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Topic: India

Grey Treats Iodine Deficiency Through the Decorative Dots on Indian Women's Foreheads

Fighting malnutrition, one bindi at a time

Iodine deficiency is a huge issue in rural India, and here's one unusual way to help solve the problem—iodized bindis. The Neelvasant Medical Foundation and Research Center, a nonprofit group based…

Tiny People Struggle to Make a Fruit Drink in This Fun and Ridiculous Indian Ad

Plus, see Frooti's whole new rebranding

Here's an easy way to make sure the product is the hero. Make everything else around it really, really tiny—and leave the product at regular size. It works great in this…

Indian Ad With Female Boss Sparks an Uproar: Is It Super Feminist or Super Sexist?

Strange plot wants it both ways

There's a lot going on in this new ad from India, and the Internet is fired up about it. The spot, for mobile provider Airtel, opens on two working professionals in…

India's Internet Baby: Agency Says Cannes Contender Is Beautiful, Not Terrifying

Weeping for humanity … in a good way?

CANNES, France—Maybe India's Internet Baby isn't as horrifying as he seems? If you think about it, the preternaturally social star of the MTS Telecom campaign—who learns to cut his own umbilical…

This Is India's Most Viral Ad Ever, and It Will Make You Weep for Humanity

Somebody stop Internet Baby

How precocious are digital natives today? They take charge of things literally from birth, according to this somewhat terrifying spot from MTS Telecom, which the company claims is now the…

Ogilvy Apologizes for Shooting Malala Yousafzai in Mattress Ad

Work from India is shockingly crass

Someone at Ogilvy India thought it would be a good idea to depict Malala Yousafzai being shot by the Taliban to sell Kurl-On mattresses. Clearly it wasn't. Ogilvy has now officially…

Indian Ad Challenges Men to See How Stupid They Look Ogling Women

Spot first aired on anniversary of Delhi gang rape

Objectification and rape go hand in hand—it's easier, after all, to take advantage of a person if you don't see her as a person. But what if you catch a…

Nelson Mandela Memorial Billboard in India Accidentally Features Morgan Freeman

Actor played the world leader in 'Invictus'

While you hate to laugh at someone who clearly meant well, it's hard not to chuckle a bit at this memorial sign for Nelson Mandela in the southern Indian city…

Google Does It Again With Another Huge Tearjerker of an Ad From India

Childhood friends reunited 66 years after partition

When the 1947 India-Pakistan partition ripped the two nations apart, Baldev was forced to relocate overnight, leaving behind his best friend Yusuf. Before that, they had been inseparable, flying kites…

Watch the Incredible Ad About a Woman's Second Marriage That Has India Transfixed

Jewelry brand's bravery

Weddings are powerful in advertising because they imply more than just the joining of two people—they signal the belief that we can attain, and deserve to attain, the happy ending.…

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