Just like eternal truth, peace, love and humanity, Testing has no borders.
When in the last week of December, I visited Indian Punjab’s district of Gurdaspur to see my parent’s native villages along with participating in an Annual Convention of our community, I did get some time to catch few bugs on the road.
First even before I crossed border, I had to get a NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the Home Ministry (my loving wife) and it was granted only on the condition that before leaving I’ll take kids to their favorite park (F9 park kids area) in the town. As the kids were busy taking slides and swings, I captured this ‘Instauration’ for all of us:
There are even more spelling and grammatical mistakes that I leave my learned reading testers to find :)
Then as I was moving around the streets in India, I observed this banner which reminded me so much of my country Pakistan. The average poor men just want to get out of the country for a better future and in the way that Cuba is lined up with USA is what caught my eyes. Only later I noticed that they also offer Maximum out of Mexico.
The population in that area is predominantly from the Sikh faith and most of them are in agriculture business for living. As the modern and new India image is booming, many of them are getting into new businesses. This friend of mine took up the Telecom sector with an additional ‘e’ which might be an attempt to make this word appear more localized.
I also got the opportunity to visit an old boarding school building which happens to be birthplace of my father while my grandfather was the superintendent there. I took many pictures of the building from various angles and also visited class rooms. I observed some special boards for classes which appeared as if they were Mathematics class rooms.
Upon my inquiry into other class room boards, it was evident that they use this as a sign of first and second year of classes in the college. The only fact is that they emphasize that this is not just first year but is in fact 10 + first year.
Finally being an Engineer at heart, I was very excited to see many small home factories in the area. My testing eyes caught this place of hi tech engineering. By the way this board was on a motorcycle repair workshop which might be a hi tech work in a village area.
Have you considered testing when you are in another country or a new area? How your fresh eyes help see the world in new ways?