Thursday, January 25, 2007

Against Racism

A scene also took place on a BA (British Airway) flight betweenJohannesburg and London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seatednext to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the airHostess. "Madam, what is the matter?" the hostess asked. "Youobviously do not see it then?" She responded. "You placed me next to ablack man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnantgroup. Give me an alternative seat." "Be calm please," the hostessreplied. "Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go tosee if another place is available." The hostess went away and thencame back a few minutes later."Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in theeconomy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there isone seat in the business class. All the same, we also have one seat inthe first class." Before the woman could say anything, the hostesscontinued: "It is unusual for our company to permit someone from theeconomy class to sit in the first class. However, given thecircumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to makesomeone sit next to someone so disgusting."She then turned to the black guy, and said, "Therefore, sir, if youwould like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you infirst class."

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Insight India 2007 at Copenhagen | Onio Design

Greeting from Onio Design!

Is your company/client involved/interested in Innovation for Indian market?

This is to invite you for an exclusive event ‘Insight India 2007’, March 15-16, 2007 at the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark being organized by Onio Design and Style-Vision in collaboration with the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies (CIFS), Copenhagen.

Onio is an integrated design and innovation consulting company with clientele like LG, IKEA, Volkswagen, McKinsey, TATAs, Godrej, Siemens, HPCL and several small to mid-size companies to its credit. Rated as one of the top Design Companies in India (Business World, 2005), Onio is spearheading the design revolution in India. Our partner, Style-Vision, France is one of the World's leading Trend Research company with clients that include Sony, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Adidas, Burberry, Estée Lauder, Chanel, Peugeot etc. to name a few. Onio and Style-Vision co-edit MegaTrends (a quarterly trend report, authored by 15 creative thinkers across the World).

Onio Design and Style-Vision have earlier successfully organised ‘Trends workshop 06’ in Mumbai (Feb 06, Sponsored by Pantaloon and attended by likes of HLL, ITC, Philips, Titan, VIP, TI Cycles etc.) and ‘Insight India 2006’, in September, in London (with participants from P&G, Steelcase, PearlFisher, Hitachi, Symrise etc.).

This unique interactive two day event is for people who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Indian consumers, from a 'traditions, trends and design' perspective.

Who should participate- Those who play a key role in shaping the innovation strategies for Indian market (in products, services and communication front) i.e. country heads, head of strategy, brand managers, product heads, communication designers, product designers, R&D heads and marketing heads.

We invite your participation and hope to share useful insights that would shape the market in years to come. Networking with global managers is a promised return.

For participation, please fill in the registration form for the round table (open to 20 participants only). For more details, click-on to .

With warm regards,

Manoj Kothari

Onio Design Pvt. Ltd.
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