At Home With Tanya Mehta
We spoke to cool girl Tanya Mehta, Junior Fashion & Features Editor at Grazia India, about what she's looking forward to, her top reads and what she has learnt from 2020 so far.
What are you missing most right now?
I miss eating out. I miss going to a cafe on the weekends, even if it's just to read a book over some great coffee and a slice of cake.
What are you currently binge-watching/reading right now?
As much as I enjoy going down a Netflix rabbit-hole, I've been trying to reduce my screen time and catch up on some reading. I'm currently reading Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale, a must-read for anybody who misses the palpable energy of Mumbai, and Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb – a witty insight into the world of therapy.
What can't you wait to wear out?
I can't wait to wear my jeans again. I've been living in sweatpants and anything with an elasticated waistband (that does not make me feel bad about all the lockdown eating). But I can't wait to dress up again, wear some jewellery and my sneakers – that are now catching dust.
What are some of your key takeaways from 2020?
Everyone's talking about how 2020 is cancelled. And while it has been feeling quite apocalyptic and increasingly stifling spending all our time indoors, there's no time like the present to slow down your pace and revisit some hobbies from your younger days – I've been painting (mostly random abstract stuff) and experimenting with a lot of DIY. It's important to identify what feels therapeutic in these glum times.