Monday, February 02, 2009

Kolkata Book Fair

The book fair in Kolkata is quite a rage, it just adds to our cultural and ethnic value. lakhs of students, men, women, intellectuals, laureates, authors and poets turn up to make the whole fair the seat of culture literature and promote reading as an habit, an inherent part of our culture. whats amazing is to have almost all publishing houses, bookstores, authors and poets under one roof, who are easily approachable. imagine painters bringing on their paintings on one ground not large scale thought, but small painters who make their livelihood by the selling of their miniature paintings.. well known singers on one podium with crowds gathering all around them.

Its a maha dating and getting hooked spot of the youth. you should just see the couples queuing
up there and those first glances and all. specially since Bengali's own valentines day aka Sarawati puja just went past, its hot property. many like me just go there to savour the ambience and for the sake of just going and its all in good fun. but with the heavy discounts buy books can never come at a better timings. though Book Fair at Maidan grounds are my all time favourites, but that was stopped due to environmental pollution, now Kolkata Book Fair finds new grounds everywhere but the charm is still there. this is the only such fair to be held on such a massive scale, the place to be if you are a book lover and specially if you are big on culture and tradition.

37 comments:

yamini meduri said...

yippie first...!!!

yamini meduri said...

i wish i was there in Kolkata....i am die hard fan of books.....!!!

missing the Kolkata Book Fair....this time i missed the Hyd book fair too...coz of my work..!!!

damn these works..they screw ppl around...!!!

have a great time at the fair dear......enjoy my part too..!!!

Phoenix said...

@yamz
u are always my first! :D

dont worry.. someday i hope we both can attend a book fair together.. it will be great fun bcz liek you i too love books :D

Jeya Anand said...

Hey wre's ur old blog??
ur blog's outfit looks cool :)

Keshi said...

Im not a book-worm so I guess I'd just go there for the 'glances' ;-)

Keshi.

Meera said...

Oh yes! Kolkota book fair is very famous...I used to go there every year when my dad was working there...it was a long time back...
I had not even thought about it for a long time now...thanks for reminding me!

Amrita~Ams said...

i m giving u my address..parcel send kar diyo..:D :D
..
mujko bhi jana hai :|

Chriz said...

send some books to my place

Jinxed Pixie said...

hey the delhi book fair is good too...

Harshita said...

Yeah! Delhi Book fair is a treat for us but damn work!! am not able to go there offlate.

Humaari Intellectual Raka sab achchi jagah pahuch jaati hain.

Cяystal said...

We have the book fair here too.
Quite a treat for intellectuals who're interested in reading :)

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Old memories are fresh again.
Thanks for the post.

Tara said...

Nice nice. Kuch books mujhe bhi bhej do! :D

mayz said...

yeah have heard a lot abt it thou neva been to it...kolkatta'ites swear by it

Pranav Kumar V said...
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Pranav Kumar V said...

1 : Its famous
2 : I'm not part of it(??!!... Nahiiiin)
3 : My friends go on a trip to Kolkata and tell me about the street food... I'm left craving!!

I've been there before a few times but, I was young and I was swimming (primarily). So a grown-ups trip is due to the city!!

The pots of sugarcane juice, the sweets, the chaat... ok, I'll go get something to eat!! :P

And you talk of the kind of people over there!! Now, who'd not want to be a part of it?? Sadly, for me, the wait's still on... :(

Anyways, you have fun...

See you when I see you... :)

Phoenix said...

@jeya
this is my old blog.. just the url has been changed.. you didnt say how you liked it??

Phoenix said...

@keshi
:D its a fun place to be otherwise too.. there is music and stuff.. :)

Phoenix said...

@meera
hey really?! thats nice... and you are most welcome

Phoenix said...

@amrita
sure thing..send me the list will aprcel it for sure..dont forget to send the cheque too

Phoenix said...

@chris
list please

Phoenix said...

@jinxed pixie
delhi has a book fair too? gosh i didnt know...

Phoenix said...

@harshi
kya karun harshi baby tum jo saath nahi ati..is liey akele hi chali ati hoon :D

Phoenix said...

@crystal
hey wow thats nice... :)

Phoenix said...

@hobo
really?

Phoenix said...

@tara
yeah sure anytime... :)

Phoenix said...

@mayz
yeah that is so true..why dont you just turn up and i give you my word that i will show you around??

Phoenix said...

@pk
ooo pk knows quite a lot..hey why dont you just turn up...like mayz then i can be your tour guide? it will be my pleasure you know.. i wont even complain... :D :P

ANWESA said...

1 of my frnds helped 2 load ultrarech n i'm able 2 see ur blog now.but my lappie isn't well yet.
umm..post was gr8.i wish i were der.

Keshi said...

If there's MUSIC, I'll be there fo sho! ;-)

Keshi.

Hemanth Potluri said...

:)..i to wish i was there wanted to see the book fair from long :)..

urs..hemu..

Jinxed Pixie said...

yup it's held at pragati maidan annually....

Priya Joyce said...

tat's reely gr88 Its reely a nice experience...

well

I reely love ur template re
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its simply gr88 every tym I come here i find a new template
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ANWESA said...

buk fairs r my fav hangout places wid buks.i luv dem...n it was a nice read..

Siladitya said...

Did Steve Harvey copy the book title Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man

and theme from an earlier book?



Book with same title & theme copyrighted and published by Sharon P. Carson in 2003





CHICAGO, IL – Sharon P. Carson the author of the original title: Act Like A Lady –Think Like A Man, watched the February 27th episode of the Ophra show on which Steve Harvey was promoting his book of the same title. She was hoping that Steve would reveal to Oprah where he got the title and the theme for the book. It just seemed odd to her that his book had the same title and theme as her book that was copy written in 2003.



Upon subsequently purchasing the book, she found some interesting parallels and realized that it is not unusual for a high profiled person to take a great title and theme, rewrite a book and use their celebrity status to sell it. This she says happens too often to the unsung poets, authors and entrepreneurs of the world.



Steve wrote in his book that his hope was to “empower you with a wide-open look into the minds of men”. Sharon P. Carson wrote in her book in 2003 that her hope was for women to gain some insight into how men think in terms of relationships. Sharon also noted that in chapter 8 of Steve Harvey’s book titled “Why Men Cheat” he came to the same conclusion that she did in chapter 37 of her book, titled “Why would a man cheat”, and the answer was, “because they can”.



Sharon actively promoted her book before the release in January 2009 of Steve Harvey’s book, and would not like to see her promotion efforts hindered. She feels that her book has much to offer from a woman’s perspective and seeks to empower women to practice self love and tough love in relationships.



Before the publication of Steve Harvey’s book of the same title, Sharon bought the domain name: www.actlikealadythinklikeaman.com from which she has been selling her book. She has also held seminars with women at a Chicago University in promotion of her book, and can be viewed on the following youtube clip as she was being interviewed on a cable television program about her book in 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxVVQX15X2Y.



Mindful of all the self - published poets and authors who have a hard time finding publishers for their works, Sharon is currently consulting with attorneys regarding her options, and hopes that her book with the first and original title of Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man will finally receive the recognition it deserves for the wisdom, encouragement, and empowerment that it provides to women.

Siladitya said...

I love kolkata book fair.its my city afterall.
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