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

Those Movies and Characters

Yes, I have finally made another return to this blog after a long time. This is that kind of a topic that can inspire a return, even though I am not sure how long this stay will be. A lot of things have happened in between, during those journeys from home to the city and back, and some fine moments during the time of work. I am still not sure if they would go on to become another post, but this topic is going to get a blog post right now, as I get to those interesting and impressive characters in movies!

Ammini (Aranyakam: 1988): Here, I think about the year – and we had a female protagonist who dares to think differently and lives in her world, close to nature and away from the hypocritic world that surrounded her. Saleema plays this role to such perfection which might have been easier during this century, but during those times? I have found more inspiration from this character rather than any other, and during a lot of situations in the movie, I found the protagonist as a reflection of myself.

Harikrishnan (North 24 Kaatham: 2013): Fahadh Faasil plays the geek who works at an IT firm and has OCD which makes him highly unpopular with his colleagues. During a journey during a harthal day, with his three newly found friends, he will rediscover himself, and along with friendship, he will also find love. The movie is a lot fun and very much thought-provoking, as Fahadh makes Harikrishnan and his journey a really memorable one. This was one of the best movies of that fine year which had so many big names!

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Solomon (Solomon Kane: 2009): James Purefoy is Solomon Kane in this adventure which has him running away from the Devil’s Reaper to save his soul which is claimed by the dark side for the atrocities committed by him. In a journey for atonement, Solomon Kane will realize that saving his soul is not really about going through a sad and depressing path towards nothing, but to stay on and fight for those who believe in him. In this dark adventure set in the seventeenth century, James Purefoy makes us feel the depths of this character.

Sudheendran (Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam: 2015): The protagonist here goes through his limitations and understands that it is up-to him to make the best use of his talents rather than become someone else as the society wants him to. Living through his stammering problem and bothered about what people have been thinking about, his life seemed to be going to be reaching nowhere, but that was to change later in his world. This is surely one big inspirational movie here.

Charlie (Charlie: 2015): This character from the 2015 movie Charlie is a traveler, and a man who wishes to leave a positive impact on everyone whom he meets on the way. He is the djinn for many people as a lot of them never really meet him again, but he creates that kind of an impact on their lives that he is remembered for long. His never-ending journeys and all the positive side that he leaves behind in the lives of the strangers makes sure that the protagonist, Tessa begins another journey in search of this strange and mysterious character.

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Philipose (Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi: 2015): Even though the movie might not have become that big a thing as it was expected to be, it was a fine attempt with a message to save the environment. As the protagonist, Philipose John Varkey assembles a group of strangers to save the forest and the people inside it, the same shall provide people with thoughts on what they can do for a similar purpose no matter how small their contributions might be; for Earth is no private property of any greedy human being.

***The images used in this blog post are from the official Facebook Pages of North 24 Kaatham and Charlie.

TeNy

Force Awakens in the Galaxy

At the Great Vampire Castle, in the absence of Dracula, his vampire team starts another night of ruling the dark world. The night comes alive as the Vampire Bat and the Vampire Owl once again takes control of the night’s proceedings. The place slowly awakened to another night of absence for the vampire elders and the dark lords of the realm. The time of the undead had begun with the fourth howling of the wolves.

Vampire Hamster: Greetings, my dear vampire lords. There is certain news that a new force has awakened in the galaxy. It is now trending in vampire social media too, and people have started asking questions. But I have brought the same thing which they have been talking about.

Vampire Owl: Is it the creation of one of those witches of the north? I have always doubted them and their ways. You remember what happened during the last Halloween.

Vampire Bat: What is it, Squire Hamster? Is it something beyond the limits of vampire understanding?

Vampire Hamster: No, sir. This is it. There is something like hidden magic in it; nothing direct for our eyes. It is HP Starwars Special Edition Notebook and it is pre-loaded with the content from far away galaxies as depicted in the movies belonging to the franchise. Yes, I got this one correct.

