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Holi and Colors Significance

By Ramesh Chincholi

Flies can be extremely tenacious, irritating and dangerous foes. Flies thrive on filth and lay their eggs in garbage or compost which is then an abundant food source when the larvae emerge. Adult flies fly back and forth between food and filth and because flies cannot eat solid food, when an adult fly rests on your food it vomits on it to dissolve it and then sucks it up. This process spreads diseases that affect you and your family. The serious diseases flies foster include typhoid, diarrhea, cholera, anthrax, tuberculosis and conjunctivitis, etc. Luckily there are some simple home remedies to repel or eliminate these flies altogether. Here are some of the most effective for you to try today.


4 more handy tips for maintaining a potted edible garden. In today’s world, there is no need to emphasize on the importance of growing your own food. Adulteration and skyrocketing prices are enough to get you motivated. Contrary to popular belief, setting up a kitchen garden is much easier than you think! Here are a few handy tips to plant your own kitchen garden/ patch and nourish them into healthy veggies.


Handy tips for planting an edible garden In today’s world, there is no need to emphasize the importance of growing your own food. Adulteration and skyrocketing prices are enough to get you motivated! Contrary to popular belief, setting up a kitchen garden is much easier than you think! Here are a few handy tips to plant your own kitchen garden/ patch and nourish them into healthy veggies.


There's a million articles out there for the newbie gardener but this one is aimed at the avid gardeners out there who have a green thumb and a great garden to show for it! We've still got something to contribute, and these hacks will make your garden greener, more eco-friendly as well as make your gardening pursuits a wee bit easier! A little less effort for a lot more green!


The best things in life are free! Or in this case re-invented! Most furniture like dressers will start to look dated or damaged in a few years but surprisingly drawers from dresses, desks, old sewing machines, chest of drawers etc remain quite protected and in good condition. We've listed a bunch of creative ideas that reinvent old furniture drawers that would find their way to the landfill, but will not, once you see all their amazing re-incarnations and the truly endless possibilities! Try any one idea today and give "something old" a "something new" makeover!


Cockroaches are a common problem, they're not only unhygienic but the chemicals used to kill them also pollute our homes. A cockroach infestation at home is unsanitary and puts an embarrassing question mark on your cleanliness, not to mention all the expensive roach killers that do more damage than good! Use these DIY/natural methods to deal with the problem head on and spare yourself from exposure to noxious chemicals and the embarrassment too!


It's a nightmare when you realize you have a bedbug infestation, but lets be clear, an infestation has nothing to do with cleanliness. So don’t feel guilty! You can pick them up in even the finest hotels, and they can travel to the cleanest homes hitch hiking a ride on your luggage. If you are suffering from bed bug infestation, try these DIYs.


These are many room fresheners available on the market in the forms of sprays, scented candles, pot pourri etc., but synthetic fragrance often contain VOCs (Volatile Organic compounds) that are harmful to your health. Also, plug in mosquito repellents are essentially a pesticide type called pyrethoid and contain the chemical allethrin with an added synthetic fragrance, both are harmful in large doses. Natural options like essential oils are a green alternative to chemical room fresheners and bug repellents and can be as effective when used correctly while sparing you and your family an unnecessary dose of noxious chemicals. While large scale, established bug infestations will definitely need the attention of a pest control professional and are best addressed as soon as possible, handle the everyday nuisance of pests like mosquitoes, moths and flies with these DIY alternatives at home, for a naturally sweeter smelling, fresh home.


We Indians have been celebrating Holi for centuries. Holi symbolizes the victory of good over evil, which is why holi is celebrated during the passing of winter. The word Holi is derived from the word ‘Hola’ which means offering prayers to the almighty and thanking him for the Harvest of the year. It basically teaches us that good will always triumph over Evil.