I am back in India on business with Tribal with visits to New Delhi and Mumbai.
I first came to Bombay, as it was then, en route to Hong Kong in 1955 on SS Chusan where we were to spend three idyllic years as children with my parents (Dad was in the Royal Engineers). We came back in 1958 on the last troop ship and again stopped off in Bombay where my Grandfather had been with the Royal Artillery. After our voyage home (4 weeks on a floating hotel) troops to the Far East were sent by plane then a four day journey (refuelling was the issue) rather than 28 days on a boat.
More recently, I have visited:
2006 - Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore (British Council)
2007 - Hyderabad and Bangalore (UKIERI)
2008 - Mumbai and Chennai (CPA Fellowship)
2008 - Hyderabad and New Delhi (UKIERI)
2009 - Mumbai and Chennai (IPT Fellowship)
2010 - Bangladesh (CPA)
It is very good to be back, albeit doing Business rather then Politics, Media and Higher Education.