#SniffSniff Nivea Men Deoidorizer

Monday, June 15, 2015

In my last visit to Delhi, my car had gone for servicing so I decided to try Delhi's latest mode of transportation these days - The Metro Rail! As soon as I entered the metro station, I saw a blast of people running in different directions. I felt pretty lost considering Paris' metro stations are so empty relative to this. Anyway, with a scared expression, I entered the station and tried to look for the correct platform. As soon as you enter the metro, you feel a very peculiar smell, more like rotten something, being very dominant in the coach. I thought it might be from a particular person but whichever way you turn your head, it gets worse. Body odor - the biggest problem of traveling in Delhi's metro in scorching heat. Everyone drenched in their own sweat and I don't think anyone used an effective deodorant! By the time you reach your destination, the only thing you wanna do is go back home and take a bath in scented water in your bath tub! My sister travels in the buses and she says the problem is even worse there as everyone gets in the red AC bus and it gets suffocating due to excess number of people!

Blogadda also raised this issue in a comical video by Suresh menon and Jose Covaco (Link). They started a #sniffsniff activity related to this problem. I was one of the shortlisted bloggers who got products daily pertaining to #BanBodyOdour and had to guess the final products. I'm using my investigative skills to uncover the mystery of #SniffSniff at BlogAdda.

Day 1:

The package had a man's face with clothes clip on them. A very welcome note to describe the most prominent problem of our city's heat - Body Odour! If we don't find a solution to this problem soon, we might just have to use clothes clip on our noses for our survival!

Day 2:

I received a tiny jute bag today with coffee beans inside it. Coffee has been known to curb bad odours effectively but I think even holding this bag close to my nose won't suffice in Delhi's local transport. I guess after few minutes only, the beans will also smell like people BO! (yuck!). I can't spoil my precious coffee beans! But I'm guessing the final product might be a coffee flavoured deodorant!

Day 3:

I got my parcel a bit late today but it had the perfect solution - a mask! I can't stop people from spreading the disgusting smell but I can surely save myself from inhaling it. So I tried to get in a metro again that evening to go for a movie show. After about 3.278 seconds of entering the coach, my mask was lying several metres away from me as the crowd pushed me from all directions and a guy's hand just made it fly away! Phew!

Day 4:

I finally got a solution for the problem - Nivea Men introduced India's 1st Body Deodorizer. I tried it and just one application stops your body from producing odour throughout the day! I would gladly like to recommend it to everyone who uses the local public mode of transport. Please for my sake, just use it!

Black is Beautiful #WhatTheBlack

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Another day, another contest! This time it is #WhatTheBlack contest from Blogadda! And the funny part is, we still don't know who is sponsoring the same! Though, the sponsoring company does seem pretty much in lourve with black color! :D My money would be on a shampoo company! Ghane, mulayam kaale baal, khile khile matwale baal! :P

You guys must be thinking - why sudden outburst of contest related posts on this blog? Let us take one step back and remember the post, where I talk about my admission into one of the best MBA colleges in Europe. Now THAT renders me unemployed, impoverished and jobless at the same time! Hence, I am highly driven to participate in the contests in the hope of winning a nice iPad, as I, for sure, can not afford to buy one myself ! :(

So, coming back to the topic, #WhatTheBlack contest is about 5 black things that you desire and why! So here goes my list:

1) Black Gaddi: I have spent a large part of my life working and travelling in Gurgaon. And trust me on this, I haven't ever seen such a large congregation of black, exquisite, elegant mean machines in a such a small place! Whenever I am able to afford EMIs of these beauties, I am very sure I will definitely go for a black one! Yeah, and a driver too, it is really difficult to keep black cars in their factory finish shine!

2) Black watch: Just look at this watch and let me know if you don't feel like breaking your screen in the excitement to grab it!

3) Little black dress: I have no idea what that is! Its just that my wife keeps asking for it, so I think it really must be something important for beautiful people! :D

4) Black fountain pen: Yeah, I am one of those people who is in awe of fountain pens! It has been years that I went anywhere without my fountain pen. Every single day, I open online shopping websites and look at nice, costly pens, with gold plated tips and what not! Sigh! In my dreams I often see the scene from A Beautiful Mind, where everyone gifts Nash his/her own pen as a mark of respect for getting a Nobel!

5) Black Iron Man Suit: This desire is from fiction category on TV. I would love to own an iron man suit, and that too in black color! You bet, I will polish and shine it every single day, and protect it from getting scratches on Delhi roads! (by keeping it in my lab, I suppose) :D

So that's that! What are you upto? What would be your guess on who do you think is sponsoring this even focused on black colored objects?

This post is a part of #WhatTheBlack activity at BlogAdda.com