Advertisements – The Good Bad And the Ugly

Advertisements or commercials are normally the things which we love to hate. Because they pop up unannounced when we are immersed into the TV watching a high intensity match or a climax of a movie. Most of us use it as the time to skip through channels to find anything interesting is being shown in other channels. But there are some ads which are either made so cleverly or so dumb, that we cant get it off our mind. In this post I will list down some of those ads which fall in that category. 

If you are from the 90’s you would remember this ad which is shown repeatedly in Doordarshan every five minutes when there is a break. Even though its made decently to convey the message, the jingle at the end “Vajrudanti vajrudanti vicco vajrudanti vicco powder vicco paste …” keeps ringing in your head and repeated hearing may even lead to insomnia 😛 ! I don’t know why even today they use this same jingle in their commercials 🙁

Well as I spoke about Jingle, there is one which became so close to heart and finally a ringtone for millions of Indians. Its none other than the Airtel Ad featuring Music maestro AR RAHMAN. The Music was godesque and so soothing to hear.

There are some wonderful commercials which shows the world, how advanced we have become in technology and other areas.  This ad from Hyundai creating and delivering Message to space is surely an achievement, we can be proud of !!

As humans we always look for inspiration to motivate us. And there are some commercials which within their limited 1 or 2 minutes time, touch our deepest part of the heart and leave us inspiring !

Below are few of those inspirational ads !!

Well when you think of corporates and conglomerates there are always rivals and competitors. And some of them come up with brilliant and funny ads to showcase their brand has more value than its rivals.

We all know how big the rivalry is with Samsung and Apple. And when Samsung started to mock Apple and its fan boys in its commercial it became a huge hit and soon other mobile manufacturers followed it up with similar tactics.

Check out one of the first such commercial of S3 mocking Apple 😛 !!

If we are talking about rivalry, we cannot miss out the Coke wars between Coca Cola and Pepsi !! If you take a look at the below commercial You will know of sure who comes out at top 😛 !! Even though its banned, its sure to tickle some funny bones !!

Recently when Cadbury came knocking Nestle’s door by mocking its Munch, Nestle gave the perfect Punch as a reply.Check it out in below commercials 🙂

Finally we watch these ads to act as a small medium of smile and laughter to spice up the mood. There are so many commercials which bring out smile and laughter. Lets check out some of them below !! It hosts some of the funniest commercials ever to be telecasted 🙂

If we are talking funny, how can we leave out PEPSI ? They themselves have some of the funniest ads to be created and telecasted in the media. Let me list some of them below !!

Did you like what you have seen Or have I missed some good ones? Share your views in comments below !!

Note:

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Insure yourself – Best Life Insurance

No human in their right mind plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point in their life. Life & Health insurance covers these costs and offers many other important benefits.

  • Insurance protects from unexpected and high medical costs.
  • You pay less for covered in-network health care, even before you meet your deductible.
  • You get free preventive care, like vaccines, screenings, and check-ups, even before you meet your deductible.
  • If you have a Marketplace plan or other qualifying coverage, you don’t have to pay the fee that many people who don’t have coverage must pay.

Choosing the right type of insurance can be confusing, but it’s an important and mandatory decision which everyone has to make. Here are some tips to get the best insurance for your needs.

  1. Buy when you’re healthy.
  2. Buy enough term coverage to fill your needs.
  3. Match the term of the policy to your needs.
  4. Keep your investing and insurance strictly separate.
  5. Compare before shopping.

Now that I have laid out the basis, here I bring you the best life insurance of the lot which is available in India at the moment.

Its Edelweiss Tokio Life Criticare+ !!

Introduction about the Company:

Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Company is a joint venture between the Edelweiss (74%), a financial services company in India, and Tokio Marine (26%) which is one of the fastest growing Life Insurance companies in Japan. The company is the latest entrant in the private life insurance space.

Edelweiss is one of the leading financial services companies in India. Since its inception in 1996, the company has diversified its offerings to include businesses ranging from Credit, Asset management, Capital Market, Housing Finance and Insurance. He group’s net worth is more than Rs 2,400 crores. Edelweiss is present in 170 cities through 374 offices, and has more than 3000 employees that cater to more than 3,25,000 clients.

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc, the holding company for Tokio Marine group is one of the oldest and biggest insurance companies in Japan; with interests in Life, Non-Life, and Re-Insurance. It is a highly respected company around the world with its presence in 427 cities across 39 countries. The company has more than 130 years of history in the Non-Life sector while it has been in Life Insurance since 1996. It has a presence in Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The Group has booked revenues of INR 1,77,650 Crore and Net Income of INR 3,884 Crore.

