#TrySomethingNew: Sip n Swap Party

#TrySomethingNew: Sip n Swap Party

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In the age of speed dating and online conversations, this man from Mumbai came up with an idea of swapping books with strangers and uniting all bibliophiles. Read about it here.

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Meet 24-year old Priyesh Thakker, the man behind the Sip and Swap Party. What is it exactly? He describes the party as speed dating with books. Each pair gets 5 minutes on the table to pitch their book and if they like each other’s book then they swap it, and if not, they move on to the next partner.


Priyesh, a mass-media graduate, was inspired by one of his friends who decided to give away books that she has already read. Having found it interesting, he decided to plan a tiny get-together where people could swap their books. Amazingly, the number of people grew from 15 to 60 in the first two parties itself.

Priyesh believes books are a great way to start conversations and maybe find someone who shares a common interest with you and grow a friendship. The
thought behind the Sip and Swap party is to bring people offline and make them interact with each other in a world where we are constantly looking at our phones and tapping. He plans to continue the party in different locations and meet new and exciting people while discovering new books.

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