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Seen this 'show-stopper' piece of communication in Pondy Bazar recently?



No we are not discussing the incidental media innovation (notice the natural tree top) here. After color changing saree, pocket saree, it's now turn for a Denim Silk Saree.
Sri Kumaran Stores, once a leading name in the garments business now seems desperate for market share. So out comes thinking caps (or is it cowboy hats) and innovation for the sake of it. In contrast to the appealing RMKV's 50,000 color/ reversible saree, the concept as well as communication is a mild put off!
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On our company's first anniversary, we went on an exclusive office trip outside the city. Our first stop was for some yummy breakfast at Mamalla Bhavan in Mahabalipuram. Couldnt help chuckling at these interesting instruction boards put up in the hotel!

Photo Courtesy: 'The Big Boss' Abhishek D Shah
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Barista might be wanting to brew a fresh look, but this is slightly overdoing it. If they are planning to give a premium lounge look and feel to their outlets, why do something as shoddy as this?
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The World Islands is a collection of man-made islands shaped into the continents of the world, located 4 kms off Jumeeirah, Dubai. It consists of 300 small private artificial islands divided into four categories - private homes, estate homes, dream resorts and community islands. It is expected to be complete by 2008 and several celebrities including Richard Branson have already purchased their own islands. Image shows a ship building one of the 300 islands.



The same image, when you zoom out.
Reminds me of the scene in "Superman Returns" where Lex Luthor shows Louis how the world will look afterhe builds his kryptonite island. Unmistakably similar.
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I am gonna take some sunrise, Sprinkle it in dew,Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two...
I am gonna take a rainbow,Wrap it is a sigh,Soak it in the sun and make a strawberry lemon pie!

I am gonna celebrate every single moment of 2007, drink truck loads of water, blog regularly, don’t cry at all, laugh lots, follow news channels, watch at least four movies a month, read at least one book a week, change my wardrobe, visit a foreign country, learn a new language, listen to music, stop fighting, stop hurting loved ones, buy the entire Calvin & Hobbes series, have an open mind, watch a sport live, go Para gliding, go to a far off vacation spot in India, follow timetables, laugh, giggle, be positive, be a person of all seasons, have a makeover, add new things to resolutions and follow all of that...I hope by 1 Jan 2008, I would have struck out most or all of it! Here's to a spectacular beginning!