Some rules are laid down by the festival organizers, some rules have to be evolved from experience
It is the greatest literary show on earth, if you like to take your hyperboles from Tina Brown, and hence it is imperative that how things work at the festival are quite contrary to how things work in the outside world. Some rules are laid down by the festival organizers—like compulsory registration before you walk in and the fact that you should not reserve seats for your friends because this is a festival and not a train. Other rules have to be evolved from experience. Now that I’m a veteran of four Jaipur Literature Festivals (JLFs), here are my rules: six things you should never do at JLF.