Winter is here! Sure it's not fully here yet but for people like me who wait around for the earliest signs of the seasons changing, I'm content with managing to catch a whiff of winter air.
And it was just a whiff that made me do a quick analysis of all the sweaters from previous years I'm going to re wear. It made me add all the holiday movies I'm going to re-watch to my playlist. It even made me ambitious enough to save a few pitha recipes for when I really feel creative in the kitchen.
But this winter will be different. Most years, outdoor picnics and forays outside of the city seem like just the kind of seasonal thing to do, but this year I'm thinking safety first. The pandemic is far from over and as a somewhat informed youth, I take it on myself to tell people around me that putting off their social plans won't hurt them, but Covid-19 definitely will.
And so I curbed my enthusiasm knowing it will be a winter spent at home. That and I'm not too fond of being chased around by mosquitoes either.
-- Mrittika Anan Rahman, Sub-editor, SHOUT