Again in January 2010 a small
delegation from PBS ("The usual suspects") went to Mumbai for coordinating with our outsourcing
partner L&T Infotech. The professionally part of the visit was very
fruitful and luckily I also got the chance to visit my friends in Mumbai.
Astrid, one of my colleagues from PBS,
has been to Mumbai 6 times without seeing any of the attractions of this
great city. The last day with LTI meetings, we managed to sneak out a couple
of hours before planned, and we headed south to see some of the attractions
Within a shot time span of just a few
hours we saw: The big Wash, Marine drive, Haji Ali Moske, Victoria Terminal,
The gateway of India, Taj Mahal hotel (inside and outside) and Leopold. and
of cause a lot of the colourful street life of Mumbai
Later that night I said goodbye to my
colleagues, as they were returning to Denmark and I stayed in Mumbai to
First friend was Carsten, a former
colleague from PBS, who was in Mumbai looking for a new job. We had a chat
and a coffee at the hotel, and then again I headed south to visit the Chawla
family. Rajeev was home, and he took me on a ride to the far south part of
the Colaba peninsula. I hoped that we could see the ocean, but it turned out
to be one big military installation, and it was strictly prohibited to take
any photographs. In the night he took me to the school where he teach, St.
Xavier College, for an Award event. His PR class had a project of doing a
complete Award event including planning, execution, fundraising, decorating,
etc. It was a fantastic event and Rajeev even receive two Awards for the
best teacher of the year. Later we meet with Lalita and Neha at their
favourite restaurant (Apurva), where we had a delicious dinner.
The day after I first meet with Swati, a
former colleague from Capgemini, who I haven't seen for more than 3 years.
We had a wonderful afternoon, and I also met her Aunt and brother with whom
she shares an apartment. Afterward I meet with Geeta in R-City. She is
(very) busy preparing for her marriage in June and departure for her new
life in North Carolina, USA.
J I already miss
Mumbai and my wonderful friends there