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
Art is a highly powerful way to channel, deal, cope with, whatever you may call it when you are faced with real life situations. In shades of comedy, tragedy, drama or a mix, it always finds a place in people’s minds and is often soul cleansing for the creator. All India Bakchod aka AIB and Truly Madly‘s latest ‘Creep Qawwali’ will hit close to home … Continue reading “Mere Creep Se Creepy Koi Creep Nahi Hai”
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!
What is it about gold that makes it immortal? Gives it a Godlike reverence? Makes women bite their tongue in sheer adoration? A gold lover knows how it can light up your face, the medicinal qualities it possesses and the ancient, pious and unbroken ritual of passing it down to the next generation. Our grandmothers who spent their most important occasions and precious moments wearing … Continue reading Women In Gold
Long-distance relationships, live-relationships, transitional worlds, man-woman equation, love, generational differences, the inter-web, real world problems and more. Tvf’s Permanent Roommates explores all this and more, all topped with some humour. The main characters in Permanent Roommates, played by Sumeet Vyas and Nidhi Singh are no strangers to many of us who live the urban life, meeting people like the characters in the series from time … Continue reading Permanent Roommates: Of love, live-ins and life
The snow, the smiles and Neelu & Mannu; it’s a simple story line but still effective. Neelu & Mannu’s love story evolves while Neelu gets a Tata Sky recharge everyday. It’s a great campaign with just the right length dedicated to each of the series. The protagonists Neelu and Mannu played by Himani Sisodiya and Prit Kamani respectively, are a great fit for the characters … Continue reading Daily Recharge vs. Daily Dillagi
We tend to naturally associate some celebrities to some brands. Some models to some endorsements. Some faces to some products. Something clicks between these celebrities and the brands and something ticks when the audience watches it. It catapults both the brands and the faces to a zenith. IAD picks a few faces and brands that became synonymous with each other Preity Zinta & Liril: Do … Continue reading Made for each other
These commercials with kids playing adult dress up and being witty were not only one of it’s kind but these kids were way wittier than any other adults in commercials we had recently seen. We are talking about the Flipkart ad series. There are a ton of ads out there that involve kids because like it or not, having a baby or a cat in an ad … Continue reading IAD’s Top 5 picks of ads featuring kids- Part 1
They have all made news and spun controversies. They have stirred conversations and provoked debates. Yet each one of them has something arresting and something gutsy. We picked the top five most talked about Indian ads.
Madhu-Sapre & Milind Soman For Tuff Footwear:
They were too hot to handle and way ahead of their times. It was sensual and bold; a python wrapped around their bodies sporting the shoes. It was candid and back in 1995 the ad attracted police charges for obscenity while the animal rights activists went ballistic about the use of the python. Milind Soman and Madhu Sapre were a couple back then and this was the hottest topic in the media.
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Carrying herself with great aplomb she has made a mark in the modelling industry and she will soon be appearing on the celluloid. She has won the Pantaloons Femina Miss India Pageant in 2011 and thereafter represented India at the Miss International contest. Adding to the crown are the titles of Miss Beautiful Eyes and Miss Beautiful Smile! Meet the charming, bold and gorgeous Ankita Shorey. With a degree in … Continue reading Ankita Shorey
The line, Kya main aapko jaanthi hoon? (Do I know you?), with a confused and irritated look of Umang Jain in a Cadbury advert has fluttered a million hearts, adding up to this peary-eyed model-plus-actor’s fanbase. Everything about the Cadbury Shubh Aarambh’s commercial was adorable – the mood of the picture, the simplicity of the dialogues, and the subtle background music – and icing on … Continue reading Umang Jain – the Cadbury girl!
Vicco decides for a brand makeover, give it much younger look, a broader and lovely smile, and TA-DAAH… appears the angel!! Presenting Rakul Preet Singh, one of the most beautiful amongst the bevy of (multitalented) beauties! Need I remind you that Rakul was one of the top five finalists in the Pantaloons Femina Miss India (PFMI) 2011 pageant? Voted as the Miss India People’s Choice, she was … Continue reading Rakul Preet