I am planning a dinner get together of those who know him; this will be on 17th evening. The venue is yet to be fixed. There will be a small subscription for dinner. I am thinking of Madras Race Club, but if others have better ideas, please let me know so that we can finalize.
Please keep your calendar free on March 17th evening and look out for details. If some of you want to accompany him on 18th, please let me know.
I will receive him at the airport on 17th and take him to the hotel. That afternoon he can do some shopping or visit local sights--local guides are welcome.
The next day (18th), a trip to Kapaleeswarar Temple, St.Thomas Mount, Santhome Church, Dakshina Chitra may be on the cards. If some of you want to drive him to these places, please let me know.
He leaves on 19th morning 10am to the airport for his Bangalore leg (19th to 22nd). So, if some of you want to drive him to the airport, that is also fine.
He will first arrive in Ahmedabad and then move to Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkatta, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad before flying out to Spain.
See you all then.
Sankaran P. Raghunathan, PhD