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Jaipur Literary Fest

Few days back I received a mail from +Random House India courtesy Rukun . The Jaipur Literary Fest this year would take place between 24th to 28th Jan’13. Writers from the Asia Pacific region would grace the occasion and you too could be a part of it.

Jaipur Literary Fest

Jaipur Literary Fest

Recently {LBBD}, Random House India, and Rare Destinations & Experiences have come together to grant one lucky reader insane Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 privileges!

All you have to do is send us a picture from your travels and tell us which book it reminds you of and why, in less than 200 words, and you can win:

  • 3 NIGHT 4 DAY stay for you at Castle Kanota, Jaipur, courtesy RARE Destinations and Experiences, and
  • A chance to interview a Random House India author for {LBBD}, AND attend a Random House India JLF 2013 party with all the literati!

I contemplated on the idea, dug into my albums and thought over the books that I have read through till date. Finally I zeroed on the below entry after checking with Rukun if regional language books too could be considered.

Free Bird

Free Bird

I sat by the sea shore watching the sun set at one of the quaint hamlets in Konkan (coastal Maharashtra).  My daughter pranced around in the water like a free bird. She was all by herself, unknown and unseen, untouched by the rigors of life. She had no qualms of the fact that she was being watched. Ignorant to the happenings around her she danced and frolicked in the sea as if she was liberated. She was smitten by the sound of the sea and her heart. As I watched her antics I was reminded of Sane Guruji’s childhood memoirs in Konkan that he has penned in Marathi under the title Shyamchi Aai. How true and simple is the message of the book?  Children are like a clean slate, waiting to absorb whatever they see and hear around them. It’s the mother who imbibes values, righteousness into the child. It’s not just life that she gives to the new born but also a mind.  A mind that can be as colorful, beautiful and fragrant as a flower which spreads love or a rotten fruit that decays and infuses pessimism. This humble message has been delivered in the book through anecdotes that any common man can relate to.


Have you been able to relate to any book looking at a picture that you clicked ?


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