March 16, 2006
A Study In Contrast We just visited India for a great two weeks of vacation (with one quick business meeting thrown in for good measure). The most striking part of the country was its seamless transition between old and new. Bumpy dirt roads and new, gleaming highways give way to each other at random intervals. Streets in many cities and most smaller towns are filled with trucks fighting for space with cows, oxen, camels, elephants, dogs, and donkeys. Ads for cell phones and new Internet cafes are mixed in with storefronts prominently advertising land line phones, since almost no one in outlying areas can afford or has electricity to power an in-home phone. Anyway, if you’re up for a quick travelog on our personal web site, you’re welcome to have a break and visit India with us.