The Sta­tionery Fair, be­ing held along­side the Delhi Book Fair, is draw­ing huge crowds to Pra­gati Maidan

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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

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