Date Archives April 2020

‘Dalgona App’ : Trying new things in pairs

The lockdown period has brought out the chef hidden in many busy-bodies. Last friday, I saw status update from 7 people in my network, who made Parottas at home. Good to see that people are enjoying their time at home, honing a very important life skill.

An interesting dish that gained popularity this season is a beverage, Dalgona Coffee, probably owing to the ease of making; ie limited ingredients (milk, water, sugar, coffee powder), limited setup (spoon and glass) and almost zero culinary skills.

I’ve been using WordPress for about a decade now, as my primary CMS of choice. I’ve used the wordpress app for atleast 3 years now, mostly to check visit stats of the websites I manage. I’ve never posted anything from the wordpress mobile app.

Today was the day.

This post is being composed in the WordPress Android app, with a glass full of homemade (Govind-made) Dalgona coffee in my coffee table. ☕

Send that ‘hi’

Today is my 21st day of sitting at home. I self-imposed a lock-down much before the government declared one.

The gift of time was precious. In addition to many professional and personal things that were kept aside for quite some time owing to my being ‘busy’, could be fulfilled.

However, ranking above all that, I pinged someone very dear to me. We were not on talking terms for more than 2 years now. We never had a fight, or argument, ever. We just drifted away from each other, getting busy with our own lives. The space between us got filled with ego, preventing either from initiating a conversation.

Yesterday, I decided to conquer the ego. I sent a ‘Hi’. We talked. A day later, we both are happier than we were a day ago.

Not to sound preachy, but here is a fun activity for all of you to do during the lock-down.

  • Take your phone. Open any messaging app.
  • Scroll through your contact list. Find that one person you haven’t talked to in a while. Few suggestions
    • An old friend, from school or college
    • A distant relative
    • An ex, or even better, an ex-crush
  • Send a ‘hi’. Ask them how they are coping up with the lockdown.

It would be angelic to put a smile on someone’s face, during these troubled times.

Eiffel Tower : Lockdown Throwbacks

The much hyped wonder of the world and its images are in public domain since 1993. However, its illumination is considered an artwork on its own, and is protected by copyright, making it illegal to post pictures of the lit Eiffel Tower.

Hence, posting an incomplete, unlit picture of the tower, in which I look like a con artist trying to sell Eiffel tower for scrap metal. (Not a joke, this happened twice. Read the wikipedia article about Victor Lustig for more info) .