Back in Bangalore, where the warmth, blue skies (okay, sometimes grey from pollution), and flowers in bloom contrast with the snow and cold in Buffalo. Back to ads to visit Taiwan and Kenya instead of Mexico and Jamaica. Back to newspapers that seem more inward looking and less analytical by the day. Back to dosai and sambar. Back to workers at all levels who do only exactly what they are told to do -- making me realize how much I appreciate American pragmatism and "can-do-it"ism. Still plagued by jet lag. I will try to return to more frequent postings now that I'm back.
My new year's greeting to all: help make the world a happier, healthier, and friendlier place.