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A Survival Guide to JLF ’20

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Is Pilates for you?

Ace Women’s Fitness Specialist, Sports Nutritionist, Rehab Master Trainer, Barefoot Specialist- Priya Roongta decodes Pilates for you, on the sidelines of Namrata Purohit’s Studio Launch in Gurgaon. It is a form of exercise, which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. It helps  improve general fitness…

Of Stories, Language and Literature

On the translucent nature of translations, ‘When you turn a carpet over, the similar pattern that you see at the back, is like a translation of a text. It is not a replica, but you get a sense of what’s there.’ Remarked, author, translator, literary historian, Rakhshanda Jalil in her…

A Survival Guide to JLF ’20

A ‘literary maha-kumbh‘ a cerebral ceremony, celebrating the word, call it what you will- the two things that make up JLF are definitely the crowds and the chance to listen to and meet  national  and international literary figures. Representing the blog on the press terrace you also meet like minded…

Call me By Your Name, Won’t You?

Call me By Your Name, Won’t You? Andre Aciman’s dialogue at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, on Love. A study in writing on desire In conversation with Siddharth Dhanwant Sanghvi at Zee JLF Aciman spoke about his love for writing, the craft and of course on his novel!  ‘How mortifying to…

More than Literature at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival

A ready reckoner reconnaissance of this literary jamboree Having traversed the dusty pathways of the Jaipur Literature Festival from the ‘Mughal tent’ to the ‘Front Lawn’ last year; I am no #JLF greenhorn attendee. When you’re thrown, literally, by the milling crowd  (trust me, that’s a legit use of the…

The Insider at the Danish Cultural Institute Opening

Delhi is really a melting pot of myriad indigenous and international cultures. Adding to this inherent and valued eclecticism is the grand new opening of the new Danish Cultural Institute, Denmark that gets a permanent platform in India for collaborations on culture, art and research. A symbiotic growth and mounting…

Meeting ‘MILLO’ in Mumbai!

Istituto Marangoni & the Italian Consul General Co-Host an Informative Masterclass by Renowned Italian Street Artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino aka ‘MILLO’  The Insider notes from the Consul General of Italy in Mumbai, Ms. Stefania Costanza, and Italian Fashion & Design school, Istituto Marangoni, co-hosting of an informative Masterclass, by renowned Italian Street…

Here’s How to Ace a Ted Talk

With the ever increasing opportunities and expectations to speak in public, acing a TED talk is a must have skill for a well intentioned thought leader. Not only does it mandate a sharing of one’s experiences and nuggets of wisdom, but also in equal measure, if not in more, making…