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National Book Lover’s Day Today: Readers find solace in comics, philosophy and fiction

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Indore: National Book Lover’s Day is observed on August 9 annually. Discussing their preference, residents from a cross section of the society talked about importance of books. Sharing his inclination, marketing professional Nimesh Jain said, “I love reading educational books because they help me in personal growth.”

He loves books that contain philosophy.  “I often find myself in place of Arjuna who seeks knowledge from Bhagavad Gita. It helps me in finding a proper solution,” Jain said. He spends an hour reading every morning.

Talking about his love for comic books, businessman Arjun Chourasia said, “I have a big box of comics. I open my box of wonders every night so that those amazing stories and inspiring characters can take me to my dreamland.” He loves adding more comics to his collection every month.


Discussing her passion for books, commerce student Riya Gandhi said, “I think words have a way of healing us.” She spends an hour reading before going to bed to get better sleep. “Reading helps us understand so much more and expands our mental horizon,” Riya said.

Sharing her love for books, poetess Rashika Joshi said, “When everyone else is busy in their own happening world, I choose books as my best friends.” She is fond of reading novels though. “Books are friends, which inspire me to write,” Rashika said.

Talking about his passion for books, businessman Girish Bhaleorao said, “I love books, they have been my friends.” He enjoys writing short stories and says reading and writing come hand-in-hand. “My stories are inspired from real-life experiences and my travel to China,” Bhalerao said.

Talking about of e-books, digital marketer Shari Nair said, “I love reading books but I don’t prefer e-books.” Being a digital marketer, she spends most of her time before computer screen. “I want to relax, get away from the screen with something that I can touch and feel,” Shari said.

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