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Travel Beyond Horizon

Confined to the room eight by eight, I was lying in my bed pale and fragile. My freedom was snatched away by the expert doctor whose prescription included a week fixed in an isolated place. Pretty boring it was for a high-spirited person to freeze in a tiny square! My ambitions to travel in summer vacation were snubbed by seasonal flu.
I was waiting for the dull week to pass. And that was not too far.
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Seventh-day got me excited for the remaining holidays. Feeling energetic, I was ready and raring to go.

“Here’s a parcel for you!” My brother came running in.

With my name written in bold letters, the parcel was bigger than I had ever received. “Who could have sent this?”
Murmuring to myself, I opened the parcel with curiosity. A typed letter and a few smaller packets popped up. The letter read,” This is in response to your application no. XCZR 768095 dated May 12, 2016. You are one of the few luckiest people shortlisted by NASA to space travel for predetermined days. Now read it once again in bold;)”
Next, I was sitting in a spacecraft with twenty odd passengers. More than introducing ourselves, we were busy figuring out the criteria of selection by NASA. As the spacecraft waved goodbye to our planet Earth, the gravity pull was horribly reduced. Those without belts were flying in the cabin like birds with little control over their movements. Realising that we were in space, boundless excitement and confusion gripped us. But that was something we had been dying to experience.

Once recovered my calmness, I tried to check how space looked from space. I could see millions of stars, point stars, some of them having colours. Galaxies, yes, I noticed many galaxies but it was not possible to spot constellations. The miraculous visit to space was at the top of my Bucket List and it truly was an enriching experience.

“Sis!”
My brother was waking me up. To my astonishment, it was all dream. I was on earth and still not qualified by NASA for space travel! TV screen was displaying the last scene of ‘Interstellar‘.

#SayYesToTheWorld #TheBlindList

I’ve written this post for the #Lufthansa in association with IndiBlogger.

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Cutting Water to Save Tomorrow- A Livpure Initiative

Water..
Precious life essential,
Flourishes living creatures.

Water…
Without which,
We can’t imagine to take next breath.

Water….
Every drop blesses,
Every drop counts.

Look back at our golden past..

As a child I never felt the need to save water as there was plenty. It is one of ‘a few of my favorite things’ I miss in my grown-up days. We used to play, bathe, sprinkle and nobody knew the meaning of scarcity of water! Blessed childhood.

Today’s Scenario..

Open tap and chances of getting water are 50-50!

Open newspaper and find innumerable accounts of water shortage.

Authorities find it difficult to fulfill the water requirement of the people.

There are restrictions on the usage of water.

Tap water is not supposed to be consumed. It can be contaminated!

Water filters have become an essential.
Summer days are the worst because of water shortage.

Potable water comes at a price.

Can you imagine, our Coca Cola includes treated rainwater!!

Water demand is projected to increase by 55% in the next 20 years. Food demand will be up by 69% by 2035. But fresh water resources are draining at a much faster rate!

Worried? Yes, you must be.

Open your eyes to the dark future..

Think..
Can you exist without water?
The answer is simply NO.
Three fourth of our body is made up of water and it can’t function without it.

If the global fresh water crisis continues like this, there is no future!!

There are many predictions of bleak future without water.

It’s time to be responsible.
Think of the numerous ways you can save water.
-Use bucket instead of shower for bathing.
– Get all faucets, pipes and toilets checked for leaks.
-Turn off water when you’re brushing your teeth.
– Fully load your washing machine to reduce water usage
– Instead of a hose pipe, use bucket and mug to clean your car.
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There are so many!
One such initiative is #CuttingPaani by Livpure.

CuttingPaani is about using only the amount of water we require. In our homes or work places, we serve glasses full of water. This water is clean drinking water. We take a sip or two and the rest of the water goes in drain.
Unknowingly, we waste a lot of water!

Let’s pledge to adopt #CuttingPaani as life mantra to conserve water.

“Paani Bachao, Cutting Mangao”

Sign the petition, which will be submitted to restaurant owners and concerned government authorities to take appropriate measures for the implementation of #CuttingPaani.

https://www.change.org/p/cuttingpaani