Thousands of people checked in at the beautiful Diggi Palace today to mark the beginning of five-day ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2015. Asia’s biggest literary festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival provides a space to dare, dream and imagine and attempts to bring the best of authors and thinkers from the South Asia and the world every January.
Marked as the largest FREE literary festival on the earth, the Day 1 at JLF 2015 witnessed large number of people from all age groups paving their way to attend the ‘Key Note Address – The Poetic Imagination’ at the Front Lawns. Managing such huge crowd is not an easy task and to avoid any complications the organizers did make slight changes this year in the way registration process is carried out at JLF. People whether registered online or seeking an on spot registration need to go through a long queue before they finally step into the world of intellectual and literary discussions.
Mr. Javed Akhtar, one of the renowned faces of our country and a regular attendee of JLF, charmed and enchanted the audience with his witty and insightful discussion on music during his session ‘Gaate Jaye Banjara: Film Songs- Urdu, Hindi, Hindustani’ and ended it with his beautiful ghazal ‘Main bhool jaun ab yahi munasib hai’ from the movie ‘Silsila’. 🙂 It was indeed a beautiful experience to listen to him.
Some other highlights of the Day 1 at JLF were the sessions by Prasoon Joshi, Devdutt Pattanaik, Naseeruddin Shah, Hanif Kureishi and many more. To serve the attendees and the guests, food was one of the things that was taken care of very well. Various restaurants like Suryamahal, The Floating Leaf Cafe, The Fat Lullus, Puchka & Co., etc. were devotedly serving the people appetizing food at prices which were slightly higher than the actual. 😉 The book lovers were seen spending time at the Amazon Book Store while the not so book lovers were busy eating, talking and getting clicked. The Day 1 ended well but there is a lot more to catch up on literature, cinema, world and not to forget fashion. So stay Tuned for some more interesting updates!
Note of Caution: Parking spaces have been provided by JLF near Maharaja college and Diggi Palace. But People driving their way to JLF by cars may face some issues. So you may park your cars near S.M.S. Medical College, walk a bit and save time! 🙂