Hardly anyone in India uses subways. Can’t blame people, they’re mostly dark and smelly, and after the sunset, often unsafe. Read more
Last year I went to China. Since I’m not vegetarian, food wasn’t a big issue. So the next thing everyone wanted to know was: How did you deal with the language problem?
Now, language certainly was an issue. After being floored completely by the impressive infrastructure that the country has, I realised that the only real edge we have over China is the large number of people in our country who speak English so fluently (that and of course, democracy, as my more politically correct friends keep reminding me). Read more
On a business meeting in Japan, many, many years ago, my dad found himself confronted with a bowl of soup that had tiny fish swimming in it. He describes it as one of those filmi moments when the clinching of the deal depended on his being able to swallow down those live fish and keep the prospective business partners in a happy mood; so he did. Read more