Mr.Bond, you are 78 years old and how is that you make your stories interesting for children? ran the question during interaction with Ruskin Bond after he completed reading out from his latest book of poems.
Another went like this, Mr.Bond, Like you I also write stories in my exercise book and must say my hand writing has improved now. I want to know how to publish them.
The third asked, Are the characters in your stories real?
As the audience were enjoying the spontaneity with which children were asking the author questions, one from the audience literally stood out though all for the wrong reasons as we couldn’t make out whether it was a statement he was making or a question he was asking. But Bond retained his cool and sense of humour throughout the event.
At the launch of 3 E’S OF TRAVEL.
There was a pleasant surprise . The mike was at its best behavior, without emanating any squeaking sounds as is common in a meeting whether it takes place in five star hotels or in reputed halls. The unpleasant part was a couple of mobiles were buzzing and promptly their owners were speaking into them unmindful of the impression they were creating among the gathering.
At MMA Meetings
My husband and I prefer to sit in the first row at the meetings expecting that we wouldn’t be distracted by the ringing of mobiles or the snoring of members present. But it was not to be. The man sitting next to me was all the time talking on his mobile as the meeting was in progress and ignored my request to either switch it off or talk outside the venue. When his neighbour on the other side gently suggested to put the blessed instrument off, he did but was continuously engaged in sending smses. I could see the helplessness on the faces of office bearers at his act and only later came to know the reason for it. The man was a high official in the Government !
n.meera raghavendra rao