I have just started reading the biography of farmers’ leader, founder of the Shetkari Sanghatana, Sharad Joshi written by Bhanu Kale. It is heart wrenching, to know the absolutely horrific and shameful way our governments in particular and the society in general have treated the farmer of this country. It has opened my eyes wider, and more sensitive when I see the roadside vendor selling 10 lemons for 10 rupees. The first thought in my mind, how much will the farmer get?
I read a couple of Diwali special issues, a speciality of the Marathi literature world. More than 200 such special issues are published every year before Diwali. I loved Mouj the best; Antarnad is good; and loved a couple of articles from Maharashtra Times and Divya Marathi.
I have subscribed to the online version of The New Yorker and read quite a lot of articles on that site. Articles about Trump, Hillary, Obama have been informative, and loved the language and its style.
That’s it for 2016. Hope to have a better read in 2017.