We tuned in with Nikkesha Rangwala on a warm Tuesday afternoon. Forthcoming, grounded, and a self-confessed shy bird, Nikkesha talks about keeping it real in the entertainment industry. On starting early How did you set off in the entertainment industry? Did you always know you wanted to be an actor? Growing up in Canada, I was always the kid who was into dance, drama, and … Continue reading Acting is about reinventing yourself, every day – Nikkesha Rangwala
IAD in conversation with Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk puppetry girl, Parul Joshi. Continue reading “I wanted to be an actor since I was three” – Parul Joshi
Lekha Prajapati, our cover girl this month, is a model and actor from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She is a perfect blend of pretty looks and positive attitude. Taking time out from her busy schedule, Lekha spoke to IAD to share her love for the glamorous ad world, a peek into her life, and her mantra for success. Here are some snippets from our interview. What made … Continue reading “I want to be the face of Rajasthan Tourism!” – Lekha Prajapati
Persis Khambatta was born on October 2, 1948 in Bombay, India. At age 17, as Femina Miss India, she entered Miss Universe 1965, dressed in off-the-rack clothes she bought at the last minute. Khambatta became a model for companies such as Revlon. Her biggest acting break was getting the role of Lieutenant Ilia, the bald Deltan alien in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). This … Continue reading All you need to know about Indian model & actress, Persis Khambatta
Two young puppeteers (Parul Joshi & Karanvir Malhotra) are in the midst of a performance and cannot control their craving for the rich, smooth and creamy Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk – the most adorable commercial on air. This beautiful ad film conceptualized by Ogilvy & Mather perfectly builds on the Silk’s signature theme: irresistible Silk, encapsulating the romantic jingle: “Kiss me… close your eyes”. O&M turns the simple Romeo-Juliet-kind … Continue reading New Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk’s – The Two Puppeteers!
We have all had the feeling of being let down after being excited about a house while house hunting. This is a mammoth task but rewarding when you do finally find that perfect apartment that defines you; that you know you can make your own. It’s only natural that with such raised expectation and desire to find that one cosy spot you can call home, … Continue reading Homes
Women and only women can really, truly understand the insulting feeling, the disgust, the unpleasantness and the total disrespect when they are whistled at on the streets. When mothers take it up as their responsibility to teach their sons how wrong it is to take this matter lightly and be aware of how the sentiment attached to this act is grossly unacceptable. #shareyourstory is a great … Continue reading Son: #shareyourstory
“Going home” may have different connotations to different people. Travellers go home after their sojourn and the familiar wind in their faces makes them feel at home, nomads feel the familiar wind wherever they go, every place is home for them. We won’t be completely off the mark when we say for Indians, coming home means “Maa ke haath ka khana”. It’s an all-encompassing comfort … Continue reading Going Home
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Monisha Doley from Assam won the Miss Ethnic 2015 contest held in Mumbai amidst the glittering and grand ceremony where she beat 9 other contestants from across the country selected after a nationwide search. There were celebrity judges like Kareena Kapoor Khan, MissMalini, Shaina NC, Archana Kochhar – An ace couturier, Dorris Godambe, Divya Bhatnagar, Chandra Iyengar. The beautiful girl from Assam… Continue reading Craftsvilla Miss Ethnic 2015 Monisha Doley Interview With IAWP
The quality of vintage material is contained in the history it carries, the stories they hold and the timelessness wrapped around it. A piece of vintage equipment has a quality, an aura that enchants and thrills admirers in its periphery. The charm is irresistible, the beauty raving with a mind that takes on a life of its own. We stumbled upon some vintage advertisements with some of India’s … Continue reading The Vintage Vibes
This is an absolutely gorgeous execution of an ad. The new #PrettyGirlSwag Livon Serum ad featuring Kangana Ranaut looks more like a top-notch, well produced music video. Great styling, beautifully shot and completely stepping up to the title, the campaign seems to have struck the right chords. What immediately jumps out in the ad is how it eases you into it. Kangana looks like a million dollar … Continue reading Pretty Girl Swag!
If you are an old man reading this, do you remember what your goals were as a youngster? If you are an older woman, what did you want out of life as a younger woman in a fast city or a quiet village where you grew up? Most of you will remember being conditioned very consciously to want a job, a house, a wife, kids … Continue reading The Power Of One
These women are a tribe that inspire, motivate, give women all over the globe the courage to stand up for what they are born to do, to listen to their soul’s voice, recognise it and follow through. They maybe known for their outside beauty, red carpets and magazine covers but it takes immense grit and perseverance to achieve what they all did at some point in … Continue reading The Power Within!
It was a Monday morning matinee show with family in a nearby movie hall. There was a lot of shuffling about, movie goers getting settled; and for a Monday morning, there was more crowd than you would expect. The general hustle-bustle right before the movie begins that we are so used to. Then this ad comes on and there’s a minute and thirty seconds of … Continue reading Wild Wild Stone Ad
There is something special when women get together; in olden days, they would gather at the communal well or by the river doing laundry, knitting or Saturday markets. They would bond, talk about their lives, men, kids, food, anything under the sun really. Over the years, this has been replaced by shopping, drinking and mid-night sessions, dinners, dancing and other ways of connecting among womenfolk. What jumps at you in … Continue reading Tanishq Brings You Zuhur
Mirror, Mirror on the wall! Who is the fairest of them all? Koyal Rana! A beauty with brains is what it takes to receive the most coveted title of the nation for any model, which is Miss India. This year Koyal Rana has managed to make many women go green with envy by bagging the fbb Femina Miss India 2014 title title and is on … Continue reading Koyal Rana – Diva with a Purpose
There has been a lot of clamour lately about Saina Nehwal‘s new Iodex UltraGel advertisement. The ad features Saina wearing a ‘smiling joker’ facemask to hide her pain during the play. Its tagline goes ‘Iodex UltraGel apnao, dil se muskurao’ (use Iodex UltraGel, smile heartily). Leo Burnett’s well-crafted #MaskmyPain social media campaign with the iconic Indian Badminton player however baffled the audience! Ace shuttler in the latest Iodex Ultra … Continue reading Badminton Ace – Saina Nehwal
Prachi Thaker is a perfect blend of beauty and humility! A bubbly young girl from Ahmedabad, Prachi prides in being a gujju. From studying commerce to textile design in NIFT to modelling to acting, she has a lot in her bucket. Winner in almost everything she steps into, Prachi has series of awards that include – Miss Ahmedabad, runner up 2010; Miss University Gujarat, Winner 2011; Dabur Asli … Continue reading Prachi Thaker – A diva with many facets