Style & Substance: Fashion-Watching at Jaipur Literature Festival
Fashion meets literature at the Jaipur Literature Festival. (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Fashion meets literature at the Jaipur Literature Festival. (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Style & Substance: Fashion-Watching at Jaipur Literature Festival

The Jaipur Literature Festival lies at the intersection of fashion and literature. While there, we tried to capture interesting subjects that subtly blend the two together. Day 4 of the festival saw understated, confident styles and a dash of pink.

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Anushka Seth. (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Anushka Seth. (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Anushka Seth

Where are you from? New Delhi

What do you do? I have studied literature and perhaps that’s why I enjoy all genres of literature

Why have you come to the Jaipur Literature Festival? To be able to live my college days that were filled with a special enthusiasm for literature

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Sheley (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Sheley (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Sheley

Where are you from? Australia

Which session are you looking forward to? ‘The Art of the Screenplay’ with Bruce Robinson, David Hare, Neil Jordan, Prasoon Joshi and Ritesh Batra

Any book that you are planning to read? Commonwealth by Ann Patchet

Imam Siddique (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Imam Siddique (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Imam Siddique

What brings you to the JLF every year? The energy and enthusiasm in people for literature and music from all over the world

What are your upcoming projects? There’s Rave, an Indian art magazine for which I am the Creative Director. It should be up and running by 26 February

Any session that you loved? I just attended Shashi Tharoor’s session which was brilliant

Claudia Hyles. (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Claudia Hyles. (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Claudia Hyles

Where are you from? Australia

Any book that you want to talk about in particular ? I recently read William Dalrymple’s Kohinoor

Any session that you definitely wouldn’t want to miss? Actually the book inspired me to go and attend ‘A Line in the Sand: Sykes, Picot and the Shaping of the Middle East’ by James Barr, Christopher Sykes, Robert F Worth and Tarun Khanna

Insha Siddiqui (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Insha Siddiqui (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Insha Siddiqui

What do you do ? I am a 12th standard student

Which author have inspired you? I recently read Helen Keller’s works and that inspired me to attend the literature festival for the first time.

Lerry Denny (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Lerry Denny (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Lerry Denny

Where are you from? Nigeria.

What do you do? I am student of BPharma and have been in India for two years.

What brings you to JLF? The cultural heritage of this great country that I get to learn about from this festival

Nareena Narada Dasa (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Nareena Narada Dasa (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Nareena Narada Dasa

What do you do? I am from ISKCON Bengaluru

Which session did you love attending? The one on the stories of Vikram and Betal.

What brings you to JLF? To discover writers who can help us illustrate and explore value-based characters of the Bhagvad Gita.

Melissa (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Melissa (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Melissa

Where are you from? Australia

Any book you are planning to read? The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Any session that you are planning to attend? Since I am volunteering at Charbagh, I’m attending all the sessions there

Priyasha Khandelwal (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)
Priyasha Khandelwal (Photo: Abhimanyu Rathore)

Priyasha Khandelwal

What do you do ? I am a fashion writer and style blogger

Any book that you are planning to buy? The Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar.

Any session that you are looking forward to attend? The session by Javed Akhtar titled After the Angry Young Men, the Traditional Women, What?’’. It examines the heart of Bollywood cinema, its protagonists and its interpretation of the larger Indian consciousness

(Abhimanyu Singh Rathore is a style blogger and photographer who writes the blog Ishtailista. He is forever on the lookout for people with a fantastic personal style. He has a deep appreciation for colourful Indian kitsch and has been documenting street style at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival for the last four years.)

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