Greetings from in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, where I have been living since 2006. This place is full of beautiful butterflies, including my favorite, the morpho. Whenever I see it fly by I feel it is going to be a good day! But what I’m writing about today are a different kind of butterflies, butterflies in my stomach about my book launch in India, coming right up! On March 10 at India 2020, Vision for the Financial Sector, my launch will take place in the inaugural session, followed by a fairly heavy schedule of speaking engagements. My butterflies are purely physical – how will the trip go? Will I be jet-lagged and fall asleep on the podium? How will people react to my findings and recommendations? I always worry about what the Indian demographers – who can be super critical – will say! Will I remember how to speak Marathi when I get to Maharashtra? Will my Indian clothes be laughably out of date? And most important, will the villagers in Gove, the subjects of my book, like it?
More to come, and thanks for reading.