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Strand Book Stall’s T.N Shanbhag is no more

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Happened to read that Mr. T.N Shanbhag of the Strand Book Stall passed away.

For a moment, it seemed difficult to comprehend he was no more, and I recall meeting him over a decade ago, when I was staying in Mumbai. I was always on the look out for book stores and especially those where I didn’t have someone always hovering around me while I browsed around, asking what I wanted to buy. No doubt such people try to be helpful, but once in a book store, I prefer being left alone to explore all there is on offer ­čÖé

The Strand Book Stall in Mumbai is a treasure trove and I used to frequent the place a lot, quite often just in the hope of finding a book I’d long wanted to own or even just to browse around. Mr. Shanbhag of course was always helpful and would even suggest books or authors similar to one’s interest.


Amar Chitra Katha goes online

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Amar Chitra Katha Online

Nostalgia time folks! All those who grew up reading that lovely comic Amar Chitra Katha have cause to rejoice.┬áHappened to chance upon ACK Media’s┬ácomic in it’s digital avatar along with a host of other offerings like free and paid digital comics, a wiki style information source, aptly called ACK Pedia. It is also possible to┬ásubmit┬ástories and artwork.