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March 28th, 2020

My Delhi ‘hood. 28th March 2020

Here in India, we are in lockdown.

No-one is supposed to be out and about, other than essential workers.

So, this morning, as I “ran” up and down the drive, I propped my phone next to the (now) empty guard hut, & time-lapsed the coming & goings outside in my street.

For those of you who know India, you will admit that this is pretty darn empty, even for early on a Saturday morning.

It was also gloriously, blissfully quiet.


Total lockdown it ain’t.

But it is super impressive for such a perpetually noisy, law-flouting city like Delhi.


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March 27th, 2020

My Delhi (virus) Diary. 27th March 2020

Am I the only person who doesn’t know what day of the week it is?

The only person who’s not sleeping that well?

The only person who is checking Twitter too often?

The only person hearing from old friends after the longest time?

The only person getting emotional when watching videos of – well, just about anything?

Today has been another weird up-and-down-y kind of day.

On the one hand…

Fab weather this morning, with lots of rain and the temperature plummeted.

So that was good.

But on the flip side…

Ever more horrific reports […]

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March 26th, 2020

And in other news…I went out!

Earlier today, Thursday morning, I left the house for the first time since Saturday.

Literally haven’t even opened the gate and stood on the street.

But today, thanks to an injured puppy, I drove to the vet – which is 100% legit & allowed, by the way.

Here’s the clip I shared on my Instagram story

I waited 3 days to see if the swelling would go on its own, but since it was much larger this morning, off we went through incredibly, unbelievably, weirdly quiet streets.

Like so:

There was a police barrier leaving my colony, and the […]

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March 25th, 2020

My Delhi (virus) Diary. 24th March 2020

In my blog yesterday, I shared with you how the days are beginning to blur into each other, and I am now giving you advance warning that it is only going to get worse.

Because India is now under total lockdown for 21 days.

You thought we already were?

Here, let me remind you of the sequence of events:

21st March, 8 pm Saturday night, the Prime Minister announced that the next day would be a 16 hour long “voluntary” People’s Curfew. Along with many people, I suspected that this was just a dress rehearsal for the main event.


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