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November 30th, 2016

Ad of the day (and it’s a cracker!)

What a hoot!

“Stay On”, which is coyly described in the press as a “sexual wellness product”, has piggy-back-ed on the demonetisation issue, to produce a hilarious ad that has gone viral here in India.

This is possibly the only thing to do with demonetisation that will make you smile 🙂

April 29th, 2015

Whoever knew that bugs could beg?

If I never get around to writing my Great Indian Novel, then perhaps I might instead write The Indian Book of Fabulous Flyers. Every morning when these waft-y bits of paper waft out of my morning paper, my day is set, since 9 times out of 10 these flyers are brilliant.

Can’t be doing with the glossy, boring ones for medical check-ups or hair transplants. Or liposuction. They’re always glossy and grammatical.

Bah!

These are the one I like – the inventive ones.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you beg bugs.

And a great new word – “Effecment”.

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January 31st, 2015

I have NO idea at all. Seriously no idea.

Friends, readers and countrymen, lend my your ideas…

Won’t someone tell me, please, what this ad means.

Yours,

Baffled of Delhi.

July 24th, 2014

Now about all this ‘ere black magic…

My mornings are always made when one of these flyers comes drifting out of my newspaper. I know it is sad verging on tragic, but I really do love these flyers, mainly because they reaffirm my faith that India isn’t changing beyond all recognition.

If I had the courage to go meet Pt. M.K.Shastri, I would ask him about the following question about Black Magic. Namely, why did I trip up and fall yet again this morning? (Yup. Seriously, a week before our departure for Ladakh. ) Is there some kind of black magic thingy on this trek of mine, […]

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