Swara Bhasker, actor
2020 made me realise what my true priorities are — and that’s household and family members. We’re planning to spend New 12 months’s Eve with the prolonged household at a stunning fort lodge in Rajasthan. Gratitude is my best take away this 12 months: for my household, my mates, for being privileged sufficient to outlive over half the 12 months with out incomes. As for 2021, will probably be work, work, work. The lockdown has made me miss taking pictures and being on set tremendously. I wish to be busy, relentlessly busy.
Aishwarya Nair Mathew, hotelier and entrepreneur
This New 12 months’s Eve, I’m going to my native dwelling in Kannur, Kerala, for a non-public weekend with the household. ‘Krishna Leela’ is my grandfather’s [CP Krishnan Nair who founded The Leela Group] dwelling and I’ve so many reminiscences of rising up there. I plan to eat quite a lot of kallumakkaya (mussels) made the native method with chillies, turmeric and coconut, and I stay up for opening a 68 Salon Champagne, saved for an important day. Having gratitude for what you might have provides you a bountiful life… that’s one lesson from 2020 I’ll take ahead.
Madan Gowri, South India’s largest YouTuber
This 12 months, I’m going to wing it to a hill station on my own [I’m not revealing which one because I’ll be pretending that I don’t exist when my friends start inviting me to parties]. The plan is to go off the radar and play video video games all day. This 12 months taught me that I don’t all the time must have an enormous setup or quite a lot of assist round me to make good content material. I wish to apply that studying to all elements of my life, therefore the solitary begin to 2021.
William Dalrymple, historian and author
I shall be locked down in a household bubble in muddy Somerset, avoiding mutant Covid-19 and dreaming of the Kerala coast close to Trivandrum, the place we noticed out 2019 and noticed within the Annus Horribilis.
Rahul Dua, stand-up comedian
This 12 months, due to night time restrictions, persons are compelled to rejoice my method — at dwelling. Regardless of my stage persona, I’m not a New 12 months get together particular person. Everyone seems to be normally out on the roads and, with Delhi site visitors, who desires to be a part of that? I’ll step into the brand new 12 months relaxed, with the individuals I actually care about. Plus, I bought married a few weeks in the past, so it’s going to be a extremely contemporary starting to 2021.