Yes, someone is actually giving away priceless books free so that more people, and children in particular, could benefit. At Srishti ventures, a creative space for children, art, culture and literature, Nagaraj Navunda and his colleagues collect Kannada books from donors and then give it away free during the ‘Pustake Parshe’. Visitors are encouraged to donate Kannada books that are collecting dust in their homes (well, shiny, mint-fresh books also welcome!) and they can walk away with a book of their choice for free. Read all about this novel venture featured in the DNA newspaper here.
If you do visit this place in Basavangudi, Bangalore, do try the famous Bangalore rice dish Puliogare at the outlet downstairs, called “Puliogare Point’.
Image from the Pratham Books library.
ChoxBox January 24, 2010
wow. am going there. might find some treasures for my kannada learning conquest!