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  • These days Gujarati writer Dhruv Bhatt is my favorite. After reading is book 'Akoopar' sometime ago, I read his book 'Na Iti'. Was moved by his simple writing and amazing, yet worth pondering thoughts.
  • Currently reading Ben Carson's 'Gifted Hands'. America's celebrated surgeon. There is a movie also with the same name. 
  • It's been almost 4 months of this COVID-19 induced lockdown. We have been majorly indoors during this period, except for me going to office or for buying some household necessities. However, eventually I feel it is good for health as we have stopped eating outside food and also economical in the sense that there's no unnecessary going out.
  • But it has other drawbacks like less exercise to the body and thus in turn, weight gain. We have been using terrace as a place to unwind and exercise. Also, Rivanshi can play there.
  • She's accustomed to play on the terrace instead of park. But yesterday, just for a change, I took her out for a small walk at the temple on her bicycle. And then, it was difficult for us to bring her back to home. Considering that, we felt it's better that she continues to play on the terrace.
  • COVID-19 has affected 3-4 people in the office. Last week a guy from our group also was detected positive and as a result we all had to get tested.
  • Rivanshi can now speak small sentences with 3-4 words. She speaks her name as "hanshi". Also, she like to hear stories from me before sleep. And in particular, she like to two stories of monkey: 1) The Monkey and the crocodile and 2) The monkey and the cap-seller.
  • If I feel sleepy, she'll ask Kiran to tell stories. 
  • She loves cows and will ask many times in a day to search for cow and give her roti.
  • She also loves to water the plants.
  • And yes, she's not afraid of lizards ;-). Just like me.   

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