In Love Among the Bookshelves, Ruskin Bond takes his readers on a journey through his personal relationship with books, from childhood until adulthood. The book provides insights into his literary journey and glimpses into the works of some of his favorite authors. It is a must-read for not only Ruskin Bond fans but also literature lovers in general.
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The Portrait of a Lady is a heartwarming story about a lady who happens to be author Khushwant Singh’s grandmother. This story, coming from the master of character sketching, became a mandatory read for me. To my delight, it rekindled all the emotions that I had for my grandmother during my childhood days. People sometimes become cold on the path to maturity. These beautiful stories remind us to take time out of our busy schedules and care for our aging elders.
Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra comprises 16 engaging semi-autobiographical stories tracing the exciting journey from the master storyteller’s childhood to the present. Ruskin Bond was awarded the most prestigious Sahitya Academy Award for this book in 1992.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first book in J.K. Rowling’s beloved series about a young wizard named Harry Potter. The story takes place in England, where Harry lives with his cruel aunt and uncle after his parents were killed by the powerful wizard, Lord Voldemort. One day, Harry receives a letter inviting him to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he discovers that he is a famous and powerful wizard, just like his parents were.
The Guide is one of the most loved books of Indian English literature. It is authored by the legendary R. K. Narayan, who is undoubtedly one of India’s best novelist and is globally known for his set of work and writing in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi.
Dive into the world of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince with a comprehensive summary and analysis. Discover the themes, symbols, and characters that make this timeless tale a must-read.
The Last Leaf is a classic short story by O. Henry that explores the themes of hope, despair, friendship, perseverance, and sacrifice with an element of surprise at the end.
Paulo Coelho is a renowned Brazilian author and lyricist who has become a household name in the literary world. He was born on August 24, 1947, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began his career as a lyricist and later turned to write novels. He is widely considered one of the most influential and successful authors of our time.
The Gift of the Magi is a beautifully written story, first published in 1905, that tells the tale of a young couple, Jim and Della, who are deeply in love but living in poverty. Despite their financial struggles, they are determined to find the perfect gift for each other for Christmas.
Festivals provide opportunities to understand the culture and build community and belonging. The periodic occurrence of festivals brings people closer. It enriches them through music, dance, story-telling, art decor, and other rituals. India celebrates more festivals than anyone else because of its multicultural society.