Thursday, September 21, 2017

Let us find the real meaning of peace this #WorldPeaceDay

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or politicalThe General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples

I would begin this article with a story of an ancient Indian King who was obsessed with the desire to find the meaning of peace. What is peace and how can we get it and when we find it what should we do with it were some of the issues that bothered him.

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Intellectuals in his kingdom were invited to answer the King's questions for a handsome reward. Many tried but none could explain how to find peace and what to do with it. At last someone said the King ought to consult the sage who lived just outside the borders of his Kingdom:

"He is an old man and very wise," the King was told. "If anyone can answer your questions he can."

The King went to the sage and posed the eternal question. Without a word the sage went into the kitchen and brought a grain of wheat to the King.

"In this you will find the answer to your question," the Sage said as he placed the grain of wheat in the King's outstretched palm.

Puzzled but unwilling to admit his ignorance the King clutched the grain of wheat and returned to his palace. He locked the precious grain in a tiny gold box and placed the box in his safe. Each morning, upon waking, the King would open the box and look at the grain to seek an answer but could find nothing.

Weeks later another sage, passing through, stopped to meet the King who eagerly invited him to resolve his dilemma. The King explained how he had asked the eternal question and this sage gave him a grain of wheat instead. "I have been looking for an answer every morning but I find nothing."

The Sage said: "It is quite simple, your honor. Just as this grain represents nourishment for the body, peace represents nourishment for the soul. Now, if you keep this grain locked up in a gold box it will eventually perish without providing nourishment or multiplying. However, if it is allowed to interact with the elements - light, water, air, soil - it will flourish, multiply and soon you would have a whole field of wheat which will nourish not only you but so many others. This is the meaning of peace. It must nourish your soul and the souls of others, it must multiply by interacting with the elements."

Peace-a small word with a deeper meaning attached to it, different interpretations, different perspectives and different understandings yet the meaning is one but for one's own self.

Nations go to war, often quoting peace as the reason. We must realize peace is a journey, not an end. Yet, in our efforts to obtain peace, we often do the most unpeaceful things. Instead of seeking inner peace, we seek to enforce peace on others. And that just doesn't work. Peace is a gift you can give to others and to yourself. If you seek peace with a sincere heart, you can find it.

There is a constant fight going on inside you….. White versus Black, Good versus Evil and when we obtain control over ourselves we can win this war. Consequently, when good prevails over evil within us, can we spread peace to our external elements. Peace comes from living in the moment and looking for the good in others. Peacefulness comes from facing our fears and letting them - trust that things will turn out all right.

During this painful time around the world I would like to dedicate a hymn.

The world stands in need of liberation my Lord, It still has to feel your power
the dumb and the deaf
the blind and the lame
all need to feel your healing touch

The world stands in need of liberation my Lord, it still has to learn to love.

There are those who have eyes who refuse to see
there inhumanity to men
there are those who have ears who refuse to hear
the cries of men in agony.

There are those who have mouths who refuse to speak
against injustice done to men.
There are those who have hands who refuse
to reach them out in love and brotherhood.

There are those who have talents. 
They do not use to build a true community.
And we all know that we have the
talent to love but keep it buried in ourselves.

The world stands in need of liberation my Lord, it still has to learn to love.

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Let's all Blog For Peace this #WorldPeaceDay.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pledge for #CleanAirBeautifulHomes with Royal Atmos

Pollution is the leading cause of many illnesses. It is not a surprise that our world is getting more and more polluted with every passing day. Rivers, oceans, streets, every place is polluted. The water we drink contains so many different types of pollutants that not only affect our nature but also our health. The air we breathe has so many different types of harmful substances.

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We all care so much about our health and the health of our dear ones. Most of us prefer staying indoor thinking that our homes are safe and free from pollution. This may shock you but the fact that our homes are pollution free is a myth. Our sweet homes are a fortress for so many different types of pollutants that are slowly harming our health and we are not even aware of it.

Indoor pollution is a serious issue and is going unnoticed. When we talk about indoor pollution it is not only limited to our houses, but also to other indoor institutions like offices, gyms, restaurants, movie theatres, malls, play areas, etc. As per a research conducted by WHO, it was found that 4.3 million people a year die from the exposure to indoor pollution.

Here are few components of indoor air pollution:

Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses:

One of the most commonly found harmful substances in the air inside our homes is germs and viruses. These germs and viruses are transmitted from one person to another and usually stay in the indoor atmosphere. Studies have shown that of the bacteria found in indoor air, the most common four are: Micrococcus, Staphylococcus, Bacillus, and Pseudomonas. These bacteria’s affect our health and make us sick.


