These days, reading the newspaper hardly gives me the pleasure it used to, which is why I barely scan through it as I have my coffee, a habit which continues simply because it is hard to break.....In today's newspaper, there was just one item which captured my interest - here is a link to the same... take a look.
It is an obituary to Eustace Fernandes, the creator of the Amul girl, and words are simply not enough to describe the importance or the beauty of his creation. An ad that started way back in 1966, almost 10 years before I was born, is still going strong enough. I am not qualified to write an obituary for the creative man, but I thought of putting up some of the beautiful hoardings which have brought a smile on my face every time I set eyes on them...
|First escalator at Chowpatty seaface, Mumbai|
|On compulsory sterilisation introduced during Indira Gandhi regime.|
|Indian Railways introduces cushioned chairs in the first class compartments.|
|Proposal for 90% reservation for SSC students admisssion to colleges in Maharashra - June'09|
|Amul congratulates the success of the first test-tube baby.|
|Tribute on the untimely death of King of Pop - Michael Jackson - June'09|
|Inauguration of the Bandra Worli sea link in Mumbai - July'09|
|Longest and most spectacular eclipse of the 21st century - July '09|
|Growing popularity of Facebook - July'09|
|The recent move by a few to divide and create additional states - Dec.'09|
|Bill for 33% reservation for women in Parliament and State Assemblies gets passed by Rajya Sabha- March'10|
If you still haven't had your fill, please click on the link below to go to the Amul site, where they have each and every hoarding put up between 1976 and today.... You won't know how fast the time passes!
Amul Topicals through the years
The Amul Topical Story