On this week’s episode we talk to William Dalrymple, author, historian, and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. We chat with him about what it takes to organize the Jaipur Festival, his take on Indian literature and how, as a festival organizer, he has noticed it change.
While not making the headlines that a rebel group occupying almost one third of India should, the Naxalites have been waging a war against India for over 40 years and certainly merit further attention. We talk to Dr. Nandini Sundar of Delhi University about the Naxalite insurgency and how the Indian government is falling far short of its obligations.
Finally, we talk to Kenneth Lobo, co-founder of the Bombay Elektrik Projekt. Bombay Elektrik Project is a Mumbai music and art group that organizes poetry readings and hip hop sessions. We chat with him about starting the group and what his views are on the music scene in Mumbai.
Originally aired on January 24, 2010.