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Vampire Bat: I can sense some strange energy coming from it. This should be an eternal power source for us. Maybe it can replace the great blood moon.

Vampire Owl: See the red glow between the keys – it should be driven by the power from the blood of the soul. It is surely not of this world or the other. It should have its origin far beyond.

Vampire Hamster: I had thought that you will like this, my lords. Even the peasants thought so. I have gone through great difficulties to bring you this. The goblins and the dwarves wanted to steal it, but I had some highly complicated plans which were successful in the end.

Vampire Bat: You have guessed this one right. This is a very interesting variation of the commonly seen human gadget, Squire Hamster.

Vampire Owl: I have been a huge fan of these movies long ago. I am going to take the printed copies of these wallpapers and use them throughout my room.

Vampire Hamster: This is a very powerful model, my dear lords. I have collected detailed information about this from my secret sources. There are lots of humans really wishing to possess this thing.

Vampire Bat: I believe that the default wallpaper itself is enough to empower my dark bloody side.

Vampire Owl: Along with the blood coloured light which comes from under the keys.

Vampire Bat: There will be no day without those Starwars screensavers which will widen my imaginations.

Vampire Owl: It looks too good. A lot of people will be jealous with us having it in our possession.

Vampire Hamster: We can declare it as our official laptop, sir. We have less things official these days.

Vampire Bat: That design might be the best that this one could have.

Vampire Owl: We will have fun with it, as there is a lot to explore in there, and even more to take us back to the old days of Starwars. Those were like the best days.

Vampire Bat: Yes, indeed. There is nothing like it in the galaxy. I shall search for another with my telepathic connections, but I am sure that nothing will be found. This special battle-worn design has caught my attention for eternity. It is the time to #AwakenYourForce.

More details can be found to #AwakenYourForce at: http://www.hpshopping.in/starwars

***The image used in this blog post is from the Official Facebook Page of HP India.

TeNy

373 posts in 365 days

At one point of time, I wondered why I should blog. I have had many doubts about how effective this would be for me considering the fact that there is a large number of people blogging. I rarely had any Indian readers at the earlier times, and most of my visitors were from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. If you look at my blogs as of now, the situation has changed and on this blog as well as on Movies of the Soul, the most visiting people are from India itself and same is the case of the comments – not that many comments from the people currently living in my home state of Kerala though.

So a wonderful run and a great cycle  for this particular blog ends on this day with this blog post. There was a set of events which were set in motion on December tenth, last year. I had decided to start the cycle just a little bit earlier, but something happened and so it was delayed to December tenth, 2014. I am not feeling that well today, but this cycle post had to come on this day. There is something special on this day because I started blogging continuously since last December tenth, and there has been never even one day without a post on this blog for these last 365 days.

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I have posted a total of 373 posts in these 365 days on this blog and there were 84 posts on Movies of the Soul, with 12 posts on The Divine Epic. Except for one, the rest of the sixteen contests prizes were all won during this period of time, and most of the campaigns also came during this time. The nominations for all Blog Awards happened during this season too with a total of 17. 183 out of 195 Top Posts on IndiBlogger came during this time, and all 31 of the BlogAdda WOW Posts came during these 365 days. It is also the season with the most visits for not only thing blog, but also for Movies of the Soul and The Divine Epic.

The most comments on these three blogs also happened during these days, and the same is the case of most likes as well as the social media sharing. This blog made sure that I thought about coming up with new ideas. The same is the reason why I am so determined to finish this cycle despite not feeling well with fever. I have posted on this blog from not just here; I have posted from Delhi, Trivandrum, Trichur, Kollam or whichever city where I was staying at that time. At least one post was a necessary thing, and sometimes I kept extra posts ready in case there is the need.

