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newOde to a Maestro 31-01-2007
Back in the 1960s we did not have much by way of entertainment- computers were yet to be imagined by someone , TV was somewhere around but certainly not in Kalimpong or even in India. The only way of being "connected" was thru a wheezy transistor radio.
If I had an addiction those days, it was tuning onto the BBC and listening to Alistair Cooke's "Letter from America". In every 15 min session he would weave a fascinating tapestry of American life, exploring politics, social change, war and so on. He dotted his discourse with wit, sarcasm and used English like a master craftsman that he was.
I am glad to know that much of this superb journalist's work is available on this BBC website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/letter_from_america/default.stm). Donít have a look..you might get addicted!
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