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The Jaipur Bytes podcast, hosted by Lakshya Datta, delivers thought-provoking ideas and meaningful debates from the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, setting off conversations even when away from the Pink City. Jaipur Bytes is produced by Launchora in association with the Jaipur Literature Festival.

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The Jaipur Bytes podcast, hosted by Lakshya Datta, delivers thought-provoking ideas and meaningful debates from the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, setting off conversations even when away from the Pink City. Jaipur Bytes is produced by Launchora in association with the Jaipur Literature Festival.

    Exclusive: Rheea Mukherjee talks to Lakshya Datta about "The Body Myth"

    Exclusive: Rheea Mukherjee talks to Lakshya Datta about "The Body Myth"

    Rheea Mukherjee, author of "The Body Myth", in conversation with Jaipur Bytes host Lakshya Datta, recorded live at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 on Jan 27.

    Rheea Mukherjee is the author of The Body Myth and was shortlisted for the TATA Literature Live First Book Award 2019. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, Scroll.in, Electric Literature, Out of Print Magazine and Southern Humanities Review, among others. She co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop in 2012 and currently co-runs Write Leela Write, a Design and Content Laboratory in Bangalore. You can get her book on Amazon.

    • 13 min
    AI and Creativity: Marcus du Sautoy in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy

    AI and Creativity: Marcus du Sautoy in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy

    As Artificial Intelligence takes over human narratives, Marcus du Sautoy questions the shape of our future. In his book The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think, he expounds on how algorithms work, the nature of creativity and how engineers are tracking our emotional responses to art. In a riveting session, du Sautoy, the Simonyi Professor for Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, discusses intuition, the creative process and its correlation with mathematics. In conversation with Jaipur Literature Festival producer Sanjoy K. Roy.

    • 49 min
    Poor Economics: Abhijit V. Banerjee in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain

    Poor Economics: Abhijit V. Banerjee in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain

    Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences 2019 for ‘their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty’ by breaking down a complex problem into ‘smaller, more manageable questions’. Abhijit Banerjee returns to the Jaipur Literature Festival to speak of his RCT research-based approach to development economics. In conversation with journalist Sreenivasan Jain, he explains the need to understand and measure what happens in the real world to alleviate poverty and the necessity of making the poor and their decision-making central to the process. An inspirational session of insights and learnings vital to understanding our world.

    • 40 min
    Bolna Hi Hai: Ravish Kumar in conversation with Nilanjana S. Roy

    Bolna Hi Hai: Ravish Kumar in conversation with Nilanjana S. Roy

    Ravish Kumar, a much- awarded and fearless journalist, is also the author of tender nano storie  and the Ramon Magsaysay awardee in 2019. In a thoughtful and probing session with writer and columnist Nilanjana S. Roy, he speaks of his books and beliefs, his poems and love stories, the compulsions of prime-time news and the duties of responsible journalism.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Exclusive: Author Deepa Agarwal in conversation with Lakshya Datta

    Exclusive: Author Deepa Agarwal in conversation with Lakshya Datta

    Deepa Agarwal, author of "Journey to the Forbidden City" and "The Begum", in conversation with Jaipur Bytes host Lakshya Datta, recorded live at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 on Jan 26.

    Deepa Agarwal is an author, poet and translator who writes for both children and adults. She has over 50 published books to her credit and is the recipient of the NCERT National Award for Children’s Literature, among other honours. Her recent books are The Begum, Blessed, Friendship Stories and Journey to the Forbidden City.

    • 18 min
    Exclusive: Ramie Targoff talks to Lakshya Datta about Renaissance Woman Vittoria Colonna

    Exclusive: Ramie Targoff talks to Lakshya Datta about Renaissance Woman Vittoria Colonna

    Ramie Targoff, author of "Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna", in conversation with Lakshya Datta, recorded live at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 on Jan 26.

    Ramie Targoff’s scholarly area of interest is the English Renaissance with a strong secondary interest in the Italian Renaissance. An award-winning writer, she is the author of three books on Renaissance English literature titled Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion, John Donne, Body and Soul and Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England. Most recently, she has written a biography of the 16th century Italian poet Vittoria Colonna titled Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna and has completed the first English translation of Colonna’s 1538 book of sonnets, entitled Sonnets of Widowhood. Her forthcoming book, Shakespeare’s Sisters, is a group biography of four women writers in Renaissance England: Mary Sidney Herbert, Aemilia Lanyer, Elizabeth Cary and Anne Clifford.

    • 13 min

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