The author tells us of his many challenges and adventures on a study trip to Switzerland, his trials, tribulations and solutions he finds for all. He elaborates on one long and exhausting night he spent outside Geneva airport, having been locked out for many hours with nowhere to keep warm, with freezing temperatures, awaiting his flight to Spain for a study block. For the duration of the night, he has to find new solutions and encounters many situations which remind him of his student days and his life back home in India. He describes his experiences over the years, while watching the time tick by before he can re enter the airport. He gives us fascinating insights into his beloved culture, his student days, his youthful experimentation and love for two ladies.
Ajay Adala is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur (B.Tech. (Hons.) and Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior (MBA). He also holds Executive Master Degree in e Governance from EPFL, Switzerland. He is basically a mining engineer and worked in iron ore mines. He was associated with government as consultant for conceptualization, implementation and managing e Governance projects. He was also a software entrepreneur for a brief period prior to joining government. He is now an independent consultant, undertaking short-term assignments in e Government implementations.