QUEST FOR STATIONERY COMES TO A HALT HERE
The Stationery Fair, being held alongside the Delhi Book Fair, is drawing huge crowds to Pragati Maidan
This one’s mine, don’t even look at it,” said a young girl, holding a quirky pen pouch close to herself. At another stall, a mother squeezed through a crowd to buy a joker pen (pen with a clown on top) that her child demanded with a loud wail. Such was the scene in Hall No 12 of Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, where young and old alike waged a war over stationery – in a game of who spotted it first!
The Hall No 8-11 — where the 23rd Delhi Book Fair is taking place — have a visibly low presence of visitors. In contrast, the Hall No 12, where the 19th Stationery Fair is happening, has stalls crowded with enthusiastic visitors. If you haven’t been there yet, check out what’s making stationery-lovers turn into maniacs!
A paper lamp with Buddha image, costs `280
Made out of silver, with engravings of the entire factory on it, this pen costs `2.5 lakh