Day 30: A Day in Delhi
But, to be honest, I may have to spend some time in Delhi in the next few months. This is one city I haven't spent time in. May be, I shall become comfortable with time. I did not take any time to love Mumbai, its rather unmissable human energy inevitably impresses. But, may be, Delhi is like that aloof girl in school who would not say Hi, till the day you came first in class and all changed. So be it.
I think the highlight of the day's news is how Toyota went from one in a million defects to more than six million defects at the same time. Bad for Toyota, but I hope they will survive. They have a responsibility to the world to save it from terrible American cars. However, this crisis will be potentially life-threatening for another American industry, the Toyota gushing management book industry which may find few takers now. Actually, it is a good thing: how many business books can one buy about just one thing - Toyota's commitment to quality.
The other news involves our Little Hitler in the neighbourhood, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the newly reelected Sri Lankan President. He has now set out to sweep the opposition out - sacking Generals, getting journalists abducted etc. I am getting confident that he will do to Sri Lankan democracy what he did to Tamils, steamroll it. He seemed to have taken some tutorials from the Burmese, and is certainly keeping cosy with his Chinese friends, and will soon be invited to join the illustrious group of Asian dictators who killed more of his own countrymen than mosquitoes.
So, I am still steadfast on my plans to do a couple of Asian years some time soon. My plans got a bit of a bounce when I made some progress in Delhi, and with some help from my company, I should be able to finally turn the tide, and get my hands free to do things that I do better than crisis management.