Teaching | A Nobel Profession

In an attempt to capture the moment forever, are we forgetting to live the moment then and there?

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w16

Is time reallly flying or this is just me? The second stint of national lockdown has begun and this is day #3. Nothing has changed since past week. Working remotely continues to be a challenge and creative time has reduced drastically. The only thing that keeps me going is this blog, where I can rant…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w15

Subh Hoti Hai Sham Hoti Hai Umr Yunhi Tamam Hoti Hai Another lockdown week comes to an end. It is not much different from the previous one. I read nothing. I wrote little.  Working remotely is driving my crazy. And, I have stopped going out even for buying essentials. I am too freaking paranoid these…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w14

My Life has finally adjusted to the WFH routine. I have regained my concentration and productivity, almost. The only problem is that I am not sleeping. My sleep is reduced to an hour or two, in the morning; right before I am scheduled to login. For past ten days, I fall asleep around 6 and…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w13

More of COVID-19 More Panic Struggling to WFH And national lockdown These are the keywords that define 20w12, and beyond. WFh had tired me enough, so I have taken  a day off, to clear my head. There is a mess up here as million different thoughts and worried crowd my mind and cloud my judgement….

COVID-19 Diaries| Stepping Out After 4.5 Days

The curfew ended on Sunday. I didn’t go out. I like staying home. But yesterday was different. I had only 20 rupees in my wallet, and no vegetables, and other supplies had diminished in past 4 days. So, I had to leave the self-quarantine mode. The roads were deserted and the shops were shut. The…

COVID-19 Diaries| The Dreaded Curfew

I am generally a chill person. The severity of social conditions does not hit me until very late. I am bogged down by my personal demons, you see. So, even though I heard people talking about stocking groceries and buying medicines etc in bulk, I did not pay any heed to them. Until Friday. Most…

COVID-19 Diaries| How To Get Rid Of Corona

By creating noise pollution! At 5 o’clock sharp, people starting banging vessels, howling like dogs, ringing the ghanta at mandir – apparently to make Corona go away. Later, someone told me that it is to thank the people who work for the society. Really? That’s how you thank them? By giving them headache? India can…

COVID-19 | Indians Are Back to Basics

The internet and especially WhatsApp is flooded with various tips and tricks for to protect yourself against the virus. The top one is: Wash your hands That’s pretty basic, right? I mean, why wouldn’t you wash hands? I am not saying that you willy nilly get up randomly and wash hands. At least, when there’s…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w12

COVID-19 Panic WFH Curfew These are the keywords that defined 20w12. It isn’t easy working from home, especially in summer. Allah, bless humanity in these tough times and bless us with strength to survive. Two of the most popular dramas – Alif and Ehd-e-Wafa ended over the weekend. I have posted my review and other…

COVID-19 Diaries | The Novel Virus Forces Us To Be Considerate

Our HR department has shared a list of pre-cautionary measures to keep our workplace safe. Please keep safe distance from each other (3 feet) in the buses I am a bit eccentric and that’s putting it mildly. People regard me with various names but more on that later. For me, anything and anybody in close vicinity…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w11

Headache. That one word defines this week. The reasons are varied. Primarily, I attribute the splitting headache to fluctuating temperature and freaquntly annoying colleagues. I want to scream at some people. For instance, yesterday, I pointed out at the blunder in Performace Report. The performance guy rectified the issue and attributed the finding to someone…

World Sleep Day 2020 | I Wish Me Some Sleep

Ah, the irony. I have not slept much and this morning my Calendar surprises me with this. They come up with a different slogan for every year. Are you wondering what is this year’s slogan? Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet Yeah, tell me something I don’t know. I should be sleeping, because this day…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w10

Another week comes to an end and I have made zero progress for my novel. i have plans to publish it this month. I don’t see that dream becoming a reality. Time flies when it doen’t have to. And when we want to pass quickly (like at an airport, waiting for the flight0, the clock…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w09

This is the busiest week of 2020, work wise. Office was crazy. I don’t get time to get up from my desk, let alone going for a walk. I am also missing on my blog schedule a bit. I don’t wike it. But, I promise to finish everything over the weekend. You will see some…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w08

This week was super-chill. I am becoming calmer by the day. This may be a short-lived feeling, but boy, it feels great. I have read several rom-coms and have scheduled the reviews for Thursday, official day for English Book Reviews. How was your week? Shabana Mukhtar

Favourite YouTube Channels #3: Kenny Sebastian

I first saw him on Rajeev Masand’s interview. He is so cute! And, then, I searched for him on YouTube and binged on all the videos on his channel. The guy is funny and cute and his jokes not only make you laugh, but also make you think. What I like the best is that…

Weekly Roundup | The Week That Was | 20w07

Is it Friday already? Dayam. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! Time’s flying super-fast these days. I haven’t gotten much done in this week. I was hoping to publish one book for Valentine. It didn’t happen, obviously. Else, I would have gone crazy announcing it. I celebrated the “Romance Week” by reading a lot. Incidentally, this time…

The week that was – 20w06

That’s how I began my work day. I know what you’re thinking. That’s a lot of pickle. That quantity will last me the whole summer. *exaggerating* I just realize now that I have not included the glass of water – the most essential thing on the dining table. The paratha was okay and I devoured…

The week that was – 20w05

It still feels bizarre. Yesterday was almost dream-like as I survived through the day like a zombie. Sleep-deprived mind isn’t always productive. Thankfully, Friday came soon enough. Can’t wait to sleep for 24 hours straight. How was your week? Did you read / watch anything interesting? Shabana Mukhtar