7 Benefits of Cold Showers That Will (Definitely) Blow Your Mind

29 June 2017

Have you ever, by an unfortunate mishap, stepped under a shower blasting ice-cold water? You cuss, (after an ear-blasting shriek passes, that is), sprint out, and cuss more! But next time this happens, don’t fight it; instead, embrace the cold.

Allow a chance to these 7 surprising benefits of cold showers.


  1. Cold showers build strong willpower

Doing something you are so resistant to, every single day, right when you wake up, takes a lot of mental strength. And overtime, this mental strength and discipline will become an automated habit that echoes into every area of your life.


  1. Cold showers improve emotional resilience

The first time you step in that cold shower, you won’t be able to think straight, let alone breathe. Don’t lose hope, though! Cold showers help by training your nervous system to be more resilient to stress. Do you get flustered, anxious or pissed off easily? Worry not; this may be a thing of the past!


  1. Cold showers increase mood and alertness

When cold water pours over your body, your breathing deepens in response to the shock of the cold (this is your body trying to keep you warm by increasing overall oxygen intake). Your heart rate will also increase, resulting in a rush of blood through your body that will help you get energised for the day.


  1. Cold showers burn fat

There are two kinds of fat in your body: white fat and brown fat. White fat, the bad guy, is the body fat we all know and struggle to get rid of. Brown fat is the good guy you might have never even heard of, and its function is to generate heat to keep your body warm. When you take a cold shower, brown fat is activated, resulting in an increase in energy and calories burned to keep your body warm. Studies have found that exposure to cold temperatures increased the metabolic rate of brown fat by fifteen fold, which could help a person drop nine pounds in a year, if sustained.


  1. Cold showers strengthen immunity and circulation

The increase of the metabolic rate activates your immune system, which releases virus-fighting white blood cells that will help you get sick less frequently. Cold showers also increase your overall blood circulation, which can help you avoid hypertension and the hardening of arteries.


  1. Cold showers relieve depression

The mild electroshock delivered to the brain by the cold shower sends an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which could result in an anti-depressive effect.


  1. Cold showers put you to sleep

Ironically, while cold showers wake you up in the AM, cold therapy is one of the best ways to get an incredible night’s sleep.



No one else is going to push you into that shower (unless someone at home has a wicked sense of humour!). You just have to take the plunge. And every time you do it, it will get easier. If you want to be the best version of yourself, you have to step outside your comfort zone. But whatever you do, don’t be too serious about it and have fun. If it’s stressing you out, then it’s not worth it.

Let us know if you took the plunge, and how it went, in the comments below!


Psst! You can start your shower off hot, and enjoy it. But for the last 3 minutes it must be cold! As cold as it goes!

Mirror Cabinet

Why a mirror cabinet is a must?

20th May 2017

Bathrooms have transformed from being a mere utility to a luxury statement. They assume equal importance while redesigning or refurbishing the residential or commercial space. Although, tiles and fittings are the essentialities, a mirror cabinet enhances the beauty and utility of the bathroom space.

Usually some time is spent on the design of the tiles, the color, tile layout, the type of faucets and showers, etc. While tiles and fittings are probably the most crucial aspect of renovation, an often overlooked but equally useful item in a bathroom is the mirror cabinet. A cabinet ceases to be a look-spoiler if utilized and placed in the right way.

A mirror cabinet is usually located above the bathroom basin. A handy unit, it can act as a storage cabinet for a variety of items. Bathroom utilities and toiletries like shampoos, toothbrushes & paste, hand wash, body shower gels, etc. can easily fit into a cabinet, thereby freeing some space in the powder/dressing table. Moreover, it can also be used to store tissues or extra towels for guests. This is useful in keeping the bathrooms clutter-free, especially if the basin tops are quite small. The mirror cabinet can further be used as a multi-functionality space by storing medicines. This is strategic in keeping harmful medicines out of the reach of children.

The mirror cabinet can also be used as a vanity area. In a house full of guests, the cabinet can act as an extra mirror for the ladies and the gentlemen. A cabinet with a mirror is also a useful item when available space in the bedroom for a mirror or dressing table is less. This is mostly the case with all the new residential apartments. Less space means less area for a wardrobe and bed combined. A cabinet with a mirror would be blessing in disguise for such owners.

