Geneva Diaries #18*

Morocco Letters 1, 2 &3 Tue, Apr 6, 2010 Dear Purnima, Where are you ? ! !  Have you been kidnapped and spirited off to a desert harem somewhere in the Sahara ?  I miss hearing from you ! Hugs, Roger Roger Stevenson Fri, Apr 9, 2010, Dear Roger I am at the airport inContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #18*”

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 Connaist-tu la poésie de Ronsard ?  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 wonderfulContinue 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 #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 # 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 #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 #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”