On my way to IHC, a bookseller accosted me. I as usual, bought and then was broke. Even at halfprice these editions of The Namesake & The Inheritance of Loss are not worth the paper they are printed on:( Ah well-- guess I will just shut my eyes tight the next time I see a bookseller on the road.
At IHC, a gentleman who had met Faiz Ahmed Faiz delivered a talk on him. He also played recordings of the poet reciting his own poetry.