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Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: 30 quotes on love, life, happiness by iconic writer(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial/thedelhiwalla)

Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: 30 quotes on love, life, happiness by iconic writer

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 12:43 PM IST
  • Happy birthday, Ruskin Bond: As India’s most loved storyteller turns 87, here are 30 beautiful quotes by him on love, life, friendship and happiness which will convince you that there is still some beauty in the world despite all the conflicts and lives being lost
Even though we are trying our best everyday, in such difficult and testing times, it is natural to give up and breakdown at many levels figuring a routine for oneself.(Unsplash)
Even though we are trying our best everyday, in such difficult and testing times, it is natural to give up and breakdown at many levels figuring a routine for oneself.(Unsplash)

Henry Miller, Jodi Picoult, Kurt Vonnegut: Notable writers on writing, discipline and their daily routine

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Living in the times of lockdown: Here’s what these famous writers had to say on the art of writing, their daily routines and what they do that gets them through on a tough day at work. Read on.
In 1962, American writer and poet Sylvia Plath and her husband, Ted Hughes (also a successful writer), decided to take up beekeeping.(sylviaplathpoetry)
In 1962, American writer and poet Sylvia Plath and her husband, Ted Hughes (also a successful writer), decided to take up beekeeping.(sylviaplathpoetry)

Sylvia Plath, the beekeeper, Leo Tolstoy, the chess player: 5 writers and their fascinating hobbies

Hindustan Times | By Srishti Jha
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 06:41 PM IST
A throwback to the times when our favourite writers lived and had fascinating hobbies. Ayn Rand collected stamps, Emily Dickinson baked, Jack Kerouac enjoyed inventing fantasy sports, Flannery O’Connor enjoyed practising aviculture and H.G.Wells enjoyed war gaming. 5 writers and their lesser-known hobbies.
Here’s all you need to know about the riveting writer of Bell Jar and other works.(File Photo)
Here’s all you need to know about the riveting writer of Bell Jar and other works.(File Photo)

Remembering Sylvia Plath: Here’s all you need to know about the riveting writer of Bell Jar and other works

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The American poet, novelist and short-story writer is best known for her published collections The Colossus and Other Poems, Ariel and The Bell Jar.

Minister Naqvi dons writer’s hat with aim to promote harmony

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:00 AM IST
The story revolves around the fortunes Ghazala and Shalini, both daughters of religious leaders belonging to different communities.
George Orwell became a democratic socialist and developed a strong dislike for totalitarian political systems such as Soviet communist regime.(ILLUSTRATION: Rushikesh Tulshiram Gophane)
George Orwell became a democratic socialist and developed a strong dislike for totalitarian political systems such as Soviet communist regime.(ILLUSTRATION: Rushikesh Tulshiram Gophane)

George Orwell: Prolific writer, essayist, critic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 03:20 PM IST
This renowned English author and essayist was famous for the novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949). His works continue to be popular 70 years after his demise.
The litfest movement in India springs from the pioneering JLF. Starting as part of another festival in 2006, and becoming a stand-alone event in 2008, JLF has grown into the world’s biggest literary festival(Prabhakar Sharma\HIndustan Times)
The litfest movement in India springs from the pioneering JLF. Starting as part of another festival in 2006, and becoming a stand-alone event in 2008, JLF has grown into the world’s biggest literary festival(Prabhakar Sharma\HIndustan Times)

What litfests mean to writers and readers | Opinion

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Litfests perform the very important function of promoting reading. In this visually-saturated era, when many think that television has killed books and radio, it’s important to keep both of them alive to stimulate our imagination
Amrita Pritam had prophesied her heir to be a writer of next generation.(Instagram)
Amrita Pritam had prophesied her heir to be a writer of next generation.(Instagram)

Amrita Pritam had prophesied her heir to be a writer of next generation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Present-day students want to know Amrita Pritam as a poet and a prose writer, dismissing all extraneous trappings, including her love life much highlighted by the media.
Oscar Wilde’s first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel and most successful work, was published in the Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in July 1890.(ILLUSTRATION: MOHIT SUNEJA)
Oscar Wilde’s first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel and most successful work, was published in the Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in July 1890.(ILLUSTRATION: MOHIT SUNEJA)

Oscar Wilde: The Irish literary legend

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 02:29 PM IST
Wilde was closely associated with the leading lights of aestheticism, an intellectual and art movement that preferred aesthetic values than socio-political themes in areas such as literature, fine art and music.
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Amish

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The Writer At Large

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 06:32 AM IST
The best-selling author who took over the directorship of the Nehru Centre on October 1 found himself presiding over the numerous events that had been organised to celebrate the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Five books to add to your bookshelf
Five books to add to your bookshelf

