Water: Of Eternal Significance

Water has made sure that life thrived in the least expected places, and it has contributed to the growth of civilizations in the past. The greatest civilizations and empires began on the banks of one river or the other. Water has been the one thing which made sure that life became better. We have learned about how significant the rivers of Indus, Nile, Tiber, Huang He, Tigris and Euphrates have been in the history of civilizations and empires. Even those towns and cities on the banks of rivers developed quicker while the others could only follow as fast as they could. There is the tale of Hagar who found water in the desert, and there was hope against despair in wilderness, after which a great nation was born of him.

Well, water was available more during the last century, as we look back to our childhood. The temperature was also lower at those times, and our rivers carried more water, never really becoming so dry as we see them now. During those days, water was taken for granted. When it is all around you and freely available, you don’t think about it. Even if it is not that clean, you will feel that it is enough. Then, demanding to save water would have felt like a strange demand, especially in Kerala which always had a wide network of rivers and plenty of rainfall. At that period of time, it was like, have enough water, and get on with life. But it is not so any more.

The beauty of the waterworld of Kerala is no surprise to travelers.

The total amount of rainfall has decreased, and the climate has become rather unpredictable. During these times, especially during these months of high temperature, situation is only getting worse. We are used to having enough water every year, and therefore, we are not thinking much about it, even when we see the signs. But it is already late, and it is up to us to do something about it. We can do what we can, in our own small ways, and the preservation of water would depend on what each of us can contribute in whichever ways possible. As we hear that the next wars would be fought in the name of water, let us do something for our future generation to have better life.

There are a few simple things that we can do. They begin at home, from using the shower only according to the need, to making sure that there is no water leakage. There will be opportunities to close an open tap at different places. We just shouldn’t use water when there is no need. We can make sure that a few drops of water doesn’t keep coming down from a tap which is not completely closed. We don’t need to keep a tap open, and there is no need to care so much about the cleanliness of a car or bike during this very hot summer season. If there are things that we can avoid, and are not necessity, we can keep them to be done at a time when the monsoon are here, and the showers are strong.

So, can we make sure that the beauty of waterworld stay?

As most of you might have already though about, the future is in our hands, and the Earth itself depends on us, as a thinking sentient life form who can make a difference. Water is more of less the elixir of life and the fountain of youth, which will keep the humans as well as the other life forms go on strong. Some of us might still think that there will be enough what for the next few generations, and a high level scarcity of the liquid will not happen during the time of their children or grand children – but they are wrong. The environment itself keeps proving us wrong, and with deforestation and other crimes against nature, an extinction event itself is not that far away.

There are two options with dealing with this water scarcity leading to a possible third world war for water followed by human extinction. The first option is to get on with our lives as if nothing is going to happen because droughts are normal and has happened through centuries – there is nothing new that needs our attention. The second option is to think deeply about this problem of water shortage, and decide that you need to make a move; you have to make stand to save water. Beginning from home, extending to your village, town or city and then further, it is your stance that matter, for it becomes your duty to protect the special resource of water – save water or the next generation will find you responsible for their plight.

Think about the people who are struggling to find a source of clean water. The news about water scarcity in Vypin and other islands of Cochin reminds us about the same; it has been a problem which has been going on for years. There are people who need water right between us. We just need to open our eyes and have a look. It is the sight that the movie Paippin Chuvattile Pranayam reminded us about, last year. We see them, and we know how important water is, and how much need is there to preserve it. The water that we use more than we need is a clear case of wastage, and let us not fall into doing such evil. Let us remember that we have the responsibility, not just to our people, but also to a better future. It calls for #CuttingPaani.

I have signed Livpure’s #CuttingPaani petition at https://www.change.org/p/cuttingpaani. Please choose to sign the petition, save water, and save our world for the future!

TeNy

Some Fun with Studies

English in India has never felt more necessary than that last few years. Even though the regional languages are also having their influence with the support of state governments, coming up with new ways to promote them, trying to make sure that they are doing well, English has been increasing its hold on the students as well as the parents. Hindi also has its say, but it is English that is having an even bigger say in the nation as a whole at one point or the other, as it is having all around the world. With an influence that only gets better, learning the basics of English has been a need, more than a desire these days.

It is here that Nihar Naturals Shanti Amla comes to the picture with its Pathshala Funwala initiative that provides the option of good and smarter education everywhere, making it more accessible, and without discrimination, also possessing a special charm. It is more than just a need during these times, especially in those remote places far away from those cities and towns. But it is not just that, which Pathshala Funwala makes sure about, as they provide a unique toll free number, 8055667788 to help children who have no chance, but really wishes to learn English language.

