Tag Archives: India

India freaks on the hippie trail in the high sixties…

Back in the late 1960s my mother Julia Callan-Thompson was  in the countercultural jargon of the time an ‘India freak’; a drop-out obsessed with the ‘mystic east’. Among my mother’s extant papers are a number of letters she sent while … Continue reading

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Narendra Modi, toxic alcohol & the cult movie “Street Trash”

After the mass protests last week and demands for the resignation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political gangster Narendra Modi, I’ve been checking out the follow-up reporting.  The demonstrations were a spontaneous outpouring after more than a hundred people … Continue reading

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Julia Callan-Thompson & the swinging London film scene

I imagine there must be many autobiographical accounts of working as a film extra in London in the sixties, although I can’t recall reading any. Looking at the film industry from the bottom up strikes me as considerably more interesting … Continue reading

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More on the death of King Mob’s Chris Gray

In the past couple of days I’ve found some more online pieces about the death of Chris Gray. I’ve also come across blog talk of a Guardian obituary that was supposed to appear on 21 May; there is no sign … Continue reading

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