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Desi Touch to Foreign Companies!!!

May 10, 2009

India, as we all know is the next biggest thing on the world map!!! Every year, many companies setup shop in India. Many of them work well, many don’t.

This is the first in the series where I educate companies on what should be their approach when they come to India. For many Indians, the company logo is very important. Hence this is my free advice (as I am a consultant) to many foreign MNC’s.

Ferrari:

We all know that Ferrari is coming to India with a big bang. But how do they convince people to actually buy their large oversized fuel guzzling cars which can only be driven with a top speed of 20 km/hr on our Indian roads???

Simple!!! They just need to convince the gullible people that Ravana abducted Sita in a Ferrari 575 Maranello and the chariot used by Arjuna in the Great War actually ran on the Ferrari V12 engine.

Hence, I propose the saffronization of the logo as part of this campaign.

ferrari
(Original)

ferrari_new

(OG’s Logo)

Johnny Walker:

JW needs to realize the fact we Indians love our desi daaru and are not particularly fond of foreign influences. Hence I propose the lungification of the company logo. As part of this campaign, they also need to educate the people that their brand was what the ancient Indians drank as Somarasam!!!!

johnywalker

(Original)

johnywalker_new

(OG’s Logo)

Maserati:

Maserati, another costly sports car company, which soon will make its foray into the Indian scene, needs to realize that they also should change their logo. Since I have given the Hindutva idea to Ferrari, I propose that the company logo which resembles Murugan’s Vel needs to have subtle changes in it!!! By doing this, South Indians will surely prefer your car to Ferrari now!!!!!
maserati

(Original)

maserati_new

(OG’s Logo)

Dell:

Dell has recently setup shop in Chennai and many Indians are actually buying their laptops. Recently as part of the “giving laptops to the common man” campaign, the government came up with a disastrous 10 dollar laptop which not a single person has bought. Dell is in the correct place at the correct time. Hence I propose that Dell make a very small adjustment to their logo which will tell the common people that they stand for delivering quality products for a low price and that they are for India!!

Hence I suggest the hindification of their logo!!
dell

(Original)

dell_new

(OG’s Logo) 

Starbucks:

Starbucks would most probably not set up shop in India as it would be like selling ice cubes to an Eskimo, especially when the market is controlled by Bru coffee. But they can beat CCD and Barista in their own game if only they sell cheaper and by making again a very minor change in their logo as shown below!!!

starbucks

(Original)
starbucks_new
(OG’s Logo)

Edited to Add: (some more)
Buick
Buick_Logo
(Original)
Buicknew
(OG’s Logo)

Lamborghini:
lamborghini_logo
(Original)

lamborghininew
(OG’s jallikattufied Logo)

Mircosoft Office:
microsoft-office
(Original)
microsoftnew
(OG’s swastikafied logo)

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59 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2009 1:45 am

    brilliant touch ..

    OG: Thanks!!!!

  2. May 11, 2009 1:54 am

    Ha…ha…ha… OG, I read it on my reader and laughed for 15 mins. Showed my husband too.

    This is CLASSIC. Ferrari will be RSS’s official symbol from now on. 😆

    I am so going to try lungified Johny Walker. That trishul on Maserati. Ha…ha…ha… may be Karunanidhi can make it his official gaadi.

    Does Starbucks kaapi taste like Filter Coffee 😆

    Each passing day you remind me so much of Jilpa’s Krish Ashok.
    OG: hahahahaha, Thanks Solilo!!!! I had nothing better to do today 😛 😛 😛
    Starbucks kaapi sucks…. 😦 and yes, I have learnt a lot by reading ashok’s blog…….. 🙂

  3. May 11, 2009 1:57 am

    BTW did you read about one from your trinity getting detained at JFK airport? He was questioned for 2 hrs.
    OG: yup, read about it…. Now I am going to send “Lord Indrajay” to solve all problems 🙂

