrymen, but fate changes when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state.

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Jeffrey Archer in ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will talk about Heads You Win- his recent fiction release and will be sharing his dramatic life experiences.

You can catch him on 26th January, 2018 in Front Lawn at Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We can’t wait to hear him out, can you?

Registration link: http://jaipurbookmark.org/registrations/

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Jaipur Lit Fest turns 7 today!

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Today, it turns seven and looks even more bright, colourful and intellectual with the previous year! We are talking about the seventh edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, which begins today at Diggi Palace.

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Inaugurated by Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva and the Keynote Address by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, the literature festival has over 250 authors and 175 sessions to host. The theme of this festival has five days of debate and discussion, from fiction to biography, history to music, theatre and Bollywood to media, and social agendas, set across more than one venue in a very cultural yet liberating setting!

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If speakers like Indrajit Hazra, playwright and journalist Cyrus Mistry, Indian TV anchor and journalist Ravish Kumar, fashion designer and restauranteur Bina Ramani, boxer and winner of an Olympic bronze, Mary Kom and many, many more are flying into the Pink city from all over the world, one can safely say, there’s something for everyone! Exactly that’s why there are fans of literature and music flying in too from all over the country and the world, to be a part of the seventh edition of the JLF. So there are chances of you running into a lot of non-localites, maybe ex-classmates, or once upon a time co-workers, you know.

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Music at Jaipur Literature Festival could never take a back seat. Infact, it has a special venue reserved exclusively for the lovers of music. At Clarks Amer hotel, starting today from 19:30 hrs, the Music Line-Up would go on till January 20th; you can book the tickets online at kyazoonga.com!

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For the registration and program details, find the Zee JLF at http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/

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Down the memory lane with Jaipur: Alvida 2013 !!

As we are all set to enter the new year, let’s go down the memory lane and reminisce all that happened in pink city in 2013 🙂

Jolly January

The year 2013 began on a positive and clean note when Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Jaipur for Chintan Shivir. Even though the motive was to ‘connect’ with the urban middle class, Jaipur got a great deal as the entire city was spick and span, a view that we hardly get to see 😀

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At the same time, there was one thing that sure was loved by us; Inauguration of Ghat ki Ghuni tunnel in Jaipur by Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi on January 19th. This 2.8-km long tunnel in Jaipur offers an alternative route to connect Pink City with Agra. The tunnel has sensors for controlling air pollution, display boards and cameras for checking vehicles’ speed !

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Jaipur Lit Fest, Asia’s leading literature event that happens every year in Jaipur was this time graced by the great Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who came and enlightened us with his knowledge and superb wisdom.

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Classy February

Royalty, class and pride, hail the Indian army !! The civilians of Jaipur got a golden chance to witness the 61st Cavalry’s annual parade, an elaborate cavalry drill organized by the army for the first time in the history of pink city.

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This took place in Rambagh Polo Ground where 130 officers; sardars and sawars dressed in ceremonial outfits were seen mounting the well groomed horses. But of course the audience was seen behind the cameras clicking pictures like there would be no tomorrow to those precious moments 😀

Merry March

The pleasant march came with something that is close to all our hearts: luxury and cars. The 15th Edition Vintage and Classic Car Rally was held and people were seen mesmerized as it included rare cars like a 1923 Austin 7 Chummy, 1956 Thunderbird and a 1941 Packard that happened to be the first AC car that greeted the visitors at Hotel Jai Mahal Palace.

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March came with a little hitch though. The much acclaimed Elephant festival this year was a little disappointment for the tourists as the major highlight “Elephants” were missing due to the ban by Government.

Exciting April

Our very own Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur proudly and gladly welcomed its first match of IPL Season-6 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Jaipur was seen overjoyed as the cricket freaks for whom cricket is more of a religion, could show their love by screaming and jumping in the stadium seeing their own team play.

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With this, Jaipur also got a taste of Kingfisher beerup !! The famous Kingfisher Beerup event that happens every year, for the first time was also experienced in pink city.

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Beer games combined with live screening of IPL, lots of food, dance, music and Jaipur blasted with endless masti. It was organised at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar and encashed really well on social media with the twitter world buzzing with hastag KFBeerup.

