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With Ruskin Bond

Jan 28 2007

December 7, 2006
Jolly Grant, Dehra (India)

On a day when I failed to make it to the ‘hardly-known’ Pari Tibba (the infamous burnt/haunted hill), the day ended with a pleasant meeting with one of my all-time favorite authors, Ruskin Bond.

On our way to Lal Tibba, we saw Ruskin standing on the narrow lane outside his Ivy Cottage in Landour area. He greeted us with a heart-warming smile and invited us (me and my father) upstairs. My father was very much surprised by how humble such a famous person can be. We sat and talked for a while in his sitting room. As expected it was full of books, old photographs, and the aroma that is ever present in his stories.

Although my main purpose of visiting Mussoorie was to meet Ruskin, I almost would have missed by him if his lunch company hadn’t been late. He was enjoying the Himalayan peaks from the narrow road when we drove up and stopped by the roadside. He said that someone was supposed to pick him up for lunch, but was running late. And lo! Before I could say another word, he invited us to come up for a while to have a chat. I told him that I have been reading his stories for almost 15 years and how I’d always wanted to meet the person whose pen could churn out words so simple, yet heartfelt.

We sat and chatted for a while before a magazine called him from Bombay, wanting to know his 5 favorite Authors. At the end, I asked him to recite a poem and autograph his book, “The Rupa Book of Ruskin Bond’s Himalayan Tales”. I knew that he loved the old American Opera music of Eddy Nelson and Jeanette McDonald, so I had taken their music collection with me from the States, which I presented to him.

To view the photos from my visit, click here

Here is his address: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shayargautam/341188051/in/set-72157601720375012.

Comments So Far..
  • Nikhil 2 March, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Gautam

    I came here through orkut’s Ruskin community and discovered this heart-warming site of yours.
    Thanks a ton for the Bond pics. They are awesome and so clear :)
    Its one of my ardent desires to meet him, which I hope to fulfill this summer.
    The vid is still buffering as I write this..so comment on it later.

    “Despite everything, each morning I look at the birds and the warm sun shining behind the clouds – and I realize that I still have another song to sing – another tale to tell. May be tomorrow, when winds aren’t cold and sun’s a bit warmer, I’ll tell you another story…”

    Hmmm…why do I get this feeling that we are gonna be great friends :)

  • kevin 22 March, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Hi ,
    After meeting Ruskin did you get the feelings he is a lonely man ?and how tall is Ruskin
    Thanks
    Ps love the pics if him love this books too
    Thanks kevin

  • kevin 22 March, 2007 at 11:40 am

    Hi
    After meeting Ruskin did you think he is a lonely man and how tall would you say he is ?
    And I really like the pics of him .
    Thanks
    Kevin

  • Gautam 22 March, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Lonely? Not in this life. He is a truly happy, content, calm, and one of the most humble people you will ever meet. Even though he was running late for lunch he invited us over to his room for a chit chat. We had a good conversation and I’ll visit him again when I’m in Dehra.
    He is about 5″6′ ish tall.

  • Neeraj Tiwari 3 April, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Hey Gautam,
    Like you,I am also an ardent fan of Ruskin Bond and want to meet him someday.
    Can you tell me does he speak Hindi or does he have an Indian accent?
    And what,according to you,I must keep in my mind before meeting him?
    Please reply.
    Keep in touch.

  • niyanta 7 May, 2007 at 7:04 am

    hey gautam…
    it must hav been a dream cum true to meet mr bond in person….
    must say tat u r really lucky…..and the pictures are fabulous…thanks a lot for sharing them…
    i m a die hard fan of bond and really desparate to meet him…u think he’ll meet me….

  • Archana 18 May, 2007 at 12:45 am

    hi i love mr. bonds work on litrature thanks to you to give me an opportunit to know him more

  • Maneesh 28 May, 2007 at 2:26 am

    Hi Gautam,

    Thanks a ton for putting this video for all Bond fans. God bless you!

  • Ritu 28 September, 2007 at 11:23 am

    hey its been fab on ur end 2 put the clips …It must hav been a enthralling experience…

  • Gautam 22 October, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Thanks everyone :) It was a dream come true to meet the Real Rusty!!

