Jaipur Lit fest by Zee hosts the program every year in January at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. I had been a part of in 2016 and was absolutely awe-struck. This year round, when the registrations opened, my family did a quick check of the possibility if all four of us could possibly witness 2 days of this mega event. In between the jam packed schedule my mom and dad had, they agreed to squeeze out some time as my sister was adamant on attending this. Hence, we all made arrangements to reach Diggi palace on 26th of Jan . I did some prep before going. That included , looking up for the authors who sounded familiar or the programs which sounded interesting. Having done this already i felt a little familiar with the process. However, I was also familiar with the fact , there would be a lot of surprises. And that, no amount of prep would suffice to make it a better experience. Now , that i write about it , I realize , i would have never gone for most of the sessions in 'Baithak' cuz they are the most under -rated which is also why they are the least crowded. And which is also why, me and my family enjoyed them the most. Who would have known , Hitler was pretty much on drugs most of the time (not knowingly initially, but they got the better of him eventually) and so forth. Stories from the rural archive of India from P Sainath makes you want to help the needies. Another big difference from the last time was, I had never picked to attend the session on 'Kavita Nirantar'. This year , though, on my sister's assistance, we did, both the days. And i can only say to the others like me who happen to choose the other 'well-known' programs , 'Gosh, you missed it! '. All hail, the pink city.
Coming from a family who love travelling, we wouldnt miss going to see the Hawa mahal or taste the Dal Baati when we were in Jaipur for anything right ?
So, people who love reading, who want to know whats going on in this world, do attend this event . There is so much going on and being written in this world which we must know.