Friends from the Workplace

Once upon a time in the la-la land of advertising, a motley cast of characters banded together in the corridor wing of Lintas Bombay 3* (now Mullen Lowe Lintas). The period was circa 1993-96. It was a magical time because this particular Lintas Bombay 3 gang produced great work, won a host of business pitches… Continue reading Friends from the Workplace

Bringing up Lata, with Madhu & Aimee

Remember the comic strip Bringing Up Father? The comic strip ran for 87 years from 1913 to 2000, amusing newspaper readers every morning. Created by George McManus, Bringing Up Father dealt with a social climbing wife, Maggie, and her frustrated attempts to make her husband, Jiggs, adhere to upper class standards. I have taken creative license… Continue reading Bringing up Lata, with Madhu & Aimee

Aggie was a trainee once too!

“When I was a junior copy writer in Lintas, I lived in mortal fear that you were going to sack me.” My jaw dropped even as I turned to look at Aggie. Eyes agape, I said, “What? You have to be kidding. The thought never even crossed my mind. Not once.”

Joseph George and his Close Encounter of the Third Kind

According to J. Allen Hynek’s, a close encounter of the first kind is the sighting of an unidentified flying object*. A close encounter of the second kind is a discovery of a phenomena after a UFO has been spotted. This could be anything ranging from a crop circle to electronic interference. A close encounter of… Continue reading Joseph George and his Close Encounter of the Third Kind

Powering Jet Airways with a Yellow Rose

Powering Jet Airways with a Yellow Rose is the story of how the flower came to be chosen as the symbol for the airline. The story has been extracted (with a few modifications) from the book A Dance with the Corporate Ton: Reflections of a Worker Ant.