  • Sreemoy 9 February, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Hi

    I am very fond of Ruskin since I went to college in 70s. His simplicity and child like comments make him all the more lovable. I wish I could meet him and fulfil one of my cherished dreams.

  • Madhumita arora 18 February, 2008 at 8:38 am

    hi,
    its a pleasure watching this vedio and viewing his pictures. Im a great fan of him. looking at his pictures make me feel like i have actually met him. I have been to his place , gota view from outside only. But i will suely meet him one day. I have written him a letter also, hope to get a reply.

    thankuuuuuuuuuuuu soooooooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Gautam 18 February, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Hope you meet him Madhumita :)

  • eshita 18 June, 2008 at 8:06 am

    can ruskin’s best poems be send to my mail if so plz send b’coz i require them for my project

  • Rishutosh jain ( luckysr ) 3 August, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    i see this video i like it thx…luckysr

  • Rishutosh jain ( luckysr ) 3 August, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    or haan… pls meet this great man to Madhumita arora…mit…

  • sunayana 19 September, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Hi
    Im a lecturer in English and ive read plenty of books by ruskin bond wen i was in school.I cried a lot wen i read love is a sad song .
    Infact i wanted to marry ruskin bond and my friends still make fun of me foe dat. thought i still cherish dat desire bt i know he wil refuse my proposal bt if i meet him i wud try once wen i meet him which i want to very badly. if i fail to meet him before its tooo late i think i will take this guilt to my grave hoping to meet him sand ya also his family
    i wish him all d luck

  • Ashwin 7 November, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Dear Gautam,

    Ruskin Bond is one of my favourite authors, just like you profess as well. I am planning to go to meet him at Landour.
    Could you please send me his postal address or phone number os that i will be able to intimate him about my arrival.
    I would be very grateful if you could send me the information on ashwin.gambhir@gmail.com

    thanks

    ashwin

  • Udita 14 December, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Hey Gautam,
    Stumbled upon your website at random and was greeted with such a pleasant surprise that it brought a smile to my face.I’ve always loved Ruskin Bond and his books have been a constant companion during rainy days by the window.I would have loved it even more if you had asked him questions about the stories behind his poems..i always wondered who he wrote that poem for ‘Its not time thats passing’ …Thanks for the post anyways…maybe someday i will ask that question myself :)

  • Gautam 14 December, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Udita, thanks for visiting. I know, it was kind of a rushed meeting and since he put off his lunch meeting for me, I didn’t want to delay him by long. He did ask me to call up next time before coming so we could spend more time :)

  • Yogesh 27 December, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Hey there,
    I noticed one of people here had asked for Ruskin Bond’s contact info. I would also like to contact him. Is it possible to get his email eddy or his phone number. Is he still in Mussorie? Or moved some place else? Kindly write back ASAP whoever can help with the info.

    With sincere thanks,

    Yogesh

  • Gautam 27 December, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Yogesh,

    Ruskin Bond still cherishes his typewriter and stays miles away from Computers, so no email for him. I will send you his phone number by email. The best way to reach to him is to write him. He still reads all letters. He is still in Landour. Here’s his address:

    Ruskin Bond
    Ivy Cottage
    Landour Cantt
    P.O. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
    PIN – 248179

  • aesha 4 January, 2009 at 9:42 am

    we have Ruskin bond book in our school we have special period for reading that is dear drop everything ans read. I REALLY ENJOY

  • DAKSH 4 January, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I AM FROM VIDYANI VIDYALAYA i also enjoy reading books of him

  • Dhara 7 January, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Hi,
    Thanks for Ruskin Bond’s address!
    Nice pics and video! was really nice to see Pari Tibba in a photo at least :)
    It was a treat. Thank you!

  • deepak 12 January, 2009 at 11:50 am

    hi gautam ‘
    i m a book publisher and i want cont. no. of mr. ruskin bond plaese email & obliged

  • PG 18 January, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Hey can you give me Ruskin Bond’s address?
    I want to meet him too.

