MUMBAI (Chemicals Confidential)--News circulates at APIC that next year's event will be in
In the heat of the afternoon, and not knowing how far the Marriott was for an afternoon meeting, we gratefully accept a ride in what I called a tuk tuk. Only in
Then it's back to the Renaissance for another meeting, then off to find a hotel called the Residence. The doorman tells me there are no taxis, but can offer me as a special favour another auto, which is usually only allowed around the conference site. I head off down busy roads in thick traffic in the auto/tuk tuk.
After the meeting I am of course stranded at the Residence. There are no taxis, and none likely to arrive. My hosts are embarrassed. Eventually, someone arrives in a taxi and I jump in to get back and change for the Petrochem party at the Maratha. We sit for so long in traffic that we turn around and head straight to the Maratha. Oh and did I say it was hot?
There is no point in worrying about being late or arriving in the wrong clothes. Everyone is late and in the wrong clothes. It's a great party, but there are a lot of photographers and film crew circulating. Now we will all be captured on film with shiny faces and crumpled clothes.
1 View from Renaissance lobby, Mumbai
2 Auto rickshaw