Smoke is not only limited to cigarette smoke. Yes, we all know how harmful second-hand cigarette smoke can be. But indoor air also contains smoke from fireplaces, stoves and cooking fires. These smokes are responsible for causing lung cancer, asthma or other chronic respiratory conditions.


Toxic gases that are emitted from certain solids or liquids that are commonly used indoors like cleaning agents, harmful paints, building materials, glues, adhesives and office equipment such as printers and copiers, etc. They get mixed up with the air we breathe. These chemicals are said to have both short and long-term effects, from headaches, dizziness, and nausea to organ failure. In worst case scenarios they may even end up causing cancer


Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. It usually grows in damp places and can be found near leaking pipes indoors. The air we breathe makes it easier for us to inhale this fungus. Mold exposure can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs. What many people don't realize is that mold can make you extremely sick, or even kill you.

Pet’s Dander: 

Many people are allergic to pets. Pet dander is lighter weight and smaller than most airborne allergens such as dust mites. Pet dander is the dead skin cells of our pets and it affects air quality inside the home. It is only one of several biological pollutants found almost everywhere and may affect our health. It may contribute to the development of asthma or may worsen the symptoms of people who develop asthma for other reasons.


Most of us love to keep plants inside our houses. Many pollens from plants are allergens. They get easily mixed up with the air indoors and may affect our health. These include sneezing and runny, congested nose; wheezing, congestion, and sore throat; itchy, watery eyes; and headache and sinus pressure.

Should we switch to a #MaskedLife at home?

Indoor Air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution can be curbed and dealt with easily through various means. We need to take a stand to get clean air in our homes. Many people are yet in the dark when it comes to indoor air pollution and hence it is necessary to make them aware of it. We don't need to live with safety masks on inside our homes or other indoor places if right measures are taken.

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Here are few go-to tips to
to ensure clean air inside our homes:

1) Cleanliness

Cleanliness is very important to reduce air pollution inside our homes. Make sure you regularly clean your house. Don’t let dust collect on your furniture or household items. Regularly sweeping and mopping the floors will prevent dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens. Vacuum around computers, printers, and televisions regularly in order to clean out any dust or chemical odor.

2) Proper ventilation

Proper ventilation is needed to help deal with the smoke indoors. In poorly ventilated dwellings, smoke in and around the home can exceed standard levels for fine particles hundredfold. Reduce indoor ozone levels by keeping your home well-ventilated. Proper ventilation will help in the circulation of fresh and clean air.

3) Minimize smoke

Avoid burning trash, wood, charcoal, coal, dung, crop wastes or anything else indoors. Don’t smoke cigarettes indoors at homes or restaurants or any other place.

4) Maintenance

Have your household and kitchen items regularly checked. Make sure your air conditioner, ventilation, and kitchen chimneys are properly maintained for proper air circulation. Have your furnace regularly cleaned and inspected.

5) Air Purifiers

Something like this didn’t exist a decade ago but air purifiers have become a necessity these days to help curb indoor air pollution. Air purifiers have a special mechanical screen that traps all the pollutants and removes all the contamination from a room. Exhaust fans are very common and should be placed in all households and indoor places.

6) Choose the right paint

Make sure you choose the right paint for your home or other indoor places. We are all fascinated by looks that we usually compromise on quality. Don’t choose paint or wallpaper just because it looked good. Along with looks make sure it is safe and healthy. Along with making our indoors look beautiful, it is our responsibility to make sure they are healthy and safe too.

Hence, Asian Paints has come up with an interesting and innovative paint called Royale Atmos which is paint that helps purify air. Royale Atmos is the first Asian Paints product to have a fragrance, instead of the normal chemical smell of paints. This paint comes in many shades. It not only looks beautiful, but also cleans the air making it purer than before. Its Activated Carbon technology reduces harmful pollutants from the air. Additionally, Royale Atmos also absorbs select household foul smells to make the air fresher. 

Take a stand and don’t compromise on the quality of air that you breathe indoors. It’s time we tke the right decisions and take care of our health and the health of our loved ones. Let’s pledge for #CleanAirBeautifulHomes

15 Different Approaches I Used To Stay Healthy #ApneTareekeSeHealthy

We start our day with our cellphones and end it with our cellphones. During the day we keep staring at our computer screen while being seated at one place. When we feel hungry we just pick up whatever bag of chips we find. We love visiting fast food joints rather than cooking a healthy dinner at home. Our work makes us so tired that in order to stay up and avoid falling asleep we turn to caffeine and alcohol. Our own faulty lifestyle is responsible for unhappiness, stress and diseased condition.

