Ruskin Bond’s Landour Days Talks About Journaling and Simple Pleasures of Life

I will never get tired of Ruskin Bond’s writings. His unhurried words seem to reflect his gentle demeanor. How easily does he talk about the simple pleasures of life—taking a walk in the wilderness, gazing at the setting sun, observing the flowers and the birds and welcoming them to his abode with equal fervor. The … Continue reading Ruskin Bond’s Landour Days Talks About Journaling and Simple Pleasures of Life

An Individual’s Search for Solace: Becoming a Mountain was a Special Narrative

In a scene from the movie Seven Years in Tibet, Heinrich Harrer (played by Brad Pitt) and the Dalai Lama (played by Bhutanese actor Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk) get into an intimate conversation. The latter asks Heinrich what he likes most about climbing. Henrich pensively answers that it is the simplicity that attracts him to the … Continue reading An Individual’s Search for Solace: Becoming a Mountain was a Special Narrative

Let the Grownups Learn Some Magic: The Secret Garden teaches you how

This children’s classic reminds me of miracles that I, as a child, used to believe are for real, that I always thought were accessible in the blink of an eye. Then I realize how as an adult, rationality has become our way of living, cynical we often are, doubting the good things that come our … Continue reading Let the Grownups Learn Some Magic: The Secret Garden teaches you how

The magical things in our daily lives: Ruskin Bond’s A Book of Simple Living has heartwarming tales to tell you

In a simple language that also reflects his austere way of life, Ruskin Bond has delightfully shared the wisdom he had learned along the way, few memories from his childhood, the daily encounters with his surroundings and the people in his book, which is a collection of his notes - A Book of Simple Living. … Continue reading The magical things in our daily lives: Ruskin Bond’s A Book of Simple Living has heartwarming tales to tell you

“May love find you when you least expect, where you least expect”

I am standing on a quay while the twilight scatters a pinkish hue in the sky. I see fishermen’s boats on the horizon – few tiny black dots on the sea, seeming larger with time as they return to their land, after a hard day of work with plentiful sardines, bass, and other catches. I … Continue reading “May love find you when you least expect, where you least expect”