It may appear people are moving away from books, given the presence of many forms of entertainment. But that may not be the case, as the pleasure one gets out of reading a book cannot be replaced. The book grips you while giving you complete freedom.
You can turn the pages, you can keep it aside and return to it whenever you want. That was writer UR Ananthamurthy dismissing apprehensions about books losing their place in our lives, at the inauguration of a book festival, organised by Indya Comics and Bangalore University. The expo will be open till September 11.
Nearly 250 stalls will be put up. “This is our third time in the city. Last year, when we took part in a similar event, our stock was over in days. We had a good time. All our items are popular,” said Mansi Sachdeva of Kids Educational Aids. The thin turnout on the first day did not matter. “The crowds would come pouring in,” she said.
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