A long time ago, when I was a child, I wasn’t that good at English either. My interest in the subject came only in the later high school, when I had a good teacher, Miss. Aleyamma Varghese, who happens to be one of the best teachers I ever had – she also went on to become the headmistress of the school later. Your desire to learn a language, especially a language which is not spoken widely among your people, only comes to us when we have good teachers, and Nihar Shanti Amla’s Pathshala Funwala’s toll free number becomes the right teacher, giving children the tips.

Yes, you can have the child sit in a classroom if there is such an option available. But you can be certain that this option could be rather better. Children want some fun to go with learning, and if the studies can connect with them really well, it will feel simple and a lot interesting. It is one way to make sure that they don’t forget the lessons that easily – during our times, they had the rod, they made us stand outside the classroom, they came up with those impositions which increased in number and they even asked us to bring our parents, especially father to meet the class teacher; but those times were different.

I know a number of people who make the excuses for not learning English, as their learning process was just too boring and forced upon them – never did they want to learn the language because they didn’t need to, and never really had to speak in English. Right after they get out of the school or college, they just let the language, along with its literature vanish into thin air. There is the exception of having Hollywood movies which you will feel the need to watch, but most of the movies are about visual extravaganze – at least those which gets wide release in India belong to that category and got less to contribute to the language.

Well, English is a lot of fun. Sooner or later, more and more people will realize that and work accordingly. So, it is up-to all children, including that child you know, who is not getting access to good English education, or even education as a whole, to get back to the track. It is a fast moving world, and we don’t want any child to be falling behind because he or she, or the father or mother never really knew that there was another option. We need them to know, and we need them to move forward, and not sink in the muddy place which is always there to take people in there instead of letting them fly.

The Tea Cerebration(s) recommend you to share this special service to the needy ones who can get the best out of this simple and fun way of learning the language. It is for us to be part of a change, which could make a difference in our world. When you can make a cause work, it is something that adds to your list of virtuous deeds rather than to that resume which you send to make a few thousands of money every month. In making the world around us better, starting with the children, we have the right thing to do for a group of future citizens who are capable of more than they seem to be. So, do keep the number in mind – 8055667788

I am blogging about Pathshala Funwala by Nihar Shanti Amla Oil in association with BlogAdda.

TeNy

Temptation by Innovation

I was reading about LG Nexus 5X, and there were a number of innovative features that caught my attention at the first look itself. I have always been satisfied with the mobile phones which I had, and none of the changes were really inspired by frustration, but the hope for finding more innovation. There are not many things other than innovation that inspires one to change the trusted mobile and buy a new one; such is the power of the innovative features – it draws us towards buying the gadget like nothing else.

We can love the present mobiles as much as we want to, but we are still driven towards the temptation. Innovation becomes that best part of the temptation which we can’t resist and have to fall for. It is nobody’s fault though, as we are left with no choice considering our limitations against resisting the temptations. The end result is that we give up the existing mobile phone and buy the new one, thus beginning the new age. Here are the innovations which the LG Nexus 5X brings to us to consider another awesome mobile phone for buying.

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The USB Type-C charger is with the reversible feature is that first thing that comes to my attention as the thing of innovation. I currently got two mobile phones with me, an Asus Zenfone 5 and a Samsung Galaxy A5, both of them having the different side up when I try to connect the charger or data cable. It has been confusing also because I try to connect it without looking – with this new feature of LG Nexus 5X, this has become possible. I can just do the same without looking or thinking with this option.

The Nexus Imprint is the next factor which contributes to the list of innovative things, and it seems to be something that every mobile should try to have. The presence of this fingerprint sensor makes sure that things get more secure, and at the same time, ease of use is guaranteed with this facility. It is placed on the back of the phone and under the camera where it rightly fits and brings further quick access to the user. Turning on the screen and unlocking the apps have never been this easy. This is a real smart move.

Then there is the chance to love the camera which is innovative in itself. I would love to test that one day; because I haven’t known something as big as the one LG Nexus 5X possesses; it seems to be something of higher quality above the usual innovations which got more of the claim than the reality. I have been lacking a certain amount of knowledge concerning the technical side, but as it seems and from what is read, this one looks like another innovative one which can further add to that list.

