Mao considered me his son: Dalai Lama – Today’s Most Read News!
The Dalai Lama, who is on a public visit to the UK told the Andrew Marr Show on BBC, “He (Mao) appears to me as a father and he himself considered me as a son. (We had) very good relations. The only problem was that on many occasions, when official dinners were held, Chairman Mao always used to bring me to his side” .
He added, “So then as per Chinese tradition, Chairman Mao himself would use his chopsticks to put some food in my plate. So in a way it was a great honour, but in a way I feel little fear… he used to cough too much, a chain smoker, so I might get some germs.”
The Dalai Lama, who fled to India in 1959, said that older Tibetans wanted him to return “as soon as possible before their death” , but other politically sensible people believed that under the present circumstances, he should remain outside in a free country.
DIFFA’s (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design returned to the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center for the 11th year. Once again the most exciting dining environments in town drew support for the Positive Health Program of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute.
A Bay Area landmark, the Tobin Clark Estate, has hit the market. Located in Hillsborough, California, the luxurious mansion with a rich historical significance has been listed for $29 million.