Jaipur Literature Festival - then and now

#16 Jan 26th, 2016, 16:36
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Thanks vaibhav, Every report of yours was a great reading.
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#17 Jan 26th, 2016, 17:58
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Was wondering when you would report on this year's festival. However, it seems that the "me toos" have out numbered the true enthusiasts.
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The focus was not on selling books , seeking autographs, getting selfies and letting the world know that you, the visitor, went to ''The Lit Fest".
What's YMMV?
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Your mileage may vary.

P.s. Its not just the who attends as audience, but some of the choices of invitees - karan johar, kajol, shatrughan Sinha spring readily to mind - that makes me think where the focus is.
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Story of our lives, Vaibhav. However much we try to remain detached and cool, ultimately, the competitive spirit and the urge to create a "brand" acceptable to masses, rather than a selected few, wins.
Even in such forums, the urge to get members to read one's post, keeps surfacing. Innovative and provocative titles, subject matter, taking on the maverick, are examples that are seen.
Once a yuppie, always a yuppie, unfortunately!
#20 Jan 27th, 2016, 16:41
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post P.s. Its not just the who attends as audience, but some of the choices of invitees - karan johar, kajol, shatrughan Sinha spring readily to mind - that makes me think where the focus is.
That is not surprising at all: The audience follows the invitees and vice versa. They both feed on the other. Hence the actual culprits are the organisers. Why do you think they did this?
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I think it might be an attempt to increase footfalls.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post I think it might be an attempt to increase footfalls.
Yes, that has already been established. The question is why?
#23 Jan 27th, 2016, 17:31
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Exclamation

The rise of populism in publishing ? Already last year this was under discussion.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/32dbf05e-a...44feab7de.html
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