Lifestyle, Fashion and Beauty

29 November 2014

Speak up for a Clean India

Islam the religion I practice lays huge importance on cleanliness,so I have been raised with strong values of keeping our surroundings, homes, minds and hearts clean. infact Prophet Mohammed SAW said

“cleanliness is half of faith.”

Our prime ministers Swatch Bharat campaign for a cleaner India is the right way ahead. India as a country project the image of poverty driven , unclean nation to the world. This has to change, we as responsible citizens need to raise our voice for a hygienic and clean India.

Clean India for me doesn’t really mean only a litter, dirt and garbage free India . It means a corruption free India, an India free of crimes against women, an India clean of its blind and superstitious beliefs , An Indian clean from gender bias. How is all this possible? Can we just sit silent and expect change to happen? expect the nation to cleanse itself?  No , definitely not . We need to Speak up and speak up now Kyuki Bin Bole Ab Nahi Chalega #AbMontuBolega.

Every time you see a girl being eve teased Speak Up, don’t just walk away like nothing really happened! Every time there is rape case protest and stand up for the victims

Every time you see someone throwing garbage or even simple wrappers on the road , stop him, speak to him, lecture him about making our country clean. Tell him the right place for garbage is the dust bin not the road.

Every time you see someone peeing out in the open abuse him with the strength of your words.

Every time you see bias of any kind, gender, cast creed stand up .

Say a big fat NO to corruption. Stop bribing cops . Follow rules and regulations

Every time you see someone spitting , smoking in public places raise a voice. What is wrong is wrong. stand up for the right

Open Defecation which contributes to majority of  unhygienic condition in our country. This is another huge issue india needs to tackle to actually see a clean india. At least 40% of our population still defecates in open . We need to speak up for better sanitation facilities in both urban and rural india to see the dream of a clean India come true.

Inspire yourself with the Strepsils  #AbMontuBolega campaign and use the Power of your Voice to Clean India. Raise your voice and make a difference.

#AbMontuBolega is a campaign by Strepsils India on their website website http://www.abmontubolega.com/ which pushes us Indians to use the  Power of Voice to Clean India and encourages to stop being a silent spectator. This Website allows  individuals to raise their voice and opinions about matters that concern us ,our society and country.

You can connect with STREPSILS on Facebook and Twitter for more details on this campaign.

17 November 2014

My dream home with 24k Living

I have always loved Yash raj and karan Johars movies, not really for the story and acting but for grandeur and style the movies project in their bunglows and villas. So when indiblogger wanted me to pick items for My dream 24K home with Porcelanosa I was delighted.  Delighted for two reasons, one because I love these kinds of topic to blog about, I mean window shopping and rave about why you like stuff, amazing so my thing this. secondly when I visited the Porcelanosa website I was spellbound, what a collection, one word Aah-Mazing!

Here are my picks

NK Logic Extraplano
Rain showers : Did I tell you I love bollywood movies ? yes I almost did Winking smile  . I love rain , gettting wet in rain while returning from school, munching on roasted corn, listening to mom rant about it later when I fall sick , adrak waali chai are all my childhood rain stories. I still love rain but just don’t find the time to enjoy it as most of the time when it rains iam stuck in a god damn traffic jam on streets of bangalore. So the rain Shower is my first pick to my dream home . Relaxing under the rain shower as bollywood melodies like tip tip barsa paani play in the background is my ultimate fantasy!
Khoa Light Blanco Athenas Bioprot 185 x 90 x 54 cm
Bath Tub: Stuck in the Ultra pricey Bangalore, where cost of living is touching the sky and space of living shrinking bath tub is a luxury. Porcelanosa provides with some great  hydro massage bathtubs that combine different equipment, such as water or air jets and chromotherapy systems. Just what I need to beat the stress
Foc Blanco Artico / Lino Habana Textil
Wardrobe: My room is a scattered mess, a shopoholic that iam I keep buying stuff even when I don’t need them and organizing all of it becomes a difficult task. This wardrobe has so much space, so many compartments and drawers that it can neatly store all my belonging in an ordered way and but the size of my shopping expeditions to shame. Just what I need. My shoes, my jewellery, my make up, my clothes all will be happy souls.
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Basin: A beauty freak I spend a lot of time in front of my basin applying face packs, following the cleanse –tone-moisturize routine and more. I love colour blue and the huge mirror in this particular design makes into my dream list . The blue white combinationationa nd the versatile design has had me drooling.
Cascais Natural Clase 3 44 x 66 cm

Anti-slip flooring: Iam clumsy and accident prone woman, anti slip flooring is just perfect for me and unlike most other anti slip floorings pocelanosa group uses Nanoker technology to manufacture anti-slip flooring which results in smooth texture. Me loves it.

Bluebell Silver 33,3 x 100 cm @ Silk Blanco 44 x 66 cm STON-KER®
Metal Effect wall tiles: Iam not really a fan of metal tiles but the shine of these walls definitely fascinate me . I will definitely want to put this in my geeky brothers room, goes well with his personality
G480 Arcilla Mate / G720 Roble Brezo / Acero
Kitchen Furniture: For kitchen I choose this trendy Arcilla Mate design, it is contemporary and campact just like my mom would like it to be.
This post is an entry to indiblogger happy hour activity sponsored by Porcelanosa and http://www.24kliving.com/.

Toilet for Babli

Mahatma Gandhi had once said, "Sanitation is more important than Independence."

It is indeed very true, because independence holds no meaning without proper education ,health and hygiene. 

Babli is a 10 year school going smart girl from a village in maharashtra. Babli lives in a joint family of 27 people and she accompanies her cousins and granny after sunset to green fields about two kilometers away from her house to defecate. Babli enjoys the long walk in cool breeze and she also loves listening to the  fresh new gossip her cousins and girls from the neighborhood who join them on their long walk to defecate have.

But Babli hates sacrificing her sleep to get up early in the morning when it is still dark to defecate in open especially in winters when it icey cold and her surroundings are submerged under a thick cloak of fog . The problems for babli multiplies in the rainy season when the kacha roads of her village have kichad in them and the fields are waterlogged. One  horrific evening of august babli along with her cousins saw a slimy long snake , ever since babli is a scared soul and venturing out to relieve herself is a task she hates.

To add to her woes babli now has to cycle to her school alone, her 8th standard cousin who used to accompany her daily has suddenly stopped going to school. Babli questioned her aunt regarding this but her aunt says the school doesn’t have toilet and it isnt good for big girls to go to school.

Bablis family is poor but they have four earning men and they can definitely afford a toilet. Everytime bablis family tries  to save for a toilet someone in her family falls ill with diseases like diarrhoea and other germ infections and the funds are used for medical purposes instead.

Babli says even if the do save for a toilet the diseases are not going to stop as maintaing a toilet is a pricey affair as there is lack of water facilities. Bablis neighbors did get a toilet built but it stinks and only women folk use it while the men still go out in open.

Open defecation is an evil risking not only health of people but also their safety, and dignity, This needs to end . Domex has launched its “You Click Domex Contributes" initiative at their site http://www.domex.in/ to help for this cause.

How can you help kids like Babli get a toilet?

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 www.domex.in and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life.

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