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 … Continue reading Muslim Library – 2
The librarian is in!
The structure is all that remains. This isn’t a library. It is a shaded place, with fans and desks for civil services aspirants to sit and pour over their examination books, for no cost. For the rest of us, there are no books to read. The past has been purged out of the shelves. Let us … Continue reading Shells we sit in
This morning in the school assembly I learnt that August 12th in India is celebrated as Librarians’ Day. Such days and their significance appear to have got confined only to the schools in our times. Colleges, universities and institutions of higher learning transact a great deal of their daily work in and via the library. … Continue reading Librarians’ Day