Sunday, March 9, 2008

and back...

Whew, exciting month. Headed back to the states for two weeks to be with my family in Washington-along the way I got to do some flying and spend some time in the snow with someone who missed me. Then headed to New York for a week and an awesome Microfinance conference. Padmaja and I were grouped with a team of bankers from Morgan Stanley for a study competition on capital structuring. Spandana competed wih 8 other MFI’s, mostly from Latin America and South Asia. We didn’t win but had a ton of fun, and learned a few things that we can take back to Hyderabad and the front lines.

It snowed in Manhattan, which was very beautiful- but in less then 24 hours I was back in the incessant inferno that is South India.

Fiscal year over here closes at the end of March and so all the banks are trying to clean up their balance sheets- deals aplenty to be done. Have been bouncing between Delhi, Hyderabad and Bombay the last two weeks as Spandana gets serious about wading into the commercial capital markets.

Spent an absolutely amazing weekend in the town of Hampi, many many ruins from the 14th century capital of the Vijayanagara empire interspersed between hills covered in gigantic boulders. Check out some pics.

Microfinance sure hasn't slowed down while I have been away, will get some updates up soon. For now, check this out.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Glad to hear that you're global gallivanting has created so many opportunities for you. Sounds like you've had a lot of fun!

How's your grandpa fairing?