Yesterday, I was on train from Delhi to Roorkee. Roorkee is a campus town in northern India, and is my hometown.
Next to me on the train was a retired military officer sitting, now a consultant.
He asked, "Why are you here in India this week? You should have been in US, where there is a historic moment being created."
I smiled, "I will be glued to TV next few days - watching Obama's inauguration on CNN, and BBC".