Sibling love

23 years ago

‘Shalu, where is my chemistry book? I know you took it and God knows where you have kept it. I can’t believe this.  I have my test tomorrow’.

‘It’s in the upper shelf only. If you look closer, you will find it’.

Rahul searches the upper shelf.

‘Yeah, I have got it. How many times I tell you, keep my books as it is’.

‘You study then keep your books on the floor. What shall I do? It is my responsibility to clean the whole house. I have told you many times, be responsible. You don’t give a damn’.

‘Whatever’.

Shalu is the elder child of her family. Rahul is her younger sibling. As it happens in all houses, their fighting never has an ending. Their fight for silly things.

Her parents are one of the great parents that can be found on the planet. They taught their children good values at a very young age. But what to do if both their children’s age difference is just one year. These two always keep fighting. Shalu is studying in 12th std while Rahul is in 11th. There is one thing that is good about these two is that they are both studious. But there is no sibling love. That’s what they both thought.

Today

Rahul now lives in Canada. He has two children named Rohan and Tara. They both are twins studying in senior high school. Shalu lives in Chennai. She has one daughter named Praneetha. She has completed her twelfth with distinction. Now she wants to study in Canada.

Shalu phoned Rahul and enquired about the best colleges. They both keep in touch nowadays. Rahul is very happy to meet his niece.

This is what happens in all the houses. Isn’t it? Siblings fight a lot when they are young. But once they grow up, they forget all about their misunderstandings and behave as if they have never fought. Life is a box of surprises.

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Air pollution how to curb it

Air pollution is one of the greatest problem in India. We Indians have to deal with air pollution daily. What can we do to reduce this pollution? While we go out in the open, there is no solution to this bugging problem which makes our country leaders break their heads. But we can reduce the intensity of air pollution in our home. Schools, colleges, big industries, even hospital including there is a source of threat because of air pollution.

How can we purify or avoid air in our respective homes? There is a solution. Let me state everything in detail. Please do incorporate it in your house.

Cleanliniess is next to godliness

Million tims this proverb has been said. A clean home is a ticket to happiness.It gives a good vibe to the people who live in such homes. So daily clean your house and make it a habit to clean your house at least thrice in a week.

Clean your bathroom and toilet

Thumbs up if you clean your bathroom daily. You are really. great. Now what about your toilet? You have to clean that also because in bathrooms and toilets only here are many disease inducing germs. So please make it a habit to clean your bathrooms and toilets daily after use it. Ask your children and spouse also do the same. You will feel it is worth it.

Garden

So you have a garden in your house? If you do not clean it, it will be a great loss even when you clean your house and bathroom. The impure air from the outside will enter every time you open the door. Hence be very alert. Do not pesticides in your garden. Use natural insecticides in your garden. You can also vegetable waste and egg waste to your beautiful garden.

Good paint for your whole wall

Your house is clean. Your bathroom is clean and your garden is also clean. Then what????Is it enough. No it is not. You may be wondering what I am going to tell you. Let me put it this way. What if your has many cracks and holes? Bacteria will enter your house for  sure. Are you surprised?If your floor has cracks, there is a big chance your family members and yourself will get diseases. So make it a habit to paint your house with good paint once a year.

Wall paints by Royale Atmos-What are the benefits

Royale Atmos is one hell of a good paint that can use it for your house without judging. It has more benefits. It purifies the air in your house and makes your house bacteria free. Let us see some of the benefits of Royal Atmos.

1)It has activated carbon technology  that reduces air pollutants in your house.

2)It acts a air refrehener and makes you feel fresh always.

3)It has good fragrance than chemical smell of paints which creates many problems.

4)It has good safety standards.

5)It makes your wall perfect.

I hope you now have got an idea about Royale atmos and why you opt for it than other paints found in the market. Please do buy it and see the difference. There are a huge number of colors offered asian paints. So you can choose whichever color you want. You can be picky.

Finally, let me say this alone. A clean house is a sure ticket to heaven. If your house is clean, you breath fresh air. It gives you contentment. It makes you think clearly. Your mind is peaceful. You will always be happy with joy.  You will rejoice eveyday. If you are homemaker, your husband will come to your house with lots of love.

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How to keep ourselves healthy-my tips

Who likes being not healthy? Nobody does. Why alone me????Let me share of the things that I feel right for a healthy and prosperous life.

Always eat right at the right time 

Even if you eat right, you should eat at the right time. Eat breakfast on between 7 am to 8 am. Eat lunch between 1 pm to 2 pm. Eat dinner between 7 pm to 8 pm. If you don’t follow a strict routine, your health is only going to spoil. So eat right at the right time to keep diseases at bay. You should eat more food during breakfast and eat less during lunch and dinner.

Find a purpose in life

If you do not find a purpose in life, you will not lead a happy life. You will be demotivated. First list down all the things that makes you happy. Then thank God for it. Daily make it a habit to remember your happy moments and boost your energy level. You will be highly transformed into a beautiful soul. Nobody knows you better than yourself. Concentrate on your plus points but remember the minus points to turn them into a plus.

