Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Brilliant Ad

I came across this article in one of the blogs.

Chevrolet created havoc with its 20-foot billboard advert made entirely from one-pence coins in London’s New Oxford Street. The unique billboard that consisted of 20,000 pennies was created to advertise the 769,500-pence starting price of the new Aveo. Understandably, it didn’t take long for hundreds of opportunistic by passers to strip it clean. To be exact, the penny-billboard only lasted for a mere 30 minutes!!!

Chevrolet's Les Turton commented:“There have been some great car adverts before, but none that has stopped traffic and actually put money back into the motorist’s pocket so this is certainly a first. We’re glad we’ve topped up lots of people’s wallets, purses and, in some cases, rucksacks, but it would have been nice for the billboard to last a little longer than 30 minutes.” This is really a good way to make the motorist look at the advertisements.

I personally feel that the brand recall for this AD will be the highest across it's category !!:)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Biscuits at Karachi bakery

I was on my way to chennai on 18th July. Some of my colleagues in my office referred me to Karachi bakery near Nampalli station. They referred to the delicious fruit biscuits that a person gets at the bakery.

Based on my colleagues reference, I went to Nampalli station and decided to go to Karachi bakery. The bakery is around 1 to 1.5 km from the station. I tried to catch an Auto to that place. I was shocked when the autowala asked me to pay Rs 35 for the 1.5 km trip. I decided to walk to the shop.

The route to the bakery was one of the most crowdest and busiest road of hyderabad. I felt that a person can walk faster than the car or bike in that place. After walking for 15 minutes,I reached the bakery.

I was a bit surprised by the security arrangements at the bakery. I had a doubt if I had come to a bakery or to some VIPs residence. There were three levels of security check that was carried out at the entrance of the bakery. I had to stand in queue for 15 minutes . Initially, a security guy checked my bag, a second one checked me with a metal detector and finally a third one came a made a thorough manually. I still have a doubt as to why do they have such a tight security. But, none of the customers standing in the queue were complaining of this checking.

After all the formalities were over, I went into the bakery. It was at this point,that my nostrils experienced the best scent of fruit flavored biscuits. It was here that I understood another concept of biology that ur nose and tongue are connected internally. As soon as nose had its share, it started troubling my tongue to taste those biscuits.I went in and tasted all the biscuits they had kept in the bakery. My favourite was their badam biscuit. After that I had their Strawberry cake. I have not yet had a cake like that anywhere. At that time, all the miseries that I had been put through at the time of entering the shops melted away like the black forest cake in my mouth.

So guys, If u happen to be in hyderabad, Never fail to go karachi Bakery.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

My first dinner at 6Pack @ Gachibowli

Off late, Thanks to Neeru Thambhi's advise we are eating out at various health food joints. Day before yesterday i had my veggie delite at subway@Whitefields.

Yesterday, For the first time we visited 6Pack. To know more about this place visit their website at www.6packcuisine.com

For all the fitness freaks, this place is a must visit .
Vegetarian Menu consists of
1) 100 gms of boiled carrot, beans and cauliflower
2) Ground soya/ any special item of the day (Ground soya tastes gr8 there)
3) 150 g of green rice/brown rice
4) 1 cup of dhal

Even though the quantity of food provided by them was less, i felt that the dinner was quite filling.Even the ambience out there was too good.

Guys, if you intend to eat out , 6pack is worth trying.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dasavathaaram Review with hidden things

people, came across this article in my mail. A good review for Dasavatharam

One thing we had noticed is why people didn't get the real subtext and reason for the various roles and hence the title.

If you knew the real dasavatharams of Lord Vishnu and their characters you can appreciate the script more.

Let me explain, starting with the best adapted role:

1. Krishna avatar - Vincent Poovaraghavan

Lord krishna is actually a dalit, he is dark-skinned [shyamalam]. He saved draupadi when she was being violated and he was the actual diplomat in mahabharatham. Lord krishna dies of an arrow striking his lower leg. Now look at how vincent was introduced.. he appears when asin is about to be molested and he saves her like draupadi. Vincent is the dalit diplomat, fights for land issue [soil issue to be exact] and dies from the metal rod striking his leg. Oh even five of vincent's men are drugged at P. Vasu's.. sounds familiar???

