Visitors from India, including 57er Sunil Sahani and his wife, Kamal. Just for a day, but it was a great feeling to entertain one more Cathedralite here.
(photo to be posted later)
But today, my pleasure to wish Deepak Kaikini on his 61st birthday. This blog may be posted a bit late, but I did send Deepak a birthday card from all 59ers.
I have given an update to the Cathedral site about us 59ers. But I feel that I may have got all the House names wrong. So if you could send me the Houses that you were in, I would be pleased to make sure that the site reflects the true values for our class of 59. I think our list is the most complete. The only problem is that we seem to have a few which need to be corrected. We seem to have had 3 Singaras in our class. There were two already listed, but I only remember Rattan, so I added his name!! I corrected a few names which were misspelled, Sethi was listed a Vinay instead of Viney, etc....
If you want to find the email address of anyone on that list let me know and I will be pleased to oblige.
My other visitor to Finland was a Bangalorean, Anil Anathakrishna, who many of you may remember as the teenage-wonder of the 60's who later developed the world's first electric bicycle using the battery from his father's car.
Do visit his web site
which is the new company he has formed in Finland to launch his great range of electric scooters into Europe at a price which is almost half a conventional scooter here in Finland. I have invested a few bucks in his company in my grandchildrn's names as this guy, in my opinion, needs all the support to get his petrol free and pollution free technology off the ground.
No doubt, people in the scooter business, like our own Rahul Bajaj (54er), probably have an electric scooter ready to take off, but it would make a huge dent into their whole marketing set-up as well as their sales when a service free scooter, petrol free, pollution free hits the market.
I have been driving this great Finnscoot around for over a couple of months and now I have given it to a friend's 16 year son to drive it around in the Finnish forests to sort of smash it up so that we can really see how these scooters will take the hammering that young scooter drivers normally give their scooters.
I have produced my first movie using photographs taken by me when my friend Kamu put together the scooter in March and later taken by Anil during his last visit to Finland. The music is Freeplay and called "Walking The Dog". The last clip is from a video taken by the digital camera.