December 31, 2012

What a Year India !

Will 2012 be a watershed year for India, its politicians and more importantly its Mango People!

As we look forward to 2013, will 2012 mark the year when India’s history changed forever? And for Good!

Or will India still be a country of Aam Aadmi looking for a Haath for his Saath


December 22, 2012

Famous forgotten Indian brands

Presenting below some of the homegrown category leaders who held their sway and still have a huge fan following. These brands have a huge recall and most are sold internationally as well

Ayurvedic Health Products (FMHG)

Jai Kajal - (Eye Product/ Cosmetic) Western India Chemical Co.

Jai Kajal brand

Jiwadaya Netraprabha - (Eye Drops/Medicine) Jiwadaya Netraprabha Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.

Jiwadaya Netraprabha eye
Jiwadaya ayurvedic otc eye drops
Kailas Jeevan - (Multipurpose Ayurvedic Cream) Ayurved Sumshodhanalaya ASUM

Kailash Jeevan Cream Pune
OTC ayurvedic cream brand asum
Kachua Chaap Machhar Agarbatti; Tortoise - (Mosquito coil / repellent) Bombay Chemicals Ltd.

Tortoise mosquito coil

Kachua Chaap Machhar Agarbatti

Dukh Dabav Lep - (Pain Inflammation plaster) Bhawanji Lakhamshi Mody & Co

Dukh Dabav Lep

Ayurvedic pain plaster inflammation

Food Products (FMCG)

Vandevi Hing - (Asafoetida Powder) - Kinjin Food / V.N Thakkar

Vandevi Hing - (Asafoetida Powder)
Vandevi Hing Irani Ras Kani
Ravalgaon Loco Chocolate - (Sugar Candy / Confectionery) Walchand Hirachand Group

Ravalgaon Laco brand chocolate

Stationery Items

Joker Gum - (Craft glue paste) Thakker Corporation

Joker paste gum school

Lot of nostalgia attached to these famous brands; with some strong marketing back-up they have potential to make it big in the thriving OTC and FMCG segments

Big players with bigger advertising budgets can turn around these famous regional products to money spinning national brands and create line extensions. Brand managers please note these could be up for grabs and a great investment.

Surprisingly most of these products and brands have their origin in Maharashtra - Jai Kajal, Jiwadaya Netraprabha, Kailas Jeevan, Kachua Chaap Machhar Agarbatti, Dukh Daba-v Lep, Vandevi Hing, Ravalgaon Loco Chocolate, Joker Gum! How many have you heard or used ?

December 18, 2012

Thank You GOD !!

December 06, 2012

Famous Indian Celebrity who Died in 2012

Deaths of famous and notable people from India in 2012

List of popular personalities and celebrities who passed away - Fond Farewells to these luminaries from India.

Indian Celebrity Deaths 2012

Kalpana Mohan, 65, Indian actress
Amit Saigal, 46, Indian rock magazine publisher, concert promoter and musician
Rubina Shergill, Indian television actress
Nikhat Kazmi, 53, Indian film critic
M. O. H. Farook, 74, Indian politician and diplomat
Raj Kanwar, 50, Indian film director and producer
O. P. Dutta, 90, Indian film director, complications of pneumonia
Ravi, 86, Indian music director
Joy Mukherjee, 73, Indian actor
Hasan Gafoor, 62, Indian police commissioner
Mona Kapoor, 48, Indian television producer
N. K. P. Salve, 91, Indian politician
Brij Bhushan Tiwari, 71, Indian politician
Achala Sachdev, 91, Indian actress
Surendranath, 75, Indian cricketer
Ranjitsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad, 74, Indian politician, LS MP, Maharaja of Baroda
Taruni Sachdev, 14, Indian film child actress
Jai Gurudev, 116, Indian religious leader
Gavin Packard, 48, British-born Indian Bollywood film actor
Flinder Anderson Khonglam, 67, Indian politician and physician
Brahmeshwar Singh, 67, Indian militia chief, head of Ranvir Sena
Pappu Yadav, 50, Indian politician
Dara Singh, 84, Indian wrestler and actor
Mrinal Gore, 84, Indian politician
Rajesh Khanna, 69, Indian actor and film producer
Lakshmi Sahgal, 97, Indian politician, army officer and revolutionist
Suresh Dalal, 79, Indian poet and gujarati writer
Prabuddha Dasgupta, 55, Indian fashion photographer
Vilasrao Deshmukh, 67, Indian politician
Ashok Mehta, 65, Indian cinematographer
A. K. Hangal, 95, Indian actor
Verghese Kurien, 90, Anand and businessman
K. S. Sudarshan, 81, Indian nationalist Ex RSS chief
Dinesh Thakur, 65, Indian theatre director and actor
K Lal, 88, Indian magician
Brajesh Mishra, 83, Indian diplomat NSA
M. S. Shinde, 83, Indian film Sholay editor
Varsha Bhosle, 56, Indian journalist and singer
Yash Chopra, 80, Indian director, filmmaker, script writer, and producer
Bidushi Dash Barde, 23, Indian actress and model
Jaspal Bhatti, 57, Indian actor, activist
Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu, 55, Indian politician, MP from AP
Kailashpati Mishra, 89, Indian politician Governor
K. C. Pant, 81, Indian politician, Planning Commission, Ex Defence Minister
Bal Thackeray, 86, Indian politician, Shiv Sena Supremo
Ponty Chadha, 55, Indian businessman
Indravadan Modi, 87, Indian businessman - Cadila
Inder Kumar Gujral, 92, Indian politician, Ex Prime Minister

