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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cheater Cock

Congress President: Originally from the Italian town of Lusiana.


Delhi Government’s Republic Day Ad Idea: Originally from Italian clothing brand, Benetton.

More ridicule of inane government ads: Budding Poets

16 comments:

Tarun Goel said...

Hmm..now there can be a lot of such things happening around if we see them the way we want to.
What is wrong in it?
I couldn't understand :(

raju said...

@Tarun -

What is wrong in it?

you mean besides the fact that they have used republic day as a big branding exercise for a foreign brand?...so many things...

Satyajit said...

Tarun:

Think its the "Italian" connection he is harping on.

Originality is something that Indians lack when it comes to the creative field.....does KBC, Big Boss, Indian Idol ring a bell? But out advertisements rock

Rakesh said...

he he, We can trust you to unravel the darkest political mysteries :)

Tarun Goel said...

How does it affect man?And this is our assumption that this is derived from UCB, who knows what is lying behind.

Sajid said...

To answer your question, bro, I am not Bangladeshi by origin. My parents are of Indian origin and I grew up mostly in the West. I have also lived in Delhi and Bombay (love Bombay, actually). We have some business in B'desh, and hence I often visit the country. Also cuz its such a contrast from most other cities I've lived in. At any rate, love your blog. Shobhaa De is something else. Singularly responsible for corrupting people once close to me, ha ha. Sorry, I edited the comment on my blog (don't usually do this, won't, henceforth :) There's every possibility I may rant about the Bangladeshi politics and government at some point on my blog (risky business), hence only using my first name.

rampantheart said...

Hypocrisy, thy name is Mankind! Period.

Tazeen said...

I think you should write a book about Indian Politics and Italy and name it 'The Italian Connection'

nobody said...

ha ha...not as good as the RSS one, but funny nonetheless.

Hades said...

@Tarun: Nothing very much wrong, as in no serious hanky-panky, if that's what you mean.

But the fact that our governments flick ad ideas from a kapda ka company is slightly jarring.

@Raju: Arre, no yaar. I don't think it’s as deep a conspiracy as that.

@Satyajit: Yes, our ads do rock...the private ones at least do.

@Rakesh: Of course you can!

@Sajid: Thanks for liking the blog, dude. A Dhakaite on the blogging scene is somewhat of a rarity, so was a bit curious.

@Rampant: And cats. I hate that species too. Selfish as hell, man.

@Tazeen: Or 'The Italian Job'! Damn, that's what I should have named this post.

@Nobody: Dude, nothing can be as funny as the RSS!

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Indian Home Maker said...

Hey, I love all Benetton ads and the beautiful idea behind them. We can learn some lessons in being United from those ads :)

Hades said...

IHM,

Yup, they are striking, aren't they. Actually, some of the more controversial ones (new born baby etc) haven't bee released in India. Do check them out on the website.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Could you please tell me where you got that flag picture from. this is a picture clicked by me . If you could tell me the soruce of the picture i could contact them.
Below is the original one which i clickd at my home,the flag also was drawn by me and i see it being stolen by somebody...coincidently the blogpost title is Cheater Cock :P
http://www.flickr.com/photos/klickd/1117448105/

kindly revert.

Regards,
Srividya
srsrividya@gmail.com

Hades said...

Srividya,

The second picture is an ad published in various newspapers by the Delhi Government on the occasion of Republic Day. I must have taken a screen shot from some e-paper.

Ajay said...

I read all the comments and understood that u guys have misunderstood the ad. Only education (Pencils) can lead us to UNITY (This is the thought behind the ad). See the logo of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan. It has nothing to do with Benetton. Just because Benetton has used the words UNITED and COLORS earlier, only they have the copyright to use these words? Ridiculous. I have conceptualized the ad. That's why; I am writing in.