Thursday, December 10, 2009

Political Agitation

This week, we had a few days of political agitation. The issue was the splitting of the Andhra Pradesh state so that the northern part of it would become a separate state. That part is called Telangana.

The leader of that movement was fasting to death, supporters were making demonstrations, shops were closed, etc. A few of my teammates were unable to come. Church on Sunday was migrated to house churches.

Now, its over. The Central government has decided to grant the request. The rest is a matter of how and when. Splitting a state, establishing a new capital, making elections... this is going to take time to set in place.

Trip to Chhinwada

Oh man! I spent a few days in southern Madya Pradesh, for a friend's brother's wedding. I did a little bit of sightseeing too.

Quite a trip it is! I had to take a bus from Hyderabad to Nagpur, then a jeep from Nagpur to the city. That's roughly 10.5 hours.
Things were OK, but a bit below expectations. I wanted to do much more sightseeing than that. Nevertheless, it was good to be out from the city.
Things were hectic for coming back. My bus was canceled because of the political agitation in Hyderabad. But my travel agent managed to get me and my friend in another bus, and we made it to Hyderabad early enough on Monday to avoid the agitations then.
See the pictures here:
Chhinwada

Monday, December 7, 2009

Canada Best for Expats

I was claiming that Quebec was the best part of the world for a long long time.
The latest study by HSBC gets pretty close to validate that!