Program 366b: Correspondent in India; World of Madhur Jaffrey; Chaos, Italian Style
Release Date: 08-12-2023
BBC reporter Nick Bryant gives us a personal look at India as he discusses what he learned about its society while he was stationed in New Delhi. Then Indian-born actress Madhur Jaffrey shares childhood memories from the last days of British colonialism. Plus, friends from Italy tell Rick how they cope with their country's everyday chaos and offer tips for handling surprises you may encounter on your Italian travels.
- Journalist Nick Bryant, author of "Confessions from Correspondentland: The Dangers and Delights of Life as a Foreign Correspondent" (Oneworld)
- Actress Madhur Jaffrey, author of "Climbing the Mango Trees" (Vintage), "Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation" (Ebury Press) and "Seasons of Splendour" (Puffin)
- Ann Long, tour guide based near Sorrento, Italy
- Cecilia Bottai, vintner and tour guide, based in Orvieto, Italy
- Nick Bryant has been based in Delhi and New York as a correspondent for the BBC. He now resides in Australia, and writes for the Sydney Morning Herald.
- Nick describes his life as an international journalist in his memoir "Confessions from Correspondentland: The Dangers and Delights of Life as a Foreign Correspondent."
- He's also written "The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a Great Nation Lost Its Way."
- Nick recommends Outlook India as a popular magazine dealing with current affairs in India.
- Madhur Jaffrey was born in Delhi on August 13, 1933. She's known as a travel and food writer, TV presenter, and for her many roles in movies and TV shows. Madhur's book of myths and legends from India is "Seasons of Splendour," and her mouthwatering memoir of childhood in India is called "Under the Mango Trees."
- Outlook India has articles and photos of "the snack of wealth," that you might still be able to find offered on the streets of Delhi.
- Fodor's tracks some of the planned transit strikes this summer in Europe.
- Cecilia Bottai's family winery near Orvieto is called Tenuta Le Velette.
Pgm 366 Haiku awards
Among redwood trees
in Armstrong Grove. We look up
and keep looking up.
— Claire J Baker, Pinole, California
La Alberca's pig
who bums around for morsels
in the Spanish square
— Roy Barnes, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Is the one time I wanted
— Shelly DeLeon, Astoria, Oregon
Up above the world
Puddles of colors below
If I could just jump
— Cecilia Mazanec, Winter Park, Florida
"How you're old?," he asks.
Wonder how sound I to him?
Language gap is vast.
— Michael Venn, Mokpo, South Korea.