Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ford Leans Toward Tata

While I was in Mumbai Friday news came that Ford is heavily leaning toward Tata Group, India’s largest conglomerate, for the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover. While the economic distress of the two luxury brands is no secret, the status of the marques make the deal significant; the city was abuzz with further news of India’s economic imperialism.

Unfortunately, I had very little time for sight seeing while in Mumbai- but was able to break away for a bit today for some exploration in the old sections of Hyderabad. I hopped down to the Charminar, next door Mecca Masjid mosque and the frantic bazaars. I got some pictures but none are nearly so impressive as this. I videotaped a bit of my ride through the area:

Last night we headed out to the Indian School of Business, about 20 miles outside of town. They hosted a large celebration for Alumni weekend that included a performance by Indian Ocean, one of India’s most popular homegrown groups- lots of fun.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

1st of all, what side of the street were you on?

2nd, it's amazing what 2 coke cans can buy you. I bet if you'd thrown in a bottle of mountain dew they would have removed the "threat of life" element to the ride.