Spent over 30 minutes looking for this library. Figured that for some people on the streets in this area, a library means a book stall of ‘Islaami kitabein’ or just a place where books are sold. Had to ask for a place where books are just kept, not sold. They didn’t know of such a place.The [...]
The librarian is in!
bewaqt: “I’m so puritanical that I can’t describe a kiss without blushing.” Picked up from Paris Review’s tweet and then a hasty reach to the shelf for Burgess’ collection with a tag line ‘A Personal Choice by Anthony Burgess’ to look for all that he has read and recommends reading! List includes R K Narayan’s The [...]
Apa PantAdorable adorable writing by Apa Pant. I knew that an Indian diplomat received HH Dalai Lama when he escaped from Tibet. Didn’t knew it was Apa. Guess I’ve been thinking of Maharashtra and it’s people a little too much lately, to be coming across books and people from the state. His dedication page is [...]
23/06/2018 In this little setting, the talk today is of stem cell research. Again, the good friend at bookstore tips me off about it. And found another Oliver Jeffers book (Stuck). Kept it aside immediately, and by the end, didn’t buy it. Guess, somethings need to be left behind.
Late night read. Madhavi Menon’s interview. This one’s quite interesting in the way Menon frames it - Q: You write, “A far cry from the dominant history of sexuality that would assign one identity to one person, dargahs provide us with a window onto a world of desirous possibilities, none of which are spelled out fully.” [...]
On booksRead Jeanette Winterson’s views on books, via twitter, this morning. “It was actually books that started to make those pockets of freedom, which I hadn’t otherwise experienced. I do see them as talismans, as sacred objects. I see them as something that will protect me, I suppose, that will save me.”Ihave held them as [...]