Friday, January 20, 2006

Strand Ki Jai Ho!!!

What do you do when you have less than a 1000 bucks in your account and the Annual Strand Book Sale is on? Well, just drag along a friend who can finance you and make him cough out quite a hefty amount and promise him to pay back next month interest-less.

Today was the second day of the sale and the visit was worth it. Excellent collection.

Richer by:

The Trial - Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
The Age of Reason - Jean Paul Sartre
Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
Portnoy's Complaint - Pihlip Roth
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Complete Adventures of Feluda (Vol. 2) - Satyajit Ray
Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky
The Myth of Sisyphus - Albert Camus

Messaged a few friends just for their reactions.

Friend 1: "When will I be able to indulge myself? Waiting for my first cheque."
((Oye! Pehle cheque se books khareedegi. To party kya mere paise se degi?))

Friend 2: "Abe saale. Daaru ka poora paisa uda diya."
((Apna Daaru ka hisaab alag hota hai. The Calvin & Hobbes collection would have given you an erection, something that even blue-films have been unable to.))

Friend 3: "Plath?? Will definitely go there."
((Found just four copies of Bell Jar. Two of them are with me and Mr. Misogynist. Now go and trace the other two, if you can and if its still left.))

Mom's reaction: "Poora stall utha ke laya kya? Abhi rakhega kahan par?"
Hmm...never thought of that. In fact, I did. But, it was just a fleeting one. I do not waste my brains on such petty affairs. And, considering the fact that 11 of my books are in private circulation, I am actually starved of shelf space. Anywhichways...


Blogger K.K. said...


strand is damn cheap . moi going to buy some books t'rrow perhaps. btw, i have never ever heard of the books u have bought recently except for one. seems a long way to go for me before i can print reading as one of my hobbies in the resume. duh !

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Anonymous Shri said...


Strand is one gr8 place to get good bks at a gr8 rate...had bought 4 bks some yrs back ......but have not hrd of any books mentioned by u.

btw u ve a good blog goin..keep up d good wrk..was introduced to ur blog by JK (also known as Patti in some circles)


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