Thursday, 14 March 2019

The Best Way to Treat Acne

The Best Way to Treat Acne

Acne is more of a teenage problem. However, in my case it has plagued me in adulthood too! It got too difficult to handle in 2017. My entire face was full of plump red pimples that looked way too horrendous! So, I decided to get them treated but I did not opt for an allopathic treatment because I felt it would have side effects. Plus, many of my friends had to swallow antibiotics for months only to find the acne problem resurface again! So, what kind of a treatment did I actually go in for? Keep reading to find out!

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Okay, no more suspense! I actually went for homoeopathy. Right from childhood it has been a saviour for me. In class 12 when the allopath told me that the only option for treating my tonsilitis is an operation, homoeopathy came to my rescue and cured me completely. It saved me from surgery guys! What else do you need? This incident further strengthened my belief in homoeopathic medicines. So, coming back to my acne story, I started the treatment in the last month of 2017 and I am still getting treated for it for a completely clear skin. It has been more than one year and it might seem a really long time for some people but trust me guys it has been totally worth it. I have been visiting the doctor every month and she has been giving me different combinations to treat my skin. I now actually feel that my skin is getting back to normal! All this without any expensive creams, gels or antibiotics! Had I visited the allopath, the treatment would have involved strong medicines and I would have suffered with the harsh side-effects.

This is my personal experience and I thought of sharing it so that you as a reader can benefit from it. If you also have acne, try searching for a good homoeopath and start getting treated. Most often details about your medical history and your overall health would be noted down by the doctor. It only helps the doctor prescribe the right kind of medication for you. However, you need to be patient when you are getting treated as it is a rather slow process. During the last one year so many people have asked me to quit the treatment and pay the dermatologist a visit. However, my belief has always been firm and I did not give much heed to such advices. I had once read in my childhood that belief is bigger than the saint. The same thing applies to medical science. If you believe in your doctor and your treatment, you will get cured! This is my personal time-tested opinion, but may or may not apply to everyone. One thing I would like to tell you is that when you decide to go in for one particular line of treatment for acne, don’t keep changing doctors every now and then. Doing so will only hamper your recovery because every doctor does not treat you the same way, they have their own approach.

So, that’s all I wanted to share with you! Go ahead and get treated!

Disclaimer: This is only my personal opinion and does not take precedence over the advice of a medical practitioner!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

How Technology Creates Difficulties for Senior Citizens?

Technology and the Difficulties it Creates for Senior Citizens

They are from an era when there was no television, the water was consumed from a hand pump and the best way to spend free time was by reading books (made out of paper!). How can all of us, the so called - ‘millenials’ expect them to do net banking, mobile banking and use apps on smartphones? By ‘them’ I refer to senior citizens, the 60+ parents and grandparents!

Some of them are actually catching up with the changing times but what about those who have been left behind? There are instances when there is nobody else in the house to coach the elderly and guide them about using smartphones. Yes, many elders live alone which is a sad truth but I am not getting into that. Now, do you think it is right to bombard them with terms like OTP, cashback code, PIN, Digital wallets, Re-CAPTCHA and the like? It only brings down their level of confidence and makes them feel dependent on others. As children it is our primary duty to assist them at every step but it is also true that most of us are way too busy in our own lives that we don’t realize that our parents are getting old and are finding it difficult to cope up with the rapidly changing times!

These days everything is done via Paytm, which is extremely convenient, no doubt. However, it is a daunting task for the seniors. Are we moving towards helping them become a part of this world of advanced technology? Or are we just trying to put them down by showing our excellence at using gadgets. Mind you, they have educated themselves in a time when there was no Google, they obviously need to be respected for that. They didn’t have this concept of e-learning when they were studying, it has all been done the hard way without any shortcuts.

The difficulties they face are right from doing an online bank transaction to using their Metro card at the Metro station. It extends to not being able to commute on their own because of the hardships they come across while booking a cab on their app. There are a plenty of other things. I am just pin-pointing at those that I have seen my parents struggle with. If I have missed something you can always mention that in the comment section below! I would love to hear from you! 

Now, the ‘Million Dollar Question’ - Can we make things a little easier for them instead of asking them to do what they are not comfortable doing? Well, at least store keepers and fast food joints need to accept cash payments without making a face and complaining that there is no change. By moving ahead in the world of technology, we don’t have even the slightest right to make the world difficult for the senior citizens. It is okay to accept cheques from them, it is okay when they can’t use their smartphones the way you want them to and it is okay if they don’t know how an OTP works. Just don’t bombard them with stuff that makes them feel uncomfortable. Kindness and understanding are the two apps you need to download right now :P because even you are going to get old one day and will have to learn from your children!


Wednesday, 6 March 2019

What Happened in the Last 5 Years?

Hello everyone!!

I know, I know it has been a really long time since I have posted on this blog but it feels good to be back after such a long hiatus! The last 5 years have seen some significant changes in my life. Keep reading if you want to know what they have been! Let me tell you that they were the least expected ones!

The first thing that took place was a change of careers. My passion for writing got turned into a profession. Yes, I began in 2014 and today I have 5 years of experience in content writing. Instead of joining any firm I chose to be a freelancer. You must be wondering why! Well, as a freelancer I am self-employed and have more than one client to write for. The work-from-home scenario is the best for me as the work-timings are super flexible. I can shut-shop at any time of the day as it is completely my call. I guess most of you would relate to me if you also work form home! At times it does get a bit boring because you have no colleagues to talk to. However, there is peace! 

