Thoughts on Coimbatore and South India
Having seen three cities in southern India I have come to the following conclusion- no one can come to any conclusions about India. It is so remarkably diverse nearly every corner you turn is a surprise and a different community. In comparison with Chennai (a city on the water) and Visag (a large town on the water) Coimbatore feels more like the India I have seen in movies. Busier streets, rich and poor living near each other, and powerful traditions that rule business and family. All that is India, though. There is constant motion. Everyone moves quickly although no one is rushing.