This was my first trip to anywhere in South Asia. My immediate impressions were:
- Both cities have an amazing energy – people are actively looking for the next big opportunity. They also have the confidence of being involved in a global economy. Although the dogs in Delhi seem to have a quiet life.
- Wealth and poverty are very close – one swish apartment building had a set of tin shacks at its base – probably the people who keep the apartments clean.
- The pace of development is astonishing – people I visited commented on the way that things have changed even over the past 2 years.
Both places definitely left a big impression. I’m hoping to get back, if possible. It will be fascinating to see how they change over the next few years.