From the editor’s pen

A wise man once said,

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re having fantastic winters (yes, because it’s still chilly outside). This is probably the first time in years when it is still wintry when it’s supposed to be springy (not sure if that’s a word, but you know what I mean).  February, the month of love, affection, fondness, warmth…maybe because that’s what you need in cold winter nights…the warmth.

This month witnessed some crazy events that either made us happy or devastated us from within. Let’s take a look at some of them;

The infamous 10 year challenge-

If you are a regular internet user, you might be aware of this trend that took the internet by storm, the 10 year challenge. But, for those who don’t know, this was a trend that started in the mid-January. Basically, people would take the time out from their busy schedule and go through their archive and find a picture of them that they clicked ten years ago and paste it side by side with a picture that they clicked in 2019 and then post it over their social network accounts. The #10yearchallenge actually was on the list of top ten most trending hashtags on Twitter and Instagram.

Kan’t keep kool coz Kohli rules-

The notorious turned gentleman, the fiery Indian men’s cricket team captain Virat Kohli tops the list of ICC test batsmen chart, yet again. He’s been topping the list for quite a while now. I’ve always had a love-hate kind of a feeling for him. Love, because he is pretty damn good. Hate, because man…. He is damn good. No matter what you think of him as a person, you just cannot deny the fact that he is the best batsman in the world right now. After him, CheteshwarPujara held on to his third position. Unfortunately, other than these guys, no other Indian player made it to the top ten list.

The tragic Pulwama attack-

They say, you should always end things on a good note, but this horrific event needs to be mentioned. The terrorist attack in Pulwama, a district in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir left a scar, deep in the Indian soil. The suicide bomber attacked a convoy of the military vehicles, which led to the demise of more than forty CRPF Jawaans. The Pakistan based terrorist organization “Jaish-e-Mohammed”, took the responsibility of the attacks with pride. I feel so disheartened and empty from inside-out, that even talking about such an event kills me. Although, the wound is terribly hard to fill for the Jawaan’s families, but still various NGOs, social workers, celebrities and common people are trying to help them by contributing for the relief fund. I, on the behalf of whole Thousand Miles family, would urge you to do your bit. Those families need us. Jai Hind.

Hope you have a good read.

Prachi Pandey

February Issue Editor

Thousand Miles.