Even though I returned from India about two weeks ago, my mind would not shut up about the COVID scenario in India. Yes, my family is safe, for now. But it is still scary.
There are a very few hospital beds available. Oxygen and its cylinders, and the medicines are scarce. And there is an acute vaccine shortage, attributed to poor planning by the government and of course the population size.
To top the mess, we just had our election results out in 5 states and had the heads sworn in, so there are lot of political bashing and blaming going for the COVID mess as well as the other things. And of course, a lot of fake forwards and messages that are passing through as well.
And watching the news and videos is heartbreaking. But even more paining is how desensitized people and especially medical workers are becoming to death news.
There are several NGOs and individual fundraisers that are currently keeping information and fund flowing. If you guys are interested I could share a few of these links later. Just let me know in the comments.
Staying safe and fully vaccinated in UAE currently is making me feel grateful and guilty about the privilege.
What I read this week
So I finally pulled myself off the reading slump that lasted almost a month and read my first book of May.
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy was on my TBR for a long long time. I queued up the movie on my OTT for this week, so I had to read it before watching.
What I watched this week
How good was Line of Duty S6 on BBC? I love the show and I am so glad that the quality never dipped all through the six seasons.
I also watched a couple of episodes again on Amazon’s The boys. It is worth a superhero series rewatch.
On my blog
In case you missed the posts from my blog, last week.
I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.
Around the blogosphere
I loved this wonderful post that Sahi had shared with 40 books by Asian authors on her TBR.
Let us chat
So what else is happening? What are your week like? What are you currently reading and watching? Let’s talk.