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Among the latest commercials, my favourite is the ‘Pond’s age miracle’ one.

Its simple and catchy and brings out the message with its attractive presentation.

Google took me to its site and it looks like various versions of the same advertisement has been telecasted periodically but with the same message.

The present one is loaded with romantic feel good scenes , where a oh so handsome (hmm..that’s the best part 😉 ) guy wearing a chef’s cap seats an impeccably dressed woman and asks her if she is expecting anyone …. she says “hopefully” with mischief twinkling in her eyes. She enquires what the chef’s special is and he bends down to her ears and whispers ‘you’ in a caressing tone. The stage is all set now.

After which the product promotion portrays the lady using the ‘miracle’ and becomes perfecto in seven days flat and the guy falls in love with her all over agai (ok ok…I agree its a bit too much to take…but , u know…).

The last scene has the happy wife twiddling her pearl strings and dreamily asking him ‘do u accept cards’ and the awesome handsome hubby dear says ‘only if it says….I love you’ .
Oh..it is so impressive.

Coming to the main point here. Now lets see what the message says….
“you want to be noticed by your man…use ponds miracle”.

Its not like its their initial days of courting…she is rekindling interest here. I wonder why he had lost interest in her in the first place.

Is it because she looks ‘aged’ ? What about her other virtues ? Is’nt beauty just skin deep or even less than that ?

I somehow like the commercial that portrays a women feeling elated when she is admired for her flawless skin by all .

As for messages , I like the ad where a woman is mistaken for a college student and just then a little girl comes running calling her ‘mummy’ and hugs her. The mother takes all the surprised glances in her stride and flashes a confident smile.

C’mon Ponds , Shiseido , L’oreal and the likes….high time you introduced a ‘miracle’ that drives sense into men who ignore their girls because she is ‘ageing’ !

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//high time you introduced a ‘miracle’ that drives sense into men who ignore their girls because she is ‘aging’ !//
WHY? its a common known fact that women (and even men) enjoy being appreciated… they take great pains to dress themselves up, apply makeup and do a hairdo etc. etc…. what for… so that the guy/guys who constitute the entire world for her take notice of it.

//constantly worrying about her looks just to get her guy’s attention is another.//
so whose fault is it… the girl tries too hard and tortures her body and skin.

why r u against guys… and suppose ur cosmetic companies do come up with ur miracle… what will it result in.. guys going after hideous gals/woman?

You have a valid point. Infact agening in itself has a charm and gaeity and am sure most men, beyond certain age – look over skin deep beauty.

Ankur, adding to it are the “fair skin” ads. How sensible are they? Good post again!

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Ankur, adding to it are the “fair skin” ads. How sensible are they? Good post again!
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Ankur

so whose fault is it… the girl tries too hard and tortures her body and skin.//
I am not blaming men or women here , Ankur. The commercial portrays the concept that men lose interest in their girls as they age and the only way to get back the relationship is by improving her looks or even reversing her age.

why r u against guys… and suppose ur cosmetic companies do come up with ur miracle… what will it result in.. guys going after hideous gals/woman? //
If there are men who do not care about their women for the reason that she has ‘aged’ as the ad claims , then they need to acquire finer tastes.
Guys dont go after ‘hideous’ gals , Ankur . They go after them only if they find them physically attractive and if all works out establish a relationship. But they are not justified in being indifferent to them a few years into the relationship just because she has ‘aged’ or is less attractive. They are expected to respect her and pay attention to her for what the emotional relationship is worth . I was hoping that such a ‘miracle’ potion or lotion would make these guys wake up to reality.

Hey Sree

//C’mon Ponds , Shiseido , L’oreal and the likes….high time you introduced a ‘miracle’ that drives sense into men who ignore their girls because she is ‘ageing’ !//

Where Genetics fail, Cosmetics fill!! (aha punch dialogue nalla irukae, I should consider selling it to a cosmetics!)
If Ponds, Shiseido,L’oreal, etc drives sense into men who ignore girls coz she is ageing then they will be soon out of business.

A good post!

Allooo Thiru..
Where Genetics fail, Cosmetics fill!!I should consider selling it to a cosmetics!) //
Ahaaa…..since my post inspired it ,do I get a share in the proceeds 😉

she is ageing then they will be soon out of business. //
hmm..actually if they’re prudent they’d formulate something that wld drive sense into men , period. The company wld never be able to meet the demand 😛

@ravi….
thank you.. but this post was authored be Sree..

