Books can have many different functions. They can moralise, instruct, take you to places and enable you to engage in vicarious travelling. But there are some books and stories that can just put smile on your face and simply please you for a long long time. Ruskin Bond books are something like that. They aren’t … Continue reading Bond is back!
What could be better than curling up and immersing yourself in a book? How about reading a book about books! That is exactly what Love among the Bookshelves by Bond, Ruskin Bond talks about! Bond’s favourite books as a young boy. The title of the book is itself inspired by Wodehouse’s Love Among the Chickens.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery located in Paro, Bhutan is the most well known tourist site in country. Little does the rest of the world know that Bhutan also holds an international literary festival every August called Mountain Echoes! In 2018, the dates for the festival are from 22nd to 25th August. Find the Programme Schedule for … Continue reading Mountain Echoes: Literary Festival in Thimphu, Bhutan
We have all heard of reading books from all over the world. (Sidenote: Check out this 13 year old girl’s Facebook page that will motivate you to read always: https://www.facebook.com/reading197countries/) But how many of us have read books from all parts of India? I have definitely not read from all the states. But plan to. … Continue reading Reading from all the states of India!
Simplicity personified is one way of describing stories and books penned by Ruskin Bond. ‘The Blue Umbrella‘ is true to this very description. It may be dismissed a little too easily as a simple children’s story but it works at many levels. The story revolves around a young girl-Binya who lives with her mother and brother-Bijju- in … Continue reading The Blue Umbrella
This summer vacation visit your childhood days again. Simply delve into the worlds of Rusty and his gang of friends in the famous Rusty series penned by our very own, lovable-Ruskin Bond. The first in this series is ‘The Room On The Roof‘ which Bond himself wrote when he was only 17 years old. It … Continue reading Growing Up and Other Things.
Indian Railways are an important part of our country’s landscape, a necessity that moves life, that helps travelling. Yet, we hardly have many stories on them or about them or them figuring prominently in a novel/story. Most kids know about the famous, ‘Railway Children,’ by Edith Nesbit but Indian railway stories are hard to come … Continue reading Railway Stories
I always wanted to read Ruskin Bond books when I was in school. My mother always urged me to buy them particularly the Rusty series. However, somehow, I never got the time, being busy with Enid Blyton, Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, a few children’s classics, Hardy Boys and Agatha Christie, to actually peruse his novels … Continue reading Mountains of Fresh Air