Monthly Archives: January 2007

Another Rasna Ad

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Here’s another Rasna ad, albeit from a different era. The previous was 1985 vintage; this is relatively newer (1999). The cute kid this time is a boy (I think so) and ‘I Love You Rasna’ becomes ‘Rasna, Everyone Loves You.’ The agency is Mudra. Download video [FLV 2MB 00:00:46] [Filing this post under The Great [Read more]

Leather on the Willow

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Ouch! The shoulders are still aching, but the pain is sweet. It was worth it. The sound of leather hitting the willow. Bliss! I heard and felt the sound after more than six years. Tennis ball cricket and the congestion and rush of metropolitan life had snatched away the little joys. It was time for [Read more]

The Rasna We Loved

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The ad might not win any awards today, but in recall value it can beat many multi award winners. Whether we loved Rasna or not, we surely do remember the ‘I Love You Rasna’ ad. A cuddly Ankita Jhaveri knows that her stuffed friends can’t relish the Rasna therefore she helps herself with their share [Read more]

The 123 Tag

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As the Gaizabonts pointed out “we haven’t done tags in a long time,” and put this my way. I’ll first go along with the tag, since it requires immediacy and then will explain the intricacies. There was a loud murmur in the crowd and Zauq sat with a complacent look on his face counting the [Read more]

Archived Title Image No. 11

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This archived title image is of magazines displayed by pavement booksellers at New Delhi’s Connaught Place. Made many interesting discoveries here. Some unknown, unheard of publications with something interesting to read in them. Photographed October 1, 2006. The description of the present title image will be made available on its retirement.

Top Indian Internet Scandals

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The Internet isn’t a dump truck, it’s a series of tubes. And many a reputation has gone swirling down those tubes, thanks to the Net’s ability to expose scoundrels, scalawags, liars, cheats, and fools – and then broadcast the scandal to a billion glowing screens. The PC World list of the Top 10 Internet Scandals [Read more]

Isspecial Cutting Chai – December 2006

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The tagline reads “a repository of (mostly) useless information, since 2005.” Vijay Krishna, from Chennai, India, has been taking forward his personalised encyclopedic expedition since May 2005 (the time when I also began ventured into this addictive blogisthan, actually my first post was two days older than his. Jingalala!). Like many of us, he started [Read more]

Humko Binnies Mangta

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(Translates to “we want Binnies.” But the Bambaiya appeal can’t be translated) Is Binnies chips still available? The jingle was catchy and consumed a few packets as a result. Uncle Chipps used to be the most popular chips in town. Now it is Lays, and deservedly so (though both now belong to the same stable [Read more]

A House for a Sparrow

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She came into my life, actually my toilet, and gave me company every time I went inside to answer nature’s call. This house sparrow made herself comfortable in a wall cavity meant for an electrical appliance. Every night she was there, with her eyes shut and feathers fluffed up, until one of us had to [Read more]

Agra on the move

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Not by design, neither was it an accident. But this New Year’s eve, not a drop of the stuff that Bacchus lords over went down my throat. I had been to Agra (my second visit) and Fatehpur Sikri (my first). Returned late at night, just an hour before the calendars changed, dead tired. I like [Read more]