Ruskin Bond’s My Favourite Nature Stories teaches about little pleasures of life

Tiny flowers blossoming through the cracks of neighborhood walls; dandelions thriving in the wilderness; water streams, making their way to a distant lake, shaping the terrain and sculpting the rocks on its path; trail of fallen leaves on that morning mountain hike; and the warmth of the afternoon sun on a cold wintry day—don’t they … Continue reading Ruskin Bond’s My Favourite Nature Stories teaches about little pleasures of life

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

Unaccustomed Earth: A Book That will Rekindle a Part of Your Life

Sometime back, I came across this piece in The New Yorker magazine. It was an interview with the Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, on writing The Boundary and few other works in Italian. I read the narrative, which she had translated into English. I am glad she did. Perhaps, I would have never known her … Continue reading Unaccustomed Earth: A Book That will Rekindle a Part of Your 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

The Fountainhead: Worshiping Man’s Greatest achievements and the Spirit of not giving up

Recreating a seminal work like this is a tough business. It stands as an extraordinary entity of its own – like a standalone giant monolith. Like Stonehenge, if I have to give you a visual idea. Published in 1943, rejected by twelve publishers, The Fountainhead was ahead of its time – whether in regard to … Continue reading The Fountainhead: Worshiping Man’s Greatest achievements and the Spirit of not giving up