It is a 'lekka pustaka' explained Nilesh, an 'account book'. The paper inside is great to draw on and even holds watercolour. And it is a fraction of the cost of expensive Nightingale books at upmarket shops.
I just liked the fact that it was RED and BRIGHT PINK. I couldn't sleep until I had one of these.
The ever informative Prabha was more specific - this is a 'Jain account book' she said.
Gujju baniyas (Gujarati businessmen) use it to keep their accounts.
Notice the Goddess Lakshmi on the title page. She is the Goddess of Wealth.
The pages are numbered. Such a nice touch.
Bright and Chubby!
It may lack the elegance and sophistication of a more expensive sketchbook but it makes up for it with its chunky presence and colourful personality.
Bright red and shocking pink are such a striking colour combination.
It satisfies the 'Indian' in me in every way.
I also bought and Indian calendar in the same shop.
It is from Diwali to Diwali madam, said the shopkeeper.
So much character
Here are Nilesh's drawings from his Lekka Pustaka.
And this is his cruel caricature of me ;-p