Protesting farmers, who have been holding their fort at the Singhu Border for over 20 days, are keeping monotony and boredom at bay by adding new books to their reading list — day after day.
For many, it is a new found love.
Thirty-two-year-old Harbans Singh, for instance, who has been camping for past one week, said he can’t recall the last time he picked a book for reading.
His reasons for doing it now: “to keep tempers down” and “to get inspired by the greats”.
“There are many like me who have started reading books during the protest only. Currently, I am reading ‘Punjab Tera ki Banu’ by novelist Jaswant Singh Kanwal. I look forward to finish this one and read another soon,” said Singh, who hails from Barnala district in Punjab and has come with his friends to protest.