  • sharan 10 February, 2009 at 12:37 am

    hi gautam!

    i’m a huge fan of ruskin bond’s too and have been since i was a kid. could you please send me his phone number from mussourie? thanks a ton! the guy’s an absolute legend man! my email id is sharan.bitsg@gmail.com.

  • katha 17 February, 2009 at 1:28 am

    thanks Gautam…for sharing the address:)

  • iqbal 5 March, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    hi gautam!

    i’m a big fan of ruskin bond books and poems. unfortunately, I lived really long time in dehradun but had no opportunity to see him. Could you please mail me his contact phone number. thanks a lot in advance! It would be my dream come true to talk to him.
    my email id is iqbal@tzv.fal.de

  • rekha 26 April, 2009 at 1:24 am

    hey thats gr8!!!!
    fantastic i am a big fan of ruskin bond!!!!!
    this is superb!!!!!!!

  • rekha 27 April, 2009 at 6:04 am

    :) :) :) :)

  • Gautam 27 April, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Thanks for coming by Rekha :)

  • kailash chandra tauk 30 April, 2009 at 1:10 am

    can we think like him if yes thaen we should the generation in the way of his

  • Gurumurthi 18 May, 2009 at 6:42 am

    .. ThanQ Goutam for the address you provided…. That will surely help me to write a word to him…
    Long live the fantastic Writing and thus.. Our Rooskieee…!!!!

  • Abhinab 22 May, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Gautam,
    I really enjoyed about your experience of meeting Ruskin, or should I say THE RUSKIN BOND. He is my most favourite writer;rather the most loved writer of India. He has got an enchanting style of writting and dwells in the hearts of his fans through them. I would request you to give me his address or at least his e-mail ID.
    —A fan of Rusty,
    Abhinab

  • rezwin sha noushad 9 June, 2009 at 7:50 am

    i love your poem tigers forever

  • Dr Milon Mitra 9 September, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Dear Gautam,
    You are lucky to meet Ruskin Bond. But how come you both are wearing red jersey with blue shirt?

  • Gautam 9 September, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    You can call it a Himalayan co-incidence, Dr Mitra :)

  • nrjrotela 10 October, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    h!! gautam
    after read about the ruskin bond i really fan of ruskin bond.

    thank u gautam

  • amitabh banerji 16 November, 2009 at 8:21 am

    I shall be greatful to have a contact ph. no. from Ruskin whom I used to spend some time with about 50 years ago but have lost all contacts. Of course you can please check with him and take his concent.
    THANKS.

  • avantika juyal 16 November, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    i stumbled across this site while searching for a few short stories by him, which i still don’t have. he’s such a lovely person, and his stories are amazing. ur lucky to have met him….thanks for putting up the video for us fans.

    i hope i can meet him next year when i go to dehra. my dad met him, i hope so can i.

    his writing style conjures up vivid images, and whoever reads his stories, can associate him/herself with them.

  • Saket Jadhav 15 December, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Thank u for the lovely pics Gautam.. God bless u

  • Saket Jadhav 15 December, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    hey Gautam,
    Today i guess i have lived my life to the fullest.. After seeing these awesome pics of
    Mr.Bond. I have them everywhere. on my study table, on my cell, on my laptop etc.. It has been my childhood
    dream to meet Mr.Bond. I am an ardent reader of his books since a long time.. I would be grateful to you all
    my life if u could help me realise this dream.. please get in touch with me (saketjadhav1013@gmail.com).
    You are indeed a very lucky man to have met him.. waiting to hear from you at the earliest.. Loads of love and Good wishes.. Saket

  • Manoj 21 December, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Hello Gattu

    You know,Gattu was the favourite word of Yogesh Dhar in his teens hahahahahaha………

    I still cherish those memories of you both.

    It was nice to visit your website again after longtime.

    I wish you some great great moments in life to come.

    Striving for Universal Citizenship

  • Rajeev Malur 29 December, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Hi,

    I met Ruskin Bond a couple of weeks ago myself. I agree with the way you’ve put it forth. He’s been an author whose works we’ve been reading since childhood and standing in his presence at IVY Cottage, Landour was an enthralling experience in itself.

