Day 8/21: Productivity in Lockdowns

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Just realised that I can barely blog once per week. A lockdown eliminates your commute time.But it increases the time you cook and clean. Chores make up most of my time these days. Instead of office chechi making me my tea, I make a weird filter coffee for myself, and even though it doesn’t taste good, it feels good. Instead of making a call to get the room cleaned, we do it together. Been getting my hands dirty (quite literally), and I don’t mind it, because I thrive on productivity. The last year or so, I’ve been trying to come to terms with this. I know I am not alone in this. A lot of us feel horrible when we ‘waste a weekend’ or ‘didn’t do any work today’ I’ve stopped fighting the need to ‘correct’ myself out of this addiction. I’m just trying to get by, and judge myself […]

21 Days of a National Lockdown: Day1/21

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So India is locked down for 21 days, to fight the Corona virus. In general everyone is freaking out. I’m safe, secure and privileged, but I’m freaking out. The uncertainty is nothing short of maddening. A quick run through my hair, and I have a ton of strands in between my fingers. We shouldn’t go out, except for ‘essentials.’ For now, ‘essentials’ means vegetables and biscuits. But my anxious monkey brain doesn’t stop thinking about ‘essentials’ can also mean getting seriously sick and having to go to the hospital in a city without friends or family. I’m in Chennai with B. We’re literally spending every moment of our day together – which is new. I’m not new to remote work, but I definitely am new to working remotely with B. Cooking all meals is also very, very new to me. One of B’s roommates is also around, so we cook […]