My name is Ozymandias

King of kings,

Look upon my works, Ye mighty, and despair.

Many people in management roles in western businesses have visited India at some point in their career.

The following axioms apply to most of these visits:

– There is a 90% chance the visit was of little value to their organisation above being a chance at “corporate tourism”,

– The likelihood that they witnessed much of “real India” during their chauffeur ride to the five star hotel and world class modern office is trending close to zero,

– It’s highly doubtful any local currency was ever spent; the hosting supplier generally pays for everything, especially meals but sometimes the gifts to take home. Arran’s spare £12 was probably burning a hole in his pocket all week.

– Anyone who is surprised by India clearly hasn’t been watching the National Geographic channel enough.

Bill’s Opinion

Let’s be generous to Arran and assume he posted this after a few glasses of wine in the British Airways lounge.

The alternative explanation is that he’s a virtue-signalling corporate tourist projecting his uninformed and inaccurate world view on a country of a billion people.

Hey Arran, maybe try being a mensch for once.

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