Rumor has it that Vikram Seth of A Suitable Boy fame, landed himself in a spot of trouble for drinking wine while on stage at the Jaipur Literature Festival this weekend. Local Hindi newspapers fumed at his “sinful” behaviour and misreported him as being drunk. “He should not drink alchol in front of an audience at a public function. It’s disapproved of here,” said Nikhil Gupta, a duvet seller in the bustling old market near Diggi Palace. Our opinion – its much ado about nothing. Literature and wine have a historic and symbiotic relationship lets not make it political.