Why Edelweiss Tokio Life Criticare+ ?

This insurance offers the best solution suited for our needs. This critical illness plan helps us ensure that our family can work towards the recovery to health without worrying about the finances. Edelweiss Tokio Life – CritiCare+ is a non-participating, non linked critical illness plan that covers a truly wide range of 17 critical illnesses. There is also a MULTI CLAIM option where in we can make claims up to 3 times during the policy term in case of any other Critical Illness.

There are totally 17 critical illness covered under this. They are given below in the snapshot.

 

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Anyone from age 18 to 65 can opt for this insurance with a policy term of about 5 to maximum 30 years. And the sum insured is up-to 1 crore from 5 lakhs.

The Major benefits of this are

  • More cover Up to 1 crore
  • More illness covered (17)
  • MultiClaim option
  • Waiver of future premium on occurrence of first claim in multiclaim option.
  • Attractive pricing
  • Easy application through online
  • Tax benefits under Section 80D and Section 10 (10D) of Income Tax Act, 1961.

Take care of your family by taking care of yourself !! Apply online now –> CLICK HERE

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Kellogg’s Waale Guptaji ka Nashta

I recently came across the video which shows everyone (from kids to grannies) was wanting to go to Guptaji’s House for Nashta (Breakfast).

As there was no mention of what the breakfast was all about, I started to Google to find an answer (As all software engineers do :P). By searching I came across the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/anaajkanashta which led me to all the secret breakfast recipes in Guptaji’s house. It hosted more than 100 delicious recipes which made my mouth watery & stomach feel hungry.

Some of the lip smacking recipes which urged me to go to Guptaji’s house for Nashta are given below.

Almond Strawberry Cornflakes:

Who doesn’t love strawberry? Mornings get the best start with this delicious almond and strawberry packed breakfast.

Black Forest Shake:

This powerhouse  mixture of chocolate and corn flakes will redefine breakfast as we know it.

Cheesy Cornflakes:

Tickle your taste buds with the ultimate mix. Start the day with cheesy morning !!

Choco Cornflakes Peanut Chikki:

The Age old Chikki which we have loved from our childhood gets whole new avatar with cornflakes in it.

Cornflakes Chana Chaat:

I love channa. The awesome twosome of taste and health, served in a bowl is a match made in heaven !!

Cornflakes Mushroom Soup:

This is surely a dish that will keep you warm and happy on the inside !!

Feeling Hungry already ? There are 110 more breakfast recipes in Guptaji’s Household !! Check all of them here –> CLICK HERE

Breakfast is mandatory for everyone as it is the one which kick starts our body’s metabolism process. Everyone wants to have a healthy breakfast. Healthy breakfast helps start the day off right. By consuming nutritionally sound breakfast which is packed with protein and fiber, we will inherit the energy to get through the day and receive the satisfaction to hold on over until lunch. However, if breakfast is laden with fat, we will suffer the consequence of a mid-morning energy crash and will probably feel hungry again.

Cornflakes is a popular breakfast option which is also termed to be healthy. One cup of Corn Flakes contains 100 calories, and none of these calories are derived from fat. Per serving, this fat-free and cholesterol-free cereal holds:

  • 200 mg of sodium
  • 25 mg of protein
  • 24 g of carbohydrates
  • 1 g of fiber
  • 2 g of sugar
  • 2 g of protein

The following nutrients are also found in a cup of Corn Flakes:

  • Vitamin A – 10%
  • Vitamin C – 10%
  • Calcium – 0%
  • Iron – 45%
  • Vitamin D – 10%
  • Thiamin (B1 – )25%
  • Riboflavin (B2 ) – 25%
  • Niacin (B3) – 25%
  • Vitamin B6 – 25%
  • Folic Acid (Folate) – 25%
  • Vitamin B12 – 25%

Even though cornflakes are crunchier they doesn’t taste so good if taken alone. For the sake of our taste buds and also to have a healthy breakfast, it will do lot of good, if there are multiple variants or recipes which involves corn flakes. It will not only make the breakfast healthy but also tastier, so everyone can consume something good and different everyday in the morning. This presence of 100 plus recipes involving corn flakes is what making everyone crave for a breakfast at Guptaji’s house. The same holds true to me too.

Check https://www.youtube.com/user/kelloggindia for the secret recipes !!

Are you coming to Guptaji’s House for Nashta ?

