Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Haul with Vinod Ekbote

Whenever I get a chance to spend my Sunday in Hyderabad, I try to visit the Sunday market at Abids. This time, I also wanted to meet Vinod. Last sunday, as I didn't spend enough time at the market, I decided to go early and check out a lot of books. While the sellers are setting up the books, I browsed through various sections. I was thrilled to find Obama's Promised Land. Also, this seller had Elif Shafak's Forty rules of love. I picked both the books. Though, they were not originals, they were in good print. I paid 350 for Obama and 150 for Elif Shafak. 


Later, I picked Tony and Toby, a book on alphabets for 10rs. It's cute and tiny. I liked it. Vinod joined me and we discussed a lot of books. He suggested a few books. He suggested Len Deighton's Spy Sinker. It's trilogy. I couldn't find the first two however, I picked this book for 20rs. 

Interested in biographies, I picked the book of Judy Garland. One of the interesting non-fiction I found in this haul is 'Music for Life' by Fionna Maddocks. Also, bought a book on Shyam Benegal and 'Not just Bollywood: Indian Directors Speak. 

Vinod and I had our Irani Chai and puffs at India Star Cafe. While returning, seller suggested a decent price on the book, I asked for. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Abitha also suggested this author. I got this title for 80rs. 

I was afraid of the check-in weight and decided not to take anymore books. However, I took one hardcover, The Wind in the willows, and another small book, 'A case of exploding mangoes'

I enjoyed meeting Vinod after a long time. Also, satisfied by the books I got from this haul. 

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