Our CFRI experience confirmed what we already know about e-governance: that the big battle is really to conquer the mind of the user.
How travel is painful when it is happening, but enjoyable when you reminiscence about it
I was very pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a courteous namaste everywhere I went. The greeting was so graceful, that I wondered if the Thais don’t do it better than the Indians.
Sitting inside a cafe at Boulevard St Michel, and watching the people go by, I asked myself what had changed since 1980. Practically nothing, I discovered. The dresses and pavements were the same – the only clue that we were in 2001 was the almost ubiquitous mobile phone.
There are still “two” Germanys and this will be so for at least another generation. But the hospitality is gracious, the wines are divine and the toasts are sincere.