March 26. Inspiring people.

Our host Kaushik flies to Mumbai today to give a lecture about device driver pre-installing optimization. We say goodbye and move to our other host near central Delhi. It takes us a long time, but when we finally get there we feel very welcome. A big blue backpack signalizes the presence of another couchsurfer, but Cecelia from France is not much of a talker and unfortunately shuns us. I don’t see her doing Charity anyway.
We just hang out and wait for nothing to happen. Maybe the Greenpeace people call and we could do something together. Wrong. This should not affect our project. We have slowed down too much now. We need to get back to the initial vigor and grace of moving from cause to cause while accumulating energy. Pfft. There is a guy here whom they call Pinky, he reeks of alcohol and brags about houses in Amsterdam, the UK, Finland. He divorced his wife in Nepal, and travels to Norway on his French passport. Actually, he is ruling the world. He is not inspiring and I need inspiring people right now. I want to learn something.

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March 26. Inspiring people.

Our host Kaushik flies to Mumbai today to give a lecture about device driver pre-installing optimization. We say goodbye and move to our other host near central Delhi. It takes us a long time, but when we finally get there we feel very welcome. A big blue backpack signalizes the presence of another couchsurfer, but Cecelia from France is not much of a talker and unfortunately shuns us. I don’t see her doing Charity anyway.
We just hang out and wait for nothing to happen. Maybe the Greenpeace people call and we could do something together. Wrong. This should not affect our project. We have slowed down too much now. We need to get back to the initial vigor and grace of moving from cause to cause while accumulating energy. Pfft. There is a guy here whom they call Pinky, he reeks of alcohol and brags about houses in Amsterdam, the UK, Finland. He divorced his wife in Nepal, and travels to Norway on his French passport. Actually, he is ruling the world. He is not inspiring and I need inspiring people right now. I want to learn something.

March 25. Greenpeace.

A cause. Our host knows about greenpeace and helps us find out where their office is by calling their headquarters in Bangalore. We are finally given an address near Hauz Khas, a southern suburb of Delhi. We take a minibus and find a rather sober office, something that usually makes me feel good about an ngo. They welcome us and we explain our story. We will make a donation even though greenpeace doesn’t normally accept cash donations. There is a way to get some offical letter of intend from the local bank and I sit and with a few hours for this document to be issued. Just to make a small donation. But we succeed, and talk about campaigning or fundraising activities we can take part in. They say we’ll keep you posted there might be something. They will repeat this later and they will promise me twice to send me an email with the location so that I could join in. They’ve never send them. Shame on those people, o how I want to crush them between thumb and indexfinger like clots of snot. But I care too much about doing something good that I have time to waste on unreliable people. Anyway, I think they are enthousiastic campaigners and our donation will be used in a good way to help protect the Olive Ridley Turtle, make people aware about genetically manipulated foodstuffs and the risks of nuclear energy.

March 25. Greenpeace.

A cause. Our host knows about greenpeace and helps us find out where their office is by calling their headquarters in Bangalore. We are finally given an address near Hauz Khas, a southern suburb of Delhi. We take a minibus and find a rather sober office, something that usually makes me feel good about an ngo. They welcome us and we explain our story. We will make a donation even though greenpeace doesn’t normally accept cash donations. There is a way to get some offical letter of intend from the local bank and I sit and with a few hours for this document to be issued. Just to make a small donation. But we succeed, and talk about campaigning or fundraising activities we can take part in. They say we’ll keep you posted there might be something. They will repeat this later and they will promise me twice to send me an email with the location so that I could join in. They’ve never send them. Shame on those people, o how I want to crush them between thumb and indexfinger like clots of snot. But I care too much about doing something good that I have time to waste on unreliable people. Anyway, I think they are enthousiastic campaigners and our donation will be used in a good way to help protect the Olive Ridley Turtle, make people aware about genetically manipulated foodstuffs and the risks of nuclear energy.

March 24. Delhi? Gurgaon!

We arrive in Delhi only at 5pm since an accident has caused our train to be seven hours delayed. Our couchsurfer now lives in Gurgaon you see that is a satellite town south west of Delhi. An autorikshaw takes us to the Radisson hotel where we are picked up by Kaushik, a very nice guy who is still working for Microsoft but really wants to turn to magic by the end of this year. We have a great evening getting to know each other.

I recognize much of the things I read in the “white tiger”.