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 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Jim Corbett, Wildlife writing, Rudyard kipling, Wildlife

Wildlife writing is under an Indian transformation. And here are my top five picks

Natural history and wildlife writing in a decolonised set-up has no obvious traps of power. It is instead sensitive, scientific and occasionally, about love.

ART & CULTURE

 |  15-minute read
Rudyard kipling, Shimla, Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond on retracing the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling in the hills of India

[Book extract] Mussoorie does not really figure in the prose or poetry. The Simla Hills were his beat.

ART & CULTURE

 |  1-minute read
Rudyard kipling, Sexism, Masculinity, Poetry

If: A poem on learning to be a man

Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's 'If'.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Shere Khan, Rudyard kipling, Save The Tiger, The Jungle Book

Tiger is the villain in The Jungle Book. No case for conservation

The Walt Disney movie vilifies the animal as menacing and murderous which has to be exterminated quickly.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Rudyard kipling, Mowgli, The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book claws back my childhood

From the trailer, it seems the story has lost its core: morals for kids on how to live life, but nothing will stop me from catching the first show of the movie.