Mumbai (Bombay) Archives

February 1, 2007

Getting Around India

The guide books suggest that the authentic way to travel from city to city in this country is by train. Doesn't make much sense to me. Especially since my time here is limited, going by air is relatively cheap and much more efficient in terms of time. The flights are cheap by Western standards (especially on Jet Airways, which I strongly recommend) though the trains are really dirt cheap! The problem with trains is that they take forever and present another level of hassles, especially travelling on overnight journeys.

After a pleasant flight, I arrived in Mumbai, dealt with some more taxi agro, and settled into a nice hotel complex that doesn't seem near anything--in fact, though it's technically in the city, it's surrounded by milk-producing farms. Anyway, it's quite comfortable here and I've got the Internet up and running (though it's a rip-off here).

February 2, 2007

Getting Caught Up With Work

The Internet enables me to do some serious telecommuting! Tonight I set up and distributed all the entry materials for this month's New England Interscholastic Squash Championships while sitting in my hotel room here in Mumbai. In the morning, I will continue electronically surveying Choate student-athletes to complete the process of evaluating their coaches. As far as most of the recipients of my messages know, I could be sitting in my office in Wallingford. This is truly the flat world that Tom Friedman describes.

Song Of The Day #33

My favorite Elvis song: "All Shook Up."

Elvis Presley - Elvis: 30 #1 Hits - All Shook Up

February 3, 2007

So Long India, Hello Egypt

Getting ready to head to Cairo in just a few minutes. I'll update when I can from across the Arabian Sea.

Song Of The Day #34

This won the Oscar for Best Song a few years back; it's Annie Lennox singing "Into The West" from the last of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

Howard Shore & Annie Lennox - The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Into the West

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