8 daily-use items that may sound Indian but aren’t, catch full details

Specific brands have become the best bet for 3/4th of Indian households. In fact, we do have a strong impression that these brands are desi. Surprisingly, these brands are foreign companies and not Indian. Let’s check them out.

1. Bose Speakers

Bose Speakers, unlike the tag which sounds Bengali, is an American brand, situated in Framingham, Massachusetts. The brand is named after the founder Amar Bose, an American of Indian descent when the company was established in 1964.

2. Colgate

8 daily-use items that may sound Indian but aren't, catch full details

Every home without Colgate is incomplete. Colgate is the most trusted and leading toothpaste among Indian households for dental hygiene and care. However, Colgate is an aggregate of Colgate-Palmolive, which is an American worldwide consumer company.

3. Reynolds

The transition from a pencil to a ballpoint pen in every student’s life starts with Reynolds. However, it was actually Milton Reynolds who manufactured and introduced the first-ever ballpoint pen in the US back in 1945. The brand then became famous worldwide and eventually arrived in India. 

4. Vespa

Wheels to happiness: Vespa the scooter is owned by every Indian middle-class family. Bollywood has swayed our romance fantasy as the heroine is seen clanged to the hero in almost every romantic movie. 

Vespa was initially thought to be a Bajaj brand, but Vespa is really an Italian brand of bikes fabricated by Piaggio. Bajaj was first authorized to make it in Quite a while and when the organization lost the permit to do as such in 1971, they came out with Chetak, an uncanny copy of Vespa.

5. Boost

8 daily-use items that may sound Indian but aren't, catch full details

Sachin, being the brand ambassador of Boost has left every Indian fooled to think the brand is Indian. Every mother has fed their child Boost energy drink every morning and evening. However, Boost is manufactured by Nestle and has its foundations in the valleys of Switzerland.

6. Maggi

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Maggi can be found at any place and is relished by everybody and has become the staple supper for many Indians. However, Maggi is also possessed by Nestle.

7. Bisleri

Actually, today Bisleri is Indian as it is claimed by Parle. But, it was initially an Italian organization made by Signor Felice Bisleri, who previously concocted selling filtered water in India. In 1965, it was presented in Mumbai in glass bottles in two variations – bubbly and still. In 1969, it was purchased over by Parle.

8. Lifebuoy

8 daily-use items that may sound Indian but aren't, catch full details

Lifebuoy is the most trusted and available hand soap, body soap, sanitiser and handwash and so on for every Indian family. In any case, the brand was founded in England where it was presented in 1895 and is claimed by Procter and Gamble.