Saturday, March 04, 2006
India survived the visit of George Bush--barely. He got to see some farmers in Hyderabad, but much of the visit had to be without crowds for security reasons, and there were violent protests. Arundhati Roy, the Booker Prize winning author, wrote an editorial that got wide publicity here, "George Bush, Go Home." People were particularly offended at his visit to the Gandhi memorial. Of the letters to the editor to the local papers, the vast majority were negative. But he's left now, gone to Pakistan.
Marty has gone back to the States for three weeks and I'm headed over to Bangkok for a four day business meeting at our regional headquarters, so will write more next week when I'm back.