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Down South: A Weekend Getaway in Tamil Nadu

I have to admit that I’m not a fan of India’s big cities. For my taste, there are too many people, traffic is too dense and it’s too loud and too polluted. Chennai (formerly Madras), where Metrohm’s main office is located, was no exception. So I was glad that our Metrohm colleagues had made a […]

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Kolkata: In the Footsteps of Saints

India is a country with a strong religious and spiritual tradition. Religion is still very important in the lives of the vast majority of Indians and a flair for spirituality lives on. The birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, meditation, and yoga has attracted—and still attracts—people from all over the world in search of spiritual awakening—or at […]

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Goa: Holidayers Instead of Hippies

Uday, branch manager at Metrohm India’s Mumbai office, and Mumbai Sales Coordinator Shoma showed me around Goa for a day and a half. While Goa’s reputation as a hippie paradise might live on, that’s long in the past. The former Portuguese province is «the Indian Croatia or Ibiza,» Marketing Manager Joy’s daughter Riya told me […]

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Mumbai in Fast Forward

My visit to Mumbai is a bit of a blur. I don’t know if it’s because India is already the 37th country I’m visiting this year or because of the dizzying speed at which I’m hopping from city to city—or the sensory overload that India tends to trigger with its infinite crowds and its hectic […]

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The History of Metrohm China

Metrohm China started in 2001. Many actors involved in the company founding are still around, most importantly Managing Director Joseph Tse. While I was visiting the Hong Kong office, where Joseph is based, he told me the story of Metrohm China and talked about his contribution to the company and its success. Seventeen people work […]

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People of (Metrohm) China: Part 2

As I continued my travels through China, I got to know different cities and different cultures across this enormous country. In Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Chengdu, I visited workplaces and homes and I saw both ancient and new parts of the cities. I tried local foods and heard traditional music. And I even got a Chinese […]

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People of (Metrohm) China: Part 1

Since I arrived in China, our local Metrohm colleagues have introduced me to various aspects of Chinese daily life, from everyday working life to family life to Chinese food to places of prayer and worship. Here’s the first part of my experiences with the people of China. Metrohm China: From 2001 to 2018 With almost […]

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