    I couldn’t believe that Mr. Bond was such a humble, modest and nice person. A small thing I’d like to share with this community when I went there. It was December 01, 2009 and the time was around 03:00 in the afternoon. Being winter, Mussourie was cold enough. Mr. Bond was expecting us as I had made an appointment the same morning. As we went in, he was trying to get the electric heater on, which was kept on a pile of books (man’s best friend; after the faithful canine of course). We (my friend and me) helped him get it on and he said, “If not for anything, it’ll provide us light.” That sentence is one which I’ll never forget for life. His sense of humor was so good, which very few people I’ve met or seen have.

    Keep me posted if you hear of any of Mr. Bond’s new books coming up.

    Rajeev Malur.

  • Diksha Jaiswal 10 March, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Dear Gautam,
    I m the biggest fan of Ruskin Bond in the world.Could u pls send me his contact no. and address? Thanks a lot.
    My e-mail address is diksha.diksha.jaiswal@gmail.com

  • CHETNA 16 March, 2010 at 9:48 am

    i am chetna
    iam agreat fan of him please send me his email id
    ilove the story the cherry tree
    bye che

  • Gautam 16 March, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    He does not use email ID. Refer to my pics for his postal address.

  • Khushboo Mehta 20 March, 2010 at 8:56 am

    hi, i found ur post through google..u r so lucky man..can u pls pls give me his postal address, i would love to write to him.. pls do reply.
    m waitin desperately,
    thx

  • akshi 1 April, 2010 at 11:28 am

    hi,i am akshi.

    can you please send me ruskin bond’s phone number , house address and e-mail id at akshividushi@gmail.com.
    i am a big fan of him and want to meet him.

  • Ramu 4 April, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Guatam,

    There was an instant smile on my face after watching the video. I’m an ardent fan of Bond sir and love all his stories and poems especially the Ghost ones. I would grateful to you if you could please mail me his number on this ID:

    ramu.visioncomptech@gmail.com

    Regards.

  • Diptee Raut 8 April, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Hey Thanks a ton Gautam for posting this… you were really lucky to mee mr. Bond
    I tried meeing him butgues was a completely wrong tim n date… so he cudnt meet me… but just fel great bout the fact that i atleast got to ee him… Tanksa ton again for sharing this video… it was really nice

    Diptee

  • Vijay Ramachandran 13 April, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Hey Gautham,

    I would be a very grateful if you could give Mr.Ruskin Bond ‘s phone number. My email address is vijay.fordmustang@gmail.com . You are blessed to have met him in person ,I hope one day I have the privilege too.

  • Sunil 1 May, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I saw your posted video , indeed felt happy at heart.
    Visiting mussorie next month. Hope to find luck.

  • Sthira 16 May, 2010 at 7:18 am

    gautam
    thank you so much for his address :)
    I am writnig him a letter.
    Hope he replies!

  • saurabh chopra 18 May, 2010 at 8:59 am

    hey ,
    wonderful video…….luved it..
    i’m 15 yrs old and aim 2 b an author,
    so i was wonderin if u could gimme his no. too,
    he might b gettin fed up of so many fans callin…
    bt i would luv 2 contact him….
    i 2 lke others m a gr8 fan of u-know-who

    thnk u ever so much

  • Raajeshwari 19 May, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Hi what a wonderful experience you have narrated of meeting the one and only Mr Ruskin Bond.
    Today is his birthday and I have been frantically searching for his address that I got now. Can you please email me his phone number if you dont mind?
    my email id is rashavan06@yahoo.com
    Thanks

  • rashmi 9 July, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Heyy!!
    I know I am late but recently came across this webpage…it would have been great isn’t?
    WEll me a Journalist based in Raipur working for an English newspaper, i have recently seen Ruskin’s column in one of the Hindi newspapers here. And am always hunting for a renowned and influential columnist who could add something nice to serve our readers.
    So the root cause of writing to you is, I want Ruskin’s email id desperately. I wana invite him to write for us.
    Could you share it with me too like you did with others? My email is rashmitina@gmail.com.
    Would be obliged if you co-operate.
    Thanks!!

