Gurgaon, the suburb adjoining Delhi, is a fast growing hub for all big-wig MNC's with high rises and construction visible all around. At first glance it would easily be compared to a US suburb. Some of the things that strike you immediately in a couple of days are:
- Offices of a lot of big names in the industry.
- The heat in the summers(40 degree celcius + @ 9:00 in the night) which leaves not much option for you but to stay indoors. This followed by dust storms coming out of nowhere.
- Lack of any public transport system in the whole of gurgaon. No buses, auto-rikshaws....only cabs plying on streets.
- It's easy to find a wine/beer shop or a property consultant round the corner, in fact you can find them everywhere, but really difficult to find a grocery store/local kirana shops anywhere.
People only shop in malls and there are plenty of them popping up in the city to a point where you start confusing between their names..:P
We have moved into a business center @ golf course link road till we are a size-able number to move into an office space of our own. We are always on the hunt for good talent to join us and you can checkout the openings @ http://thoughtworker.com/ and know more about us @ http://www.thoughtworks.com/. You can also get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Having good fun getting involved with the day to day operations of setting up our new office and will keep you posted on my learnings/musings from the same.