Google+ Consumer Psyche: June 2014


Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Blues: Be like a girl

Wify shared this beautiful video and you see how easily we teach our children and sometimes adults to fall in to the trap of social stereotypes. Beware for you need to have guts to be #likeagirl.

This monday, choose to be strong, choose to be real, choose to be taken seriously, choose to be unbiased, choose to be like a girl.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Indian street food: Bangalore

I love street food. I am amazed when any of my friends go to a joint outside the city or country and ask for their own fixed food item regardless of what is available on the menu. Some even don't like looking at the menu. India has a great cultural diversity and an amalgamation of cultures is very well documented and experienced by the love of food. You find amazing food places and people on the streets.

One such occasion is during the holy month where our muslin friends celebrate fasting and then in the evening we all go to the streets filled with food, culture, music, chatter and chaos. All around the street corners you would find food stalls selling sweet meats, kebabs, grilled delicacies, fruits, salads, rotis and what not! We love going to Shivaji Nagar in Bangalore and also in Jayanagar where you would find that the street offers you more food than you can offer.

Of course you know my favorite food is haleem and you would find that you cannot eat just one. Smoked kebabs, hari kebabs, biryani, jalebis, samosas, shahi tudka, puffs, parantas, ice cream, wood-fire-cooked dosas, bondas, rice, pulav, fruit mixers and seasoned dates are on my list this year.

If you are an Bangalorean and you are heading in search of good food, make sure you visit Shivaji nagar at least once int he nest week and sample the varied options available and the chance at peeking in to their different cooking styles. Yep Street food is worth romancing and the dream is to be so full that you fall asleep on the way back. Do pack your camera and come with an empty stomach and let the streets of Shivaji Nagar show you some love, share some food and make you as comfortable as home. If you cannot go so far to Shivaji Nagar, head to Jayanagar and you would find the same. Ramadeen Kareem.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Let her be

As parents, siblings we tend to protect our women a bit too much. As a father I expect my little one to be safe but I also leaving her to learn things on her own. Like I don't rush to pick her up when she falls down and explain when she gets hurt and in a way letting her learn pretty much on her own and then make a wiser decision (or my version of wise).

One of the best ads I saw this year is by Verizon and here it is! It says inspire her mind not restrict. Can't agree more.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Social network

Though it is a Telugu song sharing on this forum. The song laments how people have grown apart due to social media and urges them to come back to love each other and use the social network only for comfort, as a part of life and not life itself.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ignore the call

I take it to the side sometimes when I am in my car and the phone rings and I have to answer it. Few ads can change it to a real experience. VW does the same. One of the good ads this year.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Order vs Chaos

Must watch to understand how we function. One of the most interesting and insightful videos I have seen recently. To market to us, you got to know us.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Blues: Move

What makes you grow?
What freshens you up?
What changes the status quo?
What stimulates you?

Take a break. MOVE! Try something new in a different place and see if your mind remains the same. Change the psyche - Move!

Here is a beautiful 1 minute movie by Rick Mereki.