  • Gautam 9 July, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Rashmi ji:

    Our dear Rusty, as a recall from our conversation in his tiny living room, does not use a computer and stays away from it. He still prefers writing long hand and uses his typewriter sometimes. Hence if you must, write to him. His address is here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shayargautam/341188051/in/set-72157601720375012/

    Cheers,
    Gautam

  • Zeba Momin 13 July, 2010 at 6:54 am

    wow…..that is soooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooool…….. u r lucky ha gautam!!!! hey, if u dont mind, will u send me his contact number?????? thanx in advance!!!! please send it to me at: angeliczee@gmail.com

  • amisha patel 19 July, 2010 at 5:35 am

    u should keep info. on poems by every writers either the poem or the writer is famous or not

  • Aditi Vasu 26 September, 2010 at 12:24 am

    hey gautam….. m cherished to see rusty’s pics n the video n also the way u met him…. can i gt his contact information ? actually we wntd to invite him to our school. Plz reply>>>

  • Denise 28 September, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Hi Gautam,
    It’s really fortunate that you had a chance to spend time with this wonderful writer.
    I’m a writer too and have always admired Ruskin Bond’s works. Could you please email me his telephone no? I’m planning to do to Mussourie in November and would love to meet him. Does he take calls?

    Do let me know if there’s a specific time or something that he meets people or is it by chance?

    thanks

  • Gautam 28 September, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Thanks all. Requested info. will be sent to everyone by email.

  • Neha 7 November, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Hey,
    God bless you for posting Ruskin’s address here. I am planning a trip to mussoorie this november. Can you please mail me his phone number? Please please please..

    Thanks a million
    -Neha

  • Sthira 8 November, 2010 at 8:16 am

    You know, i had planned to visit Mussorie this summer but the trip was cancelled :( It’s a pity, really. I would have loved to, may be not meet him, but at least see the man I admire so much from a distance!

  • akshi 20 November, 2010 at 2:28 am

    hey! its akshi here.
    REMEMBER???????????? THAT ONCE I ASKED U 4 RUSKIN’S NUMBER AND H. ADDRESS?
    oh i got it.
    THANXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A LOT FOR THAT.
    WILL U LIKE BECOME MY FRIEND?
    EMAIL ID:akshividushi@gmail.com

  • Mili 25 November, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Hi,
    I work for a magazine called Knowledge and would appreciate if you could send me his number as we plan to approach him to write a column for our magazine.

  • Mehjabeen Taj 29 November, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Hi gautam,

    I read ruskin bond’s “funny side up” a few days back and I completely fell in love with his style of writing. I wish to write a letter to him. from your blog I received his postal address as
    Ruskin Bond
    Ivy Cottage
    Landour Cantt
    P.O. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
    PIN – 248179

    i just want to confirm if this still holds good. Hope it hasn’t changed. Please let me know. I’ll be really thankful. Also, if you dont mind sharing his phone number, you can mail me at meju_taj@yahoo.com.
    Thanks a lot!

  • Parmita 13 January, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Hey Gautam,

    Really enjoyed visiting your website. The video of Mr Ruskin Bond was a real treat. And thanks for posting his address as well. It was great to know that he still reads letters. Penning down one for him right now :)

    Regards,
    Parmita Borah

  • Yash Thakker 20 January, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Hi
    not the email but can you just give me the address of Sir. Ruskin
    please help me …
    Hope I will get a reply from you and if you can please send me his contact or email address….
    Please help Me….

  • Jay 23 January, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Gautam,

    I am a student from IIT Kharagpur, and a HUGE fan of Bond’s works (my fav – Uncle Ken on a job). Could you please give me his contact number. We would like him as a speaker here at our college

  • Jay 25 January, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Dear Gautam, thnx a lot for the number. Unfortunately, no one is attending the call. I have sent you a mail, can you please forward it to mr. Ruskin Bond, and request him to reply back when he can. I appreciate this help a lot. A very happy Republic day to you. Thnx and cheers :)

  • mridul jain 6 June, 2011 at 11:00 am

    hey please give me ruskin bond’ address and his contact info and email.
    ruskin ‘s fan

    mridul

  • Rishabh 3 August, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Hi Gautam,

    I’ve seen this video. Its good.