May dismay

As the summers were on the peak, every creature had their own way to deal with it. In an unusual incident, while two Italian tourists were having a happy elephant ride in Jaipur, the elephant decided to jump in the Maota Lake below the Amber fort to escape the terrible heat !!

Scorching June

The super hot June came with the sight of the largest Supermoon of the year!! Coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, the term “supermoon” means a bigger and brighter full moon. Many Jaipurites clicked and sent their pictures of Supermoon to Jaipur Beat.

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In this glorious month, our historic beloved Amber fort made it to the UNESCO’s world heritage list in the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee. A proud moment that was 🙂

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Progressive July

Bidding goodbye to summers, came July with some relief from the heat !! Along with this, The Jaipur International Airport also bid farewell to its international terminal, Terminal 1 and all the domestic and international flights to and fro are now taken care of by the Terminal 2 😀

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Jaipur created its own textile park called ‘Jaipur Integrated TEXCRAFT Park Pvt. Ltd.’ The Park has been created to prevent and control the pollution caused in Sanganer and nearby areas due to the chemical disposition from dyeing and painting of clothes in a large scale in the area.

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A two-day weekend festival called ‘Jaipur by Nite’ was held to promote Jaipur as an all-year destination. The colorful event saw the main historical monuments all decorated and the famous bazaars situated within the city walls were open till late night.

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Included in the itinerary were two cultural evenings showcasing live music, fashion show, sound and light show, shopping, food and drinks at the City Palace and Hotel Clarks Amer.

The happening August

As the rain showered Jaipur, the Teej celebrations filled the pink city with joy and Jawahar Kala Kendra pepped up with a lot of folk dancers performing to this cheerful festival !!

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Apart from these celebrations, there was one more thing that was seen rising and rising high: the onion prices. This was followed by a weird incident where an onion laden truck was robbed by a group of three armed men at Shahpura village on Jaipur-Delhi highway, believe it or not !!

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In this month itself, one of the best schools of Jaipur; Maharani Gayatri Devi (M.G.D.) Girls school, that changed the way of girls’ education and took it to a new level, completed its 70 years.

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Run September

With a lot of noise and excitement came chugging the Jaipur Metro with its first trial run on September 18 that was done between Mansarovar and Shyamnagar stations. The metro when it begins will hopefully ease off a lot of traffic issues and transport facilities in the pink city.

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Along with this, to the delight of Jaipurites, started a tourist bus service namely ‘Hop on Hop off’ connecting all major tourist spots and market places of Jaipur.

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Sporty October

Even though we love October for a plenty of reasons, this time it was for Indian cricket and the great wall of India. Yes, you got it right ! The gentleman of Indian cricket and then skipper of Rajasthan Royals, Rahul Dravid, retired after winning every match that he played in the S.M.S Stadium, Jaipur in 2013.

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Moreover, in the ODI series of India vs Australia, Jaipur became the city to host India’s biggest ODI victory so far against the Kangaroos 😀 India recorded its highest successful run chase in this match scoring a 362 against 359 by Aussies with 9 wickets and 39 balls remaining.

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Sweet November

As the cold winds entered the domains of Jaipur, it celebrated 286 years of its foundation on November 18 with a lot of dhoom-dhaam !!

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This time, Jaipur hosted its first Art Summit at Jawahar Kala Kendra 😀 It was a true pleasure to watch the royal Rajasthan’s art being expressed in the forms of canvas, visual and digital art, sculptures, interactive art and other contemporary and folk-centric expressions.

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For the first time ever, Jaipur hosted an electric concert ‘Rahmanishq’ by none other than the Oscar winning and soul touching music maestro A.R. Rahman, who came and sizzled the city with his voice.

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Chilly December

Like it is said ‘Last but not the least’, this year December was surely the month that changed everything for the pink city. Rajasthan State Assembly Elections were held on 1st December with a voter turnout of approx. 74%, that was the highest ever for the state. With clear majority, BJP won the elections and Vasundhara Raje replaced Ashok Gehlot as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

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Along with the new CM, came vrooming into our lives the brand that defines what bikes are all about; Harley-Davidson. Harley opened its first showroom in Jaipur at Sahakar Marg, while the owners celebrated it with a huge launch party and a rally of bikes.

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 After an eventful 2013, just hold your breath and get set for another year, that is about to begin !!