This type of unit looks compact and has many advantages. It helps in keeping the bathroom immaculately cleaned and combed giving the appearance of a large space and a groomed owner. On the same note, these cabinets come in a variety of shapes and sizes. AK Danum, the largest provider of bathroom accessories, has a wide range of such cabinets in stainless steel for multiple kinds of uses. A mirror cabinet is not a would-like-to-have but a must-have utility of every bathroom.

Chennai Floods

5 Things We Learned From Chennai Floods

17 Dec 2015

Ironically, as country leaders and influencers debated over the climate change policy at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Chennai reeled under the worst rains in 104 years. What began as relief from future drought, having seen less rainfall in 2015, terminated into flooding. As India watched and debated, life in Chennai came to an abrupt halt. As the city resurrected itself, the floods doled out lessons not only for the lawmakers but also the citizens. Here are some of the take-aways, for the citizens of India, from the Chennai floods.


Only man can help man! People in Chennai showed compassion towards each other. Humans of Mumbai, another city that has not only experienced floods but also terrorist attacks, present a very good example about being compassionate. It is important that we help others around us in every way possible. No good deed is big or small.

Disaster Management

People living in areas frequented by disasters and calamities should self-educate themselves and prepare for them. Keeping valuables safe, implementing a disaster management program in societies or communities, etc. are a few things that people should be cognizant of. Disaster management response could be collective effort by citizens, corporate and Government. Citizens should be aware of self-protection techniques for themselves and their valuables and sanitation and hygiene. The Chennai floods brought people to their knees with an unaccountable loss of property, valuables and lives.


Citizens should be educated and aware of disaster management programs, garbage disposal systems, disaster response programs, etc. For example, some of the residential hotspots in Chennai are flood-prone areas. Rising prices and demands have compelled citizens and developers to overlook basic aspects of infrastructure development. People should refrain from buying property on such land. Basically, people need to be extremely aware in order to take careful decisions.


Mother Nature's wrath can be hard to believe. Natural disasters are often a culmination of man's ways of living. We should pledge to adapt environmental friendly behavior. A simple self-promise of not using plastic can go a long way. It is important to remember that prevention is better than cure.

Time is Money

There is no time to waste in order to take action and prepare for the mounting impacts of climate change. These natural disasters should be an eye-opener for the people, the strategists and leaders all over the globe. The Chennai floods present a lesson in climate adaptation and its implications. After all, life's best lessons seemed to be learnt at the worst times.


3 Essential Factors to Consider while Designing your Bathroom

17th Dec 2015

Bathrooms have now become a place for relaxation and refuge. Gone are the days when people used settle for standard bathroom designs. Now, the designing of bathrooms has become as essential as that of a living room. Some of the thoughts that immediately come to our mind while designing a bathroom is how it will look, what kind of tiles it should have and also the kind of accessories we should get. But along with these factors there are 3 factors that cannot be ignored. Let us explore these factors and that are Lighting, Ventilation and Plumbing.

Lighting is essential for Design and Utility

Lighting is an essential part of your bathroom. It can also control the mood of your bathroom. You might want a dim soothing light while you are relaxing in the bathtub. Even designers will suggest you to go for a white light as it will help you to recognise skin tones accurately. One can also use dimmers or low voltage halogens. LED lights are very much in vogue. Low in electricity costs & ideal for soft lighting, back lighting,and the same fixture can even give different coloursbasically; the lighting in your bathroom should complement its design and should enhance its utility.

Right Bathroom Ventilation keeps you Healthy

Without right ventilation your bathroom can become a home for bacteria and various insects. Moisture and damp air can really affect your health and spread infections. Hence, while designing your bathroom, make sure that there is a good size l window for fresh air and a separate section for the exhaust fan. There are many new style and brands available in fans to complement your design and also you can use branded frames for windows to make them look elegant. While designing a bathroom one should treat ventilation as a priority.

Efficient Plumbing is a must for Efficient Bathroom

Efficient plumbing can result in minimum maintenance of the bathroom. It can also help in saving water if done properly. A very commonly found habit amongst people is that they leave these technicalities on the interior designer or the contractor. But they tend to forget that efficient plumbing and using high-efficiency plumbing fixtures will not only amplify the utility of your bathroom but also keep it beautiful and leakage free. So, if you put your conscious efforts into it, its outcome will be much more beneficial. AK DANUM with its 4 decades of experience believes that if you get the above 3 factors right, your Bathroom will be a beautiful part of your home.