I have experienced in the past how my craze for fast food and my avoidance for exercise affected my health bitterly. Not only did I have unwanted and unhealthy weight gain, I found myself panting and sweating even after climbing two floors of stairs. I would skip college very often and found myself visiting the doctors clinic frequently because I kept falling sick. I have missed so many wonderful events including some concerts due to ill health.
15 Diiferent Approaches I Used To Stay Healthy.

That’s when I decided to step up and take charge of my health. I made a pledge for a healthier lifestyle. It was not easy. “No pain, No gain,” is indeed true. But in order to get good health it is important to force yourself to push harder. Being healthy is like a contract agreement you make with your body. The contract includes sacrificing things that you love, switching to a different diet, resisting temptations to eat fast food, exercising and so much more.

It wasn’t easy for me. It started out amazingly but with time my interest started fading away. I became more and more tempted to give up and switch back to my previous unhealthy lifestyle. So I decided to stay healthy in my own ways. Only when we find own ways of staying fit and heart healthy, are we able to sustain them towards our journey to stay fit and have a healthy heart.

Here are few innovative and different approaches I used to stay healthy:

1) First, I started carrying limited cash enough for my daily ticket and travelling expenses in my wallet. Whenever I would be tempted to visit any food stall or fast food joint, I would check my wallet to find not enough cash. Those days I didn’t have any credit/debit cards so I had to make do with the cash I carried. Hence, limited cash in my pocket made sure I didn’t eat any outside unwanted or unhealthy foodstuff.

2) Every alternate day I would walk home from Railway Station. My house was at an half an hour to forty five minutes walking distance away from the station. It helped me lose weight plus most of the time I would walk home with my friends or my boyfriend so I would not realize how the distance got covered amidst our talking and laughing.

3) I used to skip morning breakfast and this affected me. I made sure I had healthy homemade breakfast every morning. If breakfast wasn’t ready, I would eat a bowl full of cereal or oats or fruits but I made sure I ate something.

4) To completely bid goodbye to junk food wasn’t possible. So I let myself eat maybe one/two samosas only on Sunday’s. I made sure I just ate one or two. Lunch at fast food or restaurant joints was limited to once every two months.

5) I completely cut down coffee and soft drinks. Instead I used fresh homemade fruit juices. Water became my best friend.
15 Diiferent Approaches I Used To Stay Healthy.

6) I kept few dry fruits handy. Whenever I felt extremely hungry, I just chewed few dry fruits.

7) I started my day with “Gayatri Mantra” followed by breathing exercises and yoga stretches.

8) I made sure all my entertainment gadgets like TV, cellphones were turned off by 10 pm. I went to bed latest by 10.30 and tried to wake up by 5.30 every day.

9) Whenever I would feel stressed, I would take three deep breathes and count to 10. I helped me relax and get my focus back.

10) I cut out all the negativity from my life including negative people. Less negative people meant less nonsense to deal with and less stress.

11) Every alternate week I tried to detox myself with bitter gourd juice. It would flush the toxins out of my body and make me feel lighter.

12) In my free time, I would visit a park or a beach and spend time with nature rather than sitting in front of my computer.

13) From my TV schedule I stopped watching heavy drama based shows and switched to lighter comedy based shows. The only exception in drama based show was “Game of Thrones.”

15 Diiferent Approaches I Used To Stay Healthy.

14) I didn’t follow some heavy diet that made me starve all day. Starving only affects your health more. Rather, I believed that we should eat things in moderation.

15) Lastly, just because you are in a pink of health for quite some time doesn’t mean you should break the contract of healthy eating. This is a lifetime process and the day you break the contract you go back to phase one.

These were my little ways to have a healthy life.

I am joining Saffola #ApneTareekeSeHealthy initiative and sharing my ways of being healthy in association with BlogAdda.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thoda Push Karo, Healthy Raho! #ApneTareekeSeHealthy

Everyone these days wants to stay healthy and fit. But hardly anyone is making any efforts. Plans of staying fit get over just as quickly as they start. Why? Simply because we feel getting fit is an extremely difficult task. Well, the truth is it is not.

Our lifestyle is becoming more and more dangerous. We are tied up to our work desks for hours without much exercise. We are obligated to eat unhealthy fast food and meals which is further affecting our health. At a very young age, people in India are facing serious health and heart issues.

But the happy fact is that all these problems can be avoided just with little efforts, sacrifice and exercise. Staying healthy and fit is not a difficult task. We can do it easily by just few tiny baby steps. Various researches are showing that the key to lifelong good health is making simple changes in diet, exercise, and stress management.

