In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Bedtime Stories.”
I grew up on Bengali fiction as a kid, and to be honest my favourite book is “Chander Pahar”, or “Mountain of the Moon” by Bibhutibhusan Bandhopadhay and yes, it did influence me as I grew up. A story of adventure with vivid descriptions of nature, I blame the book for whatever love of nature I do have. It also influenced my walking practices. Somehow, I have always equated walking with a form of adventure, walking through the streets as a form of knowing the place, and falling in love with it.
Also, Shankar remains curiously fresh even after all these years. An inquizitive mind and an impeccable manner is what makes him so dear to me even now.