Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 started today. Went with Shilpa again this year. Attended the session of H. H. Dalai Lama in conversation with Pico Iyer. Was cool. Totally unlike any of the sessions we "drifted through" last year. Jam-packed and pin-drop silence. A man behind me commented that such a crowd hadn't even gathered to see Amitabh Bachchan in a previous JLF.
Also saw Sharmila Tagore in the next session. She looked pretty. Aging with grace is quite an achievement I guess. Would have loved to see Javed Akhtar too in the evening session. Couldn't wait for that long though.
Shilpa took a lot of pics. I didn't take any. Was just too lazy.
In fact, I'm too lazy to even write anything more in this post. So I'll just insert these 2 photos here that I found on zeenews.india.com. And then we'll all wait for Shilpa to process her JLF2013 pics and upload them on her blog. Right?
Here's H. H. Dalai Lama. Shilpa and I are standing somewhere in the crowd far back in the pic... close to that blue pillar with the cameraman. You can just make out the arched entrance to this lawn directly behind the speaker systems next to the blue pillar. The gates were closed hardly a minute after we entered. So yeah, we made it just in time!
And here's Sharmila Tagore. Wasn't so crowded during her session. But we were still not fortunate enough to find seats. Though we did get a better view of the stage.
Ok, so I did write a little more then. But that's it for today. You can read about our last year's visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival here... "When FarmVille Neighbors Meet In Real Life".
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