Seems I still am in the Mumbai hangover. But this was one thing that really appealed to me. In all the areas that I visited (or rather I should say, passed through), I found these stalls made on the roadside. At first glance, it seemed to me that a miniature bus-stand had sprouted up from the ground. A closer look revealed, “Sarvajanik Vritpatra Vachanalaya” scribbled across the structure. Another closer look (this time along with my spectacles) revealed neatly stacked newspapers. I saw people coming there, reading the newspaper and returning it back to its original place. It was working so smoothly, so efficiently. I really appreciated the Mumbai people for this unique system of “Sarvajanik Vritpatra Vachanalaya”.
The only drawback that I can think of with this system is – Who gets to solve the Sudoku and the Crossword?