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 #43*

Jack and Gilles, Law and technology and The Vanishing Saraswati On May 24, 2011, Roger wrote: Dear Purnima, It’s me again with a link  to a great article about DSK.  I am thrilled that someone has finally made the link  between what happened at the Sofitel hotel and what the IMF and other financial organizationsContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #43*”

Geneva Diaries #40*

Lights Out In Wonderland – Le Divorce Like Alice (in wonderland) see me stretched out in this chaise lounge immersed in my pipe dream of a marriage that wasn’t…In this painting by Whistler at the Freer Sackler Gallery in Washington DC, I am Milly Finch. Also see below images of the Cambodian celadon opium jarContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #40*”

Geneva Diaries #38*

Geneva: A Magical Week in Wonderland and Wild Turkeys! Subject: We are off to meet the wizard… The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! Dear Roger Its been such a whirlwind ride that I’ve had no time to think about The Break-In/Burglary on the Boulevard, Trouble/ Theft in Tranchees! My brother is in town with his familyContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #38*”

Geneva Diaries #37*

Zurich, Schaffhausen and The Right To be Forgotten On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 Dear Purnima, How could you even suggest that I might forget you ??? Your last two emails have been really upbeat and positive, but how could it be otherwise after swooshing down the slopes of Chamonix in the shadow of that giant, glacierContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #37*”

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, 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 has been a long wait! DidContinue reading “Geneva Diaries #35*”

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 #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*”