[A collection of rib-tickling, gently humorous and moving stories…feels like a classic.’—Karthik Shankar, The Hindu Is your school a hotspot for jokes? Do your family members regularly fall victim to pranks? Do ghosts and spooks get you into trouble? Find every kind of funny, crazy, imposs..
Since he was a young boy, Ruskin Bond has made friends easily. And some of the most rewarding and lasting friendships he has known have been with animals, birds and plants—big and small; outgoing and shy. This collection focuses on these companions and brings together his finest essays and stories, ..
Join intrepid heroes and dauntless heroines in their quest for survival against earthquakes, fire, floods and bombs! Live life on the edge with five stories of danger and adventure. Flee with Romi as he rides his cycle straight into the river to get away from a fearsome forest fire, listen in to Rut..
What do you do when there's an earthquake?' asks Rakesh. Everyone in the Burman household has their own ideas, but when the tremors begin and things start to quake and crumble, they are all taken by surprise. Amidst the destruction, Rakesh's family stays strong. But will they survive the onslaught o..
Bisnu finds how dangerous and lonely life can be for a boy who has to leave his home to earn money for his family. As he sets to work on the limestone quarries with the choking dust enveloping the beautiful mountain air, he longs for home more than ever...
The finest non-fiction by Ruskin Bond, a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations of readers, collected in a single volume.A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of the best essays, profiles and sketches b..
A classic coming-of-age story which has held generations of readers spellbound!Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned and has to live with his English guardian in the claustrophobic European part in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home t..
• Why you must pause, look up and out of the window.
• Why a geranium flowering on the windowsill and wind soughing in the pines is serenity
• How rain drumming on the roof can still the mind as effectively as a night of meditation
• How to recognize serenity once you have achieved itThis gorg..
• What is the first rule of love and what the last?
• How can love or friendship be good if it must end?
• Is a book as good a companion as a person?
• Is it sensible to love at all?India’s most beloved writer collects his own observations and those by some of his favourite authors and artists..
• Why be happy and how and why not to worry if you think you are not ?
• Why it is easy to be happy and how you can miss happiness even if it stands before you ?
• How a bird can fill you with joy and how a stranger’s smile can soothe you ?
• Why happiness may not even be the word for what we really..
What can a flower teach us about courage? Or a little red ant?When is speaking up brave, and when holding one’s peace?Why must we look on with suspicion at all that comes easy?What is the ultimate measure of man?Ruskin Bond, India’s favourite writer, draws from his own experiences, and thos..
The new title in the best-selling ‘Little Book’ series by India’s most beloved writer, Ruskin Bond. Where does beauty live? Where should we travel to find it? Is a dawn without birdsong still beautiful? What might we see through the branches of a cherry tree at night? Can we crave the rose if we fea..
Izzy has broken off her engagement to her feckless fiancé Kieran and returned to her childhood home - the sleepy village of Halfhidden. She soon realizes that life in the village is anything but peaceful - for one thing she's living with her mad aunt Debo and her pack of dogs and for another, Izzy h..
‘This much I can tell you,’ writes Ruskin Bond in his introduction to this journal, ‘for all its hardships and complications, life is simple.’ Drawing upon a lifetime’s experience in the hills and small towns of north India, he records the many small moments that constitute a life of harmony—with th..