Hello from China

21 Mar

In Shenzen on a visit. Really impressed with the infrastructure here. Roads and highways are light years ahead. India is competing with China. . we have a LOT of catching up to do.


21 Responses to “Hello from China”

  1. raydixon March 21, 2008 at 1:48 am #

    Anywhere near Beijing, Vijay? It would be interesting to see how the Olympic city is progressing. BTW, don’t mention … “Tibet” !!!!

  2. Vijay March 21, 2008 at 4:49 am #

    @Ray: Quite far from the Olympic city.. . . and yes not mentioning the T word at all.

  3. Veena March 21, 2008 at 6:18 am #


    Pls compare anything other than infrastructure 🙂 Well, have a nice time there and bring in (Import) some china items man!!


  4. Cuckoo March 21, 2008 at 6:38 am #

    Lots of pictures, chinese day to day culture and something on their industries please.

    Ha Ha.. demands are increasing. 😛

  5. Vijay March 21, 2008 at 6:53 am #

    @Veena:Blogging on my mobile. Details later. .
    @cuckoo: pictures too. . .

  6. chethan March 21, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    Well, everything comes at a price. Pollution is one.

  7. | Balu | March 21, 2008 at 9:05 am #

    India blues?

  8. praneshachar March 21, 2008 at 10:04 am #

    great ur blogging on mobile from china have a nice stay and yes in certain areas we have to learn from them but basic difference is they have been brought up under a communist culture of fear where as we are democratic and under a different political scenerio that makes lot of difference.
    any how hats off to their realising that they will be nowhere if they done come to main stream and they are able to show up in all fields thats really great.
    have wonderful business trip come back with a bang

  9. nalini rao March 21, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    Vijay : Wow! Yo China !!
    But , anywhere we step out of here, its the infrastructure that we notice first, right from the time we land and when we get back its the lack of it that hits us on our face. Wish it gets better by CW Games in 2010, atleast cosmetically. Things are improving here.
    Anywhere near the Great Wall?

  10. Vijay March 21, 2008 at 1:37 pm #

    @chetan: true. Very true.
    @pranesh: cultures are different. Systems are different.
    @nalini:illa ree. 2 hours flight to Beijing from here. Again no time to see local sights. . Maybe next time. .

  11. Sum kirla March 22, 2008 at 1:38 am #

    I am a veggie and heard that there are couple of Indian stores in Beijing selling MTR stuff ….i dont know abt Shanghai or Shenzen

  12. Xylene March 22, 2008 at 7:00 am #

    put up some pics ! lets see how far we are behind ! 🙂

  13. praneshachar March 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    vijay what I wanted to convey was they are out from their closed & terrored way of living and coming out open now and I all feel cultures have a role in the systems which is showing up. where they were 25 years back and where they are now it is a great leap and they are miles ahead. earlier it was not known where they were with their opening up you are able to see them in action and in full swing

  14. Harsha March 23, 2008 at 6:37 am #

    Hey thats nice.. Enjoy the different culture, lifestyle, food and even dresses.. Its always nice to visit different parts of world and to meet new people..

    Put some pics and detailed post 🙂

  15. shreeram March 23, 2008 at 1:46 pm #


    I Have heard that though Beijing,shangai and some other important cities are really good the interiors especially villages are really worse than the indian ones… Is it true?.. i read it in some newspaper or on a blog.. i don’t remember the source…

  16. Vijay March 24, 2008 at 3:36 am #

    @Sum kirla: Dont know about the MTR stuff.. however several Indian restaurants in Shenzen… being a veggie myself I had to be content with Pizza and Sandwiches… and Indian food one evening…

    @xylene: will do… only infrastructure and manufacturing .. people seem to be happier here…

    @pranesh: true.. agreed

    @harsha:Will post pics..

    @Shreeram: Did not go too interior but took a drive about 1 hour from Shenzen and you are right the infra starts to wear away…

  17. Chitra April 3, 2008 at 3:15 am #

    Catching up? Will we ever? I am sorry for being cynical.

  18. Vijay April 3, 2008 at 6:49 am #

    @Chitra: We compete with China.. the question is does China compete with us.. probably not..

  19. Vivek S July 6, 2008 at 4:02 pm #

    Hi Guys,

    This is Vivek. I will be going to Shenzen on a project for few months. I will appreciate any advise on Indian restaurants and the Indian community there. I will be alone on this project and things can get quite boring as few people can communicate in English.

    Need some social circle there to kill time.


  20. Vivek S July 6, 2008 at 4:10 pm #

    I can be reached on


    Vivek S

  21. Vijay July 8, 2008 at 5:36 am #

    @Vivek: There are a few Indian restaurants in Shenzen… I am usually taken there by my Chinese hosts so dont know the directions.

    Plus a lot of Pizza/Pasta places. I dont know how large the Indian community is there… all my visits have been 3-5 days..

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