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The crowds at the Emirates Festival of Literature 2013, held a few days ago, are testament to how much we need festivals and (public) gatherings like these in more quantities.

This year, the crowds peaked heaps from last year. Consisting mostly of children and families and tons of media, the Emirates Lit Fest will probably have to find a bigger venue for its outing next year.

DIAF captured several programmes. Out of them, we bring to you, our beloved viewer, The India Panel, with BBC’s Nik Gowing moderating a debate between Indian Author / Journalist Shobhaa De, Indian Author Anil Dharker, and British Historian / Writer, William Dalrymple on today’s India:

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