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Politicians and their marketing techniques

Three phases of the greatest extravaganza India has ever witnessed have finished. Several more remain. However the Indian populace has been hounded by not only the weird “No Ulu Banooing”, “Old Spice” ads but also election related ones. This is perhaps the first time advertising has been used on such a massive scale for promoting ideologies, or rather, incompetent candidates. ...

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No Batman. Give me Robin

Robin Williams is no moreÔÇØ, someone casually mentioned this to me and I gasped in horror : ÔÇ£My childhood is no moreÔÇØ. My very first thought upon hearing this. Robin gave us a beautiful happy world with wonderful people to light up our lives. Yes, I talk about the roles he assumed during his career as an actor. His characters ...

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Forgotten Scams

Forgotten Scams Sins While India was reeling under the burdens of debts, economic crisis, unemployment and various other elements meant to decapitate our society, some people were simply basking in the light of the black gold, euphemism for black money, like a summer vacation in our poverty ridden land. Corruption has been so abundant in our country, be it recession ...

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Namo’s Acche Din ?

ÔÇ£Abki baar Modi sarkarÔÇØ ÔÇ£Acche din aane waale haiÔÇØ As clich├®d as they might sound, the above lines as a part of the massive campaign worth Rs 5000 crores had done the trick for NaMo. But whatÔÇÖs even more interesting is that over two months into the government the above lines have not declined in their popularity, with them either ...

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The Unwritten Rules of Facebook

Living in the era of social media that is the present, dictates that each and every one of us is a member of Facebook. While it’s simple and straightforward to use and doesn’t really put any restrictions on the content you wish to put online, I feel like we have reached a point where some concrete Rules and Regulations need ...

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Jam Says: Sucky College Websites

Every year, between the months of March to June, a million jobless twelfth pass-outs spend hours scouring the internet for preferable colleges, researching their academics, going through the admission processes, gingerly glimpsing at the fees and wasting hours on Google Maps to see how close the nearest CCD is. However, it is disappointing to note that a number of stellar ...

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HOVER PIZZA

hover pizza cartoon

After years of research and experimentation, the cutting-edge science of Efficient Pizza Delivery recently welcomed its newest and most promising invention- hover pizza. A pizza was delivered to the 21st storey residence of a customer in Mumbai, in less than fifteen minutes via a hover-jet, ushering in a new age of annoying advertisements, unending promotional schemes and a Gods Must ...

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What it means to be a Gujju right now?

“Where are you from?” “I am from Vadodara.” “Come again?” “Vadodara, it’s in Gujarat.” I have been having that conversation for a long time with anyone and everyone from outside Gujarat. We hardly figure in the toppers list of the national competitive exams, our English speaking skills (the famous Dayaben twang) have been mocked over at least a zillion times, ...

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Social? Hardly!

We call it social media, but are we blanking out the very essence of social norms and etiquettes while using it? Our pervasive usage of social networking applications, be it whatsapp, facebook, twitter or foursquare has led to a situation wherein we are in ‘virtual’ touch with our friends, family, acquaintances and community. However, that touch is bereft of the ...

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Simple Acts Of Kindness

I wouldn’t make up a story up and lie. I’ve been staring at the desktop screen for the past 15 minutes, and for the last 14 I was blank. I have this crazy notion in my mind which is making my heart forsook conflicted. Just when I was about to give up on the idea of people and random acts ...

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