I said to C, “I don’t have anything that gives me pleasure as football or cricket do to you”. He said, “well, you enjoy dancing at weddings”. My mother was clear that cooking need not be on my list of things to learn, even if I whiled away my late teens Orkut-ing. She did offer … Continue reading This thing, cooking
I spent the last few weeks of 2020 feeling rather miserable. Close ones said it’s fine to feel that way because I’ve had a rough year. On the 31st, I even said nothing positive happened to me this year and if I’m honest I was hating on all those Instagram posts about people feeling great … Continue reading The 2020 lo(ck)down
I’ve now read enough commentary on 2020’s impact on people around the world to think that the year is not over yet. My own experience in the past year has been reasonably shitty, which is making me keep my emotional guards up about saying anything conclusive on the things, good and bad, that have happened. … Continue reading Is the year over yet?
My fairy tale girl is getting married today. I feel a combination of joy and peace thinking about it – which is the best thing I can do from 5,000 kms away. I keep many lists, one of which is of names of people whose weddings I intend to attend in person. Alas, COVID-19. To … Continue reading Dhan te dan!
It took me two months and two days to come back and sit at the desk I was at when I was informed I’d been made redundant from my job. In this time I didn’t have the luxury of not looking for other jobs, nor did I feel strong enough to power through the process … Continue reading Back at the desk