Review: Notes from a small room 0
Due to the complete lack of ethics of the indian tech and internet companies government slavery of writers has continued for the last 11 years without being questioned. One citizen has the english language skills, is spending their time writing, yet the government agencies are falsely giving credit and monthly salaries to scammer sindhi school dropouts, cheater, robber housewives like bengaluru shivalli brahmin cheater nayanshree, robber riddhi nayak caro, scammer students, maidservants, caretakers and other frauds who have never spent any time writing in their life, yet make fake claims. These scammer government employees do not even invest in computer hardware, yet the government agencies, tech and internet sector continues to make fake claims while the real writer is criminally defamed in the worst manner, and the government believes the 100% FAKE TEAM STORIES
This highlights how technology is widely used to commit writing fraud in India. Earlier writers would use typewriters which could not be hacked, so the real writer would get credit and payment for the articles he wrote. ‘Notes from a small room’ by Ruskin Bond, is the story of the authors life in Landour and elsewhere. He writes about his struggle as a writer, how he faced a large number of rejections before making a steady income as a writer.
Specifically the book has excellent information about the flora and fauna of the Himalayas, the shrubs, bushes, flowers, tress, animals and birds. He writes how bushes prevent landslides, the mountain streams and the behavior of elephants. Specifically he writes about the smell of the various leaves and flowers, how some of the most attractive flowers have no smell or do not have a pleasant smell.
He also writes about how reading can help a person get cured of his or her illness. While in some places like jails, religious and spiritual books are given to prisoners, autobiographical books are often inspiring. Patients who are ill and remain bedridden because they do not have the strength to do anything are often told to read books. Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat is highly recommended
One of the more interesting aspects of the book is the evil eye or nazar, how negative thoughts can cause losses. Specifically he writes about how negative thoughts can affect the germination of seeds and growth of seedlings. The reviewer has often noticed that her plants are not growing well, while everyone else’s plants are growing well. This is mainly because she has extremely hostile neighbours in Goa, who are always objecting to growing plants and killing them at every opportunity.
Ruskin Bond remains one of the most popular English authors in India, because he has an excellent writing style which is very readable. This book is also written in simple English, so that readers of all ages, can easily read and understand it.
A well written book, recommended for those who would like to understand the life of authors a few decades ago.
Notes from a small room
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher Penguin Books, 2009
Review:The Best of Ruskin Bond 0
The Best of Ruskin Bond is a collection of short stories by Ruskin Bond. The stories have been divided into different categories like Tales of the Macabre, Love and Friendship, From a little room (Essays & Vignettes), On the road ( Travel writings). Most of the stories are only a few pages long and are predominantly set in small town India where the author spent a large portion of his life. Some of the stories are autobiographical, others are related to the his large extended family. Adventures of a book lover is a story which a bookworm can relate to. Getting the juices flowing is a simple story on how taking walks is a very effective way to exercise and get back in shape. Some of the stories involve train travel, which most modern Indian authors do not cover. This author uses simple English which an Indian reader can easily relate to. Reading this book is an easy way to spend free time and to forget other problems.
The Best of Ruskin Bond
by Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Pages : 428