Geneva Diaries #44*

Women and Choice, French Films, Geneva Blockbuster, Jack and Gilles 5/29/11 Dear Purnima, Are you back in Geneva again ?  I hope you had a wonderful time in London. See anyone or anything totally fascinating ? I agree that the male dominated societies in which we live insist on making choices for “their” women, choicesContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #44*”

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 #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*”

The Ballad of The South

Privacy and The Right to be Forgotten, Cyberlaws, Revolutionaries, France-Pondicherry, Pirate Ships-SMS Emden, WWII , Tiger-RAF My Letters To Suchi #69 – The Ballad of The South From: Purnima Date: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 Subject: The Ballad of the South and To Forget or Not to Forget Dear Suchi, Before I wrap up for thisContinue reading “The Ballad of The South”

Geneva Diaries #17*

6 Blind men and The Elephant – Grislidis Real Geneva – Strasbourg – Cult of Mithras 3/28/10 Dear Purnima, On my way back from an incredible weekend in Zermatt, your classic and quaint alpine ski resort with the misty mysterious Matterhorn looming in the backdrop. The skiing was incredible, and I met a charming Parisian whoContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #17*”

Geneva Diaries #16*

Villa Pondicherry – Cyberlaws – Wanted Dead or Alive – Women Equal Pay for Equal Work 02/09/10 Dear Roger, I sitting down to write on my new desk in my new room. Yes, things have been juggled once again and I am where I started off…Snakes and Ladders I guess, but all i want toContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #16*”

Geneva Diaries #15

 Hafiz and Rosnard et 69 Année érotique  1/28/10 Dear Purnima, Just when all but the highest piles of snow on either side of our driveway had melted, everything is white again this morning.  I must admit that it is incredibly beautiful, but it always makes driving interesting. Saw a wonderful film on Serge Gainsbourg lastContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #15”

Geneva Diaries #14

Indian Mythology, Temples and Spiritual Journeys, Vamana, Jatayu, Servetus, 9/11, Privacy and The New Social Contract 1/16/10 Dear Roger, We last left off in Goa, the Indo-Portugese paradise with swaying palm tree, blue beaches and white washed churches. At that time, despite Murakami lying besides me, I opted for Dawkins whom I relished but couldContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #14”

Geneva Diaries # 8

Arundhati Roy, France, US, Sex, Kamasutra, Khajuraho, Tale of Genji, Catalan Cutie 10/16/09 On Fri, Nov 6, 2009, Roger Stevenson wrote: Dear Purnima,  What a fantastic email, and no, I am not overdoing it when I say that you have many of the same traces of brilliance in your writing as does Arundhati Roy.  WhileContinue reading “Geneva Diaries # 8”

Geneva Diaries #7, #9

Geneva, Romania, Privacy, Pirates Manifesto,Magritte Museum, Rahu Ketu, Diwali and Diderot and d’Alembert 10/08/09  Dear Purnima, I feel like I’m still floating in a sea of neglected chores and catch up after being gone for four days, and that after wading through the throngs of tourists in Barcelona on Sunday afternoon.  We did catch aContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #7, #9”