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