Doing business in India can be very frustrating. There seems to be an overall lack of efficiency. Indian employees are not encouraged to speak up and to think for themselves. They typically have a very formal relationship with their boss and are expected to blindly follow orders. I find that it requires a good deal…Details
My 15 hour flight from Seattle to Dubai was sheer torture. You know you’re in trouble when after the pre flight loading of families with small children the waiting area at the gate is almost empty! I had demon spawn from hell sitting behind me, a toddler screaming and kicking my seat the entire way.…Details
I am writing this during my 24 hour trip home. Our airplane is somewhere over Iceland and the view of the icy mountains below is really amazing.
Just a couple of night ago I had a very fun date with a young Indian man who works in the hotel where I am staying. He suggested we go to Hauz Khas Village. I had no idea what to expect. Turns out Hauz Khas Village is a very unique and fun experience. Picture downtown New Orleans meets The Alamo and Central Park! It is a contemporary shopping center with hip bars and restaurants on the upper floors where you can stare down at the young hip crowd below. Right outside is a huge park surrounding a lake, an ancient fort and an Indian Temple.Details
We left at 5:00 AM on a foggy Saturday morning. Our driver, Pawan, was in good spirits as usual. Carlos, my colleague from Venezuela was very excited to be on his first road trip in India. So it would be just the three of us, but I was grateful for the company. Adventures are always…Details
Working in India has many similarities to working in the U.S. It also has many differences. I can only speak of my experiences so far and it includes working with one of the largest companies in India.
Working Conditions Vary
The building we are in has nearly 4,000 workers. It’s quite modern with lots of glass. It even has a glass elevator, large fountain in the lobby, a huge open courtyard with palm trees in the center, cafeteria and daycare. The bathrooms have bathroom attendants. Directly across the street is a huge pile of garbage and homeless people. It is quite a contrast. The street vendors argue for the best spaces out front and dozens of tuck-tucks await their eager passengers ready to commute home after a long day of work.Details
I have already posted about things I don’t like in India, things that have shocked me and have been very hard to adjust to. So in the spirit of being thankful, here are things I do like. 1. The people here are amazing! I have never experienced such a gracious staff of servers than I…Details