A Case of Pollution Inside

It is a common misconception that there is pollution outside, and we live in a safe place inside, right inside our homes. But sooner or later, the same is proven to be wrong. The truth is that we are never really far away from pollution, which always finds a way. But we rarely find people taking the necessary steps to minimize the effects of indoor pollution. It is more because of the lack of awareness rather than anything else. Living in apartments and houses or villas with so much less space around, we are restricted to a concrete jungle unlike the world the older generation was familiar with.

All these dust particles which accumulate, are the first among them. There is the presence of a lot of dust, right on the keyboard and screen of our laptops, and we see some of them even on our mobile screens. So, it is essential for us to keep them clean all the time. One can be pretty sure that these trouble a good amount of people among the population of India. With the use of air conditioners not that common, such dust getting inside won’t be that difficult. It is common for people to feel that a little bit of dust is no problem, but in the longer the run, there will be trouble on the way.

The walls which are freshly painted can also bring some terrible air, which is one of the reasons why people stay away when the house is being painted. The smell of paint can be irritating for most people, and the intensity decides how bad the same is. The same can happen after some cleaning agent is used in a room. The place has to be kept open for air circulation, or otherwise, it will prove to be very unhealthy. There are people who are rather too lazy that they can’t resist the temptation to close the doors and windows early as usual, but ventilating the place well enough is a necessity.

Then there is smoke, and a cigarette is the biggest troublemaker in many houses. The smoke left by the same will remain in the air for quite some time, as we might have come across them at some point of our life, even if us, or the people close to us don’t really smoke. Passive smoking or second-hand smoke is also terrible enough for people, and have lead to the ban for smoking in so public places. There might be not many things more severe than having someone smoke inside your house, and appropriate measures are not taken to get rid of the smoke. It is more like a terrible curse to the air quality.

From cancer and heart diseases to lung problems and mental health related troubles, passive smoking is not that far away from causing the same ill-effects that active smoking do. It is even worse in the case of children. We can be sure that these won’t be the end either. Even the smoke from candles and incense sticks might be able to cause trouble for some people – well, gods and powercuts require these two even now, and so it will be even more difficult to get rid of them. But we have the alternatives in electronics with candles working with battery and a bulb inside, and those emergency lights are always useful.

The air pollution can also be from your own kitchen, which uses the gas stoves without proper ventilation. It is often considered to be a rather ineffective or weak kind of air pollutant, but the same can rise further above what one expects about it. When you look at them, most of the heating equipment can be responsible for the same. We are often caught in the end results of the same, which would feel so good, that we miss out on what comes before the final destination. The key to keeping the air pollution low, is once again having a proper ventilation, which helps.

These are just some of those few things about air pollution inside, which goes stronger than the same outside on many occasions. People need to be aware about this, sooner or later. It is here that Royal Atmos comes into the picture, as the paint that successfully reduces the harmful air pollutants by a margin and keeps the air cleaner. It is also known to absorb different types of foul smells and make the air fresher to breathe inside the house. You will find that the paint not only appears good, but also makes one feel better with the air quality inside.

Visit this link for more details: https://www.asianpaints.com/atmos

TeNy

Enlightenment: Myntra Model

Count Dracula was preparing for the first All-Nation Conference at the United Races Imperial Organization Centre which is within the High Elf lands. He represented the New Vampire World on this first ever peace conclave which was attended by the representatives of all nations of the realm including the shadows. He was searching all around the room for one special thing, but it was clear that he never found the same.

Uncle Dracula: This is impossible. I can’t go for this meeting. We are supposed to have some variety here. I am unable to choose a style which is different or even something which suits the vampire model.

Vampire Owl: You have your vampire cloak which you have been wearing for centuries. It is your usual model, and you always wear the black with a very small touch of red or white with which people identify you.

Uncle Dracula: No, it is too common. It is like what everyone have seen me in, and they will think that I never have a shower or change my clothes. I am a supposed to be a world leader. I need to look stylish. All the garment shops in our nation have the same kind of clothes only, and the vampire fashion is always the same. What am I to do?

