Geneva Diaries #13

Goa and the Rickshaw driver, Madhubala in Manhattan, The Crane and The Magical Lake 12/24/09 Dear Roger, Greetings from Glorious Goa! Sun, sand, surf and gooood smoke, a constant 30 degrees…it could not get better! I absolutely have to bring u to my universe, this little Indo-Portugese haven on the west coast of India, even ifContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #13”

Geneva Diaries #12

Big Macs – Geneva – Met Maya’s Dream , Tocqueville US Penitentiary System and Minors Kids Apps – Dire Straits 11/21/09 Dear Roger, I have been yearning to write to you, but what do I write about this very grey, dull, uneventful week that “Flu”. Yes, multiple bouts for the kids and listless, unproductive, house arrest for me! Unfortunately, this week thatContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #12”

Geneva Diaries #11

ALL THE SONS OF GENEVA–EMIGRANTS TALE – PIRATES – DONNER PASS 12/07/09 Dear Roger, There is much excitement all around, and we seem to be in the center of it all. Geneva is celebrating its annual festival L’Escalade, where the Genevois repelled a surprise attack on the night of December 11th, 1602, by the Duke ofContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #11”

Geneva Diaries #10

Tagore 17 Years, Alice, Art and Maths, Millennium, Wanted: Dead or Alive 11/21/09 She used to call his name  M- – -…M- – -…m- – -… Dear Roger, As the 21st of March approaches, I look back on the 17 years… I wish to share with you a poem by Rabindranath Tagore (Lipika) translated byContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #10”

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”

Geneva Diaries #6

The Black Pearl, Jack Sparrow, The Case For Polanski, Yet another collage pour moi et pour toi 9/28/09 Dear Roger, I saw a fabulous movie this weekend which immediately lifted my spirits, Good Morning England a “must see”! Its about a band of rogue DJ’s broadcasting their music which was scandalous and unacceptable to the establishmentContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #6”

Geneva Diaries #5

Indiana Jones, Inspector Clouseau, Nadir Shah, Tavernier- The Eternal Quest for the Kohinoor 8/13/09 Dear Roger, It’s bubbling up and bursting out to rival the jet d’eau, tell me how u like it? Jet d’Eau Geneva at Nighttime: I wish to persuade you that my life has not always been a dead end, and I amContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #5”

Geneva Diaries #4

Randomness and The Black Swan Servitus  8/12/09 Natalie Portman as The Black Swan: Dear Purnima, Wow, Talk about a random event – I just found this email in my spam box.  It is the first and only time that an email from you has been dumped there. Totally fascinating that you should relate Black SwanContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #4”

Geneva Diaries #2

Musee d’Ethnographie -Geneve 7/20/09 Bonsoir Purnima, Excusez-moi de vous écrire si tard, mais nous avons regardé toute la soirée l’investiture d’Obama.  C’est un moment historique:  Vous l’avez regardé ? CNN has had live coverage of all the events since about 4:30 this afternoon. We even ate in front of the TV to be able toContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #2”

Geneva Diaries #1

Roger’s Early Letters, The Indus Valley Civilization and an American Story 12/8/08 Dear Roger, Thank you so much,I am sure its because of my very special french teacher! I hope I am able to keep it up. I also eagerly look forward to meeting V and learning sushi from him. Thanks for contacting him with myContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #1”