On his birthday, let’s see the world through Ruskin Bond’s window

Ruskin Bond Birthday Interview
Sitting at an altitude of 7,000 ft, a tiny space has become home to India’s celebrated author Ruskin Bond who’s turning 86 today (May 19). | Illustration - Immayabharathi K | All photos by Prabhu Mallikarjunan
“To me as a writer, the mountains have been kind. They were kind from the beginning, when I left a job in Delhi and rented a small cottage on the outskirts of the hill station. Today, most hill-stations are rich men’s playgrounds, but twenty-five years ago, they were places where people of modest means would live quite cheaply.”
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