I, too, have realized the importance of my health after battling serious health issues in the past few years. I have taken up efforts and made sacrifices and pledged for a healthier lifestyle. Here are few ways in which I try stay healthy:-

Thoda Push Karo, Healthy Raho!

1) Positive Thinking

Biggest and the most important factor in staying healthy is positive thinking. Stress is a leading cause to many health problems. I have experienced how stress and negativity deeply affects the health. Positive thinking also helps you to be determined about your goals. It isn’t easy to say goodbye to stress all at once. Therefore, meditation and calming music helped me get over stressful situation. Letting go of negative thoughts and negative people made my life much easier and helped improve my health.

2) Exercising Whenever and Wherever Possible

I haven’t joined the gym but I try to get as much exercise as I can. Instead of taking the elevator, I use the stairs. I walk long distances and skip taking vehicles whenever and wherever possible. I make sure I don’t sit at one place for a prolonged time. I try to do few push-ups and pull-ups at home. I also do few exercises with the support of my chair. I make sure that I walk or exercise at least for an hour every day.

Thoda Push Karo, Healthy Raho!

3) Saying No

This hasn’t been easy. Cutting down the food that you love is one of the most difficult tasks. But trust me, it’s worth it. I loooove fast food and would eat it almost every day in the past along with some soft drink. This took a toll on my health. Once I switched to healthier homemade food, fruits and veggies, my health improved. Battling temptations is the hardest thing but saying no to bad stuff and yes to healthier lifestyle is very important.

4) Good Mornings

I start my mornings with a short prayer followed by some yoga exercises like suryanamaskar, breathing exercise, stretching etc. Yoga gave me energy to face my daily tasks. Also, never skip breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and thus it is necessary to eat healthy at the start of your day. Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day.

5) Good Nights

Early to bed and early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise. Staying up late nights or improper sleep also affects health. Sleep is another important factor in a healthy lifestyle. If you have trouble sleeping, darken your room and try some sleep techniques like breathing exercises. Avoid keeping your devices around your bed if you get easily tempted to check them.

Thoda Push Karo, Healthy Raho!

These remedies may sound simple but are very effective. Pledged to a healthier lifestyle and start taking care of yourself. Because taking care of your health isn't mushkil, all you need to do is thoda push karo.

#Thodatrymaro #Thodapushkaro #ApneTareekeSeHealthy

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Superhero's We Need To Thank : Teachers #HappyTeachersDay

A teacher is very inspirational and influential person for a student. Everyone can be a teacher. Only the few and gifted can teach. The impact and personal reward that a teacher gets when they have passed on positive knowledge to another can't be explained in simple words.

In ancient India, teachers were held in great esteem. They were called “gurus.” In those days in India teaching was imparted in Gurukuls. The teacher and the students lived in the Gurukuls together, ate together and lived as members of one family.

Teachers were held in great respect. They held a higher place in society than even God, because they led people to God. A teacher can affect a child's behavior where they fail to see the whole person in each child and teach through a frame of love and understanding.

Once there was a teacher in France. Every time he came to the class, he took off his hat and wished the students first. When someone asked him why he did that, he answered, “Who knows what one of these students might become?” He was very correct.

Great men like Aristotle, Alexander the great, Lord Buddha, Emperor Ashoka and Napoleon, were taught by teachers who were ordinary men. They became greater than their teachers. Good teachers are very happy when their students become greater than themselves.

A teacher has a great impact on the lives of his/her students. An ideal teacher keeps studying always. They try to increase their knowledge and be up to date. They do not limit their teaching to the text book. They go beyond the text books and gain knowledge from whatever sources he can. The better a teacher prepares, the better he or she can teach.

There is a wise saying, “No one can give what he has not got.” The more knowledge a teacher has, the more knowledge he can impart to his students. An ideal teacher is a well-disciplined person. Example draws others. Students learn from the example set in front of them by their teachers.

Teachers help to mold young minds. When a child joins a school, he or she can hardly write anything. But when they take their first steps into the big business world, they can achieve great heights all by themselves. This is the impact a teacher has. A good teacher has the power to make a child a president of the country all with her knowledge.

Teachers are responsible for a child's personal, social, health and educational development as well as providing moral guidance. That gives them plenty of scope for impacting positively, doesn't it? So whether the teacher gives a child advice or protects a child from bullying or explains how to keep healthy, that teacher is impacting positively on the child's life. Teachers, like all parents, have a responsibility to protect a child's rights and therefore impact positively on all children's lives.

A teacher can support a child and show that they actually believe in the child. This can make all the difference in the world because sometimes children need that boost and they can get it when they see that someone actually believes that they can succeed, it helps with their self-esteem and confidence.

