Jalsa, Mumbai Nov 9, 2013 Sat 7 : 03 PM
Back from the clime, from the leisure of sanctimonious solitude, from the stillness of silence, from gentle green pastures, churches, temples, palms, vacant drives … into the hustle and bustle of the cityopolis !!
A moment here and travel again to the nostalgia of another – Kolkata ! The opening of the International Film Festival there and the attachment of the several formative years spent in the early 60’s …
But more of that later .. perhaps after it is all over ..
For now the promised event at Goa in pictures …
some talk of India and the fascination he had with the ‘tika’ on my forehead and whether it was the same as the ‘tika’ that married women wore in the parting of their hair … his very attentive daughter, who was thrilled to be with the tigers in Ranthambore Game Park in Rajasthan ..
quite a collection this .. the one in the black hat Tarun Tejpal the owner of Tehelka and the organiser of THINK .. to his right the lady in the printed dress is the wife of the great writer Dr V S Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, who is seen in grey hair in the reflection along with Farhan Akhtar, Ram Jethmalani the prominent legal brain of the country, Rakesh Mehra director of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, Kunal Kohli … and in the reflection too, barely visible His Highness the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Baapji, as he is fondly called .. on mobile, over the shoulder of Tarun ..
Robert De Niro in the house .. right in front of the picture, grey hair, hat in hand ..on the edge of the room …
sunset over the palms ..
live Twitter being broadcast at the venue … awkward with all the accolades !!
On the plane coming in to Goa, my niece Naina sees a unique opportunity as I read the morning papers … I had not realised what lay behind .. errmm … needs straightening .. !!
My love as ever ..