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Who da thunk it?

March 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Rohit Sharma

The world isn’t perfect without Prahlad Kakkar…

Or is it?

Post IPL snub, Mandira Bedi sets a feminist statement – protests through a ‘clothes burning movement’. In case you missed it, the brand is called Shree Ganesh.

JK Cement reported huge profit recently and we reveal their secret. The ad is pretty much self-explanatory.

Delete that Tweet!

March 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Emanuel Joute

A simple status update of Tweet might seem harmless. But With the growing popularity of social media, the chances of leakages and defamatory information coming out from employees are quite high.

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Good, Bad & SRK

March 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Rohit Sharma

Sandra Bullock. Pic source: oscar.com

Watching Filmfare awards and then Academy awards just a few hours later was a cultural shock of sorts. Academy awards hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin were a sheer sense of relief from the ridiculous shenanigans Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan indulged in at Filmfare awards last night. Although, Hugh Jackman last year, was tad bit better in his “musicals are back” act, but the 82nd Oscars at least reach upto the level of those compered by Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres. Academy’s choice of Martin and Baldwin comes from their tremendous one show act in 30 rock season 3. The banter between themselves, mocking Meryl Streep, George Clooney and other Hollywood stars was hilarious. Neil Patrick Harris’ opening act didn’t seem Academisque-grandiose but Ben Stiller’s Avatar act was his best amongst all his Oscars presentations so far. The winners were upto everyone’s expectations (read Sandra Bullock, Monique and Christopher Waltz) but Hurt Locker’s 6 wins seem surprising as its over movie like Up in The Air which was ignored. Sad one of Hurt Locker’s producers was banned from attending the event.

Slapstick and burlesque, I would say are equally serious and tough genres to adapt especially for Indian awards ceremony. It’s very much out that Filmfare awards are rigged but what’s worse for then is that they are not doing a good job covering the fact up. No nomination for Abhay Deol, Ranbir being nominated for Ajab Prem, putting Sushmita Sen on the jury was one of the many mistakes… biggest of all- repeating “SRK” and “SAK” as hosts for the third time. The only person laughing to their jokes was Gauri Khan (who for once seemed a bit zonked about their “security check” act). Shahrukh seemed exhausted and Saif seemed uncomfortable, Neil Nitin Mukesh’s argument was clearly staged and the entire ceremony was way too long. The Lifetime Achievement awards to Shashi Kapoor and Khayyam and Katrina Kaif’s performance were the only saviors for Bollywood lovers as rest of the event was a giant snore.

Where’s our Breakfast?

March 5, 2010 Leave a comment
Team Communicatingpr

Pic source: indiajournal.com

Economic Times’ post Budget event with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the key guest ended on an embarrassing note.

Actually, it didn’t even begin.

The event titled “Breakfast with FM” , which had 200 invitees waiting, was cancelled as the FM backed off at the last moment. The reason why Mukherjee didn’t make it was not disclosed but we can tell you that it was a giant snub.

On March 1st, ET’s front page boasted of Mukherjee’s quote – “I can’t think of a day without ET” along with a picture of him reading the paper. A seasoned politician like Pranab Mukherjee is not too publicity savvy and may have not liked his association with ET as was displayed by the paper. Another version doing rounds is that Pranab babu did not like the fact that ET decided to telecast the interaction Live on ET Now. Considering the fact that Opposition has turned the heat on the UPA government in the Parliament ton the price rise issue, hobnobbing with corporate class would have send wrong signal to the masses.

In the ad published in the paper, ET mentioned that Chanda Kochhar and Azim Premji would be ‘interlocutors’ for FM. Seeing his colleague Shashi Tharoor embroiled into a controversy over the use of this tongue twister, Mukherjee would have developed cold feet, perhaps!