Brand India – Support Indian brands. See India Grow.

It is very interesting to note that some of us are dragged towards the high end products of USA, UK , Japan and the like for different reasons. One of the reason is to show off our class, some times it really will be unnecessary expenditure may on EMI payments, credit card using or by making a loan. Really is it worth to buy all those foreign items, even though we are paying for them with great difficulty? Really it is absurd.

On the other hand if we support foreign items, the majority part of the amount paid will go to other nation’s kitty. For example if we buy a Samsung mobile of the range of 40000 and the like, 30000 and above will go to foreign business and the remaining will be item cost and profit for Indian business places. The cost of the high end items is not really being the cost, we pay for the brand name.

At the other end many of us are supporting Chinese items for their low cost. Do you know, India is the major market for China. We buy diwali lights, crackers and many of the electronic items and gadgets simply for the low price. It is a waste. Instead you can use our earthen diyas to light in diwali and use Indian made crackers (Shivkasi). Like that clothing and so many other things we are just buying for to show off our status or simply for their low price.

Instead let us buy Indian products only. That means we are voting for our products at the same time we are keeping away foreign products to that extent. It really gives Indian business a boost, to the extent no one can think of.

Dollar is about Rs 70.
Do you think US Economy is booming? No, but Indian Economy is NOT GROWING as it should have been.
Our economy is in our hands…

A cold drink that costs only 70 / 80 paisa to produce, is sold for Rs.9 and a major chunk of profits from these are sent abroad. This is a serious drain on INDIAN economy.

What we can do about it?
1. Buy only products manufactured by WHOLLY INDIAN COMPANIES.
2.You don’t need to give-up your lifestyle. You just need to choose an alternate product.

