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Reading breed

Book reading - A more desirable mode to fathom the author, says Deepa Raparla


IT WAS an elevated evening at Siddhartha Auditorium with spectators of diverse ages walking in awaiting the book reading ceremony of the book `Swetcha kosam - Oka Vihanga Yatra' written by the State Governor, Surjit Singh Barnala.

The book published by the Telugu Academy with its leading lady Manjulatha Avula, accompanied by Ashok Kumar, a rolling person with 23 padded years of experience as a successful book vendor with his leading outlet styled as `Ashok Book Center' and a few other renowned personalities ornamented the dais with their presence. Books have always been and will always be the openings to the endless knowledge and wisdom with no barring as to who you are.

Advancing your standards of living, IQ, or even your outlook towards life; sitting at your very home is surely an extravagance that books can proffer to it's audience. It is a remarkable effort put in by Ashok Kumar, who has commenced it all in this developing place, striving to introduce more of the best authors to this city through these books reading campaigns.


With already a few smashing campaigns rolled up his sleeve, organised at our very own city with the savvy writers like Mark Tully and co-writer Gillian Wright with their book `India in slow motion' and also the `Harry Porter' book reading done by our well harmonized group of women sweetly known as `Book Wormz' in the city are all the reflections of his extended undertaking.

Attempting to make it an interactive exchange between the readers and the author, he says that it would surely help the reader know more about the substance and even about the author. Book reading is not only accommodating for the author to promote his book, but is a nifty way to bring about the awareness in the folks about the books they want to read Ashok tells MetroPlus with a gleeful smile.

As a bookseller, he says that it is his province to coordinate events as such where people are allowed to interplay with the authors and that these happenings should be carried out on a more prevailing fashion. With his already established outlet `Akshara' at Hyderabad, he had successfully broached many acclaimed and celebrated writers like Manjula Padmanabhan, Geeta Hariharan, Kushwant Singh, RK Laxman, Shashi Tharoor and many more with high credibility in their writing styles to Hyderabadis.

It is surely going to be a fabulous and a venerable fortuity for all of us in this city to look forward and embolden him with his work of ventilating the best of the people to our crowds as well. It is a sensational opportunity for all book lovers to cash in!! Meeting their favored authors and connecting with them is truly a special feeling that only the reader and the writer can rejoice at their peaks.

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