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International Non-Fiction authors to regale readers at DSC Jaipur Literature Festival

The sixth annual DSC Jaipur Literature Festival has begun from today i.e. 24th Jan, 2013, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur. This year 285 speakers would be attending the festival. Non-fiction has always been particularly strong at the Jaipur Literature Festival and this year it is completely outstanding.

The festival has numerous award winning authors like Nobel prize, Booker Prize and Sahitya Akademi Award, prominent winners like His Holiness Dalai Lama, Howard Jacobson, K Satchidanandan along with Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, Frank Dikkoter on Mao, Wade Davis on Everest and Orlando Figes on Stalin’s purges, while Pulitzer winner Andrew Solomon will speak on his remarkable new book, Far From the Tree.

Three of the world’s most acclaimed artists will be in conversation in the session ‘The Artist’s Eye’ – Glen Lowry, the director of Museum of Modern Art in New York discusses the eye of the artist with three of the greatest eyes in modern art, Marc Quinn, William Kentridge , and with leading cultural theorist Homi Bhabha.

Nandan Nilekani will discuss Breakout Nations with Ruchir Sharma, author of this year’s bestselling book of non-fiction. Sharma argues that the astonishingly rapid growth over the last decade of the world’s celebrated emerging markets is coming to an end. China will soon slow, but its place will not necessarily be taken by Brazil, Russia or India. Ruchir Sharma shows how weaknesses and difficulties were often overlooked in the inflated expectations and emerging markets mania of the past decade and that India’s chance of economic success is no better than 50/50.

Other stand-out sessions include:

“The Global Shakespeare” – We look at how is it that Shakespeare, a sixteenth century Englishman, managed to write work that still resonates around the globe four hundred years later? Celebrated Shakespearian Christopher Ricks talks to Tim Supple, the director of the Indian Midsummer Night’s Dream and the leading cultural and literary theorist Homi Bhabha.

The Elephant Paradigm, Dragon Paradox. – Most authorities agree that the 21st century belongs to India and China, but beyond that consensus breaks down. Can India ever catch up with China? Will China fall apart due to its own unresolved contradictions? Peter Hessler, New York Timescorrespondent and author of the great Chinese Trilogy, River Town compares and contrasts the two countries with Gurcharan Das, author of India Unbound, in conversation with Daniel Kurtz-Phelan a former advisor to Hilary Clinton.

“Roots of Yoga” – Yoga has taken the world by storm and is one of India’s most universal exports. But how ancient, and how authentic, is its modern form as practiced in gyms around the globe? Sanskrit scholars David White, James Mallenson and Mark Singleton discuss authenticity and innovation in conversation with art historian Debra Diamond and historian of yoga Birad Rajaram Yajnik.

“Beyond the Khyber: Future of Afghanistan” – Western troops will finally leave Afghanistan next year after another failed intervention in that most untameable of countries. Leading experts on Afghanistan, Edward Girardet, Jason Burke and Lucy Morgan Edwards, all of whom have covered the country for many years, consider what may happen next with Faisal Devji

The Art of Biography” How do you pin a life to the page? Four leading biographers David Gilmour (Curzon, Kipling) Wade Davis (Mallory) Andrew Lycett (Ian Fleming, Kipling and Conan Doyle, John Zubrzycki (The Last Nizam of Hyderabad) and Pico Iyer (Graham Greene and the Dalai Lama) discuss techniques and literary obsessions.

“Dispatches As India experiences a non-fiction renaissance, four leading war correspondents describe the life of the journalist in a war zone, and talk about how such experiences can be transformed into works of literature. Jason Burke, author of the acclaimed 9/11 Wars, Anjan Sunderam, author of the eagerly-anticipated Stringer, Lucy Morgan Edwards, author of The Afghan Solution and Edward Giradet, author of Killing the Cranes, discuss the journey from reportage to literature with Madhu Trehan of Newslaundry.

Saving Face: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an Academy Award and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker, named by Time Magazine in the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.. Her recent films include ‘Saving Face’, ‘Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret’and ‘Pakistan’s Taliban Generation’. She discusses her remarkable and award-winning body of work in conversation with Shoma Chaudhuri.

