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Strand Book Festival

February 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

If you are in South Mumbai and love books, make it a point to visit the Strand Book Festival at Bajaj Bhavan at Nariman Point. It is on till Feb 28, from 10 am – 8 pm daily.

As always, there is a fascinating collection of books. I spent almost two hours browsing through the collection and buying a few. It is easy to get lost in a world of books in a way that’s not possible browsing online.

One of the books I bought was George Johnson’s “The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments.” As I started reading the book’s preface, there was a reference to St. John’s College. And my mind hyperlinked to a book by Robert Hagstrom: “Investing: The Last Liberal Art.” It has a chapter on the liberal arts curriculum of the college centred around reading and discussing the world’s great books. I commented to Bhavana that going to St. John’s is an option Abhishek should explore when he grows up.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Praveen // Feb 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    sorry where is the st johns college?

  • 2 iptiam (iPad, Therefore I am) // Feb 17, 2010 at 2:00 am

    And this experience would change totally, very soon.

    The iPad is the device most kids of this generation will grow up with –

    http://iptiam.com/?p=3

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