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They will rebuild the ancient ruins.....

I'm getting more forgetful as I get older. And I forgot to mention in yesterday's blog that I was writing it after having been awake, apart from a cat nap on the plane and an hour grabbed in the early evening, for 36 hours. I was more comatose than tired. I hope it made at least some sense. I eventually turned the light out at about 12.30am knowing that I had to be up at 6.30am for there to be enough time for a quick bite of breakfast.

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Starfish

You know the story. A man is walking along a beech when he sees a young boy surrounded by hundreds of stranded starfish that have been washed up by the tide.  He picks one up and throws it into the waves.  "Why are you doing that?" asks the man, "It won't make any difference."  The boy stoops and picks up another and, tossing it into the sea, replies "It will to that one."

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Mumbai Musings

Remarkable. There's actually something more affluent about Mumbai. Kolkata seems a more egalitarian city. There are fewer signs of wealth. Poverty everywhere. Most of the taxis are 1960's Austin Ambassadors held together with gaffer tape and ferrous oxide. Here they are little Hyundais.  Some parts of Mumbai actually look presentable. 

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Great Train Journeys of the World

It's just gone 7.00pm here and it's been a very full day which seems strange as back home, on sporting Saturday,  England haven't yet beaten Italy at rugger, in the footie Ipswich have yet to kick off against Fulham and in the cricket (which doesn't have a silly nick name) England are getting ready to beat Australia.  Oh well, two out of three ain't bad. 

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Ian's Trip To India

Quite a day so far. Arrived in Kolkata at 5.30am local time (12 midnight UK).  The Lord sent me an angel at Heathrow, the Jet Airlines booking clerk who managed to find me the best extra legroom seat on both legs (no pun intended!) of the journey.  It was like business class without the business.  Guess that's just class.  

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