With the political, social, and economic impact of globalization and ever-increasing diversity in communities worldwide, we are all on different points on the cultural continuum, from the “mixed salad” to the “melting pot”—everyone a part of “The Dance of Culture.” Can this metaphor inspire us as transactional analysts to explore and, if needed, change our roles in this dance of culture and encourage others to join us?
India, with its diverse cultures, invites you to join us in beautiful Kochi to consider together “The Dance of Culture.” We will meet in the city of Ernakulam, the commercial capital of Kerala and the eastern, mainland portion of the city of Kochi (erstwhile Cochin). It is served by an international airport, fine communication facilities, excellent accommodations, and modern amenities and has many lovely places that offer a breathtaking experience for visitors.
Kochi is a fascinating blend of cultures. From time immemorial, it has been the favorite destination of globe trotters and explorers. Blessed by one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Kochi has been described as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” In and around Kochi are several cities of monumental value, but step into Fort Kochi, and you are in a totally different world. The Chinese fishing nets, the Jewish synagogue, the Dutch palace, the Portuguese and British architecture—all are unique features of Kochi.