Saturday, April 07, 2007
This was a get-together which just about did not happen. Initially, planned for 30th March evening, my travel agent threw spanner in the works, when he handed me the tickets (as usual, on the last minute!). The Heathrow-Mumbai flight which was supposed to departing "late night" was actually scheduled at 2130hrs GMT (my hypothesis is that the guy must be giving me the Indian time all through)...
In any case, the preponement to 29th March evening had some casualities - being a Thursday evening, some had to drop-out. But nevertheless, we were still about 15-20 people... and so, thanks to Reena Dayal (93PMIR), who hosted the evening, we could finally meet on 29th March in London.
So here are some pix of the get-togther... batches ranging from 91 to 04
By the time, I could make my way back to Oxford, it was 2am and a freezing 1C... but what a wonderful evening! ..worth each moment, meeting, sip and munch :0)
Postscript: Since you have reached upto here, I might as well take the advantage and share this pix also.. of another meeting (by sheer chance) that happened on the sidewalk of Broad Street in Oxford the previous day...
... Meeting the Nobel Peace Prize 2006 winner on the side-walk (he had come to address the Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship, and I was an attendee) is one of those examples of "being at the right place at the right time".... last time it happened with me was when I was born :0)