Monthly Archives: November 2010

#barkhagate: We, the Twitter people

Saw TV last week? Or read the papers? Did you hear or read of India’s latest scandal, as it unfolded with Outlook’s latest expose. Amidst the parliament disruption and any number of scams (adarsh, CWG, 2G, BDA) this one never … Continue reading

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A byte of magnetic code. A $7 billion business.

Would you think it clever business sense or rank insanity if you mortgaged your home to raise $100,000 to buy an virtual asteroid? Yes, you got that right, a virtual asteroid. It looks and feels like an asteroid, but rests … Continue reading

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The ‘Good’ Old Days?

As we grow older, there’s always the refrain of the ‘good old days’ we start spouting. (I’m beginning to spout some of it already). Do aging advertisiers too yearn for the good old days? When it was still about a … Continue reading

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A new Facebook Wave?

On November 15th, Facebook announced, in a touching blogpost, the launch of the new ‘Facebook Messages’. It began the blog by invoking the American family: Imagine the kind of family you might see in a modern American sitcom: loving parents … Continue reading

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The Raymond Store Walkthrough on YouTube

17th November 2010: R K SWAMY Interactive launched an interactive campaign introducing The Raymond Store online. The campaign was hosted on YouTube. This was the first time a Raymond commercial was aired online before being released nationwide on television. About … Continue reading

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The Raymond Shop premieres ‘Come & See’ TV Commercial on YouTube before releasing in television for the first time

R K SWAMY launched an interactive campaign premiering The Raymond Shop ‘Come & See’ TVC online. The campaign is being hosted on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/theraymondshop). This is the first time a Raymond commercial is being aired online before being released nationwide … Continue reading

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Let’s celebrate National Unfriend Day

As William Shatner* says, “Those people on Facebook. They’re not your friends.” The host on this video has a simple test for your friends: announce that you are shifting home. Those who come to help are friends. Unfriend the rest. … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Top Parasatires

An earlier post mentioned the word parasatire. I must admit I’m fascinated by the word. A satire that not only spoofs another movie, but releases in the afterglow and makes a decent bit of cash too. What a way to … Continue reading

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Cometh The Time, Cometh The Word!

This blog has a (not not much used) section on new word coinages, many triggered by the internet. While we do recommend that as a good read, when that section is not being updated, we direct you to Ben Schott. … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Phoneses

I’m a bit slow I suppose, or this blog would have been up four days ago, as the story broke. TechCrunch started it all, saying that Facebook was secretly building a phone. Apparently it’s a top secret project that no … Continue reading

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