December so far has been an eventful month. After much dithering, our primary section reopened for offline classes. Goodbye ‘work from home’ and ‘hello school campus’. School Ahoy! The parents whooped and cheered but when it was time, many decided not to send their children. “Omicron is spreading and no vaccination as yet for the… Continue reading Back To School, Hybrid Classes Rule!
Yesterday I watched the movie Dune on the big screen. Thoughts of a giant sand worm with its maw open wide, flashes of startling blue eyes against brown skin and desert sands swirled in my head. Woke up in the morning with the Dune hangover intact. Hence, I had to pour my thoughts in this… Continue reading Filmy Thoughts: Dune 2021
“Mum, I tested positive for COVID!” I am numb for a second. The setting couldn’t be more unreal for I am in a taxi. The Knight and I are on our way to the airport. Just a few seconds ago we were congratulating ourselves on leaving the baby of the family safely in the big… Continue reading Pandemic And Its Panic Buttons.
If you are ever stuck at home with an exacting teenager whose idea of beauty is perfectly coiffed hair, you are in trouble . It begins innocently enough. "Don't these honey - blonde high lights against dark hair looks fine mummy? We can do it at home. One box is enough and it's easy too.… Continue reading Skills I May Need Tomorrow-Hairdressing
Recently I was called to school to update some records. You could say I was eager as my pet Sheru, featured in the header, to get out of the house. The school campus was deserted except for a few workers pottering about refusing to meet the eye. I suppose, after months of isolation and work… Continue reading Masked Emotions.
Thanks to COVID-19, we have found ourselves in a pickle. Squashed at home, adjusting, adapting, remembering the pre-Corona days with plenty of time to do all the stuff we always wanted to. So pickling is one of the activities done with a gusto these days. Homemade Dalle Chili Pickle. Red hot, eat at your own… Continue reading Now and then
Last week we went to Santala Devi's temple. Ms Teen had experienced the divine power of the goddess, 'an impossible wish that came true'. Hence she wanted a darshan. Was it another favour or just an excuse to get out of the house, she wouldn't say. The Government had unrolled Unlock 5 Guidelines but home… Continue reading Loud Conversations And A Quiet One
Lockdown 3.0 is a reality I wake up to everyday. Not that I'm complaining. Lord knows, I needed this time away from school, children, term syllabus, piles of corrections, PTMs, the usual song and dance. I juggled my domestic goddess persona (had no excuses to hide behind this time) and built bridges socially with old… Continue reading Online School In The Times Of Lockdown
Carpe diem, seize the day! Or so I thought when the lockdown began. I was going to meditate, get in shape, spring clean the house, cook up a storm, read, write, paint, sing. The enthusiasm waned as the lockdown extended but I discovered it was the perfect time to dive into the world of web… Continue reading 5 Unmissable Web Series For Lockdown
It finally happened, India is under a complete lockdown for 21 days. Today happens to be Day 5 and unlike the voluntary Janta Curfew of last Sunday, this is the compulsory kinds. Stay at home! China, Italy, Spain, England, the US, practically every country around the globe is doing it or on its way. So,… Continue reading Living In Interesting Times