Vampire Bat: Why don’t you go and visit an online shopping website?

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Uncle Dracula: Yes, I have some of the links to the websites saved on my laptop and I did search, but couldn’t find the right clothing there either.

Vampire Bat: There lies the problem. The best online shopping website for fashion is no longer available on the internet in your laptop. It has gone app only. You need to use it on Android, iOS or may be get your first mobile with the Windows Phone.

Uncle Dracula: They are app only? Why?

Vampire Bat: Well, fashion is unique for everyone, and for this personal experience, mobile phone is the best option. You wanted to be different and special for the conclave, and this is the best option in that case. The App Party with fifty to seventy percent offer was till yesterday, but you can still find some nice options now.

Vampire Owl: In the men’s section, among the coats and jackets, get the John Players Men Beige Wool Blend Slim Fit Blazer. These Navy Blue Aviator Sunglasses which I am wearing were bought from Myntra too.

Vampire Bat: You need to buy some jewellery for the vampire brides too. Otherwise, they are going to be bloody unhappy.

Uncle Dracula: It is indeed interesting. I always peferred to have it on the mobile phone. Otherwise, Mavis always tampers with the laptop. She has become such a big IT pain on my fangs. Things will be easier with the app – after all, this is my personal device as of now, and it is time to stop downloading only those endless running games.

Vampire Owl: There has already been about ten million downloads, and so you are too late – just get into it.

Vampire Bat: No, Uncle Dracula is never late. As this is a personal thing, another world of style begins with the uncle going through the same. You personal space will bring a new level of awesomeness to the world.

Uncle Dracula: It will always be with me, and shall be so easy to use. So I don’t see a reason why I am to choose against it.

Vampire Owl: Ex-act-alley!

Vampire Bat: What was that? Did you just say the word “exactly” like an undead zombie pirate who died while trying to raid the New Vampire Harbour?

Vampire Owl: Just trying another personal style, this time with words. No dead or undead pirate model here. No undead was harmed related to this.

Uncle Dracula: Yours is no style anymore! Get ready for my unique style from the Myntra android App of mine! Go and come back tomorrow. You shall see something special. And don’t tell Mavis.

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You might have read about it before – Myntra went app only on the Fifteenth of May. You can download it from Google Play Store, Apple or Windows Store according to your platform, and it is going to be exclusive for only one kind of device, the mobile phone which is in your hands. Yes, Myntra goes more personal, and it will now be with you only as the app that joins your team of mobile applications.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of Myntra, and is supposed to support this write-up.

TeNy

All the Stress in the World

The idea of a #StressFreeMom – is it even close to being possible? You have to wonder. Yes, even though she doesn’t show it on her face, stress is a big villain who is always trying to bring the superhero mom down. This qualifier and contender for the super-villain title never really backs away from creating more and trouble with the help of fate. So, the superhero mom needs a side-kick, like Robin is to Batman and Kato is to Green Hornet. Even Iron Man got War Machine, so the need is always there. See the worry list here.

Reason #1: She is worried that I am worried. She is stressed that I am not stress-free and there is so much stress which I go through. She feels that I am not happy and I am so sad that I will make God himself so unhappy and will bring His wrath right down upon the Earth. She has been worried that I don’t smile that much, and it is a worry. But she is slightly relieved that I wasn’t a smiling child when I was born. Still, she hopes to bring the smile back so that she can be confident that I am not really stressed or worried that she can be stress-free. She is praying and waiting for the moment when I get a job, even a small one.

Reason #2: There is also the worry about health. It has always been there, and this undisputed presence has worried not only her, but also me. Yes, she thinks that I am not having the right food, and also not at the right time. She keeps thinking about those proteins and vitamins which I might be missing, and how my current food habits are going to hurt me during a later stage of life. She feels that I could be more responsible to my own body, and tries to give me early food so that I can have the next one much earlier. But has rarely been a thing of interest for me, and that provides stress!

