Dear Diary

Social Distancing, Covid-19, Germany

2020 has been a weird year for everyone on planet earth. It started off with Australian bush fires, the breakout of Covid-19 in China, mother in-law falling terribly ill and the outbreak of Covid-19 all across the world. During this time, I have had to lead my life in Germany with my partner 5000 miles away taking care of her parents during this tough time. I cannot but miss her. Miss all the quirks and things that only I know about her and she about me. It brings a smile to my face when I type this, but the last 3 years have been wonderful in getting to know her and more about myself.

The situation reminds me of the dialogue in the movie #goodwill hunting, where Robin Williams tells Matt Damon about all the small quirks you miss that only your partner knows. Robin Williams points out how his partner/wife would fart in her sleep, one day so loudly that it woke up the dog.

Nischal Harohalli Padmanabha
Software Engineer by profession, filter kapi drinker by choice.

My research interests include deep learning, large scale engineering and social interactions.