The COVID Fog Phenomenon

I have the COVID fog. Just to clarify, I have not tested positive for COVID. Yet. I’m not unwell. I mean, not in the conventional sense of the word. But I feel like I’m under the grip of a dense, COVID fog. Please don’t confuse it with the other COVID fog – the one people get after…

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…

What does your knitting say about you?

The simple answer to that question is – volumes! Yes, your knitting says volumes about you. I realized this recently when I saw my mother knitting. My mum knits fast and – in her own words – doesn’t mind if things get fudged up a little here and there. She often loses stitches between rows…

When you miss the train you’re on

I was all set with my blog today – Day 2 of Project Cowl – and I was about to publish it, when a very tragic news came through. Today, I can’t bring myself to write about anything else.