    I’ve read one of his stories about 3 friends. The Meeting Pool.
    I personally liked the whole story & its message too. The message : Life Goes On, Come What May / Come What May, Life Goes On.
    I thought, this story should be made into a short film. Yes, we are related to media.
    Can you give me Ruskin Bond’s email id or his telephone number?
    My email is: rishabh@sutradharactors.com
    I’d really appreciate if you can give me the details on how to contact him.

    Thank you,

    Rishabh.

  • arundhati sural 6 August, 2011 at 12:20 am

    the vedios and pictures are a fab.i reade in std.ix. and i am a great fan of him. can you please kindly send me the contact no. of RUSKIN BOND????

  • arundhati sural 6 August, 2011 at 12:38 am

    i am a very big fan of ruskin bond. can you please mail me the cont. no. of ruskin bond? my mail id is diasural@gmai.com

  • Nishit 30 September, 2011 at 7:22 am

    WOW!!! Ruskin Bond was so nice..

  • Nishit 30 September, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Loved Ruskin Bond and everything about him..!!!

  • rashmi 1 January, 2012 at 7:12 am

    hi….
    can i please have ruskin bonds telephone number.
    please send it on siddharthyadav999@yahoo.com
    please please please…………..

  • katherine 13 January, 2012 at 6:32 am

    hey gautam!i am kate(katherine)nyc 2 meet ya!i am an ardent fan of bond and am dyin 2 meet him.u r really lucky 2 have met him.i just came from u s a and u guys r lucky 2 stay in india ……its an ossom country…..ayways ,than u 4 ths vid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

  • shweta 16 February, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Hi Gautam, I am from Delhi and a huge fan of Ruskin Bond and his books and even a bigger fan is my boyfriend, he remembers all his stories by heart and adores him as an author since childhood… It would be a great favour if you can please give me his phone number too, I got the address from your comment above… I know this is an old post and you may or may not be able to help, but this would mean so much to this person I love… and therefore to me if you can help… I will be writing to Ruskin Bond but it would be good have his number too just in-case :)

    your unknown well wisher.

  • Gautam 16 February, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Just so folks are aware..all comments show up in my Inbox as an email and I reply to each one of you.
    Gautam

  • sharmistha 27 February, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks Gautam, thanks a lot for sharing this.

  • sharmistha 27 February, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Gautam, Can you share his postal address? It would be a great help. Thanks a lot.

  • sharmistha 27 February, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Oh I see, you have already shared his Landour’s address.Hope to get a reply from him. Thank you. :)

  • Vedha 21 August, 2012 at 6:16 am

    hello gautam….
    frankly speaking, i am positively jealous of you…what can you expect?!you’ve met my idol!i have been searching left right and center for his contact details, and i know you have received a lot of requests for this, but can you please email me his number? And by the way, thanks a bunch for his address…

    if you do decide to email me, my id is- vedhapoddar@yahoo.co.in
    Vedha

  • Uma 26 October, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Hi!
    It was a treat to see Ruskin Bond reciting poetry, talking to people, and the beautiful memorabilia displayed!
    Thanks for sharing
    Uma

  • Uma 26 October, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I have been an ardent fan of Ruskin Bond from my very young age, since I started reading his poems in Imprint journal that we subscribed. After moving away from India it was not possible to read his poems. Thanks to the internet, we are again “Bond”ing with the works!

  • Shubhra 17 December, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Can you please mail me his contact number, I would like to meet him..

  • jenny roxehill 22 January, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Ruskin is a good guy.I live in Houston ,its been a couple days I came
    in India to visit my pals and most of the books i read is about Ruskin Bond and I feel he has taken place of the best auther

  • Medha 28 February, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Hi Gautam

    Your account of a meeting with Mr Bond is a heart warming read. My friends and I are planning a trip to Landour this March with the special hope of meeting him. Even though your post is quite old I still hope you’ll see this comment and be kind enough to send us
    Mr. Bond’s phone number soon. The id is medha37@gmail.com

    Thanks.

    :)

  • Pushkaraj 6 March, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Dear Gautam,
    You have done amazing work……just one humble request can you send me Mr Bond’s postal address I want to write to him …….please do the needfull thanks in advance!!!