Why our Bathrooms should be more Sensitive

10 Nov 2015

Do you remember Amir Khan's Satyamev Jayate's episode on people with disabilities? If you don't you should definitely pay a visit to it on their official website. This particular episode narrated how we as a society are not sensitive enough towards people with disabilities. This programme highlighted school and collage buildings, public transport and stations and government or private offices and how these are not at all disabled friendly or even convenient of elderly people. We have an addition to make here and that is of Bathrooms. Our Bathrooms whether they are in a hostel or a hotel, at a station, at a lodge or even at a home have to be sensitive enough to be useful to disabled as well as elderly people.

It's time to give them full consideration

We have recently celebrated the World Disability Day where we all spoke about their achievements and their struggle and applauded their efforts. But have we cared about making them truly independent. According to the United Nations, India's 7 to 10% of population suffers with some kind of disability. This figure comes to around 70 million people. Yet we do not give them full consideration. At any public or private place it is hard to find bathrooms and toilets that are disabled friendly and are in condition to be used by disabled people. It’s time we give them full consideration and start provide special services for them.

It's simple, easy and definitely doable

If you are wondering what will make a bathroom or washroom more sensitive towards disabled and elderly people, you can reflect on the problems they face. Skidding due to wet floors, difficultly in sitting and getting up or there is nothing to hold till they get to bathing area. All these can be easily addressed. One can surely keep the bathroom dry by using shower enclosures or even wiping off the water immediately after use. Secondly, installing grab bars or folding bars wherever necessary will definitely solve the remaining problems. See, isn’t it easy? We as a society can definitely help our 'specially abled' citizens as well as our elderly citizens to live life confidently, independently with full of self-respect. More sensitive bathrooms can definitely help them live that life! To know more about disabled friendly bathroom accessories contact AK DANUM.



7 Smart tips to Save Water

24 Sept 2015

Nothing is more uncertain than a monsoon in India over the last few years. As we know, water cuts and empty dams are making all of us vulnerable to finally buy water. As our cities are growing with their infrastructure as well as population we'll need more water in coming years. So, it's high time we start saving water pro-actively. For a better future, let's be smart and take up every opportunity to save it like a fortune. Instead of going apprehensive about the shortage of water, let's get started to save it.

Here are 7 tips to save water

  • 1. Start saving water as you begin your day. Make sure the tap is off when you brush your teeth or shave your hard stubble

  • 2. Let's not shower ourselves like a giant. Let's ensure that we take a clean yet shorter bath to be able to take it every day.

  • 3. We can save a lot of water with the smart use of washing machines and dish washers on full loads.

  • 4. Let's keep our vehicles clean with a bucket of water. And, let's not allow a hosepipe to spill water on the floor when it's not cleaning our car.

  • 5. Our garden in the backyard will look greener when we water it early morning and in the evening. Watering them in thirsty afternoons will go in vain as the Sun exhausts most of it.

  • 6. Let's not get tired of doing the dishes. Rely more on your hands; they'll make it clean with less detergent and water.

  • 7. Make sure your child is aware of water scarcity. Painting a picture together is more fun than playing Holiwith water.

As they say, that little drops make the mighty ocean. Making small changes in our habits might just be enough to face any problem in the world!
Save Water, Save Life!



Luxurious Bathrooms: The New Status Symbol!

12 Sept 2015

You may have heard the news last year that Saudi's king gifted his daughter an entire toilet made out of gold on her wedding. Isn't this unique? Have you ever thought of gifting a luxurious bathroom to someone, even to yourself? If you find this idea odd, then you haven't checked upon the latest trends that suggest that a crystal clean lavish bathroom has become the new status symbol!

Easy availability of International brands, the rising spending power of the Indian middle class and the changing nature of socializing has definitely spurred random trends. One of them is having a luxurious bathroom!

When it comes to making a modern bathroom some extra expenditure and some smart decision are expected. People are ready to spend big bucks for a luxury bath depending upon the sophistication, size, material and type of technology which are being used.

While decorating a home is time consuming activity and for most of the people it is an investment of at least 10 to 15 years. Gone are the days when designing bathrooms was considered insignificant. As now you can easily find people in India spending almost equal money on their bathrooms like other rooms in the house to create ambience according to their taste and preference. The following reasons may highlight on why bathrooms have become a status symbol.

  • 1. A startling bathroom creates a huge impression on your guests and it definitely builds up your sophisticated image.

  • 2. Making it luxurious becomes necessary to match it to the standard of your home décor.

  • 3. Bathrooms have equal importance to maintain hygiene and health of a home as that of a kitchen. Hence, it has become one of the most considered rooms.

