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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Rakta Beej

 Pimples are small skin lesions or inflammations of the skin - they are sebaceous glands (oil glands) which are infected with bacteria, swell up, and then fill up with pus. Pimples are also known as spots or zits. Pimples occur when the sebaceous glands, which are located at the base of hair follicles, become overactive.

The above words are of course the scientific reasons for pimples to grow BUT let me tell you some grandmothers tales about pimples ---Pimples, they said, occurred if the person was bad charactered ---now that gave us the scare as none of us cousins and friends wanted to go about with a placard denouncing our character SO we used to read all articles every where and anywhere which would tell us about remedies just so whatever evil thoughts crossed our minds at least they wouldn't be shown on our face . And the one who had these pimples went about like a criminal hiding her face and sometimes if the culprit  was foolish enough to prick her pimple for fear or shame of it being noticed by the public  ----she was rewarded with a crop of pimples  something like the demon Raktabeej in the Ramanaya whose one drop of blood if it fell on the ground gave birth to another version of his self . Rakta meaning blood and beej meaning seed . 

And these pimples are actually Rakta beejes . WHY ? Because    when you puncture the pimples  a liquid similar to puss (the gunk) oozes out and when it splatters and lands inside other pores the bacteria present in it   gives birth to more pimples . So the puss or gunk or liquid can be assumed to be Rakt and the bacteria the beej .

Thankfully I was one of those --who was certified by God himself that riding  pillion with Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan and   with Jetendra and Shammi Kapoor and Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis in my dreams was not being bad charactered .

Well Jokes apart. 

What we call the pustule  or the outer covering  is actually keeping the bacteria nice and contained,..There's another risk. By  poking  at , pricking , or  prodding  a pimple we disturb them and push  the debris and bacteria to go  deeper into the skin.and become prominent and permanent scars.  new kinds of bacteria from your finger may enter  the zit. and cause  the pimple to become more red, inflamed, swollen and infected.

But like always God through his trusted and beloved creation NATURE has provided us with a remedy for this ill too .

Its called NEEM .In ayurvedic text neem has been regarded as the 'sarva roga nivarini' as it keeps all the diseases at bay. Since ages neem has been used to cure almost all kinds of diseases and also taken to maintain a healthy life. Every part of neem such as bark, seed oil, leaf, roots has ayurvedic properties and hence used in therapeutic preparations

In Ayurveda literature, neem is regarded as twacha rasayana - an excellent herb for skin. Dry, irritated and skin problems can be cured with neem very effectively

I remember my brother when he was in school was very prone to getting small boils on his legs during the rains --he would play football etc in the rain and with mosquito bites etc small boils used to cover his legs My granny when she came to visit us suggested that they be washed with water in which neem leaves were boiled --and hey presto it worked the boils dried up in a few days he continued his neem water baths and never did those boils trouble him again .---And  after all pimples are a kind of boils aren't they?  

I have seen people fight pimples with neem paste etc but then here they have a risk of the paste which is prepared at home being unhygienic ---So I would advise that they use something like Garnier Pure Active Neem Face wash which is prepared by the trusted name 

of Garnier beauty care products .
Neem Face Wash - Product Image .
 And as rightly claimed by them  

 !) It Washes away problem causing germs.
2) Fights Pollution: deep cleans pores to remove impurities caused by pollution.
3) Removes Oil: Washes away excess oil which attracts dirt & germs.

I can vouch for this because  the daughter of a friend of mine has used this and we have all seen the visible results thankfully she belongs to the generation who does not believe that pimples are a character certificate ----BUT yes they do believe  that pimples may be and are 

1.) caused  due to problem causing germs 
2.) Pollution and impurities caused due to pollution ......
 3) unhealthy eating habits eg oily food which produces excessive oil in  the body and skin . 

This post is my entry for the contest on indiblogger and the links are as follows ...

Saturday, 24 January 2015

What I would choose

If asked to choose between.......

 The Sleek and Powerful ASUS EeeBook X205TA or the Ultra-Portable and Perpetually connected ASUS All In One PC ET2040?

I would definitely prefer the E book in comparison to PC ET. First and the foremost reason being that the , weight of the two devices  varies  considerably. The Eee  book weighs just about 1 kg . This makes it more portable and carriable than the other product. You can even carry it to your place of work, movie theatre, or just anywhere without adding too much to your baggage .It is easy to carry and operate  anywhere  and almost everywhere because it is light. The other device is definitely heavier ( 4.3 kgs ) if you might sometimes want to take it out with you.

Secondly , battery back up has been provided with the Eee book where as as far as I know PC ET needs power supply ,  no battery back up has been provided with the PC ET. This again adds to the advantages of the  Eee book i.e. its portability , carriability  becoming easier . You can use the device for almost 38  hours without having to connect the charger. Definitely makes the Eee book more desirable.

 Eee book  is available in a good range of colours , you can choose according to your taste and personality thus accenuating your   style factor. It has a sleek , slim body with different colours to choose , this makes it definitely more desirable in  today's world where everyone from kids , to adults ( men and women ), to elderly are more and more style and fashion conscious.

As regards the other features the Eee book does not lag behind  the PC ET in any feature ; be it the software , or the memory , the sound system , graphics etc.

Only added feature in the PC which might make it more appealing to some is the touch screen which the Eee book does not have , but which actually does not make much of a difference to me and to many others  like me ,  considering the many other advantages that it carries.

