Howling With The Wolf

The unimpeded thoughts of the spirit


Sonali Mukherjee

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The tyranny of an idle mind – Day 11 of Home Quarantine

Would you look at that, I’m finally updating on time!

I’m on the 11th day of my home quarantine and if there’s one thing I can tell you about this whole process – it’s not easy.

Sure, theoretically it sounds like a walk in the park. Sit at home, get waited hand and foot, watch YouTube and chill!

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Must fight this Lethargy – Day 10 of Home Quarantine

Yes, I know I forgot to put this up on the right day but it was because I scheduled it wrong, so you’ll see Day 10 early in the morning on 29th March or late 28th March depending on your time zone.

As the title implies, lethargy is now seriously making a home in my countenance. Even though I make sure to get up and walk a little every now and then, I’ve found myself sleeping a lot more than I used to earlier.

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Time Warp – Day 9 of Home Quarantine

I’ll be honest, the days are bleeding into each other and I didn’t remember to upload this post until my dad said he’s turning in. That’s how I realised the day is done.

It’s a scary concept, being unable to keep track of the days. Earlier this morning one of my friends who lives in the US said we’d do a group video call on the weekend. I only realised that implied either tomorrow or day after, after I checked the day.

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I miss hugs – Day 8 of Home Quarantine

As you can see from the title, my more petulant side has made a comeback.

The stress and worry of the past months has left me quite a jumpy person and I think after the 7 day mark yesterday, it hit me that I actually made it home. Today is probably the first time I’ve started to work myself out of the fight or flight mode, the adrenaline rush finally ebbing away.

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Hitting the halfway mark – Day 7 of Home Quarantine

After the double update yesterday, this recount is for today. Today marks an important update because I’m officially halfway through with the mandatory 14 day Home Quarantine requirement.

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The Escalation of the situation in India – Days 5 and 6 of Home Quarantine

So to start of with, you must have noticed that this update spans two days (23rd and 24th March 2020). I was originally writing a 1 day retrospective blog but then decided to keep it current. The situation is changing drastically within 24 hours and any news you get from me ends up being stale. Starting from today’s blog, the “news” and recount of my day are current and not retrospective.

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Solidarity of a billion Indians – Day 4 of Home Quarantine

Today’s update, or well, yesterday’s, comes a bit late. Sunday, 22nd of March will be remembered by the Indians who witnessed it forever.

To start of with, let me explain to you what the day was supposed to look like. It was a self quarantine asked for by the central government (Prime Minister Modi) spanning from 7h00 (7am) IST to 21h00 (9pm) IST. A small dalliance would be at 17h00 (5pm IST) where all citizens were asked to clap, ring bells or sound conches to thank the tireless foot soldiers – everyday workers, owners of grocery shops, doctors, nurses and volunteers. All the people that are fighting against the virus.

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The start of productivity – Day 3 of Home Quarantine

Welcome to the recount of day 3 of my government regulated home quarantine (As per 21/03/2020).

There was an influx of so many encouraging messages and I’m truly grateful for all those who expressed their support in these trying times.

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The onset of online games – Day 2 of Home Quarantine

This recount is as of 20th March 2020, my second day of self-quarantine in Mumbai.

A lot of people have reached out to me after my last post, expressing their concerns about the self-quarantine and lending support. Thanks tk everyone who was kind enough to reach out. I hope everyone stays safe.

Given the questions I received, I’ll explain the dynamics of the self-quarantine.

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