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.


revathi said...

hi ananth,

Good to know that you met Gunther Grass. I would have stared at him too! since I would have been reminded to those terrible scenes from the film Tin Drum- like someoe eating live eels and stuff.
well, now that you are in Paris CDG, how about coming to Toulouse?


Anant said...

Hi Revathi,

So nice to see you here. What is your e-mail address? Send it to me at anant at cts.iisc.ernet.in

The trip to Paris was very short and over the strike. This is the teaching semester and so had to get back. Next time I will definitely try to visit Toulouse.

When are you visiting Bangalore?