WHILE Kerala can be proud of the large number of functioning public libraries in India, Kannur district located in the north of the state has the distinction of ranking first in the state with more than a thousand libraries. Kannur has thus become the logical place of choice for holding this first Indian Library Congress from January 1-3, 2023.
THE world today seems very far away from those heady revolutionary days when the October Revolution in Russia happened. It is 105 years since this historic revolution took place which resulted in the world’s first socialist State. It is 31 years since the end of the Soviet Union, the period since which was marked by the ascendancy of imperialism.