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Lahore takes its litfest seriously and foreign correspondents in India have suddenly turned authors

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None Like Lahore

Lahore takes its litfest seriously, sending out the message that nuanced debates are possible even amidst tense politics. Big names from India were the rage at the LLF—sessions of Vikram Seth and Mira Nair were packed. But as the Jaipur Litf­est has spawned numerous others, so is the case in Pakistan. The Karachi litfest just got over and the Islamabad one is to follow soon. So, the heated debate on LLF's lawns was, as it often is in Jaipur, about which was the best. Of course, many felt Lahore has always been the seat of culture and the arts, and that no city can beat it.


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