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Hind swaraj, Gandhi Jayanti, Ruskin Bond, Mahatma Gandhi

How Mahatma Gandhi can still show the way

Once Gandhi is read as a scientist who used his body as an eternal test tube, the idea of satyagraha acquires a different kind of vitality.

ART & CULTURE

 |  10-minute read
Bollywood, Stree, Pari, Ruskin Bond

From 'bhoot' to 'chudail', Bollywood's 'spirited' tryst with the supernatural!

We're exploring the labyrinth of Bollywood ghost stories, one creaking door at a time!

ART & CULTURE

 |  -minute read
India, Children literature, Landour, mussoorie, Ruskin Bond

On his birthday, my ode to Ruskin Bond

Children's favourite author turns 84 today.

ART & CULTURE

 |  15-minute read
Literature, Writers, Writing, Ruskin Bond

The interview that Ruskin Bond called his finest

In a way, people who indulge in literature are trying to cheat mortality.

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

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Books, Confessions of a Book Lover, Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond's Confessions of a Book Lover can make anyone fall in love with reading

The rare romance of reading can lure anyone.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Books, Shimla, Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond on the novels he loved most as a young boy

[Book Extract] My winter holidays lasted three months, and I spent most of my time reading, listening to the radio, or going for lonely bicycle rides.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Ruskin Bond, Arundhati Roy, Books

What to read in 2017

A list of titles to look out for in the new year, from all publishers, big and small.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Ruskin Bond, Jaipur literature festival, JLF2016

Ruskin Bond spills the beans on love, life and more at Jaipur Literature Festival

The writer talks about his first kiss, running away and bookstore mischief.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Deoli, Children's Omnibus, Mussoorie, Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond: Mussoorie, love and the 81-year-old

Love and longing, and the author's treatment of the two subjects have held many captive for more than half-a-century.