Minisha Das, a Class XI student, is happy to be back at the fair she said she loved most. “Of the things I missed in the past couple of years, the Book Fair is one,” she says, as she purchases a book on preparatory materials for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which she is due to take next year.
But the shift in preference for books is evident. “The last time I bought a few novels, but now I have to prepare for competitive examinations next year. The selection of exam guides is quite affordable and comprehensive here,” she says.