Zafar’s epitaph

The following poem was written by Bahadur Shah Zafar as his epitaph. (there is some controversy as to the authorship – but I will treat this as legend) In Urdu Lagta nahiin hai jii mera ujray dayar mein Kis kii banii hai aalam-e-na-payedar mein Kah do in hasarataun se kahiin awr jaa basen Itanii jagah…… Continue reading Zafar’s epitaph

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Dalrymple Reading

Went to Dalrymple’s reading today. And was totally blown away by his talk. Rafi singing Zafar: Hindi Song Title: Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hun Hindi Movie/Album Name: LAL QUILA Singer(s): MOHD RAFI Hindi Lyrics: Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hoon Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hoon Na Kisi Ke Dil Ka…… Continue reading Dalrymple Reading

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Michael, Liam and Malte

This is my note to you about the impact of the New Endeavour grant students from India (NID-National Institute of Design) upon our course next semester. Info first: 1. There will be 12 students, extra students, in the program ballotting process. 2. These are all semester 7/ year 4 students – in their penultimate semester.…… Continue reading Michael, Liam and Malte

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Michael and I caught up

Michael Trudgeon and I had a chat yesterday. Even as Veronica stayed locked up in a dark and empty factory waiting for help. Very CSI feel to the conversation. I almost heard steps, and the chainsaw in the background. And if I hada remote would have liked to have clicked on an ariel shot of…… Continue reading Michael and I caught up

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Reading and Writing

(Reproduced Post to PhD Design this morning) For writing – the activity of Reading is useful too. And in the corridors here we usually hear that students these days dont read. Therefore and quite incidentally I offer two points for discussion from my experience this semester: On Reading: I am teaching a 12 Credit course…… Continue reading Reading and Writing

ABC series on STUFF

I had a trial interview today with Cynthia and Karen for the ABC series on Stuff. Michael Trudgeon had put Wendy Harmer on to me. (Have to call Michael) And I got to show Cynthia ( while Karen fiddled with the equipment) the Spending habits video. And then talked for 17.XX minutes about things, material…… Continue reading ABC series on STUFF

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Footy Match

Saturday dawned – hectic and exciting. Brenton had set up a program for all of us – Iain, Soraya and I – join him and Leon in going for the footy match. It was Collingwood versus Carlton. And my first at MCG. Iain is into footy in a big way, and is doing auskick. Soraya…… Continue reading Footy Match

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