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France

A short break in France has been very relaxing. We spent a quiet weekend in the Lot in the silence of Grezels. From the window we could see the castle on the hill as the sun went down. The evenings … finish reading France

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France

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The Olympic Games

I have been watching the Olympic Games on television nearly all day. It’s more than watching some athletes or divers competing. It’s more like watching the whole world taking a step forward on the spiral ramp of evolution. The entire … finish reading The Olympic Games

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Pondicherry

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Oxford

We decided to go to Oxford to make the most of the fine summer day which had been predicted. The main purpose of the visit was to see the Picture Gallery of Christ Church College. We had been planning to … finish reading Oxford

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Poster in the Underground

Today I saw a poster in the Bond Street Tube Station which really caught my attention. It was a part of the campaign started by a charity called “Changing Faces” which wants to create awareness about the pain and suffering … finish reading Poster in the Underground

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London in bloom

Summer is here at last. The long days, women in flowery skirts, pretty sandals, people sitting outside at cafés, men in T-shirts, all announce that the season has changed. The trees in our back garden, which were so bare until … finish reading London in bloom

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The Actors’ Church

The Cherry Blossom Season has started in Tokyo and we are missing it. So we decided to have our own Cherry Blossom viewing in London. Yesterday we went to see the two large cherry trees at the Actors’ Church at … finish reading The Actors’ Church

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Discovery at Foyles

Yesterday I was in the children’s section at Foyles, the famous bookshop. One of the things that continues to fascinate me in London is the way children’s sections are decorated to make the young readers feel relaxed and completely at … finish reading Discovery at Foyles

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Girish Karnad

Last night there was a talk at the Nehru Centre given by Girish Karnad. This was the first time that the Ravi Dayal memorial lectures were being held and so to a large extent the purpose was to acquaint the … finish reading Girish Karnad

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April 2008

Waking up this morning I was surprised to see the snowfall. Wasn’t this the first week of April? What would Chaucer say if he came back to this world? He would have to make a few corrections to his words … finish reading April 2008

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Spring, London

Only once in four year we get to see the 29th of February but this year there is the added celebration of the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Auroville. The Golden Day was celebrated here too in London in … finish reading Spring, London

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Soft Powers

The crowds at the Nehru Centre on the evening of the 17th August were not for the exhibition on Sri Aurobindo which was being held on the ground floor. No, they were, in fact, for the talk that was going … finish reading Soft Powers

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Apples, London

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Front Garden, London

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Open Gardens Day

We had been looking forward to this open garden day for an entire year having missed it the last time. Organised by the Mapesbury Residents’ Association, the Open Gardens Day was held on Sunday17th June 2007. Coming from India, the … finish reading Open Gardens Day

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Sweet peas, London

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An Evening in London

Last night we went to a delightful programme at the Nehru Centre in London. When I read the programme I didn’t know what to expect. It said “Conversation with Sharmila Tagore”. I made up my mind to go because I … finish reading An Evening in London

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Road Safety

We live in an age where we have stopped to marvel at all the extraordinary things that happen around us. This is mainly because what used to be extraordinary has become common and within easy reach of everyone. The only … finish reading Road Safety

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Montreal Exhibition

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