Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quasimodo says, "The Horns, The Horns"

I'm on my second day where I feel relatively jet-lag free.  This is as good a time as any, to mention what is different about Traffic in Bangalore.  There seems to be a whole new (but not all new to my experience) rules for traffic navigation.

What's My Beef with Bangalore?

So, I have been in Bangalore now for five days, but something happened two days ago, that I was a bit surprised by...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bangalore and Rain

Went for a walk (more on that after the jump).  So, back in the hotel... watching TV.  There's an advertisement for a women's beauty product that seems to promise itself as a skin lightener.  I thought of this as crazy (even though Indian friends of mine have mentioned this before), so while writing this paragraph, I found a blog describing skin lightening products for men.  Of course, products that market to a 'better self-esteem' are popular everywhere, but ... from a Politically Correct US viewpoint, it seems very, very wrong to promote skin lightening.

About that walk.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Among The Indians

For the first time, I'll be going to India soon.  I leave at the end of this week, and I'll be back just before Thanksgiving.  I'm very excited and very nervous about this trip.  It seems that this will be a major part of my career development.  It will also be chaotic working hours, as I'll be meeting with different departments that work all different hours of the day.  Many are suggesting that I try to work UK hours, due to the natural overlap that GMT possesses, but alas, I'm already in meetings that will start at 9:30 local time, so .. that probably won't work.  At least not for my first week.