Jaipur Literature Festival 2016: Parting Words

The Fest ended on Monday night with great fanfare and another amazing evening event, featuring rousing music and wonderful food, this time at the Meridien Hotel on Jaipur’s northern outskirts. I am still processing the many extraordinary experiences over the festival’s jam-packed five days. Highlights popping up in my head: Margaret Atwood and zombies. I … Read moreJaipur Literature Festival 2016: Parting Words

@JLF: Jaipur’s Amber Fort as a stage for culture and arts

The Amber Fort is a marvelous piece of India’s heritage architecture.  The Fort has been much improved since I was last in Jaipur (seems to be true for a lot of India’s monuments), including a magnificent restoration of the frescoes around the main gate to the inner palace. Folks in the Tourism Agency asked Teamwork … Read more@JLF: Jaipur’s Amber Fort as a stage for culture and arts

#JLF Literature Festival with a social conscience

A core part of the Jaipur Literature Festival’s mission is giving back to the community. Teamwork Arts seeks out local artisans and non-profits, then provides them with free space at the festival to display their wares and promote their causes. A cloth elephant, notecards made from camel dung, and a pashmina scarf (yes, Fran, there’s … Read more#JLF Literature Festival with a social conscience