Showing posts from March, 2010

Pune Adventures

Today, the morning was spent on work email. But this afternoon, Ken and Fred arrived from Germany, and Jeetendra joined us to go on an excursion. We started with some shopping in one of Pune's shopping districts - Ken wanted to buy some things. I may or may not have bought anything - only me and Mr. Visa know for sure. Anyway, I caught this picture of one of the oldest wooden buildings in Pune, with hand-carved wooden decorations:

After wrapping our shopping up, Jeetendra took us to a combination theme park / restaurant named Chokhi Dhani - it's kind of like a Rajasthani Cultural Center, or maybe a North Indian Standing Renaissance Faire. The buildings are decorated up like historic buildings in Rajasthan, and there are various exhibits, activities, shows, food, etc. scattered throughout the park. Here are Ken, Fred, and I saying "Namaste" to you all along with Chokhi Dhani's plaster host:

This is the main entrance. They really go for the electric lights, wh…

Pune, March 6

It's been a while, so it's time for another business trip to Pune, India. This is the first time I've been here in spring (the previous two trips were in November and June). It's pretty nice here in March - decent temperature, clear skies. This is the view to the southeast of my hotel - what look like Ashoka trees and others that I'm even less familiar with:

And the view to the northwest - NVIDIA Pune - very convenient walk:

It will be pretty much all business again this week, so I don't expect to get out much for sightseeing.