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With the 5.2-inch display and the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, LG Nexus 5X brings something strong and beautiful to the market. The looks are stylish with the light blue version bringing a stunning effect, and the black one is also a beauty which is not that much far behind. There also seems to be a lot of pre-installed Google Apps which will add to total happiness factor of the mobile phone owner. There is the promise of the best Android experience also present there.

So, the temptation that LG Nexus 5X brings with the help of innovation is rather a powerful one from which you can escape only with consistent prayers, and the realization of the truth that you have an empty pocket. Otherwise, there is no escape, as the beauty of innovation will take you on this day or another. It is not just the innovation that tempts, but also the innovation that inspires creativity. The LG Nexus has been there for some time, and only gets better.

I am participating in the #ChampIsBack activity at BlogAdda.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of LG Mobile.

TeNy

My Room! My Room!

I have always wanted my room to be different and personal. Some people will call it weird, but I wouldn’t mind that. If my room doesn’t have something special compared to the others, it wouldn’t be mine at all. Even when we were staying at the flat, I had taken special care in having some variety with the colours, and now when we are at our house, I have tried to bring a lot of variety there too. My room is partially bed room, study room and kitchen, as you can divide my room into three.

Yes, I would like my room to be a lot different than any other. The current room was chosen by me because it was on the back side of the house, facing the green vegetation which surrounded the abandoned house there. It served as a certain kind of inspiration for me. There is no chance of me changing this room and choosing another. So, I hope to make this room my little dream world. I already got it coloured in three, in red, blue and yellow, and even though I would have preferred a little bigger room, I am hoping to make it more awesome!

The Godrej Interio photo actually inspires me to use another colour for my room, and it is purple. I believe that this colour can bring only positive feeling, and I haven’t yet seen the colour being used in the homes of my friends and relatives. People have always chosen the light colours, but I would choose the darker ones, and while brightening the red colour on one side of the wall, I would choose purple for the rest of the room. That should bring some more of the needed variety to the room.

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I already have facilities for placing a lot of items in my room even as the total size of the room is not that huge. There are enough cupboards here to keep my whole life in it, and what I would require now are open shelves where I can keep things which are needed regularly. For the same, I hope to make good utilization of the walls. I already have some wall shelves, but I hope to get a few bigger ones which can be used to the best advantage. I will need to have those of different sizes.

I would need to change the bed with something which is longer, and surely made of wood. I would need a new almirah to replace the big one which is present now. My favourite material for all these has been mahogany as usual. There is also space for an extra computer table along with the study table. I would have that made of the same material too. I have a hanging light right now, and I would like to use a chandelier instead of it so that I look up while I am on the bed and enjoy its beauty.

My room’s curtains are dark purple now, and with the change of colours of the wall, I would like to change this one to brown or red depending upon the designs which are available. I need a better stand for putting the recently used clothes along with an extra wardrobe on the side. I haven’t been a fan of fashion, but this will surely help in getting things in order. Some art on the wall will only do good. Some creatives pieces of art should also be places on the shelves to give some more of the special feeling.

My room is no awesome room as far as designers are concerned, because they can always use better rooms to create better output. But I have been so addicted to my room that sleeping somewhere else is not that easy. But if you visit the room, you will know that it is different, and there is a certain mixture of things that might seem interesting. With all which has been already set up, it will be easy to create something awesome out of it. There can be more variety than ever before.

I am participating in the  Upload and Transform #HomeCanvas activity in association with Godrej Interio and BlogAdda. If you are not blogging, you can still be a part of this activity. Here’s how

***The image used in this blog post is also from the BlogAdda activity page.

TeNy

Wonders: Natural Ones

Vampire Squirrel: But, I really want to know. You know that I have a right to information, at least those of level seven.

Vampire Bat: This is the problem of having new apprentices. Too many doubts. Do you remember what the Vampire Crocodile asked us when he first joined the team?

Vampire Squirrel: But I am a big fan of your stories related to taking care of Little Mavis. I have read many vampire tales, but nothing as cute as that one.

Vampire Owl: I am the one responsible for that, and the stories are all about me and my experiences. The others have contributed very less to the tale.

Vampire Squirrel: Yes, I know. I have read Chapter twenty seven of the Little Mavis Saga. It talks about the same.

Vampire Bat: What? You wrote a book about that? What is in there to create a work?

Vampire Owl: It is a story with a message. Everything reaches a point. It is mostly about how the goodness in natural oils provides wonders to the child’s skin, and even to the bone and muscle development.

Vampire Bat: When did you become an expert in the same?

