It was the first time that I was attending an English Liteary Festival. It’s a nice ambience – people discussing and sharing their thoughts and opinions and experiences in different places. There is a celebratory mood. And plenty to eat and drink, if you have money and time. [Pic: Bit coin and crypto currency- Cell photo]
The only downside was poor turn out. Today there were good many people. Some of my students told me yesterday the discussion halls were near empty! may be people have other things to do! More important.
Among the books, I saw plenty of new volumes – many and varied. I, with my friends, bought about nearly Rs. 8,000 worth books. Ramachandra Guha and Shashi Tharoor and Prety Tanuja and others.