Eating out, the biggest social activity of modern times was one of the things worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.Since march this year, most of the world has been in various states of lockdown With businesses, schools and public gatherings all prohibited, we have been in a state of isolation for several months. Now that bans are being lifted to various degrees, eating out … Continue reading Post Pandemic Eating Out
Yesterday I came across a report on some latest COVID-19 guidelines in the UK. Amid all the do’s and don’ts was a new(at least for me) term : Bubbles.A bubble is a group that you make with one other household/family during the current pandemic. The British report gives quite stringent guidance about who to include in your bubble and how to proceed once you have … Continue reading Social Bubbles For COVID-19
What happened to “Stay home,stay safe”? All over the world, there is a wave of lifting the restrictions imposed for curtailing the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. In some countries who were the earliest to be affected by the virus, both infection rates and death rates seem to have been controlled. These countries have started easing restrictions on movement and economic activity. In other regions, infection rates are … Continue reading Lifting the Lockdown too early ?
This is the 26th Blogging Insights post which makes today the series’ half year birthday or anniversary. I am finding it difficult to get over the fact that this first series that I have ever run has lasted six months. The Blogging Insights posts number twenty six in all, but the series has actually run for longer than that. In December I … Continue reading Blogging Insights # 26 — Celebrating Our Half Year Birthday
The corona virus pandemic has the world in its grip. Lockdown, isolation and curfew are words you hear all the time. Routines are disrupted and lives are changing rapidly. Along with all the actual inconvenience, there is a feeling of panic. While recognising the gravity of the situation, we need to make sure that we don’t succumb to anxiety. Here are just a few suggestions … Continue reading 8 Ways to deal with coronavirus/COVID-19 related anxiety & stress
I saw this on Instagram the other day and thought it would be interesting to discuss it on Blogging Insights: ” What I mind in modern society very much is the awful lack of grammar. ” — Ruth Rendell One sees deplorable grammar in many places on the Internet. Sometimes it is passed off as abbreviations and contractions. Most of the time people just don’t … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 10
I am not a fan of Stephen King because the horror genre does not interest me. Writing tips and advice from him can be found abundantly on the Internet. This has made me keen to read his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. The following quote really speaks to me : “Writing did not save my life, but it has continued to do … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 9
Here are my 5 Autumn Faves : Dry leaves It is mesmerizing to watch dry leaves falling to earth one by one. Once they make a thick carpet on the ground, it is such fun when they crunch and crackle underfoot. Bonfires made from these leaves give the autumn breeze it’s particular smoky fragrance. Autumn hues Burgundy, plum, auburn, cinnamon, mustard, pumpkin, russet, rust, spinach … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Things You Love About Autumn
“If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.”― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Quote courtesy goodreads Do you agree, and if so, how far ? In my opinion, a writer/blogger should never write what is untrue (except in fiction, which is a given). At the same time, if there is a … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 8
There are so many ways to enjoy apples. I remember an unusual one from my childhood. This was curry made with mutton and cooking apples. It was a salty and spicy dish with pieces of mutton and tender slices of apple in a thick gravy. You ate it with chapatti for lunch or dinner. It is so long ago that I had it that I … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Ways You Enjoy Apples
This week , I am breaking the mould completely and not posting something about blogging or writing. ” Did you know that 1980 and 2021 are as far apart as 1980 and 1939 ? “ I found the above quote on WhatsApp and don’t know what source to credit. Anyone with slightly greater mental math skills than mine would know this already. Those of us … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 7
Dear friends, it is time Blogging Insights got a makeover. I am abandoning the Q & A format. In the new format I will post a quote about blogging or writing and ask you to express your opinion about it. Today’s quote: “Writing is the painting of the voice !’ Voltaire Image courtesy Google Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 6
Sunday Poser # 41 SadjeMy question, Sunday Poser August 15, 2021 Wow, the month of August is more than half way through. Welcome back to another Sunday Poser Sadje’s question this week is; Are you a risk taker? I am afraid I am quite a boring person and like to play safe. Taking time over major decisions, weighing pros and cons is my forte. Maybe one reason … Continue reading Are you a risk taker?
5 Life lessons I have learned during the lockdown : Life would be impossible without the internet. I guess the web has been a lifeline during the pandemic. Having a tidy living space is really important. Sometimes it is good to just sit and do nothing. Re-visiting old favourites is fun. Re-reading books you have enjoyed before or watching favourite movies was a good pastime … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Life lessons you have learned during the lockdown.
Dear friends, it is time Blogging Insights got a makeover. I am abandoning the Q & A format. In the new format I will post a quote about blogging or writing and ask you to express your opinion about it. Today’s quote: One small positive blog post in the morning can change your whole day. Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 5