B. B. Nimbalkar, 92, Indian cricketer, scored quadruple century
Ravi Shankar, 92, Indian musician, Grammy award winner 
Leslie Claudius, 85, Indian Olympic medal-winning hockey player

Damini Amanat Nirbahaya !

Celebrity Deaths from India: 2012 Famous Deaths List
RIP to this List of stars who left us in the year 2012 - Fond remembrance

Indian Celebrity Deaths: 2011 Famous Deaths List


November 30, 2012

Sana "Toing" Khan new TVC with Salman

Sana Khan who is appearing in the 6th season of Bigg Boss "Alag Che" reality show was currently seen in a new advertisement released by

The Amul Macho girl this time has a considerable screen time compared to the first TVC where she played a blink and you miss secretary (watch at 0.32 sec)

"Har Yatra se pehle". It is reported that the Bollywood actor Salman Khan has invested an undisclosed amount in this Gurgaon-based online travel company

November 27, 2012

Arjun Tendulkar eating Kurkure!

Sachin's son Arjun Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar Family Photograph
R to L : Sachin, Arjun, Anjali and Sara Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar eating Kurkure will sure be a future brand ambassador for Pepsi Co

November 21, 2012

Ajmal Kasab's terror track in Mumbai - The Attacks on 26/11

How and where Ajmal Kasab accompanied by Abu Ismail went about attacking Mumbai on 26/11
Google route map that Kasab followed on the night of 26th November 2008

View Larger Map

Kasab came in Marine vessel "Kuber", hijacked by terrorists to reach city coast
Retracing Pakastani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab's footsteps on 26/11
Kasab's terror map Wednesday 26/11/2008

After giving him a fair trial by the Indian Government the Pak Terrorist was awarded capital punishment by the court

On 21/11/2012 four years after the carnage Ajmal Kasab was hanged to death by neck in Yerwada jail in Pune, Maharashtra- India
CST-Cama and Albless Hospital-Metro-Nariman Point-Chowpatty
Ram Gopal Verma "Ramu" can now release his film the attack points mentioned above

November 06, 2012

Aerial shot of Charminar Hyderabad

Aerial photo of Charminar Hyderabad

Photo of busy Charminar from the sky in Old Hyderabad

Shot from top of Charminar
Atop Charminar Hyderabad photo

November 02, 2012

Array of content marketing options — balance of difficulty and value

Small Business Content Marketing India

Enjoyed this infographic? Read more marketing tips .

October 29, 2012

i present PadMini from India

This amazing product was launched in India long ago known as Premeier Padmini

PadMini i ndia
Pad Mini Launched i n India
 Will come to the other famous Padmini (Kolhapure) from India later...

Still Confused see more?

October 26, 2012

Malaika Arora Khan v/s Salman Khan

30 Plus from Dabur to be pitted against Revital from Ranbaxy

Ten years ago, despite being famous for the 30+ brand with filmstar Jitendra as their mascot, Ajanta Pharma and the brand did not invest in itself.

Now Dabur has roped in Bollywood item queen Malaika Arora Khan to revitalise the brand it acquired in May last year.

