When you read this, I’ll be in India after a gap of seven months and three weeks. It seemed twice as long.
Things that you take for granted as a routine part of life will be a luxurious new experience for me in India. Read more
The more I travel in small-town China, the more I miss India and the more I marvel at India.
Technically, the small Chinatown concept is not always correct to describe the places I’ve been. But I can’t stop using the phrase because the biggest Chinese boomtowns with multibillion-dollar GDPs seem confined to a small world. Read more
What defines a happy city?
Ahmedabad was by no measure India’s happiest city a year after the Gujarat earthquake of 2001 killed over 20,000 people. I am writing this blog on my first evening in Chengdu, China’s ‘happiest city’ according to a survey out last week that excluded Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou from the top 10 happy Chinese cities. Read more