Reason #3: I do spend too much time reading from the laptop as well as those printed books. Here, the concern is more about my eye. She thinks that I should calm down a bit, think, read and write only after resting enough. It is kind of right though; may be I shouldn’t be the most sleepless one around. The need for rest is there, and I have avoided it too much to have the stress and pass it on to mother. There was even that poem about “rest” which we had to study during the colleg edays. Well, I am planning a long rest for later, and so it will be solved on another day.

Reason #4: I also stay late and wake up early, and she feels that I don’t sleep at all. She feels that I am skipping the sleep to overdo the studies and it is affecting my health. She is stressed about the same that she keeps asking. May be I should have more rest, but I don’t have enough time in a day – twenty four hours is not enough for me. I have things to do, and there is no time, and I own no time machine. Even if I sleep, it shall provide me no actual rest, and may be there will be no sleep at all. Well, life is full of worries, and when we them, mom also gets them.

Reason #5: The extra stress is there, provided by those people who are not me. Yes, there are those continuous stress providers who are wandering around at all places where they can find the range. Yes, the mother is not immune to them either, as the relative trouble keeps hovering around. But they have been the least of her concern, but still they make that terrible attempt to make an impact. It is the unwanted stress that we are forced to have, and it just keeps following us – not just her, but also most of us.

It has been a long time of worrying, from the school days to college days, and now beyond all that. She really needs to stop being stressed. She would need a Parachute Advansed Aromatherapy oil massage have some rest as she takes it as her side-kick, instead of worrying and doing too much work. Yes, these days she do worry less than I do, and sometimes I feel that it is me who needs the massage. But as it is my time to worry and her time to rest after the grand retirement, she should do exacty that and leave the rest to me 🙂

I’m blogging about why my mother needs to de-stress with a Parachute Advansed Aromatherapy Oil massage for the #StressFreeMom activity at BlogAdda.

TeNy

The Memory Collection

When I was a child, more problems were solved by my mother, even more than even those which were actually problems. She has always been there for me to find the grand solutions, no matter what kind of troubles were there. She has been the one superhero who has continued to save the day. She has worked the magic with all its strength, and became the one person who could make the day better. It happened very often, but there are occasions which can be remembered with ease.

1. The Friend Problem: The most significant problem that I faced was the friend problem. I never really had many friends, and even among the friends, I had been very choosy. It is something that was not easy in my case, but I made the choice from a small list. Even then, I rarely managed to get along with most of them. Then the major adviser was mom herself who was not just the first friend, but also the first advisor on friends. She knew the right person to be friends with, and the best friend was the good friend – and not those who pretend; I managed to learn it further with life experience.

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2. The Teacher Problem: There was always the problem of finding the cane with teachers of the time. So, the mother would be a part-time teacher and work with the subjects to help and save the son from the big battle at the class. She had the time to be the part-time spell-checker as well as the Mathematics helper of that time. She made sure that I performed better at school even though it meant that she had not much time to spare after that. Well, the idea of rest was quite unknown, but she managed her part with the studies nicely, not only with me, but also with my sister.

3. The Dog Problem: It was a rather significant problem as it was rather a never ending factor as I had to travel around the Kerala State Transport Corporation Bus Stand rather than take the much easier shortcut. It was like a castle of evil for me (that was before reading Dracula), and there was this dog which I considered devilish, and always tried to block my way. It wanted to chase me, but I was good at running, and it only ran up-to a certain point of its territory. Yes, I told mom and she solved it – the dog remained inside the gate of the house from that day, I was glad to call it a bad dog from outside.

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4. The Food Problem: This has been continuously solved the mother. Actually, there was no other person who came close, even though some of the aunties did contribute well in the later stages. There was nothing like having the food made by mother. Yes, it was quite popular in the class too, and as only one curry was there, I also developed the habit of using less curry with the rice – it has helped me with controlling food too; she had so much work, and she still managed to cook and not let us have food from the outside – that habit came much later when I was in college; otherwise, it was all about mom’s cooking.

5. The Relative Problem: This one has managed to be a difficult problem to solve, and it continues to run strong, and only mom has managed to keep its level down. Some of the relatives have been unbearable with their free advice. They are the kind of people who can do no good, but only bring trouble. The specialty of their advice is consistent comparisons with their children who are supposed to be better and more successful. The advice from mother has helped in avoiding them up-to an extent and not to care much about all the nonsense that they come up with.

