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A recipe for straight hair

Most of us love 'straight hair', they just look great. However they have to be silky and shiny at the same time, otherwise it will look just dull and dry.

I have a recipe for making hair straight.
1. Mix Mehandi and Haldi with some Gobar (cow dung)
2. Wash you hair with hot water
3. Apply the mix from top to down letting your hair be in total straight manner
4. Let it dry under Sun or fan (whichever is available) till its approximately 80% dry
5. Now wet your hair and slowly start washing it with water till your hair get clean
6. Let you hair dry under fan or at outside temperature (don't use electronic dryers)
7. Now, apply some good hair oil and comb you hair till they look beautiful straight hair

That's all :D

P.S. don't mind for using Gobar (cow dung) :D

"Going the Distance-"-my entry to the GetPublished contest

The Idea: This is narrator's own love story that starts in a fully residential school during his early Eleventh standard year. It turns ‘long distance relationship’ after two years as the narrator moves to Delhi to pursue higher studies. His beloved stays back in Guwahati to pursue Bachelors in Business Administration in a private management college. They keep in touch talking over from telephone booths initially, and later get themselves cell phones, which brings them together like never before, but also slowly parts them. They start doubting each other and having tussle over simple things like ‘not replying to a SMS’, ‘not responding to calls’, etc. This way ‘turbulence’ starts and never ends and ultimately kills the relationship. They patch up again, later, after 5 months of negotiations, but the wounds of the first break-up hadn't properly healed and ultimately led to a final parting with the narrator going almost mad and his lover resorting to Facebook friends to console h…

Movie Review: Life of Pi (2012)

Directed by Ang Lee and based on a bestselling novel of same name by Canadian author Yann Martel. This  is a must watch movie this Winter. I personally  believe that young audience will love it more.

Pi  the protagonist is an Indian guy, who survives a ship wreckage in which whole of his family was travelling along with many animals that the family depended upon as a source of livelihood while in India. As the the scope of keeping a Zoo, which the Pi family owns, diminishes the family plans to move to Canada after selling animals in North America. The family voyage meets misfortune, ship wrecks due to heavy turbulence on the sea. Everything turns mess. Pi negotiates with Ship crews to save the animals, but they do not.Pi, a Zebra, A Hyena and a tiger are on a Life boat, they float away from the wreckage. Meanwhile Hyena grows arrogant and kills the Zebra and Orangutan.

Only Pi and Tiger survive and pass many days together. Pi helps tiger to survive by occasionally catchi…

the Height of bribery :): an unusual experience.

My free e-dictionary Wordweb provides me meaning of 'bribery' in this way- "The practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage". And most of us are aware of this, but I believe many of us might have paid bribe for licit advantage also like getting a driving license done among others. Some might have not paid bribe directly to govt. servant, but to a middle man, who is often called an "agent". Agent is always a man who gives us paid-help, thus help can be purchased. :)
Now let me tell you an incident. I live in a hostel, which has total nine floors, but has very poor lifts (two). And I happen to occupy one room in the ninth floor. Many times I have to reach my room marching more than 120 on stairs at-least and sometimes also  have walk down. More than 120 stairs...lately I have counted that.
Well, as usual,yesterday, I stood near the lift. Pressed the "down arrow" button, which summons the lift from wherever i…

Travelling by BUS

Sometimes I feel having one's own vehicle to travel is far better than boarding crazily stuffed public buses. But we mass public cannot afford to have our own vehicle, thus "public transport" on the roads. I know using these buses is a best practice that human being can today adopt for the following reasons- save the fast depleting fossil fuels, helping environment, avoiding snail-ing traffic (if Car owners leave their cars behind ), and also save one's hard earned money.
But, why haven't been we able to make the so-called 'public transport'-a public friendly one-that has comfort to 'travel with ease' at least. I feel the only way to encourage or rather motivate more people in using the public transport is to make the transport system itself more comfortable. This will also attract people using cars and bikes consequently lessening the number of private vehicles in our roads which translates to less traffic and the ripple effect continues to reac…

I call it biblio-nostalgia, What about you?

Have you every had a chance to visit an old public library ? Most of you might have and surfed though the wooden rakes. You might have flipped pages of old classics like "Pride and Prejudice" and kept it back, due to some oldies fungus smell that might have transported you to the time when your grandfather read you stories. He might have been holding a old book that time having had a similar biblio-nostalgic smell.
The advent of e-books era has made us to rather prefer and afford so as to look fancy and more importantly to resemble as a IT-Savvy guy, more privileged than the generation that read only the paper printed books and also a pro-environment guy, who doesn't support cutting of trees to produce paper.
Have you sometimes visited Darya Ganj on Sundays? The Netaji Subash Marg  hosts used-books market every Sunday. Ah! You are lucky if you happen to buy the book you came intended. After looking hundreds of books you may suddenly stumble upon Joseph Konrad's &quo…

Just for a moment: Let's think of small change

Stop! think for a moment! Would you be reading this post, would there be no electricity. Can you imagine what would it be like without electricity. Can you imagine how far we have come with electricity. Now, imagine the whole lot of things that surround electricity. Its very vast, unthinkable and unimaginative.
we have always neglected what it seems to think for a moment and I believe that consciousness of a moment is all that is required to change something. However that 'consciousness' should be followed-up.
Recently, one of my friends showcased a video on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The video was all about "Saving Water"-how much we use water to wash our hand and flush our western toilets. He measured that  approximately 18 seconds is required to wash our hands (without using soap) and flushing needed staggering 18 litres if water at one full flush. OMG!!! this is very bad. He suggested to do half-flush, so that some water is conserved. In the same lines, the…