22 January 2010

India

14 years ago Hanna and I visited India for the first time. We toured Rajastahn and Uttar Pradesh. We stayed in Maharaja's Palaces and yet saw abject poverty, especially in the major cities. However, the over whelming impression we came away with was the inteligence of even the simplest people and children we met.
This general impression has not changed, but we have come away with a new impression of the over whelming friendliness of the people and more significantly how many people there are in India. So many people at one time we only seem to see here in Germany is during the Carnival procession.Nor this time did we see as much real poverty as the first time. Indeed in Kerala we hardly saw a beggar.