A major life-changing event took place in 2017 when my family had to leave my hometown Chennai and settle down in Bangalore. It was tough as I didn't want to leave Chennai and my home where I grew up but eventually I had to abide by God's will and shift cities. I currently live in Bangalore and I like the place. The weather is great, the people are helpful and there is a different energy in the environment! Now, I like the city so much that settling down anywhere else in India is a no-no from my side. However, you never know, God can have his own plans and may suddenly change my path. It is just as if he picked me up from one city and placed me into another! Luckily as a freelancer my professional life didn't get affected. The biggest pro of being a freelancer!

In the end of 2017 I also started my You Tube channel and have been making a lot of videos on health, lifestyle, fashion, food and other stuff like DIYs. The channel is growing at its own pace as I don't create a lot of content but it is like an outlet to the creative side of my personality. I learned everything like video editing and recording all by myself!
You can check out my video here - My YouTube Channel

So here I am, with my family, living in an apartment in the beautiful city of Bangalore! One question keeps coming in my mind, where will life lead me from here? Absolutely no clue!
However, one thing is for sure, I will work towards rebuilding this blog. It feels good to have a window to express what your soul feels from time to time.
That's pretty much it from my end! You can share your views in the comment section. I would love to know!


Sunday, 26 January 2014

A moment....

Hello all!!
                    Do you realize the value of a moment? Well, you might be feeling why there are so many sermons on this blog. Let me tell you that this is just my perspective of life. Now continuing with the topic, allow me to replace  the word 'value' with 'power' in the first sentence. A moment plays a powerful role in the arena of time. It can change lives forever and can leave either bitter or sweet memories behind.

                  It is a well known fact that it takes years to build trust and just a moment to shatter it. A moment's wrong decision can turn your whole life turns into a nightmare. You will realize this at different junctures of life. A moment can leave a positive impact on your entire life too. It can be the moment you helped a stranger. That feeling the moment gave you will linger with you for long.
                The mind is a very strange thing. It has the capability of building castles in a moment and then the very next moment those castles can be shattered. Have you ever felt that. It is here where the uncertainty of life begins to overpower us. When a moment can change everything, maybe for ever, you never know whether it is for your good or for your bad.
                Let me tell you something on a lighter note, something I have experienced in my school and college life. I remember all those moments when I have done something naughty, out-of-the-ordinary. I remember enjoying ice-cream in college during a class when the HOD was around. I was scared but couldn't resist the ice-cream. So it was all happening under the table and I was not alone there was a troop of other girls too! More than college it is the school life that leaves memories behind. During school it was fun to peep out the window during math class, play indoor games when the teacher was absent, holidays due to heavy rain, tests getting post poned. There were so many moments and I shall always cherish them in my heart.
                Keep remembering the special moments of your life and keep living!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Better late than never

             There has been a really long silence on this blog.... but not anymore. I am back to unravel the mysteries of life!! Just like today's topic it is better to revive the blog after a long hiatus rather than procrastinating it till eternity!

               Every individual comes across a situation in life when it is too late to act upon it. You would feel it is perfect to sit back and let things be. It can be as simple as saying sorry to your loved one. Usually it is the ego that creeps in and spoils the party.  Ego always reminds me of the film 'Abhimaan'. My favourite onscreen and off screen couple Amitabh and Jaya did a great job in narrating the tale of human ego. How devastating the result of jealousy can be is well depicted in the film.  Isn't this the same ego that affects the life of the common man day in and day out? So, this ego may be reason why most people don't apologize or don't take the first step. Jealousy, ego and other malevolent feelings should be nipped in the bud.
                 I had happened to read a story where school kids were asked to cut onions and put them in socks and carry them around in their bag every day. As the days rolled by it became difficult for the kids to carry them as they were getting too smelly to handle. They all complained to their teacher that it was an unwanted burden. To that the teacher replied 'You all may be carrying malevolent  feelings in your hearts that are as smelly as the rotten onions.' She asked all the children to remove the sour feelings from their hearts and throw them away along with the rotten onions and live a life that is free of negativity.   
               I know that it is difficult to implement as all of us are just flesh and blood. Give it a try as there is no harm in trying once. Let me tell you that you might regret later in life and I read somewhere that the weight of regret weighs tons.


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Little wounds

                 Yesterday I hurt my left feet with my right toe-nail.  I know it is rather silly but a train of thoughts ran in my mind when I saw the cut today morning.  It was so unlike yesterday night!  Today a scab developed over it.  Now you would say WOW! what a discovery, but honestly speaking it made me feel that every wound heals when given time.  Each day in some way or the other we are hurt emotionally  by others.  We are generally frustrated about it.  But it is essential to understand the fact that  time will heal the wound.  The theory is the same as that of physical wounds but I admit that some wounds leave a scar behind.  This is true in the case of both physical and mental wounds.  I still have the scars of my wounds on my knees when I kept falling during my childhood...sob...sob..but on a serious note we all need to have a positive outlook towards life and let the wounds heal.

Let's celebrate life!!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Are movies close to everyday life??

                              Good question to ponder upon.  Whatever is depicted in films is too far from reality.  There is a yawning gap between our lives and stories shown on the big screen.  Very rare have I found reality in movies.  The way people emote on the screen is no where near the real world.  Emotions such as love, fear, anger, happiness, sadness, depression appear to be very made up.
                               Just imagine yourself singing aloud for your loved one on the streets.  People will declare that you are mad!!! Dressing up like the heroines in some cases is a strict no no.  And then there are those dream sequences ( like any other girl I love them) , with a beautiful location and an enviable wardrobe. Fight scenes are over the top and unnatural. Imagine a guy taking drips suddenly gets up from his hospital bed , runs and fights like a lion!!!  Nowadays fights have become even more dramatic ( Singham!!).
                               But if movies are like are mundane and boring lives then where is the fun ?? The movie needs to be a typical masala type to be a block-buster.  Let me admit, it is all eye-candy!  The fights, romance or emotions though fake do entertain the show must go on.....