The Eiffel Tower

3 August, 2011

Walking through Paris, the City of Light, one late June evening, I passed by the Eiffel Tower. As it stood majestically above me, I wondered  what inspired Gustave Eiffel to come up with such an outstanding design?  How did it all come together?  It must have been quite a project! So, I decided to conduct a virtual interview with Gustave and  ask him how it all came together. By going to the…

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Paris- An Inside View

24 April, 2011

What comes to mind when you think of Paris? Is it sailing down the River Seine, going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, enjoying a drink in one of the many cafes, or maybe walking along the Champs Elysees? There are many great places to see, but I visited them with a special purpose in mind. I wanted to write a book called the Amazing People of Paris. The good…

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Amazing People and Places

17 March, 2011

  As I travel around, I search for places where people have done amazing things. In Paris, I went to Montmartre where Edith Piaf amazed people, as her emotional voice resonated through the streets. I then went to the Eiffel Tower, developed by Gustave Eiffel, and looked down on the Arc de Triomphe commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte. On a visit to New York, I went to the Hudson River, named after…

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London to France

16 October, 2010

On my recent tour round the world, I visited London. It is a place I know fairly well, as I lived there for three years and a place I have been to on many business trips. While there, I completed my book Amazing People of London. It is a series of interviews with people who made London what it is today. So, I went to the house of Charles Dickens…

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New Year Celebrations

31 December, 2009

What will you do in 2010? More of the same or something new? I plan to launch a series of books on Amazing People. One is called Amazing Women and features 21 of them who made their mark in outstanding ways. Another one is called Amazing Americans and features people from the spheres of music, science, politics, business and art. We will also launch our cities series with the Amazing…

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Paris from the Eiffel Tower

15 December, 2009

Each time I go to Paris, the Eiffel Tower draws me like a magnet. By going up the steps, or riding in the lift, I gain a marvellous view of the City of Light. Far below the tourists sail along the River Seine enjoying the sights. To the north is Montmartre, where Edith Piaf started her career singing in the streets. In the other direction is the Latin Quarter. The…

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