By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, Jan 24 : For Raj Kumar, literature is far from being the reason to be at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. Instead of wanting to meet velebrated authors and listen to their take on various issues, he is busy selling kachoris and samosas just outside the fest venue at Diggi House here.
Jaipur, Jan.23 : 'The Seduction of Delhi', a collection of poems by diplomat-author Abhay K, was launched this week at the Jaipur Literature Festival here. The book was launched by noted Indian poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra.
Jaipur, Jan 22 : The 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been awarded to Jhumpa Lahiri for "The Lowland", it was announced Thursday.
Jaipur, Jan. 22 : The Seduction of Delhi, a collection of poems by poet-diplomat Abhay K was launched today at the Jaipur Literature Festival by the doyen of Indian English Poetry Arvind Krishna Mehrotra who delivered keynote address earlier today at the opening of the Jaipur Literature Festival on Poetic Imagination along with Vijay Seshadri, Pulitzer Prize winning poet.
By Shilpa Raina, Jaipur, Jan 22 : The beauty of the past lies in finding the truth that is buried deep in some unknown corners of the memory. Reclaiming it is a tedious process, but this is what Urdu critic and novelist Shamsur Rahman Faruqi has done in the remarkable novel "The Mirror of Beauty" that recreates the era of the late 19th century, with Wazir Khanam as the protagonist.
By Vikas Datta, Jaipur, Jan 22 : They were among the best known Urdu poets of their day, and though their life trajectories unfolded differently, both cultural activist Salima Hashmi's father Faiz Ahmed Faiz and actress Shabana Azmi's father Kaifi Azmi had some important things in common - belief in poetry as an instrument of social change, hope for the future and refusal to peddle hatred.
New Delhi, Jan 21 : A 35-year old man from Jodhpur, who had symptoms similar to those of Ebola virus disease, died Wednesday at the AIIMS hospital. The health ministry said the man was not suffering from the deadly virus.
Jaipur, Jan. 21 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday inaugurated the eighth Jaipur Literature Festival, while promising more literary and music festivals at different historical places in the state.
By Shilpa Raina, Jaipur, Jan 21 : Questions like whether India has a culture of "absolute freedom of speech" or is there a "thin line" that shouldn't be crossed while writing were debated and discussed here Wednesday at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
By Vikas Datta, Jaipur, Jan 21 : Nearly a century of tragedy and instability seen in the Middle East could have been avoided or at least mitigated if the promises made to the leaders of the Arab Revolt during World War I had been honoured instead of dividing the region into "artificial nations", said a biographer of Lawrence of Arabia.
Jaipur, Jan 20 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Tuesday sought the central government's support for the state's debt-ridden power companies and other welfare schemes.
New Delhi, Jan 20 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) Tuesday said it will provide free internet access for the entire week at the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival.
By Shilpa Raina, Jaipur, Jan 20 : Every year, the annual literary pilgrimage Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) offers a fine balance among different writing genres that peacefully co-exist and give the audience an opportunity to deliberate on issues that usually don't find mention in everyday conversations. This year is no different, with the stage set here to host intellectual minds at the festival beginning Jan 21.
Jaipur, Jan 19 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Monday met union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and senior officials in New Delhi to seek central government support for power projects in the state, an official statement said.
Pali (Rajasthan), Jan. 19 : Six people, including five of a family, were killed and four others injured when a SUV collided with a truck in here on Monday.
Jaipur, Jan 19 : Mahatma Gandhi Hospital (MGH), a multi-specialty private hospital here, is soon going to have a mother's milk bank, hospital officials said.
New Delhi, Jan 19 : The first edition of Zee Cine-Lit Festival, a film festival which aims at showcasing movies inpired by books, will start Jan 21 here, on the sidelines of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015.
Jaipur, Jan 17 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje met a delegation of UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) led by Patricia Hewitt, chairperson of UKIBC, here Saturday and discussed possible cooperation between the UK and Rajasthan in some sectors, an official statement issued here said.
