Got the first Covishield jab yesterday

So my mom, husband, and I got our first Covishield jabs yesterday. Registering was simple and the whole thing was seamless and uneventful. We were all fine during the mandatory observation period of half an hour, but we all reacted differently after reaching back. The health worker had told us to take a paracetamol twiceContinue reading “Got the first Covishield jab yesterday”

A Bigger Makeover Project

A side benefit of working from home has been that I’ve made considerable progress with “Know Thy Neighbour”. My nextdoor neighbours are a couple with a three-year-old. The first year or so after we shifted here, we barely got to see them. We were busy. They were busy. We travelled a lot. So did they. Continue reading “A Bigger Makeover Project”

A Small Makeover Project

After completing a year of working from home this month, I felt that the home needed a little bit of TLC. Various nooks and corners could do with a little sprucing up. So I’ve been working on a number of small home-improvement projects the last two weeks. There were bathroom shelves to put up, paintingsContinue reading “A Small Makeover Project”

Celebrating Women’s Day with a New Skill

So this is my Women’s Day achievement — I completed my driving lessons today and thereby acquired a new skill. Actually I need to qualify that. I have learned to drive before as well (more on that in a later blog), but this is the first time that I have learned to Drive Without Fear.Continue reading “Celebrating Women’s Day with a New Skill”

Those Days and Nights of Leisure

दिल ढूँढता है फिर वही फ़ुरसत के रात दिन बैठे रहे तसव्वुर-ए-जानाँ किये हुए दिल ढूँढता है फिर वही फ़ुरसत के रात दिन जाड़ों की नर्म धूप और आँगन में लेट कर आँखों पे खींचकर तेरे आँचल के साए को औंधे पड़े रहे कभी करवट लिये हुए दिल ढूँढता है फिर वही फ़ुरसत के रातContinue reading “Those Days and Nights of Leisure”

Trailing the Tiger in Bandhavgarh

This travelogue about our trip to Bandhavgarh more than a decade ago was selected for publication by Mississippi Books (www.mississippibooks.co.in) in their anthology, Caravan. Over the last few years, I have been on tiger safaris in Corbett, Rajaji National Park, and Thekkadi but have never been fortunate enough to actually spot a tiger. This time,Continue reading “Trailing the Tiger in Bandhavgarh”

Aloha On the Ganges, Rishikesh – A Review

Usually, when we visit Rishikesh, we stay at the Ganga Resort run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). But it hasn’t yet resumed operations after the Covid lockdown. So this time, we tried a new resort, Aloha on the Ganges. Aloha on the Ganges is a beautiful, 3-star resort in Tapovan, Rishikesh, a little aheadContinue reading “Aloha On the Ganges, Rishikesh – A Review”

A Cold, Foggy Morning

Today, I woke up to a world blanked out by fog. It has been foggy all week, but today an icy cold wind had come with it, just to stir things along. My husband loves such mornings, the fog and the wind aiding him in pretending that he is back in his beloved mountains. Personally,Continue reading “A Cold, Foggy Morning”

The Razorback

Previous – Loch Ard Gorge Just adjacent to the Loch Ard Gorge viewing platform are paths leading to two other natural wonders, the Island Arch and the Razorback. We only had time to see one of these and based on the driver-guide’s recommendation, we opted to go down the path to the Razorback. The RazorbackContinue reading “The Razorback”

Thursday Hops #21

This week’s Thursday Hops is dedicated to the ongoing farmers’ protest against the recently introduced farm laws. I won’t go into the nitty-gritties of the laws as I’m not really an expert on them. But just think, if the very farmers that these laws are claiming to protect are protesting against them, then there mustContinue reading “Thursday Hops #21”