9th December 2014 – Kolkata, India
Travel had numbed my senses, and there was a deep calling, for something to read, away from the glaring screen of my macbook. In a distant street of North Kolkata, and then in a bookstore, I found what I needed. And I also sold a Russian, the hook.
Turns out that Vladimir Putin was visiting India today, to strengthen the diplomatic ties between Russia and India. Well, even I had to do my part.
Last night, I picked up Victoria, from the Subhash Chandra International airport in Kolkata. Victoria is from Russia, but lives in Singapore. And today, among her list of things-to-do, was to buy books.
So, Kolkata has a famous street called the College street, where you will find any book ever written. There is a local saying that if you can’t find a book in College street, that book hasn’t yet been written. So, we hung out in College street for a while, but the choice of books was mind-boggling. To make things easier, we headed to the oxford bookstore in Park Street, which had simpler choices.
I had not read good Indian literature for a while, and found myself shopping for a bit. And also forcing Victoria to read some of the better English literature penned in this country.
Going by the books she bought, I am not a bad marketer at all. 😀