Day 4 – 10:30am: Arrive at Coca-Cola India headquarters in Gurgaon (a suburb outside Delhi) where we are treated to bottles of Thumbs Up, Limca, Fanta, and, of course, Coca-Cola Classic.
Day 4 – 11:00am: The CFO and CMO of Coca-Cola India give us a presentation on doing business in India, the challenges Coke faces in doing business in a developing country, and the differences in the Indian, American, and Chinese markets.
Day 4 – 2:00pm: Arrive in Bandhwari Village and visit a local hospital and school. The kids came out to see us and to start in the Holi festivities.
Day 4 – 1:00pm: Take the subway to Bandhwari Village to experience the village life in India. The subway was exceptionally clean – cleaner than MARTA in Atlanta! (We’re dressed all in white because today is Holi – the Festival of Colors.)
Day 4 – 3:00pm: Let the Holi festival begin! We celebrated by throwing colored powder at each other and played with the kids and other villagers. It was one of the best experiences on the trip! Who knew getting covered in powder from head to toe could be so much fun.