We are going through one of the gravest pandemics that mankind have seen up till now. I’m hoping for the day when we could share about this phase as some past episode with only minor damage. Guess we have to go through this taxing chapter for some more time. The year which taught us to appreciate the worth of even the silliest things. I’m wondering whether i have to address the sick building syndrome in the forthcoming days.
Let’s assume that this is no one’s fault , and it shall pass. While trapped inside the four walls , I literally miss some of the simple pleasures that I used to have when the circumstances were “normal” not the “new normal!”. Being a person of swift action , this period is unequivocally a test of patience and tolerance for me.
- Street foods
I miss the scrummy flavours of some authentic street food outlets here which i have explored in Delhi in a short span of time. Whenever the taste buds gets agitated , the joy of grabbing those best-loved eats from the streets which are just a few walks away has come to an interim standstill. The small talk of the common people on the side streets along with an appetizing munch is indeed a worthy cheap pleasure of mine.
Beware the hobby that eatsBenjamin Franklin
2 . Tea shops
It might sound weird for certain people , but having a cup of tea tops among my list of stress busters. I don’t see myself making a relative tea flavour which I used to have in the nearby tea shops though blemished by appearance. The feel of a sumptuous tea at a place of your choice is priceless. Kulhad tea served in earthen cup proffers an irreplicable aroma and savour which makes you an acute outdoor tea addict.
But indeed I would rather have nothing but teaJane Austen
3. Nature seeks
This is one such phase when you cautiously ignore the urge to feel the nature! Delhi doesn’t have so many lookout points for some breathtaking panoramic views. The ones that do exist are truly efficacious whenever you seek for a quick retreat from the city buzz. Hauz Khas lake, Lodhi gardens, Damdama lake and Akshardham are some of the places in Delhi where I used to reveal the nature-lover in me.The enigmatic silence with the green earth could help you get absorbed into a world of utmost serenity.
Who else miss being at your favourite escape routes ?
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the treesHenry David Thoreau
4. Mall Errands
Sometimes it’s not just the shopping that drives me to the mall! The place where I could be a curious onlooker of the high-spirited crowd from diverse backgrounds. There are no gloomy faces in a mall. Everyone is indulged in some exuberant action. A vibrant space which can lend a lot of diversion from an awful mood.
DLF Emporio Mall, Pacific Mall and Ambience Mall are some of my most preferred malls in Delhi whenever I cast about for a rapid mood shifter.
If you spend fifteen minutes in a shopping mall, you will pass more people than our ancestors saw during their entire lifetimes.Rolf Dobelli
I’m not a movie buff, but I love to watch them in theatres whenever I can. Wherever I stayed there was a movie theatre close by, just by coincidence. Seeing a movie in a multiplex has always been impromptu for me. Cheering out loud on that gripping movie scene while nibbling on my favourite munchies is one of the simple pleasures which I miss this homebound season.
P.S : Home theatre can’t offer much here!
I go to the movies whenever I get the chance, because the movie theater is like the woods. It’s another place that’s like a time machineCarol Rifca Brunt
6. Getting ready
When there is nowhere to go, no need to get dressed up. We can still proceed with an illusion of a jaunt by getting ready at home just for nothing, if the people around are crazier than you. The whole point of getting ready is to feel upbeat about yourself. If staying indoors could moderate a rampant cause , let’s assume it’s the best way to feel good about ourselves.
Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly endsKate Spade
7. Short road trips
Road trips are full of vim and vigour especially those short hour journeys. Whenever life seems to cease, don’t think much just go for a quick ride. It makes your life easier (others as well). An animated mood en route with the wonderful views, the captivating sight of lavish side trees, that enchanting breeze, the loud traffic, those lip-smacking flavours on the road and the mighty weather needs some more wait i guess.
I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.The great affair is to move.Robert Louis Stevenson
P.S: Lets deal with this together , to make the world a better place to live…VERY SOON !!