The Decline of America: Westerners and Resterners In his new book, Time To Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline, Edward Luce argues that the US faces a world of rising new countries that will compete with it ever more fiercely as its own power is declining. He argues that in order to slow and improve this steady leakage of power, the US must change course internationally, economically and domestically. Ian Buruma. Peter Hessler and Frank Savage, the author of “The Savage Way” analyse Luce’s ideas in conversation with the author.

From Harvard we have Diana Eck, whose book India: A Sacred Geography has been one of the hits of the year, the philosopher Michael Sandel who brings his popular BBC Radio 4 series, “The Public Philosopher,” to Jaipur and the leading cultural theorist, Homi Bhabha. From Columbia comes the much-revered post-colonial and post-modern literary critic and thinker Gayatri Chakrovorty Spivak and from Oxford comes acclaimed authority on Eastern Europe, Timothy Garton Ash and the Shakespearian Christopher Ricks.

We have sessions on subjects as diverse as the history of miniature painting and war reporting, the Jewish novel, the 18th century sexual revolution, detective fiction and the literature of 9/11. We focus on new writing from Latin America and Iran, examine the economic prospects of India. We’ll look at the mixed legacy of the British Empire, the decline of America and the rise of China. Never before will any literary festival in India have such a rich feast laid before it. Its an extraordinary list and we’re thrilled to be presenting it. Jaipur is only getting better and better.

About The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is considered to be Asia’s leading literature event, celebrating national and international writers, and encompassing a range of activities including film, music and theatre. The festival has already hosted some of the best-known national and international writers including Orhan Pamuk, J.M. Coetzee, John Berendt, Kiran Desai, Christopher Hampton, Ian McEwan, Vikram Seth, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Pico Iyer, Simon Schama, Thomas Keneally, Hanif Kureishi, Vikram Chandra, Anoushka Shankar, Michael Frayn, Stephen Frears, Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Tartt, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, Mohammed Hanif, Paul Zacharia, among many others. The Directors of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festivals are William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale and the festival is produced by Sanjoy K. Roy and Sheuli Sethi of Teamwork Productions. DSC Limited is the principal sponsor of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival.

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DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 Kicks off with Mahasweta Devi’s keynote speech – ‘O to Live Again’

 Ashok Gehlot – CM of Rajasthan and Margaret Alva – Governor of Rajasthan graced the inaugural event with their valuable presence

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Mahasweta Devi, Ashok Gehlot – CM Rajasthan and Margaret Alva – Governor of Rajasthan at the inaugural ceremony of Jaipur Literature Festival 2013

The 2013 edition of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival started with an inaugural speech by eminent author and social activist Mahasweta Devi. She reflected her long and illustrious life and writing career in a speech laced with references to the rich world of ideas she has imbibed from the tribal and rural cultures that have been the subject of her work.

Ashok Gehlot, CM Rajasthan and Margaret Alva, Governor of Rajasthan at the inaugural ceremony of Jaipur Literature Festival 2013
Ashok Gehlot, CM Rajasthan and Margaret Alva, Governor of Rajasthan at the inaugural ceremony of Jaipur Literature Festival 2013

Having written on the “culture of the downtrodden” throughout her life, Mahasweta Devi referred to the simple dreams of simple people in her speech. She called for the “right to dream” to be the first fundamental right of all human beings.

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Mahasweta Devi at Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 with her keynote speech – O to Live Again

In a speech poignantly titled ‘Oh to Live Again’ renowned author Mahasweta Devi said “My early years proved to be formative for my future work as a writer and activist. I also have a different approach to my writing process and I mull over the subjects in depth before setting out on the creative journey”

Mahasweta Devi at Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 with her keynote speech – Oh to Live Again

The five-day haven of literature that starts today brings together renowned authors, thinkers, philosophers from around the world to Jaipur. It will have speakers who will bring their thoughts, ideas, journeys and experiences to the Festival through debates, discussions and readings. With her keynote speech, Mahasweta Devi set the tone for a meaningful exchange of ideas through the rest of the festival.

Mahasweta Devi at Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 with her keynote speech - Oh to Live Again
Mahasweta Devi at Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 with her keynote speech – O to Live Again

Commenting on this, Namita Gokhale, Festival Director – DSC Jaipur Literature Festival said “We are delighted to begin the event with Mahasweta Devi’s warm keynote which was not only inspiring but thought provoking. She has been constantly working for Human Rights and Women rights to bring a change in the society.

