Friday, March 12, 2010

Dubai Lit Fest

Guys, I have been in Dubai for the past few days. Much has changed since my last visit a few months ago.But much remains the same. The Emirates Lit Fest is wonderfully structured, and it is a pleasure to be be a part of something this well organised and glitch free. My own session last evening was delightful because of the moderator, Rosie Goldsmith, a BBC Lit Fest veteran.

26 comments:

Manjari Singh said...

details please!!!

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Sanjeev Barman said...

Some images Lady......

Sameer said...

Pictures, pictures and pictures...show us "you", show us Dubai, show us Lit Fest...please :)Not sure if you knew but very few days back Dubai hosted "Marathi Sahitya SammelaN". Looks like Dubai is getting totally literature friendly (I have to admit I never thought Dubai as literature savvy or friendly city. oh well, I had my stereotypes ON)...anyway, have fun and bring us some 'tadka' back.

Harman said...

Yep..plz post some pictures with details!!

Alex Engwete said...

It'd be interesting to draw a map of your posts. You're a real globetrotter.

bindu said...

Dubai,the cityscape changes everyday.Its still going strong despite the financial melt down.

anupamaa said...

Shobhaa, I have always been a fan of yours. So please taks some criticism from me. I saw you on a talk organised by Thelkha with K Jo, Sarika and Jaggi Vasudev on some channel. I dont remember which. Age has started to show on you and there is no way to fight it. Please start dressing your age and age gracefully. You had your day as a fashion icon and diva. Airbrushing is not possible in real life. I dont mean wear gunny bags and not colour your hair, I just mean dont try to dress like a 25 year old anymore. Please. I still remain your ardent fan.

Naureen said...

Hi Shobhaa, I attended your session, it was quite interesing. Looking forward to attending the Panel discussion. Would have loved to post some pictures of the event but not able to. All the best Cheers!

S said...

Hi Shobhaa - attended both your sessions, interesting in different ways, and even caught you sneaking in and out of that rather unfortunate Amit Chaudhri solo session. Smart move. I was sitting across the aisle and snuck out almost immediately behind you.

Anyway...while the Rosie G. session was sort of interesting (am not a raver of the weary "woman's rights" and "India finding its true place in the world hierarchy" sort of thing - that's another debate), I think you brought heated passion and unraveled the PR-spin of the rather officious 'babudom' during the debate. Good on you. Having said that I do identify with Swarup's positivity, eagerness and quiet confidence. And I completely understood Dalrymple bafflement - what is Shobhaa talking about - Indian women are some of the most balsy women in the world!

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Ravi Patel said...

I suggest you take trip to Qatar to see that pervert friend of yours Hussain and plese stay there forevevr. There are enough pollutants like you in our country. Just enjoy the freedom, tolerance and secularism that qataris offer,something we Indians have not learned to do so.GOOD RIDDANCE!

*Aham* said...

hey De.

have a blast.. love you...

come back soon... jaldiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii...

sunil golcha said...

hi shobha
i heard that the oil reserves in the gulf are fast depleting wonder what the gulf nations are doing about this crisis do let me know

sunil golcha said...

this anupamaa is plain jealous of your natural beauty just ignore her comments even at 62 you look lot better and hotter than most bollywood stars

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mahatru said...

Hi Madam De

All d best for your Dubai trip but 1 complaint u never ever share ur trip pictures wid ur blog dosts... :(

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