A book is not necessarily a good book if you cannot put it down once you start reading it, or if you can finish reading the whole novel in one sitting or in a few days. Sometimes it can also mean, that in that book there would be no words beautifully strung together which you can savour nor any philosophical truths you can ponder upon.
Here are the first 20 pages of Babar And The Wolves In The Forest.
The book has 40 illustrated pages. It is a coming of age story of one dog’s adventure in the hills of the Himalayas. It is also
a story of friendship between two dogs, Babar and Sheru.
Find out how Babar learn an important lesson in life after a frightening encounter
with wolves in the forest.
Get your copy here.
The ray of the midday sun was blistering as my husband and I went out of the restaurant but we were not minding it at all. We were having an enjoyable Sunday . Also, we just had a delicious Italian lunch and a delectable cheesecake platter for dessert amidst jokes and banter. Hand in hand we strolled along the shops of a popular South Delhi shopping complex. We were about to enter a bookshop when I felt my husband tugging my hand urgently.
” Honey!” He exclaimed. Half of his body was still outside the glass door of the shop.
I turned to look back and saw him greet a woman who was walking past the shop with a tall man.
I was about to greet them also, thinking they were some artist friends of his but when the woman turned her head towards me, I felt a jolt of recognition.
” Oh, it’s Arundhati Roy! ” I exclaimed excitedly. I felt so embarrassed afterwards but still could not believe that I saw one of my favorite authors. You know what a book nut I am. I feel like a groupie of a rockstar band. Arundhati Roy wrote The God of Small Things and Listening To The Grasshoppers. She won Booker Man Prize for the God of Small Things but she gave away the prize money and royalties from the book to a group, protesting about the construction of a dam that will destroy their village. She was also a staunch defender of the Maoist rebels’ human rights which almost placed her life and liberty in danger. As my husband said, ” That woman has balls.” Continue reading “That Sunday Afternoon When I Was Speechless In front of Arundhati Roy”