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Antimacassar

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What is that you notice in the above photograph?

Of course, you realised that it’s a live TV programme and so many TV Mikes in front of the person…This person must be a VIP on that occasion and people at large must be eagerly waiting to listen to every sentence he is going to speak.

Apart from the person and various TV channel mikes, what else did you notice?

Did you ever hear the word-Antimacassar?

It’s a piece of cloth put over the back of a chair to protect it from grease and dirt or as an ornament.

By now you have noticed the light brownish turkey towel covering part of the chair, being used by this person.

Yes my friend, This is the saga of, ‘Towel on the chair back’

How commonly it is used?

  • I am aware of this kind of cloth pieces being used on the airline chairs.
  • I have also noticed the same in the corporate functions or inaugurations where guest chairs are covered with a clean towel.
  • Other than this, I come across such practices in politicians and bureaucrat offices in India regularly.

In India the reasons given are many

I don’t know of any protocol existing in India about the usage of turkey towel on the chairs.

✔India is a hot country😎😃

The Back of the person sweats heavily and the sweat gets absorbed in the chair upholstery and the backrest side and gradually it starts smelling and stinking. Placing a towel absorbs sweat and the towel can easily be washed regularly.

✔Some say it’s the legacy, left by the British Raj.

✔Some say the towel is a symbol of power.

✔Strangely these towels are never used to wipe your face or hands! I don’t know the reason.

✔Simply put, the practice is prevalent because either the chairs are dirty or the towels can at least hide the stains.

Whether this habit is popular in other countries…I don’t know.

Are you aware of ‘Towel Day’?

Yes, my friend. There is one such day celebrated on May 25 every year, another 3 days to go. Acknowledge the importance of the towel.

Which is correct?

“I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me”   Nick Miller

Take home message

Don’t panic and carry a towel!

(Tribute to Douglas Adams)

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of THE RAGTAG DAILY PROMPT- Antimacassar photo challenge

Thursday Thoughts

“Motherhood is the great mesh in which all human relations are entangled, in which lurk our most elemental assumptions about love and power”  Adrienne Rich

I am unable to follow this quote.

Is this good or bad?

Can Love and Power go together?

Ours is an entangled life?

Somebody controlling somebody?

What are your thoughts on Adrienne Rich’s quote?

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Wednesday Wisdom

“Feminine energy is powerful and mysterious.It attracts things to it, without the use of force.Use your powers for good”. Unknown

Good morning my friends.

Have a great day!

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Take care my friends

Thank you

Namaste 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Philosophy Through Photography

Image credits- cottonbro- Pexels

What is Money ?

What is money ?

You are not rich until you have things money can’t buy.

It’s a piece of paper that draws the illusion of all mankind.

It can only buy a house-but not home.

It can buy a bed-but not sleep.

It can buy a clock-but not time,

It can buy you a book-but not knowledge.

It can buy you a position-but not respect.

It can buy you a medicine but not health.

It can buy you a blood-but not life.

It can buy,lust,and power-but not love.

It can buy influence-but not truth.

I can go on and on…….

So you see,money is not everything.

It does not buy you happiness,

It often causes pain and suffering……

I tell you all this because I am your friend,and as your friend,I want to take away your pain and suffering….

So send me all your money, and I will suffer for you

Thank you.

Philosophy Through Photography

 

Credits-TOI,pixabay,net

 

 

World Cancer day 4 th Feb

 

World cancer day

There is ‘CAN‘ in cancer,because we CAN beat it

World cancer day is a day we should remember,It’s a day for taking action !

Cancer is a word.Not a sentence

John Diamond

This day is celebrated as World Cancer day,where in, the world becomes one,united to fight cancer epidemic.

This day is a reminder and an attempt to bring an awareness of cancer,in terms of prevention,detection and treatment.

If you come across a person with cancer,make your self available, listen to the person,make the person cheer, with all your might.

We can talk to them with constant encouraging words.

“At any given moment you have the power to say, this is NOT how the story is going to end” unknown

What are the early warning signs of cancer ,you should not ignore ? (Irish cancer society)

  1. New lumps or growths on your skin.
  2. A sore or bruise that does not heal.
  3. A mole that changes in shape, size or colour or bleeds in unusual circumstances.
  4. An ongoing cough or hoarseness that last longer than three weeks.
  5. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
  6. A change in bowel or bladder habits for no good reason.
  7. Shortness of breath.
  8. Loss of appetite.
  9. Unexplained weight loss or tiredness.
  10. Blood anywhere it normally should not be – in urine, bowel motions, or from spitting.

Finally

“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death” unknown

Thank you
Philosophy Through Photography

Credits pixabay,everydayhealth.com,Irish cancer society,bestslogans

Before you plug in a multiple socket, know how much power an outlet can pocket.!!!

Multitasking

Many people boast about their ability in Multitasking and even telling that, this is their single biggest achievement in their lives.

What is multitasking?

Well, initially it started as an ability of computer to do assigned jobs simultaneously,thus saving lot of time.

However the idea slowly creeped into the Human brains.

Also we are all aware that human brain thinks very high of itself all the time !!! Here is the example quoted humorously.

With age comes skills, it’s called multitasking. I can laugh,cough,sneeze & pee, all at the same time.

Joke apart,let me give you,  some day to day examples.

  • Talking over phone while cooking ( as Debra does in Everybody loves Raymond TV serials)
  • Driving the vehicle during a phone conversation.
  • Getting down the stairs,while talking over the phone.
  • Sending e-mails during a servious discussion.
  • Answering a phone call while attending a customer.I can go on and on.

“To do two things at a time is to do neither”  –  Pubillous Syrus in I st century BC

Multi tasking

Draining the brain reserves for nothing.

If you Carefully look In the above photo,you can notice the gentleman is doing multiple things at the same time.

1. Enjoying the songs through headphone.

2. Something kept in his mouth,I am not sure may be a red candy or a plastic card.

3. And he is also checking the currency notes in the purse.

“The irony of multitasking is that it’s exhausting: when you’re doing two or three things simultaneously, you use more energy than the sum of energy required to do each task independently. You’re also cheating yourself because your’re not doing anything excellently. You’re compromising your virtuosity. In the words of T. S. Elliot, you’re ‘distracted from distractions by distractions”.Twyla Tharp

The truth of multitasking well said by Heidi Klum

“I’m quite good at multitasking, but I have to do things immediately”

finally….. Remember  Multitasking is injurious to the brain-scientifically proved.

Thank you so much for your patience and taking your time to reach this point.

Pixabay,bestslogans.com

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