Archive for July, 2006

A date with my plate!

Published on Jul 31, 2006 in Random

I would call it the Chennai’s food backbone, Saravana Bhavan as it is popularly known in this coastal city. As we enter this high-class vegetarian restaurant’s head office branch in Vadapalani, my friend was skeptical about the quality of the food and worried looking at the bustling crowd. We opted for the AC room and […]

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A bachelors guide to renting a house in Chennai

Published on Jul 27, 2006 in Random

All you hopeless and wifeless bachelors, get up and start looking. With PHD releasing “the unofficial bachelors guide to renting a house in Chennai” today, you will never again get a “no, we dont rent to criminals, politicians, drummers, dogs, carpenters and bachelors” reply from your prospective landlords. Where to look: Never call a housing […]

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CATvertising

Published on Jul 24, 2006 in Random

This is that of the year when a huge business would thrive. A conservative estimate of the size of that business would be 60 crores or more per year. And its none other than Indian MBA entrance exams and their coaching. The CAT notification is out and so are the notifications for other prominent schools. […]

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Learnings of the week that was

Published on Jul 21, 2006 in Random

Not that you would be interested to know them, but anyways, >>> It does rain in Chennai for more than 12.3 seconds at a time. It happened once yesterday. >>> Using combo-boxes in excel is not that difficult, it is so much more fun and intuitive. Try learning them here if you are a excel […]

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Now Adsense in Hindi

Published on Jul 19, 2006 in Random

PS: Click on the image for a bigger version This is amazing. Adsense now comes with hindi ads as well. Noticed it for the first time in CNN-IBN site today. Since their search is available in local languages, adsense in regional lingo would be a killer business application.

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Bombay – Pune Expressway : A travelers Delight

Published on Jul 15, 2006 in Random

I had the opportunity to travel on this extremely well built and located Bombay-Pune Expressway when I went back from Khandala to Bombay 3 weeks ago. I tooks some snaps and since then, I have been trying to post them here, sadly, I had to wait a really long time to finish this post. So, […]

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How to serve the customer

Published on Jul 14, 2006 in Random

This week I came across two service orgs (cafe coffee day and shoppers stop) and observed peculiar things about their service. The “we serve you faster than anyone” problem: After roaming a lot in hot chennai sun (well, slowly people have been dropping hot adjective for chennai, you see, it has become redundant these days), […]

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Wear, will you?

Published on Jul 11, 2006 in Random

I saw this superb ad while I was going in a ferrari (sorry, auto) in chennai. PS: I remade the ad using images in flickr, thanks to whoever is the original owner of the helmet and brain pics.

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HOT HOT Advertising

Published on Jul 6, 2006 in Random

Courtesy: Metro Plus, Chennai A man eats a stick of kurkure and suddenly burns into flames, after the fire is doused, he distributes kurkure to horrified crowd. I think this is probably the best outdoor advertising I have ever seen. No wonder the ad bagged gold in cannes for JWT, Chennai. Read the entire story […]

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Chennai – First Impressions

Published on Jul 5, 2006 in Random

This is my first time in Chennai and these are my true feelings about this coastal city: – The city looked familiar. I am a true to heart wanderlust and seldom I get this feeling. I think it has got to do with people and the trees. The place reminds me of Vijayawada/Vizag. – No […]

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