Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Travel to Africa
Professionally, ive been in brand management for the last 10 years, all of them with consumer product companies...you know soaps, toothpaste and stuff. My work takes me around a bit and then there was my first visit to Africa - Nigeria and Kenya.
The stark differences in society there astonished me. Ya...iam from India and i know what poverty and underdeveloped means! But at one end you see newspaper advertising for Mercedes Limos ( you dont see that even in Fancy Dubai) and at the other end the common man struggling to keep alive( this picture shot near our nigeria office - its a brown freight container- its a family's home...the inhabitant enjoying his morning by the window ! At least he's go a rock solid home. )
Obviously crime rates are no surprise. And how! Take a look at this picture of a signpost in Kenya to know what im talking about.
Somebody get those politicians outa there!