I have to work in Bangalore for another month. This time, I am well prepared. Other than my month long supply of instant noodles, I also bought a Respro Techno Mask from Mountain Equipment Co-op. The mask can filter out hydrocarbons, sulphur dioxide, lead oxide, smoke, and sub-micron particulates. It also has two valves for easy breathing and better ventilation. It may seems too heavy duty to wear it in commute. But given that Bangalore is so polluted, it is better to get the most powerful face mask I can found. Wearing the mask makes me look like an funny month alien. I don’t care how odd I look, as long as I am safe from the Bangalore air. I don’t want to get sick. Coughing for 2 weeks is not fun.