Tuesday, November 27, 2007

16th Meera Memorial Lecture concluded

This is a pointer to the post on Nanopolitan on the 16th Meera Memorial Lecture.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I meet Guenther Grass

Not one for airport stories, but this one is too good to pass up. Here I am standing in the line for the flight to Lisbon at Paris CDG when I see this person who is all too familiar. He notices that I am staring at him; a minute later couple of schoolgirls encircle him and get his autograph. Yes, it is Guenther Grass. I go up to him and tell him that he is very famous in my country and give him my card. He thanks me and introduces me to his wife Ute. Then they get into Business Class and I am off to economy that is the end of my meeting with the great writer. I did ask him if he is coming to India again and he said that he would like to. He said he was there two years ago. Keep watching this space for more European physics workshop updates.