  4. sraboneyghose permalink
    May 11, 2009 3:06 am

    Ha…ha…All the modifications are amazing…
    OG: 🙂 Thanks Bones 😛

  5. May 11, 2009 4:48 am

    Amazing logos 🙂 Now there is something for everybody 😉

    PS: I did not know Maserati is coming to India… wow !
    OG: 🙂 Thanks! I think so too

  6. May 11, 2009 5:11 am

    LOL 😀 thats like BLOODY brialliant!! I don’t know from where u find the time and energy to work on these ideas, not to mention the creativity required!!
    u know what… u ought to patent this work!! beware! 😀
    OG: 🙂 Thanku Thanku!!!! I was free this sunday!!! 🙂

    • May 11, 2009 5:11 am

      and yes i mis-spelt brilliant… so u can imagine my reaction if i became that disoriented after reading it hehehe :-))

      OG: 🙂 LOL!

  7. May 11, 2009 6:31 am

    Dude , you have a lot of free time to have fun with photoshop . Recession ,eh ? 😉 That was brilliant , btw . I wish you had come up with more of these . 🙂

    OG: yeah dude, lots of free time on sunday!!!! 🙂 😛 :P…. not recession….. hence i could only come up with these!!!! 🙂

  8. May 11, 2009 8:15 am

    Wow!

    Neat work! And so crazily perfect :D!
    OG: 😛 😛

  9. May 11, 2009 8:33 am

    Nice one! That should satisfy everyone in India 🙂 Even the swadeshi brigade will be mollified 🙂 And I ask again – where do you get these ideas from 🙂 Brilliant!!!
    OG: I hah nothing better to do on a sunday and when i was having a burger at “burger King:, the idea occurred…. 😛 😛

  10. Badz permalink
    May 11, 2009 8:39 am

    ROFL! I love the starbucks one and Johnny Walker. 😆
    So you don’t like starbucks??

    OG: no, i am not fond of starbucks…. their coffee is never hot and they give importance to everything else other than the taste of coffee 🙂

    • Badz permalink
      May 11, 2009 1:35 pm

      Maybe they don’t give you hot coffee on purpose. And maybe you’re not use to real coffee (Meaning grounded coffee). I’d take it you’d prefer instant. I love Starbucks. Well I love all coffees. 😉

      OG: on purpose, this is discrimination!!!! 😉 i also love all coffee and though i dont like sb, i do go there!!!! 😛

      • May 11, 2009 7:42 pm

        Blasphemy!!
        Badz 😆
        there is only one kaapi in the world and that is filter kaapi and I swear by it 😀
        OG: Jai ho!!!!

        • Badz permalink
          May 11, 2009 8:39 pm

          LoL! Filtered coffee is roasted ground coffee. LoL! And that’s the only type coffee I do drink. I don’t mind instant BUT prefer filtered. 😉 BUT I must say filtered is addictive. 🙂

  11. chewmysambhar permalink
    May 11, 2009 9:08 am

    Johny Walker Was FANTASTICALLY BRILLIANT!

    Lol@vel murugan!

    🙂
    OG: 😀 😀

  12. May 11, 2009 9:49 am

    ha ha ha! I love this post! Just amazing 😀 😀

    Esp johny walker and ferrari I suppose should be green white and orange in color for india 😉

    murugan’s vel is totally LOL-able

    Just wow!! 😀 😀
    OG: thanku thanku!!!!

  13. May 11, 2009 10:42 am

    he.. he.. he.. great post Ajit… loved it completely… amazing creativity 🙂
    OG: yo machi!

  14. May 11, 2009 11:57 am

    haha.. very funny..especially the words you used.. lungification, hindification etc..
    and that star bucks Kaapi..
    OG: 😛 :P, all in a days work!!!!

