Posted on April 7, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |


Smell is a wonderful sensory experience when the brain registers something positive and at the time, smell can also bring experiences that are truly nasty. It is stated by scientists that it is the ability of our noses that makes our brains tick in the right direction.

It is a common feeling for many of us to associate the smell or the odour of sweat with manliness or something macho whereas in reality it is something that is in many ways an indicator of not being clean.

As a teacher the combination of sweat and cheap deodorants in the summer months makes my job of supervising in the examination time extremely difficult. There is some kind of suffocation and the build up of histamines triggers sneezes.

There have been times in the past when travelling by the bus in the cold months with all the window glass panes firmly shut made for a really nasty experience. The gases from food coupled with the smoke of cigarettes made life difficult.

I have come across colleagues who apply large coats of talcum powders and wear perfumes that really become a cause of trouble for the noses of many. All this trouble can be avoided by having a proper bath, preferably with some warm water. Then there are others who apply smelly oils on their heads and bodies everyday but use no soap and the hot and humid weather takes care of the rest to spread the odour. These practices make certain people the carriers of some kind of biological weapons known to mankind.

Greek mythology has many tales where people were cursed to suffer the ignominy of stench emanating from their bodies causing a great deal of discomfort to others. Certainly, we are continuing to spread stench even as there is no curse from the likes of Aphrodite.

So much for the stench and the odour from people and their bodies, that can be washed away by having a good bath. Hot water bath not only cleanses the body but also has a refreshing effect especially after a hard day at work.But no matter what the brand of the water heater is, there is no solution to the smelly brains of certain people. Such people are afflicted with things like jealousy and envy and spare no effort in undermining others.

I have a simple solution for such people-I avoid them and this makes them fume with anger but at least I am not bothered.

Students of Economics are aware of the issue of Sovereign Debt or Public debt, which in simple terms refers to the loans or the debt incurred by the public authorities. Public debt, per se is not harmful but when the debt is used for unproductive purposes or for the personal upliftment of few people, it becomes ‘Odious debt’. Since it is the election season, the citizens of the country have to come forward to vote out the leaders who are in the habit of causing this kind of a stench.

This is my entry as part of the contest put up by with support from Racold who have been associated with the manufacturing of excellent waters for quite a while. More details are available at The keyword or the tag for the contest is #WhatsThatSmellBoss on twitter

Further information about the products of Racold can be had at the now ubiquitous presence on facebook

Inspiration for the blog can be derived from the following video on youtube





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You have researched quite a bit for this article. All the best for the contest!


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