While the rest of the people I know talking about & wondering when the i-Phone will come to India and when they can get their hands on one, I am just lusting after the Google Phone or Gphone! It is just a concept at the moment and a rumour at best, as far as I can tell. I got some pictures sent to me by some guy, who is very tech savvy, a while back. The designs for the phones were made by other people, but reports are that Google has made prototypes of the phone which they plan to launchÂ next year. Imagine having a sleek looking phone like the one on top with proposed features like Wi-fi & GPS. Oh man!
From the mid 90s onwards the world of Indian ads has come leaps and bounds. Formerly they relied on budgets that wouldn’t pay the director’s fee, let alone the models in the ad, and they had really bad wanna-be actors and rejects do the job. The ads were nothing that you wanted to brag about and they were usually pathetic. The entry of cable tv in Indian cities took care of that issue – money poured in from all companies wanting their products to get a wide audience & reach. The better the ad, the better the impression that remains in the minds of the viewer. Big budgets, special effects, celebrities as models in the ads and professional directors to launch an ad – the effect was mind boggling.
Some Indian ads won awards all over the world and we could finally hold our heads high when it came to ads. However, somethings never change!
When it comes to toothpaste ads, they are still terrible!
The same concepts; guy or girls feels embarrassed & low on confidence as they don’t have shiny white teeth. The voice over claims that the reason is their old toothpaste, so switch to brand XYZ! Cut to the next scene, the object of the guy or girl’s affection, suddenly notices and is drawn to our formerly low on confidence protagonist. Low & behold! the guy / girl throws his/her head back and laughs a fake laugh, showing pearly white teeth. The object of their affection slides in and starts laughing (for no apparent reason) and the brand’s catch phrase plays on the screen.
Why do they look like they are in pain when they are supposed to be laughing and why do the res of us never catch their joke? I dunno!
Mike Fisher scored two power play goals on Saturday night to help lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins and continue their impressive run in the current season. Dany Heatley had the other goal, his 8th of the season, while goalie Martin Gerber had 17 saves for his NHL leading 8th win of the season. Ottawa defenceman Joe Corvo had three assists, involving himself in each goal. Bostons 2 goals were scored by former Calgary Flames player Chuck Kobesaw. Fisher’s first-period goal was the 200th point of his career. The Senators are a perfect 11-0-0-0 on the season when they score first, and 0-1-0-0 when they don’t.
Two days ago at the Scotiabank Place, new recruit Randy Robitaille endeared himself to the Ottawa crowds by scoring two goals in a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Thrashers. However the Senators came close to blowing a five-goal lead before hanging on for a 6-4 win. With the Thrashers trailing 5-0 in the third, Atlanta’s Ilya Kovalchuk scored three times and the Thrashers fought back to within a goal before Daniel Alfredsson sealed the win with his second goal of the night, a short-handed effort into an empty net. Randy had to leave the game before it ended due to an injury. Patrick Eaves & Nick Foligno had the other goals for the Sens.
I completely forgot about the Arsenal vs Manchester United game to be played yesterday. I am kicking myself in the ass at this time but I was lucky enough to wake up early and check the tv to see that they were showing highlights of the match. Lucky for me! Anyways, the Gunners drew with their rivals 2-2 and preserved their position on top of the League. Both Arsenal & Man U have 27 points with 8 wins & 3 draws each and the Gunners top the league due to a better goal difference. But Arsenal have played a game less than Man U and have not lost any games yet, while United have! The game exploded into life when United went ahead in first half stoppage-time when William Gallas turned Wayne Rooney’s shot into his own net. However Arsenal were back on terms two minutes into the second-half as Cesc Fabregas collected Bacary Sagna’s cutback to slot into the bottom-corner for his 10th goal of the season. Ronaldo restored United’s lead in th 82nd minute, when Patrick Evra burst into the penalty area and passed the ball to the Portuguese international. The home team were not finished though and they snatched a point in the dying seconds when Gallas scored at the right end by turning in Theo Walcott’s scuffed shot.