Saturday, July 30, 2005
Of biting and chewing!
I am back from Ecuador. The image of the country lingering in my mind is that of beautiful high mountains, roads snaking around them, in the middle of round lakes that I feel are spent openings of old volcanoes. The guidebook does say that the road going down from Quito to Cuenca is lined with old spent volcanoes. Another lingering image is that of so many child workers, cleaning shoes, in workshops, selling by roadside. And yet another image is of amerindian persons wearing traditional dresses. I wanted to be photographed with them and discovered to my pleasure that they thought I was kind of exotic and wanted a picture with me. So when I took out my camera, they also took out their cameras!
Riju is here.
Day before yesterday I accompanied him to Venice. I love going to Venice but it was so hot! Here are some pictures - two from Ecuador and one from Venice. The title of all the three pictures is "Waiting for clients"
Friday, July 08, 2005
Bombs in London
11 September 2001 was worse since that day I was supposed to travel to Lebanon while mummy was traveling to Washington. My flights were first diverted to Milan and later I was sent back to Bologna while mummy had been diverted to Canada and for days we had no news about her. The global village brings with it new forms of terror and anguish.
In the picture, side entrance of Liverpool station on 5th July evening.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Bent nail syndrome
It seems that the northern province of Treviso, close to Venice has the distinction of being the Italian capital of persons affected with this disease. It is also well known among orthopaedic surgeons in USA where it is also called Texas syndrome since it seems to affect the Texans more than any one else.
The disease affects middle aged men, between 40 to 60 years old, especially those who are away from home, staying in a hotel for the weekend and especially those who use viagra. The Italian doctor with largest experience about the disease says that it does happens mostly with men who have younger girl friends, who try to impress them that they still have the vigour of younger men and want to try more exciting of kamasutra positions. It does not happen with wives since there one tends go by habbit, in the usual positions.
You must have guessed by now, what is the disease. A fracture of the penis. The doctor goes on, the men are often asking that their wives should not be informed, though it is difficult since the plaster cast makes it difficult to hide!
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