We were talking about Kindle the other day and since then I have been thinking of what real books constitute these days. It all came together for me when my mother told me about how the famous poet/lyricist Gulzar spoke of how we have forgotten to put our fingers into our mouths, wetting them to aid turning a page. The loss of this practice has made us forget how to taste a book, he says.
Only Gulzar could have said it. And it sounded better in Hindi.