I Con June 24, 2009Posted by astralwicks in beauty, Bollywood, india, People, Politics, Racism, Random, Writing.
Tags: John Abraham endorsing skin whitening cream, Sonam Kapoor endorsing skin whitening cream
They are young. They are successful. They are articulate. They are icons.
Sonam Kapoor, the effervescent and nonchalantly retro-charmer of a girl and John Abraham epitomising bulging muscles and quiet dignity both endorse ‘fairness creams’.
Why would 2 seemingly intelligent people of this generation who spout socially conscious sentences at every journalistic intrusion do this? The obvious answer is money. That ancient temptation that has scorched us has beaten us once again.
And yet we tut tut ad nauseum at the attacks in Australia and anywhere else. When city bred youth, ironically in a profession that pays obeisance only at the altar of beauty thereby revealing its illusory transience, cannot take a stance against a skin whitening cream, what hope do we have from people who we say are mired in centuries old superstition.
Endorsing colas is almost divine.
Racism, Child Marriage Etc August 4, 2008Posted by astralwicks in advertisement, Blogging, Business, Culture, Ethics, gossip, india, News, People, Politics, Racism, Writing.
Tags: beauty, Bollywood, Celebrity Racism, gossip, Health, hot in news, indian television, Ponds is Racist, programming on colors, Racial Advertisement, skin whitening cream, strange news, week on indian tv
People unable to comprehend the Colors soap ‘Balika Vadhu’. Whether it is against child marriage or for it?
Rahe Tera Ashirwaad another soap on Colors which had a woman being impregnated by rays of light emanating from the idol of a god/goddess at the altar.
The complete domination of religion on Prime Time television. Began with Ramayana on NDTV; now we have Mahabharata on 9 x; Jai Shri Krishna on Colors; Shani Maharaj on NDTV imagine. There is Sai baba also. Plus most news channels have devoted early evening to all things religious. Another thing – all skewed to Hinduism.
Another skin whitening cream; this time from Nivea for men. And did you see the end of the Ponds Racial Ad starring Saif, Priyanka etc. The lovers finally realize that they are made for each other…now that they both are looking PINK and not DARK or BLACK. Congratulations Saif / Priyanka – you are the Idols of India.
Ranbir Kapoor the new male hottie saying ‘The body is God’s gift to you, I won’t do a tattoo on it and ruin it’
Bipasha Basu saying ‘With every new film I don’t have to prove that I can act’.
Bachna Ae Haseeno the new Yash Raj Film again has a hero by the name…you guessed it right Raj Malhotra.