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Friday, March 4, 2011

Ear Plugs, Gloves and other safety equipment

I guess we people are getting more and more sensitive mentally, emotionally and physically...or maybe fragile is the word. In my younger days I used to sleep like a log oblivious to the surrounding sounds...of my siblings' playing & running around, my mother cooking etc. But when I got introduced to the ear plugs a year ago I took to them immediately. I got the first set of foam ear plugs from the US, the cordless variety, which helped block noise while I slept in peace unmindful of the loud shouts of the morning vegetable hawkers. But when the supply of the ear plugs was exhausted I had to look for new ones and where in Hyderabad do I find them?

A Google search told me that we can get them at Ranigunj in Rupa enterprises. When I went there, I found to my delight that the entire lane is dedicated to the sale of safety equipment. I got the same foam ear plugs, a 3M product. I did not find the cordless variety and was skeptical that the connecting cord might irritate me falling across my face while sleeping but it it so light in weight that I do not feel its presence. I also discovered that the cord actually helped as it is easier to trace the earplugs when I grope for them during night. Another advantage I noticed for the ones available here is that one can actually clean the ear plugs with liquid soap and lo! they return to their original pristine form  and can be re-used with no qualms! When we tried the same with the US bought ones, they bloated to a gross shape and had to be thrown away for good.

Also rubber gloves of all sizes and thickness are found here. I use the gloves for washing purpose in the kitchen and to a woman's(my) delight, I found them in all bright colors...the blues, pinks and lemon yellows which help cheer me up while dealing with those drab chores.:)

Well, for those looking for these things, from the SP road, head straight on the MG road...a km or so till you reach the over-bridge. Just before that, the first left has the entire row of shops selling a wide range of these safety equipment. If they have a product as tiny and frail as the ear plugs, they also have the more robust  red cones used as road dividers.So there! Pick your choice.



6 comments:

Sunny Parikh said...

Thank u for the tag...

Sunny Parikh
www.rupaenterprises.com

Anonymous said...

Thnx a lot for the info!

Davis colons said...

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Nasir DZ said...

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Kathy Smith said...


Thanks for share the article.
Thank you so much.

Beautiful World said...

Thanks, Kathy!