Tag Archives: Delhi

The Salaam Baalak Street Walk

Let’s be frank – India can be a terrifying place. Recently, a stranger I met at the Sunburn festival in Goa related an interesting story. His friend had apparently decided to visit India; exited New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and experienced a cultural shock so extreme, she took the next flight back to the States. I can imagine though, that if she had waited, taken a deep breath and re-oriented herself; she would have realized that there’s a place [...]

A Case of Many Worlds in One Nation

Melissa Potter, the chief executive of Clarks (the largest privately owned shoe company in the world), recently stated that India, “Being the fastest growing market in the world…is a place no serious business can ignore”. This reality has led to a bizarre dual-society. On the one hand, traditions & values here date back to 3000BC with the first civilizations of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa followed by a series of empires from Greek, Portuguese, French, and Moghul to the British (to name [...]