Alum generally known as “phitkari” is one of the most commonly used chemical compound found in households. In general alum is known for its ability for purification of water or most of us know its use for after shave treatment but it has more magical powers then we know of. Since the ancient times Alum (Phitkari) has some wonderful and amazing uses do wonders with skin, face and it is also used for health purposes. It is also cheap and easily available in the market, we have list down five amazing uses of Alum.


1. Skin Tightening

Alum is one effective product for loose skin which is a big problem in the elderly age. Use of Alum (Phitkari) helps in skin tightening and also makes the skin more shiners. Application of a paste containing alum with rose water can produce amazing results.

2. Hair removal

Alum is also useful hair removal from the ancient times woman have used alum for removing unwanted facial hairs. You can remove hair by Appling Mix ½ tsp of phitkari with 1 tsp of rose water and apply it on the part where you want to remove hair. If you feel the paste is dried, sprinkle some rose water. Leave it for half an hour and wash with water. You can also use this process after threading and waxing as well.

3. Dark Underarms

Use of different hair removal a product generally affect the underarm skin and turns it dark. Using a paste of phitkari with rose water (weekly) on the affected area can bring back your white underarm.

4. Acne and Pimples

Girls consider having acne or small pimple on the face a worst nightmare, but worry not (phitkari) is a great agent that can fight acne and pimple. All you had to do is to mix water with alum and apply the paste on the affected area, leave it for 20 minutes and wash it. if you have a sensitive skin type and feel burning after application wash your face as soon as possible.

5. Use as Deodorant

Yes alum can also be used as deodorant. Alum has antibacterial and antiseptic properties can used as a deodorant. Just put some water on the block and use it. try use it on alternate days instead of daily.

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One of the world most popular messaging service WhatsApp now owned by Facebook Inc, experienced a major global outage on Wednesday that lasted for more than a few hours before being resolved.

According to Reuters WhatsApp was down in Canada, the United States and Brazil. All sort of users was affected who use the service on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system, Alphabet Inc’s Android and Microsoft Corp’s Windows mobile OS.

The company said “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience,” WhatsApp said in an email late Wednesday afternoon.

WhatsApp was down for about two and a half hours. Many users switched to rival system Telegram, which has picked up millions of customers. WhatsApp’s is used by more than 1.2 billion people around the world and is a key tool for communications and commerce in many countries.

Many took to Twitter to ask if others were facing connectivity issues as well:

Stay tuned for more updates!

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As the summer is starting to heat up and the scorching sun is shining bright up on our heads. Sometimes it gets impossible to keep our self refreshed even till the daybreak. Our energy goes down and so does our mood. With our flushed down selves, we all have to face some situations where either we are meeting people for a cup of tea or we just ask for it. As we have the mind set that only tea can bring us back the energy. To Cool you down this summer Zalima, we have tried to come up with six interesting and common situations where you can swap your “Garmi May Mazeed Garm Chai” with something more refreshing for much better results.

1. Rishta Meeting

Rishta meetings can get apprehensive. At some point, all the girls have gone through that stomach churning feeling where the heart pumps at 500 heartbeats/ minute and you don’t know what to do or say. The girl is usually suppose to walk in with tea and have absolutely no clue of the other person’s taste preference. There is quite a lot at stake with the taste of that one cup of tea.


So it will be a better idea to play safe Zalima. Something “Thanda” and freshening can turn the tables, or else one tiny mistake can make your mom go like.


2. Client say meeting

Meeting your client requires skills, and skills of all sorts. Sometimes corporate meetings can also get heated up and if you are meeting your client in the second half on tea, plus you know your client is a real pain. Well in the hot weather thinks can get tricky.

With “Garma Garmi Everywhere” you might want to do something like this to him.


BUT wait obviously!

You can’t do that, better of calming the situation, not with that cup of tea but with a chilled alternate solution.

3. University kay café wali meeting

Oh yes! Imagine in the middle of summer semester, when everything feels like “Tandoor“. She is waiting for you in university cafe and then all you do is to arrive and ask for tea.

Well if you are dumb enough to further boil the situation, your relationship is not going anywhere.


So in case if you really want your “khuwabon ki shahzadi”, then Zalima leave the chai and get her something reviving to bring the boiler back into her human self.

4. Office say wapisi par baygum say meeting

One of the most important meetings of them all. When the husband comes home after a long tiring day, this is the time when he wants to sit with his lovely Baygum and relax.

And on the other hand

The wife must be waiting for him to come home, so she can bombard him about all the boring household chores and situations she went through the whole day.


A better call out than “Sana Chai Lay Aoooo” can be “Sana ak thandi Coke Lay Aoooo“.

5. Doston ki meeting

Either you are going out with your friends somewhere or inviting them over. Usually chai is there to full fill your need of caffeine. In the hot weather try energized coke for a lasting bond with the same fulfillment.

And the results can be


6. Future girlfriend kay sath first meeting

This is the time when you want to swipe the girl off her feet. You want to look cool, hip and not some old school guy who likes tea with his yellow teeth smile. My friend! our all time trusted coke can get you there. Just like this guy Zalima!!!

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