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Chingonyi wins £30k Dylan Thomas Prize

Zambian-born British poet Kayo Chingonyi has won the £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut collection Kumukanda (Chatto). Awarded for the best literary work published in the English language, written...

Natasha Onwuemez
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Why Boulder

There are many reasons to be in Boulder this Fall. The host city to the highly anticipated JLF@Boulder has an intricate heritage, deep historical significance and unique natural beauty. Boulder is...

Mahindra Kabira Festival: 4th – 6th Nov. 2016

And it’s over ! Too little too soon.. Varanasi and music and the maverick Saint Kabir ! The city is an anomalous churn of the ancient and the universal in a...

Masala Chai and Magic Moments

Cinderella arrived at the ball in a golden carriage. I arrived at the Writers Ball in a rickety rickshaw but I felt privileged to be attending the ball which for...

Julie Al-Zoub
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The Expression of Words

It was a Sunday morning and everyone was trying to make it to the next session which was with Mr. Javed Akhtar at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016. Struggling through...

In The Crowd: Jaipur Literature Festival

Numerous bright colours adorning the arch of Diggi palace stand out in the mundane traffic of Shivaji Marg in Jaipur. The street is unusually busy, lively with a hundred thousand...

Tanya
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Basic Instinct

Today we all live in an era where we fight, not others, but ourselves to display the significance of our singularity. In this ever-growing world where technological advancements have made...

Jaya Singh
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Umairbhai and English

He fell over his own words multiple times before telling me hesitantly ‘I taught English for 32 years, here in the village school. Not hi-fi. Regular stuff. Not like your kind of English’ English came...

Swastika Jajoo
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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s Last Visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival

Two years ago, I had to choose between Allahabad and Jaipur for my post-graduation. Each city has its pros and cons. After days of deliberation, it was an easy decision...

Ayush Garg
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