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Vampire Owl: I have been reading a lot. It was part of my reading about taking over the world. I just managed to get the wrong book instead. But I have come up with the ideas which will make me the first vampire expert in the same, and I connect them to my experience of taking care of Miss. Mavis Dracula.

Vampire Squirrel: Which is why I want to know.

Vampire Bat: Well, the artificial colors and chemicals are bad for the baby, and one has to be careful about it. That much, I know.

Vampire Squirrel: I remember those days when I was a little toothless squirrel and everyone wanted to cuddle me. There was so much attention on me, and I wish to go back to that time, for which this book has helped me.

Vampire Bat: Well, you are still very much toothless except for those artificial fangs. The Vampire BookWorks has only published the works which gives a special feeling. They keep a certain quality standards related to the books, as vampires are very close to literature and find inferior books very offensive. This one is also educational, I see.

Vampire Owl: I have clearly made a point against the terrible effects of the artificial ones and has talked about having natural oils like Dabur Baby Massage Oil in that book. What we are looking for is a better next generation, and that includes children free from skin diseases, right?

Vampire Bat: Chemicals are all that we have when we grow up, both inside and outside. So, it is only fair to hope for natural things for a baby, before the exposure to such evil which affects both the mind and the body.

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Vampire Owl: Well, it is simple; artificial is bad and natural is good – People just can’t realize the same. I have made it crystal clear with my final conclusion in that book.

Vampire Squirrel: I haven’t reached the end of the book yet. I thought that you both had written it together.

Vampire Bat: No, what I wrote about was a review of the Bollywood movie, Baby. I am not related this baby stuff. You can see that the other blog only deals with movie reviews.

Vampire Owl: I have still added your name though. It is in very small letters on the cover. Most of the people might not notice the same, but he did.

Vampire Bat: Holy vampire! Now, people will think that I am the hidden expert in these matters.

Vampire Squirrel: Excuse me, sir. I already think so, and I came here cent percent sure about the same. It is also the reason why I came to you and not to Sir Dracula.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of Hotel Transylvania.

I am participating in the #FirstLove activity at BlogAdda in association with Dabur

TeNy

A Flashback: Vampire Way

Almost everything around us is artificial. There has been a trend of having natural stuff, but that doesn’t really reflect the truth. The marketing is very good and it means that we are forced to believe that something is good for a certain thing, but the actual truth is that it is not even close to being okay. So, the products are artificial and the advertisements are fake, and so how difficult it will be to find the right option?

We even had artificial vampires in the form of Twilight, and then, it is only natural for humanity not to be natural. They have taken modernity to replace the nature and it has been a common thing. The baby’s skin should be even more sensitive to the harmful effects of those artificial things. The negative effects that the products like paraffin can create on the skin are not worth it.

Mavis Dracula: This is an interesting read. There is no horror, but good.

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Count Dracula: And so it was written, and so it is.

Mavis Dracula: Is it true, dad?

Count Dracula: Yes, it is. There is a long story related to that.

Mavis Dracula: Oh! Is it an immortal vampire epic already? Is it part of the Imperial Vampire Library?

Count Dracula: No, not that much. It is related to the Vampire Owl. He has written a book related to the same.

Mavis Dracula: I never knew that he had such a special skill.

Count Dracula: It is a long story. The book was actually very popular with the Lich Queen. She didn’t buy it though. Still managed to take photostat copies for the little zombies.

Mavis Dracula: You are sure that such artificial things were not used on me?

Count Dracula: Yes, there is a list on the things used, and the artificial is not part of it.

Mavis Dracula: I would need to get and read that book to be sure though.

Count Dracula: For gaining more information on the same, I am sending a secret agent, the Vampire Squirrel.

Mavis Dracula: He is of any good? I have never heard about him. I thought I knew all members of the team.

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Count Dracula: Yes, he actually has a very good knowledge about the goodness of natural oils and its benefits for the baby skin. He has read the book, and he is also doing further research about the same.

Mavis Dracula: Is this Dabur Baby Massage Oil from my past? I think I know something about it.

Count Dracula: Yes, a lot related to the same. The vampire babies need special care related to the same. There are only a few years when the vampire child is vulnerable.

Mavis Dracula: I miss those days. There was so much care for me. I have some fine memories from that time. Those days can never come back.

Count Dracula: The memories are recorded, my dear. You can rewind and watch them whenever you feel the need to do so.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of Hotel Transylvania.

I am participating in the #FirstLove activity at BlogAdda in association with Dabur

TeNy