2nd Friends Club Book Fest, New Delhi
–Interesting sessions and display of books were well received by all
After the resounding success of the debut Friends Club Book Event in April 2014, the 2nd Friends Club Book Fest was organised from December 6-7, 2014 in the lawns of the club at Friends Colony (West), New Delhi. Besides, a display of books from well-known publishers like Vishv Books, A2Z Teaching & Learning Solutions, Sahitya Akademi, Little Pearl Books, Lonely Planet, Overleaf, Teksons, BPI, Delhi Book Store and Nita Mehta Wiskidz, there were interesting and informative sessions.
There was a session on The New way to read by Akul Sujlana, Clavis Technologies. He focused on Digital device trends, How the young are getting more tech savvy, What e-books are all about, How are readers across the globe accessing e-books, etc.
Another well-received session was on Mantra for a Happy Marriage by Geeta Maheshwari, a psychiatrist working closely with people having issues in their marriage and author of Mantra for a Happy Marriage.
A session on ‘Mantras for Success’ by Shiv Malik was appreciated by one and all. Shiv Malik has also authored another book Turnaround: A Public Sector Story, which tells the story of the transformation of these companies and suggests ways to turnaround the public sector.
Children were in awe at the storytelling session by Simi Srivastava – master story teller & founder Kathashala. Simi is a soft skills, life skills trainer and a performing artist. She is professionally trained in theatre, Creative Music and Movement, Miming, Puppetry and uses all these to narrate stories.
There was also a session on Managing Sports Injuries by Dr Shiv Bajaj, chiropractioner, who gave practical tips on managing injuries.
While, the session on how to sweep your addiction by Dr Sajeela Maini, focused on how to make lifestyle changes for a healthy living. Dr Sajeela Maini is one of the leading names in Tobacco Cessation in the world. With her magical prowess, and extraordinary charm, she has made a radical change in thousands of tobacco addicts. She is better known as a “lady who would sweep all your addictions with her magic wand.”
The concluding session on Creative Yoga for kids & teens by Dr Nalini Sahay was also very informative.