Monday, November 3, 2008

It's all about growth and education in India

It's amazing that on Friday one can be home in Meadow Vista, CA and then two days later in Delhi, India driving to the Taj Mahal. From the comfort and ease of home to the excitement, heavy population, and totally different culture from flying half way round the road. I get one day off before working and chose to go to the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort of Agra. 50,000 people a day visit the Taj Mahal and at one moment, I think I was in touch with all of them as we struggled into the Taj to view the tomb replica of the Emporor and his favorite wife. Its a beautiful place and we were here today in relatively great weather...90 and clear.

The drive to the Taj Mahal pounds home the breadth of life in India, from
to here. And both of these were once someone's dream.

The one thing that really captivated me today though is that there are so many institutes. On the 220 km road from Delhi to Agra, we would pass a technical institute or a hotel management school or some medical school or even little kid schools and private schools. This country is definitely into educating its people. And everyone is an entrepreneur, whether it is a child dancing for rupees, a man with bulls that demands payment to have your picture taken with them, to your guide, to..... This is a very vital, growing country.

1 comment:

DragonQuilter said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start. Can't wait to see more as you travel and work!