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Monday, January 11, 2016


Entrance of  New Delhi's World Book Fair 2016,  Hall 18 - courtesy : My Samsung smartphone E7

When I visited World Book Fair 2016 yesterday (10th Jan., 2016), my initial reaction is that I am  a saturated man with regard to purchase of new books.  The reason is obvious.  Over the years, I almost purchased all books in my desired genres.   I also felt that I should look up for new books only when I complete the reading of those books in my possession.

That may be a single big factor that pushed me to skip the Book Fairs in the last two years.  My last experience says that you need to tie wheels to your feet to ensure visiting each stall in all Halls.  On an average, it takes more than one-and-half hours to cover each Hall and honestly it would take the whole day to randomly cover all stalls.   This time, I could visit only Hall No.18 which is near Pragati Maidan Metro station and bought a book - The Seven Mystical Laws of Self Healing, by Sanjiv Ranjan.

Earlier, when I got down at Pragati Maidan Metro station, I found Book Fair ticket counter well within metro station.  But serpentine queue  at Book Fair ticket counter was very  disgusting and in these technological times, the organizers should have mooted the idea of e-ticketing system,  instead of using paper tickets which is not  environment-friendly and create paper-waste.

When pollution became a huge issue in Delhi with odd-even number of vehicle movement, the organizers must stop sale of physical tickets   for any Exhibitions and replace it  with e-ticketing.  This e-solution would save so many trees whose pulp is used for making paper.  

The present Delhi Metro card must be upgraded to include other civic services like Book Fair or Exhibition tickets,  fares for auto rickshaws, cabs, city buses  which reduce the use of physical money in daily transactions.

Compare to earlier years, the cold in this winter is very  mild,  and therefore  a visit to Delhi World Book Fair is ideal decision for Delhizens that help  to ignite  enough to read  new stuff and that pleasure can't be described in words.

9th to 17th January
Time : 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

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