Wednesday, July 1, 2009

3 products - an eye hospital, a building group and next generation sound solutions.
Among these, the eye hospital was my first project and it was a big letdown. My work got duly rejected, cause as the boss put it the target audience in trichur needed everything to be spelled out. So dont be shocked if you see sanity questioning advertisements involving a blind man trying to cross the street - mocked by todays youth - feeling of symapathy towards the blind guy - lets to to the eye hospital kind of ads.
Next gen solution products - my first fray into celebrity ads. Celebtrity none other than Resul Pookutty, who was genuinely shocked and pleased with the quality of the product. Really enjoyed working on this and the boss is in Mumbai, selling the ad to the client. Not the usual wish karo - dish karo - maar daalo ad but of a different mould. It is a really good product, whatever happens, I hope they do succeed and I hopefully get a chance to meet Resul, although that is really really doubtful.
Budget apartments, not my cup of tea, but have done the print ads and the hoardings. Seen the final copy and it is better than 80% of the stuff you see here in Kerala, but I feel a lot more could have been done. Maybe I could make up for it in the TV ad. The clients, apparently need an ad with no actors in it. Smart, since they have probably realised that bad actors ruin good ads. Or they dont have a budget. Either way, pretty interesting.
I took a sneak peek at the final copies which were for the client presentation, and it has around 75% of my work. Hopefully I dont get stuck in copywriting.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


My 9 months of uselessness came to an end as I joined an ad agency 2 days ago. It looks like I will be mainly providing ideas for local clients but since I am being asked to work on the ad storyboard along with development of print ads, I am pretty excited about it.
First day at office involved the boss letting me know he is the boss and I am pretty much fine witht that - for the time being.He seems like a nice guy, who started this agency from scratch and has pulled it through some tough times. He has been in the business of ads for the last 25 years, so I guess I could learn a thing or two from him. Besides, he said he would help me figure out where exacty my talent lies. And he gave me a couple of awesome books for reference - International Advertising Design 2 and Clio! Highly suggest these books for those in the advertising field. More updates on the job likely to be the main source of fodder for this blog.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Art of Ninjutsoo

Chapter 1 - The Journey

He wiped the sweat off his brow. The backpack was heavy. He turned around and looked below. He could see the maze of steps only till the clouds. He looked at his hands. They had become blue in the cold. He used them to wipe the blood coming out of his nose. He knew it was not going to be easy; he took a deep breath and continued his climb. He had to find the answer and there was only one person who could help him.

The steps narrowed as he continued his climb around the peak. He had been at it for two days now. Finally, when the steps gave way to plain ground, he collapsed. He could not move his legs anymore. He crawled for what seemed like an eternity and he made his way through an arch from where a passage way began. He could see the statue now, and the outline of a hut beyond it. He dug into his reserves, picked himself up and stumbled closer to his destination. He stopped when he saw him. There was no point in being covert. His presence was already known.

He knelt down in respect, and called out “Master

You dare disturb me from my meditation, you insolent fool!” the master’s voice bellowed. He looked at the person kneeling in front of him. “The last person who disturbed me died right there, where you are kneeling. State your name and purpose here, so I know who I killed!

The protagonist gathered himself “Master, I come from where the sun sets. I have journeyed long and hard, faced immense hardships and now I prostrate before you so I can become your pupil and learn the ancient art of Ninjutsoo.” He raised his head and showed his face to his Master – Pai Mei.

Pai Mei’s eyes were closed. “Your Cantonese is horrible. You cannot be taught. You will die before you can master Ninjutsoo. Go back before I gauge your eyes out.”

“No, Master Pai Mei. Give me a chance to prove my worth to you. If I fail, I will kill myself.”

Pai Mei opened his eyes, looked at the face of the person kneeling in front of him. His deep gaze saw through his eyes and into his mind. “You are determined, but you are a fool. Get up, so I can see how pathetic you really are. Answer my three questions and I will become your master. If you can’t...” the master let out a long hollow laugh.

“I won’t disappoint you, Master.”