@sree…
//The commercial portrays the concept that men lose interest in their girls as they age and the only way to get back the relationship is by improving her looks or even reversing her age.//
well one of the prime reasons why married life becomes dull is because the guy has lost interest and the couples sex life suffers because of seen it all, done it all syndrome where the partners no longer find each other attractive.

the best quick fix solution is .. that the female to look/dress up in an attractive way and the couple tries new things…. do u think there is any harm in wishing that?

//they are not justified in being indifferent to them a few years into the relationship just because she has ‘aged’ or is less attractive.//
all i am asking is that when the marriage is in rocks the girl tries to spice things up… look attractive, and the guy devotes some quality time to the female… is it too much to ask for?

@Sree
Ahaaa…..since my post inspired it ,do I get a share in the proceeds //
How much percentage do you expect?!

hmm..actually if they’re prudent they’d formulate something that wld drive sense into men , period. The company wld never be able to meet the demand//
Hoiii…. vaai jaasthiya pochu unakku!! You simply flipped what I said! too much pa!

@Ankur
//Where Genetics fail, Cosmetics fill!//
wow… what a beautiful line 😀 i am tempted to recommend this line of cosmetics to a lot of gals//

well goahead! beware of consequences!

the best quick fix solution is .. that the female to look/dress up in an attractive way //
I think the best solution wld be for them to take a break ! Who knows , maybe the absence will make the heart grow fonder !

is it too much to ask for? //
no…but I seriously doubt if only decking oneself up would bring about a permenant change…so how long do u think she’d hold his interest with this tactic ?

first of all it is an add , an attention grabbing tactic implicitly playing on a womans deep insecurities, i find such adds demeaning to women,intent to make them feel lacking, but rather effective .
to me Noone is perfect,it wont take time to get bored of a woman who is body beautiful n perfect – being imperfect makes one attractive !

sree men are fine – women are the ones failing to get it! thats why the ads
most problems are not sex (hope im right)but lack of interaction and taking each other for granted.

@ Prax
That is precisely what I am trying to imply , Prax.
Its not just looks or how attractive a girl is to her man after years into a relationship that matters..it should be how content , happy and relaxed they are in each other’s company that matter. So , portraying that when a woman changes her looks just to please her man , things get hunky-dory is totally misleading.
btw..I agree its just an ad and also confess that I love it 😛

//I think the best solution wld be for them to take a break ! //
u crazy.. thats the last resort… who knows while my heart goes fonder.. hers will start beating for someone else (or vice versa… which is more likely)

//so how long do u think she’d hold his interest with this tactic ?//
long enough that the guy is too old to chase skirts

who knows while my heart goes fonder.. hers will start beating for someone else (or vice versa… which is more likely) //
which means the relationship is already on the rocks and for all you know its for the better.

long enough that the guy is too old to chase skirts //
simply say that she needs to wait till she can bury her cosmetics along with her husband.

//btw..I agree its just an ad and also confess that I love it//
no wonder they make such adds!women r impossible!

i dont like it or any add with a perfectly manicured unblemished plastic faced women
they are unreal and take 2 hrs of make up time to prepare.

//simply say that she needs to wait till she can bury her cosmetics along with her husband.//
ya its an unfortunate truth.. that thanks to all the nagging and harassment done by wives.. husbands have a shorter lifespan than their wives

ankur u hit the bulseye
bt who told u that women look good only for their husbands – call it womens empowerment but it can also be for the gardner milkman or the hot hunk next door!

With eduation disposable incomes or just plain boredum
it can work the other way around too it is amazing how secure married women can be! and how they can bully their men if they choose to

arnt all the dowry laws most misused by educated women these days

//husbands have a shorter lifespan than their wives //
good riddance to bad stuff =))//
shows how naive u can be sometimes
i think the bad stuff are a lot more rhino skinned to be affected

arnt all the dowry laws most misused by educated women these days //
educated or not , sadly it’s true.
The wife’s family also has a major role to play in this fiasco.

plus dont girls just wanna have fun? //
each has his/her own ideas of having fun..so that depends..

and ur comment – Confess that I love it
shows ur own insecurities //
do u mean to say just admiring a handsome hunk deliver mushy dialogues a sign of insecurity ?

girls know that if they r beautiful, and have a good nature (and smile).. they shall be in huge demand… but guys are more insecure… they are clueless what they should do to woo the girls 🙁 and even if they manage to figure that out.. what works with one gal will only backfire if tried on another.