  • 4. A bathroom with all the branded fittings that are less on maintenance and high on utility definitely uplifts your standard of living.

  • 5. Using a bathroom is our necessity and so an average person spends around three years of his life to recharge and excite the senses. So why not make it luxurious?



5 Tips to Take Care of Your Bathroom Fittings

28 August 2015

The mirrors get foggy, shower enclosures develop stains and the faucets & accessories become dull. Bathroom accessories prove to be the handiest equipments, but if they are not properly maintained, they lose their effectiveness and sheen. Let's take a look at some simple tips to take care of your bathroom fittings.

Clean them Regularly
Most people do cultivate a habit of sweeping the floor after a bath, but accessories like shower enclosures also take a toll. Water sprinkled on shower enclosures, mirrors and other glass accessories develops stains on them which can become permanent. The easiest way is to just clean them with a rubber blade mop after every bath. This also helps in keeping the glass surfaces shiny and hence, maintaining the look of your bathroom.

Protect Steel Accessories
The important precaution to be taken about the Crome Plated accessories is to keep them dry. Though the C.P. finish resists stain for a long time, it might ultimately give in to constant contact with water. It is also impossible to wipe it every day, but the easiest solution is to take turns in the family. Another option is to at least carry out a thorough cleaning weekly.

Use Exhaust Fans
Moisture is the direct enemy of the quality of your accessories. As mentioned, the steel can corrode and even the glass gets foggy. The solution we usually implement is to keep the bathroom doors open after a shower. But that doesn't solve the problem entirely. Exhaust fans make your bathroom dry and hygienic. They also come with the added advantage of clearing off odour.

Use Quality Fixtures
The fixtures we use in bathrooms - faucets, shower drains, floor drains, showers - should be of uncompromised quality. Once the smooth functioning of these fittings is ensured, problems like clogging, odour and moisture are automatically restrained.

Carry Out Disinfection Routines
Bathrooms can quickly become the breeding ground for microorganisms. It is essential that you carry out complete cleaning, sanitisation or disinfecting periodically. This makes the bathroom germ-free and hence keeps the surfaces hygienic. Accessories remain safe to touch and use and do not lose their sheen easily.


Dry Bathroom: Hygiene, Health and Safety

12 August 2015

The first word associated with a bathroom is water. So imagining a constantly dry bathroom is quite difficult. But apart from the heavy use hours in the morning, a wet bathroom is a dangerous prospect. When we look at the advantages of a dry bathroom, we should first know how a wet bathroom is hazardous. A few points to note are:

  • The floors become slipperyand skiddy

  • Constant odour rises from the bathroom

  • There's excessive wastage of water

  • The fittings get stained with time

Based on these drawbacks, the advantages of a dry bathroom are evident.
Let's see them in detail:

Safe - For every member of the family
The elderly in the house use the bathroom almost all day. It is risky for them if the bathroom is wet most of the time. They might skid and hurt themselves. The same happens in case of children. In their playful moods and movements in a hurry, they might slip off the floor. To ensure that your family members do not slip or skid on wet surfaces, dry bathrooms are a must. This also means that they can use it any time and as frequently as required.
Hygienic - Ensuring Safety of Health
Wet bathrooms are breeding ground for harmful microorganisms. It becomes doubly dangerous to use such bathrooms – they stain the floors, fixtures and they affect health adversely. Dry bathrooms don’t allow the growth of such microorganisms. Apart from the cleaning routines, this is an easy to follow measure. Dry bathrooms also mean less sticky surfaces and less bad odour.

Preventing Stains - Of Tiles, Of Fixtures
You will often notice that bathroom tiles gather a brown colour with time. These are stains caused due to water and also due to different bacteria. The obvious reason for this is accumulation of water. Dry bathrooms prevent such staining and also lock the erosion of tiles and fixtures. This naturally increases their life.

Saving Water - The All Important Advantage
Constantly dripping taps and poor draining system make water accumulate in the bathroom. This is unnecessary waste of water which can be prevented with better fixtures and a consistently dry bathroom. This also contributes in conservation of water for utilisation for other purposes. In other words, if you look to conserve water, you can keep your bathrooms dry.

AK DANUM, with products like shower enclosures, shower and floor drains and sensor taps, help you keep bathrooms dry. Innovative products and sophisticated techniques help the in achieving all the benefits of a dry bathroom.



How Mizzle fits in Bathrooms of any size!

