Thursday, December 10, 2015

Amazon (India) rapidly changes both MRP and selling price of a Lenovo tablet within seconds

Every time I refresh this webpage, it shows a different MRP and selling price, all in a matter of about 15 seconds.

Everyone has a different MRP for this product.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Emami 7 Oils in One print advert hides from the reader that the product has 93% mineral oil

The ad emphasizes 7 oils and makes bold claims such as 96% less hair-fall and 20 times strength, but not the most important fact - that this spaghetti actually contains no less than 93% mineral oil.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bournvita renames vitamins to ProHEALTH Vitamins in order to fool the public

Renaming vitamins to ProHEALTH Vitamins doesn't make them any extra pro-health or any extra nutritious. If I label my drinking water as 'Hydrating Aqua', that won't make it any more water or watery. Ideally kids need to be taught right from school days to not fall prey to such marketing tricks. Equally importantly, use of such deceptive tricks should be made illegal and hence punishable.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Google is shrewdly pushing Google+ posts for news stories into Google News, instead of linking directly to the actual news source

The 'CBS News' story on this Google News section isn't actually linked to the actual story on CBS website, but to the Google+ post about this story. Shrewd, anti-customer, pushy, Microsoft-like, and overall in bad taste.