There is nowhere quite like India to make you appreciate living life in the present tense. Cherishing the moment, and worrying not what tomorrow might bring.
This appears to be the case at all levels of Indian society (in general, sweeping terms) and plays out 1.2 billion times a day in the words, actions and exploits of the second most populated country on the planet. It is also why writing this post whilst I am still in India seems apt.
It is currently Tuesday 13th September, and I am at Chennai airport awaiting my flight to Bangkok. My mission here for the past 9 days has been to partake in discussions about CARE’s future role in India, and to visit CARE projects in rural communities.
On this very same day, 5 years ago, I walked into CARE’s offices in London and started work that would take me to various countries in Asia, but none so bombarding on the senses, and so dichotomous in every aspect, as India. Continue reading