I wrote many exams in between, but still managed to come with a new post every day – I found it more as a need. It never mattered if I was not that well, and the absence of electricity was no trouble either. I sometimes went to some other place to post a new one and at other times I came up with something in the very last moment. I have participated in almost all contests which I cam across, and the missed ones usually about coming up with a video or writing about married life or babies. Still, I came up with two posts related to babies, and that worked for some happy hours.

I have come up with almost all topics possible for me – yes, fashion and related things are impossible for me. I have posted about movies, fiction, sports, games, television series, history and all which have came into my mind at times. I liked some of the posts and I didn’t care that much about the others, but I still wrote something in every case. I felt that if I stopped on a day, I might just stop writing at all. Continuous writing was necessary, because I wanted to keep going at something or the other.

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This is a milestone day for me, and maybe I can choose to slow down things a bit as of now. I don’t really want to slow down as of now, and I wish to continue to keep writing until I have a job. I wish that the ideas keep coming easily and there will also be more contests on which I can write on. It doesn’t really matter if I win or not, but what bothers me is not to try – I am still to win something huge, even though the post The Vision of a Lost Bat for the India Today Conclave is quite the win which I love more than anything else. I will hope to keep writing, and if someone don’t accept my resume in this birth, you will see a lot my writing till death 😀

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

TeNy

One Sweet Alternative

It is already July! Time does run very fast! And you know the season! After a tough summer, Kerala entered the monsoon season a little late and has had its effects of the heat for a longer time just like having those pre-monsoon showers a lot more than the last year. Yes, the temperature has indeed increased in the God’s Own Country, and it also feels a lot more hot than the recent years. There is a certain amount of burning feeling in the presence of only a lesser number of trees, especially in the towns and the cities.

Summer might be the best time for having those sip-ups and ice creams, as we remember those days from our school-time. But it is not summer any more, and one has to wonder what is to have during these monsoon days. It is surely not those milk shakes which made us feel awesome during those summers. Even with the rise in temperature, the rain cools things down all of a sudden. So, what would replace the ice creams? Well, there might be many options with sugar content, but honey is a lot healthier substitute to the same.

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Honey makes sure that there are less calories involved and a better management of weight can be done; even skin got its advantages from honey. People spend too much time at the gymnasiums to reduce their fat and at the same time, they also end up reducing the weight of their pockets – not more fat wallets either. So, honey remains that fine source of energy and keeps you healthy and a bit more wealthier than having to go for fitness and eat those costlier things made of sugar.

Along with jaggery (known in Kerala as sarkara), honey can boast about its health benefits, and even above that, related to the lack of threats to one’s health. It is natural and is known factor that helps in digestion. Honey is known to make a difference in health not only in the Ancient Indian texts, but also in the Ancient Egypt as well as the Greek city-states. The ancient scholars from all religions were quite aware of the same, until science came up with other alternatives which were not natural.

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Honey is also one of the panchamirtham. You can find something about honey in most of the religous texts and also the derived works. The Native American Civilizations, especially the Mayans knew it and so did the Chinese. Mayans actually considers the stingless bees of Central America as sacred. The myths all around the world give a special significance to honey. It is also a known fact that in the grand surviving text from the Roman Empire, Naturalis Historia by Pliny the Elder, we can see that the author dedicates a lot of area for the honey and its makers.

Honey is often considered as a good choice to make the immune system better, and people often use it against allergies even though done without certainty. People with throat problems are also known to have more of honey. I have a good number of aunties here who are always telling their children to have more and more honey. Some of them ask whether they have actually had honey on that day before talking about anything else. Honey is often like something which removes the worry of the parents who are concerned too much about what their children are having.

Dabur Honey thus becomes an interesting and valuable substitute for all the sugar that we take in, and the substitute can stop us from moving to the high blood sugar status, but we are all going towards the same. May be there is a point to stop and shift to a better alternative. It is the healthy and balanced diet that we all need. But the question still remains if we can follow that. May be with Dabur Honey popularizing the same, and honey getting to be an even more popular thing, it is still possible to have a Honey Diet!

