Friday, June 23, 2006

In Congo

This puts things in perspective for me (link in the title). Sometimes when I compare what Kaushik does to what I do..

7 Comments:

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Joy Forever said...

The Congo picture puts it in perspective, but the disparity is evident even all around us. Check this out: This is how a section of the population lives in Hyderabad, which is one of the most hi-tech and rapidly developing cities in India. We are indeed lucky that we have a white-collar job to complain about.

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Bidi-K said...

oh yes I am of course aware of how it is in India. But here its more like people turn against each other everyday, and they are fellow countrymen. we have riots too, but everyday? and that is tragic, and that is why things are not improving.

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger Joy Forever said...

Er... I wasn's exactly comparing India and Congo. I was comparing our living conditions and that of the people living in the slums here. What I meant was, we live in a heaven, even when compared to some of our own countrymen, let alone Congo people. There is no denying the fact that the situation in Congo is a lot worse.

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger Bidi-K said...

that too, though i guess the point of my post got lost in the middle. i was only comparing what i do to what K does, he has a white-collar job too, but within it makes difference whereas mine is a more elite profession, detached from how people live.

 
At 6:23 AM, Blogger Joy Forever said...

I don't know about your professions, so can't really say...
Sorry to take up space here, actually I got some beautiful Origami photos in a mail. Sent it to some of my other commenters... couldn't find your mail ID anywhere so couldn't send it...

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Bidi-K said...

i am in neuroscience and he works with setting up small banks in Africa, east europe and south america :) giving loans and helping people set up small businesses, allowing them to deposit any amount of money however tiny, and understanding the concept of banking, rather than local moneylenders.

and my mail bidschac at yahoodotcom

thanks in advance!

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Joy Forever said...

Agreed. K's work is useful for a large section of humanity and meets their immediate and urgent needs. But surely, your work will also be beneficial for all of mankind in the long run. Till that time, it's K's job to make a section of mankind economically capable of availing those benefits. :)
And that file is sent... No need for thanks!

 

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