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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…

July 30, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT

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…

June 16, 2014, 3:08 AM EDT

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…

June 11, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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…

May 16, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

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…

January 8, 2014, 11:38 AM EST

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…

December 20, 2013, 11:16 AM EST

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…

November 14, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

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.…

October 30, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

Hot Wheels Truck Drives Through Amber Waves of Carpet in Great Ogilvy Ad Off-road delight for the Safari series

Hot Wheels has done a lot of cool advertising lately, but you have to love the wonderful simplicity and craft of this new poster from Ogilvy & Mather in Mumbai…

August 1, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

Ford Apologizes for Tying Women Up in Indian Ads JWT work didn't run but provokes outcry anyway

If you've been under a rock, violence against women in India has been all over the news since last December following the horrific gang rape of a young woman who…

March 25, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

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