Source:

For Nutrition Split ups : fitday.com

For Recipe Images: Kelloggs.in

Happiness lies in the small things

They say the very best things with life are generally free. Beyond the shadow of any doubt, the listing below proves that statement for being true. Life is loaded with simple treats, the minor satisfying effects, they are the gifts of life that people unconsciously celebrate inside our own in a distinctive way.

Here are some of the simple things in life which offers abundant happiness !!

Sleeping In on the Rainy Day:

Because rainy days just make the head go deeper directly into the pillow. The soothing sound of rain drops along with your bed seems like a sanctuary. There isn’t any place you’d probably rather possibly be.

Finding Money You Didn’t Know You’d:

Finding money in pocket of pants which you donned earlier. It just makes you feel a lot richer than you were a minute earlier.

Telling the Funny or even Interesting Story :

Just about the most enticing jobs you lead in existence is that from the storyteller. You’re keen on to reveal stories, especially people that will captivate your crowd with heavy curiosity and also humor. You’ll find few things more satisfying than telling a true story of which others enjoy enjoying.

Seeing a friend Stumble Around Himself :

Watching your friend missing his footing & stumbling across while walking along. This is out rightly a hilarious sight if the moment is right.

More time to Sleep :

Some thing abruptly awakens you and you think it’s time to get up. Then you squint at your noisy alarm and realize you still have 2 more hours to sleeping. A comfortable euphoric experience shoots though one’s body as you glide gracefully returning to your dream state.

A Lovely View :

When the vehicle veers round the side from the mountain you gaze through the passenger window. The view of whole valley below loaded with wild bouquets and vibrant green plant life. The landscape reminds you of something you saw in National Geographic. But here it truly is live, right before your eyes.

Good Times with friends :

There is absolutely no simple pleasure more satisfying than recounting the best moments in your life with the closest friends who were part of those moments alongside you.

Receiving a Compliment :

Unexpected compliments on a dull and boring average day just gives a great boost and makes it a better day.

Having a good Laugh:

Laughter is the greatest medicine. Life is extraordinary when you are laughing so hard , those moments of heavy laughter are generally medicinal in the sense that they cleanse the mood and also set the mind on an optimistic track.

Playing inside the Water :

From leaping in puddles as being a child, to doing cannon balls inside the pool for adolescent, to experiencing a cocktail inside the bathtubs for adult, water is absolutely satisfying.

Making Others Smile :

Smile is contagious. When you make someone smile, it automatically makes you smile.

Finishing:

You simply finished up a huge project you’ve been focusing on the past few several weeks, or you just finished your first marathon. The experience of self applied accomplishment you receive when you finish what you started is undoubtedly the most rewarding simple pleasures life is offering.

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Looking UP

Life is full of ups and downs. And only when we go down, we look up for some miracle/hope to inspire us and to fill us with positivity. Same happens in everyone’s life.  This is one such incident which describes how I looked up for hope and what inspired me and filled me with optimism during an adversity.

It was February 2010 , I was in my final year of college. It was time for campus interviews. The company schedule was announced and around 10 companies were visiting our college in the span of 1 month. To get a reputed name from these MNCs our college started giving coaching classes on how to clear the interview rounds such as aptitude test, group discussion, technical and HR rounds. As everyone was preparing vigorously to get placed during college days itself, I too started studying and preparing myself for these interviews.

Days passed and it was time for the first interview. The very first company was HCL and we were all asked to assemble in the lab. There were three rounds to clear. First one was aptitude and folks clearing it was asked to sit in 5 member group for a group discussion. I cleared both of these with ease. Next came the technical round. A Panel of 3 members were sitting inside staff room in our lab. There were five such panels during the interview. One by one students were called upon according to their roll numbers. One of my friend came out with a very bright smile after his interview in just 2 or 3 minutes. When we asked what questions were asked he replied like ‘whats your name? tell about yourself, why did you chose this college?‘. Clock was ticking and I was eagerly waiting for my chance to come. Most of the out coming students were coming with a smile because of the simple questions they faced in interview.

After a long wait my time finally came, I went in and shook hands with the 3 panelists. They asked to introduce myself. As I was introducing myself, one of the panel member got a call and he left. The other guy was sipping his coffee with biscuits. The remaining panelist took my resume and started to go through it. He stumbled upon my final year project. As it was done using JAVA APPLETS, he started asking questions regarding it. After my answer, he provided a paper and a pen and asked to write a sample program using applet . I took some time and finished my sample program. He reviewed it and asked me to write the same program using C++. I was trying to gather my old learning’s and code it, but couldn’t complete it. So he asked can you write it in C# or C? As I was aware of C# I wrote the program in C# and immediately presented the paper for review. Then he asked some technical questions and I answered all of it. Then he shook my hands & said you did great !

