O what fun! The ‘i’ today Dec 27 has a feature on the huge gathering of fans of the Royal Enfield in Goa. The Royal Enfield is returning to its original home the UK Research in Leicester and manufacture in Chennai/ formerly Madras ! Why is the timing so apt for me? ‘Sculpting the Elephant’ explores the relationship between Oxford born Harry King and Mumbai born Ramma Gupta. Harry is not your typical macho hero but he does something heroic on a Royal Enfield. TE Lawrence called his motor bike Boanerges but Harry gives the Enfield a female name Shakti! Hinduism has no shortage of powerful female goddesses! The UK linking with India in a mutually positive way plays a big part in my life.

- Sylvia Vetta