    • May 11, 2009 7:47 pm

      modesty is OG’s middle name 😀

      Hi this is OMG!!!! 🙂

  15. May 11, 2009 4:04 pm

    Lol 😆 very creative OG 🙂 Submit this to the lol challenge!!
    Johny Walker is the funniest 🙂
    OG: Thanks!!! i have already done it 😛

  16. May 11, 2009 4:20 pm

    😆 😆 😆
    OG: 😛 😛

  17. May 11, 2009 7:38 pm

    Couldnt resist 😛
    now will read for sure 😀
    you put that link there just to tempt me to read ? 😛
    okay now will read 😀
    OG: 🙂 it is very easy to tempt people 🙂 especially when it for LOL-ing 😛

  18. May 11, 2009 7:46 pm

    briliant and awesome are coming to mind 😀
    this is A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y Brilliant OG!!!
    OG: you used both words 😛

    How in the name of god do you come up with these?
    I was having a hard time as it is trying to figure out how you come up with those mind boggling graphs 😀 and now this!

    PS:-Is that lungi the same one as the one you wore in that Himesh reshmaiyya pose? 😀
    OG: you caught that one all right 😀
    *OG has a mild heart attack on being compared to Himesh * 😆

    OG: LOL!

    but seriously! AWESOME!
    my vote is going here! 😀
    OG: many thanks!!!

    psssttt OG err any chance of a bribe?

    I mean like Winnie told me 😀 I am okay with chocolates too 😀
    OG: chocolate it is for you!!!!
    you wanna win dont you?:P
    OG: yuppu 😛

    • May 12, 2009 4:31 am

      Okay Abhi, Ahem…..clearing my throat…ahem..You remember OG’s lungi?

      bhagoooo *Prays that Abhi never reads this post*
      OG: hahaha!!!! i just have a single one!!!!! 😛 😛 😛 yeah indyeah, what is going to be your smart retort!!!????

      • Badz permalink
        May 12, 2009 9:19 am

        Hahahahahahaha! You own a lungi? Hahahahahahaha! 😛 😛 😆
        OG: what is so funny in that? i always wear one…….

        • Badz permalink
          May 12, 2009 2:41 pm

          Seriously? 😆

        • May 12, 2009 3:57 pm

          yup 🙂 and It is the most comfortable thing in the world 🙂

        • May 12, 2009 4:02 pm

          Check out “The blogger/motive” tab for a classic photo of OG in a lungi 😛

        • Badz permalink
          May 12, 2009 6:20 pm

          LoL! I will take your word on that. 😉 Sorry I’m just facinated and suprised to hear that you wear one. I’ve only seen my uncle in India wear one. Even then I found it strange. 😛

          OG: 😛 😛

      • May 13, 2009 8:22 pm

        yeah!I know OG has a lungi and that he wears it coz OG made sure the world knew when he wrote that post…which post?
        OG!!
        see>this proves it!Solilo doesnt read your posts in detail :P:P
        me?I have a photographic memory 😀
        Now the turth OG dont you have a psit where that pic of yours is there where err you are rather singing /acting/standing like Himesh Uncle?
        Not that you look like an uncle
        Whew!
        *heaves a sigh of relief*

        Solilo you better run! 😛
        first Dhiren, now OG Eh? 😀
        when will you stop you dusht aatma? 😀
        OG: my lungi has become famous!!! what else can i say!!!!! 😛 😛

        • May 13, 2009 8:25 pm

          OG please give a link to that post 😀
          so that these dusht aatmas believe me 😀
          OG: 😛 😛 😛

        • Solilo permalink
          May 13, 2009 9:14 pm

          Abhi, I remember but still me liked pulling your taaangs

  19. May 11, 2009 7:50 pm

    Oh!!!!!!!!!! This is very very creative. You MUST get an award for this! 😛
    OG: thanks mate!

  20. May 12, 2009 1:40 am

    “Do not steal, said Jesus long back!”

    Your sidebar. 😆

    I nominate this post for the LOL contest and also my votes too. Whom can I contact? Vichu or Abhi? *let me run before Eggwriter reads this and complains*
    OG: Eggwriter….LOL!!!!! hahahahaha 😛 😛 😛 where are you dhirubhai!!!!!!
    I have already submitted this to the LOL contest!!

    • May 12, 2009 12:46 pm

      I am sunk in work … have to read this post… will do that once office closes… !!!

