Further perambulations

Just to let you know what’s up, I fly from Trivandrum to Delhi today—the entire length of India—and it’ll take 3.5 hours. In Delhi, some good friends at Jawaharlal Nehru University are giving me a birthday dinner, and then I’ll go to my digs for the rest of my stay: the guest house of the Indian National Science Academy. I’ll do some shopping and sightseeing, and give one public talk on January 4th. Then I fly back home, with my flight leaving at 2 am (!) on the morning of January 5th. There’s nothing like the loneliness of Indira Gandhi Airport in the middle of the night!

Happy New Year to all, and may you have plenty of noms in 2018!



  1. Michael Fisher
    Posted December 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    2,240 km [1,390 miles] – that’s akin to Havana to Chicago by crow. You’ll be able to pre-publish a zillion posts while on that bird ready to unleash on the unsuspecting public!

    I look forward to them

    Happy New Year!

  2. rickflick
    Posted December 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    What will the public talk be about. Will it be recorded?

    • Posted December 30, 2017 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

      Evidence for and opposition to evolution. Not sure if it’ll be recorded.

  3. grasshopper
    Posted December 30, 2017 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Love the pic! Is it Kirk Cameron with Ray Comfort’s banana? My intelligently-designed eyes don’t work so well without refractively augmented intelligently-designed spectacles perched upon my nose, in this best of all possible worlds.

    Have a good journey, Jerry, and a great new year.

  4. Michael Fisher
    Posted December 30, 2017 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    A pro-banana Aussie bat to go with the primate in the pic:

  5. Cindi Deschane
    Posted December 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    After spending 3 months in India, I know that the Indira Gandhi Airport is never quiet no matter if it is daytime or nighttime. I did love every day that I was there.

  6. dabertini
    Posted December 31, 2017 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Happy New Year PCC(E)!!

  7. Mike Cracraft
    Posted December 31, 2017 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    What’s the weather like in India now ? It’s
    bitterly cold here, even as far south as Houston.

  8. Hempenstein
    Posted December 31, 2017 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Meanwhile, somewhere in Trivandrum, a macaque misses the pale-skinned human that gave him part of his banana yesterday and wonders if it was a dream.

    • Posted December 31, 2017 at 9:24 am | Permalink

      And the next generation of macaques will be told of the Savior that came from another world and miraculously produced a banana, even though there were no banana trees nearby….In future millenia a holy place will be declared here by the macacques, and the utterances of the chosen one, the banana-receiving macaque, will be passed on orally, verbatim, and will be deemed infallible…..

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