Stay Tuned, It’s Commercial Break in India.

Jun 28, 2010
*Special to asia!

Advertisements and commercials can sometimes provide interesting insight into local customs and sensibilities. Here's a selection from incredible India.



For any female tourist who has been to India, harassment by the local men has often marred the experience. But that may all change. It's Aamir Khan to the rescue!

Best known perhaps for his portrayal of the quintessential macho Bollywood hero in the 2008 blockbuster “Ghanjini”, Aamir reprises that role in this commercial, where he teaches the locals a thing or two on how to treat women.




An emotionally stirring campaign to get Indians to respect the national anthem.




If there was ever the mark of a good Indian wife, this would be it.




Meet the Zoozoos, the advertising mascots created by Vodaphone for the Indian Premier League seasons. It's a simple idea that has captured the hearts of young people in India, scoring more than half a million fans on its official Facebook page.


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Dan-Chyi Chua was a broadcast journalist, before forsaking Goggle Box Glitz for the Open Road. A three-year foray led her through the Middle East, China, SE Asia, Latin America and Cuba, and she's now grounded herself as a writer for, content with spending her days in Jerusalem.

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