30Plus with a new positioning to compete with Ranbaxy's Revital, which is promoted by superstar Salman Khan

Salman Khan the new face of Ranbaxy’s Revital replaced cricketer Yuvraj Singh who was the brand ambassador earlier

Relaunched Thirty Plus the health rejuvenator and energiser brand now sold to Forty Plus Men

Marketing: From a male to a female brand ambassador - 30Plus

October 25, 2012

From a male to a female brand ambassador - 30Plus

30 Plus the famous old OTC brand has come a long way..

From 1990 to 2012
From 'The best has just begun!' to 'Ho Jaa Youngeela Re!'
From Ajanta Pharma to Dabur India
From Jeetendra to Malika Arora Khan..

30 plus actor Jeetendra advertisement

30 plus Malaika Arora advertisement

Thirty Plus has really got a Enery Booster.. and as they said The power to go!
Pharma OTC: Malaika Arora Khan v/s Salman Khan

October 19, 2012

Kapil Dev's daughter - Amiya

Amiya dev at Saifeena marriage
Kapil dev's daughter
romi dev with amiya dev
 Kapil dev with family - wife Romi and daughter Amiya
Cricketer kapil dev's kid Amiya

October 15, 2012

Little Nemo In Slumberland - Doodle

Interactive doodle of one of Winsor Zenic McCay works, "Little Nemo in Slumberland."
Winsor Zenic McCay - Nemo Google doodle
Winsor Zenic McCay - Google Doodle for today - 15th October 2012

October 08, 2012

Nirahua with red Gamcha

actor dinesh lal yadav
Nirahua bhojpuri star
Nirahua bigg boss
Dinesh Yadav contestant
Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua and Monalisa
bigg boss bhojpuri actor
dinesh lal yadav red gamcha
Bhojpuri Super star Nirahua in Bigg Boss 6
Dinesh lal Yadav has taken shapath (oath) in Bigg boss to wear the red gamcha on his head
 Salman Khan made everyone take the sacrosanct shapath which is – bura mat dekho, bura mat bolo and bura mat suno on opening day of Bigg Boss 6
Eliminated on 12th October
Update #1 : Bhojpuri film actor Dinesh Lal Yadav also popularly known as Nirahua is the 1st contestant evicted from the house
Re-Entered on 17th November
Update #2 : Dinesh Lal Yadav a popular face in U.P, MP, Bihar & Jharkhand makes re-entry: Staying  in the mud house, built adjacent to the main Bigg Boss 6 house 
Evicted from the house for a second time on 12th December
Update #3: Mid week eliminations see Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua bidding final goodbye to Bigg Boss 6!.

October 04, 2012

Still Confused

October 03, 2012

Asian Paints unveils new brand identity

Asian paints new brand identity and logo
New-look Asian Paints finds an uncanny resemblance to the ongoing ICC T20 WC logo

Asian paints logo

October 02, 2012

Time Man of the Year 1930 - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Born on 2nd October

Saint Gandhi's birthday

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi jayantiAKA Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Born: 2-Oct-1869
Birthplace: Porbandar, India
Died: 30-Jan-1948
Location of death: Delhi, India
Cause of death: Assassination
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)
Gender: Male
Religion: Hindu
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Occupation: Activist / Freedom fighterNationality: India
Executive summary: Proselytizer of non-violence/ "Father of the Nation"Father: Karamchand Gandhi
Mother: Putalibai
Brother: Laxmidas
Brother: Karsandas
Sister: Raliatbehn
Wife: Kasturba Gandhi (m. 1882, d. 22-Feb-1944, four sons)
Son: Harilal (b. 1888)
Son: Manilal (b. 1892)
Son: Ramdas (b. 1897)
Son: Devdas (b. 1900)

Ishwar Allah Tere Naam

October 01, 2012

Sakshi Khanna the son of old-time Bollywood star Vinod Khanna

Vinod and Kavita Khanna's son Sakshi
Vinod Khanna's son

Sakshi Khanna
In July 2011, police busted a rave party at a resort in Khalagpur, Raigad in which allegedly 290 people were arrested. The party was held at Mount View Club on July 2 last year in which Inspector Anil Jadhav from the Anti Narcotics Cell’s Worli Unit was also arrested and his medical reports showed that he had consumed drugs.

Over 240 youngsters, including Vinod Khanna's son were caught consuming drugs. Of the 290 youngsters, 207 tested positive for drugs.

Vinod Khanna's son Sakshi Khanna

Vinod Khanna's son Sakshi Khanna with second wife Kavita Khanna
Vinod Khanna Family
For another star son see below link