In tamilnadu, in every small town (and sometimes in the villages too), one would see posters wishing a young couple on their marriage, congratulating a politician on his achievements, welcoming some important person home from abroad, conveying condolences to a family on their bereavement, and so on and so forth. Sometimes the posters make very interesting reading, like the one I saw in my friend Shankara's village for the film star Ajith (who was visiting a nearby town for the mariamman festival, if I remember correct): It said, "As the presence of the pearls that makes the Ocean proud, it is the presence of our Big Brother Ajith which makes us proud".
This poster is one such (Courtesy Shankara). It welcomes our common friend Manivel Raja back home after his post doctoral stint in the US.
Here is Abi on some interesting posters that he saw in Srirangam, recently.