Next chapter - The Three Questions

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

BCCI ties up with Vivid Videos

by BD who feels he should not be taken seriously

March 27, 2007

After considerable analytical thinking, the BCCI president, Mr Sharad Pawar has come up with a plan to come up with a master plan to curb India's downfall in world cricket.
After being questioned on what the parent plan is, the BCCI president read out a prepared statement- " No ,I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

However he did let it slip through that Indian team would be divided into 2 - India Blue and India Senior. Mr Pawar has ofcourse the distinction of having the highest score of 22 not out in 122 matches in the neigbourhood gulli ka cricket. Mr Pawar, an avid pani puri lover not only because of the resemblance in shape, also let it slip that there was to be a tie up with the top producers in the porn industry - Vivid Videos. "Hence the tags- BLUE & SENIOR " Mr Pawar explained with a sly smile. It was obvious that it was he who came up with the names."

The coach of the senior team will be none other than Dilip Vengsarkar while the blue team will be coached by Saurav Ganguly, " he explained.
Dilip Vengsarkar had ofcourse proved he is quite capable of the task when he showed no qualms in exposing his white haired nipples to the world when India managed a draw from the point of certain victory back in South Africa.
Saurav ganguly had proved his mettle earlier when he let out a mating call to Andrew Flintoff,in England, who reciprocated when he came to India and both had an intense passionate night at BrokemyBack mountain.

The players are reported to be excited with this tie up.

"Now everyone can know why I am called the Little Master," a senior player quoted.

Ex-Indian captain Dravid solemnly said-"I take full responsibility of the loss,crashing the hopes of a billion, but we must move on, we must look forward" before adding with a cunning smile- "There are holes in my wall too."

Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni commented that he was waiting for a green signal from his god, Fido Dido, to make a commitment.But he did say he was excited to work with the likes of Jenna Jameson and co.
"Unhorny ban gaya horny,horny ban gaya dhoni."

Kerala super fast bowler S Sreeshanth was last seen practising talking to his privates,in full expectations, asking it to cool down, by motion of his hands.

Virender Sehwag was not able to get out of bedroom for comments because he was grounded. Sehwag ki Maa also added that it was unlikely he renew his contract.

Owner of Vivid Vidos, Paul Hirsch made a public statement, that this partnership would definitely move them forward in the business, and then back, and then forward, and then back, obviously sharing a very very poor joke.
He said he was excited to work with team India- Blue & Senior, but he was more excited with the aquiring of Mandira Bedi. "Now that is 1 girl the whole world wants shut up, I think it will be quite a challenge," Mr Hirsch commented.

Good Luck Mr Hirsch. Even Charu Sharma's head was not enough.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Air kissing

Uh oh! Another girl! Now, what was her name? Christina, was it? Or was it Chrisann?  Damn! She has recognized me. She is smiling and walking towards me. I look to my right and my left. Maybe, just maybe, she just will just walk by me and I won’t end up making a fool of myself.

She is 10 feet away. I am prepared to give her one of my fake recognition smile. Maybe it won’t be so bad. I could steer the conversation away from her name, talk about the weather, kill time and wait for Panda to come and save my ass, again.

It gets worse. She is positively happy after seeing me and has broken into a run to greet me.

Now my mind starts thinking. Smile or a handshake? Handshake or a smile? Maybe both, I finally decide.

I could have never predicted what was to happen next. She stopped right next to me, brushed her cheeks against mine, made a ‘mwah’ sound and gave the air next to my ear a hard on.

My advice to fellow friends

  • Take your stomach in
  • Ensure chest avoids all possible contact with breasts(or vice versa)
  • Decide where hands should be kept, on her back or on her waist. Never, never leave your hands on either side.
  • Don’t breathe, unless of course you want your nose to be flooded with the latest in ladies perfume 
And if you are really comfortable doing an air-kiss, you can always tilt your face slightly to show the other cheek.

Panda did save my ass, eventually. He walked up, and she introduced herself. Dodged that bullet.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

My name is Ivana, Ivana Humpalot

“I don’t think we have been formally introduced….

I am Bad Dog and I am from Cochin. This is my space.

Little bit of past, little bit of present and a fool’s hope for a future… mixed with humor of course!”

The title’s got nothing to do with the post, but just shows I love Austinpowers.

Ivana: Do you know how we keep warm in Russia?
Austin: I can guess, baby.
Ivana: We play chess.
Austin: I guessed wrong.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Bad Dog

Hi, I am Bad Dog and I am drunk. This blog was born yesterday, in my mind. You see, I had a dream, an epiphany. This blog is the culmination of that. Unfortunately, the epiphany did not last long; it ended with my friends and the waiters dragging me off the bathroom floor.

So now, I don’t know how to continue.

Good luck BD!