Sunday Levity: Now they are infiltrating into our advertisements!

“Get me an air chief marshal, any air chief marshal”

This happened. Yes, it really did. (linkthanks Sidin Vadukut)

The photograph of former Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed in uniform appeared along with those of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a full-page newspaper advertisement given by Ministry of Women and Child Development to mark the National Girl Child Day.[The Hindu]

If that were not bad enough:

The advertisement also showed sports icons Kapil Dev and Virender Sehwag and sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan along with the former PAF chief with the heading, โ€œWhere would you be if your mother was not allowed to be born?”

It gets even worse. Sandeep Unnithan’s “casual search of the web revealed that the Director of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) which released the advertisement seemed to have lifted the high resolution photograph official portrait of the former Pakistan air chief from a Chinese website.”

2 thoughts on “Sunday Levity: Now they are infiltrating into our advertisements!”

  1. Nitin,

    It is funny, but the joke is on us. The levity lasted a minute, the outrage is more durable.

  2. โ€œWe are any way for global peace. You people (media) are creating an unnecessary issue.โ€

    [Krishna Tirath, emphasis mine]

    Funny! So, for global peace, she could find from Pakistan only the photograph of an Air Chief Marshall?

    What now, the slogan for the Left is gonna be, “Pakistan’s Air Chief Marshall is our Air Chief Marshall” ๐Ÿ™‚

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