SHOPPING FOR NEPHEW & NIECE
When I reached Variety Books, the shutters were down even though time was just 4 pm. The guard said that the store was closed down due to death in a family. It was a bad stroke of luck as the guests were leaving next day. I had no choice but to go to an other book store Iqbal Book Corner but it did not have the kind of books I was looking for. My niece is an aspiring painter and I wanted to give her a book of landscapes and natural scenery.
The Islamic book center was near the Arts section and I couldn't resist going there. A nice book on Data Sahib caught my eye there (with accounts by various writers over centuries on Data Sahib) and I bought it along with 15 pocket-sized books on Supplications by Rasool Allah (s.a.w.w.) "Piyaaray Rusool s.a.w.w. key piyari duain) costing 20 Rs. per copy. I already have this book with me since many years but wanted to buy more to present it to others.
So this was the shopping I did that day when in fact I went out to look for some art books. However, after returning, I did give a copy of duain each to my brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece.
- S Roman Ahsan.