Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Where In The World? No 35 #India

Where in the World? is our occasional series in which Adam, The Daily Constitutional’s Editor is logging the locations of his London Walkers.

“We meet people from all over the world, and I thought it would be fun to map them out to create a picture of where our London Walkers (and Daily Constitutionalists) come from.

We’ll be breaking it down by English and Welsh counties, Scottish regions, Irish provinces, U.S States, Canadian provinces, Australian states, European, Asian, African and South American countries.”

Today we're adding India to the map! 

A few weeks ago I was joined on the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk by an old friend – or repeat offender as I like to call 'em – a London Walker who had joined me on a previous walk. 

In this case, however, my Walker was not only joining us again but repeating the same walk! I must have done something right the first time around!

He was part of the team that had re-launched the famous Royal Enfield motorcycle in the UK – a famous name in the world of motorbikes now made in India. The Royal Enfield people joined us with a gang of international journalists on a Rock'n'Roll London Walk during a trip that also included a visit to the famous Ace Cafe in North London and a bike ride to Brighton. I recently read that the re-launch was such a success that shifts have been doubled at the plant where the bikes are made. I like to think our Rock'n'Roll London walk contributed to their success!

India in London

The most famous Indian statesman of all has to be Jawaharlal Nehru. Widely regarded as the political founding father of modern India, he was Prime Minister of India from 1947 - 1964. He trained to be a barrister here in London at Inner Temple, and lived at Elgin Crescent in the Borough of Kensington from 1910 - 1912. His bust…

… can be found outside the Indian High Commission in Aldwych.

(Nehru featured on our Political Top Trumps series last year.)

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