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Blistering barnacles!

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Met an old colleague yesterday – after 23 long, long years. Blistering barnacles!
Godfrey Pereira, former editor of Society and Island magazines, remains the same – humorous, irreverent, a warehouse of profanity… So much like Captain Haddock in Tintin. And like the comic character, one helluva drinker.
But unlike Haddock, a very senti guy, once the drinks had settled in.
“Oh Raju, it was so sweet of you to take time off to come meet me,” he said over and over again during our five-hour long get-together.
And to the other dozen odd ex-colleagues from Lana/Magna who had taken him out drinking to Dadar. “I am now in a foreign country (USA). It’s wonderful meeting all you guys again. Who knows anything about life? Who knows when – and if – we’ll be able to meet again?”
Photos here.

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Written by Raju Bist

April 14, 2010 at 10:00 am

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