NEW DELHI: “There are numerous youths out there who wish to write,” said author Ruskin Bond in a telephonic discussion with ET. And now, they can learn from Bond himself, whose class on writing is now offered on the online platform Unlu
Bond, who resides in Landour, Mussoorie, is a prolific author and is widely known for his stories and novels that appeal to both kids and adults. Bond said that he typically comes across school and university student interested in composing, who wish to reveal him poems and stories.
“When I remained in school, composing wasn’t a popular choice,” he said. Bond stated that was possibly because writers weren’t celebs at that time because their faces weren’t known. “Now, you can end up being someone popular, like a star or someone in entertainment.”To name a few things, Bond’s class covers his own writing career covering almost seventy years, and the ups and downs he’s faced.In fact, getting a behind-the-scenes view of an artist’s journey and giving students something to get motivated by is what Unlu wants to do through its courses, stated co-founder Vipul Agrawal.Unlu launched last year as a platform where fans could buy celebrity shout-outs. The word ‘unlu’ means well-known in Turkish. This year, the business also started using courses by stars. Up until now, Unlu has released classes by actors Johnny Lever and Manoj Bajpayee, manufacturer and director Shashank Khaitan and Bond. Agrawal stated that the company has another 20 such classes lined up.In his course, Bond will also present kinds of composing such as imaginative writing, fiction, bios and children’s literature. The course will also teach learners how to earn money from composing and explore royalties and arrangements. “It’s no use being romantic and wooly headed. You require to be useful minded too,” said Bond.Bond is known for stories that cover themes like childhood, isolation, love. His work typically weaves in aspects from the natural world, and hills in particular.Bond likewise stated that the phase for writing has expanded now. “A great deal of individuals self-publish too.”When asked if he thought about self-published Instagram poets like Rupi Kaur real, Bond said he had not read any of her work. Kaur, whose books have actually offered countless copies, is famous for her short poems about womanhood and the immigrant experience and has actually been critiqued for composing poetry that checks out like simple sentences with line breaks.”It’s self-expression,” said Bond. “The majority of us like to express ourselves and it is through words and sentences that we do so. What is writing after all but connection with readers?”Bond said he would never dissuade anybody from writing. And while he didn’t believe composing might be taught, one might still end up being a better writer. “You don’t have to write War and Peace or An Appropriate Kid.”Bond stated that while every author is writing for himself or herself, it would assist to compose correctly and fluently and get a command of the language one is composing in. “Else you’ll be composing for yourself,” he said.Bond likewise stated authors shouldn’t get prevented and quit. “It’s because we enjoy reading that we want to compose. Find out more and compose much better.”