Today, as I prepare myself to become a teacher, I hope that I have at least a little impact in my student’s life that will help them become better and responsible citizens and wonderful human beings.
Happy Teachers Day To All The Amazing Superhero Teachers!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Here Is How Movies Help To Shape Our Society.

Technology has advanced to a very good extent. If you talk about entertainment, I believe the first thing in the minds of every citizen of our country will be movies. Movies have a very huge impact on our lives.

What  is a Movie? 

“A movie, also called a film or motion picture, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to phi phenomenon” 


Bollywood releases the highest number of films every year in the world. Movies are like the number 1 source of entertainment in our country. Every Friday or every-time a new movie is released, the theaters are crowded. And if the movie stares some big shot celebrity, the collection for sure hits crores and crores of rupees.

Let’s talk about the impact movies have in our lives and on our society. I think movies help to shape society. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way.

There are various movie genres like action, drama, romance, comedy, thriller, suspense, adventure, sci-fi, children, animated, horror, fantasy, etc. Each of these genres has a different impact.

When we talk about action movies, they surely have a villain in it. Most of the times the violent actions are just taken for entertainment purpose and nobody tries to imitate them. But sometimes, some people especially kids or youngsters try copying the action scenes. They seem to ignore the DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME warning sign and do it anyways. And sometimes they injure themselves. I remember this guy from my class who was crazy about rocky movies. He used to imitate all the fight scenes and one fine day while doing one of the stunt, he ended up fracturing his legs. I am not saying that the movie industry should stop producing action films or films full of violent scenes, but I think the parents should take care that their kids don’t copy them. 

 Movies even have ratings but most of the time parents seem to ignore this.



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Some comedy movies are good for releasing stress and making you feel nice. For eg. When I talk about Mr. Bean, he is like the most loved character. But some comedy movies can make things plain awkward. For eg. Grand Masti, had a lot of adult jokes and it got weird when watching it with someone who doesn’t belong to your age group.

Some movies also promote use of alcohol and tobacco. Most of the times the sign “Drinking is injurious to health or Smoking causes cancer” is useless. The young crowd gets easily influenced by such things. According to some survey the use of alcohol and cigarettes in schools and colleges had increased after more and more movies started promoting them. 

Now-a-days, at the start of any movie, a small clipping about the ill effects of smoking is shown. It was very effective at first but nobody cares about it now. You can check it yourselves the next time you go to a theatre to watch a movie.

Sometimes movies show the wrong way to solve problems. Some actual robberies and crimes are inspired from movies. Google “CRIMES INSPIRED BY MOVIES” and you will find tons of stories. 
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But movies do also have a positive impact on the society. Movies are a great source of entertainment. Some movies are so wonderful, their story lines are very inspiring. Like for eg. Taare Zameen Par, Iqbal, etc.

Some movies open the world’s eyes to reality. Some help in promoting tourism of the least known places. Some movies enhance creative imaginations of young minds. Some movies teach us a great lesson about life. Some movies are inspired by the real life stories of great people which also helps us to get to know someone. Some movies have a motivational factor.

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Movies also leave fashion impact, which are followed by viewers. Example, Ray Ban glasses went popular after Top Gun was released, etc. Some movies give a great message and promote awareness like teen movies such as Juno focus on the issues of under-age sex and miscarriage, Environmental movies such as The Day After Tomorrow dwell on the global warming phenomenon, etc.

To conclude, movies have a phenomenal impact on the society. At the end of the day it depends on us viewers and what message we take from the movie.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

5 Reasons Every House Needs A RO Water Purifier

Water is a source of life. Water is used in every household and for every purpose. The water in our taps usually comes from the municipality water container. This water is used for variety of purposes including drinking and cooking. One of the biggest problems about this tap water is the levels of contamination it has. In India water contamination is one of the serious issues affecting the lives of the citizen. Hence, in order to have access to clean drinking water, water filters are necessary. 

5 Reasons Every House Needs A RO Water Purifier

At most of the homes water is usually boiled and then filtered in a steel utensil or a mud pot. This process is very hectic and time consuming. Therefore water purifiers are the need of the hour. RO water purifiers feature advanced 6-stage purification process and even provide you with a digital advance alert system that reminds you before the Germ Kill Kit™ expires. Here are 5 reasons why every house needs a RO Water Purifier:
1) Fight Bacteria and Other Germs

Water Purifiers are well known to fight all the bacteria and germs that the contaminated water carries. These germs, if not destroyed, may enter our body and make us sick. But thanks to the RO technology, these bacteria and germs are killed and the water is made healthy for consumption.

