Another day in lockdown, another simple lunch. The Family says she’s surprised herself. She’s developed into a very enthusiastic cook. The pumpkin that you see on the plate is a completely new recipe, and came out very good. The cauliflower with peas and the dal are simple quick things that we’ve been trying out for long. A plate like this is a regular lunch opener for us. For the last two months some kind of a chicken follows. During the lock down we’ve not been able to get any other meat or fish. And now we find that the epidemic will take at least a year to play out. But its already getting ugly in Mumbai. Critical care facilities are swamped, although more quarantine beds are being created. There is a lot of confusion about testing and hospitalization. Best to stay at home and continue trying out new recipes.
Just a few days ago, someone passed around an old Calvin and Hobbes strip in which Calvin has a newspaper article about his mother making fish for dinner with the headline Knife wielding mother hacks Ichtyoid! Family devours victim!. So when I spotted fishermen’s shacks in Dhanushkodi, the meme was fresh in my head as I shared lunch plans with our extended family.
A 09:55 Brutal
B 10:02 😝
Did they find their way to your tummy yet?
You 11:32 Soon. We pre-ordered today’s catch.
B 11:34 👍👍😊
B 12:02 👍
C 12:02 Were they given a respecful burial?
You 12:03 No trace remains
C 12:03 Way to go
B 12:13 Dried fish 😖 😖
A 12:14 Silence of the Ichthyoids.
I will pray for the murderers.
Going to a Ganapati puja
B 12:17 😝 😝
You 12:20 👍