The Problems of Problems: Mother has been expert in solving even the problems which the problems have, and she continues to be the best in doing the same. She was always there for us and remains the best, and has also been solving the problems of the father as well as a number of her siblings, along with working at the office, thus becoming the skilled multi-tasker. While celebrating mothers, let’s also spare some time to celebrate the most widely trusted expert when it is about hair colour, which is Godrej. For more details, do check this link: http://godrejexpert.com/single_used_pack.php

***The images used in this blog post are from the Facebook Page of Godrej Expert.

TeNy

For the Last Phase

Here is my last list of choices from the commercials made by users for the #CrashThePepsiIPL activity. As the voting process for selecting the commercial from the common audience starts from 7th May and is supposed to go on till the 14th of May, let’s cast our votes to what we like the most, and make sure that the most deserving ones win this activity. As this is the last choice which I make, I have chosen six of them instead of five which has been my usual choice of number.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – The Robber
Uploaded by Ashutosh Joshi

Here is another commercial which I have been talking about. This is one advertisement which I liked from the first look itself. I checked this one again and didn’t like it any less. This is exactly the passion which is required with Pepsi and IPL in its raw state. Even with those rather quick moves to the top, this is how one can actually crash IPL when the match is going on. Just get to the top of a building with your favourite drink and see the action from there – yes, the scores can be checked from the mobile phone and all will be well at the top as long as it is peaceful. This is the first commercial for which I liked from the list, which is why a vote will be right there for “The Robber”.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – Ek Saathi
Uploaded by Sukrut Teni

I feel that this one has a certain amount of extra quality added to it, and the feeling that the protagonist seems to share is kind of like what I share with tea. The commercial does show how a little something can become more than just one thing. The shots are very nice, and there are points in the video when we can relate with more than one thing in our life. It looks very neat and seems to have been made with a lot of professional touch. There is a fine feeling that this commercial provides, and this becomes another advertisement for which the need for a vote has arisen.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – The fault in our Suhagraat
Uploaded by Anshul Agrawal

When I mention advertisements which begin with the first night, it might give the feeling that it is time to get me married. But the point still remains that this is a cute advertisement, and I have surely told that before. Everyone has the right to be disappointed in the absence of something, and here it is Pepsi, and the idea about the same has been nicely added to this video which makes this one have a certain advantage above most of the other commercials, but this is still not a finalist – let’s make this one get those public votes and be the People’s Choice Pepsi IPL Ad instead – after all, voting is in our power now.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – Hawww Pepsi!
Uploaded by Jai Sughand

As I have mentioned earlier, sometimes people do anything for a soft drink in an advertisement, and this is no different case. Still, this is nicely done and tells us that you need to keep an eye on your drink, especially when you are at college – well, you can’t really disagree with that, because it can happen to anyone anytime. In case of a doubt, sit with a Pepsi at a college canteen. This one also has a beautiful cast and they can surely act too. I would say that this is made better than how it would have been made by those professionals who come up with the commercials for soft drinks these days, and that deserves a vote.

Crash The Pepsi IPL – Pepsi Fangirl Letter
Uploaded by Abhay Raha

Well, almost everyone got fans these days, and in the case of some people, even their closest friends and relatives might be wondering why this person has fans. So, if the people who have become a curse to the lands can have fans, why not Pepsi? After all, Pepsi is not wandering around irritating people and spreading hatred. If Pepsi doesn’t deserve a good-looking fangirl who got nice letters to spread love, who does? Well, Pepsi surely gets luckier here, and lets add a vote for this nice effort too.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – Jahan Masti, Wahan Pepsi
Uploaded by S Bhavini

Here is the direct advertisement which I have been talking about, as it tells us that Pepsi doesn’t really need a commercial at all – you have to love the way the girl talks about the same. She smiles, takes the Pepsi out her bag, drinks it and becomes the commercial without anything artificial in it. This does seem quite natural, and it is a fact that Pepsi can work easily without a commercial. But as it is like a tradition to have an advertisement, may be this one would work nicely as the commercial which doesn’t go and do an overdose. I am surely in support for a vote for this one for the commercial of our choice!

