Friday, 19 July 2013

LET'S TALK, SHALL WE?




Let us talk about your itchy scalp. Or how about I help you recover from the tan you got from the Bahamas? Let’s not forget to get your teeth one shade whiter for your date this Saturday. Oh! And for that date, you do require pearly white armpits and salon styled hair. 
  
Oh Boys! Let me help you set your hair wet. How about finding the perfect blade to shave off that stubble? Let us not forget to marinate in that very very sexy deo. Or would your good Old spicy aftershave be enough to do the charm?
   
My poor poor middle aged women! I will help you lather up those dishes and yet help you keep your hands soft as a babies bum. And since we are talking about bums, let me Whisper into your ears the name of the nappy that literally hugs your baby’s tushie. By the way, we have got to find the perfect toothbrush for your family that almost all the doctors recommend. Don’t you want to kill 99.99% of the germs on your toilet seat? How about giving your little one a healthy drink that makes him taller, stronger, sharper and becomes the secret behind his energy? What about your husband? Don’t you want to cook for him in an oil that is healthy for his heart? Also, I do believe that stains are good, but let me help you remove it, Shall I?
  
Husbands, I can help you sell your Old car, just because your wife thinks it is smaller than the neighbours. Or would our Uber Pure car fresheners make her change her mind? May be it is not about the Car. How about I help you choose the perfect flavour for your Kamasutra tonight?
   
It’s funny how the Media looks at us as vulnerable souls. People with flaws so persistent, that our entire life revolves around it and this life would have been better, if only we had used this particular brush with better bristles or this cream that could turn even a Grizzly bear into a Polar. Ultimately, it shows us that we would have been living in Utopia, had we been using their product. We gladly allow this sun tan, dusky skin, hair fall and yellow teeth be a hazardous problem instead of the parasitic society that we live in. We have products that could mend our looks but we lack choices to mend our lives. We have a variety of banks to deposit money in and mutual funds to invest on, but we lack a Government that ensures that everyone has a job to make that money that can be deposited or invested. We have the freedom to choose the perfect Jewellery brand to buy our wedding ring from, but not the person on whose finger we would like to slip it on. We have online shopping portals to buy the sexiest looking dresses from, but a community that rapes us with their eyes. The Media was right, we truly are vulnerable.

To be frank, commercials are like dreams. A life you would want to live or a choice you would like to have or a beauty you would like to achieve. A happiness that you are looking for is right there in front of you, but only at the end of the remote. Not that you are unhappy with what you are. It’s just the possibility of having a choice that could make a better looking and a better accepted you.

But it’s sad how none of us realize that this acceptance can only come from within and that while beauty is only skin deep, our real problems can go way deeper. And just so you know, a change of soap cannot make your life awesome.


P.S- I just got back from the God's own Country. Played the real Temple Run there and met someone I was looking forward to! Happy!! 
P.P.S- I would be blog hopping soon. Sorry if I did not visit yours. I will soon!
P.P.P.S- Isn't anyone out here on twitter? Follow me 

39 comments:

  1. "We gladly allow this sun tan, dusky skin, hair fall and yellow teeth be a hazardous problem instead of the parasitic society that we live in. We have products that could mend our looks but we lack choices to mend our lives." - Absolutely. A roaring post!!
    Attaching a link, for your next coffee break, perhaps. Only if you don't mind ...
    http://sakshinanda.blogspot.in/2013/07/advert-ently-wrong-complans-latest-on-tv.html :)

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    1. Thank you for being the first to read! I shall definitely read yours!

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  2. So long! Haven't been on your blog for the longest time. Its nice to see you back :)

    Soft hands like the baby's tushie :P

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  3. Hi
    i loved the way u began this article..u r right, brands sell illusions of a better and a perfect future. We need to accept the reality and stay grounded. I know many young couples enjoying useless luxuries on loans and EMIs, all this to show pple that they have arrived in life and to draw a few appreciative glances from friends and even strangers..its a mad race out there and every one seem to be disillusioned.

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  4. Come to look at it, what exactly do we need to live? Food, water, clothes? and a cozy all weather durable shelter perhaps? Then why, why are we running someone else's race?

    (I think a little more money could get me the answers :P)

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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    1. Hhahahahahah thanks for reading boss!

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  5. Oh did my last comment get submitted??? :/ I hope it did...I wrote a long one...

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    1. Hhehe I guess not. But atleast you visited!! Thanks love!

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  6. It's how some people make money off of other people's insecurities. It's brilliant if you ask me.

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  7. Yeah and how these fairness products bank on the insecurity of people. At any point in time any random Indian is unhappy about his/her complexion and thats what sells these. I am sick of these armpit whitening ads. I mean seriously, armpit !

    Felt good to read you. Keep blogging :-)

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    1. Oh yes..white armpit are a prerequisite for a happy marriage apparently! :P

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  8. Someone's really pissed off at these advertisers.. ;) And the photo of the donkey..awesome hai boss :)

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  9. :O :O You were here?!! We could have met!!!

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    1. I was there for 5 years!! hahahaha :D. Now I am not. Wish we could have!

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  10. U have a nice way of getting into the core of the subject, you don't directly jump into it..Sarcasm aptly used :)

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  11. Ahhhhh...nice post dripping with sarcasm, Red! Love the grizzly bear to polar bear changeover...what a changeover mama!

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  12. "We have products that could mend our looks but we lack choices to mend our lives." - Brilliant line. I agree with you here that media is constantly spreading out its tendrils to take over our thinking. You forgot to include news channels in your list too. The bogus propaganda...there is nothing else on television anymore. :P

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    1. OH YES YES!!!! TRUE IT IS!! NEWS CHANNELS!!
      Thanks for reading love!

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  13. I have to agree with you as well as with Enigmatic Soul even though I hate to. So truly said.
    I find it humourous that all toothpastes, creams et all, are recommended by 99% of people in that industry.

    Great to see your post! Cheers!

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    1. And all of them kills 99.99 % germs....heheheh

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  14. The marketing people are quite intelligent. They know how to entice people.

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  15. Interesting post! In India we all go by glitz and if it does not shine, how do I make a necklace out of it to compete with aunty next door?

    I kind of made a mention on the same lines...you might wanna check

    http://myriadrainbowhues.blogspot.in/2013/08/its-war.html

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    1. True its all about being better than the next one...even if noone cares!

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  16. Oh well.. The advertisements totally drive me nuts. I hate ,hate and absolutely hate the gibberish. I keep wondering as to how the makers think the viewers are bunch of no-brain losers!
    The winner of mindless advertisements goes to : Err ! Well, it is a tie between toothpaste/toothbrush and Fairness cream (for men/women/babies/dogs and what-not!)

    Thanks for letting me vent this out!

    Great post, Red !!! :D

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  17. hmmm... the real question still remains unanswered

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  18. I have been meaning to write something but I have unnecessarily delayed it. It is so good to be back to blogging and reading you guys! I needed my much needed B-TLC.

    As far as advertisements are parasitic society is concerned, I have fallen prey too! Earlier I did not care about appearance and then I was dragged in this vicious circle. Now I feel sorry for myself for being superficial at so many levels.

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    1. You need to remove the only invite thing.. :(

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  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQlJ3vOp6nI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    Reminds me of the sunscreen song.

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