Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Reebok is being bought over by the Germans. Another British company falls by the wayside, and now Adidas has rights over all major Indian cricketers. Anyway I really like Adidas and I wish them well with their new purchase, which came for a mere $3.8 billion.
I just returned from the presser that launched the new Tata Safari 'Dicor'. The Safari now looks like a smaller version of the Ford Endeavour and boasts a Common Rail Injection engine. The top end Safari 'Dicor' costs Rs 12.7 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi and features a DVD player with two 5-inch LCD screens builty in behind the front headrests plus a camera-aided reverse feature. Pretty cool. I liked it, I just hope it drives well.
On Nag's post about ToI and how Mumbaikars were denied ToI, I think big effing deal. Yes, some asshole in marketing should be shot, but these are marketing people and marketing people, frankly are scum and this is possibly not the worst marketing idea thought up by someone in a media organisation. Yes, its crass and silly, keeping the situation in mind - ToI was faced with the impending launch of DNA what would you do. If you are in marketing, I'm sorry to offend you, but I rank people in marketing below lawyers and politicians. Though, one might argue if journalists fall below marketing people.
I went to TC last night, I don't know why, but I just ended up there. Had a few beers and enjoyed the music, and despite the strange mixes of Bryan Adams into Metallica, it was nice to hear school-time faves such as Metallica's One after a long time. Man I'm old.
EDIT : I'm posting part of Press Release I got!
Discovery and Nokia have partnered to launch the Mobile First Time Filmmakers Contest 2005, which will give consumers the opportunity to try their hand at mobile filmmaking and qualify to win a grand prize of USD$10,000.
To participate in the contest, interested parties are invited to send in a photo or a video that’s no longer than nine seconds and a brief description of a favourite icon that best defines the values and hopes of their community, and how this will be presented in a short mobile film. The icon can be anything that conveys the importance and significance of a particular community, such as an old shophouse in an alley that holds many memories, a vintage car, or even a childhood game – but most importantly, something that conveys the importance and significance of a particular community. Contestants may also send in storyboards to support their entries. The contest, which started on August 1, is open to individuals aged 18 and above who are residing in the following countries: Singapore, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.
More information on the Mobile First Time Filmmakers Contest is available at Entries can be submitted through this website, or through the Mobile Filmmaker mobile gallery which can be downloaded to selected Nokia mobile phones (Nokia N90, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6670, Nokia 7610 and Nokia 6600). The Mobile Filmmaker mobile gallery can be downloaded from or from the bookmark on the mobile phone. The closing date for submissions is Sunday September 4, 2005.
Money, money, money.... Actually I want the N90. I really do have a movie. Naren what about submitting the farewell video of mine. Though I have a funny feeling one of the semi-porno MMS vids might win.
EDIT EDIT : All, I can say this is BEHANCHOD! This will make Holi fun!
And he could use Condoms for balloons.

1 comment:

Bonatellis said...

where is the (journalist, MMS)clip ???