Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mad Mad ad world!

Hi everyone!


today blog is dedicated to the mad mad advertisement world...they preach you anything and everything! As if every single customer buying or at least seeing their advertisement is deaf,dumb, lunatic and what not!!

I was bored with work, logged on to youtube to listen to some songs..but this ghost of Fortune rice bran oil swears not to let us live in peace. the amount of marketing budget they have, bill gates will be ashamed, he does not have that much money in his Swiss account!  this oil is everywhere!...tv,  radio, internet, facebook aur pata nai kaha kaha! I have got rice bran phobia!

Few off the idiotic advertisement campaign I have seen over a period of time,

 Bournvita, Horlicks,Complan:

All these three brands(what I recall) have some point or the other promised to all  Indian mothers that there drink increases the height of kids and improves that memory power. Now, this is the best example of false advertising, bcoz, the amount of all these bottles I have drowned, My height would have been 6'5 feet, where as I am 5'2....huh!
And the memory part, ha ha!! I will easily get entry in Guinness book of world records for forgetting everything right before entering exam hall!

21st century diet:

Ye mazedar hai!...market mein jahan dekho, sugar free, fat free, cholesterol free aur pata nai kya kya diet fads milenge aapko! the bipasha basu advertisement, biscuit ke naam pe maida kha rahe ho! and she says" eat macvitive digestive biscuit, maida free, banao aapko wafer thin slim"!!...burp!
Did anyone bother to turn the packet and have a close look at the amount of transfat it has?..the worst fat which never goes from your body is found on all these sugar free, fat free and blah blah products!
Bipasha also says, purani jeans mein fit hone hai to drink real fruit juice!..I got impressed...purani jeans mein fit hona tha...super market se utha ke le aayi...first sip liya...it was too sweet!..I thought itna mitha peeke kuan patla hoga?...packet turn karke dekha to small letters mein warning thi "does not contain any real fruit but tonnes of sugar? definitely!
The next moment, real fruit juice was inside the dustbin!

Aur ye chote chote bache aake aapko ye kao to vo kaho bolte hai na, mar karta hai ek thappad laga ke bolo, beta pehle bolna sikho sahi tarike se phir sikhana kya khana hai kya nai!...mommy aap ye toothpaste kyun use karte ho?...issme aunty nai hai na?( aunty mane antigen, didn't knew you eat antigen also!) aur to aur chai mein antifibroids!...errrr?!!!!!
cholestrol minus butter parathe pe lagao, maje se khao(nutrelite butter)...ek barr try kiya..it taste like ur eating raw oil sprinkled with paratha!

In all this ghooch ppooch to get slim and become healthy we forgot our humble dal chawl, paratha, idli, dhokla etc etc!

wo din duur nahi jab market mein fat free chicken, fish and egg milne lagega! fat free rice is already there!..tagline?!...bina exercise, khao daily rice!(hainji!)...google karke check kar lo!

Fairness Cream.

This saga is endless, I mean, every other skin care advertisement is about transforming your skin color from black to firangi white...kaise?...matlab koi mujhe samjhao!...aisa chamatkar kaise karte hai ye brand wale? fooling those poor people.
I still remember one of the childhood incident, when I went to my nani maa place, there was this care taker at home, one day while talking, mommy entered his room and saw a fair and lovely cream packet kept with utmost care along bedside(this was before fair and handsome for men was launched), mommy couldn't resist asking, do you use fair and lovely manoj? why? this is a women cream!
for which manoj asnwered, janta hun didi...ladkiyon ki cream hai...par mujhe dekho....kitna kala hun....thoda gora nai hua to mujhe sundar ladki kaise milegi!!
Mommy was dumbstuck...she didnt had any answer!..hope he got a pretty girl who does bother of his looks!
Recently my friend uploaded an image of times of India masterhead(Hyderabad edition),fairness cream for babies! I could not stop laughing!...bechare bache, abhi to paida hua, chalna sikhna nai, unko achi malishh karne ke bajae, fair and lovely se dhoo daloo!!

And the most outrageous one, fairness cream for inner parts!...whatt?....yes jaani!
Last IPL, I was in Chennai  it was a crucial match, CSK v/s RCB( though csk and rcb match is always crucial!), me being the only RCB loyal supporter, we were these 40+ people in the gym, everyone stopped working out and was glued to the TV as it was the last two overs, advertisement break happened, and guess what, there was this advertisement for fairness cream for inner parts...wtf??
there was a 10 second silence among the crowd, nobody said anything but everyone was visibly embarrassed!
the next thing I remembered was huge public outburst of this advertisement in all national dailies and eventually the advt was taken off!

But I am sure, they did get some customers!...kyun?....arre...The great Indian gora addiction!

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  1. 1st of all talkin abt mktg budget ya dey do spend a loot on dat... common notion jo dikhta hai vo bikta... n talkin abt dat antigen toothpaste.. omg dat was hts.. some1 tell me how a antigen will go insyd ur body thru a toothpaste.. i guess toothpaste is meant for cleaning our teeth not eatin dem.. next thing i'l c i guess is dettol sayin u shld use dettol bcoz it contains nutrition.. n seriously u r ryt abt fair n lovely.. 1 of my fren used fair n lovely for sometym.. later on she realyzd she was turnin blak.. when she read d leaflet properly it said this cream contains bleaching components.. understud her blakness.. she used to go out immediately aftr applying cream.. n yeah u r ryt abt dat innerpart fairness cream.. it got many customers.. aftr some days 2 chinki girl came to my shop n enquired abt dat product.. i was stunned hearing dat dey have product like dis also(since i was too busy to luk at advertisemnts..) n yeah u r very ryt abt des fat free n sugar free things.. i had a talk wid a teenager.. she was resisting to have samosa as it was oily.. i offered her pizza n she said yes.. i laughed so badly.. my guests started lukin at me.. den i xplained the whole situation n dey agreed wid me.. who will tell des teenagers a samosa has less calories den double layered cheese pizza..

    i guess i can go on n on... as dis is d mad ad world......

  2. aur bhi bahut kuch than jo mujhe likhte samay yaad nai aa raha tha!

  3. yeah today i was watchin dis tea leves add.. dis tea have falvinoids.. haahah..