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
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
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
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
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”
I found Orhan Pamuk's way of writing quite unique. The story, the characters, the history layered beautifully. I loved his style of putting the characters in a first-person conversational tone. Although I had longed to read Istanbul: Memories and the City, I finally picked this book. This is the first time I have ever read … Continue reading My Name is Red
As an adult, when was the last time you did something, unwary of what the world might think of you? Have you ever endlessly stared at the sky in wonder? Have you seen in amazement at your own life taking its course, and found yourself truly caring about something and loving someone deeply? When was … Continue reading Salvage the child in you. Stay in awe. Be a dreamer!
Death to most of us is a brutal subject of discussion. We all have experienced, at some point in time, how the death of someone close can leave us with a wretched empty feeling. We hold this inevitable event in a negative light and I understand why we forbid ourselves to even think, let alone … Continue reading The last days of our life…
A few weeks back, I read a wonderful book by a South Korean writer Sun-mi Hwang. While browsing through countless books at a book fair, this candid title “The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly” caught my attention. I gave no second thought. I instantly bought it. The story is rendered through … Continue reading The Hen taught me few lessons
To remain optimistic, to retain the last ounce of courage and to look for meaning in one’s existence amid difficulties may not sound possible, but they are not distant from the reality either. All these are within one’s powers. There could be times when a man is on the verge of losing himself to his … Continue reading How much suffering there is to get through?