Ankur….u need to go throo a bunch of pepples to land up with a rare gem..so no complaints 🙂

OK pals…Prax is not insecure…he only feels gardeners and farm hands are major threats 😉

//Prax is not insecure…he only feels gardeners and farm hands are major threats 😉 //
thats because of 2 reasons…
1) he is a high caste brahmin.. and cannot stoop to the levels which these lowly men can go.
2) females are flaky, capricious, irrational creatures who often do not know what is best for them

1) he is a high caste brahmin.. and cannot stoop to the levels which these lowly men can go.//
I dont get u..if the gardener goes for the same girl the brahmin is interested in , then why is it stooping down ?

2) females are flaky, capricious, irrational creatures who often do not know what is best for them //
I am sure every man who is rejected feels the same.

//I dont get u..if the gardener goes for the same girl the brahmin is interested in , then why is it stooping down ?//
=)) ya but the tactics are different… the gardener by sleeping with someone else’s wife is committing a sin.. a criminal offense.

//I am sure every man who is rejected feels the same.//
so that makes 3 billion of us.. and if i include the gals that swing both way.. the number would be even greater.

dont women beg for stable relationships?

Hey ankur this is kinda below the belt !

There are 2 sides of a coin and sree forgets the other side rather conveniently
i merely listed the possibilities
plus u rnt a good mindreader nyways!

@thiru…
//well goahead! beware of consequences!//
ya i remember once I used the term “Manufacturing Defect” while referring to one of the problems which a girl was facing…. i still remember that day 🙁

//How much percentage do you expect?!//
I think a nickel for every million you earn should be a generous offer

@prax…
//i think the bad stuff are a lot more rhino skinned to be affected//
ya we guys tend to develop an inbuilt nagging cancellation device (very similar noise canceling headphones which bose makes)
but I doubt if we ever develop think enough skin to withstand the physical assaults…
yes the girls seem to enjoy stamping on our feet, swinging the handbags like a *flail*, and punch on the stomach… and even worse.. pretend as if it was casual and it did not hurt.

THIRU
Sorry I missed ur comment. I checked it when I saw Ankur’s reply.

How much percentage do you expect?! //
50/50 🙂

Hoiii…. vai jaasthiya pochu unakku!! You simply flipped what I said! too much pa! //
aaaaahhhhh!! How’s that ? I am talking about attitude change and u abt looks…anyday my idea is superior 😉 :))

@Ankur..why dont u let me handle my own haggling ?
I think a nickel for every million you earn should be a generous offer //
a nickel ? tell Thiru the deal is off !

=)) ya but the tactics are different… the gardener by sleeping with someone else’s wife is committing a sin.. a criminal offense. //
Now clarify this !
1.are u saying that brahmins are beyond such misbehavior ?
2. or is it not a crime when brahmins commit it ?

.. the number would be even greater. //
3 million ? are u sure ? or is there comfort in the feeling that one is not alone 😉

@Prax
dont women beg for stable relationships? //
beg ? Begging may lead to a stable relationship but it wld surely be an empty one…women are more prudent than that 😛

plus u rnt a good mindreader nyways! //
hey , Ankur why ? what did u do or rather did’nt do ?

ok to be fair in the indian scheme of things it should be neighbour servant or boss
not the milkman (from one of ankurs jokes)or gardener

but attributing to my caste and religion and deriving conclusions and ranting was below the belt

also sree //women are more prudent than that//
i beg to defer bigtime !!

ok to be fair in the indian scheme of things it should be neighbour servant or boss
not the milkman (from one of ankurs jokes)or gardener //
straying is straying…what difference does it make what the guy is ?

also sree //women are more prudent than that//
i beg to defer bigtime !! //
if they are’nt..they learn their lesson very soon 🙁

//straying is straying…what difference does it make what the guy is ?//
if my gal ran away with a millionaire or someone really successful… its easier for me to console myself that I did not stand a chance… but when she strays with an illiterate milkman (no offense meant) what would I say to myself.