You can check out Dabur Honey @ http://www.daburhoney.com/

***The images used in this blog post are from the Facebook Page of Dabur Honey and are used only for supporting this post.

TeNy

Back to the Memories

Vampire Bat: You said that you wanted to ask a question. What was that?

Vampire Owl: Yes. Do you know how I got this scar?

Vampire Bat: I believe that there are plenty of wonderful reasons for that, and if I start counting, I shall find myself in need of a calculator.

Vampire Hamster: Vampire Knight, sir, do you need a calculator right now? I have ordered one from Flipkart. I can show you the model and you can tell me if it is enough.

Vampire Bat: That was not supposed to show an actual need for a calculator. Why is this guy always here whenever we are talking something seriously?

Vampire Owl: The rest of the vampire team takes too many holidays. This person here forgets to take vacations due to his memory problems, and so he is here for most of the time.

Vampire Bat: Okay, you can still tell me one reason for this particular scar.

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Vampire Owl: It is a very long story. Once upon a time, not that long ago, but still enough years behind to have a subplot to my story…

Vampire Bat: We won’t be needing that much detail. You can start with just a few hours or rather a few minutes before getting that scar.

Vampire Owl: In that case, I can deal with this in seconds. When Mavis was little, she hit me with the immortal claw while we were playing.

Vampire Bat: The immortal claw? Who gave that to a little child?

Vampire Owl: Nobody. She was ready with that when I returned to her after giving some instructions on what not to do.

Vampire Hamster: Sir, can you look at my claws and see if they are immortal?

Vampire Bat: They are not really claws. So Mr. Vampire Owl, you were instructing her on something.

Vampire Owl: Yes, I had given her a list about things not to do, and objects not to touch, and in failure of the same, I threatened to punish her.

Vampire Bat: You shouldn’t have been allowed to take care of anyone above the vampire toddler level. It is where your expertise ends. You can’t be the boss to any kid these days, and this one is the youngest known member of the immortal vampire clan. She is the legacy, and you can’t talk to her like that. Considering what the new generation kids do these days, you are lucky to be alive.

Vampire Owl: I didn’t know that the situation was this bad. I have been taking care of kids for centuries. I have even taught a few kids to take over the world.

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Vampire Bat: What? You were responsible for those wars? Well, the influences on the generation are pretty bad. They have terrible role-models among their own people and celebrities, and you know that the effect of modernity has showed up here too.

Vampire Owl: Yes, I am the only good role-model around here. It is written on my scar; I mean, the face.

Vampire Bat: The problem has to be solved at the root level itself. Parents these days have no time for the children; just like Uncle Dracula. The current friends of the children are mobiles and laptops. Parents need to be like friends, or they can’t gain the trust of the children.

Vampire Owl: I understand that we can’t depend on fear. Even in my case, I was the one who ended up being afraid. Kids these days are dangerous. I need to get into their good books or get some armour.

Vampire Bat: Find a way to bond with them, or your end will come from your times with the vampire kids. Mavis has grown up and is in control. But you can’t say that same about the human kids who are ignored by their parents.

Vampire Owl: I would start the next season by eating Chocos with them.

Vampire Bat: Fair idea. Develop on it, and make sure that they don’t bite you. If they are working on any of those electronic devices, there are more chances of them biting you. There is no chance for guessing what all they are exposed to, with the internet so much readily available.

Vampire Owl: The infection of modernity and its gadgets; we have to be very careful about it. I understand.

Vampire Hamster: We will beat this infection together, sir.

Vampire Bat: Can you at least stop looking at your mobile phone while you talk against it?

Vampire Owl: He would make a nice kid; at least better than the new generation children. He is surely not going to go Lord of the Flies on me.

On this occasion, do have some Chocos 😀 : https://www.facebook.com/mychocos

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of Kellogg’s Chocos which I have mentioned just above.

TeNy