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Peep Peep Don’t Sleep
Author: Ajay Jain
Price: INR 350, US $19.95, UK £11.95
Available at: Ajay Jain’s Blog
My coordinates for this week… Vienna, and staying on Weinstrasse in the middle of vineyards surrounded by restaurants and pubs serving some of the best red wine and wonderful Austrian food (which, I realized is best when it comes to pork) makes a working visit seem like a holiday.
It was a return to Toronto after 9 years, and I found my impressions this time very different from my last visit from when I carried the images of dark, gloomy skies and snow and rain. This time, it was sunshine and visits to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery that temporarily housed the Catherine collection from the Hermitage, a deferential visit to the Niagara (again after 9 years and from the opposite, Canadian side). But what turned out to be best was a walk through Chinatown, and meeting a friend- Gaurav Joshipura- after nearly a quarter of a century…. suddenly I realized that not much had changed !The Bible in arabic script, from the Syrian Orthodox church. Royal Ontario Museum
A feast in a Vietnamese eating place in Chinatown and …
… some imaginative names for a bookstore and a pub, both next to the Art Galley/ Chinatown.