Sometimes I wonder, how loudly I have to say ‘Yes Iam an Indian and Iam doing business in Qatar’. And doing really well.
In the coming days I will be sharing some insight of the social media world. About how some people get judgmental on nationality over talent and real business. We are going to discuss many of those incidents where I had to be straight forward and blunt to the people who are still following that old tradition to judge people by their nationalities. Though the ratio of these people with a weak mindset is not very common, but trust me they do exist. Sometimes I ignore these people and sometimes let them know that how they are polluting our society with their sick mentality.
Sharing one of the incident of meeting with a PR co. Handling luxury brands in Qatar here is the discussion. .
He- ( with smile asked me ) Would you like to have something?
Me- Yeah, a cup of coffee with sugar would do.
He- Sure! (Asked his junior for a coffee) and turned back to me. So we are here to discuss some future collaborations. Some of our clients have a big name in the market. So we just wanna know a little more about you to see how we can take our business relationship further?
He- So where are you from ? (While offering me a glass of water)
Me- Iam from India! 😊
He - (After few seconds of pause ) What? You are an Indian? Really? You look like Arabs do. He sees other people in the room for to look for an agreement and all kinda looked agreed with him)
He continue… Like, no one would say you are an Indian, your looks doesn’t resemble a person from India.
Me - (with a not so pleasing smile) thank you.
He - So does it mean most of your followers are from India? ( a clear question mark on his face)
Me- I have both Arabs and Asians followers. Indians mostly who are based in GCC.
He - Well, (with some concern on his face), You see one of our client who is in to luxury bags and watches are looking to collaborate with local bloggers to target Qatar’s local market. And honestly, We want to target Arab’s. Our Targeted customers are not from Asia.
Me- I see, (thinking, this might not end very well.
Sharing the full discussion on the blog link in bio.