Monthly Archives: March 2007

Vintage GE Ads

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I though of restricting the vintage ad collection on this blog to only the stuff related to India. But then restrictions are not a good thing to have. Therefore today when I received this wonderful email of vintage ads from Ojas Sabnis, I thought of loosening the limits a little. Non-Indian vintage ads will be [Read more]

Bollywood for a Song

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I had earlier posted about T-Series’ potential of putting the music pirates out of business and now Moserbaer is doing the same to the video variety (the first time I heard the name, Moserbaer, I thought it was German). The news had been around for long, but I saw the ad only yesterday. [Click on [Read more]

SC Stays OBC Quota

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First the news: SC stays 27 per cent quota for OBCs in IITs, IIMs NEW DELHI: In a setback to pro-reservationists, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the central law providing for 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in elite educational institutions like IITs and IIMs. (A copy of the Supreme Court’s [Read more]

An India Post Ad

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The Department of Posts is slowly reinventing itself. Though most of the 155,618 post offices (as on March 31, 2003) are yet to reflect that. Though much of the processes have been computerised, the pace of the queue remains sluggish. Post offices are usually dingy and dark places with wooden cupboards (gradually replaced by steel), [Read more]

What's Wrong with This Ad?

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This ad and its television counterpart has been on for a long time. Good ads though. But there’s something wrong with it. What? Moods condom ad Condoms are about protection. But the guy’s not wearing a helmet (he’s riding a two wheeler). One variant shows him wearing protective gear (on the head), but this doesn’t. [Read more]

Ha! Ha! India

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So it’s all over (well almost). The Blue Billion and the associated mumbo-jumbo. Maybe we lack the spirit, maybe we lack the ability, maybe we lack the will. Maybe we will win the next ICC Cricket World Cup. Maybe. And maybe BCCI will have a functional website. [Photo: Aunty P (cc)]

Pillion Riding with Che

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That photograph in the history book didn’t look into my eye, but I felt something. The face had an appeal about it, I remembered seeing the face somewhere else, but it was difficult for me to recall. So I read what was printed along with – it said, I think, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna [Read more]

Download Old Hindi Songs (for Free)

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Had discovered this site quite sometime back and had thought of posting about it, but as it usually happens with me, I forgot. IndianScreen.com, maintained by The Classic Movie Club based in the USA has a sizeable collection of old classic Hindi songs available for download and that too for free (legality of the download [Read more]

Photographic Evidence

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Maybe Dwaipayan sent me this image as a contrary to an earlier post titled “The Megapixel Hoax.” Nikon CoolPix2100 | Nikon CoolPix 3100 And the above exibit(s) further substantiates my postulation. The ones on the right are fake, so is the concept of more megapixels giving you proportionally better images. HP tried to sell more [Read more]