24 July 2015

Mr. Mehta was fed up of his wet bathroom. He was concerned about his children and his old parents who may get injured due to the constantly wet floors. But he was not able to solve this problem for two reasons. First he was under a misconception that his bathroom is too small and second, he thought it will take a lot of efforts to keep the bathroom dry.

Just like Mr.Mehta, many of you must have ignored the problem of wet bathrooms. Also, you must have refrained from installing accessories and fixtures that can improve your daily life. If there is any time to move on from the misconceptions, it is right now!

Right Products, Desired Results
One of the most important products that keep your bathroom dry is shower enclosures and partitions. And yes, they fit in perfectly even in smaller bathrooms.
Mizzle, a brand by AK DANUM, offers one of the largest ranges in shower enclosures and partitions in toughened glass.. All of its products are ready to fit in your bathroom and can also be customized. So let’s understand how Mizzle is suitable to your bathroom, even if the bathroom is smaller.

Absolute Flexibility
The shower enclosure provided by Mizzle is very flexible in terms of its opening, size and operation. It can be fitted on one side or corner of your bathroom which is your shower area. Its width and height can be easily adjusted according to the size of your bathroom. Also, it offers flexibility in the positioning of an opening door; it can be at the left or right as per your convenience. For better operation, highly smooth sliding doors are also available.

Great Utility Value
The biggest problems that smaller bathrooms face today are that they remain wet throughout the day. This problem actually restricts your shower experience. Wetness in the bathroom is also responsible for frequent maintenance of bathroom fixtures as they may get stained or might lead to leakages. This can be easily avoided by separating your shower area. Your bathroom will remain dry and will become more organized. Any Mizzle product in your bathroom will make sure that the space of your bathroom is well utilized and that, by keeping it absolutely dry.

Reliability and Warranty
AK DANUM Mizzleprovides you 5 years of full warranty on the hardware. It is a highly efficient and very low maintenance product - The hardware and glass are both of the highest quality. The toughening process for the glass is done by the latest forced turbo charged convection system to ensure optimum flatness and uniform heating

Easy Installation
All you need to do is place an order!
The highly qualified and experienced technical team of AK DANUM will come to your house and do a proper site inspection. Once they understand the dimensions of your bathroom, they will suggest the best options which will fit perfectly in your bathroom. Accuracy in measurements and computerized specification drawings ensures that the product when installed operates effortlessly, smoothly and is in perfect alignment. Additionally, this team never forgets to clean up your bathroom after the installation. So, Mizzle is absolutely reliable and worth an investment for a bathroom of any size.


How good bathroom fittings can save water

29 June 2015

Water conservation is often projected through complicated terms and extravagant policies. The fact is it begins at your home right from your bathroom. Little factors can be addressed through the right bathroom fittings and every drop can be saved.

Leaking Taps
The dripping of water is like background music to many households. We've gotten so habitual to it that we hardly notice it. Subconsciously, we have somehow built a notion that water is abundantly available and a drop at a time is not much of a loss. We should however remember that each drop matters. Such a leakage hour after hour means you waste many litres of water!

Scarcity of Water
Another fact that we (choose to) ignore is that water is a shared resource. If we are wasting or overusing it, someone else is losing it. Anamoly in weather conditions has meant that rainwater has diminished in quantity. Farmers, people living in deserts, slum-dwellers and many others are struggling to make ends meet because of this. It is our responsibility to use water stringently and keep it available for everyone. This will automatically reduce dependency on tankers, bore wells and other desperate measures.

How to start?
As mentioned, the right place to start with is your bathroom. Bathroom fittings and other hardware fittings in your house can create a major difference and save immense amount of water. Taps, generally used, do not tend to close completely causing quite a loss of water as the rubber washer undergoes wear & tear. But with washerless taps which have a ceramic disc in place of a washer, you are ensured a Dripless tap. Another option, especially in a public area, aresensor taps and automatic taps. Thesecan save a lot of water. The taps open and close sensing your hands in a pre-determined diameter. The strainers in the hands-free faucets protect them from the water impurities making it more durable and safe. Both these indeed are a great way to save water.

Installing high performance showerheads can also be a really wise measure. We all love the water to sprinkle as we bathe. Keeping the joy intact, these showerheads can save a lot of water. New Showerheads are available today which mix air with water thereby giving aeration & reducing the output of water. Thousands of litres of water per shower per person per house can be saved by this alone.

Such ingenious ideas contribute highly towards water conservation. So next time you hear a heavy term about water conservation, just replace a bathroom fixture with a more efficient one. AK DANUM, a popular name in bath fittings will help to get you the best solution for your home


Game of THE Throne

29 June 2015

Who is right?

