HCL shop sells rice?
Over the years, Techgoss has published a number of exclusive human interest photos with some IT, BPO, KPO and Telecom links to the images. These include:
-In July, 2010, during our first Photo Competition, Techgoss had published exclusive photos of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg attired in Indian clothes and dancing at a wedding in India. This photo was republished by a number of popular blogs including Gawker, Pluggdin and others.
-Sometime back, a Tipster sent in photos of the marriage ceremony for Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia.
-In Feb, 2011, as part of our last photo competition, our exclusive photo of the Facebook shop in Mumbai went viral
And there were many more including one of Infosys branded samosas being sold in Pune. Techgoss had also published a photo of Nokia branded underwear being sold in India. Every major western brand and Trademark has been used (misused?) without getting official permission.
Techgoss reader and Techie Tech Shetty wanted to buy a HCL computer and so made his way to a temporary HCL shop set up outside the State Bank of Hyderabad, Shantinagar Colony in Hyderabad. He writes: “Instead of laptops and netbooks, the shop was only selling grocery items like brown rice, red grams etc.” Was this a branding exercise? Or did this have anything to do with HCL telling the market in April 2011 that while revenues were up, the future is a little uncertain. Perhaps branching off into selling HCL branded grocery?
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