Day 2 of our trip to Delhi. Most of the team slept well, with hardly any sound from next door's Guduwara. After a splendid breakfast we set off for ASHA headquarters where we met Dr. Kiran and Rani who will be our guide for the week we spend in Zahkira. We learnt much more of the history of ASHA and about the work happening in Zahkira.
The roads are so clear of traffic compared with previous visits when carnage was usually the order of the day. We think the new, incredible Metro has something to do with it. We were all so impressed with yesterday's trip from the airport to the centre of the city; could the underground planners please come over and take a few lessons. The journey from Heathrow on the Piccadilly line will never seem the same. Mind you, absolutely everyone who drives any kind of vehicle still sounds their horn at every conceivable moment.
Lunch was in either McDonalds or KFC then off to the delights of Sarojini Nagar Market to buy our wonderful Salwaar Kameez. Three and a half hours later we eventually finished our shopping! Peter became our chief haggler and saved us loads of money on our purchases, particularly Kay-Marie who came away with some beautiful bangles to match her new outfits.
Alex, Hannah, Nadine and Shamma joined us towards the end of the afternoon and bought their outfits much more quickly than the rest of us!
After a short rest back at the YWCA we set off towards Connaught Square to have a scrumptious supper in a delightful Southern Indian vegetarian restuarant much favoured by the local population.
Love to all at home. Please continue to pray for the team and the work of ASHA through this week.
Love Kay-Marie, Tracy and Anita