Saturday, December 8, 2012

Reading and not literary festivals

Was at the Bangalore Literature Festival yesterday. A lot of everything was happening, some were just catching up with their friends, some made half hearted attempts at understanding Gulzar's soft tones, some were chasing tea & coffee, others were running around an impending Chetan a quiet corner sat this little boy, with his Agatha Christie. If literary festivals are about the love of reading and imbibing that culture and spreading the message through an action, there could have been none that was better.

Before clicking I asked him, 'May I have a picture?' He nodded his head, in faint irritation at being disturbed and went back to his reading..while the mikes blared..little masters are born perhaps in some such little corners.


Jidhu Jose said...

may be he will become another chetan


Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury said...

I sincerely hope not, there are better things than Chetan Bhagat in this country!