  • COLD DRINK Foreign- Coca Cola(Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Thumbsup, Limca, Goldpat), Pepsi(Lehar, 7up, Mirinda, Slice)
  • Swadeshi- Rose Drink(Sherbat), Badam Drink, Milk, Lassi, Curd, yoghurt, Chaach, Juice, Lemonade(Nimbu Paani), Coconut Water(Naariyal Paani), Shakes, Jaljeera, Thandai, Roohafza (Hamdard), Rasna, Frooti, Godrej Jumpin, etc
  • TEA Foreign- Lipton(Tiger, Green Label, Yellow Label, Cheers), BrookBond(Red Label, Taj Mahal), Godfrey Philips, Polsan, Goodrick, Sunrise, Nestle, Nescafe
  • Swadeshi- Divya Peya(Patanjali), Tata, Brahmaputra, Aasam, Girnaar, Indian Cafe, M.R.
  • CHILD FOOD Foreign- Nestle(Lactogen, Cerelac, Nestam, L.P.F, Milkmaid, Eaveryday, Galtco), GlaksoSmithCline(Farex)
  • Swadeshi- Honey, Boiled rice, Fruit Juice. Amul, Sagar, Tapan, Milk Care, etc.
  • ICECREAM Foreign- Walls, Quality, Cadbury, Dolps, Baskin & Robins.
  • Swadeshi- Homemade icecream/coolfi, Amul, Vadilal, Milk food, etc.
  • SALT Foreign- Annapurna, Captain Cook(HUL- Hindustan Unilever), Kisan(Brookbond), Pilsbury.
  • Swadeshi- Ankur, Saindha namak(Patanjali), Low Sodium & Iron-45 Ankur, Tata, Surya, Taja, Tara.
  • SNACKS Foreign- Uncle chips, Pepsi(Ruffle, Hastes), FunMunch, etc
  • Swadeshi- Bikano Namkeen, Haldiram, Homemade chips, Bikaji, AOne, etc
  • KETCHUP AND JAM Nestle, BrookBond (Kisaan), Brown and Palson
  • Swadeshi- Patanjali(Fruit jam, Apple jam, Mix jam), Homemade sauce/ketchup, Indana, Priya, Rasna.
  • BISCUIT Foreign- Cadbury(Bournvita, 5Star), Lipton, Horlicks, Nutrine, Eclairs.
  • Swadeshi- Patanjali(Amla Candy, Bel Candy, Aarogya biscuit), Parle, Indana, Amul, Ravalgaon, Bakemens, Creamica, Shagrila.
  • WATER Foreign- Aquafina, Kinley, Beiley, Pure life, Ivian.
  • Swadeshi- Home-boiled pure water, Ganga, Himalaya, Rail neer, Bisleri.
  • TONIC Foreign- Boost, Polson, Bournvita, Horlicks, Complan, Spurt, Proteinex.
  • Swadeshi- Patanjali(Badam Pak, Chyawanprash, Amrit Rasayan, Nutramul)
  • OIL Foreign- Nestle, ITC, Hindustan Uniliver(HUL)
  • Swadeshi- Param Ghee, Amul, Handmade cow ghee, Patanjali(Sarso ka tel).
  • TOOTHPASTE Foreign- Most toothpastes are made from Animal bone powder. Colgate, Hindustan Uniliver(HUL)(Closeup, Pepsodent, Cibaca), Aquafresh, Amway, Quantum, Oral-B, Forhans.
  • Swadeshi- Patanjali(Dant Kanti, Dant Manjan), Vico Bajradanti, MDH, Baidyanath, Gurukul Pharmacy, Choice, Neem, Anchor, Meswak, Babool, Promise.
  • TOOTHBRUSH Foreign- Colgate, Closeup, Pepsodent, Oral-B, Aquafresh, Cibaca
  • Swadeshi- Ajay, Promise, Ajanta, Royal, Classic, Dr. Strock, Monate.
  • SHAMPOO Foreign- Hindustan Unilever(HUL)(Lux, Liril, Lifebuoy, Denim, Dove, Revlon, Pears, Rexona, Bridge, Hamam, Okay), Ponds, Detol, Clearsil, Palmolive, Amway, Johnson Baby, Vivel(ITC).
  • Swadeshi- Patanjali(Kayakanti, Kayakanti Aloevera), Nirma, Medimix, Neem, Nima, Jasmine, Mysore Sandal, Kutir, Sahara, Himani Glyscerene, Godrej(Cinthol, Fairglo, Shikakayi, Ganga), Wipro, Santoor.
  • SOAP Foreign- Colgate, Palmolive, HUL(Lux, Clinic, Sunsilk, Revlon, Lakme), Proctar & Gamble(Pantent, Medicare), Ponds, Old Spice, Shower to Shower, Head & Shoulders, Johnson Baby, Vivel.
  • Swadeshi- Patanjali(Kesh Kanti), Wipro, Park Avenue, Swatik, Ayur Herbal, Kesh Nikhar, Hair & Care, Arnica, Velvet, Dabur Vatika, Bajaj, Nyle, Lavender, Godrej.
  • WASHING Foreign- HUL(Surf, Rin, Sunlight, Wheel, Okay, Vim), Arial, Check, Henko, Quantum, Amway, Rivil, Woolwash, Robin Blue, Tinapal, Skylark
  • Swadeshi- Tata Shudh, Nima, Care, Sahara, Swastik, Vimal, Hipolin, Fena, Sasa, TSeries, Dr. Det, Ghadi, Genteel, Ujala, Ranipal, Nirma, Chamko, Dip
  • SHAVING Foreign- Old Spice, Palmolive, Ponds, Gillete, Denim.
  • Swadeshi- Park Avenue, Premium, Emami, Balsara, Godrej, Nivea.
  • BLADE Foreign- Gillete, 70clock, Wilman, Wiltage.
  • Swadeshi- Topaz, Gallant, Supermax, Laser, Esquire, Silver Prince, Premium.
  • COSMETICS Foreign- HUL(Fair & Lovely, Lakme, Liril, Denim, Revelon), Proctar & Gamble(Clearsil, Cleartone), Ponds, Old Spice, Detol, Charli, Johnson Baby.
  • Swadeshi- Patanjali(KayaKanti, KayaKanti Aloevera, Kantilep) Neem, Borosil, Ayur Emami, Vico, Boroplus, Boroline, Himani Gold, Nyle, Lavender, Hair & Care, Heavens, Cinthol, Glory, Velvet(Baby).
  • GARMENTS Foreign- Rangler, Nike, Duke, Adidas, Newport, Puma, Reebok
  • Swadeshi- Cambridge, Park Avenue, Bombay Dyeing, Ruf & Tuf, Trigger Jeans, Lakhani, Shreelathers, Khadim, khadi, Action
  • WATCH Foreign- Baume&Mercier, Bvigari, Chopard, Dior, FranckMuller, Gizard-Perregaux, Hublot, JaquetDroz, LeonHatot, Liadro, Longines, MontBlanc, Mocado, Piaget, Rado, Raymond Weil, Swarovski, TagHeuer, Ulysse Nardin, Vertu, Swatch, Rolex, Swissco, Seeko
  • Swadeshi- Titan, HMT, Maxima, Prestige, Ajanta, Fasttrack.
  • PEN Foreign- Parker, Nickleson, Rotomac, Swissair, Add Gel, Ryder, Mitsubishi, Flair, Uniball, Pilot, Rolgold.
  • Swadeshi- Camel, Kingson, Sharp, Cello, Natraj, Ambassador, Linc, Montex, Steek, Sangita, Luxor.
  • ELECTRONICS Foreign- Samsung, LG, Sony, Hitachi, Haier.
  • Swadeshi- Voltas, Videocon, BPL, Onida, Orpat, Oscar, Salora, ET&T, T-series, Nelco, Weston, Uptron, Keltron, Cosmic, TVS, Godrej, Brown, Bajaj, Usha, Polar, Anchor, Surya, Oriont, Cinni, Tullu, Crompton, Loyds, Blue Star, Voltas, Cool home, Khaitan, Everready, Geep, Novino, Nirlep, Elite, Jayco, Titan, Ajanta, HMT, Maxima, Alwin watch, Ghari, Bengal, Maysoor, Hawkins, Prestige pressure cooker and products of small scale and cottage industries.
  • COMPUTER & TABLETS Foreign- HP, Compaq, Dell, Microsoft, IPAD, Samsung, Motorola, Sony, LG
  • Swadeshi- Amar PC, Chirag, HCL, MICROMAX, SPICE, Reliance, Carbonn
  • ONLINE SHOPPING Foreign- ebay, jabong, Amazon, expedia.
  • Swadeshi- Flipkart, IndiaPlaza, YeBhi, Myntra,Naaptol, SnapDeal, HomeShop18, bookmyShow, makemytrip, yatra, via, ibibo, cleartrip.
  • CAR Foreign- MarutiSuzuki, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Ford , Nissan
  • Swadeshi- TATA, Mahindra, Hindustan Motors

If we mind to to use alternatives of foreign items we already are using, we can change the TOTAL PICTURE OF INDIA.


Published by Gundmi Associates

I am 67 and a retired bank employee. Interested to know persons and to try to understand their different interests. I like humor. I am giving career guidance to tenth & twelfth students. I also give guidance for banking exams. Conduct banking exam classes.

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