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Good time for a PR turnaround

China’s loss is India’s gain — aka — India’s gain is China’s loss.

It’s an eventful day for India’s foreign policy, and a great opportunity to strengthen PR.

PR turnaround

In Maldives, pro-China strongman Abdulla Yameen has been defeated, and India-friendly Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will now take over as the President.

While in Sri Lanka, pro-China strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has once again lost trust vote in Parliament, and India-friendly Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s chances are on much firmer ground. A good time to engineer a PR turnaround.

-Dale Bhagwagar


When Cine Buster completed a year

Veteran always-young-at-heart journalist Jyothi Venkatesh turned Editor for Cine Buster magazine last year. This week, the magazine completed one year and also launched its own awards. My long-time friend Ramakant Munde who is on the team, insisted I attend the one-year completion event. And gosh, it sure was a rocking party. Had good fun. Congrats Jyothi. Rock on. Thanks Munde. Keep smiling. And special good wishes for the dashing visionary behind the grand success… Cine Buster’s Editor-in-Chief Ronnie Rodrigues. Man of conviction.

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Making the PR industry feel proud

Keshav Rai

Keshav Rai

Two Bollywood PRs have their birthdays today — Keshav Rai, who has earlier ruled television PR for more than a decade. One of the most good-natured and friendly PRs the Indian PR industry has ever witnessed. I salute him.

Baabush Sharma

Baabush Sharma

And secondly, the super-caring, amicable and efficient contemporary PR Baabush Sharma… who I caught up with a week ago after a really long long time. A very happy birthday to both of you. Its guys like you who make the PR industry proud. Rock on 🙂 🙂

Susheel Sharma

Susheel Sharma

Psst: And a very special mention for my close friend Susheel Sharma who celebrated his birthday yesterday. Susheel has earlier handled the PR for some of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters, with an extremely successful innings in the profession for almost two decades.

India successfully test-fires Agni-V missile

BREAKING NEWS: India successfully test-fires Agni-V missile for the sixth time. The missile launch has been conducted from the APJ Kalam Island, off the coast of Odisha. The nuclear-capable Agni-V is an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of over 5,000 km.

India's Agni-V missile (Image courtesy - Internet) For representation purpose only.

India’s Agni-V missile. Image for representation purpose only. (Image courtesy – Internet)

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali launches Kimbho Messaging App; will compete with WhatsApp

After launching Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards, yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali has launched a new messaging application called Kimbho. It seems to be aimed at giving competition to the most popular messaging app WhatsApp owned by Facebook.

Baba Ramdev Patanjali Kimbho App. (Image courtesy - Internet)

At the launch, Patanjali mentioned that the Kimbho App is already available for downloads at Google Play Store.


After Reliance Jio giving competition to foreign companies in India, another techno revolution is on the cards from this week. WhatsApp has been downloaded by more than a billion people on Google Play Store. Whether Kimbho can come anywhere near to that humongous figure, remains to be seen.

Baba Ramdev. (Image courtesy - Internet)

Kimbho is a Sanskrit word, meaning “How are you?” or “What’s new?” The app’s logo shows a seashell with a green-coloured round chat design around it; similar to WhatsApp. Kimbho’s tagline is ‘Ab Bharat Bolega’.


Adolf Hitler — The great escape that never happened

Adolf Hitler definitely died in WWII, says new research this week…

Reminds me of the article I wrote on Brand Hitler some time ago…


Adolf Hitler — The great escape that never happened


Shades of grey

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Dale Bhagwagar, Bollywood publicist, Mumbai, India