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

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

The steep price Mumbai paid in 1993

On December 6, 1992, a large crowd of Hindu activists demolished the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The sounds of that demolition reverberated across India. Science through Newton’s law posits that every action has an opposite and equal reaction. Religion, too, propagates the same be it Judgment Day or the Law of… Continue reading The steep price Mumbai paid in 1993