As I got a positive comment, I was hoping to get placed. Even staffs and friends congratulated me after I told them about it. I couldn’t sleep the whole night, as they mentioned results would be announced tomorrow. Next day to my shock , my name was absent in the placed candidate list. I was so depressed and sad and staffs were consoling me by saying ‘That panel might have been a rejection panel. They would have already selected the numbers they came for.’

Due to that depression, I skipped meals and dint come out of the house even during weekends. Next week another MNC was scheduled to visit our campus for interview. I was thinking to skip it blaming my luck. That Saturday afternoon, the door bell rang. My mom went to open the door. It was my moms friends from next street. They both work in a private school near by for the past 10+ years. She came with sweets as she got a government job in her late forties.  Her kids already got married and well settled, but still she tried for the government job as it was her dream from childhood and finally it came true after 40+ years of wait.  That incident stuck like a jolt to me . I got up and started preparing more rigorously for the next interview.  And I got placed in that Company which became my first Company 🙂

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Who is Happy?

A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan. “This swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black. This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.” He expressed his thoughts to the swan. “Actually,” the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation.”

The crow then approached the parrot. The parrot explained, “I lived a very happy life until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors.”

The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him. After the people had left, the crow approached the peacock. “Dear peacock,” the crow said, “you are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. When people see me, they immediately shoo me away. I think you are the happiest bird on the planet.”

The peacock replied, “I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happy bird on the planet. But because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo. I have examined the zoo very carefully, and I have realized that the crow is the only bird not kept in a cage. So for past few days I have been thinking that if I were a crow, I could happily roam everywhere.”

Moral:  We make unnecessary comparison with others and  don’t value what we have. Have a Life ahead valuing the things God has given us. Happiness is being yourself, whatever you are.

Why always me?

We always face situations in our life and scream out loud WHY ME/ WHY ALWAYS ME ?

And most of us don’t get an answer to it.

Let me state a short story which will answer this question !!

A frustrated guy goes to nearby church and starts shouting, “Why always me, God,why me?”.

A blind person just beside him assertively says, “Thank you God.”

Engineer – “Why do you thank him, he made you blind, you can’t see, any beautiful thing in life”

Blind person – “Can you? “

It may be a short story, but the message embedded in it is very huge. We always think about how bad everything is and forget all the good things.

Remember happiness in life lies in smaller things !!

Got the answer you were looking for? Post your views and opinions in comment section below !!

A story to end

It was half past nine and dad had just came back from the office. As he saw the kids bedroom door was half open, he went to check and close the door. Upon seeing his dad the kid started the conversation.

K: Dad I am not getting any sleep. Can you tell me a story?

D: sure kiddo

Dad goes up to the kid and sits near the bed side and starts to tell a story.

D: Once upon a time …

Kid interrupts

K: Dad why you always start with once upon a time. tell me something different

D: Okay. Long time ago there was a ..

K: dad !! dad !! you are again doing the same. I want a different story in different style

D: A fox was walking through the forest .He saw a crow sitting on a tree branch with a fine piece of cheese in her beak.

K: And the fox stole the cheese. This is stupid story dad. you know nothing. why don’t you weave a story for me so I can sleep in peace?

Dad gets irritated but cools himself down

D: As you said I am boring and I dono how to weave a story, so you yourself tell a good story

K: Hear me dad. Far far away in a small and old house, there was a broken pipe. Instead of water, tears came out of it. As the pipe was broken tears gushed through it and the tears never stopped.

D: And then?

K: Close the door and go to sleep !!

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GOOOOD Girl

I was so bored today that I searched for a topic to scribble about in my Blog. This topic under Indiblogger kind of looked like a fun topic to write about. So here is my take on it.

Well I for one feel that, as a Human everybody has both Good and Bad qualities in them. As we all love to break the rules, the bad things (as labelled by society) always amuses us.

The world we live in is so cruel that all our acts are looked upon, tagged , stereotyped and labelled as either good/bad.

But in the End, its upon oneself to think about others opinions or let it go.

Why ask for others opinions when it doesn’t even matter?

Define your own definitions of Good and Bad and Be yourself.

As everyone at some point of their life does at least one BAD thing, the below picture does hold true 😛

Real Good Girls

Real Good Girls