For the love of stories

 

The first few minutes after it opens to guests, India Habitat Centre’s Stein Auditorium is full to its capacity. Luckily, there is a huge screen outside, and enough chairs facing it to ensure that most of the audience finds a seat.

The turnout comes as no surprise, really. The reclusive, retiring Ruskin Bond has left the sanctuary of his home in Landour, and travelled to Delhi to deliver what he tells us is the first real lecture of his life — the Penguin Annual Lecture, 2015, on the Joy of Writing.

Excerpt from Swati Dwaftiar’s article in The Hindu- Read more

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