New Delhi, Jan 17 : Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi will be honoured with the first International Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) in February.
Jaipur, Jan.16 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday said that her government is committed to making the state a business-friendly one, and added that it has taken several steps in that direction.
Jaipur, Jan 16 : Rural women self-help groups (SHGs) are major change agents that play an important role in empowering the lives of rural and tribal women, said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
Jaipur, Jan 16 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, inviting investors to the state, said that the government has taken steps to make it a "most employment and investment friendly state" in the country.
Jaipur, Jan 14 : Seven people have died and 19 tested positive for swine flu in Rajasthan this year, forcing the state government to put its health department on alert, an official said Wednesday.
Jaipur, Jan 13 : Rajasthan will soon have a river basin and water resources planning authority for managing and developing river basins and sub-basins on a sustainable basis based on integrated water resources management concept.
Jaipur, Jan 13 : The government-run schools in Rajasthan will now inform parents about their children's performance and attendance in schools on their cell-phones through short message service (SMS).
Jaipur, Jan 12 : The Rajasthan government will organise an international kite festival here Jan 13 and 14, a tourism department official said Monday.
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Jan. 12 : In a first-of-its-kind, Jaipur played host to a Laughter Festival, where comics came together to enthrall the audience with their performances.
By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, Jan 11 : The desert state of Rajasthan, which has a high level of solar radiation and large tracts of relatively flat and undeveloped land, is set to commission 355 MW of solar power plants by April as part of its efforts to generate 25,000 MW of the renewable energy in the comming years, a minister said.
Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan. 9 : An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operated by the Indian Air Force crashed in Chohtan area of Barmer district in Rajasthan on Friday.
Barmer, Jan 9 : One Indian Air Force (IAF) Unmanned Air Vehicle crashed in Chohtan area of Barmer district in Rajasthan on Friday.
Jaipur, Jan. 8 : A 15-month-old boy from Seychelles Island, Brandon Ah Kong, became the youngest beneficiary of the Jaipur Foot produced by an NGO of Jaipur.
Mumbai, Jan 7 : A day after plummeting to its biggest loss in recent times, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday's trade down 79 points or 0.29 percent.
Bikaner (Rajasthan), Jan. 7 : Camel race in shimmering sand dunes of Rajasthan enthralled tourists from all over the world at the International Camel Festival.
Jaipur, Jan 5 : With the intense cold, chilly winds and fog continuing to affect normal life in Rajasthan, the Jaipur district administration Monday decided to close schools for Class 1 to 5 till Jan 12.
New Delhi, Jan 5 : The Supreme Court Monday declined to interfere with the schedule of panchayat elections in Rajasthan which were sought to be put on hold following the new provision in which any candidate is required to have a certain level of educational qualification.
New Delhi, Jan 5 : The Supreme Court Monday declined to interfere with the schedule for panchayat elections in Rajasthan.
Jaipur, Jan 4 : The Congress and some other parties will Monday file a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the Rajasthan government's ordinance on educational qualification for contesting panchayat polls, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said Sunday.
Bikaner, Jan. 4 : The Rajasthan government has cancelled the mutation of a part of land purchased by Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's company Skylight Hospitality Private Limited in Bikaner district, on the grounds that it was bought from fake buyers.
Jaipur, Jan 4 : The Rajasthan government has cancelled the mutation of a part of land purchased by Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's company Skylight Hospitality Private Limited in Bikaner district, officials said on Sunday.
New Delhi, Jan 2 : The Supreme Court will Jan 5 hear a PIL against a Rajasthan ordinance on minimum education for candidates contesting panchayat and zila parishad elections, social activist Aruna Roy said Friday.
Jaipur, Jan 1 : The New Year has come as a boon for the hotel and tourism industry in desert state of Rajasthan with the majority of hotels reporting 85-95 percent occupancy in the past couple of days.