Treat yourself

Whenever you accomplish something, treat yourself with a reward. Whether it is a job promotion or just something you have bought for your house or you had a new baby, treat yourself. Your spirit will soar high. Do not worry about anything. If you keep worrying, you will not find a solution to your problem. So please be happy and your outlook to see the problem will be a positive one.

Avoid smoking 

Smoking is injurious to health and we know it very well. Then why do many people smoke. The answer is in order to forget the stress which is just a excuse. They may be right. But it causes cancer. They know this too but they are not willing to change. If you are a chain smoker, please do avoid it any cost because your depression will increase more if you smoke. It will not reduce.

Go for an outing

Once in a while, spend some quality with your family and friends. It will de-stress you. You can go to departmental stores with your family if you have not done this before, you can go to a museum, you can go for a picnic, you can visit the place of your close relative who has been calling you for a long time but you have been postponing it just because you are busy. Do this for your family’s wellbeing.

 

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

Being healthy is very easy

Health is always important to me. When I was studying in college, my weight was barely 40 kg. I was very lean, my relatives will always ask me to increase weight. Whenever I go to their house, their main concern is my weight. This formed my major displeasure and reluctance to visit their house often. But surprisingly, today my weight is 59 kg. This was possible only because I was very particular about my health after finishing my college. I tried every healthy recipe that can be found on the internet and cooked it in my home. Although, my ideal weight should be 55 kg, nobody can deny that I am on a healthier side. Let me state some of my health tips that you can also incorporate in your lives.

Listen to soothing music

Most of us lead a hectic life. In order to overcome the stress, we have to listen to good music that is pleasing to our soul.

Do exercise

Whether we are fat or lean, we need to exercise as it keeps us fit. We can do squats, yoga, power yoga, pushups, plank, and lunges or just go for a walk, etc. Exercise is one of the best remedy to avoid bloating.

Always be busy

Time is precious. We have heard it many times and we know it is indeed true. So we should not waste our time. We should keep ourselves busy by doing household chores, watering the garden, talking to kids and elders, blogging, etc.

Hydrate

Dehydration creates more problems to our health. So we should drink plenty of liquids in order to keep ourselves hydrated. This will in turn help us to concentrate on more important things in our life.

Eat less calorie food

We should eat less calorie food. Avoid carbohydrate rich foods like rice. Skip foods made in Maida totally as it poses a great threat to our body. The plate must look colorful to one’s eye.

Get regular check up

No matter how healthy or unhealthy we are, we must go to the doctor to check our health at least once a year. This will give us a clue as to where we are going wrong regarding our health.

Health plays a crucial role in one’s life. We should not neglect health just like that. I hope the above tips are useful to you. Please incorporate it in your life if you have not done this before. You can also share your tips with me by commenting below. Others have a happy and healthy life.

 

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Grandparents-my world

My grandparents have always been a pillar of support to me. They are the backbones to my otherwise dull life. My grandparents have eight children of which my mother is their third child. Just imagine how much struggle they would have undergone to raise each children. I salute to them. They are a true inspiration to today’s youths. My grandmother is 10 years younger than my grandfather and when my grandmother was born in Kerala, my grandfather’s family went to see her as they are a distant relative. My grandfather now recalls he totally fell in love with grandmother at that young age by seeing my grandmother’s very fair skin.

He did not know that one day he is going to marry that child. My grandmother was 16 when she married my grandfather. He was a college professor. Soon my uncle was born. Two years later my aunt was born. Then my mother. After that my second uncle and aunts were all born. It was a very difficult period for my grandmother. My grandfather atleast goes to college but my grandmother has to make all the children go to school and take care of them all. It was a very difficult task but she embraced the challenge with open arms. When my mother was 15, my last aunt was born. When my first aunt was married, my younger aunt was just five years old. The difference between my cousin sister and my younger aunt is just six years old.

My grandfather married off his daughters one by one because a doctor who is a also a good friend told him that his days are numbered. So he immediately married them to finish off his responsibilities as a father. But now he is eighty seven years and very healthy.  That doctor is also alive today he says it is a great miracle that my grandfather is alive.

My grandmother and grandfather are wonderful people. They have shown that whatever storm happens in one’s life, it too will pass by standing united. Today I am very happy to say unlike many of my friends whose grandparents have died and they do not know what is the meaning of grandparents love, I am glad God has given me the opportunity to experience their love. Thank you, Lord.

For years, I haven’t celebrated grandparent’s day because I never knew such a day existed. Now I thank blogadda for making me realize my mistake. I will now celebrate grandparents day with my grandparents by talking to them often. They don’t accept gifts because they already have everything they needed. They will tell their house will look like a dungeon. That is the reason they politely refuse to accept gifts.

I will talk to my grandparents on Grandparents day and tell them how happy I am to have them. My grandmother uses whatsapp and facebook, so I will tag them there and show my love.  #LoveJatao.

”I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed”.

Grandparents are the first gurus to grandchildren

A relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is a very special bond. It can never be put into mere words. It’s a magical feeling.

