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RECOLLECTING his earlier trips to the city of Mumbai, may not be the best thing for him to do, but nevertheless author
RUSKIN BOND does so.
The visits were momentous events in his life then but now he is able to look at them with his characteristic sense of humour and in a typically disarming fashion quips, "Well, the city still has a lot of trees." But then that is Bond at his best and coming from a leafy pretty hill station where he has chosen to spend his life, with his adopted family, he claims that he has no "desire to live in a city."
But adds that in today's market driven world it is necessary "to make those few trips" Bond, whose book, The Blue Umbrella, has been made into a film, said that as he aged, he is 71 now, he could look at the world and himself differently. "Then I was very serious about myself but now I find the world funnier." said he adding, "I am very fixed on my afternoon siesta so when people do come home in Mussoorie and its in the afternoon my family tells them sorry Mr Bond is in Bombay," chortles the writer.
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