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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Is a person still to be considered good if he doesn’t stand against the wrong or is he a bad guy now? Is he, in any way, to be held responsible for the wrong act being done? If so, are you one of them? Have you once (or much more often) been a silent spectator to the wrongs? Did you care?

Our living has become such a kettle of fish that we hardly care to correct the wrong being done by others. We are the pigeon that closes its eyes thinking that if they cannot see, the cat also won’t be able to see it; or are we the ostrich that buries its head into the sand at the essence of danger; or are we just another busy humans with no time for the things. Likewise, it’s quite embarrassing.

There are no second thoughts that all of us have seen people spit, throw garbage or even pee in public places. But did we ever make an effort to stop them. To make them realize what they have been doing unknowingly. We don’t. Because we know it’s not worth. They won’t listen. Our effort may even backfire. Because we know if we were in their place we would have done the same. As Laurie A. Anderson once said, “It’s easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.”

But all we have is a voice. It’s not to win over the seminars, or give campaigning speeches or to manipulate and fraud people. Stop dumping things on others to excuse yourself out of the situation. Good can be done. All you need is to initiate the efforts. The verse ‘when you see something wrong, stop it with your hand’ fits aptly here. And I realized it is better to scream sometimes. Silence is the real crime against humanity. At first, they may not care to give ear, but giving up is not a solution. If you are in the middle of a fight, be prepared to lose. But don’t surrender. Giving up is cowardice. And remember, if you cannot convince someone of for the wrong they have been doing unknowingly to you and your surroundings, it’s you who is at defeat, not them. Every time you feel you are at fail, give it just another try. You never really know when the cards shuffle. Just remember, it’s you, and only you, who can make a difference.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
--Edmund Burke

This is my post for #AbMontuBolega campaign by Strepsils and Indiblogger.
About the campaign: There are many places that should be cleaned, many people who deserve your attention & authorities who need to hear your opinions! It's time to stop being a silent spectator and raise your voice, making a difference. This campaign aims on just that - Bahut hogayi khamoshi, #AbMontuBolega!
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A touch

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It was love at first sight. The moment I saw her, I knew she was the one. I stalked her for a week. I confronted. With time, she too fell for me. But now, things are different. Even our kids know that. I know it would have a severe impact on their innocent mind, but I'mI'm helpless. All my efforts to win Divya back are all in vein. It feels like she doesn't care anymote. But I have decided to not to give up until things go back on track. And so I'm taking her to a dinner today. Psss... don't tell her yet.

We have finally reached the restaurant and I stop the car. I ask her to stay inside. I get out and open her side of the door. But seems like it didn't really matter to her. We get in.

I already had a table booked for the two of us. Lights turned off. A candle lit on the table. We take our seats. Wine appears. I pour some for the two of us. Her face glew wonders in the candle light. She looked beautiful as always.

Next appear the dishes. Her favourite ones. We don't talk much. Just the usual blah blahs. I finally come to the topic. I talk everything out. But her response was none. She kept listening. I grabbed her hand and asked her to give things another chance. I proposed her again.

She got up from her chair. I was scared that things would again go in vein. And I didn't want that to happen. I wanted her to know that I have always loved her. Falling in love with her every new moment.

She came closer to me. I thought she'd slap me for creating a scene in the public.

rather, she cleaned the sauce from the side of my lips and said, "I love you too, honey."

For, mentioning the hashtag #BringBackTheTouch.

Home sweet home

They have rightly said that we hate journeys only when we want to go back home and the long distance between us and home is the only thing thats keeping us apart. Home- one of the only places we have loved ever since we were born. Just being at home is the biggest satisfaction in bad times. Sometimes, infact, most of the times, home is the indicator of our standard and lifestyle. A classical, old fashioned home is something people usually don't prefer these days. With all new advancements, unbelievable home accessories are now available.

So without any delay, here's a list of my pick-ups by the Mediterranean Porcelanosa with its all new range in Asia under the luxury brand of #24KLiving.

Just like a face is the indicator of what the condition of a person's stomach is, so is the exteriors to a house. So, without any doubts, my first selection is none other than this Ceramic Fa├žade. Porcelain tile with practically zero water absorption. An ideal cover for just any book. The house appears nothing less than a pearl in the ocean.

Being a student of mechanical engineering, I do understand the need for incorporating of renewable energy systems into building design. With the degradation of non renewable energy resources, heat energy present within the earth's surface can well be utilised for heating the buildings in an efficient and inexpensive way. Why not utilise the burden within the Earth for better purposes? Definitely a must be in my home.

Perfection has a new definition here. Just have a look at this shower column. Now people won't check your waterproof xperia in selfies, rather the shower columns. This flawless column is hust too elegant to take away your eyes from. In engineering terms, the elegance of this shower is inversely proportional to the space occupied by it.

Now just have a look at this. This is just the perfect replacement to the highly valued asset of AVAILABLE SPACE in your home. The perfect layout with various accessories and drawers for proper utilisation of every a bit. Porcelanosa does have a product that can be well integrated with any type and size of space available. Also, they do offer a multitude of styles with different finishes, such as natural or stained wood, matt or polished lacquers and laminates, plus the possibility of combining these options.

These were my top fours for my perfectly perfect house. These people do have some exceptional products in their store for every person wih any kind of requirements. That just a look at the pics may make your smile grow broader and broader. If you have been pondering over gifting something for your beloved home, do have a look at the Porcelanosas.
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Clean-India initiative

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Congrats fellas, for making India the country with maximum population practicing open defecation. Just 597 million people. That's it!

Defecating alongside the walls of govn. buildings, children glaygrounds, at the rail lines and by the riverside. In short, at every place other than your home. Creating the outside world, a vast toilet. Thats what you have been doing since years. I'm not here to make anyone feel ashamed of defecating in the open (though it's better you do) but to warn you because its not just you who suffers from the unhygienic environment, but me as well. For I share the same soil, air and water as you do.

People may practise open defecation as a matter of cultural or habitual preference or lack of other hygienic choices. Also, I agree, the public toilets may not be so attractive or even hygienic at times. But you do need to keep in mind that it has disastrous effects on the health of you and your family. It may lead to various diseases like diarrhoea and intestinal infections that may be fatal at times. According to the UN, a child dies every two and a half minutes due to issues related to open defecation.

Women are most impacted by it. They face major issues related to health and safety which also impacts their dignity. Rapes and sexual molestations are often faced by women and girls at times. Some may even be kidnapped, looted or even killed due to any unspecific causes.

The need of the hour is to create social awareness of the same amongst all sections of the society, both rich and poor. A change in the mindset of the people is what can serve the purpose. People should understand that the world's a larger home. Every person must understand his duty to keep his HOME clean and healthy. Without eradicating the social norms of open defecation,  the goal cannot be achieved. Praise those who have worked on overcoming these communal norms. Also the government must understand the severity of the issue and provide better sanotation solutions need to be provided. The BPL households must be provided wih toilets under some government run initiattives. Learning from the countries that have achieved a lot of progress over the issue can work wonders if done wishfully.

A lot many welfare initiatives have been made for the same.  Dorex is one of them. You can bring about the change in the lives of millions of kids, thereby showing your support for the Domex Initiative. All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life.