Tuesday, 29 May, 2007

Attention Smokers AD(D) V

Oh,come on now, ab to smoking karna chhod do!!!!!!!!!!

Of course! only if you wish to live.


This is an award winning ad of Fevicol.Oh, by the way,these ads are those acquired from MHO. Thought I'd acknowledge.


This is the best one I've come across so far.


No comments on this one.Although for those who didn't get it(my bro didn't),this is a the image of a brain that is formed using the magazine


Sorry for different posts but it was posing so much of a problem that I decided it's better this way.Anyway,Enjoy!!!!!!

Addd-vertise-ments I

With the increase in the reach of media, whether print or video or audio,advetisements have started gaining a lot of importance in every sector.Making an article of good quality is not enough.It needs to be promoted equally properly.Here, we shall discuss some of the best ads with great creativity.This series will continue.

Monday, 28 May, 2007

Prime (Minister's) Resume!!!

Just for the benefit of those who wish to take a look at the resume of our PM,here it is(courtesy Mumbai Hang Out-MHO, a yahoo group that I've joined)

EDUCATION /Qualification:
Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh,1952

Stood first in MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh,1954

Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St John's College,Cambridge, 1955 and 1957

Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge,1957

DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa)

PhD thesis on India's export competitiveness

OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience:
Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59

Reader, Economics, 1959-63

Professor, Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-65

Professor,International Trade, Delhi School of Economics,University of Delhi,1969-71

Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi,1976

Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,1996 and CivilServant

Working Experience/ POSITIONS:
1971-72: Economic advisor ministry of foreign trade

1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance

1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India; Director, IndustrialDevelopment Bank of India

Alternate governor for India, Board ofgovernors, Asian Development Bank;

Alternate governor for India, Boardof governors, IBRD

November 1976 - April 1980: Secretary, ministry of finance (Departmentof economic affairs); Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission;

Member,finance, Space Commission

April 1980 - September 15, 1982: Member-secretary,

Planning Commission1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint studycommittee

September 16, 1982 - January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bankof India

1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of governors,International Monetary Fund

1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister

1985: President, Indian Economic Association

January 15, 1985 - July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

August 1, 1987 - November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and commissioner,south commission, Geneva

December 10, 1990 - March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister oneconomic affairs

March 15, 1991 - June 20, 1991: Chairman, UGC

June 21, 1991 - May 15, 1996: Union finance minister

October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket

June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance

August 1, 1996 - December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standingcommittee on commerce

March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha

June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance

August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules

Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges

2000 onwards: Member,executive committee, Indian parliamentary group

June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee

BOOKS:India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth -ClarendonPress, Oxford University, 1964; also published a large number ofarticles in various economic journals.

Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956
Padma Vibhushan, 1987
Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993;
Asia money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994I

1966: Economic Affairs Officer
1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD
1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on InternationalMonetary Reform
1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings
1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting
1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting
1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus
1993: HumanRights World Conference, Vienna

RECREATION:Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; Life Member, India International Centre, NewDelhi

Name: Dr Manmohan Singh

DOB: September 26, 1932

Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab)

Father: S. Gurmukh Singh

Mother: Mrs Amrit Kaur

Married on: September 14, 1958

Wife: Mrs Gursharan Kaur

Children: Three daughters

Our Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM all over the world.

Whoa!If with this kind of qualification,India cannot receive a makeover, then I swear nothing will enable it to.

CEO woes

Oh,well none of us is really amused by the most recent announcement of our PM.An eminent economist, he fails to understand the actual needs of the country.I wonder whether he's trying to be a PM or an economist or a politician.Here are a few statistics,courtesy rediff


Anybody who does not have blind faith(hardly anybody has,I think and I sincerely hope the same) in the policies of Congress can well notice that it was just another step to woo the poorer section of the society by trying to rub into them that the govt.(aam aadmi ke saath) is trying to think of their benefit by ensuring that those who work do not get their money's worth.I wonder where Mr.Chidambaram is and what he has to say about this.

But I think there has to be a larger underlying beneath this.First the govt. tries to control the private educational institutes by introducing the quota system(muslims ka quota,christians ka quota,SCs ka quota,STs ka quota,OBCs ka quota,next in line:- parsees,hindus,general category.Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!), then it criticizes decentraisation and privatisation of the industrial sector(kya kare, khaane to nahi milta!) and now a direct shot at the salaries of the CEOs.These people work harder than the politicians(all that politicians do in the LS and RS is quite visible,courtesy the special channels for the purpose) , and get raises for increasing the profit and sales of the company, not to mention the decrement in salaries if things go the other way round.

If we were to imagine the whole country as a big company,no owner(inspite of a democracy,I can hardly call people the owner because I myself am no staunch supporter of Congress), imagine the bureaucrats as the sloggers(workers),the ministers as supporter staff under the CEO and the PM himself as the CEO with the rest of the janta being the consumers or customers, I'm sure that with the rising inflation rates and the unrest among the people not to mention the amount of corruption each and every minister's salary would get a huge decrement every fiscal year.

A large part of the population that is more aware is increasingly favoring the private sector over the public.An officer who was at a very high post in one of such public sector enterprises and was drawing approx. 10 lakh pm(salary+upar ki kamai) has recently been picked by a very prestgious private sector company and he draws a decent salary of 6 lakh pm.Although this is highly unconfirmed news and may well be a rumour but the essence is certainly true.

If the PM wishes good of people at heart, then first he has to come out of the "shell" and make a place for himself without Sonia Gandhi.He is at present, the most qualified PM any country has, and if he and Chidambaram together can't improve the state of this country,I'm sorry to say, but nobody can.