The other sessions thorough the day to watch out for, are – ‘Remembering Sunil Da’ – A session that will mark the tribute to iconic author Sunil Gandopadhyay. It will be a session that will focus on his journey in the Indian Literature. Another session on that will catch the visitors attention will be Colliding Worlds: The Quest for Justice’ will speak across the divides of ideology and conventional identity tags. There would be an intriguing session by musical genius Javed Akhtar and Ameena Saiyid, Managing Director, Oxford University Press, Pakistan called ‘Ismat and Annie’. It will be a session where two brilliant minds will discuss literary argument between two Urdu writers Ismat Chughtai and Qurrat-ul-Ain Haider.

About The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is considered to be Asia’s leading literature event, celebrating national and international writers, and encompassing a range of activities including film, music and theatre. The festival has already hosted some of the best-known national and international writers including Orhan Pamuk, J.M. Coetzee, John Berendt, Kiran Desai, Christopher Hampton, Ian McEwan, Vikram Seth, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Pico Iyer, Simon Schama, Thomas Keneally, HanifKureishi, Vikram Chandra, Anoushka Shankar, Michael Frayn, Stephen Frears, Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Tartt, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, Mohammed Hanif, Paul Zacharia, among many others. The Directors of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festivals are William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale and the festival is produced by Sanjoy K. Roy and Sheuli Sethi of Teamwork Productions. DSC Limited is the principal sponsor of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival.

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Christmas and New Year Vacations in Rajasthan

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As the end of 2012 draws near, with Christmas celebrations in full swing,  we know that booking a holiday for celebrating Christmas and the welcome of  next year will once again be a top priority very soon.

New holiday ideas’ galore will be available in the New Year and Jaipur Beat will be a great first stop when looking for the specialist travel suggestions, upcoming events and holiday destinations to go away with, who can provide the unique travel information you crave.

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There are some great long-haul trips to Rajasthan, Golden Triangle Tour, Jungle Safaris, festivals, fairs, events and the Royal Maharaja Style vacations in this month’s snippet and a whole host of ideas to come next month. Until then we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Women Car Rally 2012

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Women Car Rally is meant for those Ladies who dare to take part in Rallies but so far not able to do it by some reasons. This is based on TSD format Viz Time, Speed and Distance. Rally is more towards adhering road rules and regulation and than winning it.

ImageStarted with 28 brave ladies in 2007, The Women Car Rally has set up Indian Record of India’s Longest Women Car rally that year itself. Since then this event is growing by leaps and bounds – In fact now the event get participants from Bhopal, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad and Chennai. Last year in 2011 there were 96 participants.

It remains most of the time on main roads with 5% off roader. However lots of interesting formats are added subsequently e.g. reverse driving (breaking another myth that ladies cannot back the vehicle).

Rally takes the participants to Rural India – they interact with Local artisans like potters, blacksmiths to have real interaction and some fun time.

Date – 19th Jan 2013
Route – Gurgaon to Jaipur
Total Distance – 275 kms
Rally Format is TSD – Time, Speed and Distance with strict following of Traffic Rules and Speed limit.

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Surilo Rajasthan – The Musical and Cultural Night in Jaipur!

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Now this is especially for those who relish the musical notes with the beats of dance, The Pink City- Jaipur brings you “Surilo Rajasthan”, the musical evening on December23, 2012 at the B.M Birla Auditorium.

The musical evening will have the touch of Rajasthani, Pop, Sufism, Band etc. It is bringing the pool of talent with the likes of Ravindra Upadhyaya, Rajas Hasan, Sandeep Acharya, Kawa Brass Band, Kohinoor Langa Group, Seema Mishra with more world renowned artists who will come together and celebrate Rajasthan’s musical heritage, create music through innovative collaborations accompanied with an interesting fusion of international and local folk music and exciting performances.

Surilo Rajasthan is no less than any classy ones. So don’t think of giving them a miss on December 23, 2012 05.00pm to 08.00pm at B.M.Birla Auditorium, Statue Circle, Bhagwandas Road, Jaipur- Rajasthan!

The Entry to the event is strictly through passes.