In the latest from our series 'How I became a boss at', an account of learning Spanish — from simple phrases and greetings to taking a Level 1 exam
From paper to virtual canvas: How the lockdown encouraged me to return to sketching, in a new, adventurous form
In the latest from our series 'How I became a boss at', an account of learning to make digital art. Virtual sketching can seem intimating at first, but the diversity of options and ease of working can pull reluctant artists back to the (digital) easel
Of music and memory: How the lockdown made me pursue the piano and my relationship with an old tutor
From our series 'How I became a boss at', an account of learning to play the piano after years of neglecting the presence of the instrument at home, and revisiting old memories of a music tutor
From our series 'How I became a boss at', an account of learning salsa dancing: 'Latin dancing is neither relaxed nor leisurely. But learning it was a fulfilling experience, because instead of being idle, I found my limbs swaying each time a Latin music beat played'
The first challenge of brewing cider during a lockdown is trying to find the yeast itself. Thereon, it is a simple process, and the satisfaction of brewing a good batch is made sweeter by the realisation that you no longer have to stand in queue outside a liquor store.
From our series 'How I became a boss at': Phalguni Desai describes the commitment that is raising sourdough starter, and how it can successfully distract you from the stress of an ongoing pandemic