//if they are’nt..they learn their lesson very soon 🙁 //
unfortunately society does does not give girls too many chances… sometimes it feels as if they look for a reason to disown them.

what would I say to myself.//
=))
then u shd know the obvious reason 😉

unfortunately society does does not give girls too many chances… sometimes it feels as if they look for a reason to disown them.//
unfortunately yes 🙁
but whether it is girls or men , after a couple of chances society blames them if relationships fail.
Once may be ur spouse’s fault..twice..there must be something basically wrong with u !

but often divorce is not an option… esp if u have kids (and r genuinely concerned about them) or if u married against the wishes of ur parents…

i still believe that marriage is a step which should be taken with a lot of caution.

yaa Ankur….when kids are involved its not just the spouses who are affected , its the entire family , atleast here in India. When I see fathers taking their kids during their visitation time , I feel so depressed 🙁
what the heck…he is their father , not some stranger…he shd have access to his kids when and where he feels.

And I have heard of instances where the couple go for a divorce on mutual consent but one of them breaks down in the court and confuses the judge.
U r very right ..its not an easy thing.

Prax…yes..divorce though so very painful is becoming quite common these days. There is a complaint of harrassment and then divoce follows .

//and staying together is part of it !//
why do u think people marry?
i have asked myself this question many times.. but all i can come up with is the pleasure of curbing another man’s freedom

🙂 ok.
so maybe u have a point ! looks like it makes sense not to get married.
afterall , with women being financially independent even they dont need anyone controlling them.

we guys were waiting for the rose to bloom.. so that we can harvest the produce…. but u gals sneaked in and plucked the buds … can’t u wait for it to reach maturity

not most of my problem.. but its more like all of my problems… actually all i am looking for is a good time… but unfortunately they find something or the other to mess things up

… actually all i am looking for is a good time… but unfortunately they find something or the other to mess things up //

maybe they sense this…”actually all i am looking for is a good time…” and feel let down !

//maybe they sense this…//
ya i agree their EQ is very high.. 2-3 times more than that of an average guy… so i won’t be surprised if they actually do that.

//”actually all i am looking for is a good time…” and feel let down !//
what else do u look for while on a date?

ya i agree their EQ is very high.. 2-3 times more than that of an average guy… so i won’t be surprised if they actually do that. //
chooo chweeet 😛
yeah…girls have great EQ , IQ and lots of other good qualities 🙂

//”actually all i am looking for is a good time…” and feel let down !//
what else do u look for while on a date? //
I was talking about relationship. If all that u r looking for is having a ‘good time’ what about the poor girl’s emotional needs 🙁
No wonder she dumps u prematurely 😛

//yeah…girls have great EQ , IQ and lots of other good qualities 🙂 //
ya but with so many toys and cooking machines, washing machines etc. their importance is being diminished.

//If all that u r looking for is having a ‘good time’ what about the poor girl’s emotional needs 🙁 //
u know we guys r social and emotional morons… so girls should lower their expectations….

ya but with so many toys and cooking machines, washing machines etc. their importance is being diminished.//
sometimes freedom comes in disguise. This is one of them 🙂
I am sure guys are happy with the outcome too ! Afterall these toys are unisex 🙂

u know we guys r social and emotional morons… //
are u sure its only emotional ? 😛

so girls should lower their expectations…. //
u mean all that guys need are baby-sitters ?

//sometimes freedom comes in disguise. This is one of them 🙂
I am sure guys are happy with the outcome too ! Afterall these toys are unisex 🙂 //
well guys are one happy lot.. and with these machines.. their dependency on the females have greatly reduced.

//u mean all that guys need are baby-sitters ?//
a procreating machine to be exact. but with advent of cloning.. maybe that need would also be dispensed with

.. their dependency on the females have greatly reduced. //
and its a myth that women enjoyed that clinging nuisance of yesteryears.
atleast this is a win-win situation.

a procreating machine to be exact. but with advent of cloning.. maybe that need would also be dispensed with //
Ankur…are u speaking for all the guys in general ?

//and its a myth that women enjoyed that clinging nuisance of yesteryears.//
ohh comeon most woman just look for a reason to pick up the broom and clean.

//atleast this is a win-win situation.//
i am not complaining.

ohh comeon most woman just look for a reason to pick up the broom and clean.//
u know , u never came out as the kind of person who’d watch a lot of TV serials…I am surprised 😛

hmm…the host must be living in a real sty for a guest to feel guilty leaving the place in such bad shape.
btw..tell me do the same guests come over the next time they are invited ?

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