JLF Day 2 | More of Margaret Atwood with some Stephen Fry thrown in
- India’s 2018 elections, earnings key for Asia’s priciest stock market
- Markets Live: Sensex trades lower, Nifty below 10,300, Dr Reddy’s shares rise 5%
- 10-year bond yield hits near 17-month high, rupee weakens against US dollar
- Gujarat Elections 2017 LIVE: Narendra Modi to begin last day of campaign aboard a seaplane
- Bitcoin’s first 24 hours on Wall Street feed euphoria and doubts
Five sessions to sit in on today. In my opinion, in the second half of the day, disappear and recharge yourself. There is the weekend crowd appearing tomorrow. (Shudder)
10 am (Rajnigandha Silver Pearls Front Lawns): The Jaipur Literature Festival started yesterday with a keynote address by novelist and poet Margaret Atwood. The same venue was packed with people waiting an hour beforehand in order to hear her. There’s no reason not to start the day with her again. She speaks about her new novel, The Heart Goes Last.
10 am (Google Mughal Tent): What does it take to be a war correspondent? Journalists Christina Lamb and Samanth Subramanian, conflict photographer Don McCullin and Israeli novelist David Grossman in conversation.
11.10 am (Rajnigandha Silver Pearls Front Lawns): Actor and comedian Stephen Fry makes an appearance this morning in a conversation about writing the memoir with Helen MacDonald, Blake Morrison, Christina Lamb, Esther Freud and Samanth Subramanian.
11.10 am (Baithak): In the meantime, the legendary photographer Don McCullin moves for a more personal conversation with William Dalrymple.
2.30 pm (Baithak): Marlon James won the Man Booker in 2015. And Kei Miller won the Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection in 2014. They talk of Jamaican literary renaissance with poet Tishani Doshi.