Nallasopara resident Kuldeep Kolhe has seen several hardships in his life. When the first one struck during the recession 14 years ago, he found his true calling in selling books. Now, despite pandemic setbacks, the 39-year-old continues finding hope in the printed page
Kuldeep Kolhe has been running his bookstall near Vasai station since 2008. Photo: Manjeet Thakur
When Kuldeep Kolhe lost his job due to the economic crisis in 2008, the future looked uncertain. During one of the many walks he would take in that difficult period, somebody he met on the streets of Churchgate suggested that he start selling books. Back then, the digital boom was only in its nascent stages and physical books were still in demand. That is how the jewellery craftsman took to selling pearls of wisdom outside the Vasai railway station.