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 |  KOCH DIARIES |  2-minute read
Relationships and love, Bakery, Cookies, French heartsKOCH DIARIES

Lockdown Love: French Hearts

Nearly three years had passed by and a virus had shut everyone in. The world was locked. The fragrance of bakeries were a thing of the past.

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 |  2-minute read
Separation, Two States, Marriage and relationships, Lockdownlove

Lockdown Love: Two States, One Screen

Diksha and Anil had never been apart in the 25 years of their marriage. However, the pandemic reigned and the lockdown separated them on her special day.

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 |   Long-form
Relationships and life, Facetime, Long distance relationships, Lockdownlove

Lockdown Love: FaceTime

Virtual calls that brought the world closer during the coronavirus could not connect these two anymore.

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 |  5-minute read
Human emotions, Empathy, Compassion, Coronacrisis

How compassion needs to be cultivated in the Corona era

Compassion is not really an emotion that can be taught or ‘worked upon’. It is a quality of life that only arises as a byproduct, once you are at peace with your emotional pain.

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 |  1-minute read
Cheating, Relationships and love, Lockdownlove

Lockdown Love: Till I See You Again

He was all hers now. The lockdown was letting her trust him again.

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 |  3-minute read
Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, Masks, Toddlers

Lockdown Parenting: When toddlers start asking Why

The most heart-wrenching question for me is when I force my two-year-old son to put a mask on each time we step outside and he asks “Why, mamma?”

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 |  1-minute read
Pixie haircut, Lockdown, Covid-19, Lockdownlove

Lockdown Love: Pixie Cut

The surrender of the Saturday morning, the clean sweep towards a near-pixie cut, and us falling in love all over again.

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 |  2-minute read
Book Review, Books, Instamatic

The story of Instamatic

What could have been a harrowing time became full of purpose. A calling. A metier.

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 |  KOCH DIARIES |  6-minute read
Cooch Behar, West Bengal, Floods, Fake newsKOCH DIARIES

Fake news floods before fact checking became a legit job

It was the monsoon of 1993, and two districts of North Bengal were reeling from the horror of a flood that had left it crippled.

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 |  4-minute read
House help, Maid, Kent purifier, Kentad

Kent ad is honest. You are not

If the Kent aata-maker ad infuriates you, you are insufferable for me.