I’m voting for the best ads in the#CrashThePepsiIPL activity in association with BlogAdda from 7th May to 14th May. Are you?

TeNy

Making Further Choices

I hereby go back to the #CrashThePepsiIPL activity and choose a few favourite commercials for which I wish to vote for. As the voting process starts from 7th May and is to go on till the 14th of May, I hope that one of these advertisements which I list below gets to win. I have felt that they are quite close to making it to the top, as they are very interesting and innovative. You might need to have a look at these.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – The ‘Un’commercial
Uploaded by Prashanth Ramachandran

The Uncommercial as they call it here, is very good innovation, and you have to love some Pepsi advertisements without all those extra features that you see all around. This time, Pepsi has things simple and it will be nice to see this one the television. Yes, it is a commercial, but still not like those other ones, and we only need to know that it is Pepsi, as it you don’t need to keep saying that Pepsi is this or that, because someone is going to drink it when there is the need, and the need for a commercial is actually not there expect for having a certain need for an existence. Yes, the girl has done a very nice job too. I am thinking simple right now, and I see the need to vote for this one.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – Ahead of Time
Uploaded by Paul Joji Kokkat

I have talked about this before and would do the same again, because this is an excellent innovation of the basic idea which has always been there with fighting for the drink, especially Pepsi. Here they have made the same thing better, and there is no possibility of finding fault with any of the details. They have made the right shots and have managed to cut right where it should have been cut. You will see the details, and it is impossible not to think that this was not professionally made. Who needs Jacques Kallis and Virat Kohli playing in a packed stadium when we can have innovation with common people? This one is like made for the common man, and I would surely want to vote for this commercial too.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – #ThePerfectPartnership
Uploaded by Saachi Agrawal

I somehow missed this one at the first look at the video collection as there were many of them, but not with the smaller list of finalists – this one is sure to catch one’s attention at the first watch itself. In this video from Saachi Agrawal, you have to love how things come together in the end, and you know how the strangest things will begin to have a meaning. The pieces of the small puzzle come together in the end, as there is something awesome which comes out of what seems to be an annoying or ridiculous thing. Yes, there is more than what meets the eye with one’s life, and this is another commercial for which I will vote because of the innovation – nice collection of drawings used too.

Crash the Pepsi IPL – Living It
Uploaded by Kaushal shah

This one has surely made the point by bringing to almost all parts of life. Yes, we see the bottles and cans of Pepsi all around the bakeries, restaurants and even smaller shops, but not really used in the way as it is shown in this advertisement. Here, we see it as part of our lives, and it is surely a big boost to the brand. Well, it might be exaggerated, but not by that much, and we will surely admire it by the way in which it is presented. You can use the cans for the last two occasions for sure, and it is just unfortunate that I don’t play the games any more. I wish to give this one a vote too, because it has made the point so well and it has given an extension for the existing ideas.

Crash The Pepsi IPL – #We Unite Nations
Uploaded by Santhosh Naga Rajan

This commercial is nicely created with colours, and seems to make a fine point with the idea of IPL, even as the game is not what it used to be. IPL might not be that awesome as it used to be, but this advertisement surely has the core at the right place. The ultimate aim of the game here should be to unite people, not through the states of India, but from all around the world. By using these colours and the cricketing imagery, this one surely lets us know what IPL can do as long as all the scandals and the thoughts of hatred are kept away from the sport – this could surely use a vote.

I have made all these choices from the #CrashThePepsiIPL activity finalists list, and I hope to add a few more to this with a possible second part to this post. I do hope that the best ones win the most public votes and go on to become the People’s Choice Pepsi IPL Ad. Let’s use our right to vote here too, and being in the world’s biggest democracy, we have to put it to the best use as we make the choices which we think are the best.

I’m voting for the best ads in the #CrashThePepsiIPL activity in association with BlogAdda from 7th May to 14th May. Are you?

TeNy