  • sharvanee 29 March, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Thank u for the address!!!

  • sharvanee 29 March, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Thank u for the address!!!!

  • harsha agarwalla 12 September, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Gautam,
    I m from kolkata and actually need your help.I want to meet him.He is my favourite writer.I have searched many websites and called various times i think may be helpful for me….But,its all worthless.So,at last i found ur blog and thought that you can help me in bringing my dream come true.So, i beg you please provide me with the contact details,address and kindly mail me at harsha.agarwallab@gmail.com.

  • Kavya phophalia 13 November, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Ruskin bond for me is everything. I guess in whatever pain I’m , I at once get relieved when I see his smiling face and read his books that I have treasured for yrs. can u share his phone no and address to me . I really wish to write him. I guess half of my journey will be done then. I luv him. Gautam ur seriously so lucky to meet a great man like him. I wish that day soon turn up for me as well. Pls help me

  • Gautam 13 November, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Hey Kavya…sent you his phone number.

  • Jina 2 December, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I did not even ventured close to any of the authors who had specialty for action oriented gadget device kind of novels. I thought the name was enough Ruskin Bond. But, one day my niece whose birthday is on May26th demanded me for a Ruskin Bond’s novel. I was amazed how can a girl of 10 would be interested in this genre, But, I went to a book shop and started searching for his novels. I learnt that time a very big lesson that you should never judge any book by its cover. And, thanks to my niece.. From that day on I was Bond’s fan. Every story hooked me, I lived with every narration and visualized myself in the mountains, flowers and fresh air. I still have to fulfill my inner most desire of meeting him. I sincerely love him. He is the most fascinating author of all times. God bless you Bond.

  • raju 11 January, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Hi Gautamji, I saw the picture you had with Mr. Ruskin Bond. It seems two inner happy, calm, humble and adventurous people who wants to spend their life with nature. Great detailed pictures.

  • Yogesh Sharma 1 March, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Gautam ji – Would highly appreciate if I could get Mr Bond’s contact as well, Loved the video, cant tell you how happy I am just watching it and reading about your meeting. Sitting here thousands of miles away in London, and reading a collection of his short stories ,it takes me back in time to my school days in Dehradun..Rusty is still my favourite. Would eagerly wait for your reply. Thanks

  • Gautam 1 March, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Sent you the phone on your email, Yogesh!

  • Utkarsh Pandey 26 March, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Loved your description. I also adhere the secret desire of meeting this great personality whom i had spent my childhood with. Would highly appreciate if I could get Mr Bond’s contact, Gautam.

    Thanks.

  • Vivi 10 April, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Dear Gautam ji,

    i am a wrier… i visted Mr. Bond in July 2006 n was regularly in touch with him, wishing him on his birthday, etc…Unfortunately i lost his contact when i lost my mobile…Could u plss email me his Phone Numbr? i am dying to talk to him…Thanks a zillion

  • himani 16 April, 2014 at 12:25 am

    hi Gautam…i’m a sufferer of vertical eye nystagmus …
    my life has been very adventurous to me ..i have a lot to share with Ruskin Sir …as it’s my dream …i want him to put down story of my heroic life on paper ….Brother ..! could you please mail me all possible contact details of Ruskin Sir ..as soon as possible !

  • Gautam 16 April, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Utkarsh, Vivi, Himani..just emailed you.

  • Vivi 17 April, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Yes u did, Gautam…there’s no response on dat number…never mind…ur large-heartedness in sharing ur Bond with Bond is much appreciated…n God bless u with His Love n Light!

    i’ve written an article on Mr. Bond for d May issue of the mag i m d editor of…Wud love to post it to u. Plss give me ur mailing address.

  • Vibha 18 April, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Dear Gautam,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful interview. I am planning to visit Mussourie specially to meet Mr Ruskin Bond. I will be grateful if you could share his phone number with me as well. My email ID is vibhamalhotra@gmail.com.

    I will look forward to your email.

    Thanks,
    Vibha

  • saumya 19 April, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    i am in love with mr bond it would be really nice of you to send me his contacts

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