2. Balarama avatar - Balarama naidu

This is an easy given. as the name suggests and the role personifies you can easily get it.

3. Mathsya avatar - Ranagaraja nambi

nambi is thrown into water in an act of trying to save lord from being thrown into sea, though vainly. what more clue do you want?

4. Varaha avatar - Krishnaveni paatti

During the mukunda song, krishnaveni paatti does varaha avatar in the shadow puppetry. The frame freezes on it for a second. there is the clue. Moreover, in varaha avatar lord actually hides earth so as to protect life forms. Here too krishnaveni hides the germs - life form inside the statue so as to protect.

5. Vamana avatar - Kalifulla khan

remember in vamana avatar, lord vishnu takes the vishvaroopa, that is the giant form! Hence the giant kalifulla here symbolises vamana avatar.

6. Parasurama avatar - Christian Fletcher

Parasurama is actually on an angry killing spree and killed 21 generations of the particular kshatriya vamsa. Hence the real KILLER... Guess what thats what our Fletcher is! He comes around with the gun [modern upgrade for axe] and kills everyone around. I have to check if he kills 21 people though. :-D

7. Narasimha avatar - Shingen Narahashi

first of all the name itself is a play on the words singam [means lion in tamil] and narasimha [the avatar being symbolised]. Lord Narasimha manifests himelf to kill the bad guy and he also teaches prahaladha. In the movie, he shows up to kill the killer fletcher! and is also a teacher.. Lord Narasimha had to kill the asura with bare hands and hence the martial arts exponent here.. get it?

8. Rama avatar - Avatar Singh

Lord Rama stands for the one man one woman maxim, kind of symbolising true love.. Here Avatar portrays that spirit by saying that he loves his woman more than anything and wants to live for her.

9. Kalki avatar - Govindaraj Ramasamy

As you know, the hero in kaliyug can be none other than the Kalki avatar!!!

10. Koorma avatar - Bush

This is the most loose adaptation I couldn't clearly comprehend. But if you look at the real koorma avatar, the lord is the turtle/tortoise that helps in stirring the ksheera sagara and bringing out the amruth. This essentially creates war among the devas and asuras. Similarly today Bush facilitates war between you know whom... May be Kamal also indicates that this avatar is a bit dumb like the tortoise..

Friday, June 27, 2008


I came across this in one of the numerous forwards that i keep receiving daily!!!

how do we make 1 1 1 = 6??

How do we make 2 2 2 =6
by doing
2+2+2 =6

Spain marches into EURO 2008 finals

I was shocked to see today morning headlines that Spain had trounced russia. I coul'nt beleive it. Thanks to Electricity board(EB) people of White fields and our honorable cable guy for not allowing me and my room mate Neeru thambhi (Wizard of Amazon) to see the semifinal match. As soon as the first drop of rain falls in any part of hyderabad, our EB officials happily switch off the power supply.

Anyway, I would have hated seeing Russia lose the match.Better luck next time for them. Now that Germany and Spain are going to fight for the final spot, i would support Spain to win it!!

Lets see as to what's in store for the final.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Turkey gets its own medicine

The semifinal match between Turkey and Germany turned out to be an evenly contested match. I had a feeling that Germany might just steam roll over much depleted Turkish side.

A much-weakened Turkey side had dominated the first half but were only level at half-time after Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger had cancelled out Ugur Boral's opener. The second half was evenly contested by both the sides. Both the sides had a fair chance of scoring the goal in the second half.

Germany took the lead through Klose in the 79th minute. Rustu looked favourite to come out and claim Lahm's lofted cross into the area, but Klose beat both the goalkeeper and Topal to the ball to send a glancing header into an unguarded net.

That might have spelt the end of some side's hopes, but Turkey had proven themselves an obstinate opponent in the three previous matches and, astonishingly, they managed to net yet another late goal.

Sabri sent over a low cross and Semih managed to poke the ball past Lehmann at his near post
After seeing Senturk scoring in last five minutes, I felt that Turkey were going to make history by staging a comeback in the final minutes and go to the Euro Final. But Philip Lahm had other intentions. His 90th minute winner shut the doors for Turkey.

Waiting for the semifinals between Russia and Spain tonight. I would like to see Russia lift the EURO 2008. but let's keep our fingers crossed till that.