Good bye, India

Today is our last day in India.

Well, today is our last day in India; tonight we fly to Australia for the next leg of our journey.

I am sad to be leaving, and will surely miss many wonderful things about life here. Number one, the food!  Second, the people, who I have found to be almost universally friendly, warm, and welcoming.  Third, the weather, which in Bangalore at least is usually very nice.  Finally, the chance to travel and learn about a incredibly beautiful country with diverse and deeply interesting cultures.  I surely hope to come back sometime soon.

I am grateful to many people.  To the staff at Fulbright offices in Delhi and Chennai, and the team at CIES, who helped with all the details of getting us here and helping us get established. To Prof. Anurag Kumar and Chandrika Sridhar, who helped in so many ways to ease my transition into IISc and to help us set up household here. To Vittal Kini, Kumar Ranganathan, Satish Rath, Amit Baxi, and Sasi Avancha at Intel, who enabled me to collaborate on a great project. And last but not least, to my family, who have made this year a fun exploration of life.

Below, I am with Prof. Anurag Kumar, right, who was my host during my stay at IISc, and Shrirang Mare, a project assistant we hired to work with us on a research project. I really enjoyed working with them both!

David at IISc with Shrirang (programmer) and Anurag Kumar (professor and host).

I’ve posted a few final photos from IISc/Bangalore.

This post was transferred from MobileMe to WordPress in 2020, with an effort to retain the content as close to the original as possible; I recognize that some comments may now seem dated or some links may now be broken.

Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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