I have received an invitation for IITF 2014. It was officiated by the President of India, Mr. Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
It was held in an open area but the draping work using golden coloured fabrics done by the Indians to create the tent-like interior, brings a majestic feel to the event.
There were thousands of booths selling products from all Indian states - millions of products, from socks to an aircraft - most of them are sold at a very competitive price AND also hundreds of booths from 22 countries, including Malaysia. This is the International Pavilion.
We had a privilege to visit the whole area FOC. BUT we only have one hour plus since we need to rush to another meeting venue.
I bought a file made of jute.
Since we were not allowed to bring in handbag, so my pockets were full with passport, security pass, handphone, pen, paper and tissue. Buying the file has put me at ease. It just cost me around RM12.
I will blog on the state pavilions on different entry.
I had a chance to attend An Interactive Session on the Current State of Indian Economy and Future Prospects with Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics and Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, Columbia University on 13 November 2014 (Thursday).
The session, held in conjunction with the FICCI Higher Education Summit 2014, focuses on India’s challenges in developing the country’s economy.
India has a lot of historical monuments / old buildings / forts / structures / UNESCO sites and some of them dated from 300BC, 1st, 2nd century (ok, what year is 2nd century? - it is like year 10, 11?), 5th, 6th century.
This is not even their historical site. This is the Government office building. See how rich architecture there?
As an architecture graduate, of course I am intrigued by these precious works of art. It is like every inches of Delhi is filled with historical structures. I usually will come back to the hotel and start google-ing about any structure I came across that day. Until I decided to stop doing it today.
THERE ARE TOO MUCH OF THEM HERE. I CANT DIGEST ANYMORE.
Rock sugar is widely used in India with fennel seeds as a mouth freshener after the meal. I went to a restaurant for lunch today where they served it after they cleared the table. I was so curious and I tried. That was my first time chewing mouthful raw, uncooked fennel seeds. So Fear Factor one..
From (here) - Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a herb that has long been used as a remedy for flatulence, upset stomach and intestinal cramps in Ayurveda, Mediterranean medicine and other healing traditions. Fennel promotes gastrointestinal motility, thus relieving gas buildup in the intestines.
Reading that makes me feels a bit better. I actually did something good for my intestines today.