Travels and Incredibly X India
It is hard NOT to be an observer when you travel and when you observe, it is hard NOT to be a writer (not a photographer: privacy issues; not a painter: you need tools).
- There is an ad for Oracle Exadata which is basically a picture of a metal box. This is the best ad one can create?
- I watched the movie And Who Taught You To Drive? on the plane, a movie about three expats (german, american and korean) trying to get a drivers license in foreign countries (india, japan and germany, resp). It is an interesting exercise in teaching and other idiosyncracies of cultures, who knew getting a drivers license was so hard, and the strange part is who succeeds (no spoilers).
- There is a tourism ad campaign for India called, Incredible India. There might even be an exclamation point somewhere. I think there are missing adjectives. Incredibly colorful/indelible/insane/.. India. I would like to see Incredibly Clean India. There is an outstanding question. In the 5k+ yrs of Indian civilization, when did the local population manage to keep public spaces clean?