Geneva Diaries #36*

Kerala Women, Equality, Geneva Auto Show, Chamonix, Vagabond and A Midsummer Nights Dream Bonne journée internationale de la femme ! ! ! Dear Purnima, Just wanted to wish you a Happy Women’s Day.  I heard a report on the BBC yesterday of a state in India (Kerala, perhaps) where it was forbidden for women toContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #36*”

Geneva Diaries #35*

Le Magicien d’Oz and Gruyeres, The Southern Langurs, Universities and Cyber Nation States 2/23/11 Dear Roger, It was wonderful to catch up with you earlier today, I’m afraid I rambled on incessantly pouring out every bit of my heart and mind as though there was to be no tomorrow. But, as you know tomorrow hasContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #35*”

Geneva Diaries #34*

Poetry and Prose from The East and The West, Kalidasa, The Soldier, Oscar Wilde, Mythology Greek and Indian, Naga Sadhus and Evangeline 1/15/11 Dear Roger, It was fabulous seeing you the other day. I felt closer than ever before, like a best (boy) friend (the girl one is taken) or even family, perhaps a pastContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #34*”

Geneva Diaries #33*

Assange – Journalist or Spy, Language – Hindi/Urdu, I Kissed a Girl, Laws in The Real and Cyberworld Dear Purnima, I find I’m missing having a nice, long chat with you.  It’s been ages since we last went for coffee.  Let’s try and get together next week sometime.  I found this video about the waterContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #33*”

Geneva Diaries #32*

Dinner, Gods and Demons, Paris, Property, Cyberlaw, Assange and Tom Dispatch 12/11/10 Dear Roger, It was my pleasure to have you and the family join me at home for dinner! I do hope we can plan a repeat upon their return from their around the world adventures. The dinner provided me with endless ammunition forContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #32*”

Geneva Diaries #31*

In the Belly Of The Beast – The UN and Modigliani – The Spy Museum and Snowden 12/02/10 Dear Roger, I revisited Coubert and l’Origine du Monde, and discovered that the art did not quite fit, the lines, the colors were somehow not really me. I would like to introduce you to Modigliani, an artistContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #31*”

Geneva Diaries #30*

Art, Sexxx, Censorship – L’Origine Du Monde 11/18/10 Dear Roger, Really looking forward to the much anticipated sushi meal and can’t wait to check out your kitchen, a true labor of love! I also wish to show off my current avatar, David Coverdale, I now have the hair, the swagger the attitude (all minus theContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #30*”

Geneva Diaries #29*

Tech Troubles, Vagabond(er), Marche des Huguenots, Centennial of the 19th amendment- Women’s Right To Vote 11/01/10 Dear Roger, It was wonderful as usual to see you last week, and as usual I was thrilled you enjoyed my cooking. Unfortunately, the rest of the day didn’t quite unfold as I had planned, we didn’t tour theContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #29*”

Geneva Diaries #28*

Delhi Commonwealth Games, The Punjabis, Dalrymple, Unani, India and The Search for Spirituality and Composite Culture 8/15/2021 Today, on August 15th, India’s Independence Day, I wish to share this snipped from my diary-letters to Roger showcasing the fabulous composite culture of India reflecting the Idea of India. 10/03/10 Dear Roger, Thinking of you on thisContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #28*”

Geneva Diaries #27*

Language and The Presumption of Innocence – OED Online – Le Chat Qui Parle 8/28/10 Dear Roger, Another visit to the video library and another struggle with movie titles, do help!  I just saw an English movie, one which we had recently watched, called “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt”, titled in french as “Presume Coupable”! Now,Continue reading “Geneva Diaries #27*”