Does it stay up or sit down?

Is this a war that has no end?

The issue seems trivial… It's easy to dismiss the toilet seat issue as inconsequential; but sometimes a petty argument is more than just a petty argument. If you live with someone of the opposite sex, you’ve probably experienced the talk/discussion/debate/fight firsthand.

Couples' therapists believe that, psychologically, the toilet seat problem is indicative of wider relationship issues. It is reported that the majority of domestic arguments are bathroom related, and that 48% of those disagreements stem from men leaving the seat up!

So… if you are fed up with this debate as well and want a solution, here it is!

Let’s flush away all the justifications we’ve heard until now. And freshen up our perspectives.

It isn’t a ‘men vs. women’ issue, or a matter of consideration; neither is it a classic case of chivalry. Agreed that nobody likes to touch a toilet seat, irrespective of how clean/unclean it is. However, there needs to be a way out. So instead of fighting at high decibel levels about the ‘acceptable’ position of the toilet seat, why not find a neutral zone?

If everyone knew about the following revelation, the ‘toilet-seat dilemma’ may have been history. When a toilet is flushed, water sprays out from the bowl in a random pattern. An experiment was conducted where a phosphorescent dye was put in the bowl. After flushing the toilet, the toilet stall was splattered all over the walls and ceiling (and toothbrush) with the contents of the toilet bowl. Watch the video here.

Toilet lids and seats are fairly light, and don't take a lot of time to raise or lower. The solution to our misery is simple – just lower the seat and lid together. Men AND women should do it. It isn’t a case of equality but more of hygiene!

Let us be smart and bypass the whole up/down and/or male/female claim by deciding to always close the lid when done using the toilet. Everyone stays happy and disease-free this way.

In case you happen to come across two people blowing their heads over this trivial issue, pronounce the solution – the best option is to put the seat and lid down every time the toilet is flushed.



What Is Your Wet Carbon Footprint?

29 June 2015

Rough day? Stressed mind? An awfully hot afternoon? Long jog? Out of inspiration? Sound sleep? Or, just a ritual? All these have a common link – a nice shower! While almost everybody begins their day with a shower, some end it with one, too. A shower is one of the most sacred places where we find peace.

Granted that a shower holds million-dollar ideas, but how much is too much?

Here’s a simple experiment. To get started, spend a week just measuring how long the showers you take last.  You can use a simple kitchen timer and a piece of paper taped to the bathroom wall. According to Green Lifestyle Changes, the ideal amount of time to spend in the shower is five minutes. Once you realise your timing, try to reduce it to 5 minutes.  Once you start measuring your showers, it may be hard to not reduce their time.  Don’t worry if you start taking shorter showers right away; that’s the goal anyway!


How to take a five-minute shower, you ask?

Step 1: Use the first thirty seconds to get yourself wet.

Step 2: Turn off the water during the middle portion of the shower while you lather up with soap.

Step 3: Turn the water back on to rinse off in a minute or less.


7 easy ways to save water in the bathroom

  1. Fix those leaky faucets.
  2. Install low-flow faucet aerators in your sinks. Conventional faucets flow as high as 12 litres per minute, but low-flow faucets flow at 6 litres per minute.
  3. Install a low-flow showerhead. Conventional showerheads flow at 19 litres per minute or more, whereas low-flow showerheads typically flow at 9.5 litres per minute (or less!).
  4. Install a low-flow toilet. Flushing is the biggest water hog in the house. Older, conventional toilets can use 19 to 27 litres per flush, but low-flow models use as little as 6 litres.  
  5. Don’t flush things down the toilet to dispose of them. Throw tissues and other bathroom waste in the garbage can, which doesn’t require litres of water.
  6. Put a bucket in the shower while you're waiting for the water to warm up, and use the water you catch for watering plants, flushing the toilet or cleaning.
  7. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth, shave and lather up.


Did you know? All this scrubbing and lathering doesn't just use water – it uses energy too. Personal washing accounts for around 33% of the water used in the home and hot water is the second largest consumer of domestic energy after space heating.

We urge you take up this race against time. Let’s shrink our shower time to within five minutes. If water consumption were taxed in India, too, would we have been so casual about its wastage? Let us strive to be aware humans and pledge to use earth’s lifeline sensibly.

We'd be interested to hear how long you spend in the shower and how successful you've been in cutting your water use.

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