2) Hygienic and Safe

Water Purifiers are safe to use. They are also very hygienic as they give you a signal when they need cleaning. The ideal RO water purifier destroys all pathogens and filters all impurities like excessive minerals. Livpure offers best range of Electric Reverse Osmosis (RO) Purifiers with Mineral Guard Technology. 

5 Reasons Every House Needs A RO Water Purifier

3) Time Saving and Efficient

Time is everything. Many households spend a lot of time in boiling water everytime before drinking it. Moreover a lot of time is also spent in order to maintain the container by washing it properly and making sure any soap residue isn’t left behind. Water purifiers are time saving and efficient.

4) Cost Effective

Boiling water requires gas. We all are aware about how expensive cylinders are and how limited their supply is. Water Purifiers are one time investment thing. It’s just needs installing and getting used too.

5) Stylish Look

We all can agree that water purifiers give a stylish look to our kitchen. Livpure water purifiers come in various shapes, designs and colors for you to choose from. Modernize your kitchen with the latest and stylish RO water purifier

5 Reasons Every House Needs A RO Water Purifier

5 Reasons Every House Needs A RO Water Purifier

Livpure is a well-known brand for the best RO water purifiers which are entirely manufactured in India. Livpure strives to make every Indian healthy and ensure purity in their lives through water & air. They provide water purification systems for homes and commercial uses across India.

So dear friends, simplify your lives and protect your health by installing the latest RO Water Purifier by Livpure in your kitchens right away. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

16 Reasons why FRIENDS (TV Show) will always be close to my heart!

F.R.I.E.N.D.S has a magnet to divert one’s sad mood towards happy one. With my personal experience, I can assure that watching FRIENDS is a therapy to bring happiness…of any kind. It will force you to laugh out so hard and you will forget all your sorrows and tensions.

16 Reasons why FRIENDS (TV Show) will always be close to my heart!

For those who don’t know what the show is about:-

Three young men and three young women – of the BFF kind – live in the same apartment complex and face life and love in New York. They’re not above sticking their noses into one another’s businesses and swapping romantic partners, which always leads to the kind of hilarity average people will never experience – especially during breakups.

People always used to say that F.R.I.E.N.D.S is one of the best shows ever. After watching Breaking Bad, Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory, and some other great shows I thought of giving F.R.I.E.N.D.S a try.

You have Chandler’s sarcasm, Joey’s flirting, Rachel and Ross with their cute fights, Monica’s bossiness and Phoebe’s quirkiness. These are enough to make you smile no matter what.

16 Reasons why FRIENDS (TV Show) will always be close to my heart!

This show had a great impact on me if you could relate, it tells you doesn't matter how much trouble you are those who love you & care about you will always stand by you.  And if you have found those people in your life then no matter what happens never leave their side. It's precious indeed.

Here are some wonderful lessons I learnt from this F.R.I.E.N.D.S TV Show:-

  1. I learnt to laugh at myself. The six showed me that it is not necessary to be perfect. Sometimes we make mistakes and it can get embarrassing. At such times we need to laugh at ourselves, forgive our own mistakes and let go of everything.

  2. I learnt that no matter what, true friends will always be there for you. They will take care of you no matter what.

  3. I learnt that it’s fine to not be a “good person” all the damn time.

  4. They taught me that true love does exist. There is a lobster for everyone. They taught me that true love is unconditional, true love is goofy, true love is not perfect but yet it is everything that will complete your life. True love is forever.

  5. They taught me taught me to never give up on true love. They taught me that everyone is smart in different ways.

  6. They taught me about togetherness, about friendship, about struggle, about failures about laughter and sadness, about family about life and about living it.

  7. They taught me to pursue my passion.

  8. They taught me to stand up for my own self.

  9. You don’t have to be famous for being happy in life.

  10. Your life will be amazing even if you haven’t checked anything off your bucket list or have never done anything significant in life, as long as you have your friends around you.

What did the six teach me?

16 Reasons why FRIENDS (TV Show) will always be close to my heart!

  1. Rachel taught me, that it's okay to give up and start your life over. Even if you have to be a waitress, it's worth the risk.

  2. Monica taught me it's okay to be a control freak. She taught me about confidence, strength beauty and self-reliance.

  3. Ross taught me it's okay to be a nerd. Ross taught me patience and righteousness. Ross taught me to be romantic.

  4. Joey taught me that it's okay to be a little dumb, and slow. Joey taught me about struggle and failures, about sexuality and confidence.

  5. Chandler taught me about humour and sarcasm, he taught me about love, about being rejected and being awkward.

  6. Phoebe taught me that it's okay to be a borderline crazy. She taught me that it's okay not to have a regular childhood, she taught me courage and perseverance.

