Thursday, June 3, 2010

My Reading Taste

Simon at Stuck In A Book has started a very interesting challenge where 'you post a picture which sums up your reading taste, or a section of it.'  This should not 'include a book in it, or a character from an adaptation, or anything like that.' It can be a photograph or a painting etc.

This photo sums up my reading taste almost too well. A snapshot of the interiors of the grand, gorgeous former Viceregal Lodge in Shimla, now the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, this contains almost all the elements of my reading. 

The building itself is a historical landmark where many crucial decisions have been taken during the Indian independence movement, including the Simla Conference that took place here in 1945. The classic British look of it is unmistakable, similar to the huge proportion of British classics that I love reading. The portrait of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, represents another aspect of my reading - my love for books on Indian history and biographies of Indian leaders.  

In short, a brilliant meeting place of British and Indian styles, much like my reading taste :) The Viceregal Lodge is a place that I would absolutely love to visit soon!

Go ahead and put up photos of your reading taste too =)


Priya Parmar said...

that is a wonderful photo. i love that blend of styles in architecture and literature as well. i have an award for you and your marvellous blog at the pumbean!

bibliophiliac said...

Beautiful photo! I found you through Priya's blog and now am following. All the best!

Heather G. said...

Very classic. Love the photo.

tea lady said...

I love the title of your blog!

christa @ mental foodie said...

what a fun and different challenge! I like what you've chosen and I think it reflects your taste well :)

i'll have to think about what my picture is like... my reading taste is all over the place lol :)

Kals said...

Priya - Thank you so much for the award and I loved picking the photo for this challenge :)

Bibliophiliac - Thank you loads! I'm following your lovely blog now :)

Heather - Thanks. It is very beautiful and classic :)

Tea lady - Thanks! I love your username too :)

Christa - Thanks :)This challenge is a lot of fun!Looking forward to seeing what you pick :D

christa @ mental foodie said...

Here's mine :)

Kals said...

Checking it out now! :)

Booksnyc said...

great picture - I love how it weaved together all your interests!


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