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Ruskin Bond gets his story ideas lying on bed

PTI
Published Jan 27, 2016, 11:59 am IST
Updated Jan 27, 2016, 4:07 pm IST
It was one such dream, a nightmare rather, that helped him build the plot of his latest book 'Rusty and the Magic Mountain'.
Celebrated author, Ruskin Bond, has written stories that are even part of school textbooks. (Photo: Twitter)
 Celebrated author, Ruskin Bond, has written stories that are even part of school textbooks. (Photo: Twitter)

Kolkata: Do you know where does noted author Ruskin Bond get his story ideas from? He just lies down on the bed and ideas flow, whether he is awake or sleep catches on.

"I get my best ideas when I am lying on the bed awake or sleeping. It lets my imagination flow. I have often worked out stories while lying down, but remaining awake. And in sleep, even the dreams can set off a story," Bond told PTI in an
interview here.

 

It was one such dream, a nightmare rather, that helped him build the plot of his latest book 'Rusty and the Magic Mountain'. One night, the celebrated author, who was here to participate in the just-concluded Tata Steel Kolkata Literary
Meet, dreamt of encountering a tiger while reading a book on the veranda of a forest bungalow.

Sharing the story, Bond whose stories are part of school textbooks, said that he kept running around closing all doors and windows, but the tiger finally crashed the door and came inside.

"After that I woke up. Just on time," the 81-year-old said with a laugh. Giving it a twist, he kept this dream in the book just like what he did with many other. Besides being bizarre sometimes, the biggest problem with dreams is that we forget most of them, said Bond who has written works like 'Room on the Roof', 'The Blue Umbrella', 'Funny Side Up', 'Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra' and 'A Flight
of Pigeons'.

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