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10 years of Kindle and it still hasn't made us forget the touch and feel of 'real' books

Paper books are here to stay.

On Kindle’s recent ten-year anniversary, my thoughts strayed to a Kindle India advertisement I had seen when I was squarely in the rough and tumble of new motherhood. The vision of a mother reading on her Kindle with one hand on her sleeping infant had stayed with me. I was enamoured that I could read almost in the dark without waking up my child. There was a catch, though.

I would have to forsake something so elemental to reading – holding a book, feeling its physical and metaphorical weight that enabled immersion with every turn of the page. Could I betray my lifelong love for physical books for the sake

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