Unlike many grandchildren who are closer to either their grandfather or grandmother I am closer to both. I love them equally. My grandparents are the most caring people on earth. I thank blogadda for letting me know about grandparent’s day. I have never celebrated grandparent’s day.

Today when I think of my grandparents, I remember one incident. From childhood, I was afraid to go to school. Each time it was my grandparents who interfered and made me realize the value of education and coaxed me into going to school. If it weren’t for their interference, I would never have completed my degree because when I was in seventh standard, our family shifted to Trichy from  Jayamkondam. They put me in an English medium school.

I wasn’t able to converse in English like all the children of my age did in that particular school. I begged my parents to put me in a Tamil Medium school but they wouldn’t budge. I was so scared to speak to the teachers as well as the students. But I had one friend who was very friendly to me.  She always spoke in Tamil. But the teachers spoke in English only. As a fact, most of the teachers knew only in English. Therefore, there was no possibility of them speaking in my native language. Even though, I made one friend in that school, I did not like that school at all. Hence I cried and made a scene almost daily. I cried while going in auto and also made a big noise.

My crying would continue in school also. One teacher was so harsh that he made me stand outside the class. It was hurtful. Then after that day, I told my parents I will not go to school.  To make them realize I was serious, I locked myself in the bedroom. They would shout and ask me to open the door I wouldn’t open it. I was very arrogant at that time.

Finally, my parents agreed not to send me to that school. I sat idly in the house for one year. Then next year, they tried to put me in another school. This time, my grandparents came to their rescue. I wrote the entrance test because they told me if I don’t go to school, they will get me married. Afraid, I agreed to go to school. The painful part was I failed in the entrance test. So the school head told my parents that I have to study sixth again. I didn’t agree. I have already completed sixth. So it seemed meaningless at that time.

Once again, I started crying and told my parents I will not go to school. But my grandparents threatened me with dire consequences and thus I agreed to go to school only because I understood I was spoiling my life. What would have happened if my grandparents didn’t interfere with my life? When I think about it now, I get shivers. My mother was the one who wanted me to study in an English medium school. All my aunts and uncles have completed their degrees but my mother has studied only PUC. My father is an ex-banker. Both my parents are soft spoken. So they were not capable of making me go to school. It was the core reason why they sought my grandparents help. I am glad they did.

Such a lovely couple, my grandparents are. I love to celebrate grandparent’s day by calling them early in the morning because they are in a relative’s house and telling them how happy I am for they are in my life. As they are not aware about grandparent’s day, I will tell them about the same. I will get to hear about their grandparents too on this occasion.  It is time to #LoveJatao.

”I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed”.

Accident

‘‘Hurry up! We are going to miss the train’’ my father shouted.

My whole family was going to Chennai for a distant relative wedding who I don’t remember clearly. Ours is a family who value traditions. My parents go to all my relatives’ marriage functions no matter what.

“Where do you want to sit?” my mother asked.

My baby brother always sits near my mother. My shy younger sister always caring for me knowing instantly that I want to sit near the window seat in the train, let me sit in the window seat. Good for her. Otherwise I would have made a scene. I am always the fighter in my family. Whatever I want I will have it by raising my voice. I know it is bad, but who cares. I am not using my family to satisfy my selfish desires after all. If I don’t raise my voice, my stingy parents would never buy me anything and I like window seat because then only I can forget all my worries about my future.

I am going to turn 18, this September. Please be informed that my birthday and the wedding day is same. That doesn’t never really mattered to my parents always. Actually, my parents don’t celebrate our birthdays ever. My mother says that she is the one who struggled giving birth to us. So she should be praised. She is probably right. But who the hell asked her give birth to me???I never asked.

While my father and sister sat left to me, my mother sat in the opposite with my brother sitting in the window seat. I was very happy I got the other window seat. Whenever I sit in the window seat, I forget all my worries like what I am going to do in my future. I am totally immersed in the beautiful greeneries, the shops, the restaurants, motels, people, air, etc.

While I was watching outside, I heard a loud noise. Everybody in the train heard I suppose. It was a huge noise. The train stopped abruptly. We all went outside to see what it is. The first compartment and the second compartment got fire and many people had died. It was awful to hear. But I know everybody was happy little inside that death didn’t kiss them. I was feeling bad for the people who had died. Their families would be crushed by this news.

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Life by the window seat is never going to be the same again. I am going to remember this incident forever in my life. Though everybody saw the gruesome incident, I was shocked to the core because of the millions dreams I had about my life. Human life is clueless. We may die any moment at any place. Even that small child may die at any time if that child’s time to die comes early.

The rest of the people all settled in the seats as told by the police. Our family too obliged. I sat in the window seat pondering deeply about life. What we brought, what we are going to take when we die. Nothing. My views about life has changed. I was wonderstruck how one incident can turn your life for the better. I saw only people faces and their body languages. What kind of demon is going in everyone’s life, I wondered. What kind of disease the grownups and in some cases the younger ones are fighting for? What do the beggars do at the end of the day after begging for the whole day? and many such sample thoughts was going on in my mind. I have decided what I want to become in my life. I am going to become a social worker. Yes, I do. I decided to be good to my parents and siblings.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’