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The best tweets from Jaipur Literature Festival

First published: January 24, 2013, 3:37 PM IST | Updated: January 24, 2013
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The best tweets from Jaipur Literature Festival
The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 is possibly the most high profile gathering of litterateurs in Asia.

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013, possibly the most high profile gathering of litterateurs in Asia, kicked off on January 25 with rights campaigner and Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi saying that "the right to dream should be made a fundamental right".

Stressing on "humanness" to accept "each others rights to live with dignity", Mahasweta Devi said: "There has been a jailbreak of dreams in the country."

Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were amongst those present. The inaugural session 'O To Live Again', played to an overflowing house on the front lawns of the heritage resort.

The space sponsored by Tata Steel is a manicured green lung that will serve as the main venue of the five-day festival. The venues have been sponsored by corporate entities like the Tata Steel, Google, Counselage as well as the forums many of which have found presenters from organisations like the British Council, Edinburgh's World Writers' Conference, Hindustan Times, DNA, Rajasthan Patrika, Vodafone and banks.

Here are some of the best tweets from the Jaipur Literature Festival:

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The best tweets from Jaipur Lit Fest

Storified by Rituparna Chatterjee· Thu, Jan 24 2013 02:05:17

Dalai Lama at #JLF: Unhealthy society comes out of lack of moral principles.Firstpost
Dalai Lama: India is very religious minded nation. But in daily life Indians not much interested in corruption or injustice. #JLFLakshmi Chaudhry
The air I breathe is filled with words — Mahasweta Devi #JLF2013Jairaj Singh
Mahasweta Devi #JLF: "The right to dream should be the first fundamental right. The right to dream."William Dalrymple
Respect all religions means also respect non believers. Dalai Lama at #JLFSandip Roy
Every writing style is an algorithm of subjectvity. Profound thought at #jlf.Madhavan Narayanan
Pico Iyer: "You rebel against your parents until you become them. One day you look in the mirror and you see your father’s face." #JLFWilliam Dalrymple
Writing is more about structure than content-pico iyer #jlfChiki Sarkar
Mahasweta Devi: "For all my life I have seen people who wanted to lock up the dreams..but some have escaped." #JLFKatherine Hay
"Don’t worry about being caught between the fixities. Look instead at the doors that you can open." Pico Iyer #JLFBloomsbury India
When faced with a problem, analyse. If you can overcome it, no need for worry. If you can’t, no use of worry. Accept. – @DalaiLama #JLFJaipur Lit Fest
Those people who utter I, me & are self centered have a greater risk of heart attack – @DalaiLama #JLF http://pic.twitter.com/1xYbGuS3Jaipur Lit Fest
"If you have religious faith, wonderful. If you have no interest in it, okay! Secular ethics are the most important." #DalaiLama #JLFELLE INDIA
"I try to learn whatever I can, I still consider myself a student" – HH Dalai Lama #JLFJaipur Lit Fest
#DalaiLama tells @JaipurLitFest that science and Buddhism share the desire to analyze and investigate the truth #JLF http://pic.twitter.com/qP74bFqJHenry Foy
Pico Iyer: "You rebel against your parents until you become them. One day you look in the mirror and you see your father’s face." #JLFWilliam Dalrymple
Pico Iyer at the #JLF: Anything that really matters to us be it love, faith or terror, is something we can’t wrap our heads aroundNeha Thirani Bagri

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