The Knitting Rut

Around a month ago, I wrote about suffering from a condition I called “The COVID Fog Phenomenon”. Since then, people have alternately called it other things such as the millennial-burnout, spring-fever, and plain laziness (my Dad didn’t actually use the last word but I know he must have thought that while reading my post). Well,…

Suicide Prevention 1.0

Last year when a much-loved film actor took the drastic step of ending his life, I had written about this issue, albeit a little distantly. This time the tragedy is closer to home. Three days ago, I similarly lost someone; someone who I knew only professionally but had come to respect greatly in my interactions with…

Understanding Grief

We have entered the third month of 2021 with hope in our hearts that this year will be better than the last, that the struggles and despair of last year will get over and our lives will go back to their ordinary patterns again. But even as we try to move on, there are some…

Get to know the Big D

I have talked about depression several times and you may wonder why I keep bringing it up as a topic. It’s quite simple – Depression is a disease that afflicts millions of people and yet, there is hardly any discussion about it in the public domain. Yes, occasionally some important people aka celebrities open up…

Knitting ’em grey cells

Some families like to party together, some like to holiday together, and if Sooraj Barjatya is to be believed, some families like to pray together. Well, as a family, we do a lot of things together (prayer excepted), but one thing we do a lot is to watch Agatha Christie TV adaptations. Dame Christie plays a huge role in my family…

When the clock struck 12…

…. I turned 35. Yes, as the day changed from 15th to 16th a few days ago, I turned 35. As a child, I always thought that anyone who has spent over 30 years walking this planet must be old. I mean, the first time I had this thought, my parents were already in their…

Drive the winter blues away!

I realised today – à la the Starks – that winter is coming! There was a nip in the air in the morning, bathing with cold water felt like torture and it seemed as if the day ended as soon as it began (the sun set at 6.30 pm). Here it is – that time…

I’m a woman, ‘Hair’ I am

A few days ago, I had published a post – The Twisted Headband – where I waxed eloquent about my love for hair accessories. I had mentioned my obsession with head bands and how I had been inspired to knit them after watching Gossip Girl. There was even a passing reference to the unfortunate haircut…