OTHERS

They are back again this year

SANTAS USUALLY come in similar sizes and shapes, a bit on the roly-poly side with white beards and all.

Those behind the National Consumer Fair starting from Friday on Palace Grounds have installed a "Father of Father Christmas," all of 45 feet tall and visible from the road.

There will be 300 stalls with everything from electronic goods to home appliances and clothing on sale. Unusually for a seasonal shopping fair, there will be an exhibition of books as well, which goes to show the reading habit is back in favour. There will be an art gallery and amusement park. Products from other countries such as China, Malaysia and Pakistan will be an added attraction.

K. SATYAMURTY

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