Calcutta Cinema & Cemetery

Through the shining streets we walked, down alleys and lanes.  Did Kolkata disappoint ?  What do you think ?  We were pondering the big issues and contemplating tiffin. Came back to the muddy earth just briefly before our heads were plunged into the glittering Stars again in the shape of the fabulous Park Show House. […]

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The hand that shook the hand…that shook the hand, (and other brushes with fame.)

Primitive customs, memories of skin cells and metaphysical degrees of separation collide when we consider the strange case of the man that shook the hand…that shook the hand. I know dear friend, for I AM that man. But don’t reach for your guns.  Not just yet anyway. Most people collect stamps, coins, bottle tops, scalps, shrunken […]

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The Incredulity of Thomas

St Thomas the Apostle, Doubting Thomas, is said to have founded the Catholic Church in Southern India in 52 AD. There he toiled and tarried, preached and propagated, performed numerous miracles Had a number of hairy escapes from badmashes intent on  doing him a bit of no good And made himself useful in many ways. […]

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Joyce Haskett

We have been quiet and will be for a while longer for our hearts lie with our beloved Mother, Joyce, who, after starring in our lives and shining light and love and laughter into the dark corners of many hundreds of other people’s lives has left us at the age of 93.  The good may […]

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The Western Ghats

Beside the Konkan and the Malabar coasts a lush mountain range lies festooned with tea and coffee plantations, pineapple and rubber farms, speckled deer, giant bananas and tiny weeny monkeys, small towns on precipitous heights, wild elephants, stucco plastered churches that loom over you from atop seriously high hills. Statues of saints, gurus, priests and […]

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