They taught me so so so many things. Most of all they taught me to live life to the fullest. I miss these special six. Thank you for everything.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Color For Designers

Color is a fascinating subject. Imagine living in a world without colors. The black and white life would be very boring. Colors fill our lives with happiness. Colors play a very vital role in forming our emotions and mood. Your health, your actions, your decisions are heavily influenced because of the colors around you. Colors represent different meanings to different cultures and different individuals. Colors, in itself, is a unique language. Bright colors instantly lift up our moods whereas dull colors may make you feel gloomy.
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Color For Designers

Most of the time designers and business marketers fail to understand the importance of colors. Because of this, they end up facing a huge disappointment. Colors are crucial as it creates a visual impact in our work and communicates a message in a way that’s interesting but also effective. Research states that colors of the product are a major factor in increasing sales as many customers tend to select products based on their colors and attractiveness. In other words, the right (or wrong) colors can influence a consumer’s actions.

Why do designers need to give importance to colors?

Here are some reasons why designers need to focus on selecting proper colors for their product, business website, logo or card:-

1) Attracting People

Many of the most recognizable brands in the world depend on color as a basic and key factor in their instant recognition. Research states that 93% of the time, the visual appearance aka the color of the product is the leading factor in attracting consumers. Only 6% people pay attention to texture and 1% on the smell. Color helps in increasing brand recognition and gain customer trust by 80%.

2) Communication

Color is a form of non-verbal communication. Color is helpful in interconnecting your message to your audience because it draws attention, sets the tone of the message, and guides the eye where it needs to go. It presents a sense of direction and recognition that people can recognize and relate to.

3) Increasing Sales

85% of the people place color as the primary reason to purchase a product or receive a service. Between 62% and 90% of a subconscious judgment about a product within 90 seconds is based on color alone. Choosing the right colors can help in increasing the sales. Therefore it is very necessary to understand the color shades properly and execute it appropriately. 

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Color For Designers

Psychology of colors and color guides

For designers, it is crucial to understand the wheel of colors and the color relationship. Selecting colors for a particular product, clothing, website or logo is not a subjective matter and cannot be done by everyone. There is a definite and deep science behind this color theory and perception. Therefore, it is always advised to consider choosing the best experts while getting the information about colors. One such expert website that I know is Design Info. If you are a designer you have to check out Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated & Uncoated, It is one of the best must have tool for designers and professional involved in the business of color consulting and color intelligence. With a variety of colors, shades, and tints; buyers are offered more than the standard CMYK and RGB colors.

Here are some things to consider while choosing the colors and preparing the design:

1) Types of colors

You should know what shade of colors you have to choose from. Here are some examples:

Hues - These are pure colors. They are not mixed with other hues or colors. These colors are usually used in preparing bright designs. If the client is looking for something youthful, jovial, summery, cheerful, energetic, cool, etc. this is what should be considered.

Tints - Tints are colors mixed with white. Tints carry a lighter, calmer, composed, more peaceful, less energetic feeling than pure colors and are usually considered more feminine. Industries like health, spa, beauty etc. might benefit from using tints.

Shades - Shades are darker as colors mixed with black. Shades can work well in mysterious, dark, evil or dangerous designs. They work well in gradients or tiles when used with either a pure color or a lighter shade.

2) Meaning of colors

Colors have different meanings. Each color represents something and has a message to give. Blue represents calmness, security, integrity, peacefulness, and harmony. Green represents freshness, nature, and environment. Yellow represents energy, caution, and cheerfulness. Red is a color represented differently in different situations. Sometimes it can state romance other times it can be a powerful accent color. With brighter versions, red can be more energetic and darker shades being more dominant and elegant. Purple represents spirituality and luxury whereas pink represents romance, love, beauty, innocence, and sensitivity. 
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Color For Designers

3) Significance of Contrast

Using contrast is very important when forming a striking image. The important thing about contrast is that the foundations should be completely different. In contrast, dark colors are strong complements to bright colors. Improper selection of colors can create a bad contrast. Hence, you can use tools and color guides like Pantone for preparing the perfect contrast. Contrast allows designers to guide and control the attention of visitors who come to their products or websites.

4) How Much To Use?

Too much is always harmful. Use of too many colors is a common mistake done by many designers. When you use too many colors, you may end up conveying too many approaches or messages at once and may create confusion in the minds of customers. Customers usually tend to skip products with too many colors. Hence, it is important to know how much is too much. Professional color guides at Design Info will help you to choose the right amount of colors.


