Project 365: Day 161 – The search for literature

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.
kolkata, india, books, writing, authors, travel, photography

While Modi works on Russian diplomacy, I took a literature angle. – Kolkata, India

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. 😀


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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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