Who Did the Coolest Coverage of JLF 2018? JLF Insider Of Course

It makes the commentary of the biggest lit fest of the country, ‘Lit’.

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A screengrab of JLF Insider. 

How did the Karni Sena get inside Jaipur Literature Festival? No, it didn’t break inside the venue, Diggi Palace; it just featured on @JLFInsider, the Twitter account that’s acquired the status of an underground star at the festival for the past few years.

After all, taking sly digs at those who think too highly of themselves is classic JLFInsider.

Instead of wasting too much time on the fringe groups, it proceeded to do a far more noble thing: Save us from soporific lit fest coverage this year too.

Running anonymously since 2014, its witty coverage of the festival even counts Omar Abdullah as a religious reader.

It doesn’t shy away from taking a dig at celebrities.

It is snarky, irreverent and cheeky, and shrouded in the veil of anonymity. It’s got contributors that keep the coverage running. It’s no wonder that it has become somewhat of a ‘Diggileaks’, as this tweet calls it.

It features hilarious “overheard” conversations.

Offers a cheeky take on name dropping and elitism.

And is refreshingly candid.

Has killer sarcasm.

Is basically hilarious

And like most true geniuses, doesn’t like flattery.


Little wonder then, that it’s managed to remain a crowd favourite, for four years in a row.


Delivering its cheeky ‘coverage’ in 160 words or less, @JLFInsider’s insider info, and all the hottest gossip from Jaipur Literature Festival will rid you of all your afflictions of FOMO, giving you all the masala of the festival in one Twitter handle.

It certainly makes the commentary of the biggest lit fest of the country, ‘Lit.

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