People associate colors with different emotions and meanings. As a designer/marketer, having this knowledge is important. With catering to more than 10 lakh customers worldwide, Design Info is Asia’s no. 1 and most preferred Textile Design Prints Studio. The team is experienced and extremely talented and produces the most premium & exclusive artworks for their clients. Their star color forecast book series Pantone has several designers across various industries to deliver the best.

Monday, June 26, 2017

#SayNoToDrugs this International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2017

Drug addiction — falling prey to the dangerous habit of taking narcotics — is spreading fast among young men all over the world. It is a real problem that, once indulged in, gets into bones and cannot be shaken off with the all the efforts. The result is that not only the young addict but his family is often doomed.

Various factors are at work for the spread of this infection. The most common cause is a widespread feeling among even tender-aged boys and girls, of deep depression and gloom. We live in an age of heightened tempo of life.

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The domestic atmosphere and parental relation today are not all that is desired. Often both father and mother go out to work outside, leaving the child uncared for. Thus sub-conscious discontent is primarily responsible for the teenager going astray and on wrong lines.

There are also drug-traders around them, lying in wait to look for the possible victim. They have paid agents who tempt depressed and discontented youngsters. Tender-aged boys and girls feel naturally attracted to anything novel or strangely new and unknown. So they are easily induced to take the drug for which the agents of drug-traffickers initially pay.

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Drugs like hashish, marijuana, heroin, L. S. D., cockaine—contain a high percentage of opium. Such a drug, when taken, at first leads to temporary forgetfulness with a kind of transport (lift) into a pleasant dreamland. Once initiated i.e. the habit is formed, the new addict must have it at the appointed hour and cannot do without it. If not received on time they tend to get restless.

Soon they turn anti-social, resorts to all sorts of crimes to have the money to buy the drug and end up leading the life of a wreck (ruined man) with frozen sensation about the outside world and the cherished human values. He is lost to the society and gradually glides to his grave. In this way, the promising career of a large number of youths is blasted. What a pity!

Most of the youngsters today in Punjab face the problem of drug addiction. Media report says “70% of the youth of Punjab is drug addict”. The drug menace in Punjab can be traced back from the early 1960s with the advent of green revolution which bought more laborers especially from outside and due to that their demand for poppy husk and opium increased manifold. Even most of the truck drivers felt that it helped them in long driving.

There are many reasons for behind the Drug Problem in Punjab

  • Easy availability- Punjab Borders Pakistan on one end and Himachal Pradesh on the other.  The drugs which are meant to be supplied to the pharmaceutical industry located in H.P get diverted for consumption (these drugs are an essential component of the most of the medicines).

  • Administrative connivance- The administration is Hand in Glove with the Drug Syndicate. Many prominent political names have surfaced in the past as associates of the drug mafia that operates in Punjab.

  • Economic Condition- The rich indulge in drug abuse for the fun of it.  Rich Punjabi's have got little to worry about when it comes to making ends meet. The poor on the other hand indulge in cheaper drugs; they use it as an escape route to divert their minds from the economic misery they are in.

  • Lack of awareness- The youth is always energetic, sentimental and vulnerable. With limited opportunities and forums to vent their frustrations and channel their energy, the youth turns towards Drug as a solution. There is critically low awareness about the ill effects of the Drugs. Unemployment, lack of education, peer pressure, loans due to farming and other social issues are responsible for the rising drug addiction in Punjab. Credits: - Economic Times


The path of getting addicted is rather smooth in comparison with the process of cure and reformation. The, first task would be to isolate the young addict from his hardened companions. Then he or she has to be placed under specialized medical treatment.

A compassionate approach is to be followed to bring him back to the ways of normal life, for ultimately rehabilitating him to the bosom of the society. The physicians as well as the Police have a difficult responsibility and role to play in this regard.

Drug addiction that is ruining bright families is also a social curse. To fight and eradicate this evil organized efforts are called for both by the Govt. and social bodies. For this an intense anti-drug campaign has to be undertaken at first.

Various mass media like Radio, T. V., Cinema, the Press (newspapers and periodicals) have to be utilized, through lectures, slides, posters etc. Arrangements should be made to widely spread awareness among the rising generation about the limitless evils and harmful effects of drug-taking.

All routes to drug-peddling and smuggling have to be sealed so that drugs become scarce and not easily available. Ex-addicts should not be looked down upon as lepers. They should be treated with all the compassion and care they socially deserve. The sense of hopefulness is to be put in them so that they can turn a new leaf of life and become useful and responsible members of the society.

The saying is worth quoting

Every Sinner Has A Future Just As A Saint Has A Past.