Knocksense: A local content and recommendations platform

In view of rising COVID cases, Jaipur Literature Festival postponed to March

Pegged to be the greatest literary show on earth, JLF will host about 250 authors, thinkers, politicians and popular culture icons from all across the globe!

In view of the rising COVID cases, the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival has been postponed to March 5-14 now, informed the show organisers on Friday. Notably, after garnering over one crore views last year in virtual format, the 15th edition of this annual festival is set to be rolled out in a hybrid model. Pegged to be the greatest literary show, this annual festival will host about 250 authors, thinkers, politicians and popular culture icons from all across the globe.


In a first, JLF to be held in a hybrid format this year!

Apart from the change in format, the organisers have also shifted the venue this year in order to accommodate the expected footfall while following all the COVID safety protocols. While Diggi Palace was famous for being the traditional venue of JLF, this year, the event will be held at Hotel Clarks Amber, Jaipur, instead.

While the on-ground version of this glorious feast of literature, discourse and camaraderie was scheduled to take place between January 28 to February 1, 2022, its online version was supposed to continue till February 6, earlier. According to the organisers of JLF, the 10-day event will mark its nifty virtual presence from March 5 to March 9 whereas the offline program will be hosted from March 10 to March 14.

Talking about this move, the festival producer Sanjoy K Roy said, “Keeping in mind the advent of the new variant and the sharp rise in the number of cases across the country, we have thought it best to reschedule the Festival and hold it in March 2022. We remain committed to bring the Festival back to Jaipur as an on-ground, immersive experience, promoting dialogue, discussion and debate on books and ideas".

Eminent literary legends to participate in JLF this year!

Just like every year, the list of people participating in this global literary festival this year includes the likes of world-renowned poets, authors and historians as well. The star-studded list of speakers includes Elif Shafaq, Turkish bestselling novelist; Rupert Everett, a famous Hollywood actor-writer; Shehan Karunatilaka, an award-winning Srilankan writer; Kei Miller, an eminent Jamaican poet; Damon Galgut, winner of Booker Prize; DBC Pierre, winner of British 2003 Booker Prize and Andrew Lownie, a historian-biographer, among many others.

ISL defending champions Mumbai City FC to represent India in AFC Champions League 2022!

As per reports, the fixture dates of Mumbai City's ACL matches and the venue for the group stage games will be announced later

Mumbai City, the defending champions of the Indian Super League 2021 is all set to represent India in the AFC Champions League (ACL) 2022. The draw for the group stage declaring the names of all the contesting teams were revealed in an event in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, informed the club. Notably, the islanders have been placed in Group B alongside Al Jazira of UAE, Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia and the Air Force Club of Iraq in the upcoming ACL. As per reports, the fixture dates of Mumbai City's ACL matches and the venue for the group stage games will be announced later.

Keep reading... Show less

Here's how the Kanpur Metro is making intracity commute safer in times of pandemic!

A boon for the residents of Kanpur, this metro system was inaugurated for public use on December 28

Taking public transport during the current circumstances is a big challenge, given that there is hardly any room to practice social distancing in them. While staying indoors is the need of the hour, there are many situations when travelling just cannot be avoided. And Kanpur Metro has come right in time to save the citizens from this ordeal. Not just safe from COVID but this particular mode of transportation offers safety in every aspect, and to each individual. Here's why the metro is ensuring a safer commute to the citizens:
Keep reading... Show less

Here are the updated travel guidelines for passengers traveling to Mumbai from UAE

Travellers arriving from UAE spared from RT-PCR test & 7-day home quarantine in Mumbai

International passengers from the United Arab Emirates including Dubai arriving at Mumbai airport are no longer required to undergo a seven-day home quarantine or take the RT-PCR upon arrival now. As per a notification issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Sunday, the new directives will come into effect from midnight January 17. All the SOPs applicable to countries other than those in the at-risk category are now applicable to UAE, read reports.

Keep reading... Show less

Severe cold & dense fog in store for Lucknow & other UP districts for next 3 days, predicts IMD

As per the prediction made by the MeT on Sunday, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in Uttar Pradesh in the next three days

Winter chills continue unabated in Lucknow as cold waves intensify in the northern part of India. Severe cold and dense fog conditions are likely to grip Lucknow and other districts in Uttar Pradesh for the next three days, informs the Indian Meteorological Department. As per the prediction made by the meT on Sunday, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in the state in the coming days. Read on to know more about the weather forecast of Uttar Pradesh.

Keep reading... Show less

All educational institutes in Lucknow & other UP cities closed till January 23

Notably, the state government had earlier ordered the discontinuation of offline classes in schools across Uttar Pradesh till January 16

In view of the rising COVID cases, all educational institutes including schools and colleges have been closed in Uttar Pradesh till January 23. Notably, the state government had earlier ordered the discontinuation of offline classes in schools across the state till January 16. Extending the order for another week, the administration has directed schools and colleges to conduct online classes this week.

Keep reading... Show less

MyBMC Assist WhatsApp chatbox launched in Mumbai; read on to know more about it

Mumbaikars can avail the services by messaging 'Hi' on 8999228999

Have you ever thought about how easy would life be if you could order your license on your phone, just like you order yourself a cuppa-noodles? Well, in a revolutionary move, BMC Mumbai has turned your once impossible dreams into a reality, with the launch of BMC’s Chatbox. MyBMC Assist is here to rescue Mumbaikars from the hassle of making multiple visits to the government offices by offering around 80 services at the click of a button.

Keep reading... Show less

Covid Scare- Rajasthan shuts down schools, colleges; imposes weekend curfew!

The fresh guidelines are aimed at tightening restrictions on public movement and activities as cases of the covid-19 and its new Omicron variant are spreading rapidly across the state

In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan Government has announced the closure of all schools and colleges till January 30. Along with this, the State Government has also imposed a weekend curfew and has put curbs on the number of wedding guests, bringing the number down from an earlier 100, to 50.

Marriage halls found to be defying the norms are ordered to be sealed for seven days.

Keep reading... Show less

Most Read

Headlines

Lucknow

Kanpur

Trending

Jaipur

Indore

Goa

Mumbai