      Eggwriter ??

      nething to get rid of the bhai !! surely !! and I aint complaining !! I am only voting… Sililo Sardar !!!
      OG: hmm…. work is god, especially during recession 😛

  21. May 12, 2009 1:42 am

    OG, That creative commons logo is not visible.

    OG: just noticed…. will fix it!!!!

  22. May 12, 2009 1:43 am

    I am not spamming 😀 I promise this is last.

    Can all Vigilance users write to WP support to get ‘time’ on each comment? I know we can see it from our dashboard but wouldn’t it be good if we can see it on the blog too like date.

    OG: lol at spamming!!! 😛 😛 you are free to comment as much as you want!!!!
    will write to wp suppport!

    • May 12, 2009 4:33 am

      OG, do you think that there is any security reason for not displaying ‘time’ on blogs?
      OG: i have no idea!… this is the first time i am noticing this actually………. 😛

    • Badz permalink
      May 12, 2009 12:42 pm

      Yes. I have noticed that too. BUT I have seen on some WP blog, they have the time and date on their comments. Hmm….. Interesting…

  23. May 12, 2009 4:54 am

    good stuff there.. i like star bucks caapi n maserati the most.
    OG: 😛 😛

  24. May 12, 2009 7:15 am

    Ha Ha…great stuff, good creative imaginative post
    OG: thank you Sir!

  25. May 12, 2009 7:26 am

    Superb…loved Jonny Walker & Maserati.

    Infact Johnny Walker owner must be turning his grave 🙂

    OG: LOL!! hehehehe

  26. May 12, 2009 12:28 pm

    This is what happens with vetti s.w engineers :D…cool ones dude..and did ya check the super-ash snap on my orkut album :P…
    OG: vetti!!! no ways….. 😛 lot of work here 😛 😛
    yes, i did see that photo 😛 😛 indian super man ……… eh???
    what has happened to my paavam cousin???

    • Solilo permalink
      May 12, 2009 3:30 pm

      Me likey that word ‘Vetti SW’ for OG. 😆

      Enna Vetti payya…unakka vere velaye illaya. Romba naalaa joke panneendurukka.

      Is there any mistake in that sentence? 😀

      • May 12, 2009 3:58 pm

        No Don Solilolol,

        The sentence is perfectly correct 🙂 and I am not as “vetti” as some other people in this world 🙂

      • May 13, 2009 8:26 pm

        what does this mean? 😛 translation please 😀
        OG:
        Vetti: “have nothing to do”
        the whole sentence mean, “you vetti guy, dont you have anything to do, you are writing a lot of jokes”….

  27. May 12, 2009 9:06 pm

    gullible people is correct. 🙂
    OG: yuppu!

  28. May 13, 2009 6:15 am

    Thats great advice… !! the saffron one is the limits !! Starbucks Kaapi is the best !!

    great going dude !!! lol… ! with your advise they will surely succeed !!!! 😛
    OG: 🙂 😛 😉 Thanks dude….

  29. May 13, 2009 1:04 pm

    howlarious…really enjoyed this and your previous posts..

    OG: thanks aliya!

  30. monikamanchanda permalink
    May 14, 2009 6:53 am

    brilliant post, i am still laughing
    OG: 😛

  31. May 14, 2009 11:03 am

    hahahaha.

    Loved them all.. esp the Lamborghini one!!! 🙂
    1st time here.. am sure am gonna be coming around more..!!
    OG: :)Thanks!

  32. Badz permalink
    May 15, 2009 7:13 am

    OG! More pics. Great. I love them. Especially the microsoft office one. 😀

    OG: 😛 😛

  33. May 19, 2009 6:16 am

    First time here. This is some very funny stuff!

  34. Just call me 'A' permalink
    June 28, 2009 9:10 pm

    I loveeee your blog 🙂 and the above are all brilliant…..I came via the LOL challenge and glad I did 😀

  35. July 15, 2009 5:25 am

    This is superb, man! Well done! 🙂

  36. July 15, 2009 6:39 am

    Superro superrru OG! Congrats on ur win ……… luved this post 😉

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