Entries Tagged as 'News'

Within six months of launching the Goods and Services Tax (GST) programme in India, the Government has reviewed the rates of many of the items. The biggest impact is the fact that the tax slab in the top bracket (28%) now has only 50 items. Earlier, it has 200+ items. This means that it is […]

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Clean India Campaign should be to clean ourselves from the inside, not just the outside. Lets start from within. Please see if you can promise the following: Promise I will never give or take bribe Promise I will always respect to women and will never be a party to rape, eve-teasing or abuse of women […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a classic viral marketing example that has to be studied by any one interested in marketing. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice on yourself to show your support to the spread the awareness about ALS. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

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“Soak up the Sun”

June 12th, 2014 · No Comments · News

Listening to Sheryl Crows Soak up the Sun….. love the lyrics and the song. Anytime i feel low i just have to listen this. Great song to enjoy life as it is. The lines “It’s not having what you want, It’s wanting what you’ve go” really strikes a chord . Here are the lyrics i found […]

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Jallikattu is a game involving bulls and humans, very popular in the state of Tamil Nadu. This game involves letting the bull run towards a group of participants, who will try to tame it. The person who tames the bull is declared the winner. Every year, Jallikattu has resulted in quite a few deaths and also […]

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Nina Davuluri is a person of Indian origin, born and raised in the US. It is funny when I have to start an article with an important fact as there appears to be a huge discussion going on the internet on racism and related topics right after Nina was crowned Miss America 2014 recently. As […]

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This morning I woke up to the sad news of four teenagers crushed to death after travelling on the foot board of a bus in Chennai. Every one in Chennai knows that travelling on the foot board is a daily affair and the Government has done nothing about it so far. I am not here […]

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I had written earlier about negative advertising by The Hindu and how it left a bad taste about the newspaper that I have loved for the past thirty years. Recently I found out that this ad from The Hindu was in response to a negative ad campaign launched by The Times Of India, projecting news […]

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Amazing Ad from The Hindu

December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Fun, News

Noticed this funny video ad from The Hindu. It shows how kids in classrooms are watching exactly what the politicians in India are doing and do exactly the same in this mock political discussion in the classroom. This ad is now becoming very popular all over India as it truly reflects the situation happening across […]

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Happened to go to a contemporary dance performance by The Scottish Dance Theatre which was presented by The Hindu, the most popular newspaper in Chennai. While waiting for the programme to start, we were shown a few video advertisements, repeated more than once, making mockery of The Times Of India readers. The ad starts with […]

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