Strand Book Festival

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.