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The Book Corner

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My love for books began from the time I learnt how to read. I have been told that as a child I would be the one reading the bedtime stories to my parents, instead of vice versa. This love for reading was encouraged by my parents who did not hesitate to buy me books.

When I first moved to Mumbai, I was so excited to know that books were available on the street for a throwaway price. And believe me, I bought quite a few.

Eventually I realised that when I buy books from the street, although I may enjoy reading the books, I am not helping the authors get what is due to them.

I am a person who still loves the feel of a book and who cannot stand reading an e – book (which has a similar issue altogether); therefore now I have consciously decided to buy books from book stores even if it means buying fewer books than I used to.

P.S: However, there are times when these vendors on the street are able to procure some old books which you might otherwise have difficulty in finding.

The Photograph was taken in Connaught Place, New Delhi and represents my thoughts on the subject.

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The Lady by the Roadside

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A Tear rolled down her cheek; I will never know if she was surprised or touched by my attention.

I don’t know how many people have passed by her without a second glance; If not for the camera in my hand and my eyes eagerly searching for a situation to capture, I too could have been one of those people. She was happy to have her photograph taken, cause when I showed it to her, she smiled. That smile didn’t last long enough for me to be able to capture it, because the moment I lifted my camera and pointed it to her, her smile disappeared.

After all, who would help a smiling elderly lady by the roadside?

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