#AtoZChallenge 2020 – The Reflection Post

When I started the #AtoZChallenge2020 started, we were in the starting stages of a lockdown (which hasn't ended yet). I did not have a single post ready in advance but I managed to successfully complete the challenge for the third time. Yay! 😀 If you have missed out any of my one-liners. Fret not. Here … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge 2020 – The Reflection Post


#AtoZChallenge One-liner: Z is for Zero!

Zero (number) A number that is bad if it is your account balance, but would be wonderful if it was preceded by a non-zero number and a huge number of zeroes; also, a number that would be wonderful if only we could use it in association with the COVID-19 cases. Although the news doesn't look … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: Z is for Zero!

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: Y is for Yawn!

Yawn (verb) Definition 1: An involuntary action that is contagious and very hard to suppress, which tends to make regular appearances in the middle of lessons, meetings and conferences, but doesn't carry deadly consequences like its distant cousin: sleeping. Covering your mouth is one of the best ways to suppress a yawn. 😛 Back in … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: Y is for Yawn!

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: X is for X!

X (a variable, the worst enemy of anybody who hates Mathematics) The  variable that Mathematics forced to keep finding, differentiating, and integrating all through our childhood. If only Mathematics had prepared us for the fact that life forces us to find x,y,z, and many other unknowns without even giving the slightest hints. I miss dear … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: X is for X!

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: W is for Worry

Worry (verb) A human tendency to obsess over complications in anything and everything; something that can suck the joy of our lives. Worrying can be injurious to our health. But that won't stop us from worrying, will it? With the COVID-19 cases being reported every day, worrying seems to have cancelled its vacation to be … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: W is for Worry

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: V is for Vanish

Vanish* (verb) A cruel trick that life plays on you when you accidentally misplace your glasses and you have to grope around blindly while squinting to improve your vision because you are blind without your glasses! The disturbing phenomena where things seem to disappear only to be found instantaneously when someone other than you start … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: V is for Vanish

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: U is for Umbrella

Umbrella (noun) An object that has the potential to protect you from rain (and sun!), but ironically the day you forget to carry it ends up being the rainiest of days! Did you know that the basic umbrella was invented nearly 4000 years ago and that initially it was only used by nobility and royalty? … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: U is for Umbrella

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: T is for Touchscreen

Touchscreen (noun) A fragile manmade contraption that can take a while to respond when you are in a hurry but responds to your slightest touch when you don't want it to and can give you a heart-break if your tempered glass protector isn't strong enough! That can lead to really embarrassing moments at times! As … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: T is for Touchscreen

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: S is for Salt

Salt (noun) A very basic ingredient that can make or break any dish; one of the reasons why you have to taste your food multiple times while cooking to know that you have got it right. Cooking for one comes with its own set of challenges. Yesterday morning, I made egg bhurji. I had made … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: S is for Salt

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: R is for Revenge

Revenge (noun) The feeling you get as you grin in satisfaction when you see that the annoying mosquito that has been feeding on your blood for so long, is finally dead! Mission accomplished! In the case of a mosquito, revenge is best served with a slap. Though you may end up hurting yourself a bit … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: R is for Revenge

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: Q is for Queue

Queue (noun) A  commonly accepted method of waiting your turn and almost always the queue you are a part of will move slower than the others, and this holds true even if you change to a seemingly faster-moving queue! This always happens to me. Even if I shift to another queue (even after careful calculation), … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: Q is for Queue

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: Q is for Queue

Queue (noun) A  commonly accepted method of waiting your turn and almost always the queue you are a part of will move slower than the others, and this holds true even if you change to a seemingly faster-moving queue! This always happens to me. Even if I shift to another queue (even after careful calculation), … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: Q is for Queue

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: P is for Painkiller

Painkiller (noun) A miracle drug that can relieve you of headache and several other body pains but unfortunately doesn't work wonders for pain caused by hurtful words, grief, heartbreaks, etc. If only there was a cure for the pain caused by those causes too! What do you think? Do let me know. The comments section … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: P is for Painkiller

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: O is for Onion

Onion (noun) The one vegetable that ensures to take revenge on you for exploiting it; the only vegetable strong enough to make you think of wearing protective gear while slicing. 😛 I have found that keeping onions in the refrigerator (NOT the freezer!) a few minutes before slicing can stop the tears. Onions are one … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: O is for Onion

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: N is for No

No (exclamation) A two-letter word that seems very simple but in reality, is a word that we can spend a lot of time to master. Saying no can be quite the challenge at times. My entry for the day is running late by around 12 hours. Apologies for the delay. I was held up by … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: N is for No

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: M is for Magic

Magic (noun) The phenomenon you keep wishing for in real life (even though you know very well that it doesn't exist* ) each time you open the refrigerator and stare at the contents expectantly as if waiting for your favourite meal (or even a snack!) to appear out of thin air. *You know it's non-existent … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: M is for Magic

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: L is for Lying

Lying (verb) When you find yourself almost automatically replying with an "I'm fine" statement whenever someone* asks you how you are. *Sometimes it's easier not to drag the unsuspecting person into the many complications that life keeps throwing at you (unless of course, they happen to be someone who's very close to you!). They may … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: L is for Lying

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: K is for Key

Key (noun) The very important property that you stash away safely in your handbag, only to find yourself frantically searching for it when you need it/them again. Almost every day when I return home from work, I have a mini heart attack when I can't find my keys immediately. Somehow my key takes great joy … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: K is for Key

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: J is for Jar

Jar (noun) The one thing in your house that absolutely refuses to open until your hands turn red with the sheer effort of trying to open the damn thing and the contents spill because of the force! I'm always in trouble with jars of jams, sauces, pickles, and honey. especially when I am opening it … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: J is for Jar

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

doubt, google

Idea (noun) The one thing you need in excess at the moment when you realize that you don't have an ingredient in the middle of cooking a dish! I'm a lazy idiot who's not exactly fond of cooking. However, the current lockdown has forced me into the kitchen to cook three healthy-ish meals every day. … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: H is for Heroes

Heroes (noun) The Corona version: The people at the forefront in the battle against Corona - health care workers, social welfare workers, police and fire departments, bankers, supermarket staff, grocery shop owners, delivery boys, and other essential/emergency service personnel. Stay home, if your work allows it.. at least for the sake of our heroes who … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: H is for Heroes

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: G is for Germs

Germs (noun) A word that can scare people into doing anything just to get rid of it; a microorganism that is no match for soap and water. This is day #15 of the lockdown here in India. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Stay safe. Take care. Also linking up with Linda's … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: G is for Germs

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: F is for Family

love, true love, unconditional, mother, baby

Family (noun) The people who will stick with you (like toffee, I daresay!) through thick and thin, and have your back at all times (unless, of course, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, in which case they'll have to maintain social distancing) This is day #14 of the lockdown here in India. Family is … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: F is for Family

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: E is for Envy

Envy (noun) The feeling you get when you go through your Instagram feed and wonder why you seem to lack the artistic/culinary/photography/miscellaneous skills that the majority of the population has chosen to unleash at the same time! This is day #13 of the lockdown here in India. Wherever you are, I hope you are safe … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: E is for Envy

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: D is for Dust

Dust (noun) A "harmless" thing (only when compared to COVID-19!) that can make humans sneeze and cough, and can cause them to be viewed as a source of great threat. (that is, until the throat swabs come back negative, hopefully!) I hope this one brought a smile to your face. This is day #11 of … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: D is for Dust