Saturday, 10 May 2008

SEX AND THE SHITTY

So this is the pitch The Navhind Times wishes to fight the TOI on. MORALITY!
Have you seen the header today? Its a seven column banner that says 'GOANS SAY NO TO NUDITY IN MEDIA'.
Hmm... strange that nudity should raise the hackles of these fellows at TNT especially with the newspaper's editor Arun Sinha facing grave charges of molesting a minor at his residence.
Hey, but did you see this ad on the TNT front page today? The one on the right here... Fosters?
You could not get a more graphic illustration of blatantly dodgy (surrogate or whatever) advertising. How moral is this ad then... It clearly offers you a free Hollywood movie VCD with "SIX LARGE ONES"... On large bottles of water? Its beer what else... Someone read out the law on advertising alcoholic products please.
And guys remember the story we did on massage parlour ads which regularly appear in the TNT, Herald and Gomantak? Pick up any edition, you'll still see these ads in TNT and Herald which explicitly solicit paid sex.
Today's leader has made it pretty clear now that both the biggies TNT and Herald will use morality as a pitch to fight TOI. (remember that silly story in the Herald about marketing guys wearing red traipsing around town?)
Don't be surprised to see Arun Sinha step into office tomorrow dressed in a nine yard saree, pallu over his head and not an inch of skin visible...
The newspaper doesn't like skin you see, except when its underage.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arun SInha and morality ask CRG and the Children's Court. But Dattaraj jumping onto a Navhind frontpage in a diatribe against TOI? Guys this stink is gonna go far...

10 May 2008 at 21:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pen Pricks! You'll be in great problem.Be ready to face the charges against you in the Court of law.Every time you're pulling down Arun Sinha's Cloths one by one.This is totally against the humanity.Finally,all are human beings.Control your mental habit.

10 May 2008 at 22:20  
Blogger Caje said...

Bang on! (no pun intended).
The law regards surrogate advertising is blatantly flouted by booze brands in the local media. My issue is with Kingfisher which is not yet hauled by the Union Government for extending a beer brand into water, attire, airlines and TV (NDTV Good LIfe). Ramadoss can score big on this one.
In Goa, restaurants and hotels carry alcohol brand logos without disclaimers or surrogate colateral descriptors even offering free peg measures with dishes. (Antiquity/Black Dog/Royal Stag...)

Have you guys read the titles of movies playing in local theatres advertised in local dalies? They make porn titles read like a cathecism class.

As for respecting copyright, advertising visuals, logos and graphics are lifted left, right and centre by local ad agencies.

And then there are the journalists, Tomcat uses Garfield's caricature. Rajan in his stray thoughts has hijacked Behram Contractor's (Busybee) Round and About Saturday style and sentences verbatim.
All India Radio (Rainbow FM) lifts music for its promos violating international copyrights.

The less said about the tunes of recent Konkani songs the better :-)

Cajetan Vaz

10 May 2008 at 23:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised to see Arun Sinha step into office with ..... AND MOLESTOR IN CHIEF WAMAN NAYAK IN TOW. Penpricks, how did you forget Bihari Babu's comrade-in-arms Waman Nayak?

11 May 2008 at 14:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arun Sinha, practice what you preach.

11 May 2008 at 14:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These TNT people have problem seeing women wearing bikinis next to a swimming pool. Did they expect them to be clad in 9-yard sarees?
But morality preachers will not just scream that sex-workers have returned to Baina but prefer to highlight where they can be sought!!!!

12 May 2008 at 13:40  

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