Old-timer Bandra bookseller recounts the time when Rekha frequented his store for Filmfare stock and the transformation of news consumption habits of people in the digital age
For the last 70 years, Ajit Shelar's bookstall has been a fixture at Mehboob Khan Chowk, serving as a hub for newspapers and magazines in the vicinity
Serving as a prime news aggregator of Bandra, Ajit Shelar’s book stall disseminates news via daily newspapers and film-focused magazines. Evolving over a span of seven decades, his store has transformed into the very medium through which the latest filmy and worldly stories reach the local residents. While the newly minted prints arrive via autorickshaws from the printing press, his newspaper distribution syndicate arrives at this store at 4 am.