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”

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”

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”

On Raves and Rants

Whenever I open a newspaper, I dive straight into the Editorial and Op-Ed pages. Even as a young girl, I often dreamed about major newspapers printing my opinion on assorted matters and conveying them to people all over the country. However, I soon figured that the path to the Editor’s chair was probably paved withContinue reading “On Raves and Rants”

How To Pass Time

Accha timepass hai, paisa toh jo hai so hai. (Hindi) A neighbour “It’s a good time-pass, whatever little the money,” a neighbour commented when I told them what I do for a living. She was relaxing on a bench just outside our tower, taking in the crisp, morning air. I had paused at the benchContinue reading “How To Pass Time”