The School of Oriental and African Studies in London usually holds some very interesting lectures. While waiting to pop into a lecture, I took these photographs.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
There is a rather lonely statue of the Duke of Bedford at Russell Square. I love Russell Square, its surrounded with such a huge amount of history, education and the world. British Museum is a stone’s throw away, SOAS is next door, the Russell Hotel is one side. Lovely place. And its full of squirrels. The cafe is a bit manky, but a nice place to while away some good times. At one time, the Duke of Bedford owned some serious chunks of real estate around here and this statue was erected. Now, besides some pigeons and some weird boys like me, he is forgotten.
Monday, November 28, 2011
One of my very old friends from Indore, Rashmi Sahi, who is a Professor of English Literature in HK, popped over to London and took the opportunity to interview Sangeeta for her book. Here is the interview if you are interested to read the article. Here are some of the photographs I took. We had lunch outside in the lovely summer sun and then the girls settled down to have a nice natter.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
This was a charity trip. We were running a stall at the Middlesex Auto Show where we had a variety of stuff like hand prints, lotto and stuff. Good stuff, we made a fair few quid and then Barclays, very very kindly, doubled the donation. How nice of them indeed.
But before I popped into the stall, I took some pics.
First is this extraordinary machine.
A Lamborgini Countach. One of my dream cars from my childhood.
I am not a car enthusiast, I have to admit. The idea of getting excited about a means of transportation leaves me a bit cold, but that doesnt mean that i cannot admire a good piece of engineering. It was a nice afternoon and all for charity, so good stuff. Happy with it.