It ( the Eee book) has been provided with a web cam , headphones which allow you to connect with your friends and loved ones any and everywhere. Windows 8.1 allows you to even make a presentation while waiting for the local  train  ,  in the waiting room , or on the platform  itself .

Or simply  complete your   pending work .

With all these features I am definitely going to opt for the Eee book . It sure has an edge over the PC ET not just in  my lifestyle but also for many many more people with or without  my kind of life.

As regards my personal lifestyle , I happen to be a resident in a Cardiac  ICU   and have shift duties with two night duties in a week .  I am also preparing for my final year exams for a post graduate medical course. I have kids who are also studying and who need a lot of guidance from me when I am at home and even when I am at work . Eee book would definitely make life a lot easier for me. I could download my books in the Eee book take to the hospital where I could read when the hours are not so busy while I am monitoring the patients . I could connect with kids at home chat with them and even guide them with  their homework, school projects etc.  Paying bills,shopping on-line  etc everything would be a lot easier for me with the Eee book which I would be using at home as well as in the hospital . It suits my lifestyle just perfect . After a while I might even consider  buying another one for my teenage son who would be preparing for his entrance exams and would need something like this for himself ( something which he could carry to his coaching classes as well as use at home.).

The price too is low and makes the  Eee book more easily affordable though that is not as important as the features ---which are not lacking in any way .

This is my entry for the contest on indiblogger

and the links are as follows .

 ASUS EeeBook X205TA 


ASUS All In One PC ET2040.

Thursday, 22 January 2015


 With Bunty and Bubly on the run to avoid police and family they both came across  a lot of idiosyncracies of the people of --MERA BHARAT MAHAN .

Tired and Hagard they had just put foot inside a  restaurant for a cup of tea  when they heard the police siren and  immediatly  took a 360 degrees turnaround Bunty pushed Bubly behind the compound wall of the restaurant and said,

" Don't even Breathe they may hear us " 

Then he went and somehow crouched behind the gate keepers shed of a  clubhouse  a posh one the kind where they don't allow people without a dresscode  etc and waited with bated breath for the police patrol to pass when he saw  two men  get down from a limousine  from their talks he gathered that they were a certain Mr P and a certain Mr K  and they were talking about a recent foreign trip made by  Mr P

"How was your trip to Singapur P. Sahab did you enjoy ? How was the place ?"

"Arre kya bataye K. Sahab Ye foreign countries na!!  dil khussh kar dete hai ---I don't know when will India become like that so neat and clean "

and ....phichch a shower of  paan stained sputum came flying from his lips to land on Bunty's shirt sleeve 

"Han haan maine bhi suna hai They levy a fine if you are caught spitting " aargh kh kh and he cleared his throat  letting a lot of phlegm  land just in front of Bunty then he  wiped his lips on the back of his shirt sleeve  .

The guard clicked his heels and saluted them both before opening the door for them to go in .

The police patrol having gone away both Bunty and Bubly came out of their hiding place 

"Phew  that was narrow ....and you really did a good job you must have really held your breath because I saw The police men walking from very near your hide out "  and Bunty patted Bubly's back 

"Itna tareef karne ki koyee jarorat nahi ... the stench of urine from those walls was so terrible that my breath held itself . ......."you men  can't you wait to go to the toilet jaha chance mila bas you relieve yourself --chhi ---by the way where did you hide? and you can remove that hand from my back ?"

"hmm..".and Bunty decided not to disclose his experiences for fear of more rebuke by Bubly

"Come come run lest we are caught " he said dragging her .

"BUNTYYYYY..." shouted Bubly   and she started crying

"Whats it ? "Bunty was furious

"Yuk poor you"  this as he saw her feet nicely covered with human excreta that of a child's Babli refused to walk until her feet were cleaned ,she just threw away her shoes , Bunty said what if the police dogs will smell her from the shoes but then he just laughed, not to worry all that shit will nicely cover up her smell for the dogs to catch her .

And all this filth and muck in the city's posh area .!!!!!

Just then they saw a couple walk out of the club and the man blew his nose throwing the scum on the road and wiping his fingers on the gate post.

"Darling don't do that don't you have some civic sense" said his partner as she threw her chocolate wrapper on the ground ..

They gave the gate keeper a five hundred rupee note as they drove away in their shining black chauffeur driven car but not before the lady grumbled about the kids littering in the car and admonishing the driver for not cleaning the litter.
  "These schools they just don't teach the children any good habits I will have to complain to the principal"  and  she threw away a soft drink can from inside the car..

Both Bunty and Bubly  smiled sarcastically and embarked on their run . They could here the police men swearing using the choicest two letter, three letter and four letter words .

But they both picked up the 'wrapper' and the 'can' and thought that  they would throw it into some dustbin when suddenly they saw a garbage dump and proceeded to throw the stuff there But lo and behold it was not a garbage dump it was a park where the people had , had a picnic and had walked away leaving all the trash .

Sad at the state of affairs both of them continued their run because not only the police but also their parents were on their hunt and the police was not half as scary as the respective set of parents .

They decided to take a turn from the normal busy route and to go and hide some where on the banks of the Ganga amidst the  pristine surroundings BUT what a sight greeted them on the banks of the most pious river the revered mother Ganges the place of pilgrimage with so many temples around.

if this is the plight of  holy places then help  me Lord Both of them were so disgusted that they decided to go back to the village they belonged to and work at making people change their habits .

this is my entry for the contest The great Indian Litterbug on indiblogger and the link is ----

all pictures are from the net (google)