Quarantine Q&A with Mohar Kalra

Updated: Jul 17, 2020



Greetings again folks.


This week we have another Quarantine Q&A with the excellent Mohar Kalra. We released Mohar's incredible book Novelty in June last year, and if you haven't picked up a copy yet, go grab a copy from our online store now!


We checked in with Mohar to see what he's up to amid the pandemic. Enjoy!

GC: How have you been finding lockdown so far?


MK: Honestly, I really lucked out. I moved back home with my family in New Jersey once the quarantine began mid-March. My town is small enough that there’s nowhere really to go anyway except outside so it hasn’t been too much of an adjustment to stay home. And we’re sparsely populated enough that going out for a walk or a bike ride doesn’t pose much of a risk either so I’ve been able to get some time outside, change of scenery and whatnot whenever I’ve needed it.


Especially in the first month or so, maybe in a bit of a perverse way, I actually appreciated that I could slow down for a bit as time froze and all deadlines didn’t matter, because who knew what was going to happen? It gave me a lot of time to just recalibrate, take a breath and spend a lot of quality time with my family for the first time since high school really. Obviously, I’m really fortunate that things worked out that way for me, as so many people have really been hit hard these last couple months.


How are you keeping yourself occupied? Are you managing to continue your studies?