Sharmila's yoga classes in Hyderabad, India have become really popular thanks to some really clever advertising by ad agency, Mindset. The ads, which direct people to the location of Sharmila's classes, look like roadsigns, and when you are driving, will certainly make you look twice. I question how legal it is to have signs that match standard roadsigns, but in India, I guess anything goes until caught.
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