Brunch Book Challenge: Five books that writers are reading this month

Hindustan Times | By Samreen Tungekar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 11:14 PM IST
From Toni Morrison’s compelling essays on race to rediscovering Thomas Harris’ book without Hannibal, authors share the one read they’ll devour this month

A new ray of hope for regional writers

Mumbai | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 05:33 PM IST
Actors Rasika Agashe and Zeeshan Aayub, are the brainchild behind Sanhita Manch, that allows writers the chance to convert their stories into plays.
Mahasweta Devi was affectionately called the Mother of the Sabars as she had worked for the rights of the Sabar tribe in West Bengal.(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)
Mahasweta Devi was affectionately called the Mother of the Sabars as she had worked for the rights of the Sabar tribe in West Bengal.(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)

Mahasweta Devi: Writer who Defied Injustice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:43 PM IST
A prolific writer whose popular works include Hajar Churashir Ma, Rudali and Aranyer Adhikar, she was also a committed activist who took up and fought for several causes dear to her heart and advocated rights for many marginalised groups.
Lawyers for Natasha Tynes filed suit against publisher Rare Bird Lit., Inc. in Los Angeles County Superior Court, saying the company breached its contract and defamed the Maryland author.(Picture Courtesy: Goodreads)
Lawyers for Natasha Tynes filed suit against publisher Rare Bird Lit., Inc. in Los Angeles County Superior Court, saying the company breached its contract and defamed the Maryland author.(Picture Courtesy: Goodreads)

Writer sues publisher for $13 million after losing book deal over a tweet

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 12:40 PM IST
In the lawsuit, Tynes’ lawyers say the company’s inflammatory statements forced their client to temporarily flee back to Jordan with her family because they endured weeks of online harassment, including death threats and racial slurs.
Divyansh Sharma’s first directorial venture “Graffiti” has won more than 30+ awards across the world at various film festivals.
Divyansh Sharma’s first directorial venture “Graffiti” has won more than 30+ awards across the world at various film festivals.

Can’t expect an accurate representation of Indians from non-Indian writers in Hollywood: Divyansh Sharma

Hindustan Times | By Abhinav Verma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 11:33 AM IST
In a conversation with HT City, actor Divyansh Sharma talks about his humble beginnings, his award winning movie ‘Graffiti’; and shares his thought on his attempt to rebrand Indians in Hollywood.
Author Amish Tripathi says he isn’t comfortable with too much visibility.(Photo: Amal KS/HT)
Author Amish Tripathi says he isn’t comfortable with too much visibility.(Photo: Amal KS/HT)

Don’t tell your boss, ‘Get lost, I’m gonna be a writer’: Author Amish Tripathi

Hindustan Times | By Prannay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 04:28 PM IST
The man behind the Shiva trilogy — India’s fastest selling book series ever — and the ongoing Ram Chandra trilogy, author Amish Tripathi talks about the importance of pragmatism, independence and hard work for becoming a successful writer.
Among those who received notices were Simon Martin, 55, a poet from Vasai, who used to edit a monthly magazine for Christians; Marcus Dabre, 78, among others.(Representative Image)
Among those who received notices were Simon Martin, 55, a poet from Vasai, who used to edit a monthly magazine for Christians; Marcus Dabre, 78, among others.(Representative Image)

Code of misconduct? Palghar cops send preventive notices to writer, activist

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ram Parmar
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Among those who received notices were Simon Martin, 55, a poet from Vasai, who used to edit a monthly magazine for Christians; Marcus Dabre, 78, a writer of social issues, and founder of an environment-based NGO; Janata Dal leader Dominic Gonsalves, social activist Dominica Dabre, among others.
Like fitness seekers who buy the shoes and download the apps, writers motivate themselves with their fancy diaries and writing software(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Like fitness seekers who buy the shoes and download the apps, writers motivate themselves with their fancy diaries and writing software(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: A quirky take on how writers write

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 01:22 AM IST
Coleridge used opium. Hemingway alcohol. Dickens did it standing up. It’s interesting to read how writers get their writing done!
Writer Janice Pariat with her books at her Delhi home.(Photo by Sambit Dattachaudhuri courtesy the author)
Writer Janice Pariat with her books at her Delhi home.(Photo by Sambit Dattachaudhuri courtesy the author)

Living on the shelf: A writer reacts to Marie Kondo’s advice on how to trim one’s personal collection of books

Hindustan Times | By Janice Pariat
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 12:14 PM IST
Tidying expert Marie Kondo set off a storm among book-lovers when she suggested keeping less than 30 books.
Author Nayantara Sahgal’s invitation was withdrawn after protests from political groups including the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on inviting a writer in English to a Marathi literary meet.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Author Nayantara Sahgal’s invitation was withdrawn after protests from political groups including the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on inviting a writer in English to a Marathi literary meet.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Marathi Sahitya Parishad: Pune-based writers criticise withdrawal of Sahgal’s invite

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 03:25 PM IST
On Monday, however, MNS chief Raj Thackeray expressed regret over the opposition to Sahgal by some members of his party.
Alok Nath had filed the plea for bail application in the Dindoshi Sessions Court on December 14, last year.(HT Photo)
Alok Nath had filed the plea for bail application in the Dindoshi Sessions Court on December 14, last year.(HT Photo)

Mumbai court grants bail to actor Alok Nath in rape case by writer

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 06:38 PM IST
Amidst the #MeToo movement, the writer had narrated her horrifying ordeal in a Facebook post in October. She was the writer and producer of teleserial in the 90s, in which Alok Nath played a lead role.
It is that time of the year when festivities take the centre stage and we all gear up introspecting about how the present year went by and how the year ahead works in a better way.(Shutterstock)
It is that time of the year when festivities take the centre stage and we all gear up introspecting about how the present year went by and how the year ahead works in a better way.(Shutterstock)

Top 10 beautiful Christmas quotes by famous writers

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Srishti Jha
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 02:56 PM IST
We bring to you 10 beautiful quotes by famous writers who captured the spirit, beauty and mood of the festival.
Anita Nair is the author of Ladies Coupe, Alphabet Soup for Lovers and Chain of Custody. She won the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award in 2012
Anita Nair is the author of Ladies Coupe, Alphabet Soup for Lovers and Chain of Custody. She won the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award in 2012

Tags like feminist pigeonhole a writer’s identity: Eating Wasps author Anita Nair

Hindustan Times | By Prannay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Anita Nair, author of books such as The Better Man, Mistress, Ladies Coupe, and the noir Inspector Gowda series, says that she is a writer of the human condition.
Sudha Murthy released her 30th book, The Upside Down King in Mumbai recently.(Getty Images)
Sudha Murthy released her 30th book, The Upside Down King in Mumbai recently.(Getty Images)

I am your writer next-door: Sudha Murthy

Mumbai | By Sneha Mahadevan
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 01:58 PM IST
The writer known for writing child-friendly, yet mature stories, talks about why mythology fascinates her; gradual inclination towards non-fiction, and her other side — the movie buff.
Some people are totally, one hundred percent into winter. This post is not just for them. (Unsplash)
Some people are totally, one hundred percent into winter. This post is not just for them. (Unsplash)

Top 10 winter quotes by writers for inspiration this season

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 03:41 PM IST
We bring to you 10 evocative and soulful quotes on winters penned down by famous writers, including Norman Douglas, Victor Hugo and William Blake, who understood the essence of the season.
Stephen Daldry, director and writer of the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series The Crown, will discuss the world’s obsession with royalty.
Stephen Daldry, director and writer of the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series The Crown, will discuss the world’s obsession with royalty.

Don’t miss these authors, events and discussions at Mumbai’s LitLive festival

Hindustan Times | By Jayati Bhola
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Catch Sebastian Faulks, Alan Hollinghurst, Neil MacGregor, at events being held through the week.
Five Pakistani writers to add to your bookshelf
Five Pakistani writers to add to your bookshelf

5 well-deserving Pakistani writers to read

Hindustan Times | By Taha Kehar
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 11:42 PM IST
A Pakistani writer picks five authors from his country who deserve the spotlight and our attention
Gurpreet Sehji received the award at a function organised by Sahitya Akademi at the Tribal Research Institute at Imphal on Friday.(HT Photo)
Gurpreet Sehji received the award at a function organised by Sahitya Akademi at the Tribal Research Institute at Imphal on Friday.(HT Photo)

Muktsar writer wins Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

Hindustan Times | By Sarbmeet Singh, Muktsar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 09:44 AM IST
Gurpreet Sehji, 29, who started writing at a very young age, has already penned down 4 novels and an autobiography.
VS Naipaul began in the 1960s to write about his travels amid the worlds of his fellow colonials.(File Photo)
VS Naipaul began in the 1960s to write about his travels amid the worlds of his fellow colonials.(File Photo)

VS Naipaul: A great writer of many contradictions

The New York Times | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 09:03 AM IST
The richest and most eminently re-readable books of Naipaul’s fiction after “A House for Mr Biswas” include “In a Free State”, an intimate suite of stories concerned with colonialism and the vagaries of power. Set in Egypt, America, Africa and England, it won the Booker Prize in 1971.
Actor Rishi Kapoor would be seen in films Mulk and Rajma Chawal, both releasing soon.
Actor Rishi Kapoor would be seen in films Mulk and Rajma Chawal, both releasing soon.

Rishi Kapoor as Khushwant Singh, a biopic on the writer is being planned

Hindustan Times | By Monika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Actor Rishi Kapoor says that his life is “zero and boring” and that nobody should attempt at making a film on his life, but the possibility of portraying the renowned writer in a film intrigued him
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