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Workshop - Day One

INDIA | Monday, 10 November 2008 | Views [468] | Comments [1]

The workshop is being held at our host company's Management Development Centre, a beautifully landscaped campus with a stream running through it (straight out of the Jungle Book, complete with birdsong).  During the introductions, a couple of people mentioned "Yes, we can!" and the concept of "Change" -- the positive tones of voice seemed to show approval of our president elect.  The workshop was officially opened by the traditional "Lighting of the Lamp", a gleaming brass bird with 5 wicks.  Women are associated with learning, so my colleague Stephanie & I and three of our male hosts were given the honor. 

During the tea break we learned that one of the founders of their company left his fortune to an orphanage when he passed away, and is ranked just below Mother Teresa among Indian philanthropists.  We enjoyed an international lunch including Hawaiian Salad and Mexican Vegetables then broke up into project groups.  After the outbrief we were treated to an outdoor reception with music, drinks, and snacks -- including a type of chaat, a thin crispy cracker-like shell with tamarind juice, eaten in one bite.  Tasty dinner included butter chicken and rose-water ice cream for dessert.




Mmmmmmmmmarvelous! Can you say more about your host company, and what kind of projects you are doing?
Love, S.

  Shell Nov 11, 2008 9:03 AM

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