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14 Jan, 16 tweets, 7 min read
Feeling good today.

A major health scare plaguing me for 4 weeks turned out to be nothing but stress and tension. (Not downplaying it)

Regaining my professional momentum slowly but steadily. Learnt a lot of business lessons this year.
Clients have started emailing, apologising for refusal of invoice payments etc.

The tech infra I invested in - the contingency plan I put in place so that my clients aren't affected turned out to work great & is still going strong.

Zero downtime across my entire network in 2020
My ration distribution, medicine arrangements, paying for my own pocket for them, ambulance arrangements is going relatively well.

Saari zindagi automation me guzaari - social work ko bhi automate kar diya.
I learnt that I am one of those people who over watered the plants as a kid, because I don't physically know when to stop giving.

I have no shame in admitting that I took loans from friends at times and even maxed out all my cards to keep the ration work going.
But I still have no qualms about it and not an iota of regret.

I bought upon liabilities on myself - to save lives or feed people. If I regretted it, everything would mean for nothing.

This shall continue and I'll do it all over again if needed.
I learnt about the importance of liquidity.

Some of my investments would require upto 6 months to encash owing to the red-tape and buyer due diligence required.
I learnt that people are kind. And people are assholes.

And you've to find the middle ground. Because these co-exist.
I learnt that people will threaten you, hate you even for good deeds. Because it makes them look bad.

But then you keep doing what you set out to do.
I found a new found respect for doctors, policemen, hawkers, cleaning crews.

I was scared of Kinnars/Hijras - but I went among them to distribute ration, spoke to them, had delicious masala chai and khari with them. They're awesome people full of stories.
I was invited to be a part of @SOSSaviours by @DarshanNPopat bhai.

I met @sandhyafernez di and @itsmesabita di - like my own sisters. Working tirelessly.

I met @chandu_holi @ajaynadkarni @rohit_4464 @itsNiravMehta - fellow SOS Saviors.
Then I met the incredible @shillpiasingh and @Chhitra3 from @SquadPads

What incredible people these are.
I got in touch with @rahulrmv @phand00 @Ram_Raviprolu @anaggh @ManMundra @AnujaPonkshe @aradhikamehta

These people helped me enhance my work to limits I couldn't imagine.
I got to work with @Rajput_Ramesh bhai on a pregnant woman's case from Bhiwandi.

The day I almost had a nervous breakdown.

Ferrying her from Bhiwandi to Kalwa, getting her Covid tested, finally a beautiful girl came into this world at the peak of Covid in Cama hospital.
I got to work with the incredible @Mayhew_7 - @Bihar_ke_lala - @MeetUunngLee - Brothers from other mothers.

They've constantly supported me. Guided me.
And finally the catalyst to all of this.

The incredible @NehaT_

What was scheduled to be a one time donation to an old age home. Neha turned it into a year long effort to feed.

She has consistently been there.

Guided me. Used her contacts for me.
To everyone above. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤️

This thread on Makar Sankranti isn't an end to things.

This is just the beginning of bigger better things.

The battle against Covid maybe nearing it's end. But we're fighting on several fronts.

Let's do more! 🙏

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3 Mar 20
So here's a wholesome Twitter Story fam.

(being tweeted with the permission of the concerned person)

About 3 years ago, I first tweeted the below image.

It blew up more than I expected it to.

A lot of people messaged me. And still message me.

I am sharing just one story...
So this one girl from Bangalore messaged me sometimes in early 2018.

She was studying engineering at the time. A history of abuse, led to mistrust, which ended her relationship and affected her studies.

She had been driven to the point where she contemplated ending it all.
When she messaged me, she made an Alt. account.

These was